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1219 specimens found
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Calcite, Quartz (Herkimer style), Dolomite, Marcasite
stock #Alec-17 836
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
7 x 6.6 x 3.8CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 2014

A wonderful combination specimen with impressive esthetics. From the Hladysz collection, this is an outstanding example of what could sometimes be found at the Benchmark Quarry 25 years ago. Bill Hladysz had exclusive permission to extract specimens there for decades, this is a gem from his personal collection now being dispursed. No eye visible damage, what may look like a chip on the calcite is not, it is a stepped edge growth.
Schorl on Fluorite with Feldspar, Quartz
stock #Alec-14-163
Erongo mountain, Usakos and Omaruru districts
Erongo region, Namibia
4.5 x 3.9 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $750
Spring 2014

A super specimen from Erongo which displays very well and has remarkable esthetics. The black Tourmaline has brilliant luster in person and has a prismatic termination at the top and a lower termination of the fibrous type on the bottom. The contrast with the bi-color green and purple zoned fluorite gives this piece its great esthetics. In excellent condition damage wise, the photos do not do this one justice!
Caledonite, Linarite, Anglesite and Galena
stock #Alec-18-077
BlueBell Mine, Baker, Soda Lake Mts, San Bernadino Co.
California, United States
4.9 x 4.3 x 3.3 (miniature)
price: $200
Spring 2014

A rich combination specimen with lots of bright well crystallized Caledonite mixed with contrasting bright blue Linarite. The matrix is mostly a highly oxidized Galena and hosts crystals of Anglesite, Cerussite and what may be massive Leadhillite along with a few unknown micros. This could be turned into several very good thumbnails since the specimen has good crystals on every side, but I like it as is.
Elbaite (pencil Tourmaline) on Quartz
stock #10.1-202
Paprock, Konar
Nuristan, Afganistan
6.8 x 5.7 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1480
Spring 2014

A remarkable, fine small cabinet with an elegant form. A sharp, gemmy 5.7 CM long Elbaite crystal impales a quartz crystal at an angle thrusting its termination into the air. The Tourmaline shows good zoning from green to pink at the tip and has a colorless zone as well. From 2006 season mining in Paprock, there were not many like this found then and none since. The main elbaite is in excellent condition damage wise, the quartz is contacted on the back with some tiny broken elbaites that are not so evident. All in all this displays very well and is a welcome change from the "same old" esthetic of most Tourmalines!
Pyromorphite
stock #10.1-315
Daoping Lead-Zinc Mine, Yangshao
Guangxi, China
7.6 x 5.5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring 2014

Bright lustrous Pyromorphite crystals contrast with the matrix and a druse of secondary Pyros scattered about. Great color, undamaged and real eyecatching. From early 2000 vintage Daoping finds, this type of specimen has not been found for years. This level of quality is typically more expensive when available.
Rhodonite (Blocky crystals with minor Franklinite, Calcite)
stock #13.1-041
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
4.6 X 3.8 X 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Spring 2014

A cluster of five main Rhodonite crystals up to 3.3 CM in size are arranged in an attractive cluster. This is an American classic that has become quite scarce on the market in recent years. The condition is excellent and like most of these had some acid etching to expose the Rhodonite well. The color is well above average and this piece is very 3 dimensional.
Grossular on Diopside
stock #Alec-24-169
Mt Belvidere Quarry (EDEN MILLS) VAG, Lowell and Eden, Orleans and Lamo
Vermont, United States
3.6 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $950
Spring 2014

Some of the worlds best red Grossular has come from the classic quarries of Eden Mills. Now very hard to find in any quality, this is an attractive small specimen in excellent condition with lustrous, gemmy red brown crystals. The grass green matrix of crystallized Diopside makes a fine contrast for the Garnets and this really displays well. This could also be trimmed to make a fine competitive thumbnail if desired.
Cuprite on Plancheite, Chrysocolla and Malachite
stock #Alec 11-048
Mupine Mine, Kolowezi District
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
4.8 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $850
Spring 2014

A very fine, sharp and esthetic specimen! These Cuprites came out over 20 years ago, there have really been none since. Unlike any of the more recent Russian Cuprites, these Congo Piees are now classics. Most were damaged or at least chipped, so pristine pieces were rare then and unavailable now. This one is especially elegant, it has a sharp and sizable main crystal perched perfectly on the contrasting matrix. In exceptional condition. This was not photographed with a backlight, so it looks as it would in a normal display, HOWEVER these are a rich ruby red color with careful lighting. Better in person!
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