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Kobyashevite with Selenite on Calcite
stock #18.1-535
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.5 x 5.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Dec 2018

The rare coper mineral Kobyashevite was discovered and described in 2011. A close relative of Devilline this Copper Sulfate specie was an exciting find at Mina Ojuela this year, and in this deposit the specimens are impressively large and attractive, certainly the worlds best. It seems that these specimens are postmining redepositions and are always partly overgrown with small needles of clear Selenite. The best examples have a rich blue-green or Turquoise color and when this is deposited on calcite crystals these have a very esthetic presentation. This specimen is in excellent condition and is the most attractive I have seen from the find. A choice and colorful rarity.
Fluorite -enclosing Shorl
stock #18.1-592
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
3.5 x 3.4 x 2.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $320
Dec 2018

The Erongo Mountains sometimes produce some very exotic and amazing Fluorites. This is an excellent example with stacked "melted look" crystals completely enclosing crystals and sprays of Schorl. The Fluorites are all Spinel twinned, the highly etched surface gives an unusual look and the whole piece is simply bizarre. In fine condition a neat small miniature.
Dolomite- cast with two generations
stock #16.1-305
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
Dec 2018

A delicate and fine Dolomite cast having two separate generations. The large scalenohedral shapes are hollow having just a thin skin of Dolomite that had covered what were likely Calcites, now long gone. The matrix is an earlier generation itself just a thin skin of tiny sparkling crystals. The Dolomite casts from Tsumeb were found in many exotic forms are are very collectable. This one is in perfect condition, esthetic and looks fine from all sides.
Topaz - Classic Colorado
stock #15.1-684
Tarryall Mt, Park County
Colorado, United States
2.9 x 2.3 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $230
Dec 2018

A very nice thumbnail with fine provenance. This was in the Warren Johansson Collection since September 1941, he obtained this from the legendary George M White. Warren was a student at that time and was very actively exchanging minerals while working on his Phd. George White is famed for his Topaz finds. This specimen has a flawless clear, undamaged Topaz crystal perched on contrasting matrix. A choice slice of mineral history.
Fluorite -dark zoned
stock #14.1-415
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
4.1 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Dec 2018

very sharp single cube perched on a shard of matrix, mostly Muscovite. The Fluorite has very deep purple zones and masses on the outer edges the center core is transparent and a light blue color. Very glassy luster as in all the better Yaoganxian Fluorites. The display side is perfect damage wise, there is contacting and cleaves on the back. Better in person, this is from mining in the 2004-5 season when a very rich area was worked. The locality no longer produces anything like this.
Pyrite -octahedral on Quartz Classic USA
stock #18.1-506
Emma Mine, Butte, Butte District, Silver Bow County
Montana, United States
5.4 x 4.3 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $200
Dec 2018

Octahedral Pyrite and milky Quartz in a classic combination from Butte. Additional dark sulphides are present but the main feature here is the lustrous Pyrites and elongated Quartz. In excellent condition which is rare in Butte pieces. Butte is one of the worlds greatest mining zones of the 19th and early 20th century. Good specimens are surprisingly rare, this is a nice one ex Les Hitchings collection.
Spangolite with Connellite
stock #18.1-508
La Finosa Mine, Fontana Rossa, Ghisoni Corte, Haute Corse
Corsica, France
6.2 x 4.8 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Dec 2018

A nicely crystallized specimen from this less well known old mine in Corsica. Specimens of this size are very rare and few have crystals that are visible by naked eye. The crystals here are densely packed, cover a sizable area and are brightly colored. The backside is also mineralized but less richly.
Magnetite -Cubic
stock #18.1-262
ZCA Mine number 4, Balmat, Balmat-Edwards District, St. Lawrence, Co.
New York, United States
3.9 x 3 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Dec 2018

Ex. New York State Museum collection specimen with especially sharp, fine crystals. The cubic habit Magnetites from Balmat are renowned as unique in the mineral world. This is a superb specimen with sharp, complete and lustrous crystals. Very few of these are in such clean condition and the form of this is especially distinct. Most cubes show the stepped cubic striations and growth hillocks clearly.
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