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


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


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.


C416 - Vanadinite $ 650
Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
miniature - 5 x 5 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416a.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416b.jpg] Vanadinite from Old Yuma Mine, Pima Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c416c.jpg]

Densely clustered crystals of Vanadinite on matrix. The crystals extend straight up from the matrix giving an incredible geometric visual effect. Undamaged and nice color; crystals are large for the locality. Ex. Paul Harter collection.


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


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


C419 - Vanadinite $ 300
Gray Horse Mine, Dripping Springs Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 4.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Gray Horse Mine, Dripping Springs Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c419a.jpg] Vanadinite from Gray Horse Mine, Dripping Springs Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c419b.jpg] Vanadinite from Gray Horse Mine, Dripping Springs Mtns., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c419c.jpg]

Elongated, hoppered Vanadinite crystals in white Calcite. The Vanadinite crystals are undamaged and range in color from red to orange to yellow.Specimens from the Gray Horse Mine are relatively uncommon.


C420 - Vanadinite $ 750
Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 4 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420a.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420b.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420c.jpg] Vanadinite from Melissa Mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c420d.jpg]

Red Vanadinite crystals atop white Quartz. The contrast between the red Vanadinite and white Quartz matrix is very striking and appealing This is a significant historic specimen that comes with a rare and delicate hand-written label from George English, a famous mineral dealer of the late 19th century. The specimen dates back to the 1880's, when the locality was known as the 'Rover-Melissa Vein' as evidenced from the English label.


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


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.


C423 - Vanadinite $ 1200
Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 4 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423a.jpg] Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423b.jpg] Vanadinite from Hamburg Mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c423c.jpg]

Historical early Arizona specimen of red Vanadinite crystals on matrix. Although the crystals are small, they are bright red, translucent, and evenly distributed across the specimen. This great color, combined with the sparkling Calcite coated matrix yield a visually attractive specimen. Undamaged. Comes with a Gene Schlepp label (indicating the specimen is from the 1880s at the very early stage of mine development) and an old German label. Floater specimen with crystals on all sides. Fewer crystals on the backside, but some are larger than on the front.


C424 - Quartz over Chrysocolla over Malachite after Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Cohise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


Quartz over Chrysocolla over Malachite after Azurite from Bisbee, Cohise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c424a.jpg] Quartz over Chrysocolla over Malachite after Azurite from Bisbee, Cohise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c424b.jpg] Quartz over Chrysocolla over Malachite after Azurite from Bisbee, Cohise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c424c.jpg]

Drusy Quartz covering Chrysocolla that has covered crystals of Malachite after Azurite. Undamaged.


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


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


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.


C431 - Ilvaite $ 350
Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 9 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431a.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431b.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431c.jpg] Ilvaite from Huanggang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/c431d.jpg]

Double-terminated Ilvaite crystals in a compact floater cluster. There are 2 distinct terminations on one end and stepped terminations on the other end. Perfect and undamaged.


C433 - Azurite $ 350
Blue Mine, Chessy, Rhone-Alpes, France
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5.5 cm


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


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.


C437 - Fluorite $ 450
Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 4.5 cm


Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437a.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437b.jpg] Fluorite from Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, USA [db_pics/pics/c437c.jpg]

Bright, transluscent yellow Fluorite cubes with a thin outer layer or purple.



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