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Spessartine over Orthoclase
stock #AX-12-426
Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou Prefecture
Fujian Province, China
11.6 x 9.9 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $580
Post Tucson 2015

A big bright Spessartine garnet plate in which the original matrix of blocky Orthoclase crystals are now covered with bright sparkling garnets. Wonderful form, great condition with deep color, good luster and lots of sparkle. This quality was never common when Tongbei was productive, it is all but completely exhausted now. A future classic and likely to appreciate quickly.

Pyrolusite /Hausmannite pseudo after Manganite
stock #AX-10-857
Ilmenau
Thuringia, Germany
7.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Post Tucson 2015

A very old piece formerly from collections of Ara Dildalion and William Hladysz, but likely far older. The forms of the original Manganite crystals are very clearly seen are are up to 6.8 cm. The luster of the piece is overall a dull "sooty" black but some faces and terminations have a shiny black luster as well. This region is the source of the great classic Manganites that are especially sought after. This sort of pseudomorph is not especially pretty but they are rare and this one has especially good form

Spinel - classic old locale
stock #15.1-168
Amity, Orange County
New York, United States
3.3 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $250
Post Tucson 2015

A very good example of Amity NY Spinel that was world famed when first found in the 1840's. The exact locale is now lost today, but occasional small finds are made in the area. This is an old specimen in fine condition, sharp, complete and with a nice contrast to the matrix.

Fluorite & Quartz
stock #15.1-096
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
5.2 x 4.5 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

Sharp and clear Fluorites with some unusual (for Yaogangxian) frosted faces sit nicely on unusual flatted Quartz crystals. Obtained in China in 2002 at the peak of Yaogangxian's productivity. In excellent condition, this has a different look than most YGX pieces and is quite esthetic.

Spodumene var. Kunzite
stock #AX-12-603
Darra-I Pech Pegmatite Field
Konar Province, Afghanistan
11.1 x 7.3 x 9.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Post Tucson 2015

An older, sizable matrix specimen of light blueish Cleavelandite hosts a 5.8 cm Kunzite crystal sharply terminated with good color and zoning. Associated are Quartz crystals to over 3 CM and a few scattered Elbaite and Schorl are noted too. The esthetics are quite nice while the Kunzite is nicely etched and in fine undamaged condition. Some chipping and bruises are seen on the Quartz which keeps the price quite low but this still displays nicely.

Amazonite (Microcline) & Smoky Quartz
stock #15.1-300
Mona Mine, Pikes Peak, El Paso Co.
Colorado, United States
4.3 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Post Tucson 2015

Extra intense color for a Microcline, this miniature from Pikes Peak area, Colorado and has much deeper blue green color than most Colorado localities. In fine condition damage-wise, there is a nice association of Cleavelandite blades nestled between the crystals. An American classic locality, this is relatively recent find from a small working claim. Better in person, with great display impact in a small size.

Agardite (Ce) on Calcite & Quartz
stock #15.1-298
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.7 x 3 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Post Tucson 2015

The rare Cerium bearing Copper Arsenate mineral Agardite from Tsumeb was found on the 30th level several years ago. This specimen is a fairly rich example with eye visible zones and with a little Duftite as well. The matrix is scattered on several sides with sprays of micro radiating Agardite crystals. The Calcite crystals are rhombohedral form and have unknown inclusions. Not really a cabinet display specimen as the Agardites are so tiny as all are, but nice under the microscope, this piece could make many micro-mounts.

Apophyllite with Prehnite, Quartz (classic locale)
stock #13.1-191
Centreville, Culpeper Basin, Fairfax County
Virginia, United States
6.4 x 5.8 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
Post Tucson 2015

A classic specimen from Centreville, Virginia with sharp, well-defined white Apophyllite crystals contrasting with green Prehnites. This example is in excellent condition, good display quality for the size and quite affordable for one of these.