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116 specimens found
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Cuprite - pseudo Malachite
stock #18.1-277
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhone
Rhone-Alpes, France
1.1 x 1 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $150
Worldwide mix summer

A very sharp complete "floater" cuprite with an uncommon form. This Cuprite is coated with and altering to Malachite from the classic Chessy-les-Mines. Most of these are octahedrons but this is a rhombic-dodecahedron, much like a Garnet shape. No damage, all faces are complete and present. Exam under the microscope shows that there is still considerable cuprite present here this is not a complete pseudo. Choice
Galena- Spinel Twin habit
stock #18-AX-27-133
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
5.9 x 5.6 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $875
Worldwide mix summer

Superb, textbook example of flattened Spinel twins in a choice Galena specimen. From the finds four years ago that were big news and yeilded some of the best Galenas of all time. This specimen is top notch the crystals are perfect all around, the edges undamaged and the structure looks like extraterrestrial architecture. A few Quartz crystals add a nice accent in contrast to the bright metallic Galena. More impressive in person, this is a killer with display impact far beyond its size.
Quartz -Red Hematite included
stock #18-AX-11-399
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
4.7 x 2 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Worldwide mix summer

The red Quartz from the Orange River of South Africa are sporadically available and can be an attractive yet affordable specimen. This is especially bright colored crystal in very good condition, much nicer than average. The color comes from inclusion of blood red Hematite that is in a thin layer inside the Quartz. One of the more affordable bargains of the mineral world.
Brochantite- mix of needles and thicker crystals
stock #18-AX-224
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
4.6 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Worldwide mix summer

Bright green Brochantite crystals standing on end in a dense cluster. The matrix is mostly Brochantite as well, and formed of packed needles. The larger, thicker crystals are quite robust and these have a fine silky luster. From the epic finds at Milpillas, these Brochantites are one of the great surprises from the oxidized zone of this incredible Copper mine.
Quartz Scepter (very light Amethyst)
stock #18.1-263
Fat Jack Mine, Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County
Arizona, United States
5.6 x 4.2 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $250
Worldwide mix summer

A delicate matrix scepter with just a faint hint of purple and fine transparency. There are several small Quartz in parallel position that makes for a complex cluster. In excellent condition, this is not the typical form for the Fat jack, almost every scepter is more thick and few are on matrix, but we are assured by the collector that this did indeed come from a small find in 2000. Choice.
Cobaltite -classic locale
stock #17.1-780
Hakansboda, Lindesberg
Vastmanland, Sweden
5.8 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $240
Worldwide mix summer

An excellent sharp Swedish Cobaltite crystal on typical matrix block of mixed Sulfides (Chalcopyrite etc). The Cobaltite is a modified cube (8MM) with distinct striations and fine metallic luster that is mirror bright as seen. Looks fine by eye, but the cube has a corner contact at one edge seen with magnification and there is a small crack in the crystal not visible without 10x magnification. That said this is far better than average and as near to perfect as we have seen. These are not common and in this quality very rare, often quite pricy.
Fluorite, Ferberite on Quartz with Muscovite and Arsenopyrite
stock #18.1-AX-15-246
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
6.7 x 5.2 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Worldwide mix summer

A choice multi-specie specimen from Yaoganxian, ex Shields Flynn collection. The Quartz in person is very clear, has a sharp termination and you can see Ferberite and Muscovite inside. There are unknown white inclusions inside as well. The Ferberite is lustrous, and the Fluorite is transparent as it should be. Not perfect however, when seen under 10x magnification there are rough spots and the smaller Feberite has chipping, but the overall quality is far better than average and this has the sort of esthetics that displays very well. The price reflects the imperfections which for many collectors makes this a very good value.
Andradite- gemmy, older specimen
stock #18.1-270

Veracruz, Mexico
2.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A bright and attractive thumbnail of gem clear Garnets from Vera Cruz that was added to the Les Hitchings collection in 1983. This is an almost perfect match to the look of the new find of Andradites from Vera Cruz in 2016. The new find was very big news since no one had ever seen such fine garnets from that area, and there was speculation that they came from elsewhere, no exact locality was given. The new find was quickly exhausted but this specimen shows that area has in the past produced some very pretty Andradite, and perhaps it will again someday.
116 specimens found
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