Level 9, Jersey Vein, Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur dAlene District,
5.7 x 4.4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
Well formed "wet look" crystals of green and orange Pyromorphite clustered on a contrasting matrix. From the gret finds at Bunker Hill Mine, this is a very fine example with especially bright luster and top form. Individual crystal reach to 1.3CM and are in fine condition. The orange color crystals are much less common and are sometimes called Arsenian Pyromorphite, although there may not be much or any Arsenic in them. Sharp deep orange crystals are quite rare, most are more botryoidal and do not have sharp faces. This specimen does have some small but clearly sharp prismatic orange crystals. Overall very esthetic.
6.7 x 5.2 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
An esthetic classic Roumanian Stibnite crystal cluster with colorful patina on several crystals. This is a radiating group of metallic crystals that is damage free and looks good on all sides. This is an older speciment (30 years or more) from the Cavnic mines that have been closed for a few years. These older stibnites are unique in their habit and look and are clearly recognizable being unlike those from other localities.
Topaz on Quartz with Muscovite etc
Sakangyi-Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
4.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
Several glass clear, colorless Topaz crystals in perfect condition are sticking out of a Quartz crystal matrix. From the Pegmatite of Sakangyi, which had been the source of the best of the Myanmar Topaz, but is now idle. In fine condition, this is a nice example of the occurrence and looks fine from several angles.
An nice older Chinese specimen of the dark transparent Cassiterites from Ximeng that are now very uncommon. These lustrous crystals on contrasting matrix show both twinned and untwinned forms. These are a dark brown to almost golden on some edges and are prettier in person. This find was unlike any other Cassiterites found in China, being more similar to the best from Bolivia, yet still recognizably different.