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1282 specimens found
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SOLD Spessartine on Orthoclase crystals
stock #SOLD 16.1-178
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian, China
6.8 x 4.4 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A perfect cluster of Orthoclase crystals are fully encased by bright orange Spessartine crystals. Striking and an excellent specimen from the famed Tongbei finds. The original shape of the Orthoclase is seen clearly but made far more attractive by the gem my garnets that cover all the faces. In perfect condition and far above average quality. As this area begins to shut down such fine pieces will be even more treasured.
Inesite with Quartz, Hubetite etc.
stock #16.1-174
Fengjiashan Mine (Daye Copper Mine), Edong District, Daye County, Huangs
Hubei, China
7.2 x 7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Winter 2016-17

A fine Chinese Inesite from the Daye mine (Fenguashian Mine). Great esthetic with a very delicate, perfect standing spray of Inesite on top of a matrix of smaller Inesite, Quartz and Hubeite crystals. Excellent form and color, this has the richest red-orange hue that is most desirable. Not much has been found in recent years and little of that has good form or color. An impressive specimen for the mineral and for the locale.
Dioptase (well crystallized for type locality)
stock #15.1-945- (SM1939)
Altyn-Tyube, Kirghiz Steppes
Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
6.8 x 4.5 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $690
Winter 2016-17

A bright, striking Dioptase with sizable, perfect emerald green crystals on a etched matrix. From Altyn-Tyube, this is of exceptional quality for that location, and in fact is a choice specimen from anyplace else too. Sharp perfect crystals to 1.3 CM long are clustered in a sizable mass, a few micro tufts of Malachite are also note. Most Altyn-Tyube pieces have much less visual impact.
Cuprite Var. Chalcotrichite with Smithsonite. Dolomite etc.
stock #15.1-430
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
4 x 3.4 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $285
Winter 2016-17

A neat Tsumeb oddity! A large "blob" of Chalcotrichite composed of tiny hairlike crystals and masses that has a vug in its middle holding Dolomite crystals. A few small cuprian Smithsonite crystals are a nice accent on the matrix. Tsumeb is famed for the rare but beautiful Chalcotrichite included in carbonate minerals (ie. inside calcite or Cerussite) but I have never seen a crystallized carbonate mineral included in Chalcotrichite!
Rhodonite -well crystallized, classic specimen, unusual locale
stock #15.1-1024-(SM-2208)A
Harstigen, Pajsberg (Persberg)
Varmland, Sweden
8.4 x 6 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
Winter 2016-17

An incredible Swedish Rhodonite with excellent color, sharp crystals and fine pedigree. Ex University of Chicago collection with original label noting this was a donation by George English, likely well over 100 years ago. Several crystal lined vugs are on the matrix, the largest being 5.5 CM across. Some broken crystals are noted but not very evident without magnification, overall the condition is quite good especially given the age of this piece. From a small but noted old Iron mine, there are some tiny orange garnet crystals (likely Grossular), Diopside and an unidentified black mineral in the mix. We have not seen another with such good esthetics and the color is a rich red and not the typical pink.
Chrysoberyl (Alexandrite) -twined sixling habit crystal
stock #13.1-071
Carnaiba Mine, Pindobacu, Campo Formosa
Bahia, Brazil
4.2 x 3.8 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Winter 2016-17

A distinct, dark green sixling twin crystal on matrix from Campo Formosa. This flat habit star twin is complete and in very good condition as seen. With strong light translucent and clear areas are seen but overall this is opaque. A sizable crystal this is 4 CM across and has classic form. Some slight color change can be seen with daylight versus incandescent. These are no longer being found as of our last trip to Bahia (2016). This specimen is from finds in 2011.
Elbaite on Lepidolite
stock #13.1-339
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.8 x 2.4 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Winter 2016-17

A colorful jumble of green Elbaite crystals offset by bits of purple Lepidolite. Very nice luster, moderate damage as seen on some crystals keeps this a very affordable specimen.
SOLD Babingtonite with Prehnite etc.
stock #SOLD 13.1-348
Roncari Quarry, East Granby, Hartford County
Connecticut, United States
3.4 x 2.2 x 1.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A killer small miniature from the Roncari Quarry, which is not well known for Babingtonites. A perfect, sharp and very lustrous doubly terminated crystal sits on mint green Prehnite. The Traprock quarries along the Connecticut river are classic localities for Zeolites, Calcites, Datolites and Babingtonite. The Roncari quarry only rarely produced Babingtonite, mostly small, blocky and dull. The rare exceptions however can be very esthetic and this piece is unusually fine for the location, distinctly different from the recent Chinese Babingtonite habits. A nice American classic.
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