stock #7 COLO-502
Lake George, Park County
6.4x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
A single crystal of the "white stripe" find showing excellent color and form. No damage (except on the base where it was removed) and just a tiny hint of matrix. This is a very good American classic locality and an esthetic crystal.
Graves Mt., Lincoln Co.
7.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
A big, doubly terminated crystal from America's great Rutile locale, Graves Mt. This shows two distinctly different termination forms and has good luster. There are substantial contacts on the piece some with minor muscovite ( a common occurance here) in the faces, but the large size and unusual form are what makes this piece a good one.
stock #7 AZ-117
Copper Queen Mine , Cochise county, Bisbee
10x10x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
A superb, classic locality piece with fantastic esthetics and rich color. This is essentially all Azurite with a tiny bit of malachite on the reverse side, and numerous micro crystals several of the classic species the locality is famous for. This specimen is composed of well crystallized Azurite in several habits up to 1 CM in size. This stands without aid and is very 3 dimensional. The condition is exceptional as this example is clearly very old, likely from the heyday of the mine in the later 1800's. Rare to find in this condition and quality !
Barite on Calcite
Stoneham, Weld County
4.2x4.1 CM (miniature)
Nice light blue Barite, standing on a contrasting yellow crystaline calcite. The main crystal is 2.7 CM and sharp with no damage. There are some very small crystals scattered on the matrix that do show damage but they are not distracting. An attractive piece from this classic American locality, at an attractive price.
stock #SOLD AC-Cera 2
2 CM wide (thumbnail)
A very esthetic and neat thumbnail! From a small lot we obtained that had been in the Schortman brothers stock (famouse East coast dealers) in 1962. The handwritten label only credits the local as Thomas Mts. Utah, but I can not find any references to good cerussites from the Thomas. Based on other materials it does seem likely this locale is correct but it is not definate. So these pieces are a small mystery but still very pretty and presentable American Cerussites and at a very reasonable price! largest xl is .9 cm
A well formed, sharp blue lazulite xl. of 1.4 CM is perched esthetically on the top of a small tower of matrix. Great condition and an older (1960's vintage) piece from this classic American location. It is very hard to find these in good condition and so well presented.
Spinel (historic locale)
Amity, Orange County
3.6 x 2.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
A fairly sharp and substantial single crystal of Spinel from this lost historic location. Old Schortman label included. The crystal appears black but some edges under magnification show a dark translucent green that may be an alteration. Tiny bits of mica and calcite still adhere but this really not a matrix piece, but simply a single octahedron from a lost, classic locality. Some chipping and contacts but still in reasonable condition given the age of this piece.
stock #CALIF- 183
Himalaya Mine, San Diego County
4.6x2.4 CM (miniature)
A richly zoned crystal that is very sharp and damage free. This is the classic bicolor for this mine showing a sharp flat termination. It has much richer than usual color depth and really glows with any backlight.