Esthetic and well formed Kesterites with Mushingtonite coatings in several habits are well perched on the matrix. In perfect, textbook condition this is a very fine example of this rare mineral. Before the discoveries at Xuebaoding, Kesterite was a very rare and unattractive mineral. The finds in 2002 and 2005 changed that forever. There has not been any new production for Kesterites since and the area that produced them is now a protected zone. Now scarce on the market especially in amy quality, this one is an exceptional, quality specimen that will appreciate well. Ex Sheilds Flynn collection via Bert Ottens.
stock #Alec 2-055
Piedras Parado, Las Vigas
8.8 x 4.6 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
Gem clear, sharp zoned Amethyst crystals in a cluster on a thin matrix sits well for display. A modern classic locale, this is an older specimen of 1970's vintage with a little different look than later finds. Excellent deep purple tips and in fine condition. Veracruz Amethysts are some of the most attractive yet affordable Quartz on the market today. Choice.
Grossular on Diopside
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
6.8 x 4.7 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
Gemmy, sharp and colorful, these garnets are a bright tangerine to pinkish in hue. These contrast with the green Diopside crystals that cover the display face. The main crystals are in perfect condition, there is some minor damage at the outside edges. Displays very well, these Jeffrey specimens are modern classics. The mine is closed forever but these specimens are now prized as some of the best ever found.
A sculptural specimen with a sharp distinct main dodecahedral crystal perched on a copper stalk. Esthetic and choice old piece that oddly looks like a goose from some angles. Ex. Warren Johannsen collection likely pre 1940 vintage.
Stunning red Rubellite crystals with delicate "castellated" hollow terminations perched on a flowerlike rosette of Cleavlandite. Great form, color and display quality this rare etched habit of Elbaite is from a small recent find. In incredible condition, undamaged despite the delicate structure and attractive from all angles. Better in person, the larger Tourmaline is 4 CM tall, the smaller one is extra gemmy and perfectly hollowed out. An great value for a rare and pretty gem crystal specimen.
A classic form for Chrysoberyl showing an inverted V twin well exposed on matrix. From the finds in the 90's at Colatina, this is a sharp crystal in fine condition. Hard to find any of quality on the market now, this has textbook form. Perfect by naked eye, some micro contacting (mostly on the back side) is evident with magnification.
Choice, bright blue transparent to translucent Willemite clusters covering matrix. Several have well formed crystals in stacks and isolated prisms. Some areas of Duftite provides a nice contrast. Excellent "wet look" luster, this is in fine condition.
Heulandite w. Chlorite
9.1 x 3.8 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
An old, unusual and colorful pocket of orange brown Huelandites contrast with a blue green Chlorite lining. Iridescent color is very striking in person and the Huelandites are transparent to translucent as well. 1970's vintage old Campos Novos Brazil specimen that is never seen on the market now.