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Chrysocolla - stalactitic with Quartz overgrowth
stock #21.1-212
Ball Park Bench, Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
3.3 x 1.2 x .7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $320
Early summer 2021

Fine form and vivid color in this translucent stalactitic-form Chrysocolla. From a recently rediscovered old stock of the 1978 find at the Ray Mine, this is a choice example of a quality rarely available. A classic for Arizona and the USA this piece comes from the Ball Park Bench find. The Quartz is a clear drusy overgrowth that is translucent to transparent. This piece is a pair of conjoined fingers growing from a sliver of Chrysocolla. The dark green looks like Malachite but we are told that this is a more oxidized Chrysocolla that has bands of blue and green. The fingers are perfect, no chips or damage, the base is the only broken bit as it was the point of removal.

Chrysocolla stalactites - coated by Quartz
stock #21.1-214
Ball Park Bench, Ray Mine, Scott Mountain, Pinal County
Arizona, United States
4.1 x 1.6 x .9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $750
Early summer 2021

Fine form and vivid color in this cluster of translucent stalactitic form Chrysocolla. From a recently rediscovered old stock of the 1978 find at the Ray Mine, this is a choice example of a quality rarely available. A classic for Arizona and the USA this piece comes from the Ball Park Bench find. The Quartz is a milky to clear overgrowth that is translucent and gives a very special look to the blue forms. This piece has 5 conjoined fingers, 4 being perfect with one having a tip chip. the chip can be concealed by the display angle.

Scheelite on Quartz
stock #21.1-241
Tae wha Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju
Chungcheongbukdo, South Korea
3.8 x 3.2 x 2.2 CM (small miniature)
price: $80
Early summer 2021

A Scheelite octahedral crystal perched on some clear Quartz crystals from the famed Tae Wha Mine in Korea. There are some chips on the Quartz but the Scheelite is in good condition. In strong light the Scheelite is translucent to transparent.

Fluorite on Schorl
stock #17.1-525
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
5.8 x 3.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2021

Complex rounded ball-like crystals of Fluorite perched on Schorl crystals from Erongo. The Fluorites are lightly frosted, partly glassy and transparent. Most are included with tiny needles of Schorl and are in excellent condition. This region of the Hohenstien Massif has often yielded single pockets with unique character and mineral combinations. This is from one such pocket found in 2017 by a group of "small miners" from the area. Looks fine from most any angle.

Pyrrhotite with Galena
stock #19.1-784
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
5.7 x 5.3 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2021

A bright metallic, flat crystal of golden Pyrrhotite that is perched on a little Galena. From the prolific finds at Dalnegorsk, this looks nice from either side, and is in very good condition. The crystal is undamaged, has no chips but is contacted and recrystallized on one edge. The wide flat face shows some multiple stepping as well. The crystal has some patina and slightly variegated luster.

Wulfenite
stock #21.1-240
La Morita Mine, Sierra Mojina District
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.4 x 3.7 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $680
Early summer 2021

Brilliant, lustrous yellow crystals of Wulfenite in perfect, undamaged condition, in a cluster with no matrix. The front or logical display side is very sharp, glassy and sits well on its own, presenting a well-defined main crystal 2.2 CM across at the top. The backside is less lustrous, but it has several large compound or twinned crystals in a pleasing cluster. There is no matrix at all this is pure Wulfenite and amazing for such a delicate piece that it is pristine. From the important new finds at La Morita, this locality has recently produced a sizable number of excellent pieces which allows these to be very reasonable in cost. When the first specimens were found this level of quality was very rare and prices were several times higher. We hope the locality will continue producing for a while but inevitably it will be finished of course. This one is far better in person and an excellent value for the find and for the specie.

Quartz - Japan law / La Gardette law twins
stock #21.1-204
Duquesne-Washington Camp, Patagonia Mts. Santa Cruz County
Arizona, United States
7.8 x 7.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $630
Early summer 2021

A pair of juxtaposed Quartz twins from this classic US locality that were found in the past year. The broad, flat crystals are partially covered with a skin of frost-like sparkling Quartz druse, but some areas do show good transparency. The Quartz at this locality is often dull or frosted, this one has quite good luster by comparison. The longest arm of one twin is 6.1 CM, overall in good condition with only a small chip on the backside of one crystal. Displays well and a very composition of the two twins.

Pyromorphite / Vanadinite
stock #16.1-361
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oriental Region, Morocco
6.6 x 4.8 x 4CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Early summer 2021

Touissit is one of the very few localities on earth where all three members of the series of Lead secondary analogues are found (Pyromorphite, Mimetite and Vanadinite). The most common there is the Vanadinite often with high levels of As, the Pyromorphite and Mimetite are much less common. On a few occasions both Pyromorphite and Vanadinite can be determined on the same specimen. This piece has a dense cluster of well-defined crystals up to 7mm and colors ranging from light green through yellow and orange. Zoning is evident too, with grey to brownish caps on some terminations. It seems likely that the zoning is the result of the solid solution series forming composite crystals. In good condition and with attractive form, the crystals are complete with no naked eye visible damage except on one crystal edge on the outside perimeter. This is not seen from most any display angle. The luster is brightest on the tiny crystals and on prism faces, where the larger and terminations are more dull. A very good example of the specie from this important locality, these Pyros are not often available.