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Smoky Quartz (alpine gemmy)
stock #8.DK-134
Tujetsch, Vorderhien Valley
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
4.4X1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $140


Gem clear, sharp and clean is what everyone looks for in a Swiss quartz. This is a fine small example with the lovely red brown color that makes these so distinctive. While this could be sold as a perfect example, 10x magnification and strong lighting can find some very tiny chips, so this is just "near perfect". Still an excellent small alpine crystal reasonably priced.
Tourmaline (elbaite) Steeply terminated
stock #8 DK-145
Golconda Pegmatite district, Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.5 x 2.1 CM (small miniature)
price: $300


Deep gemmy green crystal with very unusual termination much like a Dunton mine, Maine but still distinctly different. The crystal is a flattened prism and the display side is relatively clean of damage (micro nicks of no real significance) the back and base have contacts and removal damage but it still displays well. It is a good gem crystal with a different look than any I have seen from Golconda.
Quartz V. Amethyst Parallel growth scepters
stock #6.2-932
Ashaway Village, Hopkinton, Washington County
Rhode Island, United States
10.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $450


A very good example from this now classic find in Rhode Island. Light purple cap to the piece has very minor chipping but is far better than most which have easilly noticed damage. The milky shaft provides great contrast and the overall impression is excellent. These scepters are quite rare on the market and this is a good one.
3 specimens found
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