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4 specimens found
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Cuprite - pseudo Malachite
stock #18.1-277
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhone
Rhone-Alpes, France
1.1 x 1 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150
Worldwide mix summer

A very sharp complete "floater" cuprite with an uncommon form. This Cuprite is coated with and altering to Malachite from the classic Chessy-les-Mines. Most of these are octahedrons but this is a rhombic-dodecahedron, much like a Garnet shape. No damage, all faces are complete and present. Exam under the microscope shows that there is still considerable cuprite present here this is not a complete pseudo. Choice
Azurite rosette form with Malachite- historic specimen
stock #A-35-458-(397)
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhone
Rhone-Alpes, France
5.1 x 3.1 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $560
Pre Holiday 2017

A remarkable classic with documented history. A very old Chessy Les Mines piece, from the collection of Wallace Gould Levison, which he obtained in 1865 from mineral dealer Chas. S. Stone of Brooklyn NY. We include for the buyer a photocopy of the handwritten journal entry for this piece. Aside from the early vintage, the specimen is quite fine in its own right, well crystallized with rare electric blue color and clustered bladed rosettes. While not critically perfect, The condition is impressively good despite a century and half of handling. Most of what at a glance look like bruises are in fact undamaged. In 1865, 15 years before Bisbee began to produce these were treasured as the worlds best Azurites. This is still a nice specimen with very good luster and form.
SOLD Malachite Psuedo after Cuprite- Classic habit
stock #SOLD 17.1-27-240
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhone
Rhone-Alpes, France
1.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A perfect 360 degree octahedral pseudomorph of Cuprite from the ancient Chessy-les-Mines,one of the all time classic copper localities. In exceptional condition, a sharp and elegant, slightly skeletal octahedron with a great patina. Classic and choice thumbnail!
SOLD Malachite after Cuprite Crystal
stock #SOLD ALEC-20-075
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhone
Rhone-Alpes, France
1.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A classic Pseudomorph that is especially sharp and distinctively formed. An old specimen, this is the form and habit that makes these so famed from Chessy and unlike any others worldwide.
4 specimens found
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