Very attractive combination! Single large Ferberite xl. is topped off with a 2 CM. rounded cluster of pearly-lustered Dolomite crystals that in turn has on been covered with white discoidal Calcite xls. up to 1.8 CM. The crystal of Ferberite is very sharp and lusterous , the right edge has a cleave that is not visible with the right display angle, otherwise in fine shape.
stock #SOLD 9-122s
Bisbee, warren District, Mule Mts., Cochise Co.
7.3x5 CM. (small cabinet/ large miniature)
Lovely crystallized specimen with minor malachite.Interesting pisolitic form of azurite on specimen underside.Rich prussian-blue color so typical of fine Bisbee azurites.
SOLD Rhodochrosite (Gemmy)
stock #SOLD 9.1-170
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
5.6 x 4.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
Bright red rhodos are well placed on contrasting matrix. Ex William Pinch Specimen with label. Gemmy and attractive, a fine and esthetic miniature from the famous Peruvian finds of the early 1980's. No noticable damage by naked eye, this is a very very nice miniature!
Rich, deep color purple Adamite is super rare and highly desirable. From the one time find of 1981, This specimen has several fine, sharp glass-like crystals to 1.2 CM long aranged in clusters on a contrasting matrix. Micro crystals of the rare mineral Lotharmeyerite are also scattered about on all sides. In excellent condition damage wise, this is a fine example of one of the "holy grail" species that will not break the bank.
The best USA magnetites are these unique cubic crystals. Good ones are not common. This example has lusterous and fine crystals that reach 1.4 CM. Displayable from several sides, one face has a contrasting Talc that sets off the dark Magnetite well. Far better than average condition, but with damage at the outer edges and contacts/chipping can be seen. Since the magnetite here is exceptionally fragile, this degree of damage is actually very minimal, and the piece is a fine example of a rare form and a classic occurance. Ex. Ernie Schlicter, 1970's vintage.
From the famous find of more than 20 years ago, this is a very good example of deep blood-red Spessartine. It is fully crystallized on all sides ("floater") and shows incredible geometric growth steps of several types. This one is as close to perfect as I have seen, some areas of chipping can be found with magnification but not easilly seen by naked eye. Very good value!
Las Vigas Amethyst is some of the finest and most attractive known. These are modern classics. The location has been intermitantly prolific, which helps make these more affordable compared to most other locales. This one is an attractive older piece with the main crystal being a scepter 3.8 CM tall. Sharp and undamaged, this has good color and sits well.