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16 specimens found
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Cubic Magnetite with Sphalerite, talc etc.
stock #9.1-083
ZCA Mine number 4, Balmat, Balmat-Edwards District, St. Lawrence, Co.
New York, United States
6.4 x 4.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $250

The best USA magnetites are these unique cubic crystals. Good ones are not common. This example has lusterous and fine crystals that reach 1.4 CM. Displayable from several sides, one face has a contrasting Talc that sets off the dark Magnetite well. Far better than average condition, but with damage at the outer edges and contacts/chipping can be seen. Since the magnetite here is exceptionally fragile, this degree of damage is actually very minimal, and the piece is a fine example of a rare form and a classic occurance. Ex. Ernie Schlicter, 1970's vintage.
Rose Quartz
stock #8-DK-080
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5 x 4.1 CM (miniature)
price: $280

Rose quartz crystalized in a cluster with micro sprays of Eosphorite. Nice color and arrangement. Rose Quartz in crystals is only known from a few places and is very rare in general.
Adamite and Calcite
stock #8 MEX 631
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
9.4 x 4.4 (cabinet)
price: $250

Unusual and attractive esthetics! A well crystalized Adamite cluster rises from a matrix of gossan that holds a sparkling calcite vug. Good contrast and overall appeal, the color of the Adamite is a rich lemon-green. Some unidentified micro crystals are on the reverse side are a bonus.
Spinel (large twinned crystal)
stock #8 DK-155
Luc Yen
Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
5.1 x 4.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $680

Sharp. lusterous and with deep purple-red color, this is a fine Spinel with strong form. Gemmy with glass-like surfaces, the transparency is above average for such a large crystal. The faces alternate from a melted or rounded form to sharp prismatic. The crystal shows well "spinel twinning" and is exceptionally sharp for its size. No damage, displays well.
Dioptase with Calcite,Duftite and Arsenotsumebite
stock #9.1-169
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.7 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $250

Brilliant, deep emerald green Dioptase sparkles on a contrasting multicolored matrix. There are several different micro crystals covering the specimen. A very pretty yet affordable miniature from this classic locale. No damage, fantastic color.
Cuprite and Copper
stock #9.1-030
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts., Cochise Co.
Arizona, United States
6.6 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $650

A beautiful, scuptural specimen of well developed Cuprite decorating branching native copper. The Cuprite has excellent fresh red color and shows both single octahedra and flattened elongated octahedra in chains to over 2.5 CM. Individual crystals show bright glassy faces and the whole has a super esthetic form. Bisbee Cuprites are rarely this attractive.
Fluorapatite (Apatite CaF) on Muscovite
stock #6.2-093
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.6 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $440

A fine, bright and glassy Apatite CaF sits esthetically in a nest of Muscovite. From the high elevation locality of Xuebaoding best known for great Scheelites, these are now very hard to find in such good condition. The main crystal is over 2 CM across (this is large for the locality) and has excellent pink-violet color. Strongly fluorescent and gemmy, a very attractive example.
Vesuvianite and Mangoan-Vesuvianite
stock #9.1-160
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 5.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $320

Outstanding example of the species and this closed locality. A brilliant, sparkling cluster of jewel like crystals that range from a few millimeteres up to 1.8 CM. The luster is excellent and crystals are gemmy. Esthetic and eyecatching, this is far better than average for this classic find. Very clean of damage and displays well from many angles. The color is more vivid and rich in person.
16 specimens found
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