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1768 specimens listed
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Apatite CaF (Fluorapatite) on Muscovite
stock #18.-AX-18-023
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Northern Areas, Pakistan
3 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $750
Spring update

Classic Chumar style pink Apatite with a sharp, gemmy crystal well positioned on minimal matrix. Super glassy luster and good transparency. The front display surface is in excellent condition, there is contacting on the back/ underside but no breakage. Presents well. Ex Sal Avella, these have become quite scarce in this better quality.
SOLD Grossular on Diopside - classic USA locale
stock #SOLD 16.1-539
Belvidere Mountain, Belvidere/ Eden Mills Quarries, Lowel and Eden, Lamo
Vermont, United States
5.5 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring update

A classic style Belvidere mountain (Eden Mills) Garnet on Diopside and Calcite matrix. The main crystal is 1 cm across and sharp, glassy and a fine red-orange color. This long closed location is legendary for these Grossular which are now quite scarce in good quality piece. A few smaller Grossular and some remains of damaged crystals are also on the matrix, but the primary visual feature is the well exposed main crystal. Gemmy and choice.
Axinite (Fe) etched gem crystal
stock #17.1-890
Khaplu, Ghanche District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.9 x 3.5 x .7 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Spring update

A choice gemmmy clear tabular Axinite single crystal with etched edges and sharp centers. Especially glassy luster with elegant growth patterns etced in the lage flat faces. From the Ganchu district in Gilgit area, Pakistan, this was a small but wonderful find. The color in most lighting is a root beer brown with highlights of yellow-orange to red-purple. Somewhat dichroic as well, this changes color and darkens in Polarized light or even when rotated in from of a computer monitor. In fine condition the outer edge may look rough in the photos but it is all complexly recrystallized and etched in a delicate pattern. Distinctly different from Axinites from most other locales, this is an excellent Alpine specimen.
Fluorite- Elongated gemmy cubes
stock #17.1-888
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
3.7 x 2.4 x 2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $160
Pre Holiday 2017

A super clear, nearly colorless (with a very slight tinge of purple) cluster of two elongated cubes. The crystals are in epitaxial orientation as well. The Fluorites from Llamas are almost always beveled on the edges and often elongated, sometimes on two different axis as is this one. No matrix at all, the back and underside were contacted and recrystallized, and one old cleavage break has also had some regrowth. The facing side for display is almost air clear, sharp and lustrous. A very good example of this small but impressive locality.
Vanadinite- USA classic locale
stock #17.2-887
Pure Potential/ N. Geronimo Mine, Silver dist., Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
2.7 x 1.6 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80
Pre Holiday 2017

An intense red thumbnail of gemmy, perfect condition prismatic Vanadinite. From the modern classic locale of the Pure Potential mine, these crystals are lustrous, transparent and have both prisms and hoppered forms.
Botallackite
stock #17.1-886
Cligga Mine, Cligga Head, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, St. Agnes District
Cornwall, England
11.9 x 8.8 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
Pre Holiday 2017

A very large specimen of lustrous Botallackite from Cornwall. In several habits but mostly accicular free standing crystals in several vugs. This could be trimmed to make several specimens if desired, but is fine as is to my eye. A Cornish classic copper specie, a paramorph of Atacamite and Clinoatacamite, this specimen seems to have a druse of Langite (not x-rayed) as well. Botllackites is quite rare and when from other localities are not nearly as attractive as these.
Fluorite on Quartz -Fine Octahedral crystals
stock #17.1-658
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas district
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
6.2 x 3.6 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Pre Holiday 2017

Very sharp transparent and bright green Octahedral Fluorites are in an esthetic cluster. The main crystal is very well isolated and absolutely perfect which is quite rare. The matrix is all crystallized milky quartz that makes a good contrast with the Fluorites. Riemvasmaak octahedrons are highly respected and among the worlds best, they have been found sporadically for about 10 years, currently there is no new production. Choice pieces of this quality can be very expensive, however, this is especially reasonable from the last good finds in 2014.
Vesuvianite
stock #9.1-W159
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.1 x 3 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $900
Pre Holiday 2017

A colorful and very well formed Vesuvianite with a main crystal showing an unusual shortened prismatic habit. From the great heyday of the Jeffrey mine, now sadly closed forever, this location produced the worlds very best Vesuvianites in many colors and forms. The main crystal is 2 CM across diagonally and well isolated from the mass of crystals and in fine shape. Rough areas and contacts exist but are mostly on the sides and back of this specimen. Color zoning and glassy luster give this extra pop in person.
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