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Amethyst
stock #Alec 2-055
Piedras Parado, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
8.8 x 4.6 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Fall 2015

Gem clear, sharp zoned Amethyst crystals in a cluster on a thin matrix sits well for display. A modern classic locale, this is an older specimen of 1970's vintage with a little different look than later finds. Excellent deep purple tips and in fine condition. Veracruz Amethysts are some of the most attractive yet affordable Quartz on the market today. Choice.
Kesterite with Mushingtonite on Quartz, Muscovite
stock #17.1-AX-15-057
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
12.2 x 8.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Fall 2015

Esthetic and well formed Kesterites with Mushingtonite coatings in several habits are well perched on the matrix. In perfect, textbook condition this is a very fine example of this rare mineral. Before the discoveries at Xuebaoding, Kesterite was a very rare and unattractive mineral. The finds in 2002 and 2005 changed that forever. There has not been any new production for Kesterites since and the area that produced them is now a protected zone. Now scarce on the market especially in amy quality, this one is an exceptional, quality specimen that will appreciate well. Ex Sheilds Flynn collection via Bert Ottens.
Fluorite and Calcite (selective overgrowths)
stock #9.1-093
Rosiclare level, Minerva Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
7.9 x 6.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Fall 2015

Choice, colorful purple and yellow zoned Fluorite crystals epitaxialy coated on some edges by gemmy scalenohedral Calcites. 1970's vintage specimen ex. Ernie Schichter, this is quite showy and in very good condition. Better in person, these are usually quite a bit more expensive in this quality.
Fluorite on Celestite, (Gemmy crystals)
stock #15.1-868
Tule Mine, Melchor Muzaquiz
Coahuila, Mexico
4.8 x 4.1 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Fall 2015

An exciting new find at a classic old mine, gem clear Fluorites in delicate purple contrast with the bright white Celestite crystals. The Tule mine was famed for large Celestite with blocky Fluorites that were usually dark and not clear. This find is different, the crystals are smaller but glass clear and highly lustrous. Affordable yet attractive, undamaged and choice miniature.
Chalcotrichite with Copper
stock #15.1-883
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts., Cochise Co.
Arizona, United States
4.3 x 4.2 x2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Fall 2015

Old Bisbee specimen has three vugs with Cuprite V. Chalcotrichite crystals with typical bright red color. Ex. Rocksmith specimen, there are a few tiny bits of Native copper and some calcite crystals that seem to have copper inclusions too. Classic material, this small piece is relatively affordable for one of these.
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