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1282 specimens found
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Fluorite (Modified octahedral) on Muscovite
stock #10.1-317
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
6 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $200


From the high elevations of Mt Xuebaoding (better known for Scheelites and Cassiterites), this ice like fluorite shows the rare habit of octahedron with a cube face on the tip of each corner. The surface has the "melted" look the re-crystallization makes and has a pleasing esthetic. Ex Bert Ottens and Marty Zinn Collections, this type of Fluorite is no longer being found and is a great addition to any serious Fluorite suite.
Fluorite on Muscovite with Quartz
stock #11.1-W29
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
8.5 X 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1600


There are thousands of fluorites from the great Yaoganxian Mine, but very few are of this calibre. Incredible quality for the size and perfection. A single 4 CM glass clear, undamaged zoned cube sits on a 3 dimensional matrix perfectly. Top quality esthetics far better in person! This stands out from the rest and while it is a bit more pricey than average specimens, this quality is almost impossible to find in China today. The only comparable specimen I saw recently at a show was well over twice this price!
Spodumene (clear light violet etched crystal)
stock #0062-JM 1399
Pala, San Diego Co.
California, United States
5 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $95


An early Pala, California piece ex John Marshall and C. Goodspeed collections. This specimen is well over 80 years old. In pristine condition with a classic well etched termination and gem clear with very pale color. Very cute classic crystal that is also affordable.
Chlorargyrite/Iodargyrite exceptionally well crystallized
stock #0590-JM-2663
Proprietary Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
7.8 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1850


Ex Yale University collection and JH Marshall. An exceptional old classic specimen! A big, showy, well crystallized and heavy specimen of these rare Silver Chloride/Iodide species. Broken hill has produced the very finest of these minerals and both species are well presented in crystals up to 4mm densely packed. A rich yellow to waxy green color, the specimen is sawn on the backside and shows the matrix as a pure translucent green Mass. The old Yale labels (included) call this Cerargyrite which was in use in the 1950's and earlier. Far better in person and price well below the tags we have seen on many lesser pieces.
Beryl v. Emerald
stock #8.1-387
Coscuez Mine
Boyaca, Colombia
6.2 x 4.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $3500


A very impressive specimen! The Emerald is of the fatter type with basel termination, excellent clarity, and good but not superb color (which is why this large crystal was not cut but survived as an affordable specimen). Sits well and draws the eye from across the room. A quite large crystal for a matrix piece from this mine (2.2 x 1.7 CM). Good condition, there are micro chips but no real damage, the "bottom end" of the crystal is contacted and does not show a clear termination. This quality is now very hard to get iCn olombia. A lot of good green glass for the money!
Rhodonite (large single crystal) with Galena
stock #8- AUS-1049
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.5 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1400


Ex Fred Pough and G. Elling collections. A big, complete, dark red crystal in pristine condition. Translucent with gemmy areas, the Rhomb has the classic association of bright silvery galena on all faces. A classic locale, the best of Broken Hill Rhodonite was unrivaled until the more recent finds in Peru. This is far better than average and with simply super esthetics. These are rarely found on the market today in sizes larger than thumbnails, this is exceptional.
SOLD Calcite - enclosing chalcopyrite/ pyrite
stock #SOLD 11.1-W21
Berry Materials quarry, North Vernon
Indiana, United States
8.2 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


An attractive calcite from the now classic location in North Vernon, Indiana. The two main crystals here (2.6 CM each) are glass clear, gemmy and enclose masses of sparkling chalcopyrite/ pyrite. There is some evidence of selective zoning in the inclusions, and the calcites are undamaged. Looks great by naked eye and mesmerizing with magnification! The best known calcite from here is golden yellow on light matrix, but this colorless type with inclusions is much less common. A very good value, great for any Calcite suite!
Titanite (sphene) twinned crystalswith minor dolomite
stock #11.1-W28
Dodo Mine, Prepolar Urals
Western Siberian Region, Russia
6.3 x 5.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $185


The better Titanites from the remote Dodo Mine have become quite rare in this size and quality. Sharp, lustrous and fairly translucent to transparent crystals show classic twinning and sit well perched on the matrix. The main crystals are in excellent condition, fully undamaged. There are small broken crystals on the matrix that can be seen with close inspection but are not distracting. This keeps the price down yet this still displays well.
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