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1770 specimens listed
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Vayrynenite -rare gem crystal
stock #19.1-299
Shengus (Shingus) Haramoush Mts. Skardu District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.3 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450


The rare gem mineral Vayrynenite has been found in a very few places worldwide, but by far the best have come from Pakistan, in small pockets sporadically over the past thirty years. This is from a pocket found in 2017 which was the last good find. Good orange red color, transparent to translucent showing very rough, crude terminations that at first glance look broken. These seem to have been etched and recrystallized at some point in the past. Well defined striations on the prism faces, this has well above average color, luster and transparency in a simple thumbnail.
Topaz with Quartz and Microcline
stock #19.1-248
Klein Spotzkoppe, Karibib District
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.7 x 2.3 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $480


A super esthtic, pale blue gem Topaz on a twin Microcline base and a small Quartz crystal on the termination. In excellent condition as seen, this is an especially esthetic Spitzkoppe specimen, this locality has produced the best Topaz from Namibia. The Topaz has bright glassy luster and fine striations across the prism faces. A top notch display grade Topaz that is fully transparent and undamaged.
Adamite
stock #6.2-1052
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5 x 4.1 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $380


Inter-connected half-balls of bright green Adamite forming a plate with minimal matrix. The balls have bright luster and are composed of distinct small curved crystals. Early 1960 vintage specimen from Mina Ojuela, the backside of this is flattened being contacted with a minor amount of adhering matrix. The front is in fine, undamaged condition. Distinctly different from more recent finds and brightly fluorescent.
Apatite (Fluorapatite) on Albite
stock #19.1-298
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.8 x 1.9 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $140


A clear pink Apatite with a wispy phantom nicely exposed on a white Albite matrix. Intense yellow Fluorescence and a clean, glassy luster add to the interest of this choice thumbnail. Displays fine from several angles, this is in excellent condition.
Valentinite
stock #19.1-329
Pribam
Bohemia, Czech Republic
6.8 x 4.7 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $130


An old specimen from the classic mines of Pribram, densely covered with Valentinite crystals. The Valentinites are of the elongated type with complex cross section. These crystals reach 1 CM and are both free standing and flat laying. There are several complete, undamaged crystals but there are also several with clearly visible damage. While this is not a piece or perfectionsts it is better than typical for this delicate mineral and is a lower cost, classic specimen. Ex Vrazel collection.
Anglesite with sulfide inclusions
stock #16.1-662
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
2.3 x 2.2 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


A fine thumbnail of Anglesite showing the entire crystal form perched on a sliver of matrix, from Tsumeb. This habit of Anglesite with the zoned dark inclusions is distinctive. In fine condition, no damage can be found even at 20X magnification. One end of the crystal has both Pyrite and Galena in small crystals and masses on the exterior faces, the other end is uncoated except for some micro Cerussites (white) not seen without good magnification. There are dark inclusions of what is most likely Galena seen at several places but mostly near the terminations as dark zones. The matrix here is mostly a druse of small Anglesites that are black, lustrous and thickly included with Sulfides. A choice Tsumeb piece and a nice Anglesite.
Pyromorphite -unusual color for locale
stock #AX-19-049
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
6.1 x 4.5 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


Delicate sprays of glassy, transparent and sharp Pyromorphite crystals covering all sides of this specimen from Daoping. Minimal matrix, this Pyro has unusual pale colors mixed with a few of the more typical bright green hues. In impressive condition overall, this is incredible for such a delicate specimen. The pointed light yellow to brown crystasls are arranged in radiating clusters and bunches. The Daoping mine at Yangshao has become world famed for top Pyromorphites. This is a fine quality specimen and it is much more rare to see this color and habit so well presented.
Pyromorphite
stock #0201-JM-3928
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
9 x 7.1 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $770


A very fine specimen from another uncommon but significant US locality. From the Little Giant mine, at Mullen, Idaho a sizable and rich specimen densely covered on the front surface with pale green crystals. From John Marshals superb collection of world wide Pyromorphite his collection card reads "typical habit on Little Giant piece, about the best I have ever seen." The little Giant mine was an important locale for Pyro long before the Kellogg/ Bunker Hill Mine find put Idaho in the spotlight. The mine closed over 100 years ago and fine specimens are quite scarce. This one is just exceptional, in remarkable condition the crystals are the delicate "porcelain" luster and up to 7mm long. Very different look from the more available Bunker Hill material. Great addition for any serious Pyromorphite suite.
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