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1219 specimens found
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Mimetite on Philipsbornite
stock #8 Pb-991
Hat Yai District
Songkhlei Province, Thailand
4.3 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $350


A very fine example of the better quality mimetite that had come from this area of Southern Thailand. There has been no more of this for several years and the area is considered unworkable now due to political problems. This is a lusterous sparkling miniature of glassy yellow crystals. This location is one of a very few great localities for crystalized mimetite worldwide. Like most others (Tsumeb, Pingtouling etc) Hat Yai no longer produces anything. Good specimens are fast becoming classics, and this is one.
Grossular Garnet (chromian var. Tsavorite)
stock #9.1-137
Mine Lac dAmiante (Black Lake Mine), Megantic County
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 2.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $350


A brilliant thumbnail of electric green gem garnets on matrix. For intense color and luster this is really as good as any of these can get. The largest crystal is 7mm, about the biggest size that can still have such a deep green color. Displays great, we have not seen any of this quality for many years !
Serpierite with Ktenasite
stock #8 GRC-1006
Kamereza Mines, Aglos Konstantinos
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
10.7 x 7 CM (cabinet)
price: $200


A bright, sparkling and very 3 dimensional piece of these two rare minerals from the classic locality of Laurion. Excellent coverage and color. Serpierite is a sky blue hydrated sulfate and the mid member of the Deviline and Rapidcreekite series. It is nice to have a rare mineral that is also cabinet sized and pretty since this is usually available just as micro specimens!
Kesterite (huge) with Mushingtonite
stock #7 CNA-403
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
2.5 x 2.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1600


If you are familiar with Kesterites, this should take your breath away! A world class single crystal (a full inch in size!) that is both incredibly huge for the specie, and also remarkably sharp! This is by far the largest single crystal I have seen though I have heard of one other in this size range, Kesterite is very rare, and the Xuebaoding discovery has yielded the worlds best specimens. This one is in a class by itself, much like a textbook model. The large octahedron is contacted on the backside (as are all of these), so the lower part of the crystal is missing but not damaged. The top or front is complete and has great patina. Collected about 6 years ago, there is no more coming now from the area, this will rank as a significant piece.
Bournonite cogswheel
stock #6.2-891
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
3.4 x 2.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $400


We have all seen a lot of Bournonite from Yaoganxian, some is world class, but most has a lot of serious damage. Clean examples of this brittle mineralare quite rare, and to find a nearly pristine "cogswheel" type that is crystalized all around (floater) is very special. This complex cluster has excellent mirror bright metallic luster, great form and esthetics. Very careful examination shows a few hard to find chips all under 1 mm in size, not distracting at all. For some reason, there have been more single, prismatic type crystals from Yaogangxian, this example looks much more English than Chinese! Super reasonable !
Gemmy Grossular Garnet with Vesuvianite
stock #AC-096
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
5 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $80


Fine pink to honey color gem garnets in a dense cluster on matrix. Crystals to 8mm showing excellent luster., from the classic and now famous Jeffrey Mine. Some assocated vesuvianite and micro diopside too. Minimal damage, except at the edges where removed, this is a nice yet affordable older piece from the 60's.
Galena on Sphalerite with Calcite
stock #8.1-437
Krushev Dol Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
, Bulgaria
12 x 9.3 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500


This is simply a superb and esthetic piece with a killer arrangement! The base is a rosette like cluster of lusterous dark sphalerite crystals that are epitaxially encrusted with pearly calcites that add contrast and sparkle. Atop that is a mirror bright compound Galena cluster. There is some contacting on the back of the sphalerite where it was removed, but there is absolutely no damage on the display side. The main Galena is quite large -(7 cm at the widest point), it has fantastic bright lusterous faces. The stepped form and a few "melted" zones are what help set this apart. From almost any other locality this would be FAR more expensive, but since Madan is currenly very productive this is a superb bargain and a wise investment!
Ferberite with Fluorite and Muscovite
stock #6.2-883
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
5.8 x 3.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $450


A superb and esthetic Yaoganxian combo piece! The ferberites are razor sharp, super lusterous and undamaged perfectly perched on gemmy glasslike purple fluorite and balls of well crystalized muscovite. Other than a corner cleave on one fluorite on the outer edge of the right side, this is pristine. For such delicate and slender crystals this is a rarity and certainly of competition caliber. The Ferberite looks a lot like more azurite at a glance it is so lusterous with the uncommon tabular habit.
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