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1655 specimens found
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Fluorite on Quartz
stock #ALEC-32-232
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
3.8 x 3.3 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $140
Fall 2015

Small but elegant miniature with a "cityscape" form with gem clear small Fluorite cubes perched on the "towers". This could be trimmed to thumbnail if desired but I like it as is. In exceptional undamaged condition and quite differnt from most specimens from this small but outstanding locale.
Beryl var. Emerald in Schist
stock #17.1-AL-12-379
Tokovaya River, Malyshevo Ekaterinburgskaya Oblast
Urals Region, Russia
7.5 x 4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Fall 2015

A classic old Russian Emerald specimen with a sizable (2.7 CM) terminated prism that is well exposed on its schist matrix. The crystal is quite transparent with a few inclusions. Some additional Beryl crystals are also on the matrix. We have photographed this with "normal" display lighting, if it is backlit it displays with clarity.
Barite w. Quartz overgrowths (sugar cube habit)
stock #ALEC-19-189
Murray mine, Sugarbowl pocket, Independance Mts. District, Elko Co.
Nevada, United States
8.3 x 4.5 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Fall 2015

A very clean and sparkling specimen from the one time find of "sugarcube" habit Barites. In fine condition, this displays well from several angles and has a slightly grey color on some faces with a more white on others. The largest crystal is 3.5 CM across. Choice.
Arsenbrakenbuschite with prismatic Mimetite, Tsumcorite? and Descloizite
stock #13.1-040
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.8 x 6.5 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Fall 2015

Cabinet specimen well crystallized with many prismatic gemmy hexagons of Mimetite to about 8MM that are set on and mixed with yellow to orange tufts of Arsenbrackenbuschite. The prisms of Mimetite are a more rare habit at Ojuela. There is also what seems a perfect match for Tsumcorite (which has also been found in this assemblage), but this was not tested. A few Mimetites have some damage (not seen by my naked eye) but most are perfect with a yellowish to transparent grey color. This would make many thumbnails and micro specimens if split up. As is, a rich cabinet specimen for these rare minerals.
Bismuthinite inside Fluorite on Arsenopyrite
stock #Alec-15-243
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
4.2 x 3.2 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $285
Fall 2015

A attractive miniature with a prominent Fluorite cube that is densely filled with needles, hairs and curls of metallic Bismuthinite. Since the Fluorite rests on a well crystallized cluster of Arsenopyrite, the overall contrast and esthetic structure is excellent. As with many fine Yaogangxian specimens, there are many associated species, this has Sphalerite, Stannite and Quartz. Better in person, this is an older specimen from the Shields Flynn collection.
Vesuviantite with Diopside
stock #15.1-309
Otjihorondo (26 Km. NE of Uis)
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.2 x 2.9 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Fall 2015

An odd, old Namibian specimen that is unlike any we have seen before. Dark red-brown Vesuvianites to 3.5 CM are fully terminated with an unusual stepped indentation. These are sprinkled with deep green Diopside crystals and the whole thing is quite esthetic. In fine condition damagewise, this is of uncertain vintage but was in the previous collection more than 15 years. Choice.
Diopside
stock #15.1-310
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.1 x .7 x .9 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Fall 2015

An unusual and fine gem crystal from Pakistan that came out over 20 years ago. Ex Herb Obodda and Chris Amo collection, this is sharp, lustrous and clear dark green. An excellent Diopside from anyplace, and outstanding from Pakistan. In excellent condition damagewise, this needs good lighting to help show well the rich color and transparency, without it is very dark. Our photos use a small amount of backlight to help show the clarity. This has the best luster, color and overall condition of any I have seen from here.
Inesite, Calcite & Quartz
stock #ALEC-15-276
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
6.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Fall 2015

A sizable red to pink "bowtie" spray of well formed crystals is nicely perched on Calcite crystals. From the collection of Shields Flynn and supplied by Bert Ottens, this is a way above average quality Inesite from the great finds in 2002. The main spray is 4.1 CM tall which is unusually big, and the condition is excellent with no visible damage. This location was once quite prolific but we have seen nothing in the past few years. A choice specimen of a modern classic.
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