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89 specimens found
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Grossular
stock #17.AL-512
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3.5 x 3 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Fall 2015

The Grossular Garnets of the Jeffrey Quarry are highly respected and desired. Top specimens can command huge sums. This small miniature is fine, gem clear with good color, form and condition yet is quite affordable. The crystals are gem clear and have super bright luster. A few small Pectolite crystals are seen on the back side as well. In excellent condition, at 10X magnification the Garnets are undamaged.
Wulfenite - with Malachite, Dolomite etc
stock #10.1-326
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 (miniature)
price: $180
Fall 2015

A nice, affordable Tsumeb Wulfenite showing sharp dark cognac colored crystals on a complex, contrasting matrix. Micro crystals of several species cover the matrix. The Wulfenites are translucent to transparent and have some tiny edge chipping as seen. Inexpensive for this classic locale due to the small imperfections, ex. Clive Queit, with his label.
Smithsonite -well crystallized
stock #9.1-223
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
7.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Fall 2015

A good, clean, classic Tsumeb Smithsonite that has fine esthetics. The crystals are fully translucent and have a slight zoning as well. These also have the iridescence inside the prisms that is distinctive for fine Tsumeb Smithsonite. In excellent condition damage wise, this is a very good value for such a well formed cabinet specimen.
HOLD Beryl V. Aquamarine (classic Royalston Beryl)
stock #HOLD 15.1-698
Royalston, Worcester County
Massachusetts, United States
3.3 x 2.2 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $875
Fall 2015

A prized find for any classic USA collection is a good Royalston Aquamarine. This one is a small but super fine, gemmy and esthetic specimen. Collected by Warren Johansson in 1948 this was in his collection until his recent passing. Warren made finds at Royalston in 1937 and 1948. These were the last important specimens to be collected there. This locale was famed back in the 1850s, visited by Dana mined by Hamlin and others it is legendary. This piece is quite gemmy with the rare sought blue green hue. Despite a small chip the condition is excellent for the locale and this has great form with contrasting matrix. We have not seen any Royalston close to this good available for years
Brazilianite with Muscovite
stock #7.1-023
Telirio Mine, Linopolis
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.1 x 3 x 2.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $525
Fall 2015

Another Brazillian classic. This features a fine sharp, glassy and partly gemmy Brazilianite that is nicely paired with Muscovite showing twin crystal forms. In great condition, the specimen displays very well from several sides. From the major pockets found in 2008, this quality is not being found now. There have been two major finds of fine Brazilianite in the past 70 years, both were different in habit, it may be a long while before the next one if ever. A good value for an esthetic and choice specimen.
Neptunite on Natrolite
stock #8AE-705
San Benito Peak, San Benito County
California, United States
5 x 3.7 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Fall 2015

Neptunite crystals with very high luster reaching 2.3 CM are set on contrasting snow white Natrolite. A very attractive specimen in good condition with textbook terminated crystals some of which show doubly terminated prisms well exposed from the matrix. There will not be any more of these as the locale is finished, this is an older recycled collection specimen.
Beryl v. Heliodor -gemmy, etched
stock #14.1-230
Volodarsk-Volynskii
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
4.9 x 3.1 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $1950
Fall 2015

A perfect complete etched floater Heliodore crystal from the famed (and now gone) Volodarsk deposit. This locale produced these remarkable Beryls in "chamber" pockets which are now highly prized. The complex sculpture of this specimen is impressive and esthetic. 100 percent gem grade, this is all facet grade with no internal flaws or veils, has great color and is a hefty 27.8 grams. In perfect condition with no chips, this can be displayed from any angle with impact far greater than its size.
Apatite
stock #15.1-348
Greifenstein Rocks, Ehrenfriedersdorf, Erzgebirge
Saxony, Germany
6.1 x 4.1 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1300
Fall 2015

An old German classic Apatite with sizable purple crystals on contrasting matrix. Crystals are up to 1.6 CM in size with large transparent sections and sharp form. There is an old repair on this piece that is only seen with good magnification. The crystals are overall in good condition but there are some tiny broken quartz and chipped Apatite that is best seen at 10X magnification. This is in very good condition for its age, and the crystal size is huge for the locale. Esthetic. Ex Jorg Walther collection.
89 specimens found
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