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Scapolite (purple gem crystal) v. Marialite
stock #7.AE-474
Deposit 1677, Subashi, Aketao Co., Kizilsu Pref.
Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
1.7 x 1 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
Post Tucson 2015

A rare Chinese gem Scapolite with very intense purple color, much of which is clear enough to facet. We see very few specimens of any sort from Xinjiang, this Scapolite was from a small one time find over ten years ago when the deposit was listed as "Daftar". Analysis shows that these are a Marialite variety with some chrome adding the color. This is much deeper hue than most. Some chipping is noted with 10x magnification so this is not for perfectionists but it is still a very good, richly colored crystal that shows some clear dichroism.

Fluorite w. Sphalerite
stock #15.1-029
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
3.9 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (miniature)
price: $85
Post Tucson 2015

A simple attractive small specimen from the now classic Elmwood mine. An affordable Fluorite on Sphalerite with frosted faces, lilac hue, subtle zoning and nice contrast. Not perfect, so not expensive - there is some very small edge rubbing and a cleaved crystal at the rear. Still attractive and a good value there have not been many Fluorites recovered in the past 2 years.

Anglesite on Galena
stock #15.1-386
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oujada-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
6 x 3.7 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Post Tucson 2015

Several super sharp, gemmy clear Anglesites are scattered on this Galena matrix. The largest is about 2CM long and stands above the matrix nicely. There is a repair on the specimen that is more or less invisible but it is there and keeps the price lower. Lots better in person and overall in fine condition, this is simply an esthetic, fine colorless Anglesite

Calcite
stock #A7-028-(1284)
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
5.3 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Post Tucson 2015

Classic old English Calcite from the Egremont mines, Ex Larry White collection. The habit and clarity are typical of this region and these Calcite can be very expensive when they turn up at shows. Fine condition and eye clean (no damage noted by naked eye)the crystals have a slightly milky look but are still fully transparent.

Native Silver
stock #7.AE-205
Elura Mine, Cobar, Robinson Co.
New South Wales, Australia
4 x 2.2 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $490
Post Tucson 2015

One of the very best most detailed Elura Silvers I have ever seen. The Elura mine is the source of a distinctive habit of crystallized Silver, this being a superb example. Herringbone crystals and elongated spinel twins, some of which are flattened are all joined in a tree like sculpture. Excellent patina and in perfect condition, no damage can be found even at 30X magnification. These have become scarce in recent years and this quality was never common.

Smithsonite
stock #AX-22-168
San Antonio Mine
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Post Tucson 2015

Small but perfect and pretty miniature of crystallized Smithsonite in "rice grain" habit crystals covering the botroidal surfaces. A dusting of tiny Selenite crystals adds some contrast. Remarkably there is not the slightest hint of damage or bruising on this piece. Very nice color, structure and lustre.

Pyromorphite
stock #15.1-296
Plynlimon Mine, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire
Wales, England
5.1 x 3.2 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
Post Tucson 2015

A very nice old Welsh Pyromorphite ex Alfred Stevenson Collection with original label. Two toned crystals densely cover the Quartz crystal druse matrix. In remarkable condition, most would call this perfect, it takes good magnification and a careful search to find a few very tiny bruises. This is an obscure locale, typically hard to pronounce, I have only ever seen one other specimen and it was much less impressive than this piece.

Pyromorphite
stock #14.1-064
Wheatley Mines, Pheonixville
Pennsylvania, United States
5.5 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Post Tucson 2015

Wheatley Pyromorphite with dark green hoppered crystals and very bright luster. This piece is ex Warren Johansson's collection, Warren sadly passed away this year at the age of 93. This piece is classic in habit and overall look, it is crystallized on all sides with the best face shown here. Minimal damage this is in far better condition than 99% of these and is clearly not "dump collected" but dates from the original mining of the mid 19th century.