Selected Specimens

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B296 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 350
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite on Dickite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b296c.jpg]

Azurite crystals too 1.7cm with green Malachite on a Dickite coated matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B297 - Azurite on Volborthite $ 1200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Azurite on Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b297a.jpg] Azurite on Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b297b.jpg] Azurite on Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b297c.jpg]

Radial grouping of Volborthite crystals with an attached 5mm Azurite crystal. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality and has the attached Azurite. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B298 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b298b.jpg]

Volborthite crystals in a 0.7cm group on a Quartz matrix. This specimen is unusual for the pocket (only one of a few I saw) in that it has glassy, lustrous crystals with transparency. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B300 - Volborthite $ 400
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.3 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300a.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300b.jpg] Volborthite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b300c.jpg]

Floater grouping of Volborthite crystals in attractive rosette well crystallized front and back. This pocket has produced the world's finest Volborthite by a huge margin and while this one is not the largest, it is of excellent quality and has the attached Azurite. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B301 - Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite $ 1800
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301a.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301b.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301c.jpg] Azurite, Volborthite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b301d.jpg]

A great combination thumbnail from this pocket - a floater grouping of Azurite crystals too 1.5cm with green Malachite and two areas of Volborthite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Complete and undamaged with no matrix.


B302 - Azurite, Malachite $ 200
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b302b.jpg]

Wide single Azurite crystal with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Slight chipping otherwise undamaged.


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b303b.jpg]

Azurite crystal group with attached Malachite. One photo backlit to show color. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B304 - Azurite, Malachite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b304b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. A couple chips, otherwise undamaged.


B305 - Azurite, Malachite $ 300
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305a.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305b.jpg] Azurite, Malachite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b305c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with attached Malachite. Beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. One very small chip found using a loupe, otherwise undamaged.


B306 - Azurite $ 180
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306b.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b306c.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping, beautiful front and back with just a tiny area of contact on bottom where it attached to the matrix. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B308 - Azurite $ 120
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308a.jpg] Azurite from Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b308b.jpg]

Azurite crystal grouping with crystals to 1.6cm. The Azurite has a waxy to satiny luster and is brilliantly translucent when backlit. From a single pocket opened in April 2015 that produced a limited number of specimens. Undamaged.


B277 - Zircon $ 200
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b277a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b277b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B279 - Zircon $ 200
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b279a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b279b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B280 - Zircon $ 200
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.3 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280b.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b280c.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Translucent with good gem zones near the termination.Undamaged.


B284 - Zircon $ 200
Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284a.jpg] Zircon from Mashewa, Tanga Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/b284b.jpg]

Terminated single gem crystal of red/brown Zircon. Transparent top to bottom.Undamaged. One photo backlit to show transparency.



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