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111 specimens found
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Vesuvianite- Doubly terminated ex Neal Yedlin etc.
stock #16.1-764
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
4.5 x 3.1 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $90
Spring 2017

A complete "floater" of doubly terminated Vesuvianite that is textbook perfect, from what was long called Lago de Jaco in Coahila, Mex. but is now considered to be Sierra de la Cruz. This has a fine and long pedigree, it has labels from Neal Yedlin, Ron Bentley, Bud Webster etc. No damage, a few crude Grossular are sprinkled on the prism faces. Likely vintage 1960s, no more have been found for decades.
Fluorite -etched pink with green core
stock #16.1-765
Penas Blancas, Bourbur
Boyaca, Colombia
4.4 x 4.3 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2017

A really attractive and different sort of Fluorite. The Emerald mining area at Penas Blancas has produced a very small number of highly etched Fluorites over the past 2 decades. Most are cubes a a few are Octahedra, most are colorless and a few are pink. These are usually very deeply etched and re-crystallized and sometime have emerald green globs in the center or corner of the crystal. This is a pink corner of an octrahedron that is naturally etched and has a nice green spot in the center. Gemmy enough to be faceted, this unusual habit is I belive only in a small prospect about 250 meters higher above than the Penas Blancas Emerald zone. A very good example of a rare form.
Calcite- crystallized spherical groups
stock #16.1-176
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture
Inner Mongolia Region, China
4.2 x 2.9 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Spring 2017

A pair of balls composed of the the terminations of greenish Calcite crystals. A complete floater group with no points of attachment or matrix, in fine condition. All the Calcites are the nailhead form with three termination faces pointing outwards. A mint green color perhaps from inclusions of Hedenbergite as is common at the Huanggang mine.
Rhodochrosite -Scalenohedral gem crystal
stock #16.1-199
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
2.5 x 1.2 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Spring 2017

A choice single scalenohedral Rhodo crystal with a small bit of matrix adhering to the back and bottom. Super bright color and sharp, glassy prism faces. The lower termination has some contacts on the back side but otherwise this is in super fine condition and the front side displays very clean as seen. An excellent Peruvian thumbnail that looks a bit like a South African. Choice.
Scheelite
stock #15.1-1101-(SM2764)
Tenkergin Mine, Iuttinskly Mining Complex
Chukotskil Autonomous Okrug, Russia
4 x 3.2 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Spring 2017

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
stock #13.1-420
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.8 x 3.4 x 3.2CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Spring 2017

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.
Cassiterite on Quartz w. Chlorite
stock #8.1-086
Gaoligong Shan, Baoshan Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.7 x 4.5 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Spring 2017

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
stock #15.1-371
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
7.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $90
Spring 2017

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.
111 specimens found
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