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59 specimens found
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Pyromorphite
stock #10.1-315
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
7.6 x 5.5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring 2014

Bright lustrous Pyromorphite crystals contrast with the matrix and a druse of secondary Pyros scattered about. Great color, undamaged and real eyecatching. From early 2000 vintage Daoping finds, this type of specimen has not been found for years. This level of quality is typically more expensive when available.
Elbaite (pencil Tourmaline) on Quartz
stock #10.1-202
Paprock, Konar
Nuristan, Afganistan
6.8 x 5.7 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1480
Spring 2014

A remarkable, fine small cabinet with an elegant form. A sharp, gemmy 5.7 CM long Elbaite crystal impales a quartz crystal at an angle thrusting its termination into the air. The Tourmaline shows good zoning from green to pink at the tip and has a colorless zone as well. From 2006 season mining in Paprock, there were not many like this found then and none since. The main elbaite is in excellent condition damage wise, the quartz is contacted on the back with some tiny broken elbaites that are not so evident. All in all this displays very well and is a welcome change from the "same old" esthetic of most Tourmalines!
Caledonite, Linarite, Anglesite and Galena
stock #Alec-18-077
BlueBell Mine, Baker, Soda Lake Mts, San Bernadino Co.
California, United States
4.9 x 4.3 x 3.3 (miniature)
price: $200
Spring 2014

A rich combination specimen with lots of bright well crystallized Caledonite mixed with contrasting bright blue Linarite. The matrix is mostly a highly oxidized Galena and hosts crystals of Anglesite, Cerussite and what may be massive Leadhillite along with a few unknown micros. This could be turned into several very good thumbnails since the specimen has good crystals on every side, but I like it as is.
Schorl on Fluorite with Feldspar, Quartz
stock #Alec-14-163
Erongo mountain, Usakos and Omaruru districts
Erongo region, Namibia
4.5 x 3.9 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Spring 2014

A super specimen from Erongo which displays very well and has remarkable esthetics. The black Tourmaline has brilliant luster in person and has a prismatic termination at the top and a lower termination of the fibrous type on the bottom. The contrast with the bi-color green and purple zoned fluorite gives this piece its great esthetics. In excellent condition damage wise, the photos do not do this one justice!
Calcite, Quartz (Herkimer style), Dolomite, Marcasite
stock #Alec-17 836
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
7 x 6.6 x 3.8CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 2014

A wonderful combination specimen with impressive esthetics. From the Hladysz collection, this is an outstanding example of what could sometimes be found at the Benchmark Quarry 25 years ago. Bill Hladysz had exclusive permission to extract specimens there for decades, this is a gem from his personal collection now being dispursed. No eye visible damage, what may look like a chip on the calcite is not, it is a stepped edge growth.
Arsenopyrite with Hedenbergite and Lollingite
stock #Alec-14-312
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture
Inner Mongolia Region, China
6.2 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $575
Spring 2014

Simply a very esthetic and bright shiny Arsenopyrite with first rate presentation. EX Irv Brown Collection. Good Huanggang minerals are now the most sought after Chinese specimens and this is a particularly well composed piece in excellent condition. Displays well from all angles.
Cinnabar (twinned crystals on Quartz and Calcite)
stock #6.2-640
Yanwuping Mine, Wanshan, Tongren
Guizoh, China
5.3 x 3.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $290
Spring 2014

A textbook example of twinning is well displayed on this unusually attractive specimen. The matrix is also unusual and contrast well with the Cinnabar. This comes from a small, little known mine in the Tongren area of Guizoh Province. Just 30 years ago such specimens were only known in the West from collections built well before 1909, they were legendary and unavailable. Even today with excellent sources this quality is far better than what is normally on the market. Far better in person.
Adamite (manganoan)
stock #10.1-175
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.4 x 3.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
Spring 2014

The worlds best Adamites have come from Mina Ojuela, there have been so many that it is hard to find specimens that stand out. This is a very esthetic "toenail" sided piece with multi-color crystals, glassy luster and in fine condition. The mix of the yellowish, pink and purple hues in the crystals helps make this a very nice display piece. The largest crystal is 1.8 CM tall which is quite sizable for the specie.
59 specimens found
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