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1447 specimens found
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Cubanite- Exceptional twinned crystal on matrix
stock #17.1-AX-23-008
Henderson Number 2, Chibougamau
Quebec, Canada
6.5 x 4.8 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $4000
Winter 2016-17

A perfect, undamaged sixling twin with brilliant luster perched on contrasting dark matrix. From the only find that ever produced good crystals, very few perfect ones were ever found and few of those were on matrix. Now that the mine has been closed for years specimens of this calibre are only rarely available from old collections. Textbook form and top quality for the species. While this is a good deal more expensive than other Cubanites we offer, this is certainly in a class by itself.
Corundum var. Sapphire
stock #16.1-658
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Myanmar (Burma)
2.5 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Winter 2016-17

A pair of Sapphire crystals are perched on each other showing perfect textbook form. This shows the classic habit with lightly frosted faces, translucent with some transparent gem areas. Almost colorless with a faint blue to yellow hue, this is complete, a floater and undamaged. A choice thumbnail with far better form than is typical.
Diopside -Classic locale, Gem crystal on matrix
stock #14.1-057
DeKalb, St Lawrence Co.
New York, United States
6 x 3.8 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400
Winter 2016-17

An excellent 3.2 CM gem crystal of Diopside is well positioned on a Tremolite matrix. A classic US specimen From the very old locale of Dekalb New York, this is an early specimen of a type that has not been found for many years. Sharp form, good luster, transparent-gem with fine color and in great condition. Rarely seen on the market and never available in this quality. An excellent value.
Corundum var. Ruby on Calcite with Phlogopite
stock #16.1-660
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
Mandalay division, Myanmar (Burma)
6.3 x 4.4 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Winter 2016-17

A rich red Ruby crystal that is transparent, has a slight color zoning and more purple core. This stands nicely from the encasing Calcite matrix. A second corundum crystal on the backside is broken and more blue, it is not seen from the display side. There is one clean repair that is not seen without help of 20X magnification, otherwise the Ruby is perfect and complete. The crystal is partially enclosed on the calcite with 1.9 CM exposed and seems to be about 2.8 CM overall. Very fine form and color, Mogok Ruby has been regarded as the best in the world for centuries, yet few good specimens are seen. Mined in 2016, it is now illegal to export uncut gems from Mynamar.
Spodumene- Green
stock #A-19-336
Laghman
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
6 x 4.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Winter 2016-17

An older Afghan gemmy Spodumene crystal that seems to be color stable as this is over 15 years old. This blocky compound crystal has 3 distinct terminations at one end and a crude complex termination on the other. Overall in very good condition damage wise there is some minor contacting. The "hiddenite" name is often used for green Spodumene but that name should be reserved for the type locality. A rather big gem crystal of 164 Grams, this is much larger than could be found from the original locality. A very good value.
Wulfenite on Gibbsite (rare association)
stock #Alec 15-053
Baoshan Prefecture
Yunnan, China
7 x 5.5 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Winter 2016-17

An attractive, delicate and rich color Gibbsite is host to dozens of sharp Wulfenite crystals. This is the only specimen of this rare association that I have ever seen. Ex. Shields Flynn collection which he obtained from Bert Ottens. In perfect condition, this would be a really fine Gibbsite even without the Wulfenites. Displays well from many angles. Choice!
Calcite (extra gemmy on fossil Clam shell)
stock #17.1-AX- 19-107
Rucks Pit, Fort Drum, Okeechobee
Florida, United States
6.9 x 5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Winter 2016-17

An exceptional specimen the most perfect, colorful and gemmy Calcite I have seen from the closed Rucks Pit fossil clam locality. From early finds at this now classic location, an ex Arkenstone specimen, the luster and transparency are hard to capture in a photo. A small amount of the original clamshell fossil forms the base of this piece, the crystals had grown inside the clam but are now exposed. Unlike most of the thousands of specimens from here this is in the top .001 percent!
Serandite on Natrolite, Analcime, Mangan-Neptunite and Albite etc.
stock #Alec 35-121-XXX
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
7.7 x 5.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Winter 2016-17

Intense salmon-orange color Serandite crystals are nicely perched on a contrasting white matrix. From pre 1980 finds at Mt. St Hillare, later specimens were not so bright. The Serandite at the "top" of the piece is doubly terminated, has a few contacts and great luster. Other crystals on the piece are a little cruder and more encased in the matrix, but are sizable. The worlds best specimens all came from this quarry and now that it is closed there will be no more. A classic mix of Alkali minerals on this specimen that are actually attractive. Ex S Alverson collection.
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