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1446 specimens found
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Barite- delicate blue bladed
stock #18-AX-32-080
Jebel Ouichane, Beni Bou Ifrour, Nador
Oriental Region, Morocco
6 x 4.4 x 3.7CM (cabinet)
price: $775


For the past 2 years there have been some very attractive blue Barites coming from Jebel Ouichane, these have been big news in the mineral world. However, most are quite damaged and those with great condition and fine esthetics are quite prized. This piece is very fine, has minimal minor edge chipping (very rare) and the form, color and presentation are excellent. A very strong piece with a good balance of form and condition. Selected from hundreds of good pieces as a top example. We have several others in this size range at lower prices but for display quality this is far better and more impressive in person.
Rhodonite - Gemmy red crystals with Calcite
stock #18.1-232
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
3.2 x 2.9 x 2.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750


Years ago the great Franklin NJ mines produced some exceptional fine Rhodonites, including the well known blocky opaque pink crystals that are now classics. Less common were the smaller gemmy red crystals like these that could even be faceted. Typically rounded edges, a bit of Calcite and a few specks of Franklinite are noted but the majority of this piece is pure Rhodonite. Several crystal habits are seen on this piece and it is very different from typical Franklin specimens we have handled. Ex Hitchings collection, this is a large thumbnail and could be made into 2 pieces if desired but is quite fine as is. No damage.
Copper in Calcite- vintage specimen ex Museum
stock #15.1-507
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton County
Michigan, United States
5.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $350


Calcite crystals richly included by Copper in branching clusters which gives the Calcite a distinctive color. A very old Dartmouth College Museum and a Carl Bentley labels are included. some Copper is seen outside of the Calcite as well. Choice, minimal damage on outer edges but all the main Calcite is clean and undamaged. A good USA classic copper specimen that is far more affordable than typical.
Bournonite- Classic locale, twinned crystal
stock #18.1-061
Pribam
Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic
6.7 x 4.7 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $550


A well exposed Bournonite with complex twinning sits well exposed on a sulphide matrix with Dolomite crystals. Ex Charles Noll collection, this is a choice, old specimen from the classic locale of Pribram. The central crystal is 2.6 CM across., and has a few small Quartz crystals scattered on it. In unusually good condition as seen, the surface is also lustrous and has a fine patina.
Selenite -very clear crystals, classic German locale
stock #17.1-040
Eisieben, Mansfeld Basin
Saxony- Anhalt, Germany
8.2 x 6.6 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $180


The Eisieben mines date back to the end of the 19th century (or more), worked for Copper and Nickel, but from time to time some excellent Selenite was found. This is a choice piece, in pristine condition, with sharp delicate prisms on matrix. In person the transparency is far more impressive.
Topaz- Bi-color Gem crystal
stock #14.1-208
Volodarsk-Volynskii
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
6.6 x 5.6 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1850


A big (228 gram) gem Topaz from Volodarskthat is strongly bi-colored. The termination is clear and glassy while the prism sides are frosted. It is possible to see through the crystal along the "C'" axis and it is almost all clean facet grade. Two natural cracks with a small separation are near the middle of the crystal, both are partial and rehealed. No damage at all, the crystal is 360 degree recrystallized and etched all around so it is a complete floater. The colors are a bit stronger in person as well, the cognac and blue tones are a very fine contrast and quite well presented. The Volodarsk pegmatites are famed for the great Heliodor and Beryl crystals found in the huge pockets over the past several decades, but the Topaz like this are also exceptional but much less common.
Phosgenite on Galena - Large classic crystal
stock #18.-AX-10-959
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia
Sardinia, Italy
8.1 x 7 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250


A very large, vividly fluorescent and nicely zoned Phosgenite crystal dominates the sizable matrix. Other areas of Phosgenite are noted on the piece but the main crystal is 4.6 CM across and presents well. What may be an old repair is noted, if so it is not affected by acetone testing and may be a natural crack. Much of the crystal is transparent to translucent and has the classic flat morphology noted from this ancient locale. Even if repaired (the price assumes this is so and is adjusted) this is a choice example and has a very nice presentation. This could also be trimmed to a killer miniature but that would remove many vugs of smaller crystals so we have left this intact. Ex Ara Dildilian and William Haladyz collections, clearly a very old piece.
Elbaite - Bi color on Quartz, Classic
stock #18.1-233
Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck
Connecticut, United States
3.7 x 2.7 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290


From the Gillette Quarry in Haddam Neck, Connecticut, a gemmy Tourmaline with an extra clear tip sits on a flattened Quartz crystal. The Elbaite is 2.3 CM long and the termination is sharp and undamaged. Old specimen from pre 1940 vintage, at some angles the termination seems almost colorless in person. One of the older gem crystal localities in North America the first finds were in 1895. This is a good Northeastern classic piece these are not often available.
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