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Tennantite (Large fine crystal)
stock #ALEC-4-138
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250

An impressive, sharp and attractive (for a dark"ugly"!) Tsumeb Tenantite. Ex. Van Scriver and Dyck Collections. This very delicate specie is rare in such large (5.2 CM) undamaged crystals. This has bright luster as well and is quite tapered, with unusual very acute sharp edges. Typical face cracks are noted and are very stable naturally-healed. Undamaged examples of this size are very desirable.
Smithsonite (very fine large crystal)
stock #ALEC-5-042
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.4 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $700

A Tsumeb classic, a Galena matrix hosts fine sharp Smithsonite crystals up to 3 CM in size. The color is between a salmon pink and a light cognac hue depending on the lighting used to view it. The largest crystal has a cleave on the right rear edge that keeps this very affordable. Fortunately it can be hidden completely by the angle of display and the specimen looks like it cost many times this price!
Apatite -CF (Fluorapatite) large gemmy crystal
stock #10.1-345
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $800

A big, glassy single crystal deep intense pink to lilac in color. What may look like broken edges in the photos are all INTERNAL veils seen through the transparent faces. There is a small chipped corner that is not easily noticed but keeps the price low for such a brilliant crystal. The backside/ base has contacting that is not visible on display. Excellent overall condition otherwise this looks like a $2500+ crystal!
stock #Alec-3-165
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
4.4 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $375

A big, bright Azurite single crystal with the "Milpillas" habit that shows excellent color. There is chipping on some edges, which keeps this priced very low for such a large and flashy crystal. Much better in person.
Fluorite (pink octahedral) on Quartz and Calcite with Diopside, Lollingite etc.
stock #ALEC-5-035
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture
Inner Mongolia Region, China
7.8 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $825

The most exciting thing from recent finds in inner Mongolia is the rare Pink Fluorites with classic Alpine style that until now were only seen in Western Europe. The associates are similar to Alpine cleft minerals too, these have been quite uncommon so far and unfortunately often very expensive. This is a great example, the largest Fluorite is sharp, to 2.3 CM in size and perched on a contrasting mass of greenish quartz and associates. The Fluorites are in fine condition, a close look at the quartz crystals on the matrix finds some broken tips that are clearly not a distraction on this specimen. This is a tiny fraction of the price for an European example.
Cuprian Adamite with Wulfenite, Ferrilotharmeyerite
stock #ALEC-5-044
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.4 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $750

Far above average quality! A fine, bright Tsumeb miniature that is well crystallized and host loads of associated micro crystals. A few of the Cuprian Adamites are in the process of psudomorphing and being replaced by unknown minerals. Great color, sharpness and in perfect condition. These Adamites reach over 1 CM and cover the specimen densely.
SOLD Quartz (fadden habit)
stock #SOLD 12.1-117

South Waziristan, Pakistan
9.5 x 1.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $0

With textbook perfection, a delicate, thin gem clear quartz displays the fadden habit and the central "string" running the entire length. Sharp and clean, this is a perfect example of this strange and uncommon Quartz form.
Quartz (blue green network on Dolomite)
stock #8.1-110
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan, China
11.3 x 9.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $800

From the prolific Shangbao Mine in Hunan province, a find of weird, exotic Quartz was made in 2008. This specimen is a great example, with a tree like spray of delicate, complex and striking crystals perched on a blocky Dolomite crystal cluster. In excellent condition, this is a fine, attractive and really different quartz specimen!
30 specimens found
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