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72 specimens found
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Schorl and Goshenite (Colorless Beryl)
stock #Alec 14-279
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Post Tucson 2015

Superb clear colorless beryl (Goshenite) crystals are scattered on a series of radiating sprays of shining black Schorl. The overall effect is striking and the beryl crystals are perfectly clear. Goshenite is surprisingly rare as almost a;ll Beryl has some color. The condition of this is good overall but a few Schorl have tip damage that is seen in the photos. The Beryl however is all perfect and with glasslike luster. Classic and attractive Erongo material.
Peridot (Forsterite) large gem crystal
stock #7FE-009
Sapat Gall, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
4 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $550
Post Tucson 2015

A big, hefty (46 grams) compound Peridot crystal with fine color and facet grade interior. Typical of crystals that reach this size there are several areas of edgewear and rounding of corners. The overall form is fairly good and this is an above average quality specimen from this area, vintage 1990's.
Silver (crystallized wire with
stock #17.1- AX16-170
New Nevada Mine, Cerro San Antonio, Batopilas
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.1 x 1.5 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Post Tucson 2015

A delicate, elegantly formed Silver wire rising from a nest of smaller wires and and Calcite in an esthetic form. Close examination shows perfect tiny crystals of Silver in dendritic, spinel twin and "herringbone" habits on all the wires. From the Batopilas area which is a modern classic locale, this shows well many of the unique habits that are distinctive from here.
Grossular on Diopside
stock #17.1-AX-32-047
Eden Mills Quarries, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
4.1 x 3.4 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $1950
Post Tucson 2015

A superb gem Grossular Garnet from the legendary "Eden Mills" (Belvedere-Lowell) locale. Top color and clarity, this specimen hosts several brilliant Grossular with the rich deep red color that is so highly sought after. This could be trimmed to fine competitive thumbnail but to me it is fine as is. This level of quality was never common when the mine was working, these are now almost impossible to find. The largest garnet is 1.2 CM across and is pristine. Other gem garnets on the specimen have inclusions or contacts from Diopside crystals that form most of the matrix. A very fine and choice specimen that is far more eyecatching than its size suggests.
Elbaite on Lepidolite
stock #Alec 19-320
Urubu Mine, Monte Bello, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.5 x 3.7 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Post Tucson 2015

From a find in the late 1990's this is a zoned "catseye" Tourmaline with gem clear green termination. The bottom termination of the main crystal shows the hollow interior with fine fibrous Elbaite that gives the catseye effect. Very attractive and nicely composed the condition is very good, in the photos most of what may look like chipping is small contacts that show some recrystallization. A good value with a main 5.8 cm Tourmaline well presented.
Elbaite -slightly curved crystal
stock #17.1-AX-19-100
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
Post Tucson 2015

A darker bottle green Tourmaline with a subtle curve, color gradation and complete termination. 34.5 Grams in heft, there is an area of fibrous (cats eye) crystal in the curve zone where this crystal has had some natural breaks and rehealing. There is one repair at that point as well. A good, sizable, affordable crystal from a famed locale in good condition as seen.
Elbaite v. Indicolite
stock #17.1-AX-19-320
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x .5 x .5 CM (miniature)
price: $325
Post Tucson 2015

Blue color zoned gem Tourmaline in perfect condition and with fine luster. The body of this is a darker blue that needs backlighting to show up well, the tip is a very transparent light blue that grades darker along the crystal. A very nice "steel blue" crystal from the famed Pederneira claim, these are modern classics and not very common at not stratospheric prices.
Fluorite -zoned
stock #14.1-283
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
9 x 8.1 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Post Tucson 2015

Outstanding deep grape purple color in large gem-clear phantomed crystals. The contrasting greenish Muscovite matrix presents the Fluorites as very three dimensional. The crystals reach over 4.4 CM which is very large for this type, but they still have fine color. In exceptional, undamaged condition, this is a strong, eyecatching display piece. Nothing of this quality has come from Yaoganxian for a few years, these are now considered modern classics and make a fine esthetic addition to any good Fluorite or Chinese suite.
72 specimens found
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |