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127 specimens found
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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.
Wulfenite with Fluorite and Calcite
stock #Alec 29-63
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
5.2 x 3.4 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $420
pre Tucson 2015 update

A nice, sharp, complete Wulfenite perched on a contrasting matrix that includes pale purple Fluorite in small spheres. An unusual combination from the famed Red Cloud Mine, this is quite esthetic and eyecatching. The main Wulfenite is 1.3 CM across and deep orange-red. Displays well, no eye visible damage but some very tiny contacts noted at 10X magnification. Good value.
Conichalcite with Hemimorphite
stock #1139-JM-4105
Bristol Silver Mines, Lincoln County
Nevada, United States
11 x 8.3 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very unusual and significant US specimen, a sizable cabinet piece with excellent color and form from this little known locale. Ex John Marshall collection, John's collection catalog notes that he has only ever seen 3 specimens from this location, this being the best. The deep green Conichalcite is composed of small balls with bright "wet" luster that are offset on the lighter colored Hemimorphite. With magnification it seems there may also be some Aurichalcite on this specimen but that is not confirmed. A fine display piece that is as good as any US Conichalcite from anyplace. Better in person.
Galena with epitaxial octahedrons on cubic crystal.
stock #A7-029-107
Pitcher, Ottawa County
Oklahoma, United States
4.8 x 3.3 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $240
pre Tucson 2015 update

From the classic Tri-state locale of Pitcher, this is an esthetic, textbook perfect specimen with incredible form. The elongated cube main crystal has a fine gunmetal luster and color, but it is wonderfully decorated with oriented octahedral Galenas that are perfectly aligned across the faces. The geometry and architecture of this specimen is incredible, it is in excellent condition. This comes from early mining prior to the 1930's, and is far better in person.
127 specimens found
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