Metallic and bright lustrous these very sharp crystals are sprinkled with a few small quartz and pyrite crystals. Individual tetrahedrons up to 2.7 CM are jumbled in a complex arrangement on this matrix plate. In fine condition overall for this delicate mineral, only one crystal has an edge bruise, all others are perfect, complete and pristine. Really hard to find this level of quality at any price.
4 x 3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
A sharp flower-like spray of Amethyst with Lepidocrocite needle inclusions. A choice miniature of rich color and luster from the unique finds at Karur in Southern India. Many of the individual crystals in the spray are sceptered, overall in good condition there are some broken crystals that keeps the price down yet are not distracting.
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
5.7 x 3 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
Bright green color botryoidal Adamite from the great Ojuela mine. In fine condition and with vivid SW fluorescence, Adamites in this form are classics. An attractive older specimen of better quality than newer finds.
A killer cabinet sized Thompsonite with perfect spheres of radial crystals stacked like scoops of ice cream. One of the best pieces (and my favorite) from a small find about 4 years ago. Looks great from all sides, the orange color is uncommon for Thompsonite as well. A great addition to any Indian mineral or Zeolite suite there is no damage at all. Choice!
Fluorite on Quartz
Homestake-Jack Pot Mine, Oatman District, Black Mountains, Mohave County
6.6 x 6.5 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
A sweet Arizona Fluorite with light satin frosted faces on octahedral crystals. In excellent undamaged condition, the pale mint green Fluorite contrasts well with the white Quartz. A hard to find quality of esthetics for this locality.
We have seen and handled a lot of nice Kazakhstan Coppers, which can be very fine. This small cabinet specimen is my personal favorite so far. Textbook sharp linked chain of crystals in a perfect floater with a tree-like spray on top of the elongated spinel twins. Fantastic form, no damage at all and with a nice patina. A worthy and esthetic piece that is incredible in person.
Quartz V. Amethyst on Prehnite
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
9.9 x 7.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
A single slender dark purple Amethyst (7.3 CM long)rises from a small cleft in a pale green Prehnite layer. A nice example of a typical habit Goboboseb specimen. Some zoning in the Quartz and in very good condition.
One of the colorful and desirable minerals from Tsumeb, a nice specimen of bright red Chalcotrichite. The specimen vug has several tufts of red hair crystals and a mass of Calcite that is bright red colored by included Chalcotrichite. The cavity in this specimen is also lined with tiny Dolomite crystals and provides a good protection for the delicate crystals inside.