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1770 specimens listed
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Orpiment on Calcite
stock #4.2-311.1
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
6.4 x 5.3 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $230
Worldwide mix summer

Orange to yellow Orpiment crystals reaching 3.3 CM on a matrix of Calcite and Orpiment. Vintage 2004, from the once prolific finds at the Shimen mine, these have now disappeared from the market. This matrix has a crack that seems to be stable but is noted as these are very delicate specimens. The Orpiment crystals tend to be a darker red-orange close to the terminations, and are translucent in strong light. Now that the mine is closed these are recognized as modern classics.
Elbaite -unusual color
stock #18 AX- 7-1144
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
1.8 x .6 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A cute Tourmaline thumbnail ex Larry White collection that has a very unusual color and becomes colorless when rotated in polarized light. This is undamaged and very transparent (the photos do not show the transparency well). A nice, glassy little gem crystal that is very unusual for the locale.
Uvarovite -Type locale
stock #18-AE-223
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya, Permskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
9.5 x 8 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Large, densely crystallized plate of very bright green Uvarovites from the classic original locality in the Urals. Intense color (this is a true Chromian Garnet) and these crystals are very sharp, distinct and glassy. A sizable, eycatching piece, this is sawn on the backside where it was collected, the sawn area is not visible on display. Uvarovites are one of the rarest Garnets, and only a few places have ever produced any of quality.
Mimetite- modern classic
stock #18- AX26-006
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

Superb top quality specimen from the great finds at Pingtouling over a decade ago. Top color and bright glassy luster, the condition is remarkable. We have handled a lot of these Mimetites and just a few really stand out, this is one of the best with display impact far bigger than its size. The color is the most desirable orange-yellow. Crystals are up to 1.5 CM which is huge for the find. The Pingtouling mine flooded and collapsed years ago but the Mimetites it produced in a vey short period are regarded as some of the best yet found on the planet. Excellent value.
Ferberite- doubly terminated
stock #18-AX-1-405
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan Province, China
7 x 2.6 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Worldwide mix summer

An excellent sharp Ferberite crystal from the great Yaoganxian, with top bright luster. The crystal shows the distinct pointed tip termination that is the less common habit. Yaogangxian specimens are often multi-specie, there are almost always a few species on any specimen. This may seem like just a Ferberite crystal, but it has micro crystals of Fluorite, Quartz, Muscovite, Chalcopyrite and one small Bournonite. The color is jet black but looks metallic as it is so lustrous, in very good condition, a few contacts are visible but no real damage at all. Ferberite is not often attractive, but good lustrous crystals like this are.
Wulfenite coated with Calcite/ Cerussite
stock #8.1-346
Tuokexun (Toksun) Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang, China
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.
HOLD Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #HOLD 18.1-AX-21-049
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
3 x 2.8 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $420
Worldwide mix summer

Fine, colorful, delicate and in pristine condition, this is a bright and attractive miniature. From the final mining efforts at Rowley, a choice specimen from this modern classic locale. Transparent windowpane blades standing on contrasting Mimetite matrix. Some of the cryastals have a deep red center zone. Displays well from several angles, this is delicate but shippable.
Epidote -Doubly terminated
stock #18-AX-19-123
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4 x 1.6 x .6 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Worldwide mix summer

A glassy yellow-green crystal cluster of classic form that is largely transparent from Alchuri. Doubly terminated and nearly a complete floater. There is a small edge rough spot where this was in contact with another crystal. The Pakistani Epidote can look a lot like other Alpine localities but have some distinctions too. This is a nice complete and very affordable example.
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