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23 specimens found
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Titanite (sphene) twinned crystalswith minor dolomite
stock #11.1-W28
Dodo Mine, Prepolar Urals
Western Siberian Region, Russia
6.3 x 5.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $185


The better Titanites from the remote Dodo Mine have become quite rare in this size and quality. Sharp, lustrous and fairly translucent to transparent crystals show classic twinning and sit well perched on the matrix. The main crystals are in excellent condition, fully undamaged. There are small broken crystals on the matrix that can be seen with close inspection but are not distracting. This keeps the price down yet this still displays well.
SOLD Calcite - enclosing chalcopyrite/ pyrite
stock #SOLD 11.1-W21
Berry Materials quarry, North Vernon
Indiana, United States
8.2 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


An attractive calcite from the now classic location in North Vernon, Indiana. The two main crystals here (2.6 CM each) are glass clear, gemmy and enclose masses of sparkling chalcopyrite/ pyrite. There is some evidence of selective zoning in the inclusions, and the calcites are undamaged. Looks great by naked eye and mesmerizing with magnification! The best known calcite from here is golden yellow on light matrix, but this colorless type with inclusions is much less common. A very good value, great for any Calcite suite!
Mimetite Var Campylite (rare chain crystal)
stock #11.1-W04
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumbria, England
4.1 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $380


A rare variation of the classic British Campylite from Dry Gill, this small, esthetic piece features a curved chain of mimetite crystals. Lustrous and in excellent condition damagewise, the chain has a central hollow canal running its length. The matrix also hosts small botroidal crystals of yellow, green and orange mimetite. A fine small miniature!
Demantoid (var Andradite) gemmy green garnet
stock #11.1-04W
Tubussis 22 Farm
Erongo region, Namibia
4.4 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $650


A cluster of intergrown, rich deep green gem crystals perched on a crystalline matrix. From the major find made in 2006, these were quickly absorbed into the market and disappeared. A very esthetic example of this uncommon variant, the largest crystal is 1.5 cm and is perched on other crystals. Far better in person! These show complex, lustrous faces and are undamaged.
Grossular (gemmy yellow garnet)
stock #11.1-W01
Handan Prefecture
Hubei, China
7 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $550


A pure mass of gemmy lustrous yellow garnets crystals densely packed together with no matrix. This is a recent find (2010)from the area that has in the past produced both grossular and vesuvianite, but not in this form! This is the best example I have seen so far. Showy glass-like sparkling crystals up to 1.3 cm (average about 4-7 mm) are jammed together as an intergrown mass. Most crystals are complete without damage but several have signs of contacting and a few small points show chipping with magnification. By naked eye this displays very well.
Grossular (Raspberry Garnet)
stock #10.1-274
Lago de Jaco,Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
6.6 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $340


From 2009 mining at this classic Mexican location, this is a far better than average example of this rare garnet variant. The main crystal here is 2.3 CM across, very lustrous, dark raspberry-red and in pristine condition. This is quite sizable for the locality and has been carefully exposed so it sits well on the matrix. Some minor crystals have typical damage that shows the dark core of the garnets. Since 1920 these garnets have sporadically been available but good ones have always been rare.
Grossular (Raspberry Garnet)
stock #10.1-276
Lago de Jaco,Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
7x6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $300


A very fine example of the recent finds at this classic location! An esthetic 'Mountain" of matrix hosts several deep red grossular crystals up to 2.2 CM. The "summit" is a well exposed sharp 1.7 CM crystal that presents well from all sides. The major crystals are in excellent condition, the backside has some missing/ broken crystals from the area where the matrix was removed, these are not seen from any display angle. Much better than average!
23 specimens found
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