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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.


C450 - Vanadinite $ 80
Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm
ex.  Bruce Murphy


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Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450a.jpg] Vanadinite from Puzzler Mine, Yuma Co, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/c450b.jpg]

Specimen of curving, olive green Vanadinite crystals over a quartz matrix. Good crystals on all sides.


C455 - Apophyllite with Stilbite $ 350
Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 9 x 6 x 5 cm


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Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455a.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455b.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455c.jpg] Apophyllite with Stilbite from Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c455d.jpg]

Aesthetic formation of yellow Apophyllite and pink Stilbite crystals. The crystals grew around a Quartz stalactite so it's perfectly crystallized all around, and the only 'contact' is the tiny 3mm end of the stalactite that can be seen at the very bottom. The largest Apop is 4.3cm across. A gorgeous, undamaged specimen.


C456 - Quartz $ 1250
Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia
cabinet - 11 x 8.5 x 8 cm


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Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456a.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456b.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456c.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456d.jpg] Quartz from Goboboseb Mtns., Brandberg Region, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c456e.jpg]

Matrix Quartz specimen featuring a stunning 6cm transparent crystal rising out of a Quartz and Calcite crystal lined vug. The crystal has a sharp smokey phantom and red Hematite inclusions. Perfect and undamaged. Flat, sawcut base.


C462 - Aquamarine $ 150
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm


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Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462a.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462b.jpg] Aquamarine from Erongo Mountains, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c462c.jpg]

Transparent blue Beryl from the Erongo finds. This one is unusual for the locality in that it is totally transparent and it's lightly etched. Complete and undamaged. Good luster too, better than photos.


C463 - Lepidolite on Tourmaline $ 240
Paprok, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.2 x 2 cm


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Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463a.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463b.jpg] Lepidolite on Tourmaline from Paprok, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/c463c.jpg]

Pink and green Tourmaline crystal with an attached cluster of Lepidolite. There is a Quartz crystal and another small Tourmaline sticking out of the Lepidolite cluster. Clean and undamaged.


C464 - Silver $ 600
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 cm


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Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464a.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464b.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464c.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/c464d.jpg] Silver from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/C464.mp4]

Thick, ropey Silver wire rising up off a small bit of matrix. The wire rises up then does a U-turn back down towards the base, with another thick wire flaring off the top of the curve. The wires reach 5mm in thickness.


C467 - Apophyllite $ 290
Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 3.5 cm


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Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467a.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467b.jpg] Apophyllite from Aurangabad, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/c467c.jpg]

Hemispherical cluster of 'disco ball' Apophyllite. Complete all around with a green core and clear outer tips.


C468 - Cerussite $ 240
Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 5.8 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468a.jpg] Cerussite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/c468b.jpg]

Floater specimen of Cerussite crystals on matrix with green Duftite. Crystallized all around with a perfectly centered 'snowflake' Cerussite crystal of 1.3cm. Insignificant damage to some crystals.


C471 - Hemimorphite $ 800
Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6 x 4 cm


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Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471b.jpg] Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine, Yunnan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/c471c.jpg]

Thick layer of Hemimorphite over matrix. The Hemimorphite is transluscent with superb color, the best for the find in my opinion. Perfect and undamaged.


C475 - Prehnite $ 550
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 3 cm


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Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/c475d.jpg]

Cluster of translucent yellow Prehnite crystals on Graphite. Such Prehnites have come out sporadically from Merelani over the years, but never before in the quality that has been found in the last year. This specimen has big crystals with individuals to 1.6cm wide. The lower back edge is contacted, otherwise nothing but great crystals sticking out in various directions. A good one for the find.
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