Campomorto Quarry, Montalto di Castro
Viterbo Province, Latium,
8.8 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
Exquisite spherical calcite on basalt from a classic old location. No damage, this displays well and has a beautiful soft luster.
Datolite-color change & Heulandite
Prospect Park Quarry, Patterson, Passaic County
5.0 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
The yellow to green color change occurs between incandescent, flourescent and daylight. Lusterous crystals the largest measuring 2.9 CM with contact on the bottom of the crystal. From a 2009 find.
SOLD Duftite on Calcite
stock #SOLD ALEC-4-237
10.1 x 8.4 CM (cabinet)
Even in a case filled with very fine minerals, this stands out! Showy epitaxial growth of Duftite on Calcite. Striking color and form with individual crystals to 1.5 CM, densely clustered in highly aesthetic plate. By naked eye the only damage is on the outer edge. 10X magnification shows very slight abrasions ... overall perfect as a display specimen!
Orange River, North Cape Province
Northern Cape Province,
3.8 x 3.2 x 3.0 (miniature)
Super bright color! From the small find that made a lot of news. Very cute red-orange quartz cluster. A small white area on the tip that looks like damage but is actually a clear quartz overgrowth. The only damage is at the base contact area, this has a lot of impact for the small size. These were selling for very high prices shortly after the find, this is a very good value for one of these.
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County
7.5 x 4.5 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
Large bright iridescent crystal aggregate, undamaged from finds in the 1990's. Individual complex crystals up to 3.3 CM showing purple, blue and yellow iridescence primarily. Looks better in person, holds well among chalcocites from any location. Not just black and ugly!
Milpillas Mine, near Nacozari, Cuitaca, Municipio de Cananea
3.4 x 2.3 CM (small miniature)
Cute azurite rose on a small piece of matrix from a destined to be classic locality. Lustrous and sharp with very minor malachite.
Stoneham, Weld County
8.1 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
A classic form of Barite from Stoneham. The crystals reach 6.6 CM, well terminated and with good deep blue color. The main crystals are complete and undamaged, but a minor crystal is broken near the base, not distracting but it is there. Looks fine on all sides, better than average from a well known location.
A perfect miniature specimen! Sharp, bright, gem clear and lustrous, this Brandburg area specimen has everything going for it. Displays well from every angle, the pictures show it best. No damage seen under 10x magnification. This is the type of esthetics and quality that is most desired in a Brandburg!