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Prehnite on Epidote
stock #18-AX-12-261
Djouga Diggings, Bendougou Village, Arrondissement of Daikon, Bofoulabe
Kayes Region, Mali
7 x 5.9 x 5.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
new year 2021

The Prehnites from Mail have been one of the best newer discoveries of recent years. The various diggings have produced tons of specimens but the top percentage of esthetic and undamaged pieces is quite small. This is a very choice piece with fine, lustrous undamaged Epidote crystals that are the matrix for two complete Prehnite balls. A neat sculptural specimen that looks great from several angles.

Chrysocolla - druzy sprays
stock #20.1-325
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
8.3 x 7.9 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
new year 2021

Colorful, sparkling sprays of radiating Chrysocolla filling a vug in ore. The drusy Quartz covers the Crysocolla and there is a zone of light blue druzy as well. In fine condition, this deposit has been exhausted for many years these Chrysocolla are modern classics.

Elbaite - pink core Indicolite
stock #13.1-273
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $490
new year 2021

A glassy, transparent single crystal of Elbaite from the famed Santa Rosa Mine. The red core of the crystal is slightly offset with a slight yellow halo that is surrounded by blue to greenish blue zones. When viewed through the termination a perfect watermelon zoning is seen. Minor edge chips are noted but they are quite small and can be minimized by display angle. This is choice gem grade with a nice color intensity best appreciated in person. 10.5 grams, this is priced below gem rough value.

Brazilianite - older find
stock #8-FE-715
Corrego Frio Mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.6 x 2.7 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $380
new year 2021

An older specimen of Brazilianite with the blocky habit crystals. There is no matrix, this is pure Brazilianite (25.7 grams) translucent to transparent with very glassy luster on the crystal faces. The back and some edges are contacted but there is no damage per se.

Fluorite - etched plate
stock #15.1-582
Minerva #1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
7.2 x 6.5 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Orange-yellow color Fluorite crystals with a few purple edges from Southern Illinois. The crystals have some amount of etching on some faces while others are smooth and glassy. Minimal rough spots, though not perfect the overall condition and color are choice. One of the more rare colors for an Illinois Fluorite, this piece dates to the 1960's.

Barite - classic USA
stock #15.1-850
Stoneham, Weld County
Colorado, United States
4.6 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $110
new year 2021

A small but esthetic Stoneham Barite in fine condition. A modern US classic from these great finds that produced many choice specimens. Due to the quantity and quality of the discovery nice specimens are still quite affordable. A good value, complete on all sides, no damage.

Sulphur - unusual large skeletal crystal
stock #8.AE-1008
El Desierto Mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Province
Potosi, Bolivia
5.7 x 3.2 x2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
new year 2021

Very odd, single large etched crystal of Sulphur, complete all around and complexly stepped. Bright color and in perfect condition, this high elevation locality at one time produced a few fantastic world class Sulphur crystals. Sulphur is a common element world wide but there are few good crystal localities. The former mines in Sicily, Russia and Bolivia were the greatest sources and specimens from each are completely different. The legendary Rock Currier was very involved in importing Sulphur specimens from here years ago. When we visited the locality in 2012 it was completely shut down with nobody there. I am not sure if it has worked since. This specimen is from over 25 years ago.

SOLD Amethyst scepter
stock #SOLD A7-468-(1018)
Deer Hill locality, DeerHill, Stow, Oxford County
Maine, United States
3 x 1.5 x 12 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
new year 2021

Thumbnail sceptered Amethyst with zoning and a deep purple cap. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, a nice example from this classic Oxford County Maine (USA) locality that is better known for very large crystals, good thumbnails are quite rare. The condition is excellent.