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1681 specimens found
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Epidote and Prehnite
stock #15.1-498
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
5.8 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb small cabinet Epidote and Prehnite specimen from the prolific find in Mali. Of the many specimens that have come out few have this bright luster, color and esthetics. The Prehnite ball is elegantly encased by the Epidote crystals that are in perfect condition. Far better than typical "mine run" quality. Due to the large recent production, this is an economical yet very choice specimen.
Vanadinite on Barite
stock #15.1-400
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

Vanadinite with outstanding intense color and bright luster set on contrasting white Barite blades. This combination is the least common and the most desirable. These specimens are laboriously dug without power tools by small teams in cramped artisenal mines and require years of labor to reach a good pocket. Choice and in excellent condition, Vanadinite of this high quality is one of the best mineral values available today. The color is hard to appreciate on a computer, in person it is brilliant.
Peridote / Forsterite - melted look gem crystal
stock #8-AE-846
Sapat Gall, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.3 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80
Pre Holiday 2017

Classic habit, deep color and melted style surface on a small Gem Peridot. The condition is undamaged and a good value. The Sapat finds of Pakistan have provided many nice specimens, small ones like this are still quite affordable.
Smithsonite with Cerussite and Calcite
stock #17.1-333
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Pre Holiday 2017

This specimen is one of a kind, a unique Tsumeb oddity with great esthetics. An elongated, gemmy crystal of Smithsonite rises from a gossan matrix and hosts a few gem clear smokey Cerussites. The Smithsonite shows signs of being a compound crystal with parallel growth but a single termination. The Cerussites and a tiny part of the Smithsonite (only seen with magnification) are chipped but this is on the "back" not visible on display, the front and side view are pristine undamaged. Tiny Calcites with some odd habits are also scattered on the matrix. The crazy composition of this specimen is typical of why so many collectors love Tsumeb minerals.
Cerussite- gem crystals on Conichalcite with Mimetite
stock #17.1-338
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A killer thumbnail with several perfect gem clear Cerussites on a contrasting green Conichalcite. A few of the Cerussites have the yellow crust that is usually identified as Mimetite but a few similar pieces turned out to be Hedyphane, this one has not been tested. The arrangement and esthetic construction is first rate. By naked eye this is pristine and undamaged, but one small contact/chip is seen with good magnification. Since Cerussite is so fragile the condition is extraordinary. I would rate this as strong competition quality and certainly better in person.
Malachite ps after Azurite on Duftite, Mimetite etc.
stock #17.1-AXA-29-041
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
6.3 x 3 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new june 17

A choice and attractive Tsumeb specimen. A flower-like cluster of sharp Malachite pseudo after Azurite crystals is nicely perched on mounds of sharp well crystallized green Duftite. These are sizable (for the specie) and they are perched on what looks to be Mimetite and some Cerussite with a few gem clear Calcite crystals, a tuft of Rosasite and a few other micros of related species. This is the kind of elegant and complex mixing of diverse species and crazy chemistry that makes Tsumeb minerals so incredible. In fine condition, displays well and a real treat under the microscope.
SOLD Cerussite- Fine reticulated twins
stock #SOLD 17.1-AX-27-210
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
5.3 x 4 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new june 17

A super well formed snowflake style Cerussite twin with excellent detail and luster. A textbook perfect habit in remarkable clean condition damagewise this displays great from several angles. Presents both gemmy transparent areas and zones of "catseye" inclusions. Fine classic material and better in person.
Cerussite -vintage from classic locale
stock #A-22-269
Freidrichssegagen Mine, Frucht, Bad Ems District
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
3.2 x 2.6 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $380
new june 17

An old, very gemmy Cerussite with several different crystal habits present with label from the mining Acadamy at Freiberg (Bergakademie Freiberg). The Bad Ems area once had many lead mines and was famed for its great Pyromorphites. The Cerussites could also be quite fine as seen here but many old pieces do not have a clear mine atribution. This piece is clearly noted as from the Friedrichsegen mine, which closed in 1913. The condition is excellent.
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