The photos of the various products on this website are really only reference pictures, as no two stones are ever identical. At best we have categories of products that are similar in character and structure. Since we are actively mining for our stones, our products are constantly changing (some more than others). That is simply the nature of mining. That is part of what makes this whole process exciting. We never know exactly what a vein that we are chasing is going to open up into and what kind of material it will produce. This is the reason why we do not run an online store. The products that are listed on the website are usually available. We do our best to update our website with new products and news about our new finds. Our pricing is quite simply based on on how much it costs us to extract, clean up and package a particular product. Pricing, also, depends on the availability of the material, quality and size. For those that are interested in buying some of our products we recommend that you browse through the products we have listed and then contact us either by email or by phone to find out availability and pricing.
Azurite rosettes have been mined here for many years and are now a collector item. They are no longer being actively mined because the zone diappeared and the area became unsafe to continue mining. The rosettes that are being collected now are mostly from tailing piles and are rarely found without some damage. They are now available mostly in sizes below 2".
These geodes are cut or popped Azurite rosettes that are not suitable for specimen quality rosettes. We also have some polished cut geodes. These are available in several sizes.
These new cut or popped Green-berries are pseudomorphs of Malachite after Azurite. A few of them are actually pseudomorphs of Malachite after Goethite. Most of them have solid centers, only a few of them have crystalline centers. Most of them we sell in pairs. Some of them we have polished.
Also known as Rocky Mountain Blueberries that we are famous for. These are concretions of Azurite. Sizes range from very tiny (smaller than 1/8”) up
to 2”. Some do have crystal centers but most do not. Many of them do take a polish but not all of them.
These are veins and leaves of Azurite and Malachite. For the lapidary artist that wants natural stones to work with, along with all their natural color variations, inclusions, etc. This material is available in different grades.