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122 specimens found
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Phenakite on Adularia
stock #ALEC-26-011
Mt. Antero, Chaffee Co.
Colorado, United States
3.4 x 2.5 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $100
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nice, sizable Phenakite from Colorado. The old labels say Phenakite on Adularia, they are somewhat transparent and glassy. The main crystal is big for the locale at 1.1 CM, it has a fine glassy luster and is in good condition With magnification it seems to show some twinning and has unusualy curved faces formed from several offset faces. A nice affordable Mt. Antero specimen.
Wulfenite
stock #ALEC-29-036
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.9 x 3.5 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $150
pre Tucson 2015 update

A delicate small Tsumeb Wulfenite that has fine transparency. Very nice butterscotch color, there are some unidentified tiny white platey crystals as well on the matrix. The specimen has some tiny edge chipping damage on one of the crystals so the price reflects this. This could be trimmed to a thumbnail but I like it just as it is. By naked eye this displays just like an undamaged piece.
Rose Quartz
stock #ALEC-10-629
Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

Rose Quartz crystals in a neat bundle from the great finds in Brazil circa 1970. This is mostly just pure crystallized rose Quartz with some inclusions. Fine transparency and minimal damage (micro chips and contacts)that is not easy to see by naked eye. The price reflects the minor imperfections, if you are not a strict perfectionist this is a very good value for the rarest type of crystallized quartz. The crystals reach 2 CM.
Amethyst Scepter
stock #ALEC-12-008
Simeone Quarry, Wrentham
Massachusetts, United States
4 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $220
pre Tucson 2015 update

A small but well defined Massachusetts Amethyst in scepters and parallel growths. Sharp with good clarity and subdued zoned color, this is for its size a very fine specimen from this locale. A fair sized contact on the edge back is not seen when mounted for display. All of the three top tips are perfectly undamaged even at 30X magnification. Very few were found in this condition.
Serandite w. Aegirine & Leucophanite etc.
stock #ALEC-16-472
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
pre Tucson 2015 update

A beautiful and complex specimen with sharp delicate crystals in an attractive jumble. The Serandites are especially nice and translucent. In fine condition, there are several micros of other minerals not identified. Another modern classic locale, St Hillaire has not provided collector minerals for the past 2 years.
Babingtonite
stock #A7-085-1349
Qiaojia County, Zhaotong Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $320
pre Tucson 2015 update

Big, sharp, complete Babingtonite crystals with textbook form from the great Chinese find. Good crystals was rare before 2003, and not even known in crystals bigger than 2 CM. This example has a huge main crystal 4.2 CM long, very bright luster on most faces, almost no matrix and is undamaged. Such a specimen before 2003 would have been the world's best and priceless. Thanks to this find we have some outstanding pieces that are affordable for now.
Celestite with Calcite
stock #A7-025-220
Chittanango Falls, Fenner Township, Madison County
New York, United States
4.2 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

A great example of the now rare Chittanago Falls NY Celestite. A classic location the hard Dolomite of this famed NY locale hides some excellent Celestite which are quite prized. Few are found now and most that do turn up are damaged or poorly exposed. This old piece is from the Larry White collection, it is pristine, esthetic and quite fine.
Zoisite (gem crystal from Pakistan)
stock #8.AE-870
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Northern Areas, Pakistan
2.9 x 1 x .5 CM (miniature)
price: $240
pre Tucson 2015 update

A gem clear Zoisite crystal that is not at all like the usual from Tanzania. This is a nice small example with well defined striations and habit that is also distinct and shows dichroism. This came out over 10 years ago and since then we have not seen any. A minor chip is noted with magnification so this is not for the picky perfectionist, but it is a nice displayable gem crystal that is affordable. A rare example from an unusual locality.
122 specimens found
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