stock #17.1-279 (A7)
2.8 x 2.6 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
new june 17
Choice, classic thumbnail of flesh colored Pyromorphites showing fine Barrel shaped crystal form and hoppered terminations. A small bit of adhering Barite is noted but mostly this is all Pyro. A nice arrangement very three dimensional with good luster. Magnification shows the main crystals are undamaged but areas at the edges have some chipping, not visible by naked eye. A good, affordable German specimen.
An outstanding cabinet display piece of fine, large (to 4.5 CM) crystals of iridescent Chalcopyrite on contrasting Sphalerite. Although Chalcopyrite is a common mineral, great crystals especially large ones are surprisingly rare. The patina and metallic color play make this especially attractive. An older Casapalca specimen in fine condition overall, with a few small chips mostly on outer edges. As Chalcopyrite is very brittle it is rare to have such large crystals in this fine condition.
A sculptural arrangement of elongated crystals of Apophyllite with green inclusions and some zoning due to Celedonite inclusions. In fine condition and with great form this stands out among the many average pieces from the famed Deccan traps of India. As fine minerals from many locales have become so incredibly expensive, it is still possible to build a suite of top notch Indian minerals for a relatively modest investment.
Thumbnail specimen of gemmy Eosphorite crystals in a radiating spray on Quartz matrix. As is sometimes the case there are micro crystals of Zanazzite associated. The condition is excellent and by naked eye perfect. At 20X magnification one small crystal can be found that has some termination damage. Remarkable for this delicate mineral in such long, slender crystals. great value.
A cute small miniature featuring glass clear cubes that are almost colorless but have a tiny hint of blue in some light. The main Fluorite is 1.3 CM across and there is no damage on the specimen. The matrix can be seen perfectly through the crystals. Walworth Fluorites are quite rare on the market and much respected by regional collectors and Fluorite lovers worldwide. From an older collection this is a very good value.
Elbaite - Multicolor Gem crystal
stock #17.1-277 (A7)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
1.6 x .9 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
A fine thumbnail Tourmaline with super clarity and strong deep color. An older (1970 vintage) Himalaya mine specimen that is clearly more vibrant than typically available. No damage and a nice termination but still very affordable.
Royalston Massachusetts is a legendary classic locality for gem Beryl with occasional finds over the past 180 years. This specimen shows the typical habit with a single crystal 5.4 CM long that is nearly all gem clear. The crystal also shows an old break that is rehealed with a thin line of Quartz dividing the prism into two sections. Much prized by collectors of classic minerals, these are not often available. One old repair is noted on close exam but nearly all of these have at least one.
Fluorapatite w Albite and Chlorite
Acushnet Quarry (Warren Bros.) Acushnet, Bristol County
3.5 x 2.7 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
new june 17
Apatite on Adularia from the Acushnet Quarry are not often available, and are prized by Northeastern US collectors and Apatite lovers worldwide. A classic Alpine cleft find these look identical to some European specimens. This has a complete floater Albite crystal coated with Chlorite and hosting a compound Apatite crystal almost 2 CM across. Collected by the legendary Ernie Schlichter probably in the early 1980s. Undamaged and complete, the color is yellow-green grading to white, and little richer in person.