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1627 specimens found
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Pyrargyrite (ruby Silver) on Calcite
stock #Alec-12-559
Schlema, Erzgebirge
Saxony, Germany
4.7 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $385
Spring 2013

A dense cluster of shining crystals with some mixed sulphides sits on a crystallized calcite matrix. Color is fairly dark but good light on some areas picks up the expected red colors of the Pyrargyrite. The Calcites also have red inclusions that may be ruby silver too. Largest xls are about 4-5mm, many are damage free. The loupe also finds one very small elongated red crystal near the bottom that looks more like a Proustite. A good European classic location piece.
Cuprian Adamite
stock #Alec 9-097
Kamareza, Laviron Mines,
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
9.1 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring 2013

From one of the earth's oldest mineral localities this is a pretty, bright color densely crystallized plate of Cuprian Adamite. In outstanding condition, this thin plate hosts hundreds of perfect crystals. With 10x magification I can find only 2 tiny bumps. A classic locality piece with top color.
Fluorite -mult- color phantom
stock #A7-027-660
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
5 x 4.2 CM (miniature)
price: $325
Spring 2013

A very sharp, glassy lustrous cube cluster with distinctive zoning and good color. The great Annabel Lee Mine was one of the greatest Fluorite producers and its specimens were distinctive. The mine is long gone and no other location has quite the same look to it. This glows well with backlighting showing a rich yellow to orangy color core and a deep purple rim. Relatively pristine, the display face looks undamaged by naked eye but a carefull exam with loupe finds some very tiny chips, The back is incomplete as it was contacted byother crystals but it is not damaged. There is no matrix, quite esthetic.
Legrandite
stock #Alec-12-500
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.5 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring 2013

One of the most desirable rare minerals from Ojuela, Legrandite well displayed in a radiating burst of distinctive yellow. This is filling a shallow pocket in the gossan matrix,2.8 CM across. Several prismatic crystals are compleet here but there are several broken ones too (legrandite is especially brittle and and there are almost no specimens of any size without some damage). Despite the damage this is still well above average. None has been found for over 20 years now, this is an early piece last sold in the 1970s.
Datolite (faceted stone and rough crystal)
stock #JY-001
Lane Quarry Westfield
Massachusetts, United States
Crystal 2.3 x 1.9 CM, Stone 8x8 MM, 1.6 Carats (thumbnail)
price: $260
Spring 2013

A classic old locality! This is quite a nice and rare combo, from the Lane Quarry in Massachusetts. Cut and rough combo with a fine faceted stone of light yellow color and excellent clarity. Datolite is a rare gemstone and it is difficult to cut as the hardness varies in different orientations, but when done well they are brilliant! Datolites can have a dispersion greater than diamond. The crystal is bright, sharp and un-dinged on the display side, contacted on back and broken on the base, it displays well. Very uncommon to see a Massachusetts Datolite combo like this!
Datolite on Prehnite (optical grade gem crystals)
stock #JY-002
Lane Quarry Westfield
Massachusetts, United States
10.6 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $725
Tucson group

Impressive and a Northeastern US classic! Sharp, clear and bright gemmy Datolites up to 2.4 CM with selective faces colored a nice cognac hue sit on a contrasting green Prehnite. As esthetic as you can find, the main crystals are in perfect condition but non detracting damage is noted on a few smaller crystals and at the edges. Despite this it displays very well and is a striking specimen from this old locale.
Fluorite (complex cubo-octahedral)
stock #6.2-648
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.6 x 3.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $125
Spring 2013

An older (2001 vintage rather unusual form of fluorite from a location that was once prolific. We see almost nothing now from Xinghauling and this small find had unique esthetics. Excellent condition and color, displays well from every side, with bright luster.
Beryl (slender, tapered termination gem crystal)
stock #A7-056-693
Colatina
Espirito Santo, Brazil
4 x .5 CM (miniature)
price: $250
Spring 2013

From an old small find of these exotic, tapered habit gem beryls, this is a very nice, clean example. Excellent condition, with great texture, color and form, this is not a typical Beryl at all! Ex Larry White collection.
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