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Ajoite, Quartz MD-192601 Messina mine South Africa

MD-192601. Ajoite, Quartz. Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 6.8 x 3.5 cm. Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. SOLD. Ajoite is a rare copper-based mineral that appears in specimens almost exclusively as inclusions inside quartz crystals. Most often, as here, the crystals are polished to give a better view of the ajoite, as the

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Feb 21, 2020 The Messina mine was closed in 1994 due to flooding and briefly opened again in 2008. The Ajoite inclusions display a very distinguishable turquoise colour in the form of sprays. Rob Smith, CEO of African Gems and Minerals, was instrumental in securing and promoting this fabulous “Ajoite in Quartz” find from Messina.

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Ajoite Mindat Mines, Minerals and More

The Messina Mine is home to these unique and beautiful Quartz crystals included by the rare potassium, sodium, copper silicate, Ajoite. The first generation of Quartz is richly coated by the Ajoite, and the second generation Quartz then preserves it as a wonderful turquoise-blue phantom within.

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Ajoite in Quartz, Messina Copper Mine, South Africa YouTube

Ajoite included quartz from Messina in Limpopo, South Africa. gemsandmineralsshop

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Ajoite in Quartz Floater Artonvilla Mine Messina Copper Etsy

This is a cute cluster of ajoite included quartz with some black hematite too. Good colour on the ajoite inclusions. Messina Copper Mines, RSA SAMineralShop $ 485.00 FREE shipping Add to Favorites Ajoite Feather Phantom in Quartz, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines

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Ajoite in Quartz Floater Artonvilla Mine Messina Copper Etsy

Messina Quartz Matrix with Ajoite, Hematite, Kaolinite and Tourmaline Inclusions / Rose Hue at Base / Messina Copper Mine (Closed 1992) HeartOfEarthCrystals Sale Price $75.00 $ 75.00

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AJOITE, PAPAGOITE & OTHER MESSINA QUARTZ Throwin Stones

This fantastic Copper Silicate inclusion in Quartz hails from the Messina Mine, on the border of South Africa and Zimbabwe, originally found in Ajo, Arizona. We have been fortunate enough to develop a great relationship with the miners of this material over the past 4 years and have distributed about 80% of the material that came out of the two

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Ajoite for sale eBay

Get the best deals on Ajoite when you shop the largest online selection at eBay. Free shipping on many items Browse your favorite brands Ajoite cluster with epidote and copper from Messina Copper Mine. $177.00. 0 bids. $4.90 shipping. Ending Jul 12 at 5:51AM PDT 1d 21h. or Best Offer. RARE MALACHITE IN QUARTZ, TERMINATED, MESSINA MINE

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More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I've got some new

Jan 20, 2016 Although ajoite and papagoite microcrystals were originally discovered in Ajo, Arizona the highly coveted quartz-included points only come from the Messina Copper Mine in South Africa, which stopped production and closed in 1992. 🙁. The expensive price of ajoite & papagoite reflects the extremely high demand and low supply. Basic economics.

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Where Does Ajoite Crystal Come From? Ajoite Quartz

Actually, Ajoite had been found, but not correctly identified, in 1947 at Messina, in the North of South Africa. Only when a second pocket was discovered in 1960 it was correctly identified. The most beautiful and intricate Ajoite specimens in Quartz come from the Messina Copper Mine in South Africa.

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Ajoite and Copper in Quartz SM20-237 Messina Mine

SM20-237 Ajoite and Copper in Quartz Miniature, 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm Messina Mine, Musina, Limpopo, South Africa Ex. Scott Williams SOLD. Video on Instagram

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Ajoite and Copper included in Quartz SM20-344 Messina

Ajoite and Copper included in Quartz, Messina, Musina, Limpopo, South Africa, miniature, 4.4 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm, This piece from the Messina mine in South Africa constitutes an "internal combination specimen." It's a single quartz crystal with both ajoite and native copper found included within the piece and there's an internal phantom as well., For sale from The Arkenstone, iRocks. For

