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1803 specimens listed
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Fluorite & Quartz
stock #15.1-096
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Sharp and clear Fluorites with some unusual (for Yaoganxian) frosted faces sit nicely on unusual flatted Quartz crystals. Obtained in China in 2002 at the peak of Yaoganxian's productivity. In excellent condition, this has a different look than most YGX pieces and is quite esthetic.
Spodumenne var. Kunzite
stock #ALEC-12-603
Darra-I Pech Pegmatite Field
Konar (Kunar) Province, Afghanistan
11.1 x 7.3 x 9.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Post Tucson 2015

An older, sizable matrix specimen of light blueish Clevelandite hosts a 5.8 CM Kunzite crystal sharply terminated with good color and zoning. Associated are Quartz crystals to over 3 CM and a few scattered Elbaite and Schorl are noted too. The esthetics are quite nice while the Kunzite is nicely etched and in fine undamaged condition. Some chipping and bruises are seen on the quartz which keeps the price quite low but this still displays nicely.
Amazonite (Microcline) & Smoky Quartz
stock #15.1-300
Mona Mine, Pikes Peak, El Paso Co.
Colorado, United States
4.3 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Post Tucson 2015

Extra intense color for a Microcline, this miniature from Pikes Peak area, Colorado and has much deeper blue green color than most Colorado localities. In fine condition damage wise, there is a nice association of Cleavlandite blades nestled between the crystals. An American classic locality, this is relatively recent find from a small working claim. Better in person, with great display impact in a small size.
SOLD Amethyst
stock #SOLD 15.1-411
Boekenhoutshoek, Mkobola
Mpumalanga, South Africa
5.1 x 3.4 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Post Tucson 2015

South African "cactus" quartz is a popular commodity in the mineral market, but the deeper purple hues are the most rare and few are available. This deep hued specimen is in perfect undamaged condition with great form and shows the termination "star" of zoned purple that is most desirable. Good cactus Quartz is one of the bargains of the mineral world.
Agardite (Ce) on Calcite & Quartz
stock #15.1-298
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.7 x 3 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

The rare Cerium bearing Copper Arsenate mineral Agardite from Tsumeb was found on the 30th level several years ago. This specimen is a fairly rich example with eye visible zones and with a little Duftite as well. The matrix is scattered on several sides with sprays of micro radiating Agardite crystals. The Calcite crystals are rhombohedral form and have unknown inclusions. Not really a cabinet display specimen as the Agardites are so tiny as all are, but nice under the microscope, this piece could make many micromounts.
Apophyllite with Prehnite, Quartz (Classic locale)
stock #13.1-191
Centreville, Culpeper Basin, Fairfax County
Virginia, United States
6.4 x 5.8 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Post Tucson 2015

A classic specimen from Centreville, Virginia with sharp, well defined white Apophyllite crystals contrasting with green Prehnites. This example is in excellent condition, good display quality for the size and quite affordable for one of these.
Scapolite (purple gem crystal) v. Marialite
stock #7AE-474
Deposit 1677, Subashi, Aketao Co., Kizilsu Pref.
Xinjiang, China
1.7 x 1 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
Post Tucson 2015

A rare Chinese gem Scapolite with very intense purple color, much of which is clear enough to facet. We see very few specimens of any sort from Xinjiang, this Scapolite was from a small one time find over ten years ago when the deposit was listed as "Daftar". Analysis shows that these are a Marialite variety with some chrome adding the color. This is much deeper hue than most. Some chipping is noted with 10x magnification so this is not for perfectionists but it is still a very good, richly colored crystal that shows some clear dichroism.
SOLD Topaz & Quartz
stock #SOLD 8.E-922
Nyet, Braidu Valley, Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.5 x 4.7 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Post Tucson 2015

Sharp gem Topaz nicely perched on doubly terminated quartz. This has a delicate light natural pinkish to sherry color and sharp, glassy luster that presents well from any angle. No damage (which is quite rare as well) from finds more than a decade ago. Esthetic and a very good value.
1803 specimens listed
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