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Amethyst
stock #18-AX-24-388
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
6.7 x 4.2 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

Lots of good Amethyst has been found from time to time over the past decades in Vera Cruz, Mexico. This piece is far better than most of this size with the most desirable white matrix and perfectly zoned crystals. In undamaged condition, the specimen is much better in person, the glassy faces and color are hard to capture in photos. We selected this piece and a few others from the finds of 2016 when they first arrived in the USA.

Spodumene var. Kunzite - gem crystal
stock #20.1-116
Laghman
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
10.5 x 3.5 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
new year 2021

A complete and undamaged Kunzite crystal that is doubly terminated with good color. The terminations on each end are of different habits, both are very sharp and distinct. The crystal is very transparent, it is possible to read through the center of the prism. Kunzites have a very deep violet color when viewed on end but much more pale pink on the prism faces, this piece has an especially strong color gradation. Fine Afghan specimens like this are a good value.

Stibnite -radiating blades and clusters
stock #5.1-198
Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
9.7 x 7.5 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
new year 2021

About 12 years ago an amazing but small find of bladed Stibnite crystals (clusters, fans and flowerlike arrangements) was made in Nandan (China). The find was quickly exhausted and the mines are now all shut down. The habits are similar to an older find in Romania that is also long gone. On close examination these are clearly a bit different. This piece is in remarkable condition, aside from the outer edges it is undamaged. Displays well,the crystals have a bright metallic luster on the flat faces and a dark almost black look on the narrow edges. The blades reach 2.5 CM and are mostly free standing. This is a very choice display grade Stibnite from any place and an a super fine example of this discovery. We can ship this piece with special packaging which will involve a slightly higher cost.

Epidote with Byssolite - old Austrian
stock #1052-JM-3632

Salzburg, Austria
7.1 x 5.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
new year 2021

Lustrous crystals of Epidote fill an open cavity on a matrix that also hold masses of Byssolite. A big stack of old labels come with this piece. It was last in the John Marshall collection but dates back through many other owners perhaps also including the famed Lechner collection (Austria), certainly over a century old, the quality is excellent. The original labels and documents all give just Salzburg as the locale, but this certainly looks a perfect match for Kappenwand, but that is not confirmed. Regardless the exact spot this came from the piece displays well, is better in person. With good lighting the dark green to yellow color is more evident.

Fluorite - classic English
stock #7.AE-114
Hilton Mine, Scordale, Hilton Escarpment District, Murton, Eden
Cumbria, England
9.8 x 7.8 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
new year 2021

A plate of bright honey-yellow Fluorites from the famed Hilton Mine. The crystals reach over 2 CM in diameter though most are smaller, and all have good sharp edges. As is typical for English Fluorites from this region this is vividly fluorescent. The Fluorites are translucent to transparent on the edges though a few have a milky core area. The luster is slightly satin on some faces but others faces are more glassy. Overall in very good condition, a nice classic English specimen

Babingtonite - classic USA
stock #9.1-292
Lane Quarry, Westfield, Hampden Co.
Massachusetts, United States
5.8 x 3.8 3.6 CM x (cabinet)
price: $550
new year 2021

A remarkable tree-like cluster of well formed fairly lustrous and distinct Babingtonite crystals on a sliver of matrix. From the Lane Quarry of Westfield, Massachusetts found a few decades ago, this locality was at the time famed for the world's best Babingtonites. The more recent discovery of superb Babingtonites from China since took the title of world's best for the specie but those are very different in habit. The old classic US specimens are unique and still prized in collections as they are more rare and have an immediately recognized look very different from the Chinese specimens. This piece is very fine for the locale and is in fine condition overall with crystals to about 1 CM. Almost impossible to find for sale today in any quality, this one is unusually choice.

Wulfenite on Cerussite
stock #20-FC-059-(9164)
MFouati Mine, Bouenza Department
Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
4.8 x 3.8 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $2750
new year 2021

The new finds of Wulfenites of M'Fouati have been huge news in the mineral world. The association with Cerussite and the remarkable etching of the blocky habits is unlike any others ever found. This specimen has superb esthetics all around and is in perfect condition. The Wulfenite has intense color with glassy luster on some faces and many geometrically etched patterns on other faces. The Cerussite is complete, undamaged on all sides with just a small contacted area on the underside. These Cerussites are twinned in multiple ways and some are also etched on selective faces. There were not many specimens of this top caliber found, these few killers are instant classics.

Mimetite var. Campylite
stock #17.1-555
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
6 x 4.8 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

A cluster of red to brown barrel shaped crystals surrounded by Quartz and a few tiny yellow needles of Mimetite. Classic English specimen this was collected in 1974 by Les Hitchings. Les was a fireman based in Massachusetts, USA, who took his work vacations seriously and made several trips to dig in the UK. His label is enclosed. The form is distinct and the condition is good with some small rough areas as seen. A nice example that looks like one of the very old finds.