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AJOITE, PAPAGOITE & OTHER MESSINA QUARTZ Throwin Stones

This fantastic Copper Silicate inclusion in Quartz hails from the Messina Mine, on the border of South Africa and Zimbabwe, originally found in Ajo, Arizona. We have been fortunate enough to develop a great relationship with the miners of this material over the past 4 years and have distributed about 80% of the material that came out of the two

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AJOITE PAPAGOITE COPPER IN QUARTZ MESSINA SOUTH AFRICA

AJOITE PAPAGOITE COPPER IN QUARTZ MESSINA SOUTH AFRICA RARE WORLDCLASS ~ Here is a very rare specimen of Ajoite, Papagoite, and Copper in Quartz from the world famous Messina Mine, No5 Shaft (1971) Limpopo Province, South Africa. The highlight of this specimen is the transparent crystal showing inclusions of both ajoite and papagoite.

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Ajoite Drusy on Miniature Quartz, Artonvilla Mine, Messina

Rare brightly coloured ajoite included quartz drusy on a quartz crystal. Miniature: Up to 5cm. Small Cabinet: Up to 9.4cm. Size Reference. Messina Copper Mines, RSA See original listing. Ajoite Drusy on Miniature Quartz, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines, RSA: Condition: New. Ended: Apr 25, 2021. Winning bid: US $200.50 [ 21 bids

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Ajoite in Matrix Part 2--from Messina, South Africa Copper

Ajoite in Matrix from Messina, South Africa Copper Mine RSAI bought in the 1990's. I have had over 1500 lbs of Ajoite over the years.Learn mote about Ajoite

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More Fake Crystals to Watch Out For! (I've got some new

Jan 20, 2016 Although ajoite and papagoite microcrystals were originally discovered in Ajo, Arizona the highly coveted quartz-included points only come from the Messina Copper Mine in South Africa, which stopped production and closed in 1992. 🙁. The expensive price of ajoite & papagoite reflects the extremely high demand and low supply. Basic economics.

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Ajoite quartz Etsy

Ajoite and Hematite in Quartz Cluster, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines, RSA. SAMineralShop. 5 out of 5 stars. (895) $275.00 FREE shipping. Add to Favorites.

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Ajoite in quartz Etsy

Ajoite, Native Copper, Epidote and Hematite in Quartz, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines, RSA. SAMineralShop. 5 out of 5 stars. (875) $395.00 FREE shipping. Favorite.

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Ajoite Mindat Mines, Minerals and More

The Messina Mine is home to these unique and beautiful Quartz crystals included by the rare potassium, sodium, copper silicate, Ajoite. The first generation of Quartz is richly coated by the Ajoite, and the second generation Quartz then preserves it as a wonderful turquoise-blue phantom within.

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Ajoite Druzy on Quartz Miniature, Artonvilla Mine, Messina

Details about Ajoite Druzy on Quartz Miniature, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines, RSA See original listing. Ajoite Druzy on Quartz Miniature, Artonvilla Mine, Messina Copper Mines, RSA: Condition: New. Ended: May 29, 2021. Winning bid: US $46.00 [ 26 bids] Shipping: $9.00 Other

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Messina copper deposits (RSA) Universität Klagenfurt

Messina copper deposits (RSA) he history: The town of Messina is the most northerly settlement in South Africa and lies 8 km south of the Limpopo river which form the border to Zimbabwe. The copper deposits were discovered centuries ago by ancient indigenous African tribes. Stone hammers, soapstone artifacts and iron tools have been recovered

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Musina, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa

These mines show slight variation in their local geology and mineralisation. At the end of 1992 the Messina Mine (No. 5 Shaft) ended production and was closed down. This was the last remaining operating mine in the region and brought to a close 88 years of copper mining. MINERALOGY

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Ajoite and Copper in Quartz SM20-237 Messina Mine

SM20-237 Ajoite and Copper in Quartz Miniature, 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm Messina Mine, Musina, Limpopo, South Africa Ex. Scott Williams SOLD. Video on Instagram

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Ajoite and Copper in Quartz TCQ10 Messina Mine South

Ajoite and Copper in Quartz Cabinet, 13.5 x 8.7 x 7.1 cm Messina Mine, Transvaal, South Africa SOLD. A large and dramatic cluster of quartz with a SHARP and unusually lustrous, pristine termination hihglighted by a burst inclusion of bright blue ajoite!

