Tenkergin Mine, Iuttinskly Mining Complex
Chukotskil Autonomous Okrug,
4 x 3.2 x 4 CM (miniature)
A nice, partly gemmy, complex Scheelite crystal from an uncommon locality. Displays well but some chipping can be found and the backside has a large clean contact where another crystal had formed. A few of the corners show red clear areas or darker zones and the faces show many sharp steps. Very rare to find on the market, this specimen is over 30 years old.
Hematite coated by Andradite
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province,
5.8 x 3.4 x 3.2CM (cabinet)
A Kalahari classic, sharp and lustrous Hematite crystals are nearly covered with blood red Andradite Garnets. In very good condition the only damage to note is on the outer edges. From a find made over 20 years ago, these coated Hematites are now rarely seen on the market. In person the red hue is deeper than the photos show. A few areas of mirror bright Hematite are exposed where the garnet layer has come off. From the famed NChwaning mine that is more famed for the great Rhodochrosites. A very desiable specimen of this unique find.
A nice Cassiterite is perched atop a quartz crystal matrix. Dark opaque black with good luster the condition is very good but there is some chipping on the front and contacts on the backside (not seen on display) From the unusual locale at Gaoligong Shan, a well developed Cassiterite.
Hemimorphite- blue botryoidal
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
7.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
A choice small cabinet specimen of blue Hemimorphite from Wenshan. Very nice sparkling luster and good blue color, this is similar to some older Mexican material. Sawn on the backside, the matrix also shows layered deposition and stacked vugs of Hemi. This is a very good piece from this current, prolific find. There are several lots of these on the market so the cost for a nice specimen is unusually low.
Fluorite on Dolomite
Walworth Quarry - Walworth, Wayne County
4.7 x 3.9 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
A sharp, remarkably transparent, glassy Fluorite cube is perched on a bed of dolomite crystals. From the near legendary Walworth Quarry, this is an unusually stepped cube in fine condition. A few smaller crystals are also on the same matrix. Colorless but in some light a faint hint of blue is noted.
A rich vug of nearly pure Cornwallite surrounded by Azurite. Outstanding form with fine and distinct sheaves and spherical masses. With several old labels dating to the late 19th century, (Erinite was the old group name for Cornwallite and Chalcophyllite). Dense coverage with no damage, an unusual and attractive USA specimen of this uncommon Copper mineral.
Two well crystallized Gold specimens with no matrix from the old classic Hopes Nose locale. Both show arborescent patterns with tiny herringbone branches. The smaller specimen is 7mm long, the larger just over 1 CM. Distinctive and with typical habits for this locale. Based on the colors one seems to be more Palladian rich variety that is well known from here. Small but very elegant.
A sizable and colorful old specimen of Caledonite with crystals to 4mm mixed in a massive, platy mass. The matrix is a mass of Leadhillite and altered galena and hosts areas of other Lead species including Pyromorphite, Linarite etc. While several crystals are reasonably sharp and transparent when magnified , the overall look is a "melted", opaque appearance. Leadhills is the type locale for both Leadhillite and Caledonite, this is a particularly good coverage and size.