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1256 specimens found
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Fluorite- stepped Cubo-Octahedral with Pyrite etc.
stock #Alec 12-329
Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert
Karaganda Oblast (Qaragandy Oblysy), Kazakhstan
6.3 x 4.2 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $1450
new june 17

Super form showing epitaxial arrangements and a textbook structure in this esthetic Kazak Fluorite. Impressive and quite unlike any other sort of Fluorite from anywhere in the world. The main crystal is 4.8 CM across well perched at the top of a mixes mineral matrix. In excellent condition overall as seen though some cleaves are present with some crystal regrowth over those spots. Way better in person, this is a choice example from a find more than 2 decades ago and no longer seen on the market.
Covellite -iridescent crystals ex. Conklin
stock #16.1-507
Leonard Mine, 3800 foot level, Butte
MONTANA, United States
3.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 (miniature)
price: $280
new june 17

A fine, sharp, well crystallized Butte Covellite collected in Butte before 1966 by Paul Heissfeld. Comes with Heissfeld and Larry Conklin labels. Larry notes: An excellent mass of large crystals and no matrix. Classic form and habit, very good blue and gold iridescence amid the dark crystals. Covellite crystals of any size are rare and best known from just two localities, both long closed.
Serandite with Aegerine etc.
stock #Alec 16-477
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.8 x 3.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $550


Unusual habit with brilliant red-orange color and many gemmy crystals forming a very attractive Serandite from the great Mt St Hillaire. The largest crystal is 2.5 CM across and is a blocky style, but the smaller crystals show many different habits and terminations. Some of these are Bipyramids or have complex parallel prisms and multiple stepped terminations. The luster is excellent, the condition is overall quite fine there is a break on backside where removed and a few very small wilbers noted on minor crystals only seen with 10X magnification. Classic locale and specie, attractive and unusual.
Quartz -orange phantom
stock #16.1-732
Orange River, Namakwa
Karas Region, Namibia
7.3 x 7.5 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $325
new june 17

A very unusual Orange River Quartz, with the center piece being a doubly terminated crystal with a sharp deep colored phantom and clear exterior. The matrix is also crystallized quartz with additional phantoms but more pale in color. Ex. Heini Saultau collection, this is in excellent condition with the dark phantom crystal well presented.
Realgar on Calcite
stock #Alec 19-309
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan, China
9 x 7.9 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new june 17

Brilliant red and gemmy crystals of Realgar are growing from a cluster of phantom Calcite crystals from Shimen. This mine produced many of the very best Realgar specimens ever found, they have the brightest luster and the color is excellent. This specimen has been kept in the dark for more than 10 years since found so it is has a fresh unfaded look. In fine condition, the Calcite makes an excellent contrast and a also has a few bit of Realgar inside. A classic Chinese combination that is now quite rare on the market in this quality.
Epidote
stock #8 AE-923
Hachupa (Hashupi). Shigar Valley, Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.6 x 4.3 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
new june 17

Sharp, gemmy undamaged and esthetic as well,this is a fine epidote showing a good olive green color. Looks a lot like a classic Austrian specimen but it is from Shigar. Display equally well from either side, a really great value for a good alpine style piece.
Vesuvianite -compound prism
stock #17.AL-514
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
3 x .8 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $380
new june 17

A nice classic Jeffrey mine Vesuvianite with fine color, good transparency and a very glassy luster. No damage seen by naked eye and even under 10X magnification. The main crystal is formed with a smaller prism alongside that is separately terminated.
Spessartine on Muscovite
stock #Alec- 14-337
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.7 x 4 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $880
new june 17

Superb glassy garnets arranged in parallel or epitaxial stack making a wonderful natural sculpture. Perched on Muscovite crystals the Spessartine is very lustrous and in fine condition. Displays well from several angles, this was collected almost 25 years ago. Eyecatching and esthetic.
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