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116 specimens found
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Fluorite - purple, blue, yellow etc
stock #18-AX-18-064
Rosiclare Level, Denton Mine, Haris Creek Sub-district, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.1 x 6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Worldwide mix summer

A choice, sharp old Rosiclaire, Illinois Fluorite dusted with a little sparkling Quartz. Very good translucency, this backlights very well and shows multiple internal colors. In sunlight or daylight balanced light sources this is a nice blue with hints of yellow and some red internal color. Incandescent lighting turns this a more purple color. Overall in very good condition, a close exam finds some very tiny edge bruises but these are clearly not distracting yet keep the price low. Better in person, strong display and now getting very hard to find this quality at reasonable costs.
Cordierite - classic locale
stock #8.1-293
Richmond Soapstone Quarry, Cheshire County
New Hampshire, United States
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $225
Worldwide mix summer

A classic Northeastern US Cordierite crystal on matrix 4.2 CM tall. The termination is the usual flat top habit but with some edge modifications. Far better than most of these, the crystal is well defined somewhat sharp and unusually distinct but also clearly a bit crude as are these old Cordierites. . Nice mahogany brown color, good size and waxy luster on all the faces. Choice yet affordable example not often available in this quality.
Beryl V. Emerald on Calcite
stock #8.1-223
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
3.3 x 2.1 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, deep color Emerald crystal nicely perched on crystalized Calcite. From the La Marina Mine, which is famed for Apatites and Euclase but only rarely are specimen Emeralds seen from here. No repairs, the hexagon of Beryl has some etched faces and one one edge a contact but otherwise it is a very choice little gem crystal on classic Colombian matrix. It has gotten very hard to source Emerald specimens in Colombia that are not color enhanced, repaired or priced at crazy levels. This is a very reasonable and attractive peice.
Quartz- two generations
stock #18.1-288
Silverton, Silverton District, San Juan County
Colorado, United States
5.7 x 4.3 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $90
Worldwide mix summer

Two generations of sharp Quartz crystals make "hedgehog" type clusters on Massive matrix. An old Silverton Colorado p[iece ex Hitchings collection, the catalog lists 1966 as the date he obtained this. Some larger older quartz prisms are completely overgrown with smaller later generation crystals. A few of the original prisms stick out from the mass of small crystals, and show very good transparency. One of the smaller thumbs of Quartz has a break but all the rest is perfect and undamaged. Neat olf piece
Quartz V. Amethyst - multiple terminations
stock #17.1-845
Mule Creek, Steeple Rock district, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
8 x 1.9 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Worldwide mix summer

An unusual and esthetic pale Amethyst that is scepter-like but with ten terminations on the cap. Some colorless secondary growths are evident and the condition is quite choice, the only damage is at the bottom or base where this wqas removed. Collected some decades ago by Paul Yung, this is a clean, odd but attractive US Quartz. The color is a little deeper in person.
Barite-Classic locale
stock #15.1-171
Florence Mine, Egremont
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
8.3 x 5.3 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, classic Barite (Baryte) with color zoned crystals that are also transparent, lustrous and doubly terminated. From the Florence Mine in the Frizington area, the matrix is distinctive Dolomite with Hematite coloring in some areas. This has the classic form from the Frizington area, but is by far the most attractive Barite I have seen from the Florence mine, a location better known for Hematite, Fluorite and Quartz. The Barites are in remarkable condition for such delicate, slender crystals which are free standing on the matrix. These crystals have quite small connection points and have zoned red phantoms.
Beudantite
stock #18.1-289
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.1 x 2.9 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $180
Worldwide mix summer

Densely crystallized Beudantite covers the surface of this matrix. The crystals are very sharp, lustrous and translucent to transparent. In fine condition, a choice large thumbnail from Tsumeb the matrix has a tiny dusting of Arsentsumebite as well.
Fluor-Buergerite -type locality
stock #18.1-291
Mexquitic
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1.5 x 1.2 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390
Worldwide mix summer

Unusually well formed thumbnail of the rare Tourmaline specie Fluor-Buergerite from the type locality. These were found just once in the 1960 era and not since. This main crystal at 1.2 CM is very large for the specie and especially choice. Chocolate brown and in excellent condition, this has a very attractive arrangement with a cluster of smaller crystals and a tiny matrix. Formerly named Beurgerite, this is not often available and very rarely in such a sharp, textbook form.
116 specimens found
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