A Tsumeb classic. Esthetic radiating cluster of sharp, free standing crystals that perfectly show the form of the original Azurites. Undamaged, with excellent velvet textures and deep color, the individual xls reach near 3 CM. As a good old Tsumeb piece, there are loads of micro crystals of several Copper secondaries, Cuprian Adamites and a scattering of Cerrusites as well. A rich display piece!
Even if you have seen a lot of great classic English Barites, this one is something special! The Barite blades are sharp, glassy to 6 CM in size, with a pale blue-grey color and partly included by dark red hematite. Just that is enough for a fine collection, but what makes this exceptional is the bright gem clear Calcites that are also partly included by hematite encrusting selective faces of the Barite. Very esthetic, the main crystals are in perfect condition but some edge and base damage (from removal) is noted, it will not be noticed from most logical display angles.
stock #ALEC 4-A-100
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region,
6.2 x 4.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
The Erythrites of Bou Azzer are the worlds' finest. They come out sporadically and the best examples are very much in demand. This is a very fine example, in perfect condition, with showy esthetics, sharp bright crystals and great color. Displays from several angles, a very good value on a contemporary classic!
stock #ALEC 5- 063
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
Jeffrey Mine vesuvianites are modern classics, now that the mines are closed good examples are now very hard to find. This piece hosts fine, sharp, glassy gem crystals with bright yellow green color. very good quality and value!
stock #ALEC 5-061
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
4.5 x 3.7 CM (miniature)
A excellent cluster of glassy, bright gem Vesuvianites from the now closed Jeffrey Mine. Modern Classics, good examples are now very scarce. A lustrous medium green piece in excellent condition that shows small zones of deep purple and dark emerald green. Expect these to appreciate well.
A less common form of Stibnite, these flattened metallic crystals are well placed in a 3 dimensional cluster. In excellent condition damage wise, this is a fine example from the now closed mines of Cavnic. Esthetic and now very rare. Ex Ernie Schlichter collection.
Shattuckite and Malachite
Kambove Mine, 400 Ft level
3.3 x 3.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
A fine small specimen with great color and form. The find of Shattuckites from the Kaokoveld are regarded as the best ever seen, and it now seems to be exhausted. Some of these have astronomical prices yet are fast getting hard to find in good quality. This specimen is a killer for its size and a great value as well.
stock #SOLD ALEC_3-362
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
4.7 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
From the April 1st 1996 find, this is a very good cluster of sharp deep red Wulfenites on contrasting black matrix. A dusting of small sparkling calcites are noted on a few faces which adds an extra flash. An American classic location, the Red Cloud mine is now gone and there will be no more. This specimen is in fine condition, all the major crystals are perfect, micro damage is noted on some areas at the edges but the naked eye display is fine. Display is excellent on both sides. Better specimens like this one are fast rising in price. A very good value.