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stock #10.1-177
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4 x 3.6 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $975
Post Tucson 2015

A fine, sweet pinwheel style Adamite with brilliant color and luster. Minimal matrix this is mostly just a pure, bright Adamite specimen. In fine condition there is no damage aside from the outer edge contacts seen in the photos. The tiny crystals that compose the wheels are perfectly terminated and pristine. A very pretty example that is hard to find now.
stock #A7-085-1349
Qiaojia County, Zhaotong Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $320
pre Tucson 2015 update

Big, sharp, complete Babingtonite crystals with textbook form from the great Chinese find. Good crystals was rare before 2003, and not even known in crystals bigger than 2 CM. This example has a huge main crystal 4.2 CM long, very bright luster on most faces, almost no matrix and is undamaged. Such a specimen before 2003 would have been the world's best and priceless. Thanks to this find we have some outstanding pieces that are affordable for now.
Serandite w. Aegirine & Leucophanite etc.
stock #ALEC-16-472
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
pre Tucson 2015 update

A beautiful and complex specimen with sharp delicate crystals in an attractive jumble. The Serandites are especially nice and translucent. In fine condition, there are several micros of other minerals not identified. Another modern classic locale, St Hillaire has not provided collector minerals for the past 2 years.
Amethyst Scepter
stock #ALEC-12-008
Simeone Quarry, Wrentham
Massachusetts, United States
4 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $220
pre Tucson 2015 update

A small but well defined Massachusetts Amethyst in scepters and parallel growths. Sharp with good clarity and subdued zoned color, this is for its size a very fine specimen from this locale. A fair sized contact on the edge back is not seen when mounted for display. All of the three top tips are perfectly undamaged even at 30X magnification. Very few were found in this condition.
Rose Quartz
stock #ALEC-10-629
Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

Rose Quartz crystals in a neat bundle from the great finds in Brazil circa 1970. This is mostly just pure crystallized rose Quartz with some inclusions. Fine transparency and minimal damage (micro chips and contacts)that is not easy to see by naked eye. The price reflects the minor imperfections, if you are not a strict perfectionist this is a very good value for the rarest type of crystallized quartz. The crystals reach 2 CM.
stock #ALEC-29-036
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.9 x 3.5 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $150
pre Tucson 2015 update

A delicate small Tsumeb Wulfenite that has fine transparency. Very nice butterscotch color, there are some unidentified tiny white platey crystals as well on the matrix. The specimen has some tiny edge chipping damage on one of the crystals so the price reflects this. This could be trimmed to a thumbnail but I like it just as it is. By naked eye this displays just like an undamaged piece.
Phenakite on Adularia
stock #ALEC-26-011
Mt. Antero, Chaffee Co.
Colorado, United States
3.4 x 2.5 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $100
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nice, sizable Phenakite from Colorado. The old labels say Phenakite on Adularia, they are somewhat transparent and glassy. The main crystal is big for the locale at 1.1 CM, it has a fine glassy luster and is in good condition With magnification it seems to show some twinning and has unusualy curved faces formed from several offset faces. A nice affordable Mt. Antero specimen.
Cerussite- new find, Ojuela
stock #ALEC-29-108
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.3 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Post Tucson 2015

A delicate and complex Cerussite fro m the recent find at Mina Ojuela. These are glassy crystals associated with Pyrite that have inclusions that make part of the crystals opaque. There is some green to blue green inclusions and coatings as well so the overall look is dark. There are many crystal habits on this piece, some twinned, sixlings and untwinned prisms. Some damage exists but much less than on nearly all pieces in the find. The longest crystal is 3.1 CM, before this find Cerussite was very rare at Ojuela.
1816 specimens listed
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