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Tourmaline (Elbaite- Liddicoatite series)
stock #9.1-371
Nujiang Valley (Gaoligong Mountains/ Gaoligongshan), Nujiang
Yunnan Province, China
4.4 x 3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $80
new year 2021

From a find about 12 years ago in Yunnan Province, China. Pink Tourmalines with redder caps that came from the pegmatites of Gaoligong Shan is what seems to have been a mix of Elbaite and Liddiacoatite perhaps in zones. This piece shows the typical morphology of the find and has a nice bubble-gum color. The outer edges have contacts and chipping but there are several complete terminated crystals with no damage, the largest being 1 cm tall.

Fluorite - penetration twins
stock #15.1-546
Blackdene Mine, Weardale
County Durham, England
4.4 x 3.4 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $110
new year 2021

Light purple Fluorites with penetration twinning on miniature matrix. Vivid fluorescence which is typical for Fluorite from this region, and some fluorescence in daylight as well. The Fluorites are transparent and have a deeper purple core. Classic habit and in very good condition, these were found for many decades, and are unlike Fluorite from any place else.

Pyrite and Hematite - classic locale
stock #17.1-608
Elba Island, Livorno Province
Tuscany, Italy
6.6 x 4 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
new year 2021

An open vug or pocket lined with Hematite blades that are the matrix for several Pyrite crystals in Pyritohedal form. Classic Elba specimen that shows well the contrast between the two species and the crystal habit that is famed from Elba. This is an older piece with the Pyrite having maintained very good luster.

Beryl var. Goshenite
stock #18-AX-14-366
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
5.8 x 5.7 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
new year 2021

White to colorless Beryl (Goshenite) in elongated crystals in a cluster with only a tiny sliver of matrix. Translucent to transparent, glassy and sharp, the crystals are terminated with flat basal tops. From the Erongo Mountains, it is surprising how rare colorless Beryl is compared to some of the many colored varieties. This is a nice addition to an Beryl suite. Most Goshenite we see from Erongo are tiny crystals usually with Schorl or Feldspar. This piece having pure Goshenite in good size (to 2.6 CM) is very unusual and significant.

Eosphorite on Rose Quartz
stock #20.1-326
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.7 x 4.6 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $380
new year 2021

Dense clusters of golden- brown Eosphorite needle crystals on contrasting Rose Quartz. The Eosphorite is transparent and very lustrous. The condition is excellent which is impressive for these slender, delicate crystals. The Rose Quartz is also well crystalized, the largest prism is over 1 CM though most are smaller. An excellent example of the specie which is also attractive and undamaged.

Andorite (exceptional large crystals) with Zinkenite
stock #7-BOL-199-(stk)
San Jose Mine, Oruro
Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.7 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1100
new year 2021

A fine and attractive specimen of this rare Lead, Silver, Antimony "black ugly" mineral. Until the 2004 find, Andorites were one of the rarer Sulfosalts and crystals were always quite tiny. This piece is from that discovery and unusually esthetic, excellent for the size, condition and distinct form of these crystals. The metallic luster and steel to brassy hues are as good as these ever get. Ex Kosnar, there are now very few of this caliber to be found. An outstanding example of this rare Silver specie.

Calcite
stock #13.1-177
York Stone Quarry, York, York County
Pennsylvania, United States
5.4 x 4.2 x 2.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $120
new year 2021

Transparent Calcite crystals with highly lustrous faces and in choice condition. From the York Quarry which is a famed locality for fine Calcites. This piece has especially good color and the display side is perfect, undamaged, there is a contact and bruise only on the backside not seen in any normal angle. The striations of the faces are very distinct. A very slight melted look is noted on some corners as was common at this locality.

Apatite (Apatite CaF) with Pyrite
stock #10.1-459
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca district
Huanuco Department, Peru
6.6 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Dozens of tabular Apatite crystals are clustered on a contrasting crystallized Pyrite. These Apatites are a pale pink to violet color and vividly fluorescent. In choice condition, this specimen was collected in 2010 in what seemed to be a small but impressive find. The Huanzala Mine is famed for the incredible Pyrites and Fluorites that it has produced over the years. There have been a few small finds of Apatites however each discovery has been very different in terms of habit, color and form.