Deer Hill locality, DeerHill, Stow, Oxford County
3 x 1.5 x 12 CM (thumbnail)
Thumbnail sceptered Amethyst with zoning and a deep purple cap. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, a nice example from this classic Oxford County Maine (USA) locality that is better known for very large crystals, good thumbnails are quite rare. The condition is excellent.
Beryl var. Emerald
6.2 x 4.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
Classic Colombian Emerald crystal on matrix. Good transparency, the crystal is fairly thick, glassy with basal termination. The color is a very good green but not quite the top superb color which is of course far more expensive. Sits well and stands out in any sort of display. It is very hard to find sizable crystals on matrix that have not been repaired, faked or otherwise unnatural. This crystal is 2.2 x 1.7 CM and is nicely balanced on the matrix. Good condition, there are micro edge chips but no really bad damage, the "bottom end" of the crystal is contacted and does not show a clear termination. This quality is now very hard to get in Colombia, if mined today this would be treated, infused, cut and sold in the gem market. Some good green glass!
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Buscovaca
Central Bosnia Canton,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2.2 x 2.2 x 2.1 CM (thumbnail)
Sharp and gem-clear crystals of Hyalophane from the most important locality for this odd specie. This is crystallized all around and has fine glassy luster. A Barium rich variety of Microcline, this was a separate specie for many years but is now reclassified. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection. In perfect, undamaged condition.
SOLD Cuprite with Malachite
stock #SOLD 20.1-318-(LW494)
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
2.4 x 2.3 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
A cluster of dark red Cuprite crystals with tufts of fibrous Malachite. Some minor contacting on the back but the front and sides are quite fine with no visible damage. The Cuprites are translucent and if backlit will glow to a bright cherry-red. A nice thumbnail from a modern classic locality.
Diamond - cubo-octahedral crystal
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
.6 x.6 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
A nice bit of Carbon. Perfectly formed, complete Diamond crystal 2.25 carats showing textbook habit. The color is a green-yellow and the faces shows microscopic stepping and hundreds of small crystal faces. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, obtained from Stachura Minerals in 1968. The Miba Mine dates back to 1913; it was a Belgian operation for many decades becoming one of the world's largest producers. In the early 60's more than half of the entire worlds supply of Diamonds came from this one site.
SOLD Rutile in Quartz
stock #SOLD 20.1-316
4.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
Sagenite type Rutile inside Quartz from the Binn Valley. Classic alpine specimen that has been recrystallized on the bottom and back. A few bruises are noted but still displays OK and is very reasonable in price for a an old Swiss specimen. Older labels with no collection attribution are also included.
Azurite - crystal rosette form
Hanover #2 Mine, Grant County
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
A perfect and brilliant blue Azurite rosette or flower from the Hanover Mine in New Mexico.Complete all around, with vibrant color, luster and no damage. Ex Larry White collection, this is essentially a single crystal with several smaller crystals that are aligned to create the rose form. There is no point of attachment so this a complete floater, it ranks as a competition grade specimen and I have not seen a better thumbnail from here. These are now very uncommon to find for sale except as old collections are broken up. A small collection number has been painted on a corner of the "back" of the piece, we can remove it if requested. Far better in person the electric color is hard to capture or see on a computer screen.
Quartz - gem
Lasselville, Town of Ephratah, Fulton County
1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
A perfect thumbnail of gem-clear Quartz with a form that looks a lot like a Herkimer Diamond but is from the less well-known locality of Lasselville in Fulton County, NY. No damage, with fine esthetics, collected in 1972 by Larry White. This had been in his thumbnail collection for more than 40 years.