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122 specimens found
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Wulfenite w. Calcite
stock #ALEC-31-093
Ahmad Abad Mine
Yazd Province, Iran
5.2 x 3.8 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $575
pre Tucson 2015 update

An unusual and attractive Iranian Wulfenite from an exciting new (old) locality. The Ahmad Abad Mine in Yazd Province last worked over 200 years ago, it has recently produced a small number of quite impressive Wulfenites of many styles. This has complex orange crystals decorated with Calcite in tiny scalenohedrons. Most crystals show the chevron or "arrowhead" habit, some old broken areas are noted most of which have recrystallized and some breaks have secondary coatings of Calcite. Large crystals for this find and a nice addition for a Wulfenite suite.
stock #ALEC-16-192
Touissit, Toussit District
Oujada-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
6 x 3.7 x 1.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very nice sculptural old Touissit Wulfenite specimen that displays well. In good condition overall, there is minor damage as seen in the photos and is typical of nearly every piece when examined with care. That said, this is a very displayable piece with quite good color and very shiny luster. These are now hard to find with this quality and esthetic form.
stock #ALEC-30-022
Jonas Mine, Itatiaia District, Conselheiro, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 1.2 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $2600
pre Tucson 2015 update

Jonas Tourmaline is one of the most sought after gem crystal specimens and usually very expensive. This is a richly colored Elbaite, a little different from most Jonas pieces, it looks quite similar to some Cruzieros. This was part of a small suite of verified Jonas specimens and was unique in the parcel. The color at the termination end is deep intense red as would be expected, but the zoning is much rarer. The clarity is gem grade and the small side crystal is a nice esthetic addition. No damage at all, there is a contact one one side face that is not seen from any logical display angle. A fine, classic locale tourmaline with top color and quality.
Linarite (well crystallized) with Caledonite etc.
stock #ALEC-10-402
Grand Reef Mine - Graham County
Arizona, United States
7.5 x 6.3 x 5.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $675
pre Tucson 2015 update

The Linarites of the Grand Reef mine are very much sought after and not just by Arizona collectors. This specimen main vug (3.5 CM across) is packed with lustrous free standing crystals that reach over 1.2 CM. Zones of Caledonite and other secondaries are scattered about as well. This is a fine example of this relatively rare and delicate mineral from this great location. Damage is minimal (hard to see without magnification) since the crystals are well protected in the vug. This could be trimmed smaller, but I like the context of the mineralized matrix as is.
Pyromorphite -Large crystals, classic
stock #15.1-059
Bernkastel-Kues (Mosel) Hunsruck
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
4 x 3.1 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $890
pre Tucson 2015 update

A classic Pyromorphite from the very famous old locale of Bernkastel (Mosel) that produced the sought after Galena Pseudomorphs after Pyromorphite. This is mostly unaltered Pyromorphite with the largest barrel shaped crystal 2.5 CM across. While black coatings and other alterations are noted, the Pyromorphite is mostly olive green and yellowish. There is some chipping as nearly all of these have but it is small and for some quite forgivable as this was probably collected well over 150 years ago. These are now quite rare in any condition.
stock #ALEC-29-113
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.2 x 5.2 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
pre Tucson 2015 update

An eye popping Adamite composed mostly of "pinwheel" habit crystal aggregates on contrasting matrix. Fine luster and in excellent condition damagewise, this has good esthetic and colorful presentation. The matrix is a mix of Botryoidal Geothite and tiny Adamite crystals. The red color on some pinwheels seems to be from Fe oxides on and in the green and yellowish Adamites. Better Ojuela Adamites (which are the best in the world) have gotten quite hard to get at a reasonable price, this one is far better than average and a very good value.
stock #14.1-051
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea
Sonora, Mexico
6.4 x 5.6 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

The Milpillas mine finds are now justly famed as the greatest and largest Azurite discovery ever made. There were many habits, some from just a single small pocket. This specimen is a type that was not common, well formed euhedral crystals scattered on a contrasting matrix. Super bright luster, sharp and partly gemmy these are is excellent condition too.
Carbonate-Apatite - var. Dahllite
stock #15.1-055
Little Mountain District, Big Horn County
Wyoming, United States
3.5 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $50
pre Tucson 2015 update

An oddity in the Apatite family, this form of Carbonate rich apatite is not seen very often. This specimen is well over 30 years old from a small find, it shows well the structure and form, it is a bit similar (with some notable differences) to Ukrainian nodules. Rare and in fine condition.
122 specimens found
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