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775 specimens listed
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Hyalophane (Microcline)
stock #20.1-319-(LW544)
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Buscovaca
Central Bosnia Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2.2 x 2.2 x 2.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $270


Sharp and gem-clear crystals of Hyalophane from the most important locality for this odd specie. This is crystallized all around and has fine glassy luster. A Barium rich variety of Microcline, this was a separate specie for many years but is now reclassified. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection. In perfect, undamaged condition.
Diamond - cubo-octahedral crystal
stock #20.1-317-(LW394)
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi
Kasai-Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
.6 x.6 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $350


A nice bit of Carbon. Perfectly formed, complete Diamond crystal 2.25 carats showing textbook habit. The color is a green-yellow and the faces shows microscopic stepping and hundreds of small crystal faces. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, obtained from Stachura Minerals in 1968. The Miba Mine dates back to 1913; it was a Belgian operation for many decades becoming one of the world's largest producers. In the early 60's more than half of the entire worlds supply of Diamonds came from this one site.
Grossular - gem clear, with Diopside inclusions
stock #20.1-307-(LW461)
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
1.6 x 1.4 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450


Grossular from Jeffrey Mine that is transparent, has fine orange color and has several slender crystals of Diopside seen inside the Garnet. Aside from some very small contacts and rough edges this is in fine condition. The luster is glass-like and this crystal has very few striations on the large faces which makes it easy to see through these windows into the crystal. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, he obtained this in the early 80's when the mine was still active and great things were being found.
Chrysoberyl - gemmy twin crystal, Northeastern USA
stock #20.1-300-(LW380)
Ragged Ass Jack Mountain, Hartford, Oxford County
Maine, United States
1.7 x 1.5 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390


Classic form Chrysoberyl from the Ragged Ass Jack Mountain find in Maine, USA. This is a complete crystal, fully transparent and with nice color. The twinning can be clearly seen by the distinct striations. This thumbnail is from the Larry White collection which he obtained almost 50 years ago from Phil Scalisi who in turn got this from the Grace Dearborn collection. For this locality the quality and condition is super, a few larger crystals are known but those are far less sharp, gemmy and complete. A rare and choice USA Thumbnail and a fine Oxford County, Maine piece as well.
Quartz - red acicular form
stock #12.1-252
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
6.7 x 5.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


The Russian red Quartz from Dalnegorsk is unique in the mineral world. These slender, tapering crystals tend to be darker red at the base and a lighter orange to colorless at the tips. This piece shows the habit and color very well. Minimal matrix and despite some tip cleaves the overall condition is better than most of these delicate sprays.
Danburite and Datolite
stock #14.1-214
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
3.4 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $325


Gemmy light blue Datolite crystals clustered on a gemmy colorless Danburite crystal. The Danburite has some small etched zones that show re-crystallization, but overall this is a sharp prism. From Dalnegorsk, this is a choice miniature of these two species that looks fine from practically any angle. Our background for this specimen does not specify which part of the mining complex was the source for this piece but it seems certain to be from the Bor Pit. No damage; esthetic and unusual.
Citrine and Amethyst with Rutile inclusions
stock #14.1-199
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
7 x 5.6 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $370


Sparkling clusters of very clear crystals of Quartz in aligned groups that also have very small needle inclusions of red Rutile. This is from the remarkable deposits of Amethyst at Tamil Nadu (India), that are unique in the world. A few crystals also have sharp hexagonal voids replacing the point of the termination (negative termination). Unusual and attractive, better in person and in fine condition too.
Pericline (Albite), Calcite and Rutile - classic locale
stock #20.1-298
Simplon Railway Tunnel, Termen, Brig
Valais, Switzerland
6.4 x 3.8 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


A classic old Simplon Tunnel specimen from Valais (Swiss ) that is very well-crystallized. This piece dates to the period of 1898-1921, and these old pieces are very rare in any quality. The areas between the white Pericline crystals are lined with Rutile in reticulated masses. The Calcite crystals are sharp transparent scalenohedra which are also fluorescent orange in long-wave. One old label is included. In excellent condition with no visible damage, the Pericline has textbook perfect form.
775 specimens listed
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