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124 specimens found
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Beryl v. Aquamarine & Euclase on Quartz
stock #6.2-471
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8 x 4.1 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $170
pre Tucson 2015 update

A rare combination piece combining Euclase and more typical species from the heyday of the Xuebaoding discoveries. This great locale produced incredible specimens of Scheelite, Cassiterite and many others, but Euclase was always rare. This specimen features a sizable (for the locale) over 7CM Quartz crystal with well formed free standing transparent Aquamarine Beryl. The specimen also features several Euclase to about 9MM that show some good transparency. The condition is good overall some backside area chipping is noted with magnification. We have never seen many Euclase from Xuebaoding and none for a few years.
Scheelite on Dolomite with minor Ferberite
stock #4.2-175.1
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
5.3 x 4.1 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
pre Tucson 2015 update

A Yaoganxian Scheelite that is really attractive and has very sharp individual crystals to 1.3 CM. Great luster and translucent Scheelite contrasts well with the crystallized Dolomite matrix. A few crystals at the edges are incomplete they seem contacted, but the main specimen is in excellent condition. The entire specimen is formed over FGerberite crystals that are responsible for the bladed shape of the whole piece. The Ferberite is encased inm Dolomite and only visible at the base where it was removed.
Vanadinite very large single crystal
stock #ALEC-12-205
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.7x 3.1 x 1.9 (miniature)
price: $380
pre Tucson 2015 update

An impressive deep red, complete, exceptionally large singe crystal that is undamaged. A complete floater- there is no visible point of attachment, and the architectural structure is remarkable. Displays well on any side (I personally prefer the "back" side. This was found early (in the 1980's when the first important finds were coming out) and is not like anything seen today.
Grossular -gemmy
stock #17.AL-508
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 2.9 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $350
pre Tucson 2015 update

Gem clear sharp and colorful, that is why Jeffrey Garnets are world class. This small miniature is that and has a nice crystal distribution. No damage in the center display area, there is only very tiny chipping on some outside edges. The crystals are so clear that internal light reflections look like damage in some photos. This is a matrix plate so the reverse side is just matrix, on the front only a small area of matrix is seen but it is the most desirable light-colored type. Larger specimens of this quality can be priced for thousands but for the collector of miniatures this is a great value.
stock #ALEC-30-072
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
5.1 x 4.3 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $390
pre Tucson 2015 update

One of the most desirable species from Bou Azzer's amazing deposits of rare Cobalt minerals is Wendwilsonite. This well protected vug in a cobalt pink matrix holds a number of small crystals of several species the most significant being these deep red gemmy Wendwilsonite. In fine condition, the crystals reach 6+mm which is quite large for the specie.
Prehnite & Grossular
stock #ALEC-27-164
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4.2 x 2.5 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $1400
pre Tucson 2015 update

Bright green Grossular with bright lustre is the matrix for the rare blocky habit Prehnite crystals. Displays well from every side, this is simply an esthetic specimen of a rare and special combination. These were found over 20 years ago in a single zone, there were not many good ones then and now they are highly appreciated. A modern classic from the closed and much missed Jeffrey Quarry
stock #9.1-227
Graves Mt., Lincoln Co.
Georgia, United States
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
pre Tucson 2015 update

An American classic- Graves Mt Rutile, with a sharp, very lustrous crystal nicely exposed on matrix. No damage, but with the typical matrix contacts these all have. Some faces reflect ruby red highlights although overall this looks deep black. Better in person, a nice small cabinet sized piece that display very well.
Calcite w. Dolomite & Marcasite
stock #ALEC-17-881
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
6.5 x 3.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very odd and esthetic twinned calcite sits on a thin shaft of matrix that has some Marcasite and Dolomite adding nice accents. The yellow Calcite has a great contrast to the matrix, and is quite translucent. This is the best form of this type Calcite I have seen, it comes from from the amazing NY collection of William Hladysz. Certainly one of a kind.
124 specimens found
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