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124 specimens found
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SOLD Mottramite
stock #SOLD ALEC-29-110
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
7.8 x 5 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

A study in velvety form, this is a very esthetic example from the finds in 2012-13. Mina Ojuela has had hundreds of years of exacvations and still offers up new surprises. This find of Mottramites was huge news when they were found, they were also very expensive in this quality. This specimen is outstanding for the size and shows the velvety texture perfectly.
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.
stock #ALEC-22-183
San Antonio Mine
Loayza Province, La Paz department, Bolivia
5 x 3.4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $140
pre Tucson 2015 update

One of the oldest and best localities for fine Cassiterites in the Americas is the La Paz area of Bolivia. This specimen has well formed and lustrous crystals that under strong lighting show some translucence. The "naked eye" color is shiny black but the "under strong lighting" color is a deep honey orange hue. Some tiny edge chipping exists but most crystals are pristine and the quality for the price is a very good value.
stock #17.AL-494
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
6 x 4 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $975
pre Tucson 2015 update

A glassy luster yellow-green cluster of sharp and partly gemmy Vesuvianites. The overall arrangement and esthetics are very attractive, this really displays well. Most of the crystals are sharply terminated and damage free, but a few show recrystallization on old broken surfaces, this can look like damage on a quick glance but it is not. Were it not for the recrystallized zones this would be a far more expensive specimen. Avery good value for the size, color and esthtics.
Vesuvianite -exceptional color
stock #17.AL-482
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.2 x 1.9 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1000
pre Tucson 2015 update

Rare color and perfect form making this a serious competition grade thumbnail. Even more rare, no damage at 30X magnification can be found. This deep violet to pink purple zoned crystal cluster has great luster and stands out in a display . This is the sort of color and quality that has made the Jeffrey mine a world class locale. This level of quality is rarely available and much sought after.
Diopside (gem clear) with green Vesuvianite
stock #17.AL-490
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5.3 x 3.9 x 4.1 (cabinet)
price: $1950
pre Tucson 2015 update

A killer quality gem clear Diopside cluster with a light sherry color is perched on a contrasting matrix of white Diopside and bright green Vesuvianite. In outstanding condition this has fine eyecatching esthetics, showing the tabular crystals in a perfect stack. Good Diopside from this locale is sought after, these are very uncommon in such quality and condition as they are fragile. An excellent addition to any suite from Jeffrey Mine and a a fine Diopside from anyplace
Acanthite -textbook habit crystals
stock #ALEC-22-178
San Juan de Rayas Mine - Level 407
Guanajuato, Mexico
2 x 1.6 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
pre Tucson 2015 update

This thumbnail Acanthite shows textbook forms and habits in sharp, undamaged crystals that have very good luster. A modern classic locale, the San Juan de Reyes mine has been the source for some outstanding silver minerals, this one is an excellent example.
Quartz with Rutile inclusions
stock #ALEC-22-181
Itabira, Itabira-Nova Era District
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 2.2 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $50
pre Tucson 2015 update

A sharp and very clear quartz crystal well included with bright golden needles. Most Brazilian Rutilated is from Bahia, this is a less common locale in the Iron Quadrangle of Minas Gerais. Gem grade clarity, there is a contacting, mostly on the back side but the display side still looks fine.
124 specimens found
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