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Willemite -red to pink crystal in Calcite
stock #AX-12-581
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
6.2 x 4.2 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $285
Spring 2017

A nice classic Franklin, New Jersey Willemite crystal well exposed on Calcite. Vivid fluorescence, sharp prism faces and not acid etched out of the matrix (which was usually done but looks melted and is less desirable). The crystal is typically crude and slightly rounded on some edges with natural cracks but no repairs.

Beryl var. Aquamarine with Rutile on Cleavelandite
stock #AX-19-182
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.5 X 4.4 X 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $560
Spring 2017

An older, quite attractive Pakistani Beryl that is almost has a Heliodor hue but not quite. The two prisms are well-terminated and have an unusual melted look. There is Rutile as well in several spots. Attractive arrangement, no breaks or repairs.

Fluorite with Barite
stock #7.AE-087
Berbes, Ribadesella
Asturias, Spain
9.4 X 5.6 X 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2017

Clear and very sharp zoned violet Fluorite cubes mixed with Barite blades. Classic Berbes type specimen in excellent condition. The bright luster and overall arrangement make this a much better than typical specimen. Better in person.

Dolomite on Quartz
stock #14.1-334
Williamsville Quarry, Poplar Bluffs
Missouri, United States
6 x 4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $110
Spring 2017

A very colorful Dolomite, bright yellow to Orange bladed crystals contrast well with a dark druzy quartz matrix. I have not seen another specimen like this piece from this locale, better known for Calcites. Super showy and in fine condition.

Garnet pseudomorphed by Chamosite (Chlorite)
stock #15.1-893
Michigamme, Marquette County
Michigan, United States
5.2 x 3.8 x2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $130
Spring 2017

Perfectly formed Chamosite pseudo having the shape of the original Garnet (probably Almandine). Unlike most from this classic find, this is a matrix specimen, and the crystal is not rounded but is very sharp. These were first collected over 130 years ago (at that time called Aphrosiderite, a discredited name) and still are sometimes found, but rarely of good quality. A nice affordable classic pseudomorph.

Beryl V. Goshenite -Aquamarine on Muscovite
stock #6.2-082
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan Province, China
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $290
Spring 2017

Simple and attractive, the less common tabular form (flat hexagons) of gem clear Beryl nicely perched on matrix. In most light the Beryl looks white or colorless, but a tiny hint of blue can be seen in some conditions. In my eye it is a colorless Goshenite variety but some may see it as a pale Aquamarine. Either way this presents this special discoidal habit very well. From the modern classic area of Mt Xuebaoding in 2003, this form has not been found for some time. A choice modern Chinese classic and an uncommon crystal habit.

Smithsonite with Calcite
stock #13.1-802
Kelly Mine, Magdalena
New Mexico, United States
8.8 x 6.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1150
Spring 2017

A very pretty, classic Smithsonite from the famed Kelly mine. Nice wet look luster and three dimensional surface. In fine condition, undamaged on the display side, sawn on the back and sits well for display. These have become quite prized over the past few years and this is a particularly good value for this quality. The large knob that protrudes from the concave area is 3.2 CM across and has a few small Calcites on the surface.

Fluorite - 2 generations, w. Calcite
stock #AX-20-077
Auglaize Quarry, Junction, Paulding County
Ohio, United States
11 x 8.4 x 8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050
Spring 2017

A large and super esthetic Auglaize Fluorite. From the heyday of the quarry production over 20 years ago, this is an eyecatching piece with good iridescence that has to be seen in person to appreciate. The open cavity here holds dozens of small perfect orange-brown cubes that off set larger gemmy purple cubes up to 1.5 CM. This is the best large matrix piece I have seen for sale.