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78 specimens found
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Smithsonite
stock #13.1-083
Kelly Mine, Magdelena district
New Mexico, United States
3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Brilliant, wet luster with top color in a classic Smithsonite that can only have come from the Kelly mine. This has the luster and shine that has made this locale classic. In excellent condition, far better in person and intensely attractive.
Barite
stock #A27-252
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Huanuco Department, Peru
4.8 x 2.4 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $160
Post Tucson 2015

One of the best mineral bargains of the past few years is the Barites of Cerro Warihuyan. These are sharp, gemmy and attractive, excellent examples of the specie and very affordable. The matrix is a mix of Barite and Rhodochrosite, the condition is perfect and quite esthteic. This is much better than most.
Barite
stock #ALEC-27-244
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Huanuco Department, Peru
4.8 x 2.8 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Post Tucson 2015

One of the best mineral bargains of the past few years is the Barites of Cerro Warihuyan. These are sharp, gemmy and attractive, excellent examples of the specie and very affordable. The matrix is a contrasting Rhodochrosite that presents the crystals well.
Grossular
stock #ALEC-30-031
Eden Mills Quarries, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
6.1 x 5 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $780
Post Tucson 2015

A classic, showy specimen of excellent glassy Grossular nestled in a contrasting Calcite from the so called "Eden Mills" locale (Lowell) in Vermont. The Garnets are shiny, translucent and have good color. In fine condition, there are some very tiny contacts but no damage is noted even with 20X magnification. Great luster, this specimen was in several fine collections including Fr. Thomas Fitzpatrick's. Very few of these specimens come to market and are quite sought after.
Grossular
stock #ALEC-30-028
Eden Mills Quarries, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
3.7 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $700
Post Tucson 2015

A very attractive Garnet from the sought after classic "Eden Mills" quarries (Lowell). This Grossular has a relatively rare color, a rich reddish rootbeer hue. Quite transparent and with glassy luster, you can easily see the yellow highlights inside the clear crystals. There is chipping as seen in the photos that is not very noticable in person. Almost all specimens of this sort have some damage, this is far better than usual.
Erythrite
stock #10.1-465
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
8.2 x 4.4 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $975
Post Tucson 2015

Top color and glassy luster in an esthetic fine specimen. From the worlds greatest find of Erythrites, some years ago at Shaft 1, Bou Azzer, this shows the quality that made these famous. The individual crystals are translucent to transparent, sharp contrast well with the matrix. Overall in perfect condition although with 10X magnification some tiny crystals show minor damage not seen by naked eye. For such a delicate mineral this is virtually perfect and very showy.
Fluorite
stock #15.1-030
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.5 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Post Tucson 2015

An etched "Carthage corner" of pale purple to light yellow Fluorite. Complete and well defined, the insides of the crystal are gem clear. This uncommon habit is especially distinct from the Elmwood mine, and this piece is a very good example. Only one edge has a bruise that is not seen on display, otherwise this is in good condition. Better in person and at a very reasonable cost for one of these.
Scheelite w. Goshenite & Pyrite
stock #15.1-097
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8.1 x 6 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
Post Tucson 2015

An excellent and very weird Scheelite from the great Xuebaoding locale. Great deep orange red color Scheelites to 4.8 CM in elongated psuedo-octahedral crystals that also so some selected etching that is almost never seen. The form is quite unusual and the matrix is even more odd, completely unlike other Xuebaoding specimens. Close exam shows small but typical flattened Goshenite Beryls and related minerals seen from this find. The Scheelite is also quite clear and has gemmy areas, In 16 years of dealing with Xuebaoding Scheelites I have only seen 2 specimens of this style.
78 specimens found
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