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1788 specimens listed
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Quartz- Red Phantom, classic locale
stock #18.1-316
Bamble (Bamle)
Telemark, Norway
2.8 x 1.5 x 1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $45
Late Summer 2018

Sharp phantom of red Quartz seen inside this old specimen from Bamle (Telemark) Norway. As seen the crystal has some bruises and so is not for a perfectionist, but it is a nice colorful piece from this locale famed for Barites. Inside the Quartz there are dark spheres (Pyrite?) and deeper red clouds of Hematite. Pre 1935 vintage with an old French label, these are never seen for sale.
Fluorite -color change
stock #17.1-193A
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6.3 x 3.1 x 2.2 (cabinet)
price: $480
Late Summer 2018

From this great new find, this is a superb small cabinet specimen of sharp, undamaged and very colorful Fluorite. The color shift on these Fluorites is striking, it goes from a royal blue to a deep purple depending on the light source. The crystals are wonderful modified cubes, transparent and have a fine contrast to the matrix. We examined hundreds of pieces from this find and selected just a few, there were many damaged pieces and this level of perfection was not common. The discovery of these in Fujian province was an exciting new find last year and has now already dried up.
Parisite - single crystal
stock #15.1-197
Muzo Mining District
Boyaca, Colombia
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $950


Large, sharp, and very translucent, this single crystal of Parisite is exceptional. The bright red brown color and glassy luster make this stand out. Parisites have been found sporadically at the Emerald mines near Muzo, but usually much smaller, damaged or opaque. This is a textbook example of the tapering habit seen at Muzo. Perfectly eye clean for damage but very tiny chip can be found with 20X magnification. In 15 years of travel and worki with Colombian minerals, this is the best single crystal of Parisite we have had.
Fluorite - purple, blue, yellow etc
stock #18-AX-18-064
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Haris Creek Sub-district, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.1 x 6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Worldwide mix summer

A choice, sharp old Rosiclaire, Illinois Fluorite dusted with a little sparkling Quartz. Very good translucency, this backlights very well and shows multiple internal colors. In sunlight or daylight balanced light sources this is a nice blue with hints of yellow and some red internal color. Incandescent lighting turns this a more purple color. Overall in very good condition, a close exam finds some very tiny edge bruises but these are clearly not distracting yet keep the price low. Better in person, strong display and now getting very hard to find this quality at reasonable costs.
Cordierite - classic locale
stock #8.1-293
Richmond Soapstone Quarry, Cheshire County
New Hampshire, United States
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $225
Worldwide mix summer

A classic Northeastern US Cordierite crystal on matrix 4.2 CM tall. The termination is the usual flat top habit but with some edge modifications. Far better than most of these, the crystal is well defined somewhat sharp and unusually distinct but also clearly a bit crude as are these old Cordierites. . Nice mahogany brown color, good size and waxy luster on all the faces. Choice yet affordable example not often available in this quality.
Beryl V. Emerald on Calcite
stock #8.1-223
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
3.3 x 2.1 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, deep color Emerald crystal nicely perched on crystalized Calcite. From the La Marina Mine, which is famed for Apatites and Euclase but only rarely are specimen Emeralds seen from here. No repairs, the hexagon of Beryl has some etched faces and one one edge a contact but otherwise it is a very choice little gem crystal on classic Colombian matrix. It has gotten very hard to source Emerald specimens in Colombia that are not color enhanced, repaired or priced at crazy levels. This is a very reasonable and attractive peice.
Quartz V. Amethyst - multiple terminations
stock #17.1-845
Mule Creek, Steeple Rock district, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
8 x 1.9 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Worldwide mix summer

An unusual and esthetic pale Amethyst that is scepter-like but with ten terminations on the cap. Some colorless secondary growths are evident and the condition is quite choice, the only damage is at the bottom or base where this wqas removed. Collected some decades ago by Paul Yung, this is a clean, odd but attractive US Quartz. The color is a little deeper in person.
Barite-Classic locale
stock #15.1-171
Florence Mine, Egremont
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8.3 x 5.3 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, classic Barite (Baryte) with color zoned crystals that are also transparent, lustrous and doubly terminated. From the Florence Mine in the Frizington area, the matrix is distinctive Dolomite with Hematite coloring in some areas. This has the classic form from the Frizington area, but is by far the most attractive Barite I have seen from the Florence mine, a location better known for Hematite, Fluorite and Quartz. The Barites are in remarkable condition for such delicate, slender crystals which are free standing on the matrix. These crystals have quite small connection points and have zoned red phantoms.
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