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150 specimens listed
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Dioptase w. Calcite, Duftite etc.
stock #13.1-257
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring update

Super colorful multi-specie specimen from Tsumeb. In fine condition with excellent luster and sparkle throughout. The Calcite rhombs are dusted with micro crystals of Dioptase which gives a sugar cube texture but with emerald green color. Very good display impact in person.
Sphalerite- Gemmy orange and yellow crystals
stock #17.1-634
Flamboro Quarry, Wentworth County
Ontario, Canada
5 x 4 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring update

Very showy cluster of orange to yellow Sphalerite crystals with complex forms. Minor Dolomite is also present but nearly all of this is Sphalerite. No damage and a choice example of this find from many years ago, the crystals reach 1.5 CM across. Very uncommon on the market today these were among the most attractive mineral specimens from Ontario at one time.
Galena on Dolomite
stock #18.AX-7-417-(618)
Buick Mine, Bixby, Vibernum Trend, Iron County
Missouri, United States
4.9 x 2.4 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $130
Spring update

A choice miniature Galena with classic habit cubo-octahedral crystals from the Buick mine. Displays perfectly, no damage and with an esthetic composition. This is an older specimen 1970 vintage ex. Larry White collection. This mine has been prolific and has produced many types and habits of Galena which are modern classics. These are excellent values especially when perfect like this.
Apatite CaF (Fluorapatite) on Muscovite
stock #18.-AX-18-023
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Northern Areas, Pakistan
3 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $750
Spring update

Classic Chumar style pink Apatite with a sharp, gemmy crystal well positioned on minimal matrix. Super glassy luster and good transparency. The front display surface is in excellent condition, there is contacting on the back/ underside but no breakage. Presents well. Ex Sal Avella, these have become quite scarce in this better quality.
SOLD Grossular on Diopside - classic USA locale
stock #SOLD 16.1-539
Belvidere Mountain, Belvidere/ Eden Mills Quarries, Lowel and Eden, Lamo
Vermont, United States
5.5 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring update

A classic style Belvidere mountain (Eden Mills) Garnet on Diopside and Calcite matrix. The main crystal is 1 cm across and sharp, glassy and a fine red-orange color. This long closed location is legendary for these Grossular which are now quite scarce in good quality piece. A few smaller Grossular and some remains of damaged crystals are also on the matrix, but the primary visual feature is the well exposed main crystal. Gemmy and choice.
Axinite (Fe) etched gem crystal
stock #17.1-890
Khaplu, Ghanche District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.9 x 3.5 x .7 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Spring update

A choice gemmmy clear tabular Axinite single crystal with etched edges and sharp centers. Especially glassy luster with elegant growth patterns etced in the lage flat faces. From the Ganchu district in Gilgit area, Pakistan, this was a small but wonderful find. The color in most lighting is a root beer brown with highlights of yellow-orange to red-purple. Somewhat dichroic as well, this changes color and darkens in Polarized light or even when rotated in from of a computer monitor. In fine condition the outer edge may look rough in the photos but it is all complexly recrystallized and etched in a delicate pattern. Distinctly different from Axinites from most other locales, this is an excellent Alpine specimen.
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