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127 specimens found
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Adamite -Manganoan
stock #18-AX-11-043
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
2.7 x 2 x 19 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Late Summer 2018

An especially esthetic, sharp flowerlike burst of Manganoan (purple-magenta tipped) Adamite. This cluster rests on a solid gossan matrix like an icecream cone, and has excellent proportions. Fine luster and condition, in person a little more purple color is noted. Ojuela produced only a few of these that looked this good, a quality, competitive thumbnail. Collected pre 2000, perhaps much older.
Sphalerite -gemmy crystals
stock #18.AX-489
ZCA Corp./Hyatt Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co.
New York, United States
2.4 x 2 x 1.8 (thumbnail)
price: $240
Late Summer 2018

A super thumbnail of fine gem clear Sphalerites that came from Talcville decades ago. in excellent condition, this looks great from several angles and the luster is brilliant. A more modern USA classic these do not turn up very often. The Sphalerites stand out well from the dark matrix making a nice three-dimensional presentation.
Spodumene Var. Hiddenite -Classic
stock #15.1-702
Stony Point, Alexander County
North Carolina, United States
2.4 x 1.7 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $2400
Late Summer 2018

A superb, intense color USA Hiddenite, from the collection of Warren Johannson which he obtained in trade from Harvard in in 1934. Unlike the typical slender crystals, this is a wide and stout example, a complete floater with the top quality brilliant "Emerald" green color, weighing 17.7 ct. Complete all around, complexly etched and doubly terminated, this is a killer thumbnail that is hard to fully appreciate in photos. The Alexander County NC Hiddenites are of course the "real" thing, unlike green Spodumene from Pakistan or Brazil these do not fade, are not irradiated and can have this rare unique color unlike any others. Gem clear and lustrous, a true Hiddenite (the town of Hiddenite is about 6 KM from Stony point, the zone where this was first discovered in 1879). Classic specimen from a classic locale of a rare quality.
SOLD Amethyst -Scepter
stock #SOLD 18.1-484
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
2.6 x 2 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

The area of Karur has occasionally produced some wonderful and elegant Amethyst, unlike any otehers. This is a unique piece, a delicate tree-like transparent Quartz with light Amethyst zoned on the tips. On close inspection this is formed by a central trunk of sceptered Quartz in a chainlike structure with individual scepter branches radiating outward. One scepter is a reversed habit. No damage, even with strong magnification, this is a complete all around piece that looks fine from every angle. Perfect little jewel.
HOLD Chrysoberyl - Sixling twin crystal
stock #HOLD 18.1-469
Colatina
Espirito Santo, Brazil
1.5 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220
Late Summer 2018

Small, complete Chrysoberyl sixling twin in fine condition from Colatina. Lustrous, translucent and with all faces present on both sides, a choice small thumbnail. The color is a bit more greenish in person than the photos show and there is some zoning present as well. A fine little textbook perfect twin crystal.
Amethyst- scepters on Quartz
stock #18.1-455
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
2.6 x 2 x 1.4 (thumbnail)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A little masterpiece, the form is like a castle seen from any angle. In perfect condition, the scepters are zone with a deep purple at the tips, and most have inclusions of rutile. The matrix is a spray of colorless Quartz crystals which make a nice contrast. We look through hundreds of Karur Quartz to select just a few pieces to offer, this is killer for the size yet affordable too.
SOLD Epidote on Prehnite
stock #SOLD 18-AX-7-100 (1283)
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
3.1 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

For me it is hard not to like these balls of green Prehnite with Epidote like this one. In fine condition, complete all around, the Epidote is doubly terminated and contrasts nicely. These finds in Mali have been one of the best values in the mineral world, it is still possible to get a choice, no apologies quality specimen that is both attractive and not expensive. An excellent specimen in this size.
Brookite on Quartz
stock #18.1-454
Moses Hill, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co.
Arkansas, United States
3.1 x 1.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $75
Late Summer 2018

Sizable Brookites scattered on a Quartz crystal from the classic locality of Magnet Cove. Choice older piece with several habits of Brookite some of which are very lustrous in person. The Quartz is doubly terminated and is the usual milky to smoky type with some signs of corrosion that is distinctive to this locale. In excellent undamaged condition.
127 specimens found
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