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1447 specimens found
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Andradite var. Demantoid, Gem crystals with color change
stock #17.1-006
Antetezambato, Maherivaratra, Ambanja District
Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
6.5 x 4.9 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
Spring 2017

Top color and luster, bright sparkling gem Garnets are perched on a contrasting matrix of micro Garnets from white to pale green. In perfect condition damage wise, this is far better in person as the crystals are more brilliant than can be photographed. The color change from daylight to incandescent is also quite striking, daylight (or good led lighting) brings out an intense apple green as seen, the last photo shows the color by incandescent lighting. We searched out and examined a lot of the best Demantoids from Madagascar and only a few we consider great values. This is one that stands out.
Fluorite with epitaxial Calcite
stock #Alec-15-270
Dongpo Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzohou prefecture
Hunan, China
10.5 x 7.8 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $670
Spring 2017

Like snow on mountains, Fluorite crystals with sharp phantoms are selectively coated with Calcite rhombs. Ex. Shields Flynn collection, a choice display piece from the little known Dongpo Mine. In excellent condition overall, the only damage is unseen at the bottom outer edges where this was attached, the Fluorites and Calcite are pristine. Some cubes show complex corner modifications that are distinctive for this mine. Not the usual Chinese Fluorite!
Calcite
stock #13.1-118
Mine 884, Leiping, Guiyang County, Chenzoh Prefecture
Hunan, China
3.6 x 2.5 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $330
Spring 2017

A perfect toenail of incredible gem clear Calcite from the finds in 2000 in Leiping. This find was huge news in the mineral world because the Calcites were so much like the prized 18-19th century British specimens. This find too has been finished and these are already modern classics. Far better than the photos show -top luster, glass clear transparency and textbook perfect form. A tiny bit of Hematite is noted on the matrix.
Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #Alec-21-043
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
3.2 x 2.9 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $300
Spring 2017

A classic, fine Rowley mine Wulfenite with brilliant orange crystals scattered on bright Mimetite. A delicate piece with great luster it is remarkably undamaged and pristine. From the "last gasp" mining of 2 years ago, the locale is now shut down and will likely never be re-opened. A great American classic locality, the Wulfenites from here are like no others and immediately recognizable. Small but very choice.
Scheelite- on recrystallized Quartz with Fluorite.
stock #Alec 12-404
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
7.6 x 5.5 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2017

A very unusual Yaogangxian specimen with the matrix a flattened Quartz shard that has recrystallized with one face coated with these clear Scheelites, the opposite side is dusted with clear tiny Fluorites. In fine condition, the Scheelites are bright and glassy, micro pyrites are seen on some Scheelite crystals. Formerly in the Shields Flynn collection, this is quite choice (and certainly not typical) for this famed locale. Attractive.
Barite on Rhodochrosite
stock #Alec-27-248
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Huanuco Department, Peru
4.4 x 2.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $160
Spring 2017

Glass clear Barite blades in perfect condition sitting on crystallized pink Rhodochrosite. From the prolific finds at Cerro Warihuyn, which produced some of the best Barites found in decades- esthetic, attractive and very affordable. There are a lot of these on the market but this is well above the average miniature, way better in person. The locality is supposedly almost exhaused, which will be a great loss to the mineral world!
Hemimorphite- Finger like growth
stock #16.1-628
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
4.8 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $475
Spring 2017

An exceptionally esthetic botryoidal growth of Hemimorphite with a rich blue green color. Looks a lot like a Smithsonite. This is in undamaged condition, has perfect wet-look luster and a coating of micro clear Hemimorphite crystals to add a little sparkle. Wenshan has become a world class producer of Hemimorphite but this habit is not at all typical, a very choice miniature.
Quartz - Herkimer-like habit
stock #10.1-487
Cong Ly
Hunan, China
6.3 x 4.2 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2017

Very sharp and perfectly transparent, this sizable prism has a slightly smoked hue. We obtained a few of these in China almost 15 years ago, the exact location itself was not visited but the miners who sold these called it Cong Ly, they indicated it was not a true mine but a hillside. We have never seen any exactly like these since then. I would love to find this locality today! The bottom as seen has a break and contact where it was removed but the prism and termination are perfect undamaged by naked eye. Only with 20X magnification can I find a few micro bruises but no chips. A pretty Quartz that has both an alpine look and a Herkimer like habit.
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