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15 specimens found
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Fluorite on Smoky Quartz with Microcline
stock #18.1-295
Dreamtime claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County
Colorado, United States
5.5 x 3.3 x 2.1 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $185
Late Summer 2018

A classic Colorado pegmatite mineral from a relatively new find at the Dreamtime claim. Cubic deep purple Fluorites are perched on Smokey Quartz with some adhering Microcline. Esthetic presentation, this looks even better with backlight (we have not photographed this with backlight as that can be misleading). In person the Quartz is more transparent. A nice example of the Fluorites in this find very cool find.
SOLD Smithsonite - Cadmium, Classic Irish
stock #SOLD 18-AX-12-441
Sheshodonnel East Mine, Carron, the Burren
County Clare, Ireland
5.7 x 3.8 x 2.4 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

Brilliant Cadmium yellow color Smithsonite from this very small, ancient mine. Worked only from 1862-1863, this held a colorful vein of Smithsonite that was waste rock at the time but today are prized as one of the few true Cadmium Smithsonites. Ex Lindsay Greenback (an old secured minerals label is included) specimen, this has good luster and the rich color that is the most desirable. A few bruises mostly on the edges but in reasonable condition overall as seen. There are fluorescent zones as well, these are not very often available and this has color better than most.
Barite with Calcite and Chalcopyrite
stock #18.1-324
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
5.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A choice, sharp, partly transparent Barite without damage from the great pocket finds at Niobec. Nearly all of the Barites we see from this zone have at least some chipping, I am told they formed on the pocket roof and were mostly all dislodged, being damaged in the process. This small specimen has a perfect, sharp and complete termination, is dusted with tiny Chalcopyrites and has a few sharp Calcites as well. A fine example from this modern classic find.
Apatite (CaF) on Pericline
stock #13.1 -163
Anemzi Village, Midelt Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 4 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

The sort of gemmy Apatite that is sometimes called "asparagus stone". Set on a complex Feldspar matrix, there are a few small Apatites there as well. The main crystal is textbook sharp, transparent and depending on the lighting looks either lemon yellow or asparagus green. Close exam reveals what looks to be a repair, if so it is well done. Of course the price is adjusted for that. A choice display piece regardless the contrast is especially nice.
Cerussite -fine silky luster.
stock #18-AX-18-051
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

A remarkable and fine Cerussite from Touissit with at least 3 generations of crystals and no matrix. The largest are the silky type twins that are optically transparent from some angles and almost opaque from others as they have a "cats eye effect". These contrast with both a black druzy (heavily included by Galena) and small colorless Cerussites. Remarkably this is fully undamaged and pristine from all angles. Touissit is sadly long closed but did in its day produce some of the worlds best Lead secondary minerals and a few of these unique silky luster Cerussites,. This is a very choice example from any angle, and better in person.
Brochantite on Malachite -historic
stock #1145-JM-3267
Frisco, San Francisco Mts. Beaver County
Utah, United States
5.4 x 4.4 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $175
Worldwide mix summer

A vug of well protected Brochantite crystals ex John Marshall collection that has an excellent provenance. John bought this from Johnathan Smith (NYC mineral dealer) in Feb 1994. Jonathan had obtained this from the Alan Green collection who had gotten this from the Schortmann brothers at their famed sale in NYC in 1950, at the Hotel Lexington. This is the period where the Schortmans were selling minerals collected by Ed Over and Arthur Montgomery. All the original labels for this are included. In good condition, a cute Utah Copper specimen with pedigree.
Quartz Scepter (very light Amethyst)
stock #18.1-263
Fat Jack Mine, Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County
Arizona, United States
5.6 x 4.2 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $250
Worldwide mix summer

A delicate matrix scepter with just a faint hint of purple and fine transparency. There are several small Quartz in parallel position that makes for a complex cluster. In excellent condition, this is not the typical form for the Fat jack, almost every scepter is more thick and few are on matrix, but we are assured by the collector that this did indeed come from a small find in 2000. Choice.
Fluorite - distinct phantoms
stock #16.1-739
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5 x 4.2 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Impressive and clear, these are very sharp purple phantoms inside bright yellow Fluorite cubes. We have seen hundreds of Aouli Fluorites but never this quality of phantom. Overall sharp and displays well but not a piece for perfectionists, there are small nicks and cleaves. Despite that there is strong impact for color, form and the distinct phantoms stand out well.
15 specimens found
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