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116 specimens found
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Mimetite
stock #15.1-431
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
4.2 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Late Summer 2018

Botryoidal Mimetite with fine color and form. From finds in 2014 at the ancient mine of Chah Milleh, this piece has minimal matrix. The shapes of the Mimetite show the forms of a previous generation of Wulfenite, thus these are either a pseudomorph or epimorph. Either way this is an attractive miniature in fine condition from this significant Iranian locality.
Prehnite crystals covered by Grossular
stock #18-AX-10-842
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4 x 3.2 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A cluster of Prehnite crystals are almost completely covered with tiny colorless and white Grossular crystals. There are a few small areas of uncovered Prehnite where it can be seen that these are glassy and transparent. Colorless or white Garnet is very rare and the tiny Grossular here are nearly all transparent, mostly colorless with a few white translucent crystals. It is impossible to find this combination available unless from an oldcollections being dispursed.
Anatase - blue crystals on Quartz
stock #18.1-405
Hardanngervidda
Hordaland, Norway
1.9 x 1.4 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160
Late Summer 2018

A fine thumbnail of blue anatase from the classic locality of Hardangervidda. In excellent condition this has excellent luster and the Anatase are well exposed from the Quartz. Looks nice from several angles, a small but attractive Anatase with a good deep blue hue.
Rhodochrosite -rhombic and eched forms
stock #18-AX-22-103
Wudong Mine, Wuzhou Prefecture
Guizhou, China
3 x 2.3 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

Deep red color, translucent to transparent and with fine form, a choice toenail sized Rhodo. From the Wuton (Wudong) mine that is no longer producing, but at one time this discovery made nice Rhodos much more affordable for many collectors. This piece has a pair of modified rhombs joined in a V shape. One is sharp and glassy with some stepped etching, the other is more heavily modified, etched and recrystallized. This is the style that was often compared to Rhodos from Sweet Home. There is a lot of similarity but the price is very much lower from this locale!
Prehnite -elongated crystals
stock #18.1-393
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.9 x 3 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $130
Late Summer 2018

The amazing Prehnite crystals from Jeffrey mine took many forms and habits, unlike anything ever seen elsewhere. Although Prehnite is not really a scarce mineral, sizable prismatic Prehnite crystals are incredibly rare. This prismatic Prehnite cluster is a good example, sharp, with some complete doubly terminated crystals to 3.8 CM long. The luster is pearly and the crystal tips are transparent, the body is more milky translucent. There is chipping only on the outer edges, the center area is pristine and undamaged. A good small miniature showing an elongated habit, wide center sections and with square cross section terminations.
Vesuvianite
stock #18-AX-23-143
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
8.8 x 7.2 x 6.1 (cabinet)
price: $720
Late Summer 2018

Large block of nearly pure Vesuvianite with every side showing bright crystals to 1.6 CM though most are much smaller. Some contacts and very small chipping can be found so the pricing reflects this, yet the overall display impact is strong. An excellent value for a showy Jeffrey Vesuvianite. A few additional vugs hold the rare Emerald green (so called Chromian) Vesuvianite and a few bits of purple color pop out too. Overall this is the classic mint green color, sparkling with glassy luster on crystals that are transparent to translucent.
Hemimorphite
stock #18-AX-19-217
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
10.1 x 7.7 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Late Summer 2018

Two generations of well-formed Hemimophite crystals on a gossan matrix. The smaller crystals are colorless, glass clear and very lustrous. The larger are a milky white with a hint of reddish included Hematite. Free standing, these larger crystals reach 2.5 CM. A very three-dimensional matrix and with several excellent angles for display, this is an older Mina Ojuela specimen that is not like material from later finds. The early finds are highly respected as perhaps the best prismatic crystals of the specie ever found. A modern Mexican classic that is still affordable.
Fluorite (globular crystals) with Schorl
stock #17.1-304
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
8.1 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Late Summer 2018

Very odd but also quite attractive, a mass of rounded translucent Fluorite crystals stacked on each other. A few Schorl crystals and a little Hyalite opal add some contrast but this is nearly all Fluorite. The color is the "jellybean green" and a vitreous luster. In fine condition and in person more impressive. From a 2017 find on Hohenstein massif, the major specimen source now in the Erongo. It has been incredible how many different types and forms of Fluorite have been found here, often unique to a single pocket.
116 specimens found
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