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Fluorite with Phantoms
stock #17.1-AX- 20-157
Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
8.2 x 6.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

Excellent form and sharp edged cubes typify this fine old Cave in Rock Fluorite. In excellent condition and with a nice contrasting matrix of tiny golden Sphalerites and white Calcites. Moderate backlighting makes this glow deep purple hues and the phantoms are very evident. Backside contacting is typical but the 3 dimensional presentation is much better than usual.
Azurite on Anglesite over Cerussite etc.
stock #17.1-AX-24-393
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.5 x 2.1 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $2500
pre Tucson 2015 update

An exceptional Tsumeb specimen that is both esthetic and really different. Ex. Sussmann Collection, this has the form of blocky Cerussite crystals that are fully encased in smaller Anglesite crystals. Some of the Anglesite shows inclusions and overgrowths of Malachite and Linarite. The Azurite crystals are the finishing touch and these are very fine, electric blue and with top luster. The whole displays very well, the color contrast is excellent and I have never seen this style presentation in any other Tsumeb piece.
Calcite & Quartz (cumberland habit)
stock #ALEC-20-155
Sa Ducessa Mine, Oridda, Carbonia-Iglesias Prov.
Sardinia, Italy
5 x 3.7 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $200
pre Tucson 2015 update

An odd yet attractive very old Sardinian Calcite specimen with a second generation of Quartz in "Cumberland Habit". The quartz also has numerous inclusion and some is in stacked groupings. There is considerable hematite on and in many crystals here adding nice color contrast. In good condition and attractive, most everything is doubly terminated.
3 specimens listed
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