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172 specimens listed
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Adamite- Manganoan (purple) with Austinite
stock #19.1-752
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
2.8 x 2.2 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $700


Killer thumbnail with intense bright color and great esthetics. A cluster of Adamite crystals showing saturated color zoning and featuring a saturated Purple sector. In perfect, undamaged condition. The back side and a few other spots have some nice small balls of Austinite as well, an unusual combination that adds a bit to the overall interest. Purple Adamite from Mina Ojuela is one of the most desired of Mexican minerals, this color and quality is found rarely and prized.
Wulfenite "windowpane" type
stock #19.1-994
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
1.8 x 1.6 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160


A smaller thumbnail that has a super presentation. Two main Wulfenite windows are nicely perched on a sliver of crystalized Calcite matrix. Very tiny balls of red Mimetite add color so that at certain angles the Wulfenites are a more reddish or yellow depending on the perspective. In fine condition as seen, this looks great from several angles. The Rowley mine tended to have smaller and more delicate Wulfenites but they could be incredibly esthetic. A choice little piece with more display impact than might be expected.
SOLD Rhodochrosite -classic locale
stock #SOLD 13.1-242
Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County
Montana, United States
2.6 x 2.4 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


From Butte during the glory days came a lot of Rhodochrosite best known from the Emma Mine. This thumbnail is especially choice with a well formed main rhomb that is unusually distinct and isolated. The matrix is composed of sharp smaller Rhombs and has a few tiny Quartz as accents. The color is quite a bit deeper pink than usual and the condition is excellent. Displays well from several angles. One of the worlds great mineral locales, Butte produced incredible Sulfide minerals many of which are not very colorful. The Rhodos add a bright exception to this.
Fluorite- Pink
stock #19.1-677
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
2.2 x 1.4 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240


A choice little thumbnail cluster of light pink transparent Fluorites. From the important new find at Huangang, these clear octahedrons are included by fibers of an Asbestos like mineral, perhaps Byssolite clearly seen inside. The specimen is a chain of 4 discrete complete Octas with no matrix. Can be displayed in any orientation. This was a large find at Huangang but this level of quality was very rare, perhaps 1 in 100 pieces at best. This style of Fluorite is unique, absolutely unlike the pinks from any other locality. The faces are lightly frosted but the interiors are very clear with good color. The large number of specimens recovered has helped keep the prices affordable this is certainly the right time to get a choice piece. Better in person.
Fluorite -Pink Octahedral with inclusions
stock #19.1-676
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
1.8 x 1.2 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


From the great new finds at Huangang, this is a perfect thumbnail of two light pink octahedral crystals. The crystals are nicely juxtaposed and the whole is a small but esthetic piece of high quality. These transparent octahedrons are included by fibers of an Asbestos like mineral, perhaps Byssolite. The condition of this is perfect on all sides, each corner and edge is undamaged. This was a very large and impressive find but this level of perfection was very rare, perhaps 1 in 100 pieces at best. This style of Fluorite is quite unique and absolutely unlike any pinks from any other locality. The faces are lightly frosted but the interiors are very clear and the included fibers are easily seen. The large number of specimens recovered has helped keep the prices very affordable this is certainly the right time to get a choice piece.
Pink Fluorite with inclusions
stock #19.1-678
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
1.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $200


From the great new finds at Huanggang, this is a perfect thumbnail cluster of light pink transparent Fluorites. These Octahedrons are included by fibers of an Asbestos like mineral, perhaps Byssolite. The condition of this is perfect on all sides, each corner and edge is undamaged. This was a very large and impressive find but this level of perfection was very rare, perhaps 1 in 100 pieces at best. This style of Fluorite is quite unique and absolutely unlike any pinks from any other locality. The faces are lightly frosted but the interiors are very clear and the included fibers are easily seen. The large number of specimens recovered has helped keep the prices very affordable this is certainly the right time to get a choice piece.
SOLD Painite
stock #SOLD 19.1-861
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
1.2 x .8 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A terminated, unusually sharp Painite crystal from the type locality of this rare specie. This crystal has bright luster, some transparency / translucence and red highlights under strong lighting. Far better than typical for this usually crude mineral. For many years Painite was described as the worlds rarest gemstone., at that time a crystal of this quality would be priced in the mid 4 figures when available. That has changed over the past decade but this is still certainly a rare mineral. Although dark this is not etched, included or cracked and could certainly be faceted.
Grossular - fine Gem Garnet
stock #18-AX-31-006B
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
1.7 x 1.7 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $950


Bright, lustrous, colorful and incredibly well formed gem Garnet from the Jeffrey Mine. A tiny bit of Diopside matrix and a small side car crystal are the only additions. In fine condition as seen, a quite superb thumbnail with well defined striations and a glass-like look. Single complete and well isolated crystals of this size are especially desirable. There were never many of top quality Grossular when the quarry was working but now these are just never seen.
172 specimens listed
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