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1282 specimens found
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Pyromorphite elongated xls
stock #ALEC-21-038
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
3.9 x 1.5 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Perfect 360 degree "floater" compound crystal of fine green Pyromorphite from the famed and prolific Daoping Mine. Outstanding hoppered form with distinct striations on all faces. No eye visible damage, micro chips under .1 mm can be found with 20X magnification. This is far better than most of these large crystals and it displays well.
Corundrum var. Sapphire with some color change
stock #15.1-189
Corundum deposit, Yingshan Co., Huanggang Pref.
Hubei, China
7.1 x 5.6 x 5.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

From a little known Chinese locality, These Corundum crystals are well formed and similar but noticeably distinct from the better known Madagascar specimens. Individual crystals reach 1.6 CM and are a blueish hue in daylight but have a more purple-red look in some artificial lights. The color change is subtle but clear. In very good condition, the crystals are well exposed and have a small amount of translucency at the edges.
SOLD Anglesite
stock #SOLD 13.1-084
Touissit, Toussit District
Oriental Region, Morocco
3.9 x 2 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $0
Post Tucson 2015

From Touissit, a good clear Anglesite with a nice yellow hue and excellent luster. In good condition overall, there is a very small chip on the back side of the large crystal that is not seen on display. This location produced many outstanding Anglesites which are now considered the worlds best. Now the mine has been closed for over 20 years and nice Anglesites are quite scarce and very expensive.
SOLD Spodumene v. Hiddenite doubly terminated classic
stock #SOLD 13.1-081
Hiddenite
North Carolina, United States
2.3 x .7 x .4 CM (miniature)
price: $0
May 2015

Intense green gem clear and beautify etched Real Hiddenite (Spodumene from Hiddenite) NC. One of the rarest and most desirable sorts of gem Spodumene, the area at Hiddenite is unique as the source of these remarkable, color stable crystals. This example is undamaged, facet grade, nearly a full floater (a micro tiny shard of matrix is on one end) and has top color. An American classic and a very strong display grade thumbnail.
Vuagnatite and McGuinnessite (type locality)
stock #ALEC-10-938
Red Mountain, Mendocino County
California, United States
9.8 x 6.2 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
May 2015

A sizable matrix densely covered with white to colorless Vuagnatite crystals and contrasting McGuinnessite in green spheres. Vuagnatite is a rare mineral discovered in 1975, and McGuinnessite is very rare, discovered in 1981. This is from the type locale for Mcguinnessite, and is a very good specimen of both species. This could easily yield several fine thumbnails if trimmed out. Very good color and bright sparkling luster make this an unusually attractive rarity.
Barite w. Fluorite & Pyrite
stock #ALEC-10-846
Niobec Mine, St Honore
Quebec, Canada
8.1 x 2.4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
May 2015

A single chisel tip Barite crystal partly jacketed in Fluorite (uncommon on these), Calcite and Pyrite crystals. Translucent, with some color zoning and a rosy core, this is a sharp example from this famed find. The Fluorites are not often seen on the Niobec Barites, these are gemmy and colorless but the pyrite adds a yellow hue to some. Nearly all of these have broken terminations as they grew on the roof of the pocket and fell off long ago. This one is nearly perfect, a slight cleave is noted on the tip as the only issue.
Cinnabar
stock #ALEC-12-063
Tongren Mine, Wanshan District, Tongren Prefecture
Guizoh, China
5.8 x 5.5 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $200
Post Tucson 2015

Twinned "drill bit" habit Cinnabar crystals on Quartz matrix with some Dolomite. A Chinese classic, for over a century Cinnabar was the only Chinese mineral seen in the western world. These were prized specimens in top collections and were the worlds best examples of the specie. Things have changed and these are no longer priceless but they are still quite fine and this habit is the most desired. Crystals to 1.8 CM most of which are fully perfect however a small one has a backside cleave not seen on display. The dark color and habit are typical of older material that is not like any of the recent finds.
Selenite
stock #ALEC-19-073
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 3.7 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
Post Tucson 2015

A cute, gem clear crystallized and esthetic Selenite from the famed Naica Mine. Crystals to 4 CM long are sharp and undamaged with perfect transparency. Selenite (Gypsum) is a common mineral but good specimens like this are rare. The photos look somewhat cloudy inside the crystals however in person they are all absolutely clear with excellent luster
1282 specimens found
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