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1282 specimens found
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Silver- Spinel twin crystals, wires etc
stock #17.1-362
Beaver Mine, Cobalt, Timiskaming District
Ontario, Canada
7.9 x 6.5 x 5.4 (cabinet)
price: $480


A very rich, well crystallized and nearly pure Silver specimen. Like a sandwich the matrix forms the "bread" holding a fat 3.3 CM thick vein of silver. Crystals and wires protrude from the mass up to 2.5 CM and distinct Spinel twins reach up to 1.7CM. Nice patina and form. The bottom edge (as I see it)is flat where it was sawn or cut from matrix, otherwise this is perfectly natural and undamaged. From the collection of Les Hitchings, obtained by trade in 1968. His notes attribute this to Beaver mine which seems right for the habits and form but the label is not really clear on this attribution. A rich and choice old Silver from Cobalt no matter which mine.
Cerussite on Barite
stock #A-12-481
Mibladen Mine, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $135


One of the best values in todays mineral market are the Cerussites on orange Barite from Mibladen. This is a especially fine example with no damage, transparent and complete Cerussite crystals and a nice composition. Compared with a similar Cerussite from any other locale, these are super inexpensive and a good value. This specimen is quite above average with no issues or detractions.
Prehnite on Quartz
stock #17.1-695
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo region, Namibia
9.7 x 7.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $180


Balls of crystallized Prehnite (up to 2.5 CM) in perfect condition are set on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A few Quartz crystals have breaks but most are undamaged. From the Goboboseb mountains better known for their great Amethysts, this is a bright, colorful and lustrous piece in person.
Fluorapatite (Apatite CaF) classic locale
stock #17.1-694
Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite District, Auburn
Maine, United States
2 x 1.3 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330


A classic and esthetic Pulsifer Apatite with the distinctive habit crystals. From the vintage Terry Szenics mining project, there is minimal matrix here, mostly all purple Apatite with some minor Lepidolite. Much better than average with very good form and naked eye appeal but this is not a specimen for perfectionists. There is some edge wear and smaller crystals are chipped or broken on the base area. The price reflects this but still the overall quality is far better than typical. These Apatites are legendary, now very scarce in this level of quality.
Anglesite
stock #17.1-693
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
2.1 x 1.3 x .8CM (thumbnail)
price: $180


A transparent Tsumeb Anglesite crystal with the look of a Moroccan specimen. Smokey cognac color and zoning a well as unknown inclusions add a nice look to this crystal. On close inspection the association of Chalcocite and Posnakite micros and the unusual face coatings confirm that this is from Tsumeb. Glassy and sharp, there is some light edge bruising but the crystal is complete and terminated. A less common form and habit this is an early vintage piece much better in person.
SOLD Wulfenite with Dolomite -Classic
stock #SOLD 17.1-692
Tsumeb
Otavi-Bergland district, Oshikoto, Namibia
3.2 x 1.7 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A perfect killer Wulfenite crystal with textbook form and butterscotch color nicely perched on Dolomite. Esthetic composition, great luster and sharp multistepped striations help make this a competition grade thumbnail. From Tsumeb mine of course where there were so many amazing variations on Wulfenites found over the years. This type with Dolomite came from a single zone or pocket many years ago and has been one of the most desirable variations.
SOLD Fluorite- Gem clear with Phantom
stock #SOLD 17.1-691
Stoneco Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding County
Ohio, United States
6 x 4.9 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0


A superb modern classic Fluorite from Auglaize Quarry in Ohio, USA. This has the rare perfection and fine esthetics that is almost never available. A single sharp transparent cube with a deep purple phantom core is nicely perched in a shallow pocket in a blocky matrix. These Ohio Fluorites are usually not large but they can be brilliant with a lot of visual impact. This one is exceptional for the locale and a fine Fluorite from anyplace.
Rosasite with Calcite rosettes
stock #A-4 243
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
8.8 x 6.6 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $975


Colorful and choice, this is a striking specimen. Velvety Rosasite on a gossan matrix is decorated with bladed Calcite crystals some of which form Rose like structures. The Calcite range from glass clear when small to milky whitein the larger blades. Several are twinned and the whole composition is very fine. The condition is excellent for such a delicate piece, there is a single cleave and very minor chips to be found on a careful exam but in a normal display nothing is noticeable. This is the best example of this find and habit I have seen, from 2013. The Calcites are mostly thin flattened rhombs or flattened hexagons with sharp, transparent or translucent edges. Far better in person.
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