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1447 specimens found
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Topaz- Natural blue, classic locale
stock #A-30-005
St Annes Mine, Miami, Karoi District
Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
4.5 x 4 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $950
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine sharp blue Topaz crystal from the old classic St. Anne mine in Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). Especially clear and mostly gem grade throughout, the termination is complete with some complex pitting that shows geometric stepping and faces this may look like damage in photos but is not. The blocky habit is distinctive and has very lustrous faces, this is 5.2 CM across the diagonal, and weighs a stout 99.5 grams. Pre 1970 vintage but likely far older, these were at one time the worlds best natural, untreated blue topaz and few survived cutting. A choice specimen from this historic locale. In person the blue color is a little deeper than the photos show.
Erythrite - accicular form clusters
stock #17.1-681
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.4 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb, delicate and bright mass of slender crystals of Erythrite in exceptional condition. Sharp elongate crystals in radiating masses and loose sprays are densely packed on matrix. Not at all typical esthetics, this is a striking, attractive specimen. The worlds best Erythrite used to come from Bou Azzer, now rare to see in this quality level. Choice.
Quartz with Rutile and Chlorite phantom-
stock #16.1-172
Ganesh Himal
Samdong, Rosmua District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
7.6 x 3.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Pre Holiday 2017

A wild an complex Quartz that is both attractive and exotic. Very striking green phantom zones in an otherwise perfectly clear crystal. A transparent window near the bottom of the prism show the inner core loaded with golden and red Rutile needles. The exterior of the quartz has some bizzare growth structures and striations that are not typical at all. The termination also shows a hint of a scepter. The main prism is on a crystallized matrix and undamaged. From early finds at Ganesh Himal, a very fine "Himalayan" type quartz with unique features and strong display esthetics.
Andradite- highly lustrous crystal aggregate
stock #15.1-485
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture
Inner Mongolia Region, China
5.3 x 4.4 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Pre Holiday 2017

A bright, sharp and lustrous Garnet cluster from the early finds at Huanggang. In fine condition the individual Andradites are up to 1.5 CM though most are a bit smaller. The color is a deep mahogany brown that can look nearly black in some light. A choice small specimen from the now famous Inner Mongolian mineral belt.
Amethyst phantom with Apophyllite crystals
stock #17.1-086
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo region, Namibia
6 x 1.9 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine and unusual Brandburg type amethyst crystal in perfect condition, with the very rare addition of Apophyllite crystals on some faces. Classic and esthetic, this is the best example I have seen of this uncommon association. The Apophyllite is gem clear and sharp, most are doubly terminated and all are very lustrous. In the Quartz, movable internal bubbles (enhydro) are a nice bonus. The Goboboseb region has produced lots of Amethysts but the quality, esthetics, condition and the Apophyllites make this one stand out from the crowd. Choice.
Fluorite - zoned, classic yellow- purple
stock #17.1-AX-29=058
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.1 x 4.9 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Pre Holiday 2017

An American classic, sharp Fluorite with excellent color and form from the Minerva #1. Complex cubic stepping and hoppers on several faces and a few Chalcopyrite crystals add a nice accent. The Fluorite cubes are very sharp, in fine condition, colorful and translucent to transparent. Looks great from several angles and with backlighting is really dramatic. The photos here are NOT backlit so it looks as it will in a typical display without special lighting. Sadly such quality Illinois Fluorites are fast becoming rare and expensive. No damage except on the underside where it was attached, this is choice and clean on all display faces.
Beryl- Highly etched gem crystal
stock #17.1-296
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo region, Namibia
8.8 x 2.6 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500
Pre Holiday 2017

A very odd, beautiful and choice gem Beryl that reminds of the famed Ukrainian Heliodore, yet this is an Erongo specimen. In fine condition, all sides of this crystal are stepped and etched with complex, faceted faces. Close to 100 percent facetable gem grade transparency and 44 grams of green to yellowish color, like a midpoint between Aquamarine and Heliodore. We recently (2017) obtained this in Namibia where it was the best and largest of a single pocket. So far there seems to be no more. Doubly terminated (crudely) and in our experience, unique.
SOLD Quartz on blue Opal with Chrysocolla
stock #SOLD 17.1-300
Khorixas District prospect
Kunene Region, Namibia
6.7 x 3.7 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


A sparkling and intensely bright colored specimen from the one time blue Opal finds at Khorixas, Namibia. Layers of deep blue Opal and Chrysocolla are the base on which a bright quartz druse formed. Similar to the well known (and now highly valued) gem silica drusy of Chile and Arizona, but with a unique look and habit. An eye catching deep blue specimen in fine condition. This was a small deposit and nothing new has been found in a few years. Almost impossible to find any on the market now.
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