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1447 specimens found
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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.
Beryl v. Emerald
stock #8.1-387
Coscuez Mine
Boyaca, Colombia
6.2 x 4.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $2900


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!
SOLD Dioptase
stock #SOLD 11.1-39 W
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.5 x 4.2 CM (miniature)
price: $0


This specimen has some super sharp, large and brilliant dioptase crystals on it. Classic Tsumeb, the main crystal is huge, 2.3 CM across and glasslike with super color. The matrix is calcite and dioptase which could be trimmed to make a killer thumbnail, but the specimen is quite attractive as is. Contacted and rough on the backside and edges, the main crystals are quite good however. A very good large crystal for the price!
Calcite enclosing Hematite (2 generations)
stock #11.1-37W
Santa Eulalia, Aguiles Serdan
Chihuahua, Mexico
7.5 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $360


From a small find in the 1970's this calcite is very esthetic and colorful. The matrix is a sparkling white to light yellow druse of Calcite covered with hills of deep red to black drusy crystals. A single later generation clear crystal is perched on one side and all is well arranged and eyecatching. A very pretty display quality specimen that is uncommon, unusual, undamaged and still affordably priced.
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.
Mimetite Var Campylite (rare chain crystal)
stock #11.1-W04
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumbria, England
4.1 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $380


A rare variation of the classic British Campylite from Dry Gill, this small, esthetic piece features a curved chain of mimetite crystals. Lustrous and in excellent condition damagewise, the chain has a central hollow canal running its length. The matrix also hosts small botroidal crystals of yellow, green and orange mimetite. A fine small miniature!
Demantoid (var Andradite) gemmy green garnet
stock #11.1-04W
Tubussis 22 Farm
Erongo region, Namibia
4.4 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $650


A cluster of intergrown, rich deep green gem crystals perched on a crystalline matrix. From the major find made in 2006, these were quickly absorbed into the market and disappeared. A very esthetic example of this uncommon variant, the largest crystal is 1.5 cm and is perched on other crystals. Far better in person! These show complex, lustrous faces and are undamaged.
Grossular (gemmy yellow garnet)
stock #11.1-W01
Handan Prefecture
Hubei, China
7 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $440


A pure mass of gemmy lustrous yellow garnets crystals densely packed together with no matrix. This is a recent find (2010)from the area that has in the past produced both grossular and vesuvianite, but not in this form! This is the best example I have seen so far. Showy glass-like sparkling crystals up to 1.3 cm (average about 4-7 mm) are jammed together as an intergrown mass. Most crystals are complete without damage but several have signs of contacting and a few small points show chipping with magnification. By naked eye this displays very well.
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