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27 specimens found
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HOLD Apophyllite included by Celadonite
stock #HOLD 18.1-674
Shirurampur
Maharashtra, India
5.9 x 5.3 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Dec 2018

Killer esthetics from a small new find. This piece is from a a single pocket of Apophyllite in flowerlike clusters with pointed terminations that are all colored a deep green from Celadonite inclusions. In perfect condition, undamaged and far more impressive in person. There have been several other finds of Apophyllite included like this but they have all been of blocky or flattened habit crystals and none have had this habit or arrangement. The pocket yielded about 40 good specimens with seven top perfect pieces of which this is one. Even though the Deccan Plateau has been excavated intensely for decades, it still sometimes produces something new and impressive. The rich green of these Apophyllites is very intense and hard to render, it is more or less a Malachite hue and very different from any other Zeolites. Very striking geometry, color and display impact.
Thompsonite-Ca with Mesolite
stock #18-AX-6-041
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
5.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Worldwide mix summer

A sparkling pink hemisphere of Thomsonite sits esthetically on a contrasting matrix. From a pocket found a few years ago, these pink Thompsonite were an exciting new find then, unlike any others with a covering of tiny needles of Mesolite that gave a nice luster. In fine condition, these are no longer available, and at that time very few were undamaged like this. A great addition to any suite of Indian or Zeolite minerals.
Chalcedony on red Scolecite
stock #18.1-006
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
5 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
Worldwide mix summer

The "caviar agate" type of Chalcedony that is both very esthetic and now very hard to find. The transparent to translucent balls of Chalcedony are perched on needle crystals of a dark red Scolecite. They really do look like large fish eggs. Rich color and wet look luster make this specimen stand out. There were not many of these found and few had this very bright color. Strange but beautiful Indian specimen.
Quartz with Rutile and Chlorite
stock #18.1-109
Manihar Valley Kuilu District
Himachal Pradesh, India
9.8 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Worldwide mix summer

A remarkable Alpine type quartz from the amazing new finds in the Manihar Valley. The clarity of this Quartz in person looks like a fine Swiss specimen, the small areas of Chlorite and a few sprays of Rutile needles are also distinctive. A few of the prisms in this cluster are doubly terminated, and all are clear enough to see through to see the chlorite matrix on the back side. A very sculptural arrangement, there is no damage here just a few contacts and the whole is a very esthetic cluster.
Amethyst scepters included by Lepidocrocite
stock #18-AX-32-065
Karur District
Tamil Nadu, India
3 x 2.3 x .1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Spring update

Incredible form on this Indian specimen. A radiating burst of amethysts is the base for perfect scepters that are very slender, twisted and have lepidocrocite needles inside some tips with a red color. In pristine condition, no damage seen even with 10x magnification. from the amazing finds at Karur in Tamil Nadu, this level of perfection and esthetics is very very rare. Better in person this piece was selected from many hundreds of good pieces as on a quality level of its own.
Chalcedony -"caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-705
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Pre Holiday 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.
Chalcedony-"Caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-704
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3.8 x 3 x 2.3 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $700
Spring 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.
Quartz v. Amethyst -
stock #A 32-053
Karur District
Tamil Nadu, India
8 x 6.8 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500
Pre Holiday 2017

An incredibly formed Quartz- a "mushroom cap" style Amethyst on a contrasting matrix (this is not a scepter but more like an umbrella). In outstanding condition with great form and color, this is a very rare habit, I have only seen one other specimen. The Karur diggings have occasionally produced some exotic Quartz and this is a great example of "exotic". Below the fringe line of the cap a few tiny single crystals some sceptered protrude like little fingers. Complex parallel and stacked crystals in radial form join at the peak of the cap in a crude termination of sorts. Even the matrix is unusual, a mix of small crystals of Calcite, Quartz, Albite, Clinoclore etc that is much like some Alpine matrixes. A very special addition for any fine Quartz suite.
27 specimens found
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