Selected Specimens

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NA119 - Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla $ 475 (=~ £ 352)
Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119a.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119b.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119c.jpg] Azurite with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from Sierra Rica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/na119d.jpg]

Azurite clusters to 1.1 cm wide in an unusual association with Quartz, Cerussite, and Chrysocolla from a little known locality in Mexico. Oddly, this specimen comes with a receipt from Shreve & Company (a jewelry store in San Francisco) dated 1970 with a sale price of $25. Azurite clusters are bright and lustrous and occur on both sides of specimen.


US131 - Smithsonite $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico
miniature - 5 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131a.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131b.jpg] Smithsonite from Kelley Mine, Magdelena, New Mexico [db_pics/pics/us131c.jpg]

3-dimensional piece with thick, rounded masses of Smithsonite on both sides. Smithsonite is a sky-blue color with a highly satiny surface luster.


TU9 - Malachite and Azurite $ 450 (=~ £ 333)
Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm


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Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9a.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9b.jpg] Malachite and Azurite from Bou Bekker Mine, Morocco [db_pics/pics/tu9c.jpg]

Limonite matrix covered by velvety needles of Malachite hosts a 3cm tall Azurite crystal that is partially replaced by Malachite. Although the replacment appears to have been haphazard with various green splotches of Malachite, the crystal form remains a sharp rosette.


TU20 - Rutile with Quartz $ 300 (=~ £ 222)
Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan
miniature - 4.4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20a.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20b.jpg] Rutile with Quartz from Kapuldzhik, Azerbaidzhan [db_pics/pics/tu20c.jpg]

Sharp and lustrous Rutile crystal grown adjacent to a Quartz crystal.


TU39 - Fluorite $ 1200 (=~ £ 889)
Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China
small cabinet - 8.9 x 8 x 4.5 cm


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Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39a.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39b.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39c.jpg] Fluorite from Huanggangliang Mine, Inner Mongolia, China [db_pics/pics/tu39d.jpg]

Transparent octahedral Fluorite crystals to 3cm on matrix.


TU51 - Tremolite $ 120 (=~ £ 89)
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm


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Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51a.jpg] Tremolite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tu51b.jpg]

Vivid green Tremolite with a perfect, glassy termination. Not as transparent as some, but with deep green color.


TU61 - Quartz with Helvite $ 700 (=~ £ 519)
Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China
large cabinet - 18 x 6 x 5 cm


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Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61a.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61b.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61c.jpg] Quartz with Helvite from Jinlong Hill, Longchuan, Guangdong Prov., China [db_pics/pics/tu61d.jpg]

Large, transparent Quartz crystal with attached and partially included black Helvite crystals. The Quartz has chlorite inclusions and has a well defined green phantom right near the termination. It also hasa slight reddixh cast in areas. As a bonus, the base of the crystal is completely rehealed.


TU74 - Cuprite with Silver $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm


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Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74a.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74b.jpg] Cuprite with Silver from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu74c.jpg]

Floater cluster of Cuprite crystals with attached Silver. The Silver occurs primarily as 3 fin-like structures. Main Cuprite crystal is 1.3cm wide. Undamaged.


TU80 - Cuprite on Copper $ 950 (=~ £ 704)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80c.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu80d.jpg]

Cuprite crystals with two areas psuedomorphed to Copper. Sharp crystals with good luster.


TU81 - Cuprite on Copper $ 350 (=~ £ 259)
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm


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Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe Deposit, Western Siberia, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu81c.jpg]

Cuprite crystals to 1.8cm on Copper with minor amounts of Silver.


TU100 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ £ 259) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175 (=~ £ 130)
Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.7 x 3.1 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu100c.jpg]

Azurite crystals on matrix, largest 2.3cm tall. Great luster and color. Bottom of the main crystal is psuedomorphed to Malachite. Just one small nick on the main crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU103 - Fluorite $ 250 (=~ £ 185) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 125 (=~ £ 93)
2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia
miniature - 4 x 4 x 4 cm


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Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103a.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103b.jpg] Fluorite from 2nd Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu103c.jpg]

Cluster of transparent cubic Fluorite with purple phantoms. Excellent luster.


TU106 - Sphalerite on Quartz $ 250 (=~ £ 185)
Dal'Negorsk, Russia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 5 cm


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Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106a.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106b.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106c.jpg] Sphalerite on Quartz from Dal'Negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/tu106d.jpg]

Large 4cm wide cluster of Sphalerite intergrown with Quartz crystals with a Calcite attached to one side. Undamaged with great luster and quite showy.


TU114 - Topaz $ 2400 (=~ £ 1778)
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm


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Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114c.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/tu114d.jpg]

Large glassy Topaz crystal with typical wedge shaped termination and large termination faces. A complete crystal but with damage to left back face, otherwise complete and undamaged. Beautiful crystal.


TU115 - Yugawaralite on Quartz $ 800 (=~ £ 593)
Nasik, India
small cabinet - 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115a.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115b.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/TU115c.jpg] Yugawaralite on Quartz from Nasik, India [db_pics/pics/tu115d.jpg]

4.5cm wide cluster of the rare mineral Yugawaralite on a well trimmed matrix covered by drusy Quartz. Undamaged.

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