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Beryl (aquamarine) on Feldspar
stock #A7-160 480
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Northern Areas, Pakistan
5 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $145
Spring 2014

A nice, clear, sharp undamaged small specimen that won't break the bank! ex Larry White collection, the tip of the Beryl is glass clear and the main shaft has a milky internal zone. It still is possible to find an affordable specimen that is a perfect condition, esthetic miniature.
Cobaltoan Calcite (scalenohedral and hollow crystals)
stock #12.1-254
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss Massa Draa Region, Morocco
6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Spring 2014

A really esthetic example from the great find of 2012 which was the best in nearly 20 years. This find had many average pieces but very few that were fine. These are now unavailable in this quality and condition. Great color and fine form, these scalenohedral crystals are in some cases hoppered or hollowed cavernous spikes in a radiating cluster. Some damage is noted mostly on the outer edges, but the central main display area is pristine.
Chrome Cerussite (with micro linarite and caledonite)
stock #A- 19-092
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
5.4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2014

A nice small cabinet piece with well defined yellow ("chrome") Cerussites from finds before 2002 at Daoping. A nice addition is micro areas of Caledonite and Linarite. With magnification some linarite is seen included in the Cerussite. This mine is world famous for its Pyromorphites and a few other Lead secondary minerals, but it is much less known for its copper secondaries. This fine example combines both elements.
Elbaite (very unusual form)
stock # A7-253-263
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
5.8 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1750
Spring 2014

A remarkably formed Elbaite "lollypop tourmaline" from early mining at the Himalaya (San Diego CA). Ex Larry White collection, this is said to be an illustrated/ published specimen in both a pen and ink drawing illustration and a black and white photo, but I do not know where this was published. If anyone knows I would love to find out. The piece is formed of 2 complete crystals that grew flat on a matrix (they are undamaged but the entire backside is a natural contact) to form an esthetic sculpture. The top crystal termination faces forward perched in notch atop a pink and green stalk. Resembling a stop sign or a lollypop this is clearly a very different arrangement! Good color with gemmy areas, nice luster and with a form that will stand out even in a crowded collection of tourmaline.
Elbaite (4-color polychrome gem crystals)
stock #13.1-216
Paprock, Konar
Nuristan, Afganistan
9.6 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $5600
Spring 2014

Super esthetic and fine display piece in great condition! A long (7.6 CM) gem clear shaft of tourmaline is composed of two parallel crystals well perched on the matrix. The matrix itself is a mix of tiny elbaites, lepidolite, quartz and albite crystals partially coated with a hard mica rich clay coating. This forms an excellent contrast to the colorful gem tourmaline. Amazingly there are no repairs on this delicate specimen, a very rare complete matrix example found a few years ago. The luster is top quality, brilliant, glass like and the color zoning is distinctive. Impressive and of a quality that is sure to appreciate.
Thaumasite (fine large gem crystals)
stock #A14-370
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
1.7 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
Spring 2014

Very fine, glass clear, sharp, undamaged Thaumasite with a light yellow green color and no visible point of contact. This is the much rarer calcium silicate related to ettringite that was only been found once in such perfect, large crystals. Far better than average sharpness and clarity for this find.
SOLD Rose Quartz -(exceptional, with scepter)
stock #SOLD A7-161-491
Galileia,Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Spring 2014

A perfect killer Rose Quartz! The architecture of this Quartz alone is impressive for the specie, but the main prism also shows a distinct scepter! It is very rare to see large, isolated free standing Roses like this. Good color, more gemmy than is visible in the photos. Ex.Larry White collection, displays well from all sides but the "back" has Larrys painted collection number visible on the lower part.
Apatite CaF
stock #13.1-162
Anemzi Village, Meknes-Tafilalet
High Atlas, Morocco
6.5 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $925
Spring 2014

From a new small find about 60KM from Imilchil this was my selection as the very best specimen. Fine, sharp "asperagus" Apatites scattered on contrasting pink feldspar crystals. Well prepped and trimmed esthetically, the large Apatite is 2.3CM standing and super gemmy. Nearly all Moroccan Apatites have easily noticable damage, cloudy areas or other "issues" This is not at all like that, and is unusual for the attractive matrix which very few examples have. We have a few other examples from this find in the 200-300$ range that are good, but this specimen is exceptional!
59 specimens found
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