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Calcite- classic locale clear crystals
stock #17.AX-794(A10)
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
7 x 5.4 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Late Summer 2018

English classic Calcite crystals on a gossan Matrix. Glass clear and lustrous as these are supposed to be. These Egremont Calcites from the West Cumberland Iron fields were mostly being found in the 19th century or earlier, they are highly respected. On this piece there are a few cleaves and a recrystallized old break, this keeps the price lower, but none of these are easily seen on display. Ex Ruth and Andy Palmer, these clear Calcites are only available from the dispersal of old collections.

Cerussite with Caledonite and Linarite on Fluorite
stock #18.1-359
Grand Reef Mine - Graham County
Arizona, United States
7.1 x 4.6 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $275
Late Summer 2018

Twined Cerussites contrast with an unusual matrix of small dark purple Fluorites. The Cerussites have a few blue inclusions but are mostly whitish. The matrix has several small zones of Caledonite and Linarite. Grand Reef has produced some excellent Lead secondary minerals and is a modern classic locale. This piece looks nice by naked eye but with strong magnification the details are very impressive.

Siderite (huge Crystal) with Albite
stock #18.1-361
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
10.6 x 9.7 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $4800
Late Summer 2018

A monster! The main crystal is as large as these have ever been found, and one of the best. The big crystal measured on the edge is 7.5 CM and on the diagonal is 9.8 CM across. Very impressive, this piece is one of the top three of the giant St Hillaire Siderites, and outstanding for the specie world wide. Sharp and fairly lustrous as well, the honey brown color has yellow highlights and is translucent. The matrix is the sort of elongated Albite crystals that look a lot like Natrolite. Ex Hitchings collection, obtained in 1967 the early part of the "golden years" at St Hillaire. In fine condition there is a contact on the backside but no damage. Even the smaller crystals in the cluster here would be choice specimens alone but they add a nice esthetic touch to the whole piece.

Fluorite on Quartz
stock #18.1-362
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
6.3 x 5.7 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Late Summer 2018

Lightly frosted octahedron in fine condition on contrasting etched white Quartz from a find in 2006. We obtained this piece at the mine when the miners had just started using the dangerous process of removing Quartz from Fluorite with Hydrofluoric acid. These were quite different from the typical Xinghualing specimens, and were being etched from Quartz/Fluorite blocks that normally were crushed as ore. We sold all of those pieces but recently were able to get this one back in a trade. I have not seen any of this material for several years and this is a choice example. The Fluorite measures 3 CM and has fine color and translucency.

Quartz -Black stem / phantom Herkimer
stock #18.AX-365
Benchmark Quarry, St. Johnsville, Montgomery County
New York, United States
2.1 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $350
Late Summer 2018

A super fine thumbnail from the one time find (a single pocket) at the Benchmark quarry that produced these remarkable phantoms. The Quartz has the typical form of a Herkimer Diamond, but there is a small black stem that extends into the center of the transparent head. The stem is hexagonal and clearly seen inside the clear Quartz. Flawless condition and very sharp, this is even more clear and lustrous in person. A classic USA thumbnail, this like every other piece was collected by Bill Hladysz and had been in his collection.

Elbaite- gem crystal
stock #18.1-338
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 x .7 x .3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $130
Late Summer 2018

Glass-clear gem crystal with perfect form and fine color. From older finds at the great Pederneira mine, this shows a slight color zoning and a bit deeper color near the termination. No damage. This is 100 percent facet grade gem and a choice crystal specimen.

Quartz- Black stem scepter cluster
stock #18.1-363
Treasure Mountain, Little Falls
New York, United States
4.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

A fine and delicate Herkimer style Quartz with the rare desirable black body or stems supporting the clear head. In excellent condition and with fine bright luster on all sides. Choice and undamaged, this modern classic has fine display impact on all sides and is much better in person.

SOLD Quartz- included by Hematite
stock #SOLD AX-11-317
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
3.4 x 1.8 x 1.3 CM (small miniature)
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

A choice small specimen of Orange Rive Quartz that presents perfectly on all sides. The transparent Quartz prism is colored orange to red from the included Hematite. Nicely perched on the matrix, this is from the big Orange River find in 2013. These have since dried up. Far better color and condition than is usual, display well.