Anglesite enclosing Linarite
4.7 x 2.7 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
An great old Tsumeb classic specimen. This is a milky blue single crystal well terminated but cleaved on the base as seen. A tiny bit of Malachite is seen on one edge, otherwise this is all bluish Anglesite. I am told that these were found only in the upper reaches of the first exidized zone (the "green hill"). Not often available with such size and good luster.
Slightly frosted on some faces, sharp, clear and in fine condition, this old specimen is from 1960s vintage finds at Charcas. Selective frosting adds to the visual interest and the form is textbook perfect. The termination shows a nice effect with the selected areas outlining a central hexagon. Nothing quite like these Calcites has since been found.
SOLD Carrollite, Chalcopyrite & Calcite
stock #SOLD 15.1-901
Kamoya, Kambove, Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3 x 2.6 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Fine, sharp silver Carrollite crystals are set on contrasting matrix in an esthetic arrangement. The crystals show complex modifications and growth patterns. Some micro crystals of what looks like Vesigneite are also present. Green copper staining and secondary minerals adds additional contrast. In very good condition which is remarkable for such a delicate mineral. Far better than average.
An excellent Psuedomorph from Niaca with bright, lustrous metallic gold and silver hues. The condition is excellent and the esthetics are far better than most. These have occasionally been found in this famed mine, but never very many and none for some years.
3 x 1.8 x 1.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Bright, sparkling and lustrous curved Mimetite crystals from Tsumeb in perfect condition. A small but fine example that looks good from every angle. Esthetic yet very affordable for this quality.
Very striking, esthetic, sharp and sizable Azurite with deep color and areas of Malachite alteration. In excellent condition and with textbook quality form. Despite all the many Azurites from Tsumeb over the past century, such fine examples have always been highly prized and are rarely available. Much better in person
Two generations of sharp and gemmy Analcime crystals in perfect condition. Ex Terry Szenics collection, these crystals range from colorless white to light pink, all have glasslike luster. There is no matrix at all, this is simply a mass of Analcime crystals in all sizes packed together. Unusual and attractive
SOLD Topaz & Quartz
stock #SOLD ALEC-12-214
Gilgit, Gilgit district
6.2 x 4.9 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
Superb, absolutely gem clear Topaz crystals with glasslike luster sprout from the quartz crystal matrix. Outstanding condition and esthetic form. From the Gilgit area that has produced so much great Topaz, this has just a slight hint of color.