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Calcite
stock #13.1-152
North Vernon, Jennings County
Indiana, United States
4 x 2.5 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $130
Spring 2019

An amber to cognac color Calcite perched on smaller crystals. Excellent transparency and form, this area of Indiana has a very distinctive habit to the Calcites that were found here in past years. The faces have a glassy yet melted look some are slightly rounded while others are perfectly flat. Close to perfect but a few tiny edge rubs are noted, though not easily found with naked eye, the display presentation is excellent.

Fluorite-gem clear, flattened cube
stock #19.1-239
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
2.6 x 1.8 x 1.1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330
Spring 2019

Super clear, a transparent purple cube with flat proportions and edge bevels. Very attractive and lustrous, the condition is very fine, there are old contacts on some edges and faces as seen that have fully recrystallized and show fine stepped etching, there is no chipping or normal damage. A choice and richly colored single crystal fro the Llamas Quarry, this is an excellent very gemmy example.

Malachite Ps after Cuprite -Classic locale and form
stock #19.1-240
Chessy Copper Mine, Chessy-les-Mines, Villefranche, Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
1.7 x 1.5 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450
Spring 2019

A perfect complete octahedron of the classic Chessy, French Cuprite form pseudomorphed into Malachite. This is the most iconic habit of this famed locale, and this specimen has the very distinctive hoppered faces that are so unique on these old specimens. No damage and all sides display well, this is a 360 degree piece. An excellent thumbnail with wonderful form.

Strontianite - well crystallized classic locale
stock #16.1-695
Oberdorf an der Laming, Laming valley, Bruck an der Mur
Styria, Austria
7.4 x 6.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Spring 2019

An elegant, very well crystallized Strontianite from the classic locale of Oberdorf. This cluster is a floater- it is crystallized on all sides and shows two differnt habits probably formed in two generations. The individual crystals reach almost 3 CM and the condition is impeccable, with no damage to be seen. Displays very well from almost any angle, each side is very presentable. The recent detailed Mineralogical record article gives an excellent view of this remarkable deposit and the great Strontianites there. Excellent value for a choice display quality classic specimen.

Smithsonite with Aurichalcite, Calcite
stock #8.AE-618
79 Mine, Hayden, Banner District, Gila County
Arizona, United States
5.5 x 4.8 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2019

Bright green rounded crystals of Smithsonite are clustered on botryoidal mounds over the face of this matrix. Wet luster and fine form with a distinctive hue, a choice older 79 Mine Specimen. This has zones of accicular Aurichalcite crystals and Calcite that add contrast and interest. In excellent condition and a very colorful Arizona Smithsonite. Even better in person.

Selenite (very clear gypsum crystal)
stock #19.1-238
Naica Mine. Naica, Municipio de Saucillo
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.7 x 3.1 x 1.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Spring 2019

Textbook perfect, sharp and transparent, a single doubly terminated Selenite from the famed Naica Mine. This is a 1970s vintage specimen in fine condition as seen. There are a few wispy inclusions that are not visible on some display angles, the exterior luster is very glassy with a few areas with very minor frosting. Overall this is a choice example. The Naica mine produced a lot of Selenite in its day. Not much that came out was this fine, most had some damage or edge issues. Now that the mine is closed these better specimens are becoming treasures.

Chalcopyrite with Quartz
stock #6.2-843
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
4.3 x 3.8 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Spring 2019

We do not see many good Chalcopyrites from Yaogangxian, although it was a common mineral there. This is an excellent, complete cluster of fine sharp crystals in outstanding condition. Very well-defined striations, good patina and esthetic composition, this is all in all a choice piece. For a quite common mineral good Chalcopyrites crystals of this size are rare.

Galena with Ankerite -old English specimen
stock #16.1-568
Nenthead, Alston Moor District
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6.2 x 3.8 x 1.6 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $130
Spring 2019

A dark Galena cube with complex face structures rests on a mix of Ankerite and druzy Quartz. The Ankerite is in two generations the older is translucent the newer is nearly black with inclusions and some faces are iridescent. A cute small cabinet (or large miniature) in perfect, undamaged condition from the historic mines of Nenthead.