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Pink Fluorite - Octahedrons on muscovite
stock #8-PAK-1003
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
9.4 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $750


A sizable matrix plate is the host for 5 main octahedra of pale pink Fluorite. A few smaller crystals are also included. The crystals reach 1.8 CM and are sharp, undamaged and distinct. From a brief period of productivity in Chumar Bakhoor, there has not been new finds for the past 2-3 years. Good pink Fluorite is uncommon and sought after. With few exceptions the best pinks have all come from Alpine clefts which by their nature are small and hard to find. This is such an Alpine piece, the color is not the most treasured deep pink, but it is still quite good and very well composed. Priced very well for the quality, rarity and size.
Proustite (ruby silver) on Native Arsenic
stock #8.1-424
Schlema, Erzgebirge
Saxony, Germany
5.3 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $120


A large and nicely textured chunk of Native Arsenic is loaded with vugs and zones of sparkling small crystals of brilliant red Proustite. From the famous old location of Schlema, this would be a very good specimen of Arsenic all on its own. The addition of bright Proustite makes it quite special. Many of the Proustites have damage as seen on magnification but some of the crystals are pristine and complete. They have not lost the Ruby Silver color so this makes a nice contrast
Native Copper (Psuedo after Cuprite) w. Malachite and Cuprite
stock #AC-052
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts., Cochise Co.
Arizona, United States
7.3 x 6.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $360


Another classic Bisbee association, in an unusually fine specimen this is almost all native Copper in crude crystals. The Copper is a psuedomorph after Cuprite, with some unaltered zones and small Cuprite octahedrons that still have red color. Fibrous crystallized Malachite sprays add a rich green color. Magnification reveals some Calcite that is green colored due to the Copper. The definition of this piece is excellent, it is quite old it was sold by Schortmanns in the 60's and comes with that old label.
3 specimens found
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