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89 specimens found
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Grossular on Diopside
stock #15.1-720
Eden Mills Quarries, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
7.8 x 5 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Fall 2015

Gemmy bright red garnets contrast with a minty green setting of small Diopside crystals. From the classic, long closed "Eden Mills" locality, these are now quite hard to find (and afford) in good quality. The Garnets (to 8mm) are well exposed and sit up from the matrix. This is not perfect, there are a few contacts, chips, rough spots etc best seen at 10x but the naked eye display quality is quite fine, and this is far less costly as a result.
Beryl v. Aquamarine with Albite
stock #ALEC-19-267
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.8 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Fall 2015

Tabular style Aquamarine specimen from Xuebaoding is a modern classic. This one has excellent form and very good color, transparency and glassy luster. In fine condition this has very esthetic display impact. The main crystal is 3.9 CM across.
Fluorite
stock #ALEC-32-235
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
1.9 x 1.1 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $140
Fall 2015

A small but choice single cube with a tiny bit of matrix from this very interesting location. Excellent clarity (better in person) and sharply beveled corners are features of these Fluorites. This is in fine condition damage wise, small contacts are noted on the backside.
Fluorite - Gemmy, vintage Wise mine (pre 1910)
stock #15.1-643
William Wise Mine
New Hampshire, United States
6.5 x 5.1 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Fall 2015

A very early specimen vintage 1910 from the classic Wise mine of New Hampshire. This is an undamaged floater, highly etched crystal mass with very rich green color. This is nearly all gemmy with large areas of facet grade Fluorite. Ex Warren Johansson collection obtained by trade in 1937, he notes the previous owner obtained it in 1910. An unusual and fine specimen from anyplace but especially good from this most classic old US locale
Wulfenite with Mimetite crystals
stock #15.1-543
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
3.6 x 3.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $230
Fall 2015

A cute small example of the Orange Wulfenite with small balls of Mimetite from the Chah Milleh discovery. An exciting new find of Wulfenite that has similarities to both the Rowley and San Francisco Mines, but is also clearly different. Those mines had little balls of Mimetite, but this has sharp prismatic crystals that look a bit like the orange Bunker Hill Pyros. For any Wulfenite suite this locality is quite important. Micro sized chipping exists (as in nearly every piece) shown in the photos. As a result this has a far lower cost but still looks good. Several crystal habits of both Wulfenite and Mimetite are seen with magnification, but the naked eye display is quite nice too.
Mimetite (orange coral type)
stock #15.1-545
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
6.9 x 5.8 x 1.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Fall 2015

The red-orange Mimetites from Chah Milleh Mine made a big splash last year as a new find. There were not very many and these were mostly gobbled up quickly. A few have this unusual "coral-like" structure that seems to be caused by several generations of botryoidal deposits and casts after a tabular mineral (Wulfenite?). Whatever the cause these are very attractive, have excellent color and form. This is an well above average example and comparitively affordable.
Cerussite reticulated
stock #15.1-547
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.9 x 3.1 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Fall 2015

A reticulated Cerussite from Broken Hill that has a small bit of green color included in some areas. Attractive and a bit different for the locale, this is not perfect on the outer edges but the main snowflake areas are quite fine.
Calcite
stock #15.1-512
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
7.1 x 6 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $185
Fall 2015

As simple gem-clear Calcite twin sits lightly connected to a flat limestone matrix. The Calcite shows zoning from Cognac to almost colorless. Sharp, perfect and incredibly lustrous. A small and quite affordable example of what has made Elmwood famous for world class Calcites! A second smaller Calcite is on the matrix that has a cleave on it, but it is hidden behind the main Calcite. Choice.
89 specimens found
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