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HOLD Wulfenite and Barite
stock #HOLD AX-22-072
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, United States
5.3 x 4.8 x 4.1 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $440
Spring 2014

A sharp and very esthetic specimen in above average condition. Crystals of glassy yellow Wulfenite to 2.5 CM are intermixed and nestled amongst blades and rosettes of pale blue-white Barite. Great contrast and a good display piece from a modern classic locale. Some edge chipping (as is typical in these) but is not very noticeable.

HOLD Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock #HOLD AX 22-069
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, Mexico
5 x 4.4 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2014

A complex, pretty jumble of sharp lustrous bright orange Wulfenites with lots of Mimetite balls mixed in. Way better in person, a modern Classic! Above average quality but this has edge damage and chipping as usually seen on these delicate specimens. Not for perfectionists, however the damage is not glaring, overall condition is much better than typical, and the price is far less as a result of it. In most displays the piece will look like a much more expensive specimen.

Wulfenite with Mimetite
stock # AX-22-079
San Francisco Mine, Cucurpe
Sonora, Mexico
4.9 x 4.2 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $1100
Spring 2014

Lots of display impact and color in outstanding condition. This has remarkable pristine condition, architecture and the composition is top notch. Classic San Francisco Mine Wulfenite with tiny orange balls of Mimetite and a big transparent "window" crystal on top. The larger crystals are gemmy yellow with deep orange phantoms near the centers caused by the Mimetite. Since these are notoriously delicate most show lots of damage but not on this piece, the main crystals are perfect and complete. Vintage about 1998, if ordering please select the more expensive shipping option which includes full insurance. This can be carefully packaged and shipped safely BUT If ordering from out of the USA be aware there is a high risk of damage if opened for customs inspection!

Quartz var. Amethyst - with scepters
stock #AX-24-122
Cerro de Concordia, Piedra Parada
Veracruz, Mexico
4.8 x 4.5 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $240
Spring 2014

From the newest find at Cerro de Concordia, a pretty spray with distinct sceptering off the main crystal. Bright, colorful and undamaged with attractive form. There are some tiny orange flake-like inclusions as well.

Olmiite with Calcite
stock #AX-14-260
N Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Kuruman, South Africa
9 x 6.8 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
Spring 2014

A large and esthetic 3-D cluster of Olmiite in "wet look" aggregates with a pinkish color. Far better that the average, this is an even more special specimen due to the well placed clear clusters of Calcites in parallel growth. The Calcite is in doubly terminated prisms that look very much like Quartz and have similar glassy luster. Olmiite was unknown as a mineral until 2006, it is only found at this one location worldwide. This piece displays well, is undamaged and presents from several angles.

Scheelite on Quartz with Calcite, Cassiterite etc
stock #6.2-896
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.8 x 6.3 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 2014

If you know or collect Yaogangxian, you can see this is a VERY fine Scheelite multi-specie piece! In excellent undamaged condition, this is densely packed with bright, lustrous and transparent/translucent Scheelites with honey brown color. This quality and esthetic is a rare for the locality. We selected this piece at the mine in 2006. There is nothing like this on the market now. Yaogangxian is the most famous and significant locality in China for collectors. Good Scheelite was always rare from there, this one is exceptional and the mine is now closed.

Malachite psudo after Azurite (huge crystal)
stock #AX-3-408
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
8.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1180
Spring 2014

An extremely large (over 3-1/2 inches) single compound crystal of Azurite is partly altered to a silky green Malachite, yet still has large areas of deep blue. Somewhat blocky and crude but with strong and clear form this is an impressive piece and one of the largest single crystal pseudos that have come from this prolific location. Esthetic and with strong display presence, this was mined in 2011. A very good value.

Andradite with Calcite
stock #AX-14-385
N Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Fields, Kuruman
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.8 x 2.5 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330
Spring 2014

An unusually good, sizable crystal aggregate of Kalahari Andradite Garnet. The great N'Chwaning Mine is famous for its red colored minerals, especially the Rhodochrosites. Many other less colorful species from here are dusted with tiny bright red Andradites, typically micro crystals. This piece shows well-formed distinct and colorful crystals very sizable not like what is usually seen. In excellent condition.