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Calcite -light violet
stock #18.1-411
Hyatt Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence County
New York, United States
3.4 x 2.1 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $60
Late Summer 2018

A single scalenohedral Calcite crystal with a light Violet hue. Sharp with a slight milky zoning, this is in good condition as well. Calcites from this locale are not often available.
Quartz -Black stem / phantom Herkimer
stock #18-AX-365
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
2.1 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $350
Late Summer 2018

A super fine thumbnail from the one time find (a single pocket) at the Benchmark quarry that produced these remarkable phantoms. The Quartz has the typical form of a Herkimer Diamond, but there is a small black stem that extends into the center of the transparent head. The stem is hexagonal and clearly seen inside the clear Quartz. Flawless condition and very sharp, this is even more clear and lustrous in person. A classic USA thumbnail, this like every other piece was collected by Bill Hladysz and had been in his collection.
Quartz- Black stem scepter cluster
stock #18.1-363
Treasure Mountain, Little Falls
New York, United States
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

A fine and delicate Herkimer style Quartz with the rare desirable black body or stems supporting the clear head. In excellent condition and with fine bright luster on all sides. Choice and undamaged, this modern classic has fine display impact on all sides and is much better in person.
Sphalerite and Calcite
stock #18. AX-353
ZCA Corp./Hyatt Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co.
New York, United States
3 x 2.4 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

Gem clear crystals of honey colored Sphalerite with a few small white Calcites as accent on massive matrix. Very fine large thumbnail with fine bright luster. Better in person, these are now a modern US classic, but not often available. Ex. Hladysz collection, several crystals show pronounced smooth curved faces.
Quartz v. Herkimer
stock #18.1-292
Middleville, Herkimer County
New York, United States
8.3 x 6 x 7.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
Worldwide mix summer

A blocky matrix with druzy Quartz hosting several very clear, undamaged Herkimer type Quartz. The diamonds are mostly colorless but a few are the golden type, and all are very clear and lustrous. The largest crystal has a very big internal bubble cavity that holds unusual worm like petroleum inclusions. These are vividly fluorescent and have three distinct colors. A fine and impressive cabinet piece that is especially interesting under the microscope.
Graphite - very fine, sharp crystals
stock #18.1-285
Olmsteadville, Minerva Township, Essex County
New York, United States
2.9 x 2.1 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $525
Worldwide mix summer

A superb rosette crystal cluster of Graphite standing on matrix. At 1.1 cm across and with bright metallic luster this is a killer thumbnail in fine condition. Magnification finds one tiny edge contact but for this delicate mineral this is in amazing condition. Textbook form, and with fine esthetics, Graphite is not a rare mineral but well formed lustrous crystals are very rare. From finds in the late seventies, an excellent US classic specimen.
Sphalerite -gemmy prismatic
stock #18.1-275
ZCA Mine number 4, Balmat, Balmat-Edwards District, St. Lawrence, Co.
New York, United States
1.6 x 1. x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $200
Worldwide mix summer

Small thumbnail of sharp, glassy transparent crystals of Sphalerite from New York. Textbook forms and with bright luster, the crystals are in fine condition. A modern northeastern US classic locale, these Sphalerites are choice little gems.
Titanite var Sphene - Classic New York
stock #17.1-804
Diana Township, Lewis County
New York, United States
7.9 x 4.4 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Spring update

Vintage specimen with old EB Underhill label. Underhill donated his collection posthumously to Amherst College in 1888, so this piece and his handwritten label is older than that. Not many of these labels survive today and the Sphene specimen is also a very rare example from a classic locale. I have never seen another quite like this, the luster is very bright on the slender dark gem clear crystals in the protected vug. Microscope reveals tiny Clinochlore and what may be colorless Fluorites, not known from this locale. A nice slice of mineral history.
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