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34 specimens found
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Jeremejevite gem crystal
stock #15.1-317
Erongo mountain, Usakos and Omaruru districts
Erongo region, Namibia
2.6 x .5 x .4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $900
May 2015

A fine gem clear Jeremejevite that is much larger than average and with clean, sharp form. Ex Bill Pinch collection, distinct color zoning ranges from deep sky blue to clear. Sharp termination and glassy sides make this a very pretty example of this rare mineral. Found prior to 2002, this quality is now very hard to find.
Epidote
stock #13.1-353
Malone Quarries, Hastings Co.
Ontario, Canada
3.5 x 2.9 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $130
May 2015

Sharp. clean prismatic Epidote crystals from a less known locality. Crystals are well terminated and reach 2.5 CM in length. The only noticable damage is on the outside edges where this was removed, otherwise this is in quite good condition.
Smoky Quartz (Alpine)
stock #14.1-430
Cavradi, Tavetsch, Grissons
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
6.5 x 5.9 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
May 2015

Good Alpine Swiss Quartz has a look that is unlike any other. This has a main crystal 6 CM in size that has a warm brownish hue and is gem clear. The main crystal faces are glasslike and lustrous in close to perfect condition- only a very tiny nick as seen in the photos. The matrix is all quartz and has a few partial and complete crystals that offset the main prism nicely.
Dioptase on Calcite
stock #15.1-438
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.5 x 2.6 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
May 2015

The classic Tsumeb combination of emerald green Dioptase with snow white Calcite in an esthetic composition. The Dioptase is bright and glassy reaching 1.7 CM in size. There is some contact/damage on the backside but the display face is in fine condition. No other Dioptase from anywhere has the same look as these old Tsumeb specimens.
SOLD Wulfenite
stock #SOLD 15.1-436
Chah Kharboze Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
2.3 x 1.5 x 2.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
May 2015

Bright red Wulfenite thumbnail from Iran that is quite eycatching. The red Wulfenites from this small mine have some of the most intense color possible, and are sought after as a result. This has edge bruises that keep it from being far more expensive. A very good affordable example that also has some micro green Pyromorphite or Mimetite (not analyzed yet) scattered on the matrix.
Scheelite (milky white crystals) on Fluorite
stock #A-29-038
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
4.4 x 3.2 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $675
May 2015

A sparkling bright purple matrix is the host for lustrous white Scheelites to 1.5 CM in size. An unusual combination (to me at least) from Yaoganxian, this is in fine condition. A few Dolomite crystals are sprinkled on the Scheelites and on the back of the matrix. Several options for display angle, the color is a little more vivid in person.
Copper and Gold on Quartz
stock #A-19-322
Andacollo Mine
Elqui Province, Chile
3.6 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $850
May 2015

An exceptionally rare combination of well crystallized Gold on well crystallized Copper. This is a nice Copper specimen with elongated spinel twin crystals in esthetic curving "horns" and some distinct texahexahedral crystals. What makes it special is the addition of several areas of well crystallized native Gold. The gold is best seen with a loupe but some is eye visible with well developed branching sprays and bright yellow metallic color tucked in several areas on the specimen. This little known mine is one of the few locales that ever produced Gold on Copper, and by far the most attractive. There were not many pieces in the find, these are are now almost impossible to find. This one is the best I have seen.
Barite w. Fluorite & Pyrite
stock #ALEC-10-846
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
8.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
May 2015

A single chisel tip Barite crystal partly jacketed in Fluorite (uncommon on these), Calcite and Pyrite crystals. Translucent, with some color zoning and a rosy core, this is a sharp example from this famed find. The Fluorites are not often seen on the Niobec Barites, these are gemmy and colorless but the pyrite adds a yellow hue to some. Nearly all of these have broken terminations as they grew on the roof of the pocket and fell off long ago. This one is nearly perfect, a slight cleave is noted on the tip as the only issue.
34 specimens found
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