A sculptural specimen with a sharp distinct main dodecahedral crystal perched on a copper stalk. Esthetic and choice old piece that oddly looks like a goose from some angles. Ex. Warren Johannsen collection likely pre 1940 vintage.
Stunning red Rubellite crystals with delicate "castellated" hollow terminations perched on a flowerlike rosette of Cleavlandite. Great form, color and display quality this rare etched habit of Elbaite is from a small recent find. In incredible condition, undamaged despite the delicate structure and attractive from all angles. Better in person, the larger Tourmaline is 4 CM tall, the smaller one is extra gemmy and perfectly hollowed out. An great value for a rare and pretty gem crystal specimen.
A classic form for Chrysoberyl showing an inverted V twin well exposed on matrix. From the finds in the 90's at Colatina, this is a sharp crystal in fine condition. Hard to find any of quality on the market now, this has textbook form. Perfect by naked eye, some micro contacting (mostly on the back side) is evident with magnification.
Choice, bright blue transparent to translucent Willemite clusters covering matrix. Several have well formed crystals in stacks and isolated prisms. Some areas of Duftite provides a nice contrast. Excellent "wet look" luster, this is in fine condition.
Heulandite w. Chlorite
9.1 x 3.8 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
An old, unusual and colorful pocket of orange brown Huelandites contrast with a blue green Chlorite lining. Iridescent color is very striking in person and the Huelandites are transparent to translucent as well. 1970's vintage old Campos Novos Brazil specimen that is never seen on the market now.
Gilgit, Gilgit district
4.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
Clear, gemmy Apatite crystal with a very faint pinkish hue, that looks colorless in some lighting. This shows a fine internal central wisp with a helix like form. Sharp and glassy, this is from finds a little over a decade ago, there is no damage at all on the prism or termination, it is of course broken on the bottom where it was removed.
Casapalca Mine, Casapalca, Huarochiri Province
4.3 x 3.3 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
A cluster of Tetrahedrite crystals showing classic forms and with fine patina. From the famed Casapalca mine, this has sharp form with crystals penetrating each other at all angles. Minimal chipping is noted on on some outer edges, most crystals are complete and undamaged.
A fine Tsumeb specimen with sharp, clear Calcites growing on a bright contrasting green Duftite. The Duftite can be seen through the Calcites and the condition is excellent. The underlying matrix is a thin section of Dolomite cast which is itself a very interesting and quite desirable collectable. First rate esthetics.