A classic and a killer, this is simply a superb USA specimen. A huge (over 10 CM) sharp steel lustre galena sits at a pleasing angle on matrix studdend with golden chalcopyrite crystals for a nice color contrast. Very fine condition, the back side shows some contacting but display faces of the galena are clean. Magnification reveals only minor scuffings this is as close to perfection as a crystal this size can be. Looks great from many angles. Top US Galenas have become quite rare and expensive. These are classics and will certainly appreciate well.
SOLD Red Quartz
stock #SOLD 8.1-407
2nd Sovietsky mine,Dalngorsk, Primorsky Kray
Far Eastern Region,
13.5 X 9 CM (cabinet)
Exceptional, large and delicate, an impressive cabinet of super desirable Russian red Quartz. From the late 90's and ending by 2001, these accicular quartz were never very common in good quality. None have been found for the past 7 years, This quartz is immediatly distinctive, there is nothing like it from anyplace else and this is an extremely fine example. Individual sprays exceed 6 cm and there is minimal damage (you can only find some but only after really seaching), All the main areas are pristine, with top esthetics for one of these. The photos give a good idea of the sharpness and quality. The color is a deep peach to red and the white is a second generation Quartz. Sits on its own and looks great from many angles.