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150 specimens listed
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Fluorite Octahedral with Chalcopyrite and Quartz
stock #18.1-141
Malmberget, Gallivare
Lappland, Sweden
6.9 x 5.3 x 4.2 (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring update

Sharp Fluorites from the classic Malmberget locality, famed for butterfly twin Calcites. Less famed but still excellent are the Fluorites and Stilbites from here. An excellent example in very good condition as seen with several mint green octahedral crystals. The main Quartz is about 2 CM tall and well decorated by bright Chalcopyrites, adding a nice contrast and luster. No damage seen by naked eye, some tiny chips can be found with 20X magnification, so very close but not quite perfect. A modern classic locale, these FLUORITES ARE NOT OFTEN AVAILABLE
Silver with Calcite
stock #18.1-AX7-186-1241
Batopilas, Andres del Rio District
Chihuahua, Mexico
4 x 3.1 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Spring update

A very delicate cluster of wires, herringbone crystals and tiny spinel twins of native Silver. From the now classic locale of Batopilas, this has several small bits of adhering Calcite much like ornaments on tree branches. Due to the fragility of this piece it is best to make a by hand delivery or we will ship in soap powder, insured. Ex Larry White collection.
Grossular (pink) w. Diopside
stock #16.1-AX-576
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.9 x 2.5 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $950
Spring update

One of the rarest colors of Grossular from Jeffrey is pink, and especially desirable is on a contrasting green Diopside. Far above average size for the main crystal at 1.2 CM and gemmy. Sharp edges and bright luster make this especially attractive. There are some contacts and chips mostly on smaller crystals but these are not easily seen. This also keeps the cost far below the usual level for a Jeffrey pink. This could be trimmed to a very fine thumbnail if desired.
Andalusite - Chiastolite (fairy cross)
stock #12.1-AX-164
Rutongo area
Kigali, Rwanda
5.2 x 4.2 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Spring update

A sizable Chiastolite crystal with a distinct Fairy cross from an uncommon locale, Rwanda. One face has been ground to show the structure with the back and sides left fully natural. This is the only example I have ever seen from there, this is from a 1970s vintage collection.
Adamite- gemmy crystals on gossan
stock #18.1-139
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.8 x 5.8 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring update

A pretty and unusual Adamite from 1960 vintage finds at Mina Ojuela. There are two generations of well crystallized Adamite on matrix, the first is a light green to lemon yellow chisel-tipped type, the second is colorless to white. Bright and vividly sparkling in person, the luster and quality are impressive. More recent specimens have a very different look. Very strong fluorescence as well, this has far better esthetics than typical Mexican Adamite.
Fluorite- gem clear tabular habit
stock #18.1- 140
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
3.7 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Spring update

A super toenail sized Fluorite with a very fine flattened cube form and top clarity. From the small but important Llamas Quarry in Northern Spain, this is in pristine condition. The matrix is a mass of small crystals of Fluorite all showing the elongations and beveled edges that are classic for this area. Choice.
Quartz on Chrysocolla Pseudomorphs
stock #18.1-130
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
9.1 x 6.8 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring update

Brilliant sparkling blue Chrysocolla overgrown by gem clear druzy Quartz. The Chrysocolla has replaced earlier acicular crystals of Malachite. The individual needles reach 1.5 CM A single broken needle off to the side seems to show a core of Dioptase but we are told these are in fact Malachite, the core area is rather gemmy and very bright. No matter what the original material this is very esthetic and totally different from any other Chrysocolla. An attractive, intriguing and unique Copper specimen!
Fluorapatite -large etched crystal in Calcite
stock #16.1-1254
Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area
Eastern Siberia, Russia
9.8 x 9.3 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Spring update

Complete and with great color, the larger Apatite is 8.5 CM tall, with wonderful etching. This is the best specimen I have seen of this sort, for size, color and esthetics, it is really striking. These Apatites have transparent areas and deep blue green hue. The "melted" look is typical from this region and often seem in Apatites in Metamorphic host rocks (Marble Skarns especially). As a display piece the luster, contrast with the matrix and unusual architecture gives this specimen a very fine appearance. Both of the prominent crystals are doubly terminated as well. Our notes mention a repair reattaching the large crystal, there is no damage at all and the repair seems well done.
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