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1282 specimens found
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Smithsonite -historic blue green nodule
stock #ALEC-35-112 (1095)
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
7.5 x 5.1 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Spring 2017

From the noted collection of Wallace Gould Levison, purchased by him in 1893 from an even older collection obtained by HG Diserow, seemingly pre 1870. Classic translucent Smithsonite from Laurium with fine blue green color, sawn and lightly polished. A photocopy of Levisons handwritten catalog entry page for this specimen is supplied with the piece. Levison was an important Victorian era US collector, inventor (first patent for a movie camera, UV mineral systems etc.) and prolific author.
Chalcedony- purple Stalactitic finger
stock #17.1-134
Mumuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province
Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
5.5 x 2 x 1.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2017

An impressive, perfect purple stalactitic Chalcedony finger with wet luster that is viewable on all sides, a 360 degree piece. The exciting new finds of Indonesian Chalcedony or grape agate has been big news in the mineral world. We looked through literally tons of material but found just a few perfect, complete, colorful and sculptural pieces. This one is from that top .001 percent, pristine and pretty.
Amethyst -Siamese twin scepters
stock #17.1-135
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
2.4 x .8 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $520
Spring 2017

A killer thumbnail of conjoined scepters with amazing form and perfection. The scepter heads have many tiny inclusions that look like rutile but could be lepidocrocite or similar material. The delicate purple color is softly zoned and all is fully transparent. No damage, from recent finds at Karur, we are very active seeking good materials from this locality, it has great potential but produces very few fine pieces like this. Exceptional for the locale or from anyplace. Choice, esthetic and really unusual.
Rhodochrosite- gemmy crystals on Sulphide finger
stock #17.1-136
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
4.5 x 2.1 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $3400
Spring 2017

As fine as it can get! Perfect crystals of gem clear Rhodochrosite studding a slender finger of Sulphide matrix which gives great contrast. Elegant crystal arrangement with top color and luster, simply a top miniature specimen that is 360 degrees viewable. The terminations of the Rhodos are all quite perfect too, even under strong magnification. Clearly a fine competition grade miniature. Ex M. Budil, F Gaboury, from a find at Uchucchacua, Peru in 1999. It is incredible that even with this many crystals the specimen is still perfect and undamaged.
Willemite -red to pink crystal in Calcite
stock #Alec12-581
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $285
Spring 2017

A nice classic Franklin, New Jersey Willemite crystal well exposed on Calcite. Vivid fluorescence, sharp prism faces and not acid etched out of the matrix (which was usually done but looks melted and is less desirable). The crystal is typically crude and slightly rounded on some edges with natural cracks but no repairs.
Beryl v. Aquamarine with Rutile on Clevelandite
stock #Alec 19-182
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.5 X 4.4 X 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $560
Spring 2017

An older, quite attractive Pakistani Beryl that is almost has a Heliodore hue but not quite. The two prisms are well terminated and have an unusual melted look . There is Rutile as well in several spots. Attractive arrangement, no breaks or repairs.
Apophyllite (disco ball habit) on Stilbite
stock #Alec 21-022
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District,
Maharashtra, India
8.6 x 6.6 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Spring 2017

Probably the most desirable and rarest form of the mineral Apophyllite is the so called disco ball habit. Originally found some years ago while digging a well in Rahuri, these created a sensation. More recently a nearby well yielded a smaller find, all quickly sold. This specimen is from the first well, collected by the Maki family. Excellent esthetics with glass clear undamaged crystals, with two separate radiating hemispheres (over 3.5 CM) nicely perched on the crystallized matrix. A choice example.
Barite - Included by Malachite
stock #Alec-19-258
Likasi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.1 X 5 X 4 CM (miniature)
price: $520
Spring 2017

Clear Barite crystals with some blebs and wisps of bright green Malachite inside and on the prisms. from the great Shaba Crescent area, this is a nice example. As is typical for this locale, magnification shows several bruises but most of the main crystals are in reasonable clean condition. Though not right for a perfectionist, this is still a good display specimen and these are no longer coming out from the Congo.
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