Set like a pink jewel in a cluster of Calcite crystals, this equant Danburite is in outstanding condition. What may look like damage is simply internal veils seen inside the crystal. Very esthetic, this displays well from several angles. There is chipping on some calcite mostly on the underside and back, but not seen on the logical display side. A modern classic, choice.
Diopside on Graphite
Merelani, Umba Valley, Lelatama Mountains, Arusha Region
3.6 x 2.4 x 3.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Small yet with incredible impact and esthetics. The combination of the mint green Diopside gem clear crystals perched on bladed Graphite crystals is impressive. In fine condition, there are unidentified hairlike crystals as well best seen with magnification. A great example of this highly sought after combination, this looks great from all sides.
Wulfenite unusual elongated crystal
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
3.5 x 2.4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
An unusual habit Red Cloud specimen with a bright red elongated Wulfenite esthetically perched on the matrix. In great condition as seen, there is a tiny contact at one corner but no damage. A fine thumbnail.
Parisite on calcite
Muzo Mining District
4.5 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
An impressive specimen of this rare but usually drab mineral. Super esthetic Parisite crystals in excellent condition are scattered on a druzy matrix. The deep color and waxy luster of these crystals are quite distinctive.Very choice
Cuprite (gem) w. Plancheite
Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.5 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
Sharp Cuprites to 1.8 CM are set nicely on a contrasting Malachite and Plancheite matrix. Some natural pitting on the back side but no real damage, the Cuprites are all bright translucent red when backlit.A good value and no longer available.
Elbaite Bi color
Mesa Grande, San Diego Co.
3.3 x 1 x .7 CM (miniature)
Gem clear and quite impressive for the small size, a delicate pastel hue Tourmaline. Formed of two clear crystals one with a perfect termination, the smaller is broken at the tip, hence quite inexpensive. Despite this break the tourmaline still looks quite attractive.
A fine, sharp pink Apatite from the well known finds at the La Marina Emerald mine. Delicate transparent to translucent crystals with bright glasslike luster are in a faden-like stack. Small but very pretty and in fine condition.
7.3 x 6.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
Fine butterscotch yellow crystals both standing and laying on a Calcite/Smithsonite matrix. For this delicate mineral (in thin fragile crystals) it is in exceptional condition. Micro chips exist but are very minor. Very good esthetics.