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1447 specimens found
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Apatite CaF (Fluorapatite) on Muscovite
stock #18.-AX-18-023
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Northern Areas, Pakistan
3 x 2.7 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $750
Spring update

Classic Chumar style pink Apatite with a sharp, gemmy crystal well positioned on minimal matrix. Super glassy luster and good transparency. The front display surface is in excellent condition, there is contacting on the back/ underside but no breakage. Presents well. Ex Sal Avella, these have become quite scarce in this better quality.
Galena on Dolomite
stock #18.AX-7-417-(618)
Buick Mine, Bixby, Vibernum Trend, Iron County
Missouri, United States
4.9 x 2.4 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $130
Spring update

A choice miniature Galena with classic habit cubo-octahedral crystals from the Buick mine. Displays perfectly, no damage and with an esthetic composition. This is an older specimen 1970 vintage ex. Larry White collection. This mine has been prolific and has produced many types and habits of Galena which are modern classics. These are excellent values especially when perfect like this.
SOLD Wulfenite on Mimetite
stock #SOLD 17.1-167
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
1.9 x 1.3 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Spring update

Small but impressive, colorful and choice thumbnail from the last workings of the Rowley mine. A perfect "windowpane" Wulfenite crystal dominates a sparkling mass of bright red Mimetite crystals. in exceptional condition as seen, the color and luster make this jump on display despite the small size. It seems this mine will never again be worked and it is a pity as it was an incredible source for distinctive Wulfenites like this that are unlike any others known on the planet.
Axinite (Fe) etched gem crystal
stock #17.1-890
Khaplu, Ghanche District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.9 x 3.5 x .7 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Spring update

A choice gemmmy clear tabular Axinite single crystal with etched edges and sharp centers. Especially glassy luster with elegant growth patterns etced in the lage flat faces. From the Ganchu district in Gilgit area, Pakistan, this was a small but wonderful find. The color in most lighting is a root beer brown with highlights of yellow-orange to red-purple. Somewhat dichroic as well, this changes color and darkens in Polarized light or even when rotated in from of a computer monitor. In fine condition the outer edge may look rough in the photos but it is all complexly recrystallized and etched in a delicate pattern. Distinctly different from Axinites from most other locales, this is an excellent Alpine specimen.
Grossular on Diopside - classic USA locale
stock #16.1-539
Belvidere Mountain, Belvidere/ Eden Mills Quarries, Lowel and Eden, Lamo
Vermont, United States
5.5 x 4.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $340
Spring update

A classic style Belvidere mountain (Eden Mills) Garnet on Diopside and Calcite matrix. The main crystal is 1 cm across and sharp, glassy and a fine red-orange color. This long closed location is legendary for these Grossular which are now quite scarce in good quality piece. A few smaller Grossular and some remains of damaged crystals are also on the matrix, but the primary visual feature is the well exposed main crystal. Gemmy and choice.
SOLD Rose Quartz - exotic form w. hollow hexagonal crystal structure
stock #SOLD 7.1-891
Rose Quartz Crystal Locality (Pegmatite 24, Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
4.2 x 2.1 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $0


Absolutely bizzare yet quite esthetic, this Maine specimen comes from a small recent pocket dug by Mike Oniell. A few unusual habits were in this find this piece to my eye the oddest by far. The form is hard to describe, it is a ring formed of small individual crystals and wide flat crystal walls that are the exterior of a hollow hexagonal form. A bit differnt from the more better known circular rings or "lips" that are also very odd and rare. The center of the hexagonal wall is a hollow void with a single clear Quartz termination tucked inside. Nice color, delicate form in fine condition and with typical pegmatite matrix. The Rose Quartz of this classic area (first zone where crystals were found) can take some odd habits and this one is certainly unique
SOLD Jasper Pseudomorph after Barite rosette -Old find
stock #SOLD 17.1-889
Fruita, Mesa County
Colorado, United States
2.9 x 2.7 x 2.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Pre Holiday 2017

A rare old Colorado classic Pseudomorph specimen from Mesa County, Colorado. From the Collection of the late Dr. Warren Johannson, he obtained this in trade with Amherst College in the mid 1930s. Old label attached dates this to 1910 vintage, but it may be older still. The red Jasper has fully replaced the individual Barite crystals perfectly in this rosette cluster. In fine condition, complete all around. Almost impossible to find now, choice.
Fluorite on Quartz -Fine Octahedral crystals
stock #17.1-658
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas district
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
6.2 x 3.6 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Pre Holiday 2017

Very sharp transparent and bright green Octahedral Fluorites are in an esthetic cluster. The main crystal is very well isolated and absolutely perfect which is quite rare. The matrix is all crystallized milky quartz that makes a good contrast with the Fluorites. Riemvasmaak octahedrons are highly respected and among the worlds best, they have been found sporadically for about 10 years, currently there is no new production. Choice pieces of this quality can be very expensive, however, this is especially reasonable from the last good finds in 2014.
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