Selected Specimens

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B296 - Azurite, Malachite on Dickite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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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.


B298 - Volborthite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.3 cm


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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 displayed perfectly on white Quartz. 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. 


B303 - Azurite, Malachite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 381)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


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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 (=~ AUS$ 274) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 90 (=~ AUS$ 137)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm


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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 (=~ AUS$ 457)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.6 x 1 cm


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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.


B308 - Azurite $ 120 (=~ AUS$ 183)
Volborthite Pocket, Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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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.


B321 - Dioptase $ 500 (=~ AUS$ 762)
Katanga Prov., Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


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Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321a.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321b.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/b321c.jpg] Dioptase from Katanga Prov., Congo [db_pics/pics/B321.mp4]

Solid cluster of nothing but Dioptase crystals, with the focus on a central, large upright crystal. Main crystal is 1.5cm in diameter, rises up 1.5cm higher than the others, and is undamaged.


B342 - Moonstone with ? $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1220)
Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
cabinet - 11 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


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Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342a.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342b.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342c.jpg] Moonstone with ? from Pili Mine, near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b342d.jpg]

An old specimen from the Bill Hiss collection featuring wonderful, transparent Orthoclase var. Moonstone crystals with black Augite crystals. There is also an unknown hoppered octahedral crystal present, about 7mm wide.


B396 - Azurite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 534)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b396c.jpg]

Flattened, lustrous Azurite crystals on matrix. One edge of the small, uppermost crystal is contacted on edge where it grew against matrix and another small crystal has damage and irregular growth. Nevertheless, the damage does not distract much and it's a very showy piece, and price reflects the damage.


B399 - Azurite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1220)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 2.6 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399c.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b399d.jpg]

Highly lustrous, elongated Azurite crystals that contrast well against the white Dickite coated matrix. Main crystal is 3.3 cm wide and contacted at the far right side where it grew against matrix, otherwise specimen is undamaged with crystals in an aesthetic arrangement. Azurite is also translucent under strong lighting.


B406 - Azurite $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 610) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 305)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/b406c.jpg]

Single large, thick Azurite crystal with a tiny amount of matrix attached to one side. Slight chipping present but overall very clean and complete all around.


B411 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 750 (=~ AUS$ 1144)
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru
cabinet - 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm


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Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411d.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno, Ancash Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/b411e.jpg]

Fine example of Huebnerite crystals in clear Quartz. These are not the typical parallel growth clusters of Huebnerite, rather they are stout individual crystals with wide, flat termination faces. Amazingly, not only are the Huebnerites in perfect condition, the myriad of Quartz crystals are also undamaged. Quartz crystals reach 5cm in length.


B414 - Arsenopyrite $ 280 (=~ AUS$ 427)
Panasquiera, Portugal
small cabinet - 5.3 x 4 x 3 cm


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Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414a.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414b.jpg] Arsenopyrite from Panasquiera, Portugal [db_pics/pics/b414c.jpg]

Bright, bright silvery Arsenopyrite cluster with aesthetic form. Lustrous and complete all around with some small Apaties on the backside.


B420 - Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 686)
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 8 x 8 x 4.0 cm


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Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420a.jpg] Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420b.jpg] Mimetite, Cerussite, Duftite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/b420c.jpg]

Yellow Mimetite crystals on a Duftite covered matrix with a single Cerussite. There are hundreds of Mimetite crystals present in a wide size range from barely visible to 1.5cm long.


B477 - Sphene $ 150 (=~ AUS$ 229)
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm


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Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477a.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477b.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/b477c.jpg]

Cluster of thick, green Sphene crystals. The crystals orient in an upright position and are thick making for a nice display thumbnail. There are crystals on the bottom too, it's a floater or nearly one.
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72
73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84
85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108
109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144
145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

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