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26 specimens found
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Grossular (gem Garnet)
stock #11.1 -W63
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
7.4 x 6.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1950


The type of incredible garnet that made the Jeffrey Mine famous. A sizable matrix specimen with dozens of sharp, gem clear crystals that reach 1.5 CM. Top color and glass-like luster. Most crystals are fully perfect with delicate striations but there is damage or contacting on some crystals with most chipping at the edges and backside. Despite that, the overall impact is outstanding, and the cost is far less than the astronomic prices that fully perfect pieces command.
Malachite (fibrous primary crystals)
stock #8.1-188
Katanga, Central Area, Katanga Copper zone
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8.5 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $95


A fine, fibrous crystallized primary malachite from the prolific mines of Katanga. Excellent color, satin sheen and luster, no damage. Malachite crystals over 3 CM abound. The recent finds of this material have been well appreciated, affordable and very attractive. Not all fine minerals are expensive!
SOLD Quartz (Smoky, doubly terminated on matrix)
stock #SOLD 8-AUS-1065
Mooralia
Victoria, Australia
11 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


From the classic Australian finds at Moorala, this is an exceptionally fine specimen, the best I have seen. Sharp, up to 3.5 CM gem clear smokys are well perched in a line on the matrix. A few non smoky second generation quartz are present too. In great condition, there is no eye visible damage, micro chipping can be found with 10x magnification. Displays very well with glass like lustre and quite a sizable specimen for the location.
Skutterudite (large crystals on matrix)
stock #11.1-W60
Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht
Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
6.8 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $380


Big (up to 4.2 cm), sharp shining metallic silver crystals clustered on matrix. Esthetic with better than average presentation, this is excellent specimen of this cobalt arsenide. Without doubt the Bou Azzer area produced the very best of the specie, prior to these the best were German, rare, expensive and far less pretty. The display side of this is in excellent condition. It is contacted on the right side and has damage at the rear where it was removed, not seen in normal display. This locality still produces a few good pieces every few years but it will not last forever. These are future classics especially when they are this good.
Pyromorphite on Malachite
stock #11.1-W54
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
5.3 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $650


From the epic finds of 2010 this specimen and several that follow are excellent example of real modern classics. Fine sharp and lusterous pyromorphites are densely scattered on the deep green Malachite base. From the "Pizza Pocket" there are 2 tiny damaged crystals that are not easily noticed, all the others are perfect. Great color and balance, as nice a small specimen as can be found. This location has been flooded since the discovery and this small group of specimens were obtained just after the find. There are no more.
Pyromorphite on Malachite
stock #11.1-W52
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
11.4 x 9.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $3000


From the personal collection of Paul Melville one of the discoverers, this is a killer for this find. The best specimen I was able to obtain in trade with Paul from his display at Tucson. Brilliant color (typical for the best of Emerald pocket pieces) and a rolling landscape like form help this stand out. Pristine condition and far better in person. The densest coverage of pyromorphite is preferential on certain zones which helps make it look "topographic". Since this find the mine has been flooded and 9 months of intensive pumping have failed to re open it. The best of these are certain to be classics and appreciate well!
Pyromorphite on Malachite
stock #11.1 -W51
Brown's open pit, Rum Jungle
Northern Territory, Australia
10.4 x 7.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500


A fine, large specimen from the epic 2010 find that was the mineral discovery of the year. A very rich example of the "emerald pocket) the matrix has numerous malachite spheres scattered on a bed of deep grass green velvety malachite. The surface is covered with hundreds of sharp olive green to lemon green Pyromorphites. Bright luster and in great condition, this has a striking color contrast. Well better than average for this find, and it now seems that there will be no more. Very attractive and destined to be a classic.
SOLD Zincocalcite (Zincoan Calcite) on Geothite
stock #SOLD 8-AUS 1056
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
6.1 x 3.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


A very rare variant, this mineral is only identified from a few localities, and this is an unusually esthetic and pristine example. From the classic Broken Hill location over 40 years old, these scalenohedrons are up to 8 mm in size, scattered on a contrasting black geothite matrix. The milky opaque crystals are in excellent condition, with magnification 10x I can find cleaves on some edge crystals but otherwise perfect.
26 specimens found
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