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1282 specimens found
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Hausmannite pseudo after Manganite
stock #8.1-224
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $500


A remarkable piece from the legendary classic Manganite locality of Ilfeld, this piece has many fine, large crystals to 3.4 CM in size standing out from the matrix and showing the Manganite form perfectly. Collected from a rediscovered 15th century dump and adit area in 2006, the site is now closed and only a small number of specimens were recovered. A fantastic Psuedomorph, a fine Ilfeld piece and a great bit of mineral history, this is a "black rock" with a lot of class and form!
Garnet (Andradite -Topazolite)
stock #AC-095
Montaju Mine, Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Torino
Piedmont, Italy
5.4 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $90


A bright and well crystalized garnet plate with many translucent dark orange - yellow crystals up to .7 CM covering the surface. In good conditiion overall but with some contacted and damaged crystals as seen in the photos.
Fluorite
stock #6.2-758
Xianghuapu Mine, Linwu, Chenzhou District
Hunan, China
6 x 5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $225


Fast becoming a classic, these are glass clear modified cubes ((cubo-octhedral faces) from the 2004-5 finds at Xinghuapu. By naked eye this is damage free, but with magnification some minor chips can be found, this display well with just a sliver of matrix. This find was prolific and so many good pieces were found that the price was far lower than any other locale. It is now recognized as one of the top discoveries ever made and there is much less of this type to be found on the market. This one has the old price on it, this will be worth far more as the supply dries up.
Celestite (Barian Celestine)
stock #AC 313
Girgenti
Sicily, Italy
9.7 x 7.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $325


A beautiful glassy spray of powder blue crystals radiating upward from a massive base. This is a very old specimen from the classic Sulfur locality that has been mined for many centuries. This type of celestite with the blue color has sometimes been labeled as Barite but often on analysis is found to be Celestite with some Barium, The piece is attractive despite chips and damage to a few crystals. Very uncommon to find material this attractive on the market, the blue color is especially desirable.
Epidode and Apatite (Fluorapatite) on Byssolite
stock #8.1-304 AC
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachal Valley
Salzburg, Austria
9 x 6.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $125


From the most famous of Epidote localities this is a cabinet sized crystalized example. This is NOT a pristine, perfect piece, since great specimens of this sort can be incredibly expensive, this one is very affordable. Many epidode crystals are broken but some prisms are 2 CM in length, witha few clear apatites scattered in the mix. Some artfull trimming could improve this if desired but it is offered as is. A good reference piece with an old Shortmann label it was priced at $7.50 in the 1950's which was a sizable sum then!
Twinned Calcite on Sphalerite
stock #8.1-270
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
12 x 10 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250


Perfect jewel-like amber cognac color calcites (largest is 7.7 CM) set on a dark red to black matrix of crystalized sphalerite. No damage and only one tiny contact on one of the smaller calcites, this is a pristine piece that has top notch luster. The main crystal is the sort of twin sometimes described as a "frog" where one half of the twinned pair develops selectively and makes a froglike crystal. An Elmwood classic that is far better than you could usually expect in this price range.
SOLD Spessartine (Garnet group)
stock #SOLD 8.1-302 AC
Santa Rosa
California, United States
2.8 x 2.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


An old collection item labeled Santa Rosa that is composed of deep red-purple garnets oriented together ina geometric cluster. I can not find much information on this locality but a single vague reference for Santa Rosa of Sonoma County has been noted as a source of Spessartine. This looks very much like some garnets that are classic for the San Diego area pegmatites but the stacking is rather unusual. Based on the provenance I am inclined to believe the label is accuarate. The piece itself is attractive, in good but not perfect condition. There is slight chipping and edgewear but overall this still looks fine and has a good glow as well.
Smithsonite
stock #8.1-300
Moresnet, (Altenberg) Kelmis, Plombieres-Vielle Montagne, Verviers
Liege Province, Belgium
4.6 X 4.4 CM (miniature)
price: $300


A fine antique specimen from an old German collection of the 1700's. A small but well crystallized crust of sparkling yellow - orange smithsonite covers this matix. Magnification shows sharp rhombs dominate the crust and despite the age of the piece there is minimal damage. Comes with a hand painted label typical for the period. A very nice addition for a Smithsonite suite, German collection or just for historic interest!
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