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Rhodochrosite (New find, Crystalline Botryoidal form)
stock #A 29-026
N'Chwanning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Filed
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.7 x 2.3 x 2.4 CM (miniature)
price: $850


From a new, exciting small find of bright Rhodochrosite from the famed N'Chwanning Mine. This locale is world famed for the great finds made over 20 years ago. Good pieces from the old pockets are now some of the most expensive mineral specimens on the planet. The new zone was very small, it had a similar look (but with some differences) to some earlier finds. The color is a deep pink-red that can be almost electric under some lighting. This is a fine example with distinctive, sharp spheres of bright, sparkling Rhodo. Very good display quality that looks great from several angles.
Fluorite (zoned) on Calcite
stock #Alec-20-161
Annabel Lee Mine, Harris Creek, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
11.2 x 5.8 x 6.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $775


A good cabinet specimen of colorful Fluorite on Calcites from the "golden age" of southern Illinois mining. Vintage early 80's ex. Ross Lillie, this presents well from several angles. The condition is excellent on the display sides, the base (or back depending on orientation) is where this was removed and is not complete. These mines sadly are all gone forever and the better pieces from here are some of the worlds most desirable. Relatively few combination pieces like this are seen today.
Prehnite, Stellerite & Epidote
stock #ALEC-27-098
Diamonkara, Bendougou Diako, Bafoulabe Circle
Kayes Region, Mali
4.2 x 3.7 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $380


A very esthetic surprise from recent finds in Mali, yellow and green Prehnites with associated Epidote in a colorful arrangement. The Prehnites are distinctively crystallized and have great 3 dimensional form, the Stellerites were recently identified by x ray, they look soemwhat like Stilbite. Very nice luster and a great value as Mali is now much less productive.
Barite on Quartz
stock #ALEC-19-264
Jinkouhe town, Ebian
Sichuan, China
7.7 x 5.2 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $500
pre Tucson 2015 update

A delicate mineral sculpture with very sharp form. This presents outstanding form and arrangement that is unusually eyecatching for a colorless specimen! Older (about 2004) Chinese specimen with gemmy Barites some of which have white phantoms. The condition is pristine and that is quite amazing given the delicacy of this piece.
Epidote & Prehnite
stock #10.1-278
Sadiola Mine
Kayes Region, Mali
5.9 x 4.6 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $220


The Mali Prehnites with Epidote can be wonderfully esthetic and this is great example of fine form and color. Even though the location has been very productive for a few years it now seems to be tapering off. The better pieces from this find are destined to appreciate and become classics. Meanwhile this is quite affordable for such a pretty and pristine specimen.
Hemimorphite
stock #ALEC-19-151
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan, China
9 x 7 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $230


A rich and very colorful example of the Hemimorphite from the earliest find at Wenshan. The form and condition are excellent and the more recent finds did not have this habit. Nice blue-green Hemimorphites from classic locales can be very expensive but the better Chinese specimens are often more attractive with much less cost
Rhodochrosite on Fluorite
stock #8.1-035
Lame (Lamo) Zn-CU deposit, Dachang, Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi, China
4.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 (miniature)
price: $750


A very pretty, unusual Rhodochrosite from an unusual locale. Crystals perched on delicate clusters of small Fluorites, all of which are growing on Quartz crystals in an esthetic array. Fine condition and with great display qualities, this is a very fine miniature and far better in person.
Quartz on Barite, Sugarbowl Pocket
stock #ALEC-19-020
Murray Mine
Nevada, United States
5.2 x 4 x 1.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $275


A sparkling bright "sugar frosted" Barite from the famed (but small) sugarbowl pocket found about 15 years ago. A very nice example with several good angles of display- the backside is cleaved but the front is in good shape. Already a classic find, these have disappeared from the market and there were never many of them.
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