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Anatase - blue crystals on Quartz
stock #18.1-405
Hardanngervidda
Hordaland, Norway
1.9 x 1.4 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A fine thumbnail of blue anatase from the classic locality of Hardangervidda. In excellent condition this has excellent luster and the Anatase are well exposed from the Quartz. Looks nice from several angles, a small but attractive Anatase with a good deep blue hue.
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.
Silver- Wires in and on Calcite. Classic locale
stock #18.1-242
Kongsberg Silver mining district, Kongsberg
Buskerud, Norway
2.6 x 1.8 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $290
Worldwide mix summer

A very sweet thumbnail of crystalline Calcite shot through with wire Silver. From Kongsberg, this piece was in the collections of Ernie Schlichter and Larry White. Classic habit from this classic locale, the specimen displays well from several angles. Excellent dark patina on the wires adds a good contrast to the white Calcite
Talc- Ps after Enstatite crystal- excellent classic
stock #18.1-199
Bamble (Bamle)
Telemark, Norway
3.9 x 2.6 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Spring update

Superb pseudomorph in a complete crystal, double terminated and far sharper than any other I have seen. Classic specimen with a Wards label dating this to over 100 years ago, (after 1913 shortly after George English began to work there). The label bears his handwriting. The Talc is the Steatite variety and more hard than other Talc so the condition of the replacement is nearly perfect. A fine piece for a Pseudomorph suite, and a great old classic on its own.
Beryl Var Emerald, Rare Locale (Norway)
stock #16.1-250
Byrud Emerald Mine, Minnesund
Eidsvoll, Norway
5.6 x 3.8 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Spring update

Good quality gem clear emeralds on matrix from this seldom seen locale. This mine closed in 1909 after just 10 years, and produced a few good Gem crystals but was not productive enough to compete. It is possible today to visit the dumps and a few Emeralds have been found but usually much smaller than this one. Norwegian Emeralds of quality are very rare in the market. The largest crystal here is 1.4 CM long with very good color and clarity, but not terminated, with chipping and broken areas as seen. Despite the damage it is far better than typical from this locale and this is a choice piece for the area. The color here is due to Vanadium, not Chrome as seen in Colombia. The quality is better than typical Vanadium Beryls at other localities.
Anatase - Fine crystal from classic locale
stock #16.1-179
Valdres
Oppland, Norway
2.6 x 1.3 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $190
Pre Holiday 2017

A super thumbnail with a very sharp, lustrous Anatase estheticly perched on matrix. In fine condition as seen, there is one minor contact on a backside but no damage. Norwegian Anatase are some of the best in the world and are now classics. Choice.
Silver- Kongsberg type wire habit
stock #15.1-170
Kongsberg Silver mining district, Kongsberg
Buskerud, Norway
4.6 x 2.1 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $875
Winter 2016-17

A single stout wire of native Silver showing the ropey textures that are typical of Kongsberg wires. Very nice patina and with some extra delicate offshoots, the thickest part of the wire is about 5mm. An attractive classic Kongsberg Silver.
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