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90 specimens found
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Vesuviantite with Diopside
stock #15.1-309
Otjihorondo (26 Km. NE of Uis)
Erongo region, Namibia
4.2 x 2.9 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Fall 2015

An odd, old Namibian specimen that is unlike any we have seen before. Dark red-brown Vesuvianites to 3.5 CM are fully terminated with an unusual stepped indentation. These are sprinkled with deep green Diopside crystals and the whole thing is quite esthetic. In fine condition damagewise, this is of uncertain vintage but was in the previous collection more than 15 years. Choice.
Vesuvianite
stock #Alec-33-007
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 2.2 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Fall 2015

Green crystals of translucent Vesuvianite with zones of red-pink on some tips in a spray or treelike cluster. A nice, esthetic example - sadly with some tiny chips (not easily seen but they are there) that keeps the price low. A good, colorful display specimen from the best locale (Jeffrey Mine) that looks like it costs a lot more.
Smithsonite
stock #13.1-377
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.4 x 3.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Fall 2015

A well formed Tsumeb Smithsonite with individual crystals up to 1 CM. It has become common to refer to all Smithsonite that is yellow to orange as "Cadmian". However, without an analysis to confirm this may not be correct in all cases. This specimen has not been analyzed but it does have a very good color, form and will fit well into a Smithsonite or Tsumeb suite.
Kaolinite pseudo after Orthoclase (Carlsbad twin)
stock #13.1-319
St. Austell District
Cornwall, England
5.6 x 3.6 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Fall 2015

An old Cornish classic, this pseudomorph is a complete and sharp replacement of the original twinned Feldspar. No damage or missing areas, this is a perfect floater. Textbook form much like a crystal model. Sometimes called "pig's ears" these are not "beauty" type display minerals but they are distinctive and unique to these old finds. Not many turn up for sale, this one is the best and sharpest example we have seen available.
Apatite (CaF) / Fluorapatite
stock #15.1-465
Megiliggar Rocks Breage, Mount's Bay Dist.
Cornwall, England
1.8 x .3 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340
Fall 2015

Gem clear crystal in fine condition from this classic Cornish location. The crystal includes a crude but distinct internal "helix" pattern which adds considerable interest. A fine small specimen with delicate pale blue color and glassy luster.
Vesuvianite
stock #ALEC-33-006
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.6 x 2.8 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Fall 2015

Rich bright purple to pinkish Vesuvianite in fine condition. From the great Jeffrey mine which has produced the worlds best and most colorful of the specie, this is a very attractive small miniature. The backside also displays well but has a more greenish color (as these are bi-color crystals). Fine luster and a sharp series of terminations with no visible damage. A very good value this quality is getting hard to find now that the mine is closed forever.
Olivenite (Zn rich) with Malachite, Mottramite on Cuprite
stock #14.1-050
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
9.8 X 7.2 X 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $3200
Fall 2015

A significant and exceptionally fine cabinet specimen of well crystallized Olivenite-Zn from Tsumeb. The surface is densely covered with tabular hexagonal crystals which is a rare Olivenite habit typical of zinc rich varieties which is chemically very close to Cuprian Adamite. The crystals are clustered in rows, stacks, sheaves and rosettes. The condition is excellent and by naked eye perfect, 20X magnification finds just a few very tiny rub spots. The matrix is massive Cuprite and the esthetics, color and display quality are all top notch. This is an exceptional and important Tsumeb specimen that will be a fine addition for a top quality suite.
Cerussite with Malachite etc.
stock #14.1-223
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.4 x4.7 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
Fall 2015

A finely crystallized Tsumeb specimen that has many twinned cogswheel form crystals well perched on the contrasting matrix. Treelike clusters of green Malachite are on the edges and the whole is quite three dimensional. Cerussite is a very delicate mineral usually with much chipping or other damage, these are in excellent condition even at 10X magnification. A good classic specimen.
90 specimens found
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