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Fluorite (Pink- Orange Octahedral) on Muscovite
stock #9.1-166
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
8.4 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $670

A single modified octahedron (3 CM) of Fluorite set esthetically in a nest of Muscovite blades. The Fluorite has a slight frosting but is very clear internally and the color is especially unusual, being pinkish with an orange hue. At quick glance this can even look like a Scheelite. Overall in good condition, there are some rough areas from muscovite contacts as seen in the photos, they are not distracting. For any Fluorite or Pakistani suite, this is a very desirable addition.
stock #AC-017
Joplin Field, Tri State District, Jasper County
Missouri, United States
8.6 x 5.4 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $325

A brilliant and pristine red Sphalerite from the classic Tri State district. Even though this was once easilly available it was not usually as attractive as this piece. The mines have been closed for decades now and is now quite uncommon to find any good USA "ruby jack". A sizable vug of 7.5 Cm across is packed with lusterous sparkling Ruby color crystals that reach 1.1 CM however most are smaller. No damage, great esthetics and all crystals are translucent. There are some saddle shape Dolomites and a sprinkling of Chalcopyrite as well for a nice contrast. The back of the matrix block has a nice display of Sphalerite as well (6 CM across), and would be an excellent piece on its own. Very classy color and great eye appeal as well as being an affordable classic US piece!
Sphalerite (Cleiophane) with Galena
stock #9.1-154
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
6.7 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $350

A big (2.9 CM) yellow-green Sphalerite compound crystal sits perfectly on a matrix of galena and some quartz.. Outstanding condition, this is rare older Madan material that is not often available.
Fluorapatite (Apatite CF)
stock #8.1-458
Cerro de Mercado, Victoria de Durango
Durango, Mexico
5.2 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $145

The Cerrro de Mercado apatites are a Mexican classic, and now its quite hard to find nice ones. I try to purchase any decent piece I see since I think these are still undervalued and destined to be good investments. These were once plentiful, although undamaged crystals and good matrix piece were never very common. This example is in very good condition and an esthetic matrix piece as well. The main 3.4 CM crystal is quite sharp, gemmy and is well placed on the matrix. The small specimen has good presence and glass like luster. There are a few other tiny crystals scattered about although some are damaged they are not visible from the display side.
Tourmaline (Elbaite) in stacked prisms
stock #8.1-449
Golconda Pegmatite district, Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.9 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $425

A fine zoned green gem crystal with a remarkable and rare termination. This looks like a reversed scepter as the inner termination rises above the base prism. Very sharp and clean, there are some very tiny chips on a few edges but not distracting at all. Pretty much all gem with green color ranging from yellowish to a deeper bottle green color.
stock #8.1-348
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region, China
6 x 4.8 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $600

Rich deep orange color and glassy luster make this a very good eyecatcher. Crystals reach 2.4 CM in with many complete and well positioned. There is damage but in contect it is easy to overlook, yet it keeps this from a much higher price point.
stock #8.1-351
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region, China
5.1 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $200

A very cute and sparkling wulfenite cluster of delicate thin blades on a shard of matrix. some minor cerussite as well, but mostly wulfenite in crystals to just under 1 cm. Some chipped crystals can be found but as these are thinner than paper and incredibly fragile it is forgivable due to the many undamaged crystals. A very pretty Wulfenite for the price!
stock #8.1-337
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region, China
6.8 x 5.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $600

A very unusual and attractive Wulfenite of exceptional delicacy. This is an unusual habit for this find (and almost all wulfenite localities) that is a little like some older San Fransisco Mine and Tiger pieces, but not quite. This habit has irregular shaped blades with thin, tapered edges and seem to be complexly recrystalized and so seem very rounded and less geometric. The crystals are insanely thin sometimes thinner than a piece of paper. Consequentially there is edge damage in many areas, and some breakage but many of the larger crystals are relatively good and complete. For this ultra delicate style this is the best condition example I have seen, it A good piece for the collector who seeks the unusual and can accept some damage.
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