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155 specimens listed
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Prehnite crystals -Vintage Swiss
stock #16.1-168
Muotta Naira, Piz Lai BlauNalps Valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
11.3 x 6.4 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Spring update

A matrix plate with clear light green Prehnite crystals to 1.4 CM scattered with smaller Prehnites and some tiny Epidote and Byssolite. Classic specimen, ex Charles Noll collection and a much older label from an unknown collection. In fine condition overall, the main crystals are pristine. Some crystals are also on the underside but the view shown is the logical display face.
Amethyst scepters included by Lepidocrocite
stock #18-AX-32-065
Karur District
Tamil Nadu, India
3 x 2.3 x .1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Spring update

Incredible form on this Indian specimen. A radiating burst of amethysts is the base for perfect scepters that are very slender, twisted and have lepidocrocite needles inside some tips with a red color. In pristine condition, no damage seen even with 10x magnification. from the amazing finds at Karur in Tamil Nadu, this level of perfection and esthetics is very very rare. Better in person this piece was selected from many hundreds of good pieces as on a quality level of its own.
Barite -window pane type
stock #18.1-170
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Ancash Department, Peru
7.8 x 4.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring update

Transparent, sharp and lustrous Barites in rosette form on minimal matrix. Undamaged and with a light smoky color this has several excellent display angles with good impact. The digging at Cerro Warihuynan has been a major discovery of fine Barites. Even in the flood of good specimens, this piece is far better than typical, a very choice example with a price to quality value ratio that is hard to find these days.
Pyromorphite
stock #18.1-169
Resuperferolitica Mine, Santa Eufemia
Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain
8 x 6 cm (cabinet)
price: $675
Spring update

Ex. John Marshall collection, a very well crystallized Santa Eufemia Pyro with large individual crystals that exceed 1.6 CM. This is overall in excellent condition and is crystallized on 2 sides with large vugs filled with sprays and freestanding individual crystals. A super display piece from a very important locality.
Cerussite -Green and yellow crystals
stock #7-AE-415
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
7.8 x 5.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring update

A cabinet sized specimen well crystalized on front and back with fine Cerussite. These crystals are green (likely caused by copper or Chrysocolla inclusions) and yellow (often called Chromian Cerussite). This is from a series of pockets found at the famed Daoping mine near Yangshao in 2004-5. Overall in fine condition, no damage seen by naked eye but a few micro dings can be seen with 10X magnification, and that only on outer edges. Since Cerussite is so delicate this peice is amazingly pristine. This sort of Cerussite has not been found for a few years, and now is being recognized as a significant find. There has been discussion (argument) as to weather or not to label these are Chromian Cerussites or Cuprian or nothing at all. It seems there have been differing results in analysis. As we await resolution we simply call this Cerussite.
SOLD Chrysocolla with Quartz overgrowth
stock #SOLD 17.1-299
Skorpion Mine, Rosh Pinah, Luderitz District
Karas Region, Namibia
7.3 x 4.4 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Spring update

Brilliant blue sparkling Chrysocolla in balls covered with druzy Quartz on lighter matrix. Very esthetic and eyecatching, in undamaged condition as seen. From a find a few years ago in Namibia, this looks a lot like some Arizona Chrysocolla but is a more defined and brighter. very choice with strong visual impact.
Grossular -gemmy etched crystal cluster
stock #18.1-AX-24-267
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Spring update

A completely transparent cluster of Garnets that has no matrix and yet also has good isolation of the largest crystals. A relatively three dimensional specimen that has an unusual "etched" or melted look to several crystals. With strong magnification this is seen as complex modifications to edges and very fine striations that are not typical. An attractive and (in my experience) rare oddity that is also affordable. Internal clarity is near 100 clean facet grade gem.
Grossular v. Hessonite- large single XL, Classic
stock #17.1-035
Zulova, Jesenik, Olomouc Region
Moravia, Czech Republic
6.3 x 5.2 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring update

A big, complete Garnet crystal with honey brown color from an uncommon locality, Zulova in the Moravian area of Czech Republic. This is quite exceptional for this old locale and the condition, size and quality are top. Some surface alterations are seen on faces with a deeper red color beneath. Matt luster overall but some faces have a glassy surface as well. All examples I know from this location are much smaller, darker and usually have considerable damage or wear. One old label is included.
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