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QXD-61PAzurite

Christiana Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine], Lavrion District Mines, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece

Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 5.5 cm x 4.5 cm

Interconnected spherical clusters of Azurite with minor amounts of attached Malchite. This is a superb Greek Azurite specimen and was photographed in Lapis magazine. It is a floater specimen well crystallized all around and has one repair. Extraordinary color!
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 926546     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 5   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 447 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

L0P-VMNSmithsonite

Silver Hill Mine group, Silver Hill, Silver Hill District, Waterman District, Waterman Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 6.7 cm x 4.2 cm x 4 cm

Simply put, this is a killer, competition quality specimen from this relatively obscure locality. Pearly green/white spheres of Smithsonite lining an open vug. Undamaged with bright satiny luster and striking visual appeal. Ex. Bruce Murphy, David Shannon collections.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911344     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 13   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 373 x 550 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

127-W3MVanadinite

Old Yuma Mine, Saguaro National Monument, Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 5 cm x 5 cm x 3 cm

Densely clustered crystals of Vanadinite on matrix. The crystals extend straight up from the matrix giving an incredible geometric visual effect. Undamaged and nice color; crystals are large for the locality. Ex. Bruce Murphy, Paul Harter collections.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911342     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 509 x 550 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

VK4-4XTRosasite

Silver Bill Mine, Costello Mine group, Gleeson, Turquoise District, Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

Powder blue spheres of Rosasite on the sides and within a protected vug in the specimen. Gorgeous and undamaged, this competition quality specimen is similar to the example shown on the cover of the 2nd addition of Minerals of Arizona. High quality and undamaged Rosasite from here are rare. Ex. Bruce Murphy, Ernie Schlichter collections.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911340     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 7   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 430 x 550 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

V7U-0D2Smithsonite

Silver Bill Mine, Costello Mine group, Gleeson, Turquoise District, Dragoon Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 4.3 cm x 2.5 cm

Layer of transluscent, vivid blue/green Smithsonite over a dark brown matrix. A label accompanying the specimen from Mark Hay, noted Arizona collector and dealer states that this is the best color he has ever seen for a Silver Hill Smithsonite. Typically, Smithsonite from this location is white in scattered small crystals. Ex. David Shannon collection.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911339     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 8   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 420 x 550 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

NUC-VX7Smithsonite

Gila Monster Mine, Jaynes, Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA

Dimensions: 6.2 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm

Transluscent white Smithsonite in a linear formation of interconnected spheres lining a dark red, crystal lined vug. An extremely rare and unique specimen with no damage and one of only a very few known to exist. The white markings on the surface are tiny internal inclusions and not damage. The Gila Monster Mine is located 1. 3 miles from the famous Old Yuma Mine. The data base web site Mindat shows no other photographs of any species from this very obscure and old locality. Comes with 3 old labels. Ex. Bruce Murphy collection.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911338     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 430 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

17E-VV3Covellite

Summitville District, Rio Grande Co., Colorado, USA

Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 7 cm x 6 cm

Irridescent blades of Covellite crystals in a few different areas on matrix. Ex. J.H. Marshall Jr. and Geary Murdock collections and comes with three old labels. One label indicates "exceptionally well crystallized Covellite. One of the finest specimens I have ever seen from this locality".
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 911337     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 18   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 533 x 550 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

H81-508Andradite, Epidote

Garnet Hill Mine, Garnet Hill, Calaveras Co., California, USA

Dimensions: 4 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm
Largest Crystal Size: 2.5 cm

Cluster of green Epidote after Andradite crystals. The crystals are sharply formed and reach 2.5cm in size. There are a couple remaining traces of a thin veneer of Andradite that was once present over the Epidote.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 909933     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 19   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 550 x 516 pixels (0.3 Mpix)

YTC-1X0Elbaite

Otjua Mine, Otjua Farm 37, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Dimensions: 65 mm x 37 mm x 27 mm

Old blue cap Tourmaline from the Charlie Key collection. Grades from a deep pure blue at the termination to a lighter blue, then an orangey red, and finally to a more raspberry red. A complete floater that is naturally etched at the bottom. Translucent to gemmy throughout. I've only seen a couple similar crystals, both also out of the Charlie Key collection. My gram scale only go to 100 grams, so I had to use my postal scale which measured it at a little over 107 grams.
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 789832     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 52   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 330 x 550 pixels (0.2 Mpix)

1W0-KVEAlabandite, Diopside

Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

Dimensions: 2 cm x 2 cm x 1.7 cm

Complete octahedral Alabandite crystal with a gemmy Diopside
Copyright: © Marin Mineral      Photo ID: 640140     Uploaded by: Mike Keim   View Count: 200   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1257 x 1273 pixels (1.6 Mpix)
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