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1280 specimens found
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Rhodochrosite - gem Scalenohedral
stock #17.1-327
Hotazel Mine, Kalahari Mg Field
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.2 x 1.9 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $825


Superb color and unusual variation on form, this is a rich thumbnail of glass clear brilliant Rhodo. The good South African Rhodochrosites have not been found for some time and they are considered some of the greatest ever discovered. This shows why these are so coveted, the color is incredibly intense. The crystals are dominantly scalenohedral but have some variations that are quite a bit more complex. An older specimen this is fine condition as seen. All of the crystals are fully transparent, much more so than the photos show. Choice.
Kyanite-clasic locale, gemmy complete crystal
stock #13.1-351
Yellow Mountoun Mine - Spruce Pine - Mitchell Co.
North Carolina, United States
3.5 x 1.4 x .5 CM (miniature)
price: $350


A very fine, perfect old Spruce Pine, NC Kyanite ex Warren Johannsen collection. Warren obtained this in 1937 by trade. The crystal is doubly terminated, complete all around, undamaged and has excellent color with many gem clear zones. Classic, colorful and even better in person.
Sphalerite- "Rubyjack" on quartz with Galena
stock #4.2-391
Shuikoushan Lead Zinc Mine, Changning, Hengyang Pref.
Hunan, China
6 x 4.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $325


Perfect Sphalerite crystal perched atop a rolling matrix of druzy quartz and a few Galenas. Bright translucent to transparent crystal that can glow red with backlighting. Older specimen from 2003 finds at Shuikoushan, this one is especially choice, three dimensional and esthetic. The bottom and back are sawn from when this was being removed from the host rock. Sits well for display at several angles. No damage.
Cerussite- gem crystals on Conichalcite with Mimetite
stock #17.1-338
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750


A killer thumbnail with several perfect gem clear Cerussites on a contrasting green Conichalcite. A few of the Cerussites have the yellow crust that is usually identified as Mimetite but a few similar pieces turned out to be Hedyphane, this one has not been tested. The arrangement and esthetic construction is first rate. By naked eye this is pristine and undamaged, but one small contact/chip is seen with good magnification. Since Cerussite is so fragile the condition is extraordinary. I would rate this as strong competition quality and certainly better in person.
Smithsonite with Cerussite and Calcite
stock #17.1-333
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290


This specimen is one of a kind, a unique Tsumeb oddity with great esthetics. An elongated, gemmy crystal of Smithsonite rises from a gossan matrix and hosts a few gem clear smokey Cerussites. The Smithsonite shows signs of being a compound crystal with parallel growth but a single termination. The Cerussites and a tiny part of the Smithsonite (only seen with magnification) are chipped but this is on the "back" not visible on display, the front and side view are pristine undamaged. Tiny Calcites with some odd habits are also scattered on the matrix. The crazy composition of this specimen is typical of why so many collectors love Tsumeb minerals.
SOLD Zircon- gemmy crystals in Quartz
stock #SOLD 17.1-418
Oktyabrskii Massif, Mariupolskii, Azov Sea Region
Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
2.6 x 2.5 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $220


A series of Zircon crystals with glass-like luster are well exposed from a Quartz matrix. The largest crystal is 2 CM in diameter, and all are translucent to transparent. . Overall in fine shape, strong magnification finds a few very small bruises not seen by naked eye. A nice example for this rather little known locale, and just a nice Zircon from anyplace.
Peridote / Forsterite - melted look gem crystal
stock #8-AE-846
Sapat Gall, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District
Kyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.3 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $80


Classic habit, deep color and melted style surface on a small Gem Peridot. The condition is undamaged and a good value. The Sapat finds of Pakistan have provided many nice specimens, small ones like this are still quite affordable.
Vanadinite on Barite
stock #15.1-400
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.8 x 2.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350


Vanadinite with outstanding intense color and bright luster set on contrasting white Barite blades. This combination is the least common and the most desirable. These specimens are laboriously dug without power tools by small teams in cramped artisenal mines and require years of labor to reach a good pocket. Choice and in excellent condition, Vanadinite of this high quality is one of the best mineral values available today. The color is hard to appreciate on a computer, in person it is brilliant.
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