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Hemimorphite - intense blue
stock #21.1-009
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, South Sardinia Province
Sardinia, Italy
4.2 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $180
new year 2021

A small but vivid blue Hemimorphite with a sparkling luster from the classic Sa Ducessa Mine. In fine condition save at the outer edge where this was removed the display side is perfect and undamaged. This is a fairly old specimen (over 25 years at minimum) and since the color is still excellent it seems to be fully color stable. The deeper blue grades to a lighter powder blue on some of the botryoids. Unlike the recent fake Hemimorphites from Mexico which were a darker blue this is full natural and a nice example from this famed locale.

Calcite & Quartz (Cumberland habit)
stock #AX-20-155
Sa Duchessa Mine, Oridda Valley, Domusnovas, South Sardinia Province
Sardinia, Italy
5 x 3.7 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $200
pre Tucson 2015 update

An odd yet attractive very old Sardinian Calcite specimen with a second generation of Quartz in "Cumberland habit". The Quartz also has numerous inclusions and some is in stacked groupings. There is considerable Hematite on and in many crystals here, adding nice color contrast. In good condition and attractive, most everything is doubly terminated.