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Barite with Epitaxial crystals
stock #19.1-011
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
6.2 x 1.5 x .7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


A remarkable Barite from anyplace but especial exotic being from India. The core of this piece is a single elongated Barite prism that has been overgrown with oriented clear Barites in perfect alignment. In fine undamaged condition, this was from a small recent find. The Barites from this find have been called "scepters" but they seem to be more complex than that and more an epitaxial chain habit.
Amethyst- sceptered
stock #12.1-109
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
9 x 5.1 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $490


Gem clear scepters of very sharp and lustrous Amethyst are arranged in a ridge-like line on matrix. From the amazing finds at Karur in Tamil Nadu (Southern India) a few years ago, this is in perfect condition. The matrix has a vertically layered appearance and adds a good contrast. This deposit yielded several various types of Amethyst including some delicate and fine scepters like these. A few specimens still trickle out today but not of this sort. Choice.
Amethyst on Quartz -unusual scepters
stock #19.1-294
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
3.3 x 3.2 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $280
Spring 2019

Two generations of Quartz with the later growth of Amethyst being unusual bent scepters. Excellent color and in fine condition the contrast with the white Quartz is excellent and the purple is nicely zoned, intense and lustrous. From the remarkable Amethyst discoveries in Karur, this has an especially delicate and eyecatching appeal but the real uniqueness is the unusual scepter form.
Apophyllite on Stilbite finger -well pocket find
stock #18AX-21-024
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District,
Maharashtra, India
7.4 x 4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2019

A fine example of the radiating habit of flat tip green Apophyllite crystals in flowerlike form. The stalk of Stilbite is a choice contrasting matrix for the gem clear Apophyllites. in perfect, undamaged condition the Apophyllites are water clear at the tips and nearly colorless, they grade to a fine mint green lower down and the color is transmitted through the entire crystal. very good value from the second well pocket (there have been at least 4 in 12 years, each a little different). This was a unique small pocket with the fingerlike stalks of Stilbite in stalactitic form.
Thomsonite-Ca with Mesolite
stock #18-AX-6-041
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
5.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Worldwide mix summer

A sparkling pink hemisphere of Thomsonite sits esthetically on a contrasting matrix. From a pocket found a few years ago, these pink Thompsonite were an exciting new find then, unlike any others with a covering of tiny needles of Mesolite that gave a nice luster. In fine condition, these are no longer available, and at that time very few were undamaged like this. A great addition to any suite of Indian or Zeolite minerals.
Chalcedony on red Scolecite
stock #18.1-006
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
5 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
Worldwide mix summer

The "caviar agate" type of Chalcedony that is both very esthetic and now very hard to find. The transparent to translucent balls of Chalcedony are perched on needle crystals of a dark red Scolecite. They really do look like large fish eggs. Rich color and wet look luster make this specimen stand out. There were not many of these found and few had this very bright color. Strange but beautiful Indian specimen.
Quartz with Rutile and Chlorite
stock #18.1-109
Manihar Valley Kuilu District
Himachal Pradesh, India
9.8 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Worldwide mix summer

A remarkable Alpine type quartz from the amazing new finds in the Manihar Valley. The clarity of this Quartz in person looks like a fine Swiss specimen, the small areas of Chlorite and a few sprays of Rutile needles are also distinctive. A few of the prisms in this cluster are doubly terminated, and all are clear enough to see through to see the chlorite matrix on the back side. A very sculptural arrangement, there is no damage here just a few contacts and the whole is a very esthetic cluster.
Amethyst scepters included by Lepidocrocite
stock #18-AX-32-065
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
3 x 2.3 x .1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Spring update

Incredible form on this Indian specimen. A radiating burst of amethysts is the base for perfect scepters that are very slender, twisted and have lepidocrocite needles inside some tips with a red color. In pristine condition, no damage seen even with 10x magnification. from the amazing finds at Karur in Tamil Nadu, this level of perfection and esthetics is very very rare. Better in person this piece was selected from many hundreds of good pieces as on a quality level of its own.
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