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Apatite (CaF) / Fluorapatite
stock #15.1-465
Megiliggar Rocks Breage, Mount's Bay Dist.
Cornwall, England
1.8 x .3 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $340
Fall 2015

Gem clear crystal in fine condition from this classic Cornish location. The crystal includes a crude but distinct internal "helix" pattern which adds considerable interest. A fine small specimen with delicate pale blue color and glassy luster.

SOLD Fluorite w. Galena ex. Johansson coll
stock #SOLD 15.1-648
Blackdene Mine, Weardale
Durham, England
9.5 x 8.6 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Fall 2015

An old well formed and classic Blackdene Fluorite from the collection of Warren Johansson. Warren obtained this piece in an exchange with Harvard in 1938, so it is clearly a vintage specimen. The cubes reach 4.2 CM in diameter and have good sharp edges. Several crystals display internal cleavage planes but the exterior shapes are intact and in quite good condition. Minor edge wear is noted on the outside edges but the main crystals in the center are undamaged. The Galena is on the reverse side so will not be in any logical dispaly orientation.

Olivenite- well xl'd
stock #15.1-433
Wheal Gorland
Cornwall, England
5.5 x 3 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
May 2015

A really good Cornish Olivenite with fine color and contrast to the matrix. There are several other Copper secondaries on the Quartz matrix that add nice color. The crystal druze is sizable and in excellent condition. Classic old material that displays well.

Langite
stock #15.1-531
Bedford United Mine, Tavistock Hamlets, Tavistock
Devon, England
4.3 x 4.1 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $130
May 2015

A small, brilliant colored English Langite from the classic location of Tavistock. Bright sparkling crystals and a nice contrast to the matrix too. In fine condition there looks to be some Caledonite (not verified) intermixed in the Langites, but it could also be an unusual Brochantite which is more common from the locale.

Fluorite - penetration twins, early specimen
stock #AC-356
Weardale North Pennines
County Durham, England
4.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 CM (miniature)
price: $700
May 2015

Brilliant green transparent cubes to 4 cm across show penetrations and fine growth hillocks. This also has a very nice daylight Fluorescence in vivid purple blue. A quite old specimen (pre 1950's) that is notably different from any of the recent finds. The color and clarity stand out in person, but are hard to see in photos. The condition is fine on the two primary display sides, the back is broken where it was removed and not visible in any logical display.

Fluorite w. Chalcopyrite inclusions
stock #15.1-454A
Ladywash Mine, Eyan
Derbyshire, England
5.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
May 2015

A sharp, translucent and well-formed Ladywash Mine Fluorite is nicely decorated with multi-hued Chalcopyrite crystals outside and inside the zoned crystals. In fine condition and with delicate hues this has no matrix at all. The Fluorites when backlit show many Chalcopyrite crystals inside forming distinct phantoms. Choice.

Fluorite w. Pyrite
stock #AX-20-070
Ladywash Mine, Eyan
Derbyshire, England
11.4 x 9.6 x 5.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $460
Post Tucson 2015

English (Derbyshire) Fluorite with great esthetics and in fine condition. An old specimen (comes with a label from Commercial Mineral corp. vintage 1965) There are small sharp Pyrites and Calcites scattered on many faces. No mine name is on the old label but we are assured this is a fine example from the Ladywash Mine in Eyan. Sharp edged zoned crystals to 6.8 cm are large for the area and overall this is an attractive Fluorite in fine shape

Pyromorphite
stock #15.1-296
Plynlimon Mine, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire
Wales, England
5.1 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Post Tucson 2015

A very nice old Welsh Pyromorphite ex Alfred Stevenson Collection with original label. Two toned crystals densely cover the Quartz crystal druse matrix. In remarkable condition, most would call this perfect, it takes good magnification and a careful search to find a few very tiny bruises. This is an obscure locale, typically hard to pronounce, I have only ever seen one other specimen and it was much less impressive than this piece.