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150 specimens listed
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Fluorite
stock #19.1-502
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $420
Spring 2020

A complete 360 degree "Carthage corner" Fluorite with deep purple color that is fully translucent to transparent. Every face of this piece is perfectly etched with tiny stairstep structures from the complex re-crystallization that forms these unique shapes. It is not completely understood why this form of Fluorite that is very rare worldwide has been found so often at the Elmwood mine. Even at this prolific site good, clean undamaged examples are still uncommon. A choice piece with well saturated color.
Chrysoberyl - Twinned crystals
stock #19.1-449
Espirito Santo
Espirito Santo, Brazil
3.1 x 2.4 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $680
Spring 2020

A floater cluster complete all around of Chrysoberyl crystals that range from translucent to transparent. A pale yellow-green color with some frosted faces and others that are bright and lustrous. Some chipping on the underside (not seen when displayed) is the only damage to note, some of that seems to be partly rehealed, so this is a natural break. Otherwise this is in fine condition overall and weighs 19.2 grams.
Hambergite on Smokey Quartz
stock #AX-30-036
Shengus (Shingus) Haramoush Mts. Skardu District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.3 x 4.5 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
Spring 2020

A cluster of milky white Hamburgite crystals are perched protruding from the side of a smokey Quartz. The Quartz is doubly terminated and makes a contrast with the Hambergite. Individual Hambergite crystals reach 2 CM and they are in a stacked arrangement, showing well a prismatic form not the usual fibrous look. Transparent on thin edges but mostly translucent, this is a nice example of this uncommon Beryllium specie. Ex collection of Thomas Fitzpatrick, vintage late 1970s.
Hematite (iron Rose) on Adularia
stock #A-9-037
St Gotthard, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Leventina
Canton Uri, Switzerland
5.3 x 5 x 2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $140
Spring 2020

A bright single flower of bladed Hematite contrasting nicely with sparkling Adularia crystals. An older "Eisenrose" this is sharp and displays well, the main rose being 1.3 CM across. A classic Alpine specimen when these are a bit larger they can be incredibly costly. This is a fine smaller piece (far more affordable) and could be trimmed to a fine thumbnail if desired.
Fornacite on Dioptase (Type Locality)
stock #20-FC-115
Reneville Mine, Reneville Kindanba District
Pool Department, Congo (Brazzaville)
4 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1600
Spring 2020

Fantasticly rich, dense clusters of Fornacite crystals on Dioptase crystals. Fornacite is a rather rare mineral but nearly always seen just as micros with very small isolated crystals. This is an amazingly rich specimen with eye visible crystals in groups that are up to 2.5 CM across! The matrix is an attractive mix of Dioptase crystals and balls of Plancheite. The crystals are lath shaped and many are free standing, most are a dark olive green ranging to as brownish yellow with backlight. Under strong magnification a few dark green balls are seen that may be Mottramite but are not identified. From the type locality, this is a superb and important piece for this rarely displayed mineral. None of us have ever seen any piece with so much of the specie and so easily seen.
Titanite var. Sphene
stock #15.1-943-(CN2901)
Capelinha
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.8 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Spring 2020

A choice cluster of old time Sphene crystals with a small bit of matrix. In person these are quite gemmy, very transparent and have fantastic growth structures on several faces. In fine condition there is one small chip on a crystal edge that is the logical base of the specimen and not visible on display. Ex Commercial Mineral Corp (a NYC based dealer) The label for this dates after 1956 though the vintage is likely mid sixties. Ex Charles M. Noll and Jimmie Dufoe collections as well. Presents well from several angles, best appreciated in person.
Epidote and Quartz - Classic USA
stock #10.1-336
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Prince of Wales Island
Alaska, United States
4.4 x 3.8 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $250
Spring 2020

Epidote from the famed Green Monster Mountainon Prince of Wales Island is a classic and desirable in any collection. The best Epidote are sharp, lustrous and dark oily green often with contrasting Quartz. This miniature has that classic look and displays very well. There is damage to note on several Quartz crystals some of which shows rehealing. This keeps the price far lower than usually seen of Epidote of this quality. The main free standing Epidote are in fine condition and are the focal point of the piece. The bright luster on this small piece is especially eyecatching. Vintage about 1960, a very good value.
Bornite pseudo after Chalcocite
stock #14.1-211
Levant Mine, Trewellard, St Just,
Cornwall, England
5.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $650
Spring 2020

Very fine classic specimen, ex George Robinson collection with sharp, free standing crystals. This specimen is currently pictured on Mindat it is the first specimen in the St Just Bornite section. The shape of the original Chalcocite shows some cyclic twins that are perfectly preserved. Some of the crystals may still have some Chalcocite inside. The exterior shows the patina of Bornite and is quite attractive. In fine condition as seen a choice old classic piece
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