Selected Specimens

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D162 - Azurite $ 600
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d162d.jpg]

Floater crystal group of Azurite with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. There are some fibers of Malachite attached and a couple crystls show areas of alteration to Malachite. There si one tiny crystal that is damaged, likely due to the internal alteration to Malachite, otherwise the specimen is undamaged. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.


D163 - Azurite $ 800
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/d163c.jpg]

Undamaged floater crystal group with no points of contact - nothing but great crystals all around. The crystals have good luster and fantastic electric blue color. This specimen is from what was called the Watercourse Pocket. There has been plenty of Milpillas Azurite found, but I consider these watercours pocket floater specimens to be among the best for the mine.


D164 - Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite $ 2500
Tongbei, Fujian Province, China
cabinet - 14 x 9 x 7 cm


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Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164a.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164b.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164c.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164d.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164e.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164f.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164g.jpg] Spessartine with Quartz, Fluorite, Muscovite from Tongbei, Fujian Province, China [db_pics/pics/d164h.jpg]

Smokey Quartz, Muscovite, Spessartine crystals and even one transparent octahedron of Fluorite atop blocky white Microcline Feldspar crystals. Well balanced specimen with transparent Smokey Quartz crystals rising up in the rear central portion and a backdrop to Spessartine crystals atop a book of Muscovite. This was the best specimen of a lot I reviewed with Debbie Meng during the first years when these were being found, perhaps 20 years ago. There are a few partial Spessartines, which look more like natural corrosion than damage. otherwise all the crystals are perfect and undamaged.


D169 - Copper after Azurite $ 200
Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm


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Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169a.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169b.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169c.jpg] Copper after Azurite from Copper Rose Mine, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/d169d.jpg]

A floater cluster of Azurite that has been completely replaced by Copper. Complete on both sides with well defined, sharp edges. A remarkable and fantastic specimen.


D171 - Silver in Calcite $ 180
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco
cabinet - 10 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171a.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171b.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171c.jpg] Silver in Calcite from Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate. Morocco [db_pics/pics/d171d.jpg]

Clusters of branching Silver crystals rising out of solid white Calcite. Good sized specimen with lots of Silver.


D172 - Montebrasite $ 280
Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm


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Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172a.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172b.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172c.jpg] Montebrasite from Linopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/d172d.jpg]

Splendid gem crystal of Montebrasite. Older specimen with good lustrous crystal faces all around, medium yellow color, and good transparency. Both sides shown. Undamaged.


D173 - Petalite $ 160
Momeik, Myanmar (Burma)
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm


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Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173a.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173b.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173c.jpg] Petalite from Momeik, Myanmar (Burma) [db_pics/pics/d173d.jpg]

Rare crystal of transparent, smokey colored Petalite. Terminated crystal with good front and side faces and contacting on the lower back face.


D174 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 350
Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 1.8 cm


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Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174b.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d174c.jpg]

Well formed crystal of Cuprite covered with a thin coating of Malachite on a small amount of Calcite matrix. The Cuprite in these specimens are often transparent and faceted into gemstones. These are classics and now hard to find. The main crystal shows good well defined edges and is 2cm wide. There is a partial crystal on the back, which I actually like because it offers a window into the bright red Cuprite interior but does not detract when viewed from the front.


D175 - Malachite over Cuprite $ 260
Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm


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Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175a.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175b.jpg] Malachite over Cuprite from Ongonja, Seeis, Namibia [db_pics/pics/d175c.jpg]

Well formed crystal of Cuprite with a thin coating of Malachite. The Cuprite in these specimens are often transparent and faceted into gemstones. These are classics and now hard to find. The crystal shows good well defined edges and is almost completely covered by Malachite. there is a small chip on the back that gives a window into the bright red Cuprite interior but does not detract when viewed from the front.


D177 - Rhodochrosite $ 7500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d177d.jpg]

Cluster of large scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. There is a slight dusting on Manganite on the surface of the crystals. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect and undamaged. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection.


D178 - Rhodochrosite $ 3500
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d178d.jpg]

Cluster of scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. Very bright and translucent all the way through. A cluster of crystals with one more isolated crystal. There are a few cleaved tips but most are perfect and undamaged. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection. A real jewel!


D179 - Rhodochrosite $ 6000
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruma, South Africa [db_pics/pics/d179e.jpg]

Cluster of large scalenohedral Rhodochrosite from the famous old finds at the N'Chwanning Mine. The crystals are transparent to translucent with a deep cherry red coloration. The crystal are perfect and stand upright, with only 1 smaller crystal showing a cleave at the tip. Rare and hard to find specimen just released from a collection.


J919 - Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite $ 60
Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4 cm


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Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919a.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919b.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919c.jpg] Ankerite, Analcime on Sodalite from Cerro Sapo Carbonatite Dike, Cochabamba, Bolivia [db_pics/pics/J919d.jpg]

Light green crystals of Ankerite with Analcime in a vug in solid, bright blue Sodalite.


K155 - Adamite $ 60
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm


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Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155a.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155b.jpg] Adamite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/k155c.jpg]

Stout, individual crystals of Adamite in a Limonite vug. Largest crystal is 1 x 1 cm. Ex. Allen Winans collection.


J932 - Spinel $ 150
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm


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Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J932c.jpg]

Octahedral purple Spinel crystal from a new find at Ruaha. Complete all around and undamaged except for a contact/damage at one tip. Good luster and translucency.
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