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61 specimens found
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Fluorite on Quartz
stock #15.1-1010-SM0
De'an Mine
Jiangxi, China
5.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2014

A super sharp, well exposed and choice Fluorite on Quartz matrix. The main octahedral crystal is 2.6 CM across the axis and contrast nicely with the matrix. An older piece from the first wave of specimens produced at Dean mine, this was in the Charles Noll collection. These were exposed by dissolving the enclosing Quartz with hydrofluoric acid, and tricky and dangerous task. This one is especially esthetic and has some zoning. No damage, the Fluorite looks really fine from all angles. Although a lot of these did come out in the 2005-7 era, this quality was never very common.
Tarnowitzite with Cerussite and Galena
stock #15.1-1040-(SM2831)
Touissit, Toussit District
Oriental Region, Morocco
8.7 x 5.5 x 6.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Spring 2014

A superb Tarnowitzite cabinet specimen from Touissit that has no damage and great esthetics. The matrix is nearly all Tarnowitzite, with minor clear Cerussite and Galena. All the smaller crystals are perfectly transparent, the larger ones are typical milky and very sharp. Touissit has been closed for decades but for a short while it produced some of the worlds finest Plumbo- Aragonites rivaling the best from Tsumeb.This is an especia;lly choice specimen that displays well from all sides. Ex Charles Noll collection with several additional old labels included.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #Alec 22-079
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, Mexico
4.9 x 4.2 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1100
Spring 2014

Lots of display impact and color in outstanding condition. This has remarkable pristine condition, architecture and the composition is top notch. Classic San Francisco Mine Wulfenite with tiny orange balls of Mimetite and a big transparent "window" crystal on top. The larger crystals are gemmy yellow with deep orange phantoms near the centers caused by the Mimetite. Since these are notoriously delicate most show lots of damage but not on this piece, the main crystals are perfect and complete. Vintage about 1998, if ordering please select the more expensive shipping option which includes full insurance. This can be carefully packaged and shipped safely BUT If ordering from out of the USA be aware there is a high risk of damage if opened for customs inspection!
Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #Alec 22-069
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, Mexico
5 x 4.4 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2014

A complex, pretty jumble of sharp lustrous bright orange Wulfenites with lots of Mimetite balls mixed in. Way better in person, a modern Classic! Above average quality but this has edge damage and chipping as usually seen on these delicate specimens. Not for perfectionists, however the damage is not glaring, overall condition is much better than typical, and the price is far less as a result of it. In most displays the piece will look like a much more expensive specimen.
Wulfenite and Barite
stock #Alec -22-072
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, United States
5.3 x 4.8 x 4.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $440
Spring 2014

A sharp and very esthetic specimen in above average condition. Crystals of glassy yellow Wulfenite to 2.5 CM are intermixed and nestled amongst blades and rosettes of pale blue-white Barite. Great contrast and a good display piece from a modern classic locale. Some edge chipping (as is typical in these) but is not very noticable.
Jacobsite on and in Calcite (exceptional)
stock #Alec 14-261
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Kuruman, South Africa
7.5 x 5.8 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
Spring 2014

A world class specimen of this rare mineral! Big (up to 7CM) Calcite crystals are the matrix for hundreds of sparkling, lustrous Jacobsite crystals. Jacobsite is rarely found much bigger than micro sized. The best come from the Kalahari and this has by far the best esthetics I have ever seen. Sharp, bright groups of silvery-black crystals are nicely scattered on the contrasting Calcite. The Calcite is in excellent condition and the dark Jacobsite can be clearly seen inside the crystals. Rare black minerals are reputed to be ugly, this is not!
Grossular V. Hessonite
stock #Alec-14-215
Vesper Peak, Sultan Dist., Snohomish Co.
Washington, United States
4.9 x 3 x 2.7CM (miniature)
price: $400
Spring 2014

Sizable, glassy crystals in a esthetic cluster with rich, bright color. Sharp and attractive this is an excellent specimen with transparent to translucent Garnets in fine condition. Way better than most from this locale and far better than the photos show!
Braunite (exceptional) with Andradite, Calcite
stock #Alec 14-263
N'Chwanning111 Mine, Kahlahari Mg Filed,
Kuruman, South Africa
10.2 x 6.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Spring 2014

A superb, large, well crystallized plate of this very rare mineral with unusually big and super lustrous crystals. The Braunites are clustered on a matrix that also host some bright, glassy calcite crystals and a few clusters of Andradite. This is simply the best specimen of this mineral I have seen for sale. Braunites reach .8CM size most of which are perfectly undamaged tho there is some chipping best noted with magnification. The overall quality and size for this rare specimen is simply extraordinary.
61 specimens found
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