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SOLD Grossular -
stock #SOLD 13.1-151
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
5.7 x 3.9 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring 2020

A super piece with crystals over 2 CM across that are well exposed and present a very three dimensional effect. In very good condition overall the main crystals are all complete, undamaged and have just a few contacts. The color is top for the locale, a deep cranberry red with hints of purple tones. The Garnets contrast well with the white matrix. This locale has not produced anything for a few years, and is now a modern classic. The color and habit of these Grossular is unique.
Grossular -
stock #AX-19-232
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
4.8 x 4 x 3.1 (miniature)
price: $160
Dec 2018

Large red-purple "Raspberry" Garnets on contrasting matrix from Coahuilla. The crystals reach 1.4 CM and some are intergrown. Aside from some contacts the crystals are unusually complete and well exposed on the matrix. This locale was still active and producing until about 4 years ago. This style of Garnet is unique to this zone which over the years produced many fine specimens. A good, affordable specimen.
Vesuvianite
stock #18.AX-509
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
7.3 x 6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $80
Dec 2018

Blocky habit Vesuvianite crystals that are doubly terminated are studding a contrasting Rhyolite matrix. From very old finds at the locality once called Lago de Jaco, now Sierra de la Cruz. The Vesuvianites are well exposed from the matrix and are nearly all bi color. This habit of Vesuvianite was collected before 1980, there have been no more in recent years.
Vesuvianite with Grossular
stock #18.1-297
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
7.3 x 5.7 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Late Summer 2018

A killer, this is a superb Vesuvianite from the long past "Lago de Jaco" finds at what is now known as Sierra de las Cruces. Better in person, this is the best specimen we have seen available and is an important piece for several reasons. Large (5 CM) translucent and complete Vesuvianites in an esthetic cluster sprinkled with Grossular crystals. The Garnets are zoned and some have a distinct purple color which is very rare. These were found in the 1955-70 era and not of any quality since. Top shelf esthetics, unusually bright luster, complex face geometry, clear edge modifications and unusually well defined crystal architecture. Several terminations have a yellow-green zoning that highlights complex growth structures and are very eyecatching.
Vesuvianite - textbook crystals on matrix
stock #AX-19-252
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
8.7 x 4.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $110
Spring 2017

These Vesuvianites are nearly all equant, doubly terminated with a textbook form. Well-exposed by etching from contrasting white matrix these are a pleasing golden hue with lustrous surfaces. Back in the 70s these were all labeled Lago de Jaco, but now the correct locale is known to be Sierra de Las Cruz. Most crystals are quite perfect but several have cracked and rehealed or have cracked and split apart while inside the matrix. A good example with many small crystals up to 8MM.
Vesuvianite - doubly terminated - ex Neal Yedlin etc.
stock #16.1-764
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
4.5 x 3.1 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Spring 2017

A complete "floater" of doubly terminated Vesuvianite that is textbook perfect, from what was long called Lago de Jaco in Coahuila, Mex. but is now considered to be Sierra de la Cruz. This has a fine and long pedigree, it has labels from Neal Yedlin, Ron Bentley, Bud Webster etc. No damage, a few crude Grossular are sprinkled on the prism faces. Likely vintage 1960s, no more have been found for decades.
Fluorite - stairstep habit
stock #A7-111-(44A)
Melchor, Musquiz
Coahuila, Mexico
5.5 x 4.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Winter 2016-17

A mass of colorless Fluorite fringed with dozens of aligned small cubes with color zoned edges. The smaller cubes are translucent to transparent and have a bright purple hue. In fine condition overall, strong magnification finds only a very few slight edge rubs, not visible by naked eye. This specimen is lit only from the front in the photos but with backlighting it really glows. Ex Larry White collection obtained in 1975. A pretty specimen that is better in person.
Fluorite on Celestite (gemmy crystals)
stock #15.1-868
Tule Mine, Melchor Muzaquiz
Coahuila, Mexico
4.8 x 4.1 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Fall 2015

An exciting new find at a classic old mine, gem clear Fluorites in delicate purple contrast with the bright white Celestite crystals. The Tule Mine was famed for large Celestite with blocky Fluorites that were usually dark and not clear. This find is different, the crystals are smaller but glass-clear and highly lustrous. Affordable yet attractive, undamaged and choice miniature.
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