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stock #ALEC-30-022
Jonas Mine, Itatiaia District, Conselheiro, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 1.2 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $2600
pre Tucson 2015 update

Jonas Tourmaline is one of the most sought after gem crystal specimens and usually very expensive. This is a richly colored Elbaite, a little different from most Jonas pieces, it looks quite similar to some Cruzieros. This was part of a small suite of verified Jonas specimens and was unique in the parcel. The color at the termination end is deep intense red as would be expected, but the zoning is much rarer. The clarity is gem grade and the small side crystal is a nice esthetic addition. No damage at all, there is a contact one one side face that is not seen from any logical display angle. A fine, classic locale tourmaline with top color and quality.
Elbaite w.Lepidolite
stock #ALEC-30-023
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
5.6 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $1850

Unusually clear gem grade and with muche better than usual color intensity. This is the classic look and habit of the Himalaya mine, but in exceptional condition and quality. No repairs and very close to perfect condition damagewise (just one chip about .5 millimeter that is clearly not distracting or easy to see). This is an old specimen, far better in person, and far better than most of this size and type.
stock #ALEC-16-192
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oujada-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
6 x 3.7 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very nice sculptural old Touissit Wulfenite specimen that displays well. In good condition overall, there is minor damage as seen in the photos and is typical of nearly every piece when examined with care. That said, this is a very displayable piece with quite good color and very shiny luster. These are now hard to find with this quality and esthetic form.
Wulfenite w. Calcite
stock #ALEC-31-093
Ahmad Abad Mine
Yazd Province, Iran
5.2 x 3.8 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $575
pre Tucson 2015 update

An unusual and attractive Iranian Wulfenite from an exciting new (old) locality. The Ahmad Abad Mine in Yazd Province last worked over 200 years ago, it has recently produced a small number of quite impressive Wulfenites of many styles. This has complex orange crystals decorated with Calcite in tiny scalenohedrons. Most crystals show the chevron or "arrowhead" habit, some old broken areas are noted most of which have recrystallized and some breaks have secondary coatings of Calcite. Large crystals for this find and a nice addition for a Wulfenite suite.
Wulfenite w. Calcite & Plattnerite
stock #ALEC-31-094
Ahmad Abad Mine
Yazd Province, Iran
4.8 x 4.9 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $600
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very complex Iranian specimen, a delicate structure of thin, translucent bladed Wulfenites are decorated with tiny calcite scalenohedrons and black accicular Platnerites. An interesting and showy esthetic, this is in remarkably pristine condition for such delicacy. From small scale collecting at this old abandoned mine.
Wulfenite w. Calcite & Mimetite
stock #ALEC 31-101
Ahmad Abad Mine
Yazd Province, Iran
4.6 x 3.5 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $400
pre Tucson 2015 update

Small but brightly colored, delicate and quite esthetic, this is a complex and interesting Iranian specimen. From small scale collecting at this long abandoned mine, this has a great display look for its small size. Nestled on several of the Wulfenites are micro gemmy bright red crystals that have were originally thought to be Mimetites but some analysis have shown up as Fornacite.
Wulfenite w. Calcite
stock #ALEC 31-096
Ahmad Abad Mine
Yazd Province, Iran
5.9 x 3.5 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very different style and look for a Wulfenite specimen. One of the most exciting habits to come from the new finds at Ahmad Abad are the Wulfenites partly encased in calcite. The stepped forms and geometric structures make an esthetic and sculptural specimen. In excellent condition with just some very minor chipping that is not seen on display. An exotic location and a great addition to any Wulfenite collection.
stock #17.AL-494
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
6 x 4 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $975
pre Tucson 2015 update

A glassy luster yellow-green cluster of sharp and partly gemmy Vesuvianites. The overall arrangement and esthetics are very attractive, this really displays well. Most of the crystals are sharply terminated and damage free, but a few show recrystallization on old broken surfaces, this can look like damage on a quick glance but it is not. Were it not for the recrystallized zones this would be a far more expensive specimen. Avery good value for the size, color and esthtics.
1803 specimens listed
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