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Wulfenite w. minor Cerrusite
stock #8.1-358
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, Uygur region, China
5 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $550

Brilliant red-orange wulfenites to 2.3 CM are packed together on a small shard of gossan matrix. Fantastic luster and overll very eyecatching! For such a delicate piece this is in rather good condition, the largest prominent crystals are nearly pristine. There is some typical broken edges on the smaller crystals and at the edges, but this can be displayed to feature the better areas. An excellent example of this style of Wulfenite and unquestionably a very attractive specimen.
Chondrodite on calcite
stock #8-BUR 883
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
6.5 x 6.6 CM (miniature)
price: $300

A single orange brown Chondrodite crystal of over 2 CM sits on contrasting Calcite. The matrix also has a few micro spinels scattered on it but the Chodrodite is the main event. A very sizable and undamaged example with the typical melted look for this region. These have not been available for some time, and this piece is one of the best I have seen for Chondrodite from Mogok.
Chrome Tremolite
stock #8BURE 881
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
5.9 x 3.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $200

A single sizable (3 CM) crystal of rich green Chrome tremolite sits on a calcite matrix. The crystal form is impressively sharp for one of such size, this is not the typical "blob" of tremolite! Great color and gemmy on thin edges, these are not common in general and rare in such aesthetic specimen.
Sphalerite with Quartz
stock #8.1-439
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
10.4 x 7.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $325

As a rule, black Sphalerite is not a very desirable mineral, but this one is something special! Lusterous and sharp glassy Sphalerites to almost 3 CM are decorated with treelike growths of slender quartz crystals. In great condition and with killer esthetics, the Sphalerites are well positioned and show complex growth hillocks on many faces. Careful examination finds only minor edge wear on some sphalerites, nothing distracting from the impact of this piece. Great for this specie and exceptional for this famous mineral region!
Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite
stock #7-TRI-578
Tri State District, Ottawa County
Oklahoma, United States
15 x 9.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $500

A very old and very fine Tri-state classic! Ex collection of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, This is a true top shelf specimen. Sphalerites here reach to 4 CM and are exceptionally well formed. The smaller crystals are a fine ruby red (rubyjack) while the larger ones are darker and coated with chalcopyrites. Some faces are noticably irridescent and over all the luster is outstanding. The only damage is at the outer edges where it would be expected, the display face is pristine, three dimensional and very esthetic. The old Tri-state area produced a lot of materials in its time, but this quality was excellent even in its heyday.
Galena on Sphalerite
stock #8.1-443
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
8.4 x 6.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $250

A sizable (4.4 CM) galena sits in a sea of lusterous Sphalerites. Clean and esthetic, the Galena has some hoppered areas and elaborate growth phase lines. Nice contrast and no damage on the display side.
Pink Fluorite
stock #8.1-444
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.1 x 4.9 CM (miniature)
price: $480

A single pink octahedron with frosted faces and very good transparency. The crystal is contacted on the back and base and has some adhering muscovite. The display side however presents well with sharp faces, clean edges and good light pink color. A good value for a crystal of this size.
Fluorite on Dolomite with Chalcopyrite
stock #8.1-445
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
6.4 x 5.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $250

An older piece (60s vintage) from the John Marshall collection, this is distinctly different from more recent materials from Naica. Clear, transparent Fluorites are well placed on a contrasting matrix. The crystals are undamaged, bright, gemmy and have slightly curved faces. Displays very well, this will be a great addition to any Fluorite collection.
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