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1256 specimens found
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Calcite with Sphalerite and Quartz etc.
stock #A-27-132
Borieva Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
4.6 x 3.9 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $170
Pre Holiday 2017

A delicate specimen in excellent condition with very pale pink (mangano) Calcites on a matrix of needle Quartz, lustrous Sphalerites and Pyrite. An attractive and nicely composed specimen from the great Madan deposits of Bulgaria. To my taste the Sulfide deposits of this region have produced the most esthetic examples of many species. This is a small but striking piece with quite remarkable slender Quartz that are decorated with tiny crystals of Sphalerite as well.
Sphalerite (gem clear var. Cleiophane) w. Galena and Quartz
stock #WAM-16-309A
Borieva Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
6.1 x 3.3 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine small cabinet matrix hosting several perfect gem clear Sphalerites on needle Quartz with minor Galena, Pyrite etc. The largest cluster is 1.6 CM and all are glassy yellow green color that is classic for this material. From finds in 2014. The name Cleiophane is not an approved specie of course but it is perhaps the most desirable variety of Sphalerite.
Fluorapatite (Apatite CaF) hollow tube
stock #17.1-687
Sapo Mine, Goiabeira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
10.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350
Pre Holiday 2017

An excellent Apatite crystal cluster from the older finds at the Sapo mine. Far better than most that came out, The color and luster and condition are first rate. These amazing but odd habit Apatites have had many names (Crullers, Snakes, Tubes, Medusas etc) and are fantastic examples of epitaxial growth; These have prisms in a chain or parallel growth that is built around a hollow tube composed of many stacked crystals. A really fine, textbook quality specimen in excellent condition. There is a separate smaller branch growth and very good transparency, color and luster on this. No damage or repairs which is rare in any piece of this size, this is even better in person, to me this is a real mineralogical marvel.
Fluorite - Zoned with Calcite
stock #17.1-685-A18x
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, North End, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.5 x 5.3 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Pre Holiday 2017

A classic Cave in Rock Fluorite with yellow and orange cores and purple outer zoning. Some well defined etching and pitting contrasts well with the sharper corners and edges. The Calcites are distinctive of the Annabelle Lee mine, and quite a nice esthetic addition. The condition of the display face is very good the only damage or contacting is the outer edges and backside where this was removed. A lot of good display impact for the size. Choice Fluorites of this quality are fast becoming very very expensive. As the mines have now been closed for decades, there will never be more of these and only turn up in older collections.
Lazulite on Quartz with Siderite
stock #A-16-165
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District
Yukon Territory, Canada
3.1 x 2 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $120
Pre Holiday 2017

Bright and sharp Lazulite crystal cluster perched on a Quartz crystal matrix from Rapid Creek. This zone in the Yukon has produced some of the most incredible Lazulite crystals on earth, with this type of deep indigo blue color and shining luster. A nice example, some contacts on one back edge but displays well without that being seen. A lot of display impact for the size and a good value.
Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite
stock #16.1-346
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
10.7 x 6 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $660
Pre Holiday 2017

An impressive Yaoganxian specimen with gem clear Zoned/ phantom Fluorites scattered on sizable clear Quartz crystals. Ex Charles Noll collection, an older specimen. Very 3-dimensional with top quality color and sharpness for the Fluorites. The backside and base of this are contacted and broken where it was removed which can not be seen on display. The display side is in impeccable undamaged condition which is rare. One of the worlds top mineral locales, Yaoganxian now produces almost nothing, this type of quality is only found in older collections.
Anatase - Fine crystal from classic locale
stock #16.1-179
Valdres
Oppland, Norway
2.6 x 1.3 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $190
Pre Holiday 2017

A super thumbnail with a very sharp, lustrous Anatase estheticly perched on matrix. In fine condition as seen, there is one minor contact on a backside but no damage. Norwegian Anatase are some of the best in the world and are now classics. Choice.
SOLD Fluorite with Celestite -
stock #SOLD A-18-028
E. Kramer and Sons Inc. Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County
Ohio, United States
6.3 x 4.9 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Pre Holiday 2017

A first rate Clay Center, Ohio Fluorite with great color, sharp edges, undamaged corners and glassy luster. The main cube is 5.6 CM diagonal, displays well from several angles and backlights brilliantly. We do not backlite the specimen in photos so to not be misleading, but the color zoning really is brilliant when this is done. the base and a few spots on the backside have contacts but the specimen display face and sides are impeccable. Choice. The Celestite is present as white bladed crystals giving a nice accent. Nothing of this quality has come out for a few years, these are modern classics.
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