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Rubellite (Elbaite) intense red tourmaline
stock #14.1-043
Malkhan Pegmatite Field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal
Eastern Siberia, Russia
4.9 x 3.7 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $390
Spring 2014

The Transbaikalia region has sporadically been the source of some fine tourmalines. When available in good quality these represent a great value as they are distinctive and relatively low priced compared to most other locales. This is a particularly nice example in excellent condition with super color very similar to the classic Jonas Mine (which command a LOT more money!). Composed of two perfectly terminated crystals joining at an angle, this displays well with a lot of impact for its size.
Tanzanite Multi Color zoned crystal
stock #14.1-042
Merelani, Umba Valley, Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region
Arusha Region, Tanzania
3.1 x 2.2 x.9 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $925
Spring 2014

A sharp gemmy crystal with a strong color change and dramatic zoning. Top grade glassy luster and a lot prettier in person, this shows color changes from yellow to green in the top part, and blue, purple and red in the lower part that is hard to appreciate in photos. The overall condition is fine, there are some small contact rough spots on the backside that are not easy to see and are completely invisible from the display side. The front of the specimen is clean, sharp and undamaged. Far better in person and a great value for such a clean example!
Quartz included by Actinolite (Tessin)
stock #9-AE 1076
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
10.3 x 2.1 x 1.4CM (cabinet)
price: $460
Spring 2014

From a small find made 2002 this is one of the best single crystals recovered. Undamaged, sizable at over 10CM long, with excellent luster and translucence. The upper half of this shows a distinct Tessin habit but the lower half does not. Similar to some of the recent Himalayan quartz and the classic Greek included quartz, this has a noticably different look and texture.
SOLD Rhodochrosite (Strawberry) with Manganocalcite and Manganite
stock #SOLD Alec-14-378
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Kuruman, South Africa
3.4 x 2.8 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Spring 2014

A sweet example of this rare style of Rhodochrosite from the famed NChwanning mine. In really fine condition, the display face has the look and texture of a strawberry with the black "seeds" of tiny Manganite crystals that look a lot like Hematite. The back side is a concave hollow with a spray of pink mangano-calcite crystals that makes a very nice association. Just a killer toenail and super hard to find now!
Dioptase (Unusual color and exceptional form)
stock #Alec 24-097
Luishia Mine, Katanga Province
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $975
Spring 2014

Striking, esthetic and unusual, this is a fine, undamaged piece with an "odd" color hue. The Shaba Dioptase can be quite impressive but rarely this delicate and sculptural with no matrix. The color in person looks almost a Malachite green but with a brilliant glassy luster, there is good transparency too as seen in some of the best Tsumeb Dioptase. A fine specimen from anyplace this is especially nice for Katanga area.
SOLD Barite
stock #SOLD 13.1-268
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
5.1 x 3 x 2.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0
Spring 2014

A very pale blue to whitish Barite "finger" crystallized 360 degrees around with delicate leafy blades. No damage and quite attractive Barite for this location. Ex Glenn Nichol collection, these have become quite uncommon in recent years from this long closed classic locality.
Grossular on Diopside
stock #Alec-24-169
Mt Belvidere Quarry (EDEN MILLS) VAG, Lowell and Eden, Orleans and Lamo
Vermont, United States
3.6 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $950
Spring 2014

Some of the worlds best red Grossular has come from the classic quarries of Eden Mills. Now very hard to find in any quality, this is an attractive small specimen in excellent condition with lustrous, gemmy red brown crystals. The grass green matrix of crystallized Diopside makes a fine contrast for the Garnets and this really displays well. This could also be trimmed to make a fine competitive thumbnail if desired.
Rhodonite (Blocky crystals with minor Franklinite, Calcite)
stock #13.1-041
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
4.6 X 3.8 X 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Spring 2014

A cluster of five main Rhodonite crystals up to 3.3 CM in size are arranged in an attractive cluster. This is an American classic that has become quite scarce on the market in recent years. The condition is excellent and like most of these had some acid etching to expose the Rhodonite well. The color is well above average and this piece is very 3 dimensional.
59 specimens found
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