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SOLD Julgoldite (Fe3+) with Chalcedony
stock #SOLD 20.1-733
Jalgaon District
Maharashtra, India
8.1 x 6 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

A superb display grade example of the rare and usually unimpressive to ugly mineral. Julgoldite is a Silicate species in the Pumpellyite family, found in Basaltic flows with Zeolites. It is almost never seen in attractive specimens as it is typically just micro crystals, coatings or dark masses. This is by far the best example I have ever seen from any locality, and it has several habits of this specie well-presented on this piece. The Julgoldite forms hairy acicular crystals seen as individuals, sprays and in clusters or balls over 1.6 CM across. Most of the crystals are a translucent green but some are near black and a few in one corner are a bright golden hue. The balls of translucent Chalcedony add a nice contrast as well. A fine addition for any serious collection of Zeolites, Trap species or Indian minerals. The Fe3+ designation is made without testing but presumed correct as all other examples tested from Jalgaon are this and not the Fe2+

Thompsonite -Ca
stock #AX-6-019
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
6.2 x 4.8 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $360


Sparkling pink balls of Thompsonite on a contrasting matrix- a very attractive specimen of this usually drab mineral. The outer surfaces of the balls are covered with tiny needle crystals that make the luster far more bright than most typical Thompsonite. This is from a small find about 6 years ago that was unlike any Thompsonite found before or since, and were perhaps the best specimens ever. We sold this piece some time ago it is now back and we are happy to have it. One edge of this piece has balls that show the inner structure along the side. The overall quality, color and condition is excellent and this is a super example of this more uncommon Zeolite. A colorful and attractive addition to any suite of Zeolites or Indian minerals.

Barite with epitaxial crystals
stock #19.1-011
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
6.2 x 1.5 x .7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


A remarkable Barite from any place but especial exotic being from India. The core of this piece is a single elongated Barite prism that has been overgrown with oriented clear Barites in perfect alignment. In fine undamaged condition, this was from a small recent find. The Barites from this find have been called "scepters" but they seem to be more complex than that and more an epitaxial chain habit.

Apophyllite on Stilbite finger -well pocket find
stock #AX-21-024
Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District,
Maharashtra, India
7.4 x 4 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Spring 2019

A fine example of the radiating habit of flat tip green Apophyllite crystals in flowerlike form. The stalk of Stilbite is a choice contrasting matrix for the gem clear Apophyllites. in perfect, undamaged condition the Apophyllites are water clear at the tips and nearly colorless, they grade to a fine mint green lower down and the color is transmitted through the entire crystal. very good value from the second well pocket (there have been at least 4 in 12 years, each a little different). This was a unique small pocket with the fingerlike stalks of Stilbite in stalactitic form.

Thomsonite-Ca with Mesolite
stock #AX-6-041
Aurangabad
Maharashtra, India
5.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Worldwide mix summer

A sparkling pink hemisphere of Thomsonite sits esthetically on a contrasting matrix. From a pocket found a few years ago, these pink Thompsonite were an exciting new find then, unlike any others with a covering of tiny needles of Mesolite that gave a nice luster. In fine condition, these are no longer available, and at that time very few were undamaged like this. A great addition to any suite of Indian or Zeolite minerals.

Chalcedony on red Scolecite
stock #18.1-006
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
5 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
Worldwide mix summer

The "caviar agate" type of Chalcedony that is both very esthetic and now very hard to find. The transparent to translucent balls of Chalcedony are perched on needle crystals of a dark red Scolecite. They really do look like large fish eggs. Rich color and wet look luster make this specimen stand out. There were not many of these found and few had this very bright color. Strange but beautiful Indian specimen.

Chalcedony -"caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-705
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Pre Holiday 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.

Chalcedony-"Caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-704
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3.8 x 3 x 2.3 (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $700
Spring 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.