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1282 specimens found
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Anglesite -gemmy single crystal
stock #17.1- 743
Touissit, Toussit District
Oriental Region, Morocco
1.6 x .8 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320


Perfect, transparent single Anglesite crystal with the top 2/3 rds bright yellow. From the great finds at Touissit that produced the very best Anglesites even found. Choice thumbnail, the color on this is fully natural. Some of these were treated to enhance color in the 1980s but the results left a telltale dull luster. This is a clean glassy, natural thumbnail with no issues!
Pyromorphite -Classic locale 1880, altering to Galena
stock #17.1-744
Grube Kautenbach, Kautenbach, Hunsruck
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
3.9 x 2.9 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $1280


A fine, vintage classic specimen of very large Pyromorphite crystals that are partly altered to Galena but are mostly still Pyro. The Kautenbach mine is one of the most distinctive of all European locales and the Galena Pseudomorphs are highly prized. Pyromorphite in sharp hexagons to 2.5 CM across with some zones of Galena coatings and alterations. The oldest label lists a date of 1880, and this is in remarkable condition given that age. Most crystal faces are sharp and complete but some minor edge wear is present. Excellent patina, the Pyro crystals are huge for the location and about as large as were found. Perhaps not a "beautiful" mineral specimen but to many collectors these old Pyros are real treasures. Choice.
Demantoid - Complete single crystal
stock #17.1-745
Soghan, Baft County
Kerman Province, Iran
1.9 x 1.8 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1100


A choice thumbnail of a perfect 360 degree deep green Garnet nicely perched on a small matrix along with a smaller Demantoid. The new finds of Demantoid Garnets from Iran have been quite exciting news, however most of them are partial crystals or lie flat on matrix. It is almost impossible to find a complete, perfect and free standing crystal like this. The color is very deep green and this is translucent on the edges but it is not fully transparent so not good gem grade. However as a specimen showing textbook perfect form this is a great thumbnail.
Fluorapatite on Quartz and Cookeite
stock #A-7-219-536
Harvard Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County
Maine, United States
7 x 3.1 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450


Attractive and with an unusual esthetic, this is a densely packed matrix of lilac color Apatite. An older specimen from the classic Harvard Quarry in Maine, The druzy Quartz matrix hosts hundreds of small but perfect Apatites most being doubly terminated. In perfect condition and showing well the paragenesis of this locale, this was in the collection of the late Larry White. Two older labels give the locality as Mt Apatite (a more famous locale often incorrectly cited) but those labels are not correct, it is confirmed by Dr. Carl Francis and others as absolutely a classic Harvard piece. Choice and very rare in such fine quality.
Zircon-gemmy crystal in Biotite-Syenite
stock #17.1-742
Store Kufjord, Selland Island, Alta
Finnmark, Norway
2.9 x 1.5 x 1.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $280


From a classic locality for fine Zircons, Seiland Norway, this specimen has a perfect 1.6 CM crystal well presented. Doubly terminated and gemmy red, this has the textbook sharp form that made this locale famous. No damage although a few edges have a slight melted look there is no breakage and the crystal is complete all around.
Pyrrhotite- partly altered crystals
stock #13.1086
Santa Eulalia, Aguiles Serdan
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.4 x 2.9 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $125


A well formed cluster of Pyrrhotite crystals showing the in process alteration on several faces. The terminations are unaltered and have the typical brassy color. This is a 1960 vintage specimen from Santa Eulalia which at that time produced many Pyrrhotites. These are now rare on the market. In good complete condition although the main crystal shows separations from altering, and would have eventually split apart, so this shows well a midstage transition.
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite, classic locale -new find
stock #17.1-741
Bergmannisch Gluck, Frohnau, Ore Mts
Saxony, Germany
5.1 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $310


From a late 2015 find at this old mine, came some fine yellow Fluorites with dark phantoms. On this piece, many faces are dusted with tiny Chalcopyrite crystals adding an extra sparkle. In very good condition on the display side the back is contacted and incomplete. The small plate of matrix adds a nice contrast, and the corners and edges are sharp and clear. Largest cube is 3.3 CM diagonal in size and glows well with backlighting.
Calcite- Classic form with minor Pyrite
stock #A-13-001
Shullsburg, Lafayette County
Wisconsin, United States
10.8 x 9 x 7.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


This is a choice Shullsburg Calcite with the classic stepped Scalenenohedral crystals that have enlarged clear prismatic terminations. Far more transparent in person this has glassy luster and faint phantoms of internal Pyrite crystals. In excellent condition the only damage is the base and back lower edge area where this was removed. A choice older specimen, these are modern classics and this is like a textbook example of epitaxial alignment of prism faces.
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