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130 specimens found
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Carrollite
stock #Alec 12-271
KOV open cut, Kamoto, Kolwezi
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
3.2 x 1.9 x 2.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $250
pre Tucson 2015 update

A quite fine, sharp, lustrous, undamaged and well positioned Carrollite crystal on matrix. Good Carrollites have gotten hard to find. The great discoveries in the Congo were the best by far worldwide, but no fine pieces have come out in years, even damaged examples are scarce. This specimen though small has fine form with nice growth patterns on the faces. The crystal is 1.4 CM across.
Stibnite -Flattened prismatic crystals with Barite, Quartz
stock #Alec- 16-162
Cavnic (Kapnic)
Maramures, Romania
8.8 x7.7 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nicely composed, lustrous and sharp Roumanian specimen from the classic Cavnic mines. Since this locality closed the unique habits of Cavnic Stibnites have become sought after. This is in very good condition overall, but for a perfectionsist this is not perfect. Edge damage where this was removed is noted,magnification reveals more tiny chips and contacts elsewhere but most are less than a mm in size. Some rough looking terminations are not damaged but are the more hackly type nestled in with the prismatic ones. The main areas are mostly undamaged, and the most prominent crystals are fine. This displays well the rare flat-habit metallic Stibnites in an esthetic array on contrasting matrix. Affordable with nice form and reasonable shape for and older, delicate mineral.
Pyromorphite- Exceptional for locale
stock #0701-JM-XX
Little Giant Mine, Mullan, Coeur d' Arlene District, Shoshone County
Idaho, United States
11.3 x 6 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $950
pre Tucson 2015 update

A big and well crystallized Pyromorphite from a little known location, the Little Giant Mine. This specimen was in the famed Pyro suite of John Marshall, the best example from Little Giant he had been seen in his 60 years of Pyromorphite collecting. Later discoveries nearby at Bunker Hill mine are much more well known, but this locality had a few fine specimens before then. This is one of them and is if very good condition, has 2 generations of growth with crystals reaching 7mm densely covering the matrix.
Selenite (clear gypsum)
stock #Alec 10-419
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.1 x 3.1 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
pre Tucson 2015 update

Glass clear and super sharp, a single gem clear crystal perched on a gossan matrix. Classic locale, this is vintage 1970's ex. Wm. Hladysz collection. The clarity and size is impressive as is the overall condition, the crystal is contacted at the back where attached to the matrix but otherwise in fine shape. For a delicate mineral this is a textbook perfect example, and better in person.
Elbaite -rare fibrous-zoned achroite, verdelite and indicolite crystal
stock #Alec-7-150-504
Aracuai, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.9 x 1.9 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

An very unusual older specimen from a find in the 1970's at Aracuai. The tourmaline crystal is both etched and prismatic with a large fibrous zone in the middle. The color zoning is unusual and includes the uncommon colorless (achroite) variety. Ex Larry White collection, this is an attractive oddity and very different from other finds of fibrous Tourmalines. In good but not perfect condition, there is contacting and chips but not badly noticable from some angles.
Pyromorphite
stock #0805-JM-445
Kamioka Mine, Hida-shi, Gifu Prefecture, Chuba Region,
Honshu Island, Japan
6.3 x 3.9 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
pre Tucson 2015 update

A rich crystallized plate of uncommon Japanese Pyromorphite, ex John Marshall collection. John obtained this specimen about 1962 as he was building his famed suite of worldwide Pyros. It is likely much older. These are rare to see on the market, and quite prized when available. The crystal coverage is dense over a 5 CM area, with a nice olive green color. Maximum size of individual crystals is 6 mm, the average perhaps 3-4mm with moderate luster. The backside of the specimen is also covered with crystals, tho not as dense and with smaller individuals so it is the back. A skilled trimmer could make 2 specimens if wanted. The condition of the front side crystals is mostly good but magnification shows a few broken crystals. Despite this it is a fine display piece from an uncommon locale.
Grossular -Gem clear, with Clinoclore
stock #17.AL-498
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.8 x 3.6 x 1 CM (small miniature)
price: $825
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very bright, clear and perfect little gem from the great Jeffrey Mine. A fine small miniature / toenail, this could also be trimmed to make a competition thumbnail. The matrix is a mix of clinochlore crystals and small clear grossular that are pale pink or colorless. The main Garnet is cinnamon orange-red, well positioned on the plate and is complete all around. You can see through it perfectly. Even before this legendary locale closed for good the garnets had become scarce and very expensive when of top quality.This is far better in person and a real bargain for the quality and esthetics.
SOLD Pyromorphite -two toned vivid green
stock #SOLD 14.1-443
Pribam
Bohemia, Czech Republic
2.8 x 2.2 x 2.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

A well formed and brightly colored specimen from this classic, ancient mining region. The crystals show distinct color zoning with vibrant yellow green hue. There are some broken crystals that are visible in the photos so the price is much less than for a perfect piece. Despite that, the esthetics are impressive, this is an eyecatching Pyromorphite from a classic locale that is highly sought after.
130 specimens found
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