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86 specimens listed
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Fluorite - 2 generations, w. Calcite
stock #Alec 20-077
Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding County
Ohio, United States
11 x 8.4 x 8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050
Spring 2017

A large and super esthetic Auglaize Fluorite. From the heyday of the quarry production over 20 years ago, this is an eyecatching piece with good iridescence that has to be seen in person to appreciate. The open cavity here holds dozens of small perfect orange-brown cubes that off set larger gemmy purple cubes up to 1.5 CM. This is the best large matrix piece I have seen for sale.
Almandine -fine crystals on Schist
stock #Alec-19-310
Stikine River, Wrangell Island, Wrangell-Petersburg Borough
Alaska, United States
10.3 x 6.4 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
Spring 2017

Exceptional quality Alaskan Garnet well exposed on contrasting schist. Esthetic old specimen with a quality rarely seen, the largest Almandine is 2.7 CM. Some areas of the Garnets are translucent with slight rounded edges and nice growth details on larger faces. In fine condition, the crystals show textbook typical modifications and have a rich purple-red color. A classic US location.
Adamite, Azurite w. Conichalcite - vintage
stock #15.1-1083-SM-2005
Tintic District
Utah, United States
6.2 x 5.6 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2017

A fine classic specimen from the Tintic District, ex Northwestern University Museum, Charles Noll, David Crawford etc. Bright Cuprian Adamite crystals sparkle against Azurite and Conichalcite on a gossan matrix with traces of Cuprite. Comes with several labels, is in fine condition, undamaged, and clearly a very old specimen. Almost never seen on the market today, from a significant US locality.
Cassiterite on Muscovite
stock #8.1-010
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.3 x 5.2 X 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Spring 2017

Incredibly lustrous, super, sharp Cassiterite twin crystal set nicely on contrasting Muscovite matrix. The Cassiterite is 1.8 CM in diameter and has no damage or chipping even under 20X magnification. From finds in 2003 at Mt Xuebaoding, this quality of Cassiterite is simply not being found anymore. High esthetics and display impact for a small size specimen.
Fluorapatite- Gemmy blue, doubly terminated
stock #17.1-AX-30-037
Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area
Irkutskaya Oblast, Prebaikalia, Russia
5.8 X 3.4 X 2.1 (cabinet)
price: $320
Spring 2017

A complete crystal of Apatite that is bright blue to blue-green, is transparent in places, and doubly terminated. No damage but there are some contacts and "melting" on one edge. Very glassy luster and really choice for this location. There are several areas that could be faceted but much of the interior has some veils and inclusions. Ex. Tom Fitzpatrick collection, collected over 20 years ago
Beryl var Aquamarine with Schorl
stock #7 AE-097
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
10.1 x 9 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $720
Spring 2017

A very fine well composed large cabinet specimen with perfect Aquamarine crystals to about 3.5 CM. The Beryls are nicely perched, have gem clear terminations and good color. The matrix provides a good contrast and specimen sits well for display. Choice example from the prolific Erongo mountains, this is above average for quality and quite affordable for such an esthetic piece.
Caledonite with Phosgenite, Leadhillite?
stock #17.1-140
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
2.8 x 2 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $260
Spring 2017

Bright blue complex Caledonite crystal nicely perched on a mix of lead secondary minerals. The contrast with the matrix sets the Caledonite off very well. A very good example from the final collecting at Rowley. The matrix is a complex mix of micro minerals, this includes Phosgenite and Leadhillite seems to be in several spots, but is not confirmed. A very nice Arizona thumbnail.
Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
stock #15.1-1030 (SM4660)
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
7.7 x 5.5 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2017

An impressive specimen far beyond average with very large Spessartine of deep red- orange color perched on dark Quartz. Strongly esthetic and with a eye catching architecture. The largest Garnets are over 1.1 CM and in fine condition. Some contacts and very minor chipping mostly just on the backside. Ex Charles Noll collection, this quality of Garnet is no longer being found.
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