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5 specimens found
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Cinnabar
stock #ALEC-12-063
Tongren Mine, Wanshan District, Tongren Prefecture
Guizhou, China
5.8 x 5.5 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $200
Post Tucson 2015

Twinned "drill bit" habit Cinnabar crystals on Quartz matrix with some Dolomite. A Chinese classic, for over a century Cinnabar was the only Chinese mineral seen in the western world. These were prized specimens in top collections and were the worlds best examples of the specie. Things have changed and these are no longer priceless but they are still quite fine and this habit is the most desired. Crystals to 1.8 CM most of which are fully perfect however a small one has a backside cleave not seen on display. The dark color and habit are typical of older material that is not like any of the recent finds.
Selenite
stock #ALEC-19-073
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 3.7 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
Post Tucson 2015

A cute, gem clear crystallized and esthetic Selenite from the famed Naica Mine. Crystals to 4 CM long are sharp and undamaged with perfect transparency. Selenite (Gypsum) is a common mineral but good specimens like this are rare. The photos look somewhat cloudy inside the crystals however in person they are all absolutely clear with excellent luster
Amethyst -
stock #ALEC-20-151
Statesville, Iredell County
North Carolina, United States
10.2 x 8.9 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Post Tucson 2015

A complete deep purple colored crystal from Stateside, North Carolina showing complex stepped crystallization and distinctive zoning.Several deep solution pits are also featured in some faces that show excellent layered solution and recrystallization zones that make for attractive architecture. The large size and deep color are very fine this old locality.
Fluorite w. Pyrite
stock #17.1-AX-20-070
Ladywash Mine, Eyan
Derbyshire, England
11.4 x 9.6 x 5.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $460
Post Tucson 2015

English (Derbyshire) Fluorite with great esthetics and in fine condition. An old specimen (comes with a label from Commercial Mineral corp. vintage 1965) There are small sharp Pyrites and Calcites scattered on many faces. No mine name is on the old label but we are assured this is a fine example from the Ladywash mine in Eyan. Sharp edged zoned crystals to 6.8 CM are large for the area and overall this is an attractive Fluorite in finme shape
Cuprian Smithsonite on Willemite
stock #15.1-340
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
6.4 x 5.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Post Tucson 2015

A very fine Tsumeb specimen with excellent zoned Smithsonite crystals on a contrasting matrix. This flat matrix displays well on both sides, it can be difficult to decide which is the better face to present. The "rear" has a huge stepped, etched Smithsonite crystal that is 2.4 CM across, the front shows several smaller, textbook perfect color-zoned crystals. Very esthetic and in fine condition.
5 specimens found
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