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904 specimens listed
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Smithsonite - classic locale, ex Pennypacker
stock #0860-JM-3840
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
9.7 x 8.3 x 4.7 (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 2020

A choice vintage classic specimen. Very rich layered green and blue Smithsonite from the ancient locality of Laviron. Ex Charles Pennypacker (1845-1911) his label has priced this for sale over 100 years ago for 1.00, this was a very expensive specimen offered before 1909. This also has labels from Phil Scalisi and John Marshall collections. The Marshall collection card indicates he traded a specimen and a gold Krugerand (the coin is currently worth over 1700.00) to Scalisi for this piece. Very esthetic and complex surfaces with some adhering red matrix that adds some nice contrast.
Apatite CaF (Fluorapatite)
stock #6.2-537
Panasquieira Mines, Panasquiera Covilha
Castelo Branco District, Portugal
6.2 x 4.7 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Spring 2020

A main hexagonal Apatite crystal is well positioned on a matrix of Siderite and Muscovite. The Crystal displays well despite some bruises and a large contact on the backside. Close exam shows the many acicular inclusions of dark tourmaline and an unknown white mineral some of which are arranged in radiating patterns. Vivid yellow fluorescence with some color zoning is noted as well. Though not perfect as noted, as a result this is very affordable for the size and still looks like a more costly specimen.
Selenite - golden gemmy crystals
stock #20.1-125
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
7 x 4.4 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. This piece is from a small lot that has been in storage since the mid seventies. Sharp, glassy transparent crystals up to 2.6 CM tall in a cluster in excellent condition. There is some contacting on edges but no visible damage, remarkable for this very delicate mineral. Super attractive in person, these are textbook perfect clear crystals that are highly lustrous in person.
Selenite (gemmy golden)
stock #20.1-122
Salinas de Otuma, Otuma Village, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Province
Ica, Peru
5.8 x 3.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Spring 2020

The yellow to orange "golden" Selenites from Ica were rather common at mineral shows 20 years ago. There have not been new finds for some time and good, undamaged examples are now quite scarce. These still represent a very good value for a colorful, display quality specimen. Sharp, glassy transparent Selenite blades are up to 2.6 CM long. A small amount of typical soft matrix is present as a support for the crystals.
Serandite w. Aegirine etc
stock #20.1-067
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $975


Serandite crystals up to 3.2 CM with an unusually intense, rich color. This choice piece has a vivid rose pink that looks close to a Rhodochrosite red and contrasts well with the complex matrix. In excellent undamaged condition, the Serandites also have very bright luster. These are also fully translucent and transparent on thin edges. Serandite was never a common mineral and it turns out that many (perhaps most) Serandites in collections are in fact Schizolite and not Serandite. This is a real confirmed Serandite, with top color and form. Outstanding for the size and quality, The classic locality of Mt. St. Hillaire is THE place for this specie, no place else in the world ever had crystals of this size and quality.
Copper in and on Calcite USA Classic
stock #AX-12-460
Keweenaw Co.
Michigan, United States
5.3 x 3.4 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Spring 2020

An excellent vintage Copper in Calcite from the famed Philadelphia Academy collection, and retains their original label. This also has labels from Collectors Edge and Carter Rich, and was for a time in the William Hladysz collection. The matrix here is mostly clear Calcite in clusters of crystals more or less aligned. The clear Calcite are colored red-brown by large amounts of included copper easily seen inside the crystals. In several areas the Copper crystals extend outside the Calcite. The main crystal is 1.2 CM and very well formed. In excellent condition, and much better looking in person.
Sphalerite on Dolomite -Classic USA
stock #19.1-809
Pelican Mine, Picher, Tri-State District, Ottawa County
Missouri, United States
6.6 x 5.2 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

An old Tri-state USA Sphalerite with complex twinned crystals in an intricate cluster. No damage at all, the Sphalerites are complete on all sides (which is rare) and have many distinct penetration notches and ridges. Super presentation and esthetics ex. John Buckley collection, this is far from being a "black ugly" the form is incredible.
Spodumene (var. Kunzite) floater crystal
stock #20.1-114
Laghman
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
10.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2020

Complete on all sides and edges, damage free doubly terminated gem clear Kunzite in textbook perfect form. From the large find at Laghman a few years ago, this is fully transparent with deep striations on the widest flat sides and no striations on the narrow edges or terminations. This helps to show the dichroic nature of a good Kunzite like this. 116 Grams, and all gem grade. A choice example of the specie with classic form typical of the find.
904 specimens listed
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