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Nekoite with Johannsenite and Manganaxinite
stock #21.1-040
Iron Cap Mine, Santa Teresa Mts, Graham County
Arizona, United States
7.3 x 6.1 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Nekoite is a rather rare mineral in good crystals and the best known come from the Iron Cap Mine. Not often seen in collections or in sizable specimens, this very rich piece of both Johannsenite and Nekoite. Both are well-crystallized and plentiful on many surfaces of this complex specimen. As a bonus there are several gemmy crystals of Manganaxinite hiding in the mix. Nekoit has a resemblance to Okenite which at one time it was mistaken for. The name was created by writing Oken backwards and adding the ite. Best appreciated with good magnification, the crystals of each specie are well-defined and show several habits.

Smithsonite - blue green with
stock #21.1-039
Choix, Municipio de Choix
Sinaloa, Mexico
9.3 x 4.6 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
new year 2021

Excellent blue-green color Smithsonite with a wet look, shimmering luster. The botryoidal surface is host to several "eyes" which are holes with a white rim which adds an nice contrast. The remarkable deposit at Choix is not producing at this time, but when it was active the Smithsonites were plentiful on the market. Many colors and forms were found making this a world class locale, often compared with the Kelly Mine in the USA. This piece has the eyes that were famed at the Kelly Mine and the color is comparable too, but as a Mexican specimen this is less costly and a great value for a pretty blue-green cabinet sized Smithsonite..

Selenite
stock #20.1-265-(LH1132)
Red river floodway, Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
6.1 x 3.7 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $130
new year 2021

An unusual habit from this famed Canadian locale, a spherical rosette of small bladed crystals hosts a cluster of larger twinned Selenites. The overall effect is very esthetic and looks fine from any angle. The crystals are a golden to orange-yellow color except at the terminations which are a milky white. In fine condition, we have handled a lot of Selenite from this locale but this piece is quite different in style. As is usual for Selenite from the Red River this is strongly fluorescent.

Zircon with Aegirine, Albite etc.
stock #20.1-832
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 4.4 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Several sharp Zircons are well-exposed from the classic MSH matrix. The largest Zircon here is 1.4 CM across which is huge for the locality and these crystals are very well-defined. Most of the larger Zircon we have seen from Mont St. Hilaire tend to be much more crude than this. Vividly Fluorescent and in fine undamaged condition.

Fluorite
stock #15.1-032
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
4.7 x 3.9 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $90
new year 2021

A dark purple to purple blue Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine that has some zoning and is fairly transparent. A nice colorful Fluorite that glows well when backlit. So much USA Fluorite has become very expensive, this is an affordable specimen in very good condition from this classic USA locale.

Diopside
stock #15.1-674
Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Estrie
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 1.3 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $190
new year 2021

A terminated glassy crystal of Diopside with nice green color on the top. Transparent to translucent, this was in the Warren Johannson collection, a very nice example of a "Nickel" Diopside. There were some large and well-known pale brown crystals found at one time in this locality but very few such complete green crystals. A Canadian classic.

Pyrargyrite (Ruby Silver crystals)
stock #AX-29-047
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
2.8 x 2.7 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380
new year 2021

Super lustrous, metallic crystals of Pyrargyrite in a cluster with no matrix. Many of the larger crystals are distinctly twinned. These look silvery-black without very strong lighting but a few edges show the bright red flash and glint of the "ruby" color. The crystals are opaque for the most part but a few edges show some translucence. A mid 1980 vintage Silver secondary specie from the famed and prolific San Juan de Reyes Mine (Guanajuato, Mexico). A hefty thumbnail in good condition, there is some roughness and the backside is the point of removal but this is still in better shape than usual for this delicate mineral. The Ruby Silvers of Mexico are now considered classics and are quite different than the old European specimens. Choice.

Mimetite with Goethite
stock #20.1-289
Preguica Mine, Sobral da Adica, Moura
Beja, Portugal
7 x 3.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

From Portugal, a very well-crystalized, delicate specimen of Mimetite from a locality we do not see often, but which is certainly an important deposit. Mimetite crystals are dense but well separated on all sides of this matrix with both yellow and orange colors. The matrix is a mix of bluish-black manganese oxides and Goethite which makes an excellent contrast for the Mimetites. Despite the obvious delicacy this is in excellent condition and the matrix seems to be quite solid and stable. Excellent addition for any suite of Lead secondaries, this is a very choice example from Preguica. Clearly unlike Mimetite specimens from any other locality.