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93 specimens found
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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.
Grossular (rare pink color crystals)
stock #ALEC-24-602
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Fall 2015

From a one time find at the Jeffrey mine came some unusual gemmy pink Grossular garnets. This specimen is in fine condition, the main display face is undamaged, a few edge crystals have chips seen only with 10X magnification. This small display piece has bright glassy luster and good transparency on the crystals.
Grossular
stock #ALEC-16-411
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 3 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Fall 2015

The Grossular Garnets of the Jeffrey Quarry are highly respected and desired. Top specimens can command huge sums. This small miniature is fine, gem clear with good color, form and condition yet is quite affordable. The crystals are gem clear and have super bright luster. A few small Pectolite crystals are seen on the back side as well. In excellent condition, at 10X magnification the Garnets are undamaged.
Wulfenite - with Malachite, Dolomite etc
stock #10.1-326
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 (miniature)
price: $180
Fall 2015

A nice, affordable Tsumeb Wulfenite showing sharp dark cognac colored crystals on a complex, contrasting matrix. Micro crystals of several species cover the matrix. The Wulfenites are translucent to transparent and have some tiny edge chipping as seen. Inexpensive for this classic locale due to the small imperfections, ex. Clive Queit, with his label.
Smithsonite -well crystallized
stock #9.1-223
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
7.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Fall 2015

A good, clean, classic Tsumeb Smithsonite that has fine esthetics. The crystals are fully translucent and have a slight zoning as well. These also have the iridescence inside the prisms that is distinctive for fine Tsumeb Smithsonite. In excellent condition damage wise, this is a very good value for such a well formed cabinet specimen.
HOLD Beryl V. Aquamarine (classic Royalston Beryl)
stock #HOLD 15.1-698
Royalston, Worcester County
Massachusetts, United States
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $875
Fall 2015

A prized find for any classic USA collection is a good Royalston Aquamarine. This one is a small but super fine, gemmy and esthetic specimen. Collected by Warren Johansson in 1948 this was in his collection until his recent passing. Warren made finds at Royalston in 1937 and 1948. These were the last important specimens to be collected there. This locale was famed back in the 1850s, visited by Dana mined by Hamlin and others it is legendary. This piece is quite gemmy with the rare sought blue green hue. Despite a small chip the condition is excellent for the locale and this has great form with contrasting matrix. We have not seen any Royalston close to this good available for years
Quartz V. Amethyst with Albite, Apophyllite, Calcite etc
stock #15.1-566
Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
5.1 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $150
Fall 2015

A sharp, deep colored and very glassy Amethyst from the Urals in excellent condition. Prior collections include A.G. Moss and W. Johansson. While this is an esthetic specimen on its own, it has extra interest due to its unusual associations including several habits of Calcite and gem clear Apophyllite crystals. Unique and attractive, I have never seen another like it.
93 specimens found
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