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111 specimens found
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SOLD Rutile on Hematite- Epitaxial twins
stock #SOLD 16.1-1269
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
4.3 X 3.4 X .6CM (miniature)
price: $0
Spring 2017

Rutile stars are one of the most amazing mineral habits and when they grow from a flat crystal of Hematite it is especially impressive. This is a good example, very nice luster and in good condition despite being so delicate. The find at Novo Horizonte has given us a nice array of these, a perfect definition of the word epitaxial.
Adamite- Cuprian ex Marty Zinn
stock #12.1-262
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.8 x 5.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2017

An outstanding Ojuela Adamite, with sharp glassy undamaged crystals on contrasting matrix. This is not the crumbly type gossan but a solid specimen with the Adamites well protected in a vug. In person the color is a little deeper and more intense than in the photos. This quality has not been seen for a few years. Former Marty Zinn piece, choice.
Calcite- classic British
stock #16.1-1270
Bigrigg mine, West Cumberland Iron field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3.1 x 1.7 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $140
Spring 2017

A clear sharp single scalenohedron from the famed Bigrigg mine. From an older European collection this is at least 80 years old but likely much older. There is a number attached that could be removed if desired. Quite clean by naked eye but some contacts and rough bits found with magnification, all under 1mm. Not perfect but looks it, and not expensive as is often the case with these old
Cerussite Reticulated twins -classic USA Locale
stock #A7-551-548
Mammoth Mine, Tiger, Arizona
Arizona, United States
4.9 x 4.3 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Spring 2017

An excellent Tiger Cerussite with classic form, formerly in the Larry White collection, obtained from Shields Flynn. In good condition overall, there is also some chipping damage that can be seen. These bruises are forgivable on such a well formed classic Arizona piece, especially from Tiger. Essentially all of the specimen is Cerussite in twinned habit, there is a small zone of adhering matrix and a painted number from the White collection. Q
Anapaite- type locality.
stock #Alec 12-192
Zheleznyl Rog, Anapa, Taman Peninsula
Krasnodarskly Kray, Russia
6.6 x 4.9 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $130
Spring 2017

A good color Anapaite from the type location. This unusual Hydrated Phosphate mineral is sometimes found in association with fossil clams. This specimen has a few Clam fossil segments on the matrix but is mostly about the sheaves of sharp crystals in tight clusters. There is some bruising seen with magnification as is typical but many crystals are quite distinct, perfect and show very good green color. An affordable, moderately rare and attractive specimen.
Vesuvianite -textbook crystals on matrix
stock #Alec 19-252
Sierra de la Cruz, Municipio de Sierra Mojada
Coahuila, Mexico
8.7 x 4.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $110
Spring 2017

These Vesuvianites are nearly all equant, doubly terminated with a textbook form. Well exposed by etching from contrasting white matrix these are a pleasing golden hue with lustrous surfaces. Back in the 70s these were all labeled Lago de Jaco, but now the correct locale is known to be Sierra de Las Cruz. Most crystals are quite perfect but several have cracked and rehealed or have cracked and split apart while inside the matrix. A good example with many small crystals up to 8MM.
Wulfenite on Mimetite
stock #Alec 11-245
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.3 x 4.3 x 2.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $180
Spring 2017

The color contrast of pointed orange Wulfenites and mossy green Mimetite is outstanding. Over the past many decades only a few finds of this habit have been made at Ojuela. This is from the most recent in 2013 and is a killer for the small size. In very good condition as seen the Wulfenites are delicate but protected in the cavity here they are in far better condition that usual. One of the better quality recent mineral finds,no more have been found since then.
Fluorite on Quartz and Muscovite
stock #6.2-849
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
3.9 x 2.7 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $210
Spring 2017

A small bit of perfection, this is a transparent pale blue cube with purple core phantom perched on a small matrix of Quartz. Classic Yaogangxian Fluorite from finds of 2003 vintage, The condition is flawless. The Fluorite is sharp and more transparent than the photos show. This could be trimmed to thumbnail size for competition but we like it as is. Choice.
111 specimens found
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