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1738 specimens listed
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Stibnite - classic Japanese locale
stock #18.AX-10-681
Ichinokawa, Saijo , Ehime Prefecture
Shikoku Island, Japan
6.4 x 3.1 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
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A fat, gun-metal silver blue compound crystal from the very old find at Iyo. This was a gift to the collector Wallace Gould Levison of New York City in 1915. His label does not survive but the gift is recorded in his ledger. This crystal is very complex and recrystalized, it looks at quick glance like a badly broken piece but on inspection the termination is complete and most of the rough faces are in fact fully crystalized. There is only one area of da, mage and that is limited to the backside. The Patina is the perfect, classic look of a vintage Japanese Stibnite and the complex form is oddly attractive too.
Topaz- Bi-color Gem crystal
stock # 14.1-208
Volodarsk-Volynskii
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
6.6 x 5.6 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1850
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A big (228 gram) gem Topaz from Volodarskthat is strongly bi-colored. The termination is clear and glassy while the prism sides are frosted. It is possible to see through the crystal along the "C'" axis and it is almost all clean facet grade. Two natural cracks with a small separation are near the middle of the crystal, both are partial and rehealed. No damage at all, the crystal is 360 degree recrystallized and etched all around so it is a complete floater. The colors are a bit stronger in person as well, the cognac and blue tones are a very fine contrast and quite well presented. The Volodarsk pegmatites are famed for the great Heliodor and Beryl crystals found in the huge pockets over the past several decades, but the Topaz like this are also exceptional but much less common.
Bournonite- Classic locale, twinned crystal
stock #18.1-061
Pribam
Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic
6.7 x 4.7 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
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A well exposed Bournonite with complex twinning sits well exposed on a sulphide matrix with Dolomite crystals. Ex Charles Noll collection, this is a choice, old specimen from the classic locale of Pribram. The central crystal is 2.6 CM across., and has a few small Quartz crystals scattered on it. In unusually good condition as seen, the surface is also lustrous and has a fine patina.
Elbaite- large dichroic crystal
stock #8 AE-686
Mulane Pegmatite, Alto Ligonha District
Zambezia Province, Mozambique
6.4 x 2 x 1.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
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Gemmy and with a glassy luster, this single crystal has a dramatic color change and shows striking dichroic shift. The color change ranges from a purple-red to a yellow green. Aside from that, this is in fine condition, well terminated and a very different style of tourmaline from what is usually seen. Far better in person the color shift is one of the strongest I have seen.
Lazulite with Siderite and Apatite
stock #17.1-636
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
8.2 x 7.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
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A superb cabinet sized Lazulite covered with sharp, bright crystals with brilliant luster. The display side is well decorated with a dusting of sparkling light blue to white Apatite crystals much like snow on a hillside. The Rapid creek Lazulites are unique, well regarded as the best crystals of the specie and impressively esthetic in fine specimens like this. Hard to photograph, this is more impressive in person. An older piece from the early finds, top quality, undamaged specimen with excellent presentation.
Elbaite on Quartz
stock #14.1-185
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
3 x 1.9 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
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A fine thumbnail zoned Tourmaline on a doubly terminated Quartz crystal from the classic Himalaya Mine. The Elbaite has a sharp termination on one end but the bottom is incomplete, otherwise sharp and in perfect undamaged condition. Older specimen with a pastel pink body to a dark green cap. Displays well from several angles.
Sphalerite - gemmy
stock #18.1-221
Rucheng Mine, Caojia, Nuanshui, Chenzhou
Hunan Province, China
7.9 x 6.8 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
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A nearly pure plate of large crystals up to 3CM across that are transparent in many areas and have a rich dark red hue. A single Quartz crystal on one edge is the only non Sphalerite part of this specimen, there is no matrix. In very clean condition, all the crystals on the display side are undamaged, contacted on back only. From the famed finds made in the 2000-2005 era in Hunan province. These localities are all closed now and specimens have become quite rare on the market in this fine quality.
Pyromorphite- Mimetite series, Classic locale
stock #18.1-220
Donori, Calagari Province,
Sardinia, Italy
5.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $280
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Choice, quite lustrous green Pyromorphite (originally labeled as Mimetite) from the old locality at Donori, Sardinia. Very good coverage and deep apple green color, a few small crude crystals are seen with strong magnification, but overall this is a botryoidal specimen. Quite three dimensional and in fine condition, this is much richer than most I have seen from the locality. These are now often labelled as being Pyromorphite- Mimetites as it seems there are both species in the deposit and may be zoned.
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