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C426 - Aquamarine with Quartz $ 400 (=~ AUS$ 528)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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.


C439 - Quartz $ 325 (=~ AUS$ 429)
Democratic Republic of Congo
cabinet - 9.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


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Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439a.jpg] Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439b.jpg] Quartz from Democratic Republic of Congo [db_pics/pics/c439c.jpg]

New find of unusual smokey/citrine Quartz crystals from the Congo. I found this with one dealer at the 2018 Tucson show. There were perhaps a couple dozen available, this being the best and least damaged and the only one I purchased. It's complete all around and fully surrounded by the smaller side crystals.


C441 - Azurite on Malachite $ 425 (=~ AUS$ 561)
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 (=~ AUS$ 198)
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 (=~ AUS$ 330)
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 (=~ AUS$ 990)
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 (=~ AUS$ 594) DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 225 (=~ AUS$ 297)
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.


C447 - Cobaltian Calcite $ 450 (=~ AUS$ 594)
Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo
miniature - 4 x 3.3 x 2 cm


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Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447a.jpg] Cobaltian Calcite from Mashamba West Mine, Katanga, Congo [db_pics/pics/c447b.jpg]

'Hot pink' crystals of Cobaltian Calcite on matrix. This is old stock from Gilbert Gauthier. Translucent to transparent crystals to 1cm. Undamaged, hard to find classic with top color.


C448 - Hausmanite with Calcite, Ettringite $ 200 (=~ AUS$ 264)
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 (=~ AUS$ 370)
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 (=~ AUS$ 106)
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 (=~ AUS$ 462)
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 (=~ AUS$ 1650)
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 (=~ AUS$ 198)
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.
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