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Silver crystals on Copper crystals
stock #Alec-19-201
Osceola Mine, Osceola, Houghton County
Michigan, United States
4.9 x 2.7 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $320
pre Tucson 2015 update

An odd yet quite attractive specimen which is very well crystallized. The matrix is mostly all copper, some of it is crystallized with flattened octahedra and some standing fingers of crystals. The main event is the Silver that is crystallized in twisting fingers and branches contrasting to the copper. A little Malachite and a blue mineral (Chalcanthite?) are visible too. The blue could be cleaned off but it adds interest as is in my opinion. The condition is perfect, the esthetics are distinctive and not typical.
Vesuvianite (rare color, classic, closed location)
stock #17.AL-496
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $1950
pre Tucson 2015 update

Intense emerald green color (not the usual deep green) often labeled as Chrome Vesuvianite is one of the rarest and most desirable. Jeffrey mine Vesuvianites are without peer in the mineral world, the color array is incredible and this green example is first rate. The main crystals are up to 2.5 CM, and doubly terminated but smaller ones are only singly. The terminations on most of the crystals are an unusual flat or multi stepped type that may look like damage with a quick glance . There is some damage on this piece seen when studied carefully and some evidence of re-crystallization on a few zones. Still overall this is a fine display piece as nearly all of these that exist do have at least a little damage. Far better in person.
Vanadinite
stock # 7.AE-247
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.2 x 3.3 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $230
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nice specimen with large, stout crystals from the greatest locale of all time for Vanadinite, Mibladen. At 2.9 CM, the biggest crystal is quite large for the specie and is well perched on the smaller supporting crystals. Good color and luster, the backsides of the crystals are also complete but have the typical tan color, so the bright red is the logical display side.
3 specimens listed
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