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119 specimens found
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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.
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.
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.
Fluorite on Microcline
stock #17.1-526
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A sculptural matrix hosts well exposed octahedral Fluorites from Erongo. The Fluorites are a dark green and quite translucent (they glow with a good backlight, which also reveals a dark purple core) A different sort of look and esthetic presentation, this display well from any angle. No visible damage to the Fluorites.
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.
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.
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.
Albite with Fluorapatite
stock #18.1-447
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
7.2 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $80
Late Summer 2018

Albite in sharp, glassy, lustrous and mostly transparent are the majority of the specimen. There are a few scattered pink Apatites, the largest about 1 CM, which are also glassy, transparent and in fine condition. From the great find at La Marina Mine, that became famed for the pink Apatites and later for some of the worlds best Euclase. The Albites were sometimes matrix for both of these species and I think under appreciated on their own, they are superb and showy Feldspars. A choice specimen that is well crystalized on both sides and shows off the Albite more than the Apatite.
119 specimens found
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