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GEODE
Hauser Geode Beds, near Blythe, Riverside County, California

A fairly equidimensional, small melon size hollow Geode, this specimen shows a six-point star with tips reaching nearly all the way to the outside edges of the formation.  The interior of the specimen is lined with very pale grey Quartz crystals, and a very thin margin around the perimeter of the star is composed of colorless Chalcedony.  The exterior of the Geode is in perfect condition, complete, with no damage or bruising.

UV Fluorescence – interior, very thin margin of Chalcedony only: 
SW UV:  pale yellow-green
LW UV:  very pale yellow-green

Specimen size:  4 5/8” X 4 3/8” across, X 3 ˝” thick (measured with both halves together)
Preparation:  Geode has been sawed in half with a Diamond blade lapidary saw, but not polished.
Order Item 2134
Price:  $70.00 / pair


1555

1556

1557

 

RHODOCHROSITE
Capillitas Mine, Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina

The following specimens are all from the world famous Capillitas Mine in Argentina.  All specimens have been cut and polished. Variations in color and preparation are described in the table, below.

 

 

 

ITEM
NO.

WEIGHT
(GRAMS)

SPECIMEN SIZE
(INCHES)

DESCRIPTION

SPECIMEN PRICE

 

1555

57.75

2 1/8

1 3/4

1/4

Polished slice

SOLD

 

1556

78.25

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

Polished sphere

SOLD

 

1557

95.65

3 7/8

2

1/4

Polished slice with black Mn dendrites

$ 50.00

 

1558

515.00
(~1 1/4 lb.)

2 3/8

2 1/4

1 5/8

Thick polished
“paperweight”

SOLD

 

1559

264.40

2 3/4

1 7/8

1 1/2

Polished end of an oval stalactite

SOLD

 

 


1558 TOP


1558 SIDE


1559 FRONT


1559 SIDE

 


A.

B.


MALACHITE
Lukuni Mine, Shaba Province, Zaire (Republic of the Congo)
This very attractive display specimen consists of a natural formation covered with many more than 25 individual "botryoids", i.e., composed of natural hemispherical or rounded, intergrown aggregates of Malachite. The entire specimen has been hand polished to accentuate the natural, rounded forms of the Malachite. The base of the specimen is hollow (see view B). The elongated, hollow, symmetrical shape of the base of the specimen suggests it might have formed as a cast, over the top of a large crystal of an unknown mineral.  F. Marshall collection.
Size: 3 1/8" X 2 3/8” across, X up to 1 5/8” thick.
Specimen weight:  360.8 grams  (more than 3/4 pound!)
Order Item LA-1288.
Price:  $60. 
SOLD


                           

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