Selected Specimens

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C391 - Stellerite $ 350
Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India
small cabinet - 8.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm


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Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391a.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391b.jpg] Stellerite from Aurangabad Quarry, Maharashtra, India [db_pics/pics/c391c.jpg]

Yellow crystal groups of Stellerite with the largest 4.5cm across. Radial groups of crystals that get wider as they extend out. The form reminds me of the fat back tires you sometimes see on motorcycles. Close inspection reveals a highly lustrous surface of interlocking crystals. I got this at the 2018 Tucson show and I only saw five specimens of this style with one dealer.


C395 - Tourmaline with Albite $ 350
Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm


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Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395a.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395b.jpg] Tourmaline with Albite from Stak Nala, Skardu, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c395c.jpg]

Dark green Tourmaline crystal with a bright pink termination and attached blades of Albite. Complete and undamaged. There is a 1.7cm double-terminated Tourmaline grown right across the tip of the first crystal.


C396 - Anatase with Quartz $ 180
Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396a.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396b.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396c.jpg] Anatase with Quartz from Karan, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/c396d.jpg]

Double-terminated 1cm Anatase crystal on Albite. There are transparent Quartz crystals rising straight up out of the Albite. Undamaged and clean.


C403 - Adamite with Calcite $ 200
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 2.5 cm


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Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403a.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403b.jpg] Adamite with Calcite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/c403c.jpg]

Unusual specimen of yellow Adamite on one side, and Calcite crystals to 1.5cm on the other side.


C410 - Cuprite $ 1250
Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 4.0 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410a.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410b.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410c.jpg] Cuprite from Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c410d.jpg]

Well formed red Cuprite octahedrons all over matrix. While most Bisbee Cuprites are dull, this example shows a nice reddish tint under natural light which is fairly uncommon. Clean and undamaged specimen acquired by Bruce Murphy in 2007.


C415 - Rosasite $ 1250
Silver Bill Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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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.


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


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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] Aquamarine with Quartz from Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/C426.mp4]

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.


C436 - Rosasite, Hemimorphite, Chrysocolla $ 350
79 Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
small cabinet - 9 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


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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.


C441 - Azurite on Malachite $ 425
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 2 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c441a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c441b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop a thin plate of Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals to 1.5cm that contrast well against the Malachite.


C442 - Azurite on Malachite $ 150
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c442b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.


C443 - Azurite on Malachite $ 250
Katanga, Congo (DRC)
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c443a.jpg] Azurite on Malachite from Katanga, Congo (DRC) [db_pics/pics/c443b.jpg]

Blue Azurite crystals atop a thin plate of Malachite. Despite the tons of Malachite that pour out of Katanga every year, Azurite from the Congo remains rare. Good blocky crystals that contrast well against the Malachite.


C445 - Galena with Sphalerite $ 750
9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


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Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445a.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445b.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/c445c.jpg] Galena with Sphalerite from 9th of September Mine, Madan, Bulgaria [db_pics/pics/C445.mp4]

New find of skeletal Galena from the 9th of September Mine. This is true skeletal Galena (not the manufactured specimens from about 10 years ago), only the second time in 20 years that they have been found. Black Sphalerite crystals are intergrown with the Galena. Undamaged floater specimen crystallized all around.


C446 - Brochantite $ 450 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225
Morocco
small cabinet - 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446a.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446b.jpg] Brochantite from Morocco [db_pics/pics/c446c.jpg]

Old specimen from the Bruce Murphy collection composed of nothing but Brochantite crystals. This was a rare specimen when Bruce acquired it, and I've not seen much Brochantite specimens from Morocco since. Bright emerald green crystals everywhere. This is likely from the Bou Bekker Mine.


C448 - Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite $ 200
N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 4 cm


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Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448a.jpg] Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448b.jpg] Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite from N'Chwanning Mine, Kuruman, South Africa [db_pics/pics/c448c.jpg]

Brilliantly lustrous black Hausmanite crystals grown around a cluster of transparent Calcite crystals and yellow Ettringite.


C449 - Galena (spinel twin) $ 280
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 1.0 cm


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Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449a.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449b.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/c449c.jpg] Galena (spinel twin) from Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia [db_pics/pics/C449.mp4]

Flat tabular spinel-twinned Galena crystal. Undamaged with bright silvery luster. The front is nothing but brigth Galena, the backside is partially covered by small Quartz crystals and Calcite.

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