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Gemmy Grossular Garnet with Vesuvianite
stock #AC-096
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $80


Fine pink to honey color gem garnets in a dense cluster on matrix. Crystals to 8mm showing excellent luster., from the classic and now famous Jeffrey Mine. Some assocated vesuvianite and micro diopside too. Minimal damage, except at the edges where removed, this is a nice yet affordable older piece from the 60's.
Galena on Sphalerite with Calcite
stock #8.1-437
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
12 x 9.3 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1200


This is simply a superb and esthetic piece with a killer arrangement! The base is a rosette like cluster of lusterous dark sphalerite crystals that are epitaxially encrusted with pearly calcites that add contrast and sparkle. Atop that is a mirror bright compound Galena cluster. There is some contacting on the back of the sphalerite where it was removed, but there is absolutely no damage on the display side. The main Galena is quite large -(7 cm at the widest point), it has fantastic bright lusterous faces. The stepped form and a few "melted" zones are what help set this apart. From almost any other locality this would be FAR more expensive, but since Madan is currenly very productive this is a superb bargain and a wise investment!
Ferberite with Fluorite and Muscovite
stock #6.2-883
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
5.8 x 3.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $450


A superb and esthetic Yaoganxian combo piece! The ferberites are razor sharp, super lusterous and undamaged perfectly perched on gemmy glasslike purple fluorite and balls of well crystalized muscovite. Other than a corner cleave on one fluorite on the outer edge of the right side, this is pristine. For such delicate and slender crystals this is a rarity and certainly of competition caliber. The Ferberite looks a lot like more azurite at a glance it is so lusterous with the uncommon tabular habit.
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