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Ajoite in Quartz Treasure Mountain Mining

Nov 30, 2014 Ajoite became famous as an inclusion in quartz in the 1980's, coming from a depth of over 4000 feet in the mine. When the Messina Mine closed in 1991, and was flooded in 1992, the supply dried up and became increasingly scarce (and expensive) as the years passed. 2.6" Ajoite in quartz, Messina

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Ajoite in Quartz Messina Mine, South Africa by

Ajoite inclusions in quartz, from the famous Messina Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa, which is a defunct Copper mine on the border between S.A. and Zimbabwe. Ajoite is found in very few locations in the world and was originally discovered in Ajo, Pima Co, AZ in the 40s yet it's only present as inclusions in quartz from S.A.

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Messina Quartz Matrix with Ajoite, Hematite, Kaolinite and

Messina Quartz Matrix Cluster with Ajoite, Hematite, Kaolinite and Tourmaline Inclusions / Rose Hue at Base / Messina Copper Mine (Closed 1992)Attention Crystal Collectors and Master Healers!This is an EXTREMELY RARE find! This Quartz Matrix is from the Messina Copper Mine in South Africa. This m

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Ajoite Mindat Mines, Minerals and More

The Messina Mine is home to these unique and beautiful Quartz crystals included by the rare potassium, sodium, copper silicate, Ajoite. The first generation of Quartz is richly coated by the Ajoite, and the second generation Quartz then preserves it as a wonderful turquoise-blue phantom within.

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Ajoite in Matrix Part 2--from Messina, South Africa Copper

Ajoite in Matrix from Messina, South Africa Copper Mine RSAI bought in the 1990's. I have had over 1500 lbs of Ajoite over the years.Learn mote about Ajoite

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Superb Ajoite included in phantom Quartz ex Henderson

Dec 08, 2012 Truly a very fine thumbnail by ANY standard for the collector of all things quartz, copper or South African. This super piece is from the famous, small, 1985 find from the famous Messina Mine of South Africa, source of the VERY BEST ajoite-included quartz crystals. The interior quartz phantom is a fabulous compliment!

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Ajoite :: Ajoite necklace :: Messina|AJOITE OHMIKKONBUR QIL

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AJOITE (Hydrated Potassium Sodium Copper Aluminum Silicate

Ajoite is an attractive copper silicate mineral that is named for its type locality in the Ajo District of Pima County, Arizona. It is a secondary mineral that forms from the oxidation of other secondary copper minerals. Ajoite forms excellent microcrystal specimens.

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Ajoite

Ajoite. Ajoite is a hydrated sodium potassium copper aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral. Ajoite has the chemical formula (Na,K)Cu 7 AlSi 9 O 24 (OH) 6 ·3H 2 O, and minor Mn, Fe and Ca are usually also present in the structure. Ajoite is used as a minor ore of copper .

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"Angel Wing" Ajoite Included Quartz

Fibrous Ajoite Sometimes Referred to as "Angel Wing" Ajoite Included Quartz with Native Copper, Fibrous Kaolinite, Hematite and Epidote. From the No. 5 Shaft 1980's Find. 6.8 x 4 x 3.4 cm 99g No. 5 Shaft, Messina Mine, Messina, South Africa.

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File:Ajoite in quartz Messina mine, Limpopo Province

English: Ajoite in Quartz Locality: Messina mine, Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa At one time this specimen was in the collection of Earl Calvert (1975) Scale at bottom of image is one inch with a rule at one cm.

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Musina, Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa

These mines show slight variation in their local geology and mineralisation. At the end of 1992 the Messina Mine (No. 5 Shaft) ended production and was closed down. This was the last remaining operating mine in the region and brought to a close 88 years of copper mining. MINERALOGY

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