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Caledonite, Linarite etc with Leadhillite (type locale)
stock #15.1-534
Leadhills, South Lanarkshire
Strathclyde, Scotland
5.3 x 3.6 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $560
Spring 2017

A sizable and colorful old specimen of Caledonite with crystals to 4mm mixed in a massive, platy mass. The matrix is a mass of Leadhillite and altered galena and hosts areas of other Lead species including Pyromorphite, Linarite etc. While several crystals are reasonably sharp and transparent when magnified , the overall look is a "melted", opaque appearance. Leadhills is the type locale for both Leadhillite and Caledonite, this is a particularly good coverage and size.
Prehnite -sharply crystalized
stock #A-16-480
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $330
Spring 2017

A textbook form presented in a cluster of sharp crystals. Well crystallized prismatic Prehnite is quite rare and the best in the world are from old finds at the Jeffrey mine. This specimen is perfect by naked eye with only very tiny contacts and chipping found with 10X magnification. A delicate pale green that looks almost white in some light, this is just a whisker too large to be a thumbnail but could be trimmed to fit if desired. No stains or encrustations, just lustrous bright Prehnite.
Hubeite, Apophylliteand Quartz
stock #Alec-15-074
Daye Iron Mine, Edong Mining District, Huangshi Prefecture
Hebel Province, China
6.4 x 6.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $425
Spring 2017

A great composition cluster with gemmy clear Quartz crystals hosting clear tabular crystals of Apophyllite and hundreds of rosette form Hubeites. These are not usually pretty minerals but this is an fine exception. In impeccable condition, very few specimens reached this level of quality, and none are not coming out now. From the type locality for Hubeite this is as fine as these crystals ever found, and the coverage is very dense. Better in person, this piece is Ex Shields Flynn collection obtained from directly from Bert Ottens.
Brucite on Andradite
stock #16.1-326
N'chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
7.8 x 6.4 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $700
Spring 2017

A pearly blue ball of Brucite crystals sits neatly on top of a contrasting Andradite matrix. An attractive setting for this usually unimpressive mineral, this is quite esthetic and in fine condition. The matrix is well crystalized on all sides, so it is a floater and the Garnets are especially lustrous on the back side. This would be a really nice specimen of Andradite on its own, but with the Brucite this is especially choice.
Pyromorphite -
stock #16.1-170
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
7.4 x 3.9 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1475
Winter 2016-17

An strong impact display specimen undamaged and bright Pyromorphite from the earlier Daoping finds. This is the intense green Pyromorphite that looks like it is flourescent. Only a few places ever produced fine crystallized pyros with such strong color. Daoping had world class finds in 2000, 2002 and 2007. This piece is of that type, far better than average, it has dozens of lustrous sharp hoppered crystals that are undamaged.
Fluorite (tabular) w. Quartz & Calcite
stock #B16.1-036A
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
3 x 3 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Winter 2016-17

The recent finds at Cantera Llamas have provided some sweet, well formed tabular Fluorites that can be gem clear. This one is in super fine condition, bright, glass clear and colorless. Smaller Fluorites and quartz crystals form part of the matrix, the rest is a pale yellow scalenohedral Calcite. The main crystal shows also the "Asturias" style right angle inset with edge bevels all around. Choice.
SOLD Beryl V Aquamarine with Albite
stock #SOLD 6.2-509
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
5.7 x 3.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Winter 2016-17

A nice gemmy tabular Aquamarine crystal sits well exposed on an Albite matrix. This seems to be a twin but is likely a parallel growth. In very good condition, some very small chipping can be found on the backside but as the photos show it is not obvious. Vintage 2002 Mt Xuebaoding specimen found before mining was stopped.
Vesuvianite -hot pink cap
stock #17.AL-499
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
2.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $580
Winter 2016-17

An amazing color crystal from the golden years when the Jeffrey mine was producing the worlds best- and most colorful Vesuvianites. Electric purple-pink termination on a small but lustrous crystal. Contact and breakage on the back and underside but clean on the display side of the piece. This is one of the most rare and desirable colors. For anyone building a suite of Jeffrey Vesuvianites (in all imaginable colors) this intense piece is a must.
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