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Topaz -gem clear crystal
stock #18.1-152A
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3 x 2.2 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $220
Spring update

A single glass clear crystal that is in person colorless and bright. A few tiny lines and veils are seen inside but nearly all is facet grade. A choice Topaz from the legendary Mogok gem tract. No damage, a few faces have a light frosting but most are smooth, sharp and clear.
Bixbyite on Topaz
stock #8-AE-788
Thomas Mountains
Utah, United States
2.6 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $50
Spring update

Bixbyite crystals with some complex faces up to 1.4 CM across on contrasting Topaz crystals. The Topaz is heavily included as is typical and several of the Bixbyite faces have a dusting of micro Topaz which are very clear. A very nice representative thumbnail of this classic locale. Some chipping seen with magnification mostly on edges, some crudeness to crystals too but still lustrous and sizable.
Topaz with Quartz and Clevlandite
stock #18.1-155A
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
5.5 x 4.9 x 3.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1250
Spring update

Super clear gem Topaz on Clevlandite with smokey Quartz in an esthetic cluster. The main Topaz stands well above the matrix and is perfctly transparent fromall views. There is no damage, a few internal veils are seen from some angles but do not reach the surface. All faces are glassy and sharp, an undamaged textbook quality cluster.
Ruby- red Corundum
stock #18.1-154A
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3.1 x 1.1 x .9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $850
Spring update

Rich red color Corundum crystal that is crude but complete and translucent throughout. Burmese (Mogok) Rubies are the most valued Ruby in the world and very few crystal specimens are available. This is a complex crystal with some etching (looks "melted" in spots) and recrystallization. Looks good on all sides, this is a sizable 24.5 Carat stone.
Sapphire -blue Corundum crystal
stock #18.1-153A
Ohngaing, Mogok Valley, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin
Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Burma)
3.7 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Spring update

A complete, somewhat crude, deep blue Sapphire crystal. Several small pits and cavities in some faces are filled with muscovite and some purplish sapphire chunks as well. Some transparent and translucent areas are seen but the majority is nearly opaque. A nice example of a real Mogok Sapphire that is not top gem grade but also not priced in the 6 figures. Nice specimen, these are not often available as every scrap of color seems to be cutup very quickly.
Elbaite -multicolor with Quartz, Cookeite etc.
stock #17.1-576
Mount Mica, Paris, Oxford County
Maine, United States
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Spring update

Well formed bi-colored green Tourmaline exposed on matrix from THE classic US locale for Elbaites, Mt. Mica. Collected in the sixties by Les Hitchings, the large Elbaite is in perfect condition. The Matrix is a typical mix of Quartz crystals with Cooketite and feldspar with several partial Elbaites and one small Tourmaline is still fully encased in the Cookeite and could be exposed if so desired. Since 1821 this locality has been the most famed US Gem pegmatite.
stock #18.1-AX-24-298
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
3.8 x 2.8 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Spring update

Undamaged, bright luster, intense deep blue and esthetic, a fine small miniature from Milpillas. The crystals on this piece show both classic sharp prismatic faces and the large curved faces that have a more satin luster. Recognized as one of the greatest mineral finds of all time, this mine produced many good specimens, so the prices have been relatively low for this sort of quality. Better in person and a great value for the most desirable "electric" color.
stock #13.1-147
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $525
Spring update

Strong esthetic miniature with bright color and luster. From the pockets found in 2013, this find produced a small number of these brilliant wet-look Mimetites. Much like the famous San Pedro de Coralitos Mimetites (but from Mina Ojuela) these had a little brighter color and a more elongated habit. Choice, eye-catching and displays well from all sides. In pristine undamaged condition and a good value, these have not been found since 2013.
145 specimens listed
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