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116 specimens found
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SOLD Phosgenite on Galena - Large classic crystal
stock #SOLD 18.-AX-10-959
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia
Sardinia, Italy
8.1 x 7 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
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A very large, vividly fluorescent and nicely zoned Phosgenite crystal dominates the sizable matrix. Other areas of Phosgenite are noted on the piece but the main crystal is 4.6 CM across and presents well. What may be an old repair is noted, if so it is not affected by acetone testing and may be a natural crack. Much of the crystal is transparent to translucent and has the classic flat morphology noted from this ancient locale. Even if repaired (the price assumes this is so and is adjusted) this is a choice example and has a very nice presentation. This could also be trimmed to a killer miniature but that would remove many vugs of smaller crystals so we have left this intact. Ex Ara Dildilian and William Haladyz collections, clearly a very old piece.
Magnesite- large crystals
stock #16.1-1289
Kaswassergraben, GrobBreifing, Hieflau
Styria, Austria
9.1 x 6.8 x 6.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
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Very large to 5.6 CM across Magnesite crystals clustered on a Magnesite matrix from this classic locality. Kaswassergraben is famed for these rare and unusual hexagonal crystals unlike any other locality. This is an excellent example of a rare matrix piece with huge crystals for the locale. The back side is broken from the host rock but the front side main crystals present well with a fine pearly luster and stepped growth faces. I have not seen many of these and this is by far the largest crystal cluster I know of, other large crystals are usually about 2 CM at best.
Stibnite - classic Japanese locale
stock #18.AX-10-681
Ichinokawa, Saijo , Ehime Prefecture
Shikoku Island, Japan
6.4 x 3.1 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
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A fat, gun-metal silver blue compound crystal from the very old find at Iyo. This was a gift to the collector Wallace Gould Levison of New York City in 1915. His label does not survive but the gift is recorded in his ledger. This crystal is very complex and recrystalized, it looks at quick glance like a badly broken piece but on inspection the termination is complete and most of the rough faces are in fact fully crystalized. There is only one area of da, mage and that is limited to the backside. The Patina is the perfect, classic look of a vintage Japanese Stibnite and the complex form is oddly attractive too.
Topaz- Bi-color Gem crystal
stock # 14.1-208
Volodarsk-Volynskii
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
6.6 x 5.6 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1850
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A big (228 gram) gem Topaz from Volodarskthat is strongly bi-colored. The termination is clear and glassy while the prism sides are frosted. It is possible to see through the crystal along the "C'" axis and it is almost all clean facet grade. Two natural cracks with a small separation are near the middle of the crystal, both are partial and rehealed. No damage at all, the crystal is 360 degree recrystallized and etched all around so it is a complete floater. The colors are a bit stronger in person as well, the cognac and blue tones are a very fine contrast and quite well presented. The Volodarsk pegmatites are famed for the great Heliodor and Beryl crystals found in the huge pockets over the past several decades, but the Topaz like this are also exceptional but much less common.
Bournonite- Classic locale, twinned crystal
stock #18.1-061
Pribam
Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic
6.7 x 4.7 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
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A well exposed Bournonite with complex twinning sits well exposed on a sulphide matrix with Dolomite crystals. Ex Charles Noll collection, this is a choice, old specimen from the classic locale of Pribram. The central crystal is 2.6 CM across., and has a few small Quartz crystals scattered on it. In unusually good condition as seen, the surface is also lustrous and has a fine patina.
Elbaite- large dichroic crystal
stock #8 AE-686
Mulane Pegmatite, Alto Ligonha District
Zambezia Province, Mozambique
6.4 x 2 x 1.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
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Gemmy and with a glassy luster, this single crystal has a dramatic color change and shows striking dichroic shift. The color change ranges from a purple-red to a yellow green. Aside from that, this is in fine condition, well terminated and a very different style of tourmaline from what is usually seen. Far better in person the color shift is one of the strongest I have seen.
Lazulite with Siderite and Apatite
stock #17.1-636
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.2 x 7.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
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A superb cabinet sized Lazulite covered with sharp, bright crystals with brilliant luster. The display side is well decorated with a dusting of sparkling light blue to white Apatite crystals much like snow on a hillside. The Rapid creek Lazulites are unique, well regarded as the best crystals of the specie and impressively esthetic in fine specimens like this. Hard to photograph, this is more impressive in person. An older piece from the early finds, top quality, undamaged specimen with excellent presentation.
Elbaite on Quartz
stock #14.1-185
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
3 x 1.9 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
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A fine thumbnail zoned Tourmaline on a doubly terminated Quartz crystal from the classic Himalaya Mine. The Elbaite has a sharp termination on one end but the bottom is incomplete, otherwise sharp and in perfect undamaged condition. Older specimen with a pastel pink body to a dark green cap. Displays well from several angles.
116 specimens found
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