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TZ341 - Wurtzite $ 650
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz341c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal.


TZ342 - Wurtzite $ 600
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


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Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342a.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342b.jpg] Wurtzite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/tz342c.jpg]

Translucent red/orange Wurtzite crystal. These were a huge story a few years ago when discovered as the world's best for species. Another world's best for the Merelani Tanzanite mines.


TU150 - Azurite with Malachite $ 750
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu150d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster from the Milipillas Mine in Mexico, one of the most prolific Azurite localities in the world and now no longer producing Azurite.   An aesthetic cluster with some crystals partially altered to green  Malachite. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. One crystal at center has a neat halo of malachite alteration around Azurite. Damage to one lower left edge crystal, otherwise perfect.


TU155 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu155b.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix. Main crystal is 2.5cm long and 1.8cm wide and undamaged. Damage to one of the small side crystals.


TU159 - Azurite $ 180
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.8 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu159c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on matrix. The Azurite has superb luster and bright 'electric' blue color. Largest crystal is 1.7cm wide. No damage.


NA964 - Rhodochrosite $ 300
Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.4 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada [db_pics/pics/na964b.jpg]

Sharp, thin twinned Rhodocrosite crystal from Mont St. Hilaire in the distinctive form often found at this locality. A floater specimen well crystallized on all sides.


AF208 - Carrollite $ 300
Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm


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Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208a.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208b.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208c.jpg] Carrollite from Kamoya South Mine, Kambove, Congo [db_pics/pics/af208d.jpg]

Well formed single cuboctahedral crystal with a grey surface patina. This is from the Lorraine Sofia collection and likely predates the big Carrollite finds that started in 2001. High quality and undamaged


TU168 - Elbaite $ 470
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.4 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm


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Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168a.jpg] Elbaite from Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/tu168b.jpg]

Complete and undamaged single crystal with a blue/purple body color and a cranberry termination.


CH107 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 1500
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 5 cm


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Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/ch107c.jpg]

Transparent purple/blue Fluorite cubes on a matrix of Muscovite. The Fluorite are glassy and undamaged. Chalcopyrite crystals are present along the left side. Big and showy display specimen.


TU180 - Azurite with Malachite $ 350 DISCOUNTED 50% OFF TO $ 175
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu180d.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU181 - Azurite with Malachite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.1 x 2 x 2 cm


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Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu181c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Floater cluster of intergrown crystals, nearly perfect with just a couple tiny contacts.


TU185 - Azurite $ 350
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu185c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite attached. Undamaged floater cluster composed of 4 intergrown crystals. Superb.


TU193 - Azurite $ 200
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
thumbnail - 3 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu193c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster with little stringers of 'spider-web' Malachite. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Top crystal is a 1.8 cm double terminated crystal complete all around.


TU196 - Azurite $ 650
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico
miniature - 3.4 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm


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Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196a.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196b.jpg] Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/pics/tu196c.jpg]

Azurite crystal cluster on a small amount of matrix featuring a fine, large 2.8cm tall and 2.2 cm wide main crystal. The Azurite has bright 'electric' blue color. Fine and undamaged.


TS215 - Smithsonite $ 2500
Tsumeb, Namibia
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
ex.  Carl Acosta


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Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215a.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215b.jpg] Smithsonite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/ts215c.jpg]

Large, sharp pink Smithsonite on matrix. Main crystals is 2.2cm across and pristine. Good silky luster and very translucent.

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