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7 specimens found
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Paradamite with Smithsonite
stock #18.1-570
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.4 x 1.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Dec 2018

A killer Paradamite with outstanding color, form and with contrasting Smithsonite. Paradamite is a very rare mineral and choice pieces are not often available for less than a small fortune (sometimes even a large one) From the recent find, this has the best glassy luster, several crystal habits showing and the quality is top. The last good find of Paradamite was almost 20 years ago, and disappeared right away.
Pyromorphite -hoppered crystals.
stock #18.1-634
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
4.8 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $520
Dec 2018

A pretty Pyromorphite with better than average, very distinct hoppered crystals on smaller prisms. From late finds at the amazing Daoping mine, this is a not the typical color from here, it is more like an olive green hue in person. Choice and in excellent condition, Daoping has become a great modern classic locality and this sort of Pyromorphite shows why.
Aragonite- radiating crystal clusters
stock #18.1-490
Sefrou, Sefrou Province
Fes-Meknes region, Morocco
8.6 x 4.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
Dec 2018

Very impressive form and esthetics for any Aragonite. Ball like radiating clusters of crystals in elongated translucent prismatic form twins that are joined in a chain. Some internal coloring on some areas adds a nice contrast. Fine condition overall, a few chips are seen on the backside but otherwise this is a 360 degree piece, displayable from most any angle.
Grossular -
stock #18-AX-19-232
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
4.8 x 4 x 3.1 (miniature)
price: $160
Dec 2018

Large red-purple "Raspberry" Garnets on contrasting matrix from Coahuilla. The crystals reach 1.4 CM and some are intergrown. Aside from some contacts the crystals are unusually complete and well exposed on the matrix. This locale was still active and producing until about 4 years ago. This style of Garnet is unique to this zone which over the years produced many fine specimens. A good, affordable specimen.
SOLD Wulfenite on Quartz- new find
stock #SOLD 18.1-544
San Carlos Mine, Municipio de Maunuel Benavidas
Chihuahua, Mexico
3.9 x 3.4 x 1.7 CM (small miniature)
price: $0
Dec 2018

From an exciting small new (2018) find, bright gem Wulfenites set on contrasting Quartz crystals. In excellent condition as seen, this has top transparency, bright luster and is overall super esthetic. From San Carlos, a mine only known for Vanadinites that had come out almost 20 years ago. Choice and pretty, we hope to see more from here but nothing is ever certain in guessing the future of a particular locale. This is one of the very best specimens of about three hundred produced.
Dioptase
stock #18-AX-14-218
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
3.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $620
Dec 2018

A super clean, brilliant toenail sized Dioptase from finds at Kaokoveld in 2012. Very sharp and lustrous crystals in excellent condition and having an esthetic arrangement. While Dioptase is known from quite a few localities in the world but this sort of very fine specimen is from either Tsumeb (closed forever) or Kaokoveld, bot being in Namibia. Top emerald green color with transparent areas set this apart, better in person.
Valentinite crystals on Stibiconite ps after Stibnite
stock #18-AX-15-290-C003
Xikuangshan, Lengshijiang, Loudi Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
7.5 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Dec 2018

Sharp, clear prismatic crystals of Valentinite scattered on and esthetic spray of Stibiconite. The Stibiconite has fully replaced the original Stibnite but the form is perfectly preserved. Despite the delicate nature of this specie, this specimen is in excellent condition, complete and undamaged. The Stibnites of Xikhuangshan are world famed, but the less well known, alteration species (like Valentinite) are also world class. This piece is ex Shields Flynn collection and looks good from every angle.
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