Wulfenite unusual elongated crystal
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
3.5 x 2.4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
An unusual habit Red Cloud specimen with a bright red elongated Wulfenite esthetically perched on the matrix. In great condition as seen, there is a tiny contact at one corner but no damage. A fine thumbnail.
Parisite on calcite
Muzo Mining District
4.5 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
An impressive specimen of this rare but usually drab mineral. Super esthetic Parisite crystals in excellent condition are scattered on a druzy matrix. The deep color and waxy luster of these crystals are quite distinctive.Very choice
Cuprite (gem) w. Plancheite
Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
5.5 x 4.3 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
Sharp Cuprites to 1.8 CM are set nicely on a contrasting Malachite and Plancheite matrix. Some natural pitting on the back side but no real damage, the Cuprites are all bright translucent red when backlit.A good value and no longer available.
Elbaite Bi color
Mesa Grande, San Diego Co.
3.3 x 1 x .7 CM (miniature)
Gem clear and quite impressive for the small size, a delicate pastel hue Tourmaline. Formed of two clear crystals one with a perfect termination, the smaller is broken at the tip, hence quite inexpensive. Despite this break the tourmaline still looks quite attractive.
A fine, sharp pink Apatite from the well known finds at the La Marina Emerald mine. Delicate transparent to translucent crystals with bright glasslike luster are in a faden-like stack. Small but very pretty and in fine condition.
7.3 x 6.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
Fine butterscotch yellow crystals both standing and laying on a Calcite/Smithsonite matrix. For this delicate mineral (in thin fragile crystals) it is in exceptional condition. Micro chips exist but are very minor. Very good esthetics.
A sweet and esthetic arrangement of crystals on a 5 CM stalk of Aegirine. Found before 1990 formerly in the Mikel collection via Dave Joyce. A nice yet affordable example of why Mt St Hillaire is one of the worlds greatest mineral locales.
Tongshankou Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Pref.
5 x 2.1 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
An especially attractive specimen from the now famed finds at Hubai. Fine patina and form with the treelike structure perched on crude Chalcocite crystal base. These have been found in many forms in this find but this habit is especially nice and quite rare.