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SOLD Fluorite on Dolomite - Rare color, Walworth NY
stock #SOLD 18.1-240
Walworth Quarry - Walworth, Wayne County
New York, United States
3.3 x 2.7 x 2.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $350


Very rare yellow color Fluorite cube from Walworth, in perfect condition. Sharp, clear and lustrous, this is a good thumbnail with a small (8 MM) cube, but the color is very significant. Typically the Fluorites at this famed, classic quarry are blue, colorless or rarely a pale green. I have never seen another pure yellow cube and just 1 crystal with a yellow zone in a blue body. Collected by Les Hitchings in 1990, it has been in his collection since. The matrix is the typical Walworth vuggy Dolomite with small Calcite crystals and few small colorless Fluorites not easily seen. A Northeastern classic and a rare Fluorite.
Beryl var Emerald
stock #18.1-239
Carnaiba Mine, Pindobacu, Campo Formoso
Bahia, Brazil
2.3 x 1.5 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160


A flattened Emerald prism that is doubly terminated (crude at one end), translucent and has a few dark inclusions. From the Camp Formoso zone of Bahia, Brazil, this was in the Hitchings collection and came out over 20 years ago. This zone still produces some small Emeralds but much less often than in the past. On our r visit there last year we did not find a single good specimen to purchase, the mines seem to be minimally active. This is a good example of the style of Emerald from this region, and shows well the typical flattened hexagon form.
Xenotime - Y Radiating cluster well crystallized
stock #18.1-148
Novo Horizonte
Bahia, Brazil
3.7 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $290


An old specimen from Novo Horizonte of a very well crystallized Xenotime. This is a radiating cluster with no matrix, it is all Xenotime. Nearly every example we have seen is a single crystal or at most 2 crystals together. This radiating group has perhaps 30 terminated prisms. Largest crystals are 1.3 CM but most are smaller, the terminations are the square pyramidal habit and the color is a dark brown with some yellow highlights. Close exam at 10x magnification finds a few small chips that are not seen by naked eye, this is in exceptional condition for one of these.
Red Beryl on Rhyolite
stock #18.1-237
Wah Wah Mts, Beaver County
Utah, United States
1.6 x 1.2 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $590


A bright red thumbnail with rich color saturation and sharp form. The Beryl is translucent and in parts transparent. Doubly terminated (crudely on one end) the prism has a crack near the bottom that seems to be natural separation and the related chipping is not damage per se, the crystal is well anchored in this way to the matrix. Red Beryls (sometimes called red Emeralds) are still only found at this one locality and can be incredibly pricy. This a very good value for the specie.
Apatite (Fluorapatite)on Muscovite with Calcite
stock #15.1-1022-SM-4860
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
8.8 x 5.7 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $650


A superb example of the gem clear pink Apatites from the Xuebaoding mountain find of 2004. These Apatites are clustered in a chain nestled in a well crystalized vug of Muscovite. The edges of the specimen are also decorated with clusters of small clear Calcite crystals which are quite uncommon in this locale. We have handled several of these Apatites and this is one of the very best, the color and clarity are especially fine. Overall a very esthetic presentation, damage free and these Apatites are also vividly fluorescent.
Fluorite - cube with beveled edges
stock #18.1-236
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
2.5 x 2.2 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $280


Transparent cube, slightly elongated with beveled edges and light purple color. From the small digs at the Llamas site, this has both clear and lightly frosted faces, no damage but some contacts that can be seen through the cube from different angles. We are very impressed with the quality of these Fluorites, they are one of the best recent finds for the specie.
Topaz- gemmy doubly terminated crystals
stock #18.1-235
Thomas Mountains
Utah, United States
2.8 x 1.7 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240


Gem clear sharp Cognac color Topaz crystals from the prolific Thomas Mountains. This piece is much more clear than most we see from the locale and has the desirable light sherry or cognac color (depending on your preferences). Formerly in the Les Hitchings collection. A fine thumbnail in excellent condition and choice form, a Utah classic.
Zircon -large etched crystal
stock #18.1-234
Ratnapura
Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri-Lanka
5.2 x 3 x 2.2 (miniature)
price: $120


A doubly terminated crystal of Zircon with lustrous faces and classic form. From the Ratnapura district of Sri-Lanka, this is a dark red-brown under strong light but looks black in most conditions. Some well formed growth hillocks and rounded cavities add interest.
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