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Beryl var Aquamarine with Schorl
stock #7 AE-097
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
10.1 x 9 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $720
Spring 2017

A very fine well composed large cabinet specimen with perfect Aquamarine crystals to about 3.5 CM. The Beryls are nicely perched, have gem clear terminations and good color. The matrix provides a good contrast and specimen sits well for display. Choice example from the prolific Erongo mountains, this is above average for quality and quite affordable for such an esthetic piece.
Caledonite with Phosgenite, Leadhillite?
stock #17.1-140
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
2.8 x 2 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $260
Spring 2017

Bright blue complex Caledonite crystal nicely perched on a mix of lead secondary minerals. The contrast with the matrix sets the Caledonite off very well. A very good example from the final collecting at Rowley. The matrix is a complex mix of micro minerals, this includes Phosgenite and Leadhillite seems to be in several spots, but is not confirmed. A very nice Arizona thumbnail.
Kesterite with Mushingtonite on Muscovite
stock #17.1-AX-15-168
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.8 x 4.7 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $680
Spring 2017

Textbook perfect crystals of the rare mineral Kesterite that are coated with green Mushingtonite and perched on a Muscovite matrix. From the prolific locality of Mt Xuebaoding, this is a particularly fine specimen. The crystals reach 1 CM and are undamaged, complete and have some distinct twinning. This area has produced the best Kesterites ever found, and that zone of mining is now closed, there have not been new specimens for a few years and may never again be produced. A modern Chinese classic.
Spessartine on Smoky Quartz
stock #15.1-1030 (SM4660)
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
7.7 x 5.5 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2017

An impressive specimen far beyond average with very large Spessartine of deep red- orange color perched on dark Quartz. Strongly esthetic and with a eye catching architecture. The largest Garnets are over 1.1 CM and in fine condition. Some contacts and very minor chipping mostly just on the backside. Ex Charles Noll collection, this quality of Garnet is no longer being found.
4 specimens listed
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