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1774 specimens listed
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Wulfenite
stock #18-AX-128
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $160
Spring 2019

A nice pretty small miniature Red Cloud Wulfenite matrix with a free standing main crystal that is a deep red-orange. The standing crystal is damage free, this is an esthetic small piece that could be trimmed to fine thumbnail if wanted. From a small scale mining attempt in 2017. The matrix is not the crumbly sort and has many small Calcite crystals scattered as well.
Carletonite
stock #18-AX-16-010
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
.9 x .8 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $900
Spring 2019

A super sharp, perfect gemmy zoned Carletonite crystal from the only locality where these were ever found, Mont St Hillaire. Glassy luster and some complex growth structures on a few faces add interest. A rare yet sometimes beautiful mineral, Carletonite has not been found for many years, it seems the one small zone that produced these was unique and there will likely never be more. Very few Carletonites were this clear, sharp and undamaged, most of the larger crystals were far more crude or had considerable damage. This small crystal is 1.2 CM diagonal, looks great on all sides and is a killer for the speci
Beryl- Aquamarine with elongated, tabular form
stock #8.1-057
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8.6 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring 2019

Tabular Beryl are not known from many localities, and this sort of elongated tabular Beryl is really rare. There are several smaller parallel position additional crystals that are not elongated but the main crystals are which is really unusual. In very good condition, no damage and with fine luster on all sides, this was found in 2007 at Xuebaoding. This form is the flat hexagon with a sharp beveled edges that is so distinctive for this location. Better in person, a choice and rare Beryl.
SOLD Turquoise -old, very high quality
stock #SOLD 19.1-245
Cananea
Sonora, Mexico
6 x 4.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 2019

A very rich, dense turquoise weighing 52 grams from a 1960 vintage find. Ex Hitchings collection this has a small surface polished with the rest left in original state. This is a top grade lapidary rough that is a fine example of this material. It is uncommon to see good non-doctored Turquoise as most on the market is either faked, dyed or altered in some way. This is an excellent, real and colorful Mexican piece with a vivid intensity that is very impressive. As an important Copper specie this is under-represented in most collections.
Apatite (Fluorapatite)
stock #19.1-244
Golconda Pegmatite district, Govenador Valadares
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2019

A cluster of stacked, flat, parallel position Apatite crystals in a sculptural arrangement. The color is a light pink to violet hue depending on lighting. In quite good condition all around this is crystalized on all sides so is a "floater". One tiny area was perhaps at one time a point of attachment but it has recrystallized so is no longer evident. This has an especially intense yellow fluorescence that is brighter than any I can recall. A choice and affordable small miniature.
Elbaite -multi color with Lepidolite and Topaz
stock #19.1-020
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
4.3 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $400
Spring 2019

A delicate, gem crystal of slender multi color Tourmaline is perched on a mix of lilac Lepidolite and colorless Topaz. Doubly terminated and gem clear, there are 5 color changes along the length of the prism. There is a single repair here that needs to be mentioned, it keeps the price low yet does not affect display as seen. A pretty, lustrous and eyecatching Paprock gem.
Ferberite, Stannite, Quartz and Fluorite etc.
stock #8.1-146
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
5.6 x 4.2 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 2019

A wonderful multi-specie specimen from the golden period of the great Yaogangxian mine. In fine condition, this is both esthetic and mineralogically complex. A complete label would have a long list including Ferberite, Stannite, Muscovite, Scheelite, Quartz, Fluorite, Dolomite and probably Wurtzite. The Ferberite is the dominent specie and is well defined, sharp and seems to be twinned. The Stannite crystals are numerous in clusters that covers an area over 3 CM across. The luster and overall composition makes this an especially choice piece. Displays well from several angles.
SOLD Fluorite -new find
stock #SOLD 19.1-218
Mandronarivo, Beroroha District
Atsimo-Andrefana, Madagascar
5.4 x 4.6 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 2019

A sharp and fine specimen from an important new find in Madagascar. This looks somewhat like an unusually huge crystal from Durham, England (Rogerley mine etc). It is also daylight fluorescent like the English material but comes from far away in this exciting new find. The crystal here is super sharp, zoned, transparent to translucent, 4.7 CM diagonal, has deep color and intense fluorescence. Very choice and far better in person.
1774 specimens listed
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