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1280 specimens found
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SOLD Orpiment on Matrix
stock #SOLD 8.1-169
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan, China
6.1 x 6.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


An esthetic cluster of deep orange Orpiment crystals sprouts from a contrasting matrix. There have been lots of Orpiment crystals from Shimen, but not much is really interesting. This piece has character and sits well, no damage and nice form. Aside from Shimen and the defunct Twin Creek mine, Orpiment in good crystals is very rare and never this size.
Calcite with Pyrite (ex. John Marshall)
stock #0292-JM-3826
Shullsburg, Lafayette County
Wisconsin, United States
9.4 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $240


Classic calcite on sulfide and dolomite matrix from the great discoveries at Shullsburg. Esthetic and well presented, the calcites reach 3.2 CM. The backside isalso displayable. The front display face appears damage free (magnification finds micro nicks)there is contacting on the reverse but all in all it looks pristine. These are well respected as great and distinctive specimens, this is a good affordable example.
SOLD Beryl V Aquamarine on Muscovite
stock #SOLD 6.2-076
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8.3 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


A very fine and esthetic Aqua from the prolific discoveries on Mt Xuebaoding. Since the devastating earthquakes that were centered in this part of Sichuan Province, there has not been much new material of good quality. This is very good older piece from 2006. The classic tabular form is well developed to 4.1 cm,overall in fine condition some contacting on outer edges that is not visible from display side. Very good value.
Azurite with minor Malachite
stock #4.2-539-.2
Tongshan Copper-Iron Mine, Guichi City
Anhui, China
7.4 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $140


A big, bright blue sparkling specimen with Azurite crystals densely packed on the display faces. The copper deposits in this area of Anhui province have been mined for thousands of years, probably the longest continuous operation on earth. Small scale mining lets specimens escape the huge crushers that are used elsewhere. Very attractive and affordable.
Smithsonite (Deep green, ex John Marshall Collection)
stock #0287-JM-455
Kelly Mine, Magdelena district
New Mexico, United States
9 x 6.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $875


Super deep rich color, no damage and large size from mining in the late 1950's. These are already cherished classics for their color and luster. Much more green than the usual blue color, displays well and a very good value
SOLD Chalcopyrite (fine Euhedral crystals)
stock #SOLD 10.1-070
Commodore Mine, Creede, Mineral County
Colorado, United States
5.5 x 4.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $0


An extraordinary, sharp and brilliant Chalcopyrite from the classic Creede district. Chalcopyrite is a delicate, brittle mineral that rarely survives without damage, it is quite rare to find really good crystal specimens. This is a very fine example with rich patina and form, individual crystals reach 2.2 CM and the overall condition is outstanding, no eye visible damage! Fine piece for the locality and for the specie.
Cinnabar on Dolomite
stock #7 CNA 522
Chatian Mine, Fenghuang
Hunan, China
6.5 x 5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $220


A very fine gemmy 1.3 cm main crystal of Cinnabar sits well in an exposed vug of crystallized Dolomite. It is rare to find this form, tabular and untwinned in any but micro crystals. The color is the richest possible red and is in good condition. Close examination shows a hairline crack in the prism but it seems solid and does not detract at all. This is far above the usual quality!
Galena (mirror bright modified cubes)
stock #10.1-068
Gyudyurska Mine, Zlatograd
Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
8.5 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $140


Impossibly bright and lustrous, these modified cubes make a very eyecatching specimen. The fantastic Bulgarian Galenas are already noted as some of the best ever found. There are many forms and associations, but the most impressive are those with an intense metallic luster that is almost impossible to photograph. Damage free, this is a great value.
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