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Calcite w. Marcasite & Dolomite
stock #AX-17-1073
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
4.7 x 3.2 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $95
Fall 2015

Amber colored Calcite crystals are prominently perched on a crystallized Dolomite matrix. In fine condition with rich color and above average clarity, this was collected by Bill Hladysz many years ago. The Benchmark Quarry is now something of a modern NY state classic locality. Affordable and pretty.

Spinel - classic old locale
stock #15.1-168
Amity, Orange County
New York, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $250
Post Tucson 2015

A very good example of Amity NY Spinel that was world famed when first found in the 1840's. The exact locale is now lost today, but occasional small finds are made in the area. This is an old specimen in fine condition, sharp, complete and with a nice contrast to the matrix.

Celestite with Calcite
stock #A7-025-(220)
Chittanango Falls, Fenner Township, Madison County
New York, United States
4.2 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $300
pre Tucson 2015 update

A great example of the now rare Chittanago Falls NY Celestite. A classic location the hard Dolomite of this famed NY locale hides some excellent Celestite which are quite prized. Few are found now and most that do turn up are damaged or poorly exposed. This old piece is from the Larry White collection, it is pristine, esthetic and quite fine.

Calcite with Marcasite & Dolomite
stock #AX-17-1052
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
5.7 x 2 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $385
pre Tucson 2015 update

A exceptional and odd form with an elegant look. Sharp Dolomite crystals are sprinkled on a stalk of matrix decorated with golden Marcasites and tiny Calcites. The top of the curving finger of matrix has a light amber colored Calcite that is sharp, complete and transparent to translucent. All in all some great esthetics from the Benchmark quarry, more famed for its Herkimer style Quartz. A very fine NY Calcite!

Calcite w. Dolomite & Marcasite
stock #AX-17-881
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
6.5 x 3.3 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $900
pre Tucson 2015 update

A very odd and esthetic twinned Calcite sits on a thin shaft of matrix that has some Marcasite and Dolomite adding nice accents. The yellow Calcite has a great contrast to the matrix, and is quite translucent. This is the best form of this type Calcite I have seen, it comes from from the amazing NY collection of William Hladysz. Certainly one of a kind.

Fluorite
stock #AX-17-311
Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County
New York, United States
3.5 x 2.4 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $450
pre Tucson 2015 update

An "air clear", sharp, lustrous example of the very desirable Walworth NY Fluorite. These are famed for the clarity and overall esthetics as well as their rarity. Only a few specimens are found each year, some years there are none. This specimen was collected in the 70's by Bill Haladyz, it has the quality that has made these highly collectable. Better in person, this is classic USA Fluorite unlike from anyplace else worldwide.

Calcite, Quartz (Herkimer style), Dolomite, Marcasite
stock #AX-17-836
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
7 x 6.6 x 3.8CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 2014

A wonderful combination specimen with impressive esthetics. From the Hladysz collection, this is an outstanding example of what could sometimes be found at the Benchmark Quarry 25 years ago. Bill Hladysz had exclusive permission to extract specimens there for decades, this is a gem from his personal collection now being dispersed. No eye visible damage, what may look like a chip on the calcite is not, it is a stepped edge growth.

Celestite and Calcite
stock #A7-402-(2208)
Chittanango Falls, Fenner Township, Madison County
New York,
4.9 x 2,8 CM (miniature)
price: $200
Spring 2013

From the American classic locality of Chittenango Falls, this is a bright and perfect miniature specimen. Ex Larry White collection, The blue Celestites are especially gemmy and bright, the Calcites are sharp, undamaged with distinct twinning. Especially esthetic for this locality!