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Azurite (Brilliant elecric color and luster)
stock #ALEC- 3-025
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
6x 4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $2000

It may be difficult to really see this piece in photos, but it is an exceptional, bright top luster Azurite from Milpillas. Very difficult to photograph such bright faces so this is FAR better in person. These Azurites are modern classics and those with the sought after "electric blue" are so intense they are real world class display pieces. Display well from each side, individual crystals reach 3 CM and present complex, sculptural forms. This specimen was obtained as part of a large lot in late 2011. These are from the last mining, they will be regarded as great values in the future!
Fluorite (ice-like octahedron, on Quartz and Arsenopyrite
stock #ALEC-5-032
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture
Inner Mongolia Region, China
7 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $850

A super esthetic, fine Fluorite from the exciting new finds in Inner Mongolia. Rare quality and in perfect undamaged condition, the main Fluorite is 4.2 CM across and the matrix can be seen through the clear crystal. The quartz is also gemmy, in some cases sceptered with unknown green inclusions. As good as I have seen so far from this zone, and a great value.
Spessartine on Quartz
stock #10.1-306
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
9.3 x 7.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1850

The great Spessartine from Tongbei has proven to be one of the most prolific finds for the past decade. However it is hard to find a REALLY great example. This is an outstanding, superb piece! A large main (9.3 CM tall) quartz and a smaller side crystal have the prism faces completely jacketed in brilliant sparkling garnet. The terminations are however uncovered and these are also overgrown with epitaxial quartz growths. Sharp with brilliant color, gemmy spessartine striking esthetics and undamaged. From a singular 2009 find, this is far beyond the quality of 99.9% and a top display specimen!
Shattuckite and Malachite (primany crystals)
stock #ALEC-4-232
Kaokoveld Plateau
Kunene Region, Namibia
7.1 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $2750

A REALLY fine Shattuckite specimen, far better in person than can be seen on a computer! Malachite in primary accicular crystals sprout from the center of a deep blue Shattuckite vug that is formed of radiating fibers. No damage, better specimens (like this) from the Kaokoveld are simply the best ever found for the species. We are told the zone is finished and there are no more to be had. this quality is now getting much harder to find and very costly. Priced WAY below market for this quality!
Azurite with Malachite
stock #ALEC-3-124
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
6.6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450

An excellent electric blue Azurite from the modern classic locale of Milpillas. No damage, great esthetics and contrast with the matrix. Crystals reach 2.6 CM and are well placed. Some zones of the Azurites show alteration to silky Malachite which adds additional color flash. This mine has produced many fine pieces, but as the opertions are now finished with the Azurite bearing zone, these are already appreciating quickly.
Stibnite (tabular habit)
stock #7FE-290
Cavnic (Kapnic)
Maramures, Romania
7.6 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $325

A less common form of Stibnite, these flattened metallic crystals are well placed in a 3 dimensional cluster. In excellent condition damage wise, this is a fine example from the now closed mines of Cavnic. Esthetic and now very rare. Ex Ernie Schlichter collection.
stock #17.AL-513
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.5 x 3.7 CM (miniature)
price: $360

A excellent cluster of glassy, bright gem Vesuvianites from the now closed Jeffrey Mine. Modern Classics, good examples are now very scarce. A lustrous medium green piece in excellent condition that shows small zones of deep purple and dark emerald green. Expect these to appreciate well.
stock #ALEC 5- 063
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $680

Jeffrey Mine vesuvianites are modern classics, now that the mines are closed good examples are now very hard to find. This piece hosts fine, sharp, glassy gem crystals with bright yellow green color. very good quality and value!
30 specimens found
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