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1282 specimens found
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Andorite (exceptional large crystals) with Zinkenite
stock #7-BOL-199
San Jose Mine, Oruro
Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.7 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $700


A fine and attractive example of this rare Lead, Silver, Antimony "black ugly" mineral! Until the 2004 find, Andorites were one of the rarer Sulfosalts and crystals were always quite tiny. This piece is from that discovery and a very good value for the size, condition and form. The metallic luster and steel to brassy hues are as good as these ever get. Ex Kosnar, there are now very few of this caliber to be found, lesser pieces are typically far more expensive!
Elbaite (multicolor gem Tourmaline)
stock #10.1-312
Paprock, Konar
Nuristan, Afganistan
5.6 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $2650


A very fine and very attractive specimen! Elbaites with vivid color and gem clear quality reach 5.5 CM in a jackstraw cluster. There is practically all tourmaline with no matrix, only a few areas of minor Cleavlandite. The better Paprock Elbaites have become highly respected for distinctive color and glassy faces. This specimen is top tier, it is a rich, sharp, colorful glassy and in outstanding condition.
HOLD Sphalerite (Exceptional large crystals) and Dolomite
stock #HOLD 0249-JM-457
Pelican Mine, Picher, Tri-State District, Ottawa County
Oklahoma, United States
10.9 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $570


An exceptional, well formed Sphalerite from a long gone classic locality. Big, textbook clustered crystals reach 3.6 CM and show elegant twinning. This is far better than most "good" specimens from Tri state, it is admittedly more expensive but a very good value for the price. While this is a "black, ugly" mineral the overall esthetics and luster on this one makes this an remarkable and desirable addition for any collection.
Hubnerite (exceptional, largest from Yaoganxian!) on Quartz with Helvite
stock #8.1-098
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
12 x 9.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $3600


An important Chinese specimen and a rarity, this Hubnerite is from the one time small find at Yaoganxian in 1998. It seems these are also the largest Hubnerite crystals known from China, at 9.4 CM! Ferberite (the analog) is famous from Yaoganxian, it has produced some of the worlds best. However, verified Hubnerite is only known in a few specimens. The crystals here are attractively perched on a long Quartz prism and this displays well from either side. The color is a lustrous black to a deep brownish-red. Strong lighting shows red translucence on thin edges of the crystals as is typical for Hubnerite. The crystals are complete, somewhat jagged showing parrellel growth with full terminations. A dusting of micro Helvites (not confirmed) add a color contrast. Remarkably this specimen has no noticable damage on the delicate Hubnerite crystals. For any comprehensive Chinese collection or a Yaoganxian suite, this is something really special!
Azurite with Malachite, Duftite etc.
stock #ALEC4-591
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $2250


A super fine, bright and colorful Tsumeb Azurite that is far better in person! In fantastic condition (with 20x magnification I found one very tiny chip), by naked eye this is perfect. The largest prism is 4 CM long. These crystals have brilliant shining luster sitting in a sculptural array showing several types of termination. A very good value for an esthetic, classic Azurite.
Apatite -CF (Fluorapatite) large gemmy crystal
stock #10.1-345
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $800


A big, glassy single crystal deep intense pink to lilac in color. What may look like broken edges in the photos are all INTERNAL veils seen through the transparent faces. There is a small chipped corner that is not easily noticed but keeps the price low for such a brilliant crystal. The backside/ base has contacting that is not visible on display. Excellent overall condition otherwise this looks like a $2500+ crystal!
Smithsonite (very fine large crystal)
stock #ALEC-5-042
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.4 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $700


A Tsumeb classic, a Galena matrix hosts fine sharp Smithsonite crystals up to 3 CM in size. The color is between a salmon pink and a light cognac hue depending on the lighting used to view it. The largest crystal has a cleave on the right rear edge that keeps this very affordable. Fortunately it can be hidden completely by the angle of display and the specimen looks like it cost many times this price!
Tennantite (Large fine crystal)
stock #ALEC-4-138
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.8 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250


An impressive, sharp and attractive (for a dark"ugly"!) Tsumeb Tenantite. Ex. Van Scriver and Dyck Collections. This very delicate specie is rare in such large (5.2 CM) undamaged crystals. This has bright luster as well and is quite tapered, with unusual very acute sharp edges. Typical face cracks are noted and are very stable naturally-healed. Undamaged examples of this size are very desirable.
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