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Gem Sodalite on Calcite
stock #19.1-800
Gem Sodalite Locale, Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Kokosha Valley Khash an
Badakshan, Afghanistan
4.9 x 3.4 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $140
new year 2021

A single, partly gemmy, crystal of blue Sodalite sitting on a Calcite matrix. The Sodalite is vividly Fluorescent (yellow-orange) as is the Calcite. From the remarkable deposits at Sar-e-Sang, gem Sodalite is quite uncommon worldwide and the best by far are from this locale. A very nice piece with some very tiny rough spots that are only seen by magnification.

Brewsterite - classic, type locality
stock #20.1-714
Bellsgrove Mine, Strontian
Northwest Highlands, Scotland
8.9 x 6.3 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
new year 2021

A sizable and very fine cabinet specimen of well-crystallized Brewsterite from the type area for the specie. Brewsterite is the less common analogue of Heulandite and can be Sr or Ba dominant. This specimen is almost certainly the Sr dominant version though not tested. This has hundreds of well-formed crystals which are transparent to translucent and very lustrous. Ex Hitchings collection this is an older specimen that was obtained in trade. Excellent undamaged condition.

Calcite on Conichalcite and Malachite
stock #20.1-712
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.7 x 2.8 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $120
new year 2021

A cute and colorful miniature from the great Mina Ojuela. Transparent Calcites are included by a fibrous Malachite and sit on a mixture of botryoidal Conichalcite and Malachite. This could be trimmed to a thumbnail size but this is very nice as is. In fine condition as seen, this is a very good example of an esthetic but affordable specimen, carefully selected from amongst a huge number of average level specimens.

Scorodite - classic Mexican
stock #10.1-330
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
6.7 x 5.8 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new year 2021

A hefty cabinet-sized Scorodite specimen with very lustrous crystals from the earlier find at Mina Ojuela. At first glance the Scorodites look dark almost black but under strong lighting they are a dark transparent blue with a few green and yellow-green crystals mixed in. Unlike many Scorodites from Ojuela this does not have a crumbly matrix, this is a solid piece with no hint of degeneration. An excellent value, this piece from the earlier find in the 1970's is very different from the 2015-16 find, and these are rare on the market.

Adamite - purple
stock #17.1-548
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.4 x 3.7 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $240
new year 2021

A pretty yet affordable miniature of the rarest color of Adamite, a good deep magenta-purple. Ex Les Hitchings collection, this has larger crystals with purple to white zoning and smaller crystals with a more vivid purple. As is typical of these Adamites the color is more concentrated and vivid at the terminations. The matrix holds a bonus some micro slender Legrandite crystals on the backside in a small vug of the Goethite matrix.

stock #20.1-711
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.6 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $70
new year 2021

A cute, smaller old style Mimetite that looks like a yellow-orange brocolli perched on a sliver of matrix. Good wet luster and sparkle. 1970's era specimen that could be trimmed to a thumbnail but looks fine as is. Good value for a cute Mimetite.

Euchroite - well-crystallized, type locality
stock #17.1-715
Lubietova, Slovenske Rudohorie Mts,
Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
1.6 x 1.5 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $300
new year 2021

Super crystals of the rare Copper Arsenate Euchorite from the type locality. The color and form are especially nice on this thumbnail, there is a slight translucence and classic waxy luster. Examination with good magnification finds a few tiny rough spots and the backside is incomplete, but by naked eye the condition is excellent. Though not perfect the quality for this rare specie is still very fine and not often available. A slightly bent or curved aspect to some faces is noted as was often the case in the larger crystals in the type locality. These crystals are very large for the locality and for the specie. An older specimen, Ex Rejl collection.

Galena with Sphalerite and Quartz
stock #15.1-174
Borieva Mine, Madan, Rhodope Mts.
Madan, Bulgaria
9.8 x 5.8 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new year 2021

Stacked skeletal cubes and modified cubo-octahedra forming a curved "monster" of Galena. Remarkable geometric structures in a complex structure. This is mostly Galena but dark Sphalerite and white Quartz are a nice contrasting matrix. Matte metallic luster and slightly melted edges on one side of the specimen with a brighter and sharper display on the opposite side. In fine undamaged condition, this is a far better in person, a striking and unusually esthetic Galena from finds in 2015. A choice modern classic.