Selected Specimens

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C400 - Veszelyite $ 350
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400c.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c400d.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 3mm on Hemimorphite lined vugs in matrix. Lots and lots of Veszelyite crystals all over the ridges and vugs. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C401 - Veszelyite $ 450
Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401a.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401b.jpg] Veszelyite from Laochang Mine, Gejiu Co., Yunnan Province, China [db_pics/pics/c401c.jpg]

Sharp crystals of Veszelyite to 9mm lining vugs in matrix. Veszelyite is a rare phosphate mineral only found in a few places worldwide as collectable mineral specimens. These specimens have only been found in the past few years and are one of the more interesting mineral surprises from China.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C406 - Smithsonite after Calcite $ 280
San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


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Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406a.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406b.jpg] Smithsonite after Calcite from San Antonio Mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c406c.jpg]

Scalenohedral Calcite crystals that have been psuedomorphed to golden colored Smithsonite. These were found a few years ago and are no longer being found.


C409 - Amethyst scepter $ 400
Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409a.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409b.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409c.jpg] Amethyst scepter from Fat Jack Mine, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c409d.jpg]

Medium purple Amethyst scepter crystal over a white Quartz stalk. Collected by David Shannon in 1981 and kept by him as part of his collection. Complete and undamaged. Excellent quality Amethyst crystals in this condition from this obscure locality are difficult to find.


C410 - Cuprite $ 1250
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons all over matrix. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007.


C411 - Azurite $ 400
Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411a.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411b.jpg] Azurite from Morenci Mine, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c411c.jpg]

Bright blue, velvety spheres to 5mm of Azurite against a pale blue/grey matrix. Visually stunning contrast between the spheres and the lighter matrix background. Ex. Mark Hay collection. Saw cut on back.


C414 - Smithsonite $ 2200
Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6.2 x 5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414a.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414b.jpg] Smithsonite from Gila Monster Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c414c.jpg]

Transluscent white Smithsonite in a linear formation of interconnected spheres lining a dark red, crystal lined vug. An extremely rare and unique specimen with no damage and one of only a very few known to exist. The white markings on the surface are tiny internal inclusions and not damage. The Gila Monster Mine is located 1. 3 miles from the famous Old Yuma Mine. The data base web site Mindat shows no photographs of any species from this very obscure and old locality. Comes with 3 old labels. .


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415a.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415b.jpg] Rosasite from Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona [db_pics/pics/c415c.jpg]

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. To Bruce Murphy via the Arkenstone who acquired it in 2005 from the Ernie Schlichter collection.


C417 - Vanadinite $ 1250
Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417a.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417b.jpg] Vanadinite from Gallagher Mine (Ajax Mine), Charleston, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c417c.jpg]

Vug filled with chocolate brown, curving Vanadinite crystals. Crystals of this size are very rare from this obscure locality near Tombstone, Arizona. Ex. Ann Williams collection, acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007. Fine and undamaged specimen thought to be collected in the early 1930’s. Specimens from the Gallagher Mine are rarely seen on the market and this one may be the best extent.


C422 - Calcite $ 140 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 70
Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422a.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422b.jpg] Calcite from Mine Canyon, Whetstone Mtns., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c422c.jpg]

White Calcite crystals on matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm and double-terminated. From a very unusual and relatively unknown locality.


C426 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 400
Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426a.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426b.jpg] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c426c.jpg]

Tabular Aquamarine crystals adjacent to a clear Quartz crystal, on Muscovite. These Aquas are typically found on flat plates of Muscovite and the structure and display of this one is unique and striking. There are 3 main Aqua crystals, one of which has some interference growth on one side which is not damage. Professionally cleaned and exceptionally clean and bright.


C430 - Ilvaite $ 250
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8 x 4 x 1.5 cm


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Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c430c.jpg]

A double-terminated Ilvaite with a smaller crystal sticking out one side. All the terminations are perfect, and there are small attached Quartz crystals.


C433 - Azurite $ 600 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 300
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433a.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433b.jpg] Azurite from Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France [db_pics/pics/c433c.jpg]

Large cluster of Azurite from the famous Chessy mines of France. These mines are long closed and I understand these specimens were found in the 1800s. This specimen is out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 70s and has minor amounts of attached Malachite.


C436 - Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla $ 350
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436a.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436b.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436c.jpg] Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla from 79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c436d.jpg]

Hemimorphite lined vugs with darker blue/green Rosasite on one side and light blue/green Chrysocolla on the other. This specimen is out of an old collection built in the 1960s and 70s.
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