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62 specimens listed
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Olmeite
stock #19.1-237
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.8 x 3.4 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $90
Spring 2019

A cute specimen of Olmiite crystals in spherical form on contrasting matrix. Nice luster and fair pink color, these were once all labeled as Poldervartites (a rare mineral at the time of the find) later re-studied and classified as Olmiite (also at that time a rare mineral). This discovery was sizable and enough good specimens found to allow collectors to own a nice piece without major financial pain. In good condition and a good value.
Analcime on Serandite
stock #18.1-744
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
2.7 x 1.7 x 1.1 (thumbnail)
price: $65
Dec 2018

Classic Mt. St. Hillaire specimen of a cream Analcime crystal nicely perched on a salmon color Serandite cluster. The Serandite is broken at one end but terminated (crudely) on the other. As is typical on specimens from this locale, there are other species present as micro crystals too, a Polylithonite rosette and a small cluster of Rhodochrosite. Nice combo thumbnail.
Vesuvianite
stock #18.AX-509
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
7.3 x 6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $80
Dec 2018

Blocky habit Vesuvianite crystals that are doubly terminated are studding a contrasting Rhyolite matrix. From very old finds at the locality once called Lago de Jaco, now Sierra de la Cruz. The Vesuvianites are well exposed from the matrix and are nearly all bi color. This habit of Vesuvianite was collected before 1980, there have been no more in recent years.
Rosasite on Smithsonite with Calcite
stock #18-AX-19-146
Silver Bill Mine, Gleason, Dragoon Mts. Cochise County
Arizona, United States
4.3 x 3.8 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Dec 2018

Spheres of blue Rosasite scattered on Smithsonite and some Calcite. A good locality piece that is especially fine under magnification. The Silver Bill mine has a long history but is not very well known outside of Arizona. It has been a source of Wulfenite and other species as well as Rosasite.
Brookite on Quartz
stock #18.1-454
Moses Hill, Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co.
Arkansas, United States
3.1 x 1.6 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $75
Late Summer 2018

Sizable Brookites scattered on a Quartz crystal from the classic locality of Magnet Cove. Choice older piece with several habits of Brookite some of which are very lustrous in person. The Quartz is doubly terminated and is the usual milky to smoky type with some signs of corrosion that is distinctive to this locale. In excellent undamaged condition.
Albite with Fluorapatite
stock #18.1-447
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
7.2 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $80
Late Summer 2018

Albite in sharp, glassy, lustrous and mostly transparent are the majority of the specimen. There are a few scattered pink Apatites, the largest about 1 CM, which are also glassy, transparent and in fine condition. From the great find at La Marina Mine, that became famed for the pink Apatites and later for some of the worlds best Euclase. The Albites were sometimes matrix for both of these species and I think under appreciated on their own, they are superb and showy Feldspars. A choice specimen that is well crystalized on both sides and shows off the Albite more than the Apatite.
Stibnite and Calcite
stock #18-AX-12-106
Xikhuahshan Antimony mine
Hunan Province, China
4.3 x 3.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Late Summer 2018

A delicate and complex miniature specimen of transparent, zoned Calcite scalenohedra mixed with metallic Stibnites. In fine condition this is a very three dimensional piece. From the prolific finds of 2008-9, an affordable Calcite/Stibnite combo that is complex and very detailed.
Calcite on Celestite
stock #18-AX-19-260
Clay Center, Ottawa County
Ohio, United States
5.3 x 4 x 2.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $85
Late Summer 2018

A nice spray of flat Celestite blades hosting light yellow Calcites. The Calcite are doubly terminated and scalenohedral. The Clay Center area has been a prolific mineral locale for decades best known for Fluorite but also a source of nice Celestite. In fine condition and displays well.
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