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1681 specimens found
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Native Silver wires on Acanthite, Calcite etc.
stock #6.2-770
Huangtongxiang Mine, Luijiang
Anhui, China
8.2 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $425


Excellent complex array of wires stand up over 3 CM from the matrix in esthetic branches. The matrix is a very rich, heavy ore with many small vugs filled with micro calcites, silvers and what looks like Chlorargyrite. A very fine Silver from a less well known Chinese locale that has not produced much for the past few years. Quite different from the Shanxi Province Silvers that are better known.
Quartz (Herkimer diamond) with prismatic voids
stock #7 NY-042
Ace of Diamonds mine, Herkimer
New York, United States
8.5X5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A sizable, sharp and glassy pair of intergrown Herks that have far better than average clarity. These have some fine bubbles. anthraxolite flakes and tubes included within, but the best is the rare "crystal voids" that are cavities shaped exactly like a small doubly terminated quartz. Contacted on the rear and with a few chips but still displays well and the inclusions are easy to view.
Quartz (green-blue artichoke type)
stock #8.1-111
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan Province, China
10.5x8.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


A bright and esthetic cluster of quartz showing several forms and reaching over 6 CM. There are also fluorites (white to 1 CM size), pyrite, dolomite and small bismuthinites as well but the main attraction is the greenish "artichokes" that are famous from Shangbao. Most of the main crystals are in excellent condition but some minor damage is visible on smaller side crystals with magnifcation. This can be displayed without any damage visible at all. Some terminations at first glace seem damaged but with magnification it becomes clear that they are fully terminated with either an unusual cupped and cavernous structure or many tiny fibrous parallel growths which are in turn terminated. Some small scepters are here too. The color for these is usually referred to as Green, but depending on the light and the viewer, the color can be more blueish. Either way this is very attractive and lustrous piece.
Fluorite with Acanthite, native Silver, Sphalerite etc.
stock #8.1-311
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
3.9 x 2.4 CM (small miniature)
price: $200


Clear Fluorites (very light green) are the matrix for Native silver, Acanthite and other silver minerals. Some of the Fluorite is included by these minerals - it is best appreciated with magnification. A single sharp Sphalerite crystal is partially coated with acathite and a film of silver. Micro crystals that appear to be polybasite are also noted. A very different sort of Silver specimen!
Sphalerite on quartz with calcite
stock #6.2-605
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan Province, China
8.1 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


A very fine, large (3.9 CM) sharp and glassy Sphalerite sits on the matrix of Dolomite coated with quartz and minor calcite. When backlit the Sphalerite glows Orange Red. The crystal is complete with no damage. Very esthetic.
Quartz- Black Stemmed Scepter
stock #8.1-021
Treasure Mountain, Little Falls, Herkimer County
New York, United States
3.5 x 1.7 CM (small miniature)
price: $90


The most desirable style of Herkimer "diamonds" is the the Black Stem scepter. These only occur in a single small zone and are not currently being found. This is a good, clean and undamaged example collected in the early 90's. Very distinct phantoming and lots of interesting inclusions.
Proustite
stock #7-MOR-210
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
6.5 x 5.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $860


A very rich, estheticly presented and fine specimen of the rarest of the Ruby Silver minerals, Proustite. A large 4.6 CM crystalized mass of nearly pure proustite in association with minor acanthite crystals rises from the matrix. There is no visible damage even under 10x magnification. The individual proustites are brilliant ruby color, lustrous and well formed up to 3 mm in size and arranged on clusters. A great piece that shows the specie well from a great Silver locality, While this is not going to compete with the best old German and Chilean examples, it is affordable and pretty. This is one of the best I have seen from Morocco, likely from the Imiter Mine but I can not confirm the locality beyond the Bou Azzer region.
Hausmannite pseudo after Manganite
stock #8.1-224
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


A remarkable piece from the legendary classic Manganite locality of Ilfeld, this piece has many fine, large crystals to 3.4 CM in size standing out from the matrix and showing the Manganite form perfectly. Collected from a rediscovered 15th century dump and adit area in 2006, the site is now closed and only a small number of specimens were recovered. A fantastic Psuedomorph, a fine Ilfeld piece and a great bit of mineral history, this is a "black rock" with a lot of class and form!
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