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125 specimens found
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Beryl v. Aquamarine -second generation
stock #Alec-19-045
Erongo mountain, Usakos and Omaruru districts
Erongo region, Namibia
4 x 3.9 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Winter 2016-17

A gemmy sharp Beryl is growing from a cluster of older, darker etched crystals. Very nice composition and in good condition, this is an eye catching small Erongo specimen. The main Beryl also has some etching and wispy inclusions, best seen with magnification. Reasonable cost for an attractive gem crystal.
SOLD Willemite and Franklinite on ManganoCalcite
stock #SOLD A12-588
Sterling Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co.
New Jersey, United States
4.7 x 3.2 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Winter 2016-17

Classic combo from Sterling Hill, well crystallized Willemites and Franklinite on Calcite. Vivid green fluorescence and overall good condition, the pink Calcite is especially rich. Ex Ralph Heitman and Robert Jenkins collections with labels.
Fluorite -stairstep habit
stock #A7-111-44A
Melchor, Musquiz
Coahuila, Mexico
5.5 x 4.4 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
Winter 2016-17

A mass of colorless Fluorite fringed with dozens of aligned small cubes with color zoned edges. The smaller cubes are translucent to transparent and have a righ purple hue. In fine condition overall, strong magnification finds only a very few slight edge rubs, not visible by naked eye. This specimen is lit only from the front in the photos but with backlighting it really glows. Ex Larry White collection obtained in 1975. A pretty specimen that is better in person.
Galena (very old, fine classic specimen)
stock #0426-JM-3318
Orzel Bialy (Bialy Szarlej,Bleischarley, Grube Starley) Bytom District
upper Silesia, Poland
7.4 x 6.2 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Winter 2016-17

An exceptionally fine galena that was mined when Silesia was part of Germany. This locality is best known for Schalenblende specimens but few good Galenas are seen from these old mines. This one is the best I know of in any collection. Crystals reach 2.5 CM and are mostly very modified Octahedra. In excellent condition, with a great patina and presentation. A well traveled piece, six earlier labels and a catalog card document some of the long provenance. Previously in the collections of John Marshall, M. Chervet, F.W. Cassierer, A. Carion and others.
Rhodochrosite -Rhomb habit with Fluorite and Pyrite
stock #Alec-22-11
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guizoh, China
3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $725
Winter 2016-17

A choice deep red Rhomb habit crystal with a small amount of Fluorite and Pyrite. This looks very much like a good Sweet Home Mine specimen but it is from the Wuton Mine. A small percentage of these were quite fine as seen here. Sharp, well formed, complete and undamaged this has a nice frosted surface showing etching surfaces. Choice and attractive but far less expensive than a comparable USA specimen. This quality has not been coming out in the past few years.
Silver- Kongsberg type wire habit
stock #15.1-170
Kongsberg Silver mining district, Kongsberg
Buskerud, Norway
4.6 x 2.1 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $875
Winter 2016-17

A single stout wire of native Silver showing the ropey textures that are typical of Kongsberg wires. Very nice patina and with some extra delicate offshoots, the thickest part of the wire is about 5mm. An attractive classic Kongsberg Silver.
Rhodochrosite on Fluorite with Goethite
stock #A-19-074
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
6.3 x 3.6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Winter 2016-17

A choice small Rhodo specimen with nice color and in fine condition. The matrix is a dark Goethite that is covered with tiny colorless Fluorite crystals that look black due to the matrix showing through. The Rhodos are mostly scalenohedral with truncated tips some of them showing some "wheat sheaf" habit. Good coverage as well makes this a nice display piece.
Azurite -bladed crystals altering to Malachite
stock #16.1-091
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District
Savannakhet Province, Laos
4.2 x 3.1 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $420
Winter 2016-17

A great new locality the Sepon mine in Laos has been producing a few unusual and very fine Azurites. This is a very distinctive specimen with electric blue bladed crystals standing free of the matrix. In perfect condition, some of the Azurites are zoned with a slight alteration to Malachite. Very lustrous and sharp, the matrix is a mix of malachite balls and spheres of slightly irridescent Goethite. An excellent, esthetic miniature.
125 specimens found
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