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1219 specimens found
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Vesuvianite -hot pink cap
stock #17.AL-499
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $580
Winter 2016-17

An amazing color crystal from the golden years when the Jeffrey mine was producing the worlds best- and most colorful Vesuvianites. Electric purple-pink termination on a small but lustrous crystal. Contact and breakage on the back and underside but clean on the display side of the piece. This is one of the most rare and desirable colors. For anyone building a suite of Jeffrey Vesuvianites (in all imaginable colors) this intense piece is a must.
SOLD Pyrargyrite
stock #SOLD Alec-29-045
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
2.7 x 1.8 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

Lustrous "Ruby Silver" in a cluster of sharp crystals. Overall a bright silver color with flashes of ruby red color in strong light. Some contacts and bruises are present but many crystals are complete and very well formed. A nice example of this desirable Mexican Silver specie.
SOLD Beryl V Aquamarine with Albite
stock #SOLD 6.2-509
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
5.7 x 3.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A nice gemmy tabular Aquamarine crystal sits well exposed on an Albite matrix. This seems to be a twin but is likely a parallel growth. In very good condition, some very small chipping can be found on the backside but as the photos show it is not obvious. Vintage 2002 Mt Xuebaoding specimen found before mining was stopped.
Fluorite (tabular) w. Quartz & Calcite
stock #B16.1-036A
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
3 x 3 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Winter 2016-17

The recent finds at Cantera Llamas have provided some sweet, well formed tabular Fluorites that can be gem clear. This one is in super fine condition, bright, glass clear and colorless. Smaller Fluorites and quartz crystals form part of the matrix, the rest is a pale yellow scalenohedral Calcite. The main crystal shows also the "Asturias" style right angle inset with edge bevels all around. Choice.
Pyromorphite -
stock #16.1-170
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
7.4 x 3.9 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1475
Winter 2016-17

An strong impact display specimen undamaged and bright Pyromorphite from the earlier Daoping finds. This is the intense green Pyromorphite that looks like it is flourescent. Only a few places ever produced fine crystallized pyros with such strong color. Daoping had world class finds in 2000, 2002 and 2007. This piece is of that type, far better than average, it has dozens of lustrous sharp hoppered crystals that are undamaged.
Rhodochrosite on Fluorite with Goethite
stock #A-19-074
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
6.3 x 3.6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $375
Winter 2016-17

A choice small Rhodo specimen with nice color and in fine condition. The matrix is a dark Goethite that is covered with tiny colorless Fluorite crystals that look black due to the matrix showing through. The Rhodos are mostly scalenohedral with truncated tips some of them showing some "wheat sheaf" habit. Good coverage as well makes this a nice display piece.
Silver- Kongsberg type wire habit
stock #15.1-170
Kongsberg Silver mining district, Kongsberg
Buskerud, Norway
4.6 x 2.1 x 1 CM (miniature)
price: $875
Winter 2016-17

A single stout wire of native Silver showing the ropey textures that are typical of Kongsberg wires. Very nice patina and with some extra delicate offshoots, the thickest part of the wire is about 5mm. An attractive classic Kongsberg Silver.
Rhodochrosite -Rhomb habit with Fluorite and Pyrite
stock #Alec-22-11
Wudong mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh
Guizoh, China
3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $725
Winter 2016-17

A choice deep red Rhomb habit crystal with a small amount of Fluorite and Pyrite. This looks very much like a good Sweet Home Mine specimen but it is from the Wuton Mine. A small percentage of these were quite fine as seen here. Sharp, well formed, complete and undamaged this has a nice frosted surface showing etching surfaces. Choice and attractive but far less expensive than a comparable USA specimen. This quality has not been coming out in the past few years.
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