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Fluorite- Ice cube habit on Calcite etc.
stock #17.1-AX14-335
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.8 x 4.4 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $460
new june 17

Looking like partially melted ice cubes these are ultra clear habit Fluorites found at Dalngorsk more the 15 years ago. In excellent condition the Fluorites up to 2 CM are nicely contrasted with the matrix. It is difficult to photograph the gem clear perfection, the matrix is perfectly seen right through the crystals. Some very clear Fluorites still come out of this locale, but none are as clear as those from this older find, now a modern classic discovery. Super glasslike luster with no signs of frosting on the faces, even better in person.
HOLD Bournonite - very fine large crystals
stock #HOLD 17.1-AX27-191
Machocamarco Mine, Cornelio Saavreda Province
Potosi, Bolivia
5 x 4.8 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $2200
new june 17

A killer Potosi Bournonite with large, perfect crystals showing classic form. Complete all around, a perfect floater with no matrix, just big metallic Bournonites in fine condition. The largest crystal is a sizable 3.8 CM and all the crystals have a gleaming gunmetal luster. This is from the remarkable find in 2007-8 which had the very best Bournonites ever seen from Bolivia and some of the best ever found on the planet. This is very much a top percentile specimen from that discovery, a true top shelf piece.
Cerussite- Chromian, reticulated twins
stock #17.1-AX-24-521
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
5.8 x 3.8 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
new june 17

A perfect complex twin of Cerussite with the zoned yellow color of the Chromian variety from Daoping. There are also several pink zones that make a nice color contrast. Fine Cerussites at this locale were always very rare and often overshadowed by the great finds of Pyromorphites and Plumbogummites. However the good ones like this are impressive. This would be a fine Cerussite from any locale and is in excellent condition, displayable on all sides, a true floater and with well above average luster. No naked eye visible damage at all, with 20X magnification I find one very small bruise, which is incredible for the delicate and sensitive mineral. This shows well the classic sixling twinning and overall reticulation. Fine form, color and condition.
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