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AU804 - Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite $ 1250 (=~ ¥ 185469)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 4 cm


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Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au804a.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au804b.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au804c.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au804d.jpg]

Large (!) deep blue crystal groups of Veszelyite to 2.2cm on a vuggy matrix covered by Zincolibethenite. The Veszelyite crystal groups are just amazing on this one - large hemispherical groups of outstanding size. Much of the Veszelite is sprinkled with micro crystals ob blue/green Kipushite. The Zincolibethenite forms a velvety green layer over the matrix. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU805 - Veszelyite on Hemimorphite $ 3000 (=~ ¥ 445126)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
cabinet - 12.5 x 9 x 4 cm


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Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au805a.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au805b.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au805c.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au805d.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au805e.jpg]

Large specimen of deep blue crystals of Veszelyite on sky blue Hemimorphite. An amazing cabinet sized matrix Veszelyite specimen, unheard of prior to this find. The Veszelyite crystal groups reach 9mm in size and are well separated. The Hemimorphite forms a botryoidal surface with a beautiful color contrast to the Veszelyite. In the upper half, dozens more Veszelyite crystals can be seen beneath the translucnet Hemimorphite. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU807 - Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite $ 350 (=~ ¥ 51931)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm


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Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au807a.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au807b.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au807c.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au807d.jpg]

Sparkling deep blue crystal groups of Veszelyite to 7mm on a matrix covered by Zincolibethenite. The crystals are well isolated and lustrous. There is an even larger crystal sandwiched between matrix at the lower left that is 1.1cm in size. The Zincolibethenite forms a velvety green layer over the entire front of the matrix. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU808 - Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 41545)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
thumbnail - 2.4 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au808a.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au808b.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au808c.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au808d.jpg]

Sparkling deep blue crystals of Veszelyite to 7mm on a matrix covered by Zincolibethenite. Fine thumbnail with well isolated crystals. The Zincolibethenite forms a velvety green layer over the entire front of the matrix. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU812 - Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite $ 280 (=~ ¥ 41545)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


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Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au812a.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au812b.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au812c.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au812d.jpg]

Sparkling deep blue crystals of Veszelyite to 6mm on a matrix covered by Zincolibethenite. Fine miniature with well isolated crystals. The Zincolibethenite forms a velvety green layer over the entire front of the matrix. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU813 - Veszelyite on Hemimorphite $ 300 (=~ ¥ 44513)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 5.3 x 2.9 x 2.5 cm


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Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au813a.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au813b.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au813c.jpg] Veszelyite on Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au813d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Veszelyite on sky blue Hemimorphite. Rich coverage of Vezelyite on both sides of specimen. The Hemimorphite forms a botryoidal surface with a beautiful color contrast to the Veszelyite and is highly translucent. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU814 - Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 66769)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm


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Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au814a.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au814b.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au814c.jpg] Veszelyite on Zincolibethenite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au814d.jpg]

Sparkling deep blue crystals of Veszelyite to 1.3cm on a vuggy matrix covered by Zincolibethenite. Good large crystals in various areas, including some additional crystals deep in vugs not seen in photos. Mined in 2022. The locality is a former Limestone quarry with Lead, Zinc, and Copper mineralization that closed in 2018.


AU732 - Hemimorphite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 7 x 6 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au732a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au732b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au732c.jpg]

Sparkling sky blue Hemimorphite from Mfouati. Beautiful translucent Hemimorphite on matrix. The top surface sparkles and it has a good overall shape.


AU745 - Dioptase on Quartz $ 220 (=~ ¥ 32643)
N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au745a.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au745b.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au745c.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au745d.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 1.3cm on clear Quartz crystals. The Dioptase crystals are well separated on matrix and in excellent condition.


AU752 - Dioptase on Quartz $ 120 (=~ ¥ 17805)
N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au752a.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au752b.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au752c.jpg] Dioptase on Quartz from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au752d.jpg]

Dioptase crystals to 1.3cm on a matrix covered by tiny sparkling Quartz crystals and black Goethite. The Dioptase crystals are lustrous and include a nice double terminated crystal.


AU748 - Dioptase $ 150 (=~ ¥ 22256)
Reneville, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Dioptase from Reneville, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au748a.jpg] Dioptase from Reneville, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au748b.jpg] Dioptase from Reneville, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au748d.jpg] Dioptase from Reneville, Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au748e.jpg]

Cluster of solid Dioptase crystals associated with light blue Plancheite and another lighter green mineral, possibly Malachite.


AU747 - Dioptase, Mimetite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 26708)
N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


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Dioptase, Mimetite from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au747a.jpg] Dioptase, Mimetite from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au747b.jpg] Dioptase, Mimetite from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au747c.jpg] Dioptase, Mimetite from N'tola Mine, Mindouli Dist., Pool Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au747d.jpg]

Sparkling green Dioptase crystals and yellow Mimetite crystals on matrix. Good bright crystals.


AU756 - Smithsonite $ 250 (=~ ¥ 37094)
Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au756a.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au756b.jpg] Smithsonite from Yanga Koubenza, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au756d.jpg]

Thick layers of sparkling blue translucent Smithsonite. The top surface sparkles and the color is just gorgeous.


AU735 - Hemimorphite $ 120 (=~ ¥ 17805)
Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au735a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au735b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Palabanda quarries, Mfouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo [db_pics/pics/au735e.jpg]

Sparkling sky blue Hemimorphite on matrix. The top surface sparkles and the color is just gorgeous. Mound shaped specimen with good Hemimorphite all around.


AU871 - Zincolivenite $ 2500 (=~ ¥ 370938)
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871a.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871b.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871c.jpg] Zincolivenite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/au871d.jpg]

Deep green fan-shaped crystal groups of Zincolivenite from a recent find at the Milpillas Mine. There were a few styles found, one of which were toothy clusters like these, reminiscent of Tsumeb. There is also an unidentified light green mineral present.
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