Esthetic and undamaged specimen with several shades or purple, violet and green colors, a very rare combination. There is a lot of this material on the market now in all price ranges but little is of this quality. Attractive on all sides, a 360 degree piece. The exciting new finds of Indonesian Chalcedony or purple grape agate has been big news in the mineral world. This piece has very well defined balls and a velvet-matte luster.
We dug through tons of this material and found just a few perfect, complete, colorful and sculptural pieces. This one is from that top .001 percent, pristine and pretty.
Esthetic and undamaged specimen with violet colors and fine form. Attractive on all sides, a 360 degree piece. The exciting new finds of Indonesian Chalcedony now called purple grape agate has been big news in the mineral world. We looked through literally tons of material but found just a few perfect, complete, colorful and sculptural pieces. Much better than average.
Chalcedony- purple Stalactitic finger
Mumuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province
5.5 x 2 x 1.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
An impressive, perfect purple stalactitic Chalcedony finger with wet luster that is viewable on all sides, a 360 degree piece. The exciting new finds of Indonesian Chalcedony or grape agate has been big news in the mineral world. We looked through literally tons of material but found just a few perfect, complete, colorful and sculptural pieces. This one is from that top .001 percent, pristine and pretty.
From the noted collection of Wallace Gould Levison, purchased by him in 1893 from an even older collection obtained by HG Diserow, seemingly pre 1870. Classic translucent Smithsonite from Laurium with fine blue green color, sawn and lightly polished. A photocopy of Levisons handwritten catalog entry page for this specimen is supplied with the piece. Levison was an important Victorian era US collector, inventor (first patent for a movie camera, UV mineral systems etc.) and prolific author.
A killer thumbnail of conjoined scepters with amazing form and perfection. The scepter heads have many tiny inclusions that look like rutile but could be lepidocrocite or similar material. The delicate purple color is softly zoned and all is fully transparent. No damage, from recent finds at Karur, we are very active seeking good materials from this locality, it has great potential but produces very few fine pieces like this. Exceptional for the locale or from anyplace. Choice, esthetic and really unusual.
Fluorite with Barite
9.4 X 5.6 X 4.3 CM (cabinet)
Clear and very sharp zoned violet Fluorite cubes mixed with Barite blades. Classic Berbes type specimen in excellent condition. The bright luster and overall arrangement make this a much better than typical specimen. Better in person.
Classic English Phosgenites from Derbyshire, with crystals to 1.3 CM. EX Martin Ehrmann, T. Johnson. No mine attribution is given but is most likely from Cromford or less likely Bage mine, the matrix being a good match. Many small Cerussites and unidentified Lead secondary micro crystals abound. The Phosgenites are very clear gem crystals and have a bright luster. Not a pretty specimen but a quite good, old, rare locality piece.
Dolomite on Quartz
Williamsville Quarry, Poplar Bluffs
6 x 4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
A very colorful Dolomite, bright yellow to Orange bladed crystals contrast well with a dark druzy quartz matrix. I have not seen another specimen like this piece from this locale, better known for Calcites. Super showy and in fine condition.