home

minerals
new arrivals
browse list
search/filter

ordering

news

about

links

contact

 

 

catalog listings

search/filter
 

search
6 specimens listed
Page   1 |

Augelite
stock #20.1-102
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
4.6 x 3.2 x2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring 2020

Superb, larger sized Augelite crystals of top quality in an esthetic cluster. Killer condition (no damage) and with the largest crystal 1.6 CM. Augelite is a rather rare Phosphate only found in such fine crystals like this from two localities worldwide. This specimen is exceptional for the Rapid Creek finds and has fine zoning, sharp, lustrous faces, nice color and some gemmy areas. This remote area of the Yukon has been a world class source of fine Phosphate specimens. The Augelites from here are distinctly different from the the newer finds at Mundo Nuevo (Peru).
Wardite -superb matrix crystals
stock #0769-JM-4030
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.3 x 4.4 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Spring 2020

From the noted John Marshall collection, this is an killer Wardite with fine, sharp and lustrous crystals perfectly arrayed in a distinct line. The Marshall collection card from 2003 states " Superb crystals on matrix, the display specimen in the British Museum is nowhere as good as this". Obtained from Gregory, Bottley and Lloyd, A great Wardite from anyplace the crystals reach 1.7 CM and are transparent in parts.
Axinite with Prehnite
stock #18.1-500
Grey Cloud Claim
Yukon Territory, Canada
5.5 x 3 x 3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $130
Dec 2018

A colorful and unusual Canadian specimen, sharp glassy Axinite crystals -some of them gem clear- contrast with bright Prehnite crystals. This looks just like some classic Alpine European specimens (Bourg de Oissans etc) but also a bit unique too. The Prehnite crystals show curved faces and are colorless, white and light green some also have a chlorite coating adding more color. Ex Les Hitchings, this was collected in 1960. Close exam finds some edge chipping so this is not fully perfect but it is a very esthetic and well crystalized specimen the best I have seen from this locale, and a choice example.
Lazulite with Wardite, gemmy Siderite and Quartz
stock #AX-27-025
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.3 x 5.2 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Dec 2018

A very fine, large block of matrix well crystalized on the two largest sides with lustrous blue Lazulite crystals. One side has the association of many transparent golden Siderite crystals and clear Quartz, the other side has more Wardite crystals also very clear. with colorless to blue green hues. The rare phosphate deposits at Rapid creek are famed for the incredible Lazulite and this is a very fine showy example. The overall condition is excellent, strong magnification shows just a few chipped crystals in one area but by naked eye it is perfect. Especially under strong lighting the color is an intense electric blue, and the sparkling luster is brilliant. The Rapid creek Lazulltes are not the largest but they are the finest, sharpest, most colorful worldwide, and are especially gemmy. An excellent display cabinet specimen.
Lazulite with Siderite and Apatite
stock #17.1-636
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.2 x 7.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

A superb cabinet sized Lazulite covered with sharp, bright crystals with brilliant luster. The display side is well decorated with a dusting of sparkling light blue to white Apatite crystals much like snow on a hillside. The Rapid creek Lazulites are unique, well regarded as the best crystals of the specie and impressively esthetic in fine specimens like this. Hard to photograph, this is more impressive in person. An older piece from the early finds, top quality, undamaged specimen with excellent presentation.
Galena- with Cerussite, Danburite, Sphalerite and Nordenskoldine
stock #17.1-631
Sa Dena Hes Mine, Watson Lake Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
6.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Spring update

A very exotic and attractive combination specimen from a little known locale. The Galena is well crystallized in several habits including hoppered Octahedrons, Spinel twins etc. These are covered with micro crystals of secondary minerals (Cerussites, Sphalerites etc) the small area of matrix is a fine grained green Danburite, and there are several areas of white crystallized Nordenskioldine with some unidentified things as well. In excellent condition, while this may be a "dark ugly" to some it is mineralogically rich and has great 3 dimensional form. Choice.
6 specimens listed
Page   1 |