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116 specimens found
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Elbaite -unusual color
stock #18 AX- 7-1144
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
1.8 x .6 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A cute Tourmaline thumbnail ex Larry White collection that has a very unusual color and becomes colorless when rotated in polarized light. This is undamaged and very transparent (the photos do not show the transparency well). A nice, glassy little gem crystal that is very unusual for the locale.
Uvarovite -Type locale
stock #18-AE-223
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya, Permskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
9.5 x 8 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Large, densely crystallized plate of very bright green Uvarovites from the classic original locality in the Urals. Intense color (this is a true Chromian Garnet) and these crystals are very sharp, distinct and glassy. A sizable, eycatching piece, this is sawn on the backside where it was collected, the sawn area is not visible on display. Uvarovites are one of the rarest Garnets, and only a few places have ever produced any of quality.
Fluorite- new find, indigo blue
stock #17.1-664
Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
4.3 x 4 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $950
Worldwide mix summer

A choice clean gem clear deep blue Fluorite from the new finds in Fujian province. The Fluorite is fully transparent, 3.1 CM in diameter and nicely perched on a dark matrix. In fine condition there are some tiny geometric edge contacts but no damage, and the clarity is such that you can clearly see the druzy Quartz crystal matrix through the Fluorite. These have a strong color change in daylight vs incandescent and are either a royal purple or a deep indigo blue depending on the light source. This find has produced quite a few specimens but the vast majority have damage or other issues. Choice pieces like this are very few and already hard to get. Lots of impact in any display.
Mimetite- modern classic
stock #18- AX26-006
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

Superb top quality specimen from the great finds at Pingtouling over a decade ago. Top color and bright glassy luster, the condition is remarkable. We have handled a lot of these Mimetites and just a few really stand out, this is one of the best with display impact far bigger than its size. The color is the most desirable orange-yellow. Crystals are up to 1.5 CM which is huge for the find. The Pingtouling mine flooded and collapsed years ago but the Mimetites it produced in a vey short period are regarded as some of the best yet found on the planet. Excellent value.
Ferberite- doubly terminated
stock #18-AX-1-405
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7 x 2.6 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Worldwide mix summer

An excellent sharp Ferberite crystal from the great Yaoganxian, with top bright luster. The crystal shows the distinct pointed tip termination that is the less common habit. Yaogangxian specimens are often multi-specie, there are almost always a few species on any specimen. This may seem like just a Ferberite crystal, but it has micro crystals of Fluorite, Quartz, Muscovite, Chalcopyrite and one small Bournonite. The color is jet black but looks metallic as it is so lustrous, in very good condition, a few contacts are visible but no real damage at all. Ferberite is not often attractive, but good lustrous crystals like this are.
SOLD Beryl- deep green Russian
stock #SOLD AC-298

Urals Region, Russia
6.4 x 3.8 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Worldwide mix summer

A big deep green Beryl (109 grams) from the I. Cook collection, which we are told was obtained in the sixties from Schortmann minerals. Schortmann was very active in those years buying and selling important vintage European collections. We suspect this piece is from one of those old purchases. The exact locality data is minimal "Urals, Russia" is all we have. This has similarity to several classic locales but we do not want to guess. The color is close to an Emerald green but is better described as an oil green. Several areas are gemmy and this is doubly terminated (crudely) and has a few zones of etching. Rotating the crystal in front of Polarized light this changes to a deep indigo blue color, the effect can be seen using a computer screen and is striking. An attractive, mysterious specimen.
Moldavite
stock #8AE-755

Moravia, Czech Republic
4.9 x 3.5 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $200
Worldwide mix summer

Classic type Moldavite from Moravia with good translucence. Over 12 grams in weight, the Moldavite shows the texture and structure formed as it entered the atmosphere. This is verified as a real Moldavite, the vast majority on the web and at many shows are fake.
Wulfenite coated with Calcite/ Cerussite
stock #8.1-346
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, China
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.
116 specimens found
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