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Crocoite on Gibbsite
stock #20.1-214
Adelaide Mine Dundas Mineral Field, Zeehan District,West Coast Municipal
Tasmania, Australia
9.5 x 6 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2020

Slender bright red-orange crystals of Crocoite rise above a contrasting white Gibbsite matrix. A choice specimen with most crystals in good shape, terminated and a few with hoppered form. Minimal damage as is almost inevitable with this sort of fine needles, but most is not visible by naked eye. From a 2014 pocket, this has the color and luster that is most desired, the needles are up to 1.6 CM.
Chrysocolla Pseudo after Malachite after Azurite
stock #20-FC-025-(9121)
Whim Creek Copper Mine, Whim Creek, Roebourne Shire
Western Australia, Australia
6.8 x 5.2 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Spring 2020

A super example of this classic Pseudomorph with excellent sharp form and intense blue-green color. The Chrysocolla has completely replaced the Malachite which had replaced rosettes of Azurite. These rosettes are perfectly preserved. As a bonus the matrix on this is heavily sprinkled with small, gem clear Wulfenite crystals. The last find of this habit was in 1985, the mine is long closed and no more are to be had. These Chrysocolla rosettes have excellent sharp detail, waxy luster and the incredible color. Choice.
Chrysoprase (nickle rich Chalcedony)
stock #20.1-107
Murramunda Community, Meekatharra Shire
Western Australia, Australia
8.2 x 5 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $85
Spring 2020

A very pure seam of good, dense green Chrysoprase with excellent translucency. Nearly all gem grade weighing over 96 Grams. From an older collection a 1966 vintage chunk.
Copper -chain of Spinel twins
stock #AX-19-167
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.2 x .8 x .4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $390
Spring 2020

A perfect elongated spinel twin crystal forms the base for radiating smaller spinel twins that are epitaxially oriented. In pristine, undamaged condition this is a really unusual choice old Broken Hill (Australia) piece. The secondary crystals are mostly oriented in two lines or chains some of which form mirror copies of each other. The smaller crystals reach 1 CM and all have textbook perfect forms.
Spessartine on Galena
stock #19.1-857
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $3200

A killer bright red well formed Spessartine Garnet perched on classic Galena matrix from Broken Hill. The Garnet is nearly 2.5 CM across the long dimension, which is huge for this locale and the color, luster and condition are superb. No damage or repairs, the back of the Garnet has a clean contact but is complete and with no chipping even under 30X magnification. Sits well for display without props, this is far better in person. This almost certainly came from the North mine but the old labels are not specific, so we are listing it as simply "Broken Hil"
Bustamite on Calcite
stock #19.1-340
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
3.4 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $240

A nice old Broken Hill specimen with a complete Bustamite crystal nicely perched on matrix. Previously labeled as Rhodonite this was a common mistake seen on early labels. This crystal is partly color zoned, has some translucence and has the classic slightly rounded edges. The Bustamite is doubly terminated and the matrix of Calcite is strongly fluorescent.
Anglesite pseudo after Cerussite -Classic
stock #15.1-477
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
4.3 x 3.1 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Worldwide mix summer

A rare and elegant pseudomorph, the twinned crystals of Cerussite have been fully replaced by Anglesite and the outer surface is covered on all sides by sharp small Anglesites. The specimen is in exceptional condition and is a floater, with no attachment point, crystallized all around. These Pseudomorphs were found long ago in the early upper mine workings. This choice example is remarkable for perfection and classic form, a rarity almost never available.
Mimetite -classic, modified hexagons
stock #16.1-466-(CN2141)
Mount Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill
Northern Territory, Australia
4.1 x 4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Worldwide mix summer

A fine Mimetite cluster on a gossan matrix, from the classic old finds at Mt Bonnie. These are still considered some of the worlds great Mimetites, and this piece shows the most desired flattened hexagons with modified edges. Fine luster, undamaged condition and with a bit of zoning. This could be trimmed to a thumbnail of competition grade but we like it as is. Ex Charles Noll, Nick Carruth, David Crawford and others (unattributed labels). No other localities since this find has produced this style of Mimetite, it is quite distinctive.
17 specimens listed
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