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34 specimens found
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Copper in Calcite
stock #8.1-263A
Bufa Mine, La Bufa, Municipio de Batopilas
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.5 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $425


A very esthetic, pristine and fine specimen from this old find. Exceptional patina on the copper and complex branching on and in the calcites which also exhibit some twinning.
Quartz (green-blue artichoke type)
stock #8.1-111
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan, China
10.5x8.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A bright and esthetic cluster of quartz showing several forms and reaching over 6 CM. There are also fluorites (white to 1 CM size), pyrite, dolomite and small bismuthinites as well but the main attraction is the greenish "artichokes" that are famous from Shangbao. Most of the main crystals are in excellent condition but some minor damage is visible on smaller side crystals with magnifcation. This can be displayed without any damage visible at all. Some terminations at first glace seem damaged but with magnification it becomes clear that they are fully terminated with either an unusual cupped and cavernous structure or many tiny fibrous parallel growths which are in turn terminated. Some small scepters are here too. The color for these is usually referred to as Green, but depending on the light and the viewer, the color can be more blueish. Either way this is very attractive and lustrous piece.
34 specimens found
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |