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1770 specimens listed
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Azurite- slender form, complex cluster
stock #17.1-789
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
6.6 x 4.2 x 2.8 (cabinet)
price: $650
Late Summer 2018

All Azurite crystals with no matrix to speak of. This slender jackstraw habit much like a modern art sculpture was distinctive for the Touissit mine more than twenty years ago. The Azurites are of a complex habit and have several different styles of jagged terminations. In fine condition despite the delicate form, a few bits of adhering gossan are noted in some of the nooks and crannies. A choice and now classic specimen this style Azurite is noticeably unlike any from other localities.
Pyromorphite - Classic locale
stock #0209-JM-1739
Red Gill Mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3.3 x 3.1 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $380
Late Summer 2018

An extraordinary specimen for this locale. A super three dimensional very old Red Gill specimen, Ex. Ecole des Mines (Paris), Phil Scalisi and John Marshall collections. The crystals are free standing up to 1.6 CM and very lustrous. Older labels and collection card are included. Red Gill is famed for its Linarites and Caledonites, but its Pyromorphites are very rare, often with much smaller crystals. I have not seen a better Pyro specimen from this mine.
Pyromorphite -Rare locality
stock #0694-JM-554
Electric Point Mine, Gladstone Mountain, Leadpoint, Stevens County
Washington, United States
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Late Summer 2018

This is the only Pyromorphite I have seen from this locality, therefore I could say it is the best one I have EVER seen! Actually it is fairly rich, a nearly pure piece of Pyro, but clearly not fine display grade, with modest crystals and some vugs of botryoidal crusts. Ex John Marshall Pyromorphite Suite obtained by trade with the Royal Ontario Museum in 1972. A rare locality piece with good color and some nice areas.
Rauenthalite- type locale
stock #18-AX-10-695
Gabe Gottes Mine, Ste-Marie-aux-Mines, Haut Rhin
Alsace, France
5.7 x 3.5 x 2.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $70
Late Summer 2018

From the type locale at Ste-Marie-Aux-Mines, several areas of white acicular crystals scattered on matrix. Not an esthetic specie (though not really ugly either...), but rare, and an unusually large piece, most specimens are small, often under 1mm. Ex William Hladysz collection.
Pyromorphite and Mimetite - Classic Locale
stock #1040-JM-753
Driggith Opencut, Caldbeck Fells, (Cumberland)
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.5 x 5.4 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Late Summer 2018

A richly crystalized specimen in fine condition collected in 1970 by John Marshall. John notes on his collection card " Found in the north end of the open cut above Driggith Mine on West Fell. Specimens in the south end tested Mimetite but this is deeper green and more Pyromorphite in shape". These crystals are far larger than average and the condition is excellent. Sadly this quality has not been found for decades, John spend many weeks digging in this zone and this was his best specimen. A very fine Driggith piece.
Sphalerite and Calcite
stock #18. AX-353
ZCA Corp./Hyatt Mine, Talcville, St. Lawrence Co.
New York, United States
3 x 2.4 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

Gem clear crystals of honey colored Sphalerite with a few small white Calcites as accent on massive matrix. Very fine large thumbnail with fine bright luster. Better in person, these are now a modern US classic, but not often available. Ex. Hladysz collection, several crystals show pronounced smooth curved faces.
Meterorite- Sikote Alin
stock #0091-JM-1851
Paseka Village, Sikhote-Alin Mountains
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.3 x 3.1 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Late Summer 2018

A choice 53 Gram Sihkote-Alin meteorite that shows the pitting, ablation and fusion crusts on all sides, a so called "complete individual". This is one of the most famed meteorite falls from 1947, the resulting Iron meteorite specimens are the coarsest octahedrites known. This piece has sharp and distinct "thumbprints" and the dark color and luster for this fall. Ex John Marshall collection.
Orthoclase- Carlsbad twin, unsual locale
stock #18-AX-22-273

Kangwon Province, North Korea
6.8 x 5.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $150
Late Summer 2018

It is very rare to see any minerals from North Korea. Most specimens that are known are from old collections and usually have vague locality information. This is such a piece, with textbook perfect form but rough texture, complete Carlsbad twin. No damage, displays fine on any side, a simple floater. The mineralogical literature about the Northern Korea is sparse but it seems there are some significant deposits and Pegmatites that may someday be sources of wonderful things. Until then, specimens like this are very special and quite uncommon.
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