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1772 specimens listed
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Dioptase
stock #18-AX-14-218
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
3.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $620
Dec 2018

A super clean, brilliant toenail sized Dioptase from finds at Kaokoveld in 2012. Very sharp and lustrous crystals in excellent condition and having an esthetic arrangement. While Dioptase is known from quite a few localities in the world but this sort of very fine specimen is from either Tsumeb (closed forever) or Kaokoveld, bot being in Namibia. Top emerald green color with transparent areas set this apart, better in person.
Valentinite crystals on Stibiconite ps after Stibnite
stock #18-AX-15-290-C003
Xikuangshan, Lengshijiang, Loudi Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
7.5 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Dec 2018

Sharp, clear prismatic crystals of Valentinite scattered on and esthetic spray of Stibiconite. The Stibiconite has fully replaced the original Stibnite but the form is perfectly preserved. Despite the delicate nature of this specie, this specimen is in excellent condition, complete and undamaged. The Stibnites of Xikhuangshan are world famed, but the less well known, alteration species (like Valentinite) are also world class. This piece is ex Shields Flynn collection and looks good from every angle.
Rhodochrosite with Polylithonite, Aegerine etc
stock #17.1-660
Poudrette Quarry, Mont Saint-Hilaire
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x 2.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Dec 2018

A neat variation of classic form from Mt St Hillaire, the flattened triangular Rhodochrosite Rhomb with some extra faces. This specimen here also has several tiny "normal" Rhodo rhombs. Lots of micro crystals on some faces and edges, including Polylithonite. In perfect condition by naked eye, only at 30X magnification are some rough spots found as is a secondary coating in a few spots. Displays well from most any angle, this is good looking on either side. An attractive large thumbnail.
Chromian Wulfenite
stock #18.1-621
Chapacase Mine, Tacopillia Dist, Tacopilla Province
Antofagasta Region, Chile
2.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $110
Dec 2018

A choice, rare example of the deep red Chromian variety of Wulfenite. Known from just three localities, the best specimens have all come from finds over 20 years ago in Chile. This piece is from those finds and shows classic form micro crystals on all sides of the matrix. Especially brilliant under the microscope this is in good condition and has well formed crystals with several habits densely encrusting. No eye visible damage but some micro chipping is found with 20X magnification on a few of the many otherwise perfect crystals.
Barite (Barytes) large transparent crystal
stock #18-AX-16-553
Marcil Quarry, Sainte-Lotilde-de-Chateauguay, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5 x 2.6 x 1.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $250
Dec 2018

A large glass clear Barite crystal that is complete and perfectly transparent. In very good condition and complete except on the bottom, this has a faden-like line seen in the center of the prism. Sharp and lustrous, a choice example from this less well known mine.
Wulfenite -Thin habit bright red
stock #8.1-366WAM
Jianshan mine (stone crack), Ruoqiang County, Bayin gholin prefecture
Xinjiang, China
6.2 x 5.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Dec 2018

Brilliant red Wulfenites with a delicate, paper thin habit that are free standing on a gossan matrix. Choice and esthetic example from the earlier finds at Xinjiang. The centers of many Wulfenites have a zoned coating on one side of the crystal, but others are unzoned. The delicate thin edges are mostly intact and undamaged but there is some damage on a few spots which is almost inevitable with such thin crystals. The color is as brilliant a red as is possible.
Grossular and Diopside
stock #18.AX-24-481
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 2.3 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Dec 2018

An attractive, complex specimen of lustrous cinnamon colored Grossular on prismatic Diopside crystals. A classic combination from the famed Jeffrey Mine. The Garnets are well formed and damage free, the Diopsides are well terminated with flat tops and also undamaged but are contacted on the outer edges. A choice miniature that has a fine color contrast. Better in person.
Quartz -Yellow Humboldtine inclusions
stock #18.1-629
Cabiche, Municipio de Quipama
Boyaca, Colombia
7.3 x 6.5 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Dec 2018

An incredible new find of Quartz with bright yellow tips that are now known to be inclusions of Humboldtine. We obtain this specimen and a few others in Colombia just over two years ago but the analysis was not validated until recently. This specimen is a radiating group of Quartz crystals on a small shard of matrix, and is in fine condition. The find has made big news in the mineral world and now seems to be fully exhausted, there were very few matrix specimens and most of these were very quickly sold. This specimen has misplaced and not put in our show display, it is one of the few left and we think maybe the only one on the web. Choice and obviously a very rare Quartz.
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