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122 specimens found
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Sphalerite-
stock #4.2-391
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6 x 4.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
Pre Holiday 2017

Perfect Sphalerite crystal perched atop a rolling matrix of druzy quartz and a few Galenas. Bright translucent to transparent crystal that can glow red with backlighting. Older specimen from 2003 finds at Shuikoushan, this one is especially choice, three dimensional and esthetic. The bottom and back are sawn from when this was being removed from the host rock. Sits well for display at several angles. No damage.
Rhodochrosite - gem Scalenohedral
stock #17.1-327
Hotazel Mine, Kalahari Mg Field
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.2 x 1.9 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $825
Pre Holiday 2017

Superb color and unusual variation on form, this is a rich thumbnail of glass clear brilliant Rhodo. The good South African Rhodochrosites have not been found for some time and they are considered some of the greatest ever discovered. This shows why these are so coveted, the color is incredibly intense. The crystals are dominantly scalenohedral but have some variations that are quite a bit more complex. An older specimen this is fine condition as seen. All of the crystals are fully transparent, much more so than the photos show. Choice.
Cuprosklodowskite with Kasolite, Sklodowskite etc
stock #8.AE-869
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Western area
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.5 x 4.4 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
Pre Holiday 2017

Perhaps the most beautiful and richly colored U mineral, Cuprosklodowskite from the Musonoi mine is revered by collectors, a "must have" specie. This specimen is quite fine, well crystallized with a dense mass of brilliant green needles protruding from a shallow vug. Several other rare minerals are also present including bright yellow Kasolite in balls and slender crystals. Except for this find in the Congo some decades ago these rare minerals are usually far from esthetic. This specimen is from that older era and quite a bit above average. Now very uncommon on the market in such quality.
Spessartine on Hyalite Opal and Quartz
stock #15.1-471
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

A very remarkable and attractive Tongbei Spessartine quite unlike others. This matrix is a Quartz crystal that is encased in a layer of Kaolin that is in turn covered by a hard jacket of Hyalite Opal. The Opal is densely studded with sharp Spessartine crystals that are deep red and lustrous. Tongbei was at one time producing many fine specimens but is now exhausted with very little if any new production, now a classic location. The Garnets are choice and in fine condition, the form and contrasts make a nice display.
Smithsonite (Pink Cobaltoan)
stock #17.1-337
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.2 x 2.3 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $250
Pre Holiday 2017

Pink gemmy crystals of Cobaltoan Smithsonite in on a perfect condition thumbnail. From the great Tsumeb mine, this looks better in person, has the rich, lustrous color that is the most desiarable. The better Tsumeb pink Smithsonites are the worlds best, this small specimen show why.
Epidote and Prehnite
stock #15.1-498
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
5.8 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb small cabinet Epidote and Prehnite specimen from the prolific find in Mali. Of the many specimens that have come out few have this bright luster, color and esthetics. The Prehnite ball is elegantly encased by the Epidote crystals that are in perfect condition. Far better than typical "mine run" quality. Due to the large recent production, this is an economical yet very choice specimen.
Vanadinite on Barite
stock #15.1-400
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

Vanadinite with outstanding intense color and bright luster set on contrasting white Barite blades. This combination is the least common and the most desirable. These specimens are laboriously dug without power tools by small teams in cramped artisenal mines and require years of labor to reach a good pocket. Choice and in excellent condition, Vanadinite of this high quality is one of the best mineral values available today. The color is hard to appreciate on a computer, in person it is brilliant.
Peridote / Forsterite - melted look gem crystal
stock #8-AE-846
Sapat Gall, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.3 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80
Pre Holiday 2017

Classic habit, deep color and melted style surface on a small Gem Peridot. The condition is undamaged and a good value. The Sapat finds of Pakistan have provided many nice specimens, small ones like this are still quite affordable.
122 specimens found
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