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11 specimens listed
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Spessartine on Galena
stock #19.1-857
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $3200


A killer bright red well formed Spessartine Garnet perched on classic Galena matrix from Broken Hill. The Garnet is nearly 2.5 CM across the long dimension, which is huge for this locale and the color, luster and condition are superb. No damage or repairs, the back of the Garnet has a clean contact but is complete and with no chipping even under 30X magnification. Sits well for display without props, this is far better in person. This almost certainly came from the North mine but the old labels are not specific, so we are listing it as simply "Broken Hil"
Bustamite on Calcite
stock #19.1-340
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
3.4 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $240


A nice old Broken Hill specimen with a complete Bustamite crystal nicely perched on matrix. Previously labeled as Rhodonite this was a common mistake seen on early labels. This crystal is partly color zoned, has some translucence and has the classic slightly rounded edges. The Bustamite is doubly terminated and the matrix of Calcite is strongly fluorescent.
Anglesite pseudo after Cerussite -Classic
stock #15.1-477
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
4.3 x 3.1 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Worldwide mix summer

A rare and elegant pseudomorph, the twinned crystals of Cerussite have been fully replaced by Anglesite and the outer surface is covered on all sides by sharp small Anglesites. The specimen is in exceptional condition and is a floater, with no attachment point, crystallized all around. These Pseudomorphs were found long ago in the early upper mine workings. This choice example is remarkable for perfection and classic form, a rarity almost never available.
Pyromorphite
stock #15.1-565
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
4.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $160
Fall 2015

Transparent Pyromorphite crystals scattered on a contrasting dark matrix from Broken Hill. The dark matrix is often labeled as Coronadite but this is not confirmed in this specimen. Most crystals are pristine but some damaged or broken prisms are seen with magnification. Pyros about 5mm, bright green-yellow hue from a classic locale.
Cerussite reticulated
stock #15.1-547
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.9 x 3.1 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Fall 2015

A reticulated Cerussite from Broken Hill that has a small bit of green color included in some areas. Attractive and a bit different for the locale, this is not perfect on the outer edges but the main snowflake areas are quite fine.
Native Silver
stock #7.AE-205
Elura Mine, Cobar, Robinson Co.
New South Wales, Australia
4 x 2.2 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $490
Post Tucson 2015

One of the very best most detailed Elura Silvers I have ever seen. The Elura mine is the source of a distinctive habit of crystallized Silver, this being a superb example. Herringbone crystals and elongated spinel twins, some of which are flattened are all joined in a tree like sculpture. Excellent patina and in perfect condition, no damage can be found even at 30X magnification. These have become scarce in recent years and this quality was never common.
SOLD Mimetite
stock #SOLD 14.1-065
Elura Mine, Cobar, Robinson Co.
New South Wales, Australia
3.2 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

A good toenail sized Mimetite from the Elura Mine with nice structure and definition. The top Elura Mimetites were once some of the best ever found, this piece is not of that calibre but it is nice and not crazy expensive either. Very clean condition damage wise, the crystals reach 1.2 CM and show color zoning. Magnification shows a second generation of smaller crystals and a coating of yellow to red brown has formed on all the crystals. It seems they are yellow to green and more glassy underneath the coating, which might be removable with solvents. A good value, these are now getting scarce.
Rhodonite (gemmy crystals) on Galena
stock #13.1-317
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
3.1 x 2 x 1.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $850


A single, brilliant dark red gemmy Rhodonite crystal is exposed in a mass of silvery Galena. The Rhodonite is 2.3 CM across, and has very bright luster. Typical crude but complete edges are undamaged. This is the classic form for Broken hill Rhodonite,but the gemmyness, size and deep color are far better than average.
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