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Selenite
stock #20.1-265-(LH1132)
Red river floodway, Winnipeg
Manitoba, Canada
6.1 x 3.7 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $90
new year 2021

An unusual habit from this famed Canadian locale, a spherical rosette of small bladed crystals hosts a cluster of larger twinned Selenites. I have been informed that at one time some pieces were heated or baked to make this selective white areas on the golden selenite, so this is not fully natural but human modified. Not sure why this was done as the golden color is quite nice on its own but theoverall effect is esthetic in a different way. Overall this looks fine from any angle. The crystals are a golden to orange-yellow color except at the terminations which are a milky white. In fine condition, we have handled a lot of Selenite from this locale but this piece is quite different in style. As is usual for Selenite from the Red River this is strongly fluorescent.

Zircon with Aegirine, Albite etc.
stock #20.1-832
Mont Saint-Hilaire, Monteregie
Quebec, Canada
5.7 x 4.4 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

Several sharp Zircons are well-exposed from the classic MSH matrix. The largest Zircon here is 1.4 CM across which is huge for the locality and these crystals are very well-defined. Most of the larger Zircon we have seen from Mont St. Hilaire tend to be much more crude than this. Vividly Fluorescent and in fine undamaged condition.

Fluorite
stock #15.1-032
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
4.7 x 3.9 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $90
new year 2021

A dark purple to purple blue Fluorite from the Elmwood Mine that has some zoning and is fairly transparent. A nice colorful Fluorite that glows well when backlit. So much USA Fluorite has become very expensive, this is an affordable specimen in very good condition from this classic USA locale.

Diopside
stock #15.1-674
Orford Nickel Mine, St-Denis-de-Brompton, Estrie
Quebec, Canada
4.3 x 1.3 x .9 CM (miniature)
price: $190
new year 2021

A terminated glassy crystal of Diopside with nice green color on the top. Transparent to translucent, this was in the Warren Johannson collection, a very nice example of a "Nickel" Diopside. There were some large and well-known pale brown crystals found at one time in this locality but very few such complete green crystals. A Canadian classic.

Pyrargyrite (Ruby Silver crystals)
stock #AX-29-047
San Juan de Rayas Mine, Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
2.8 x 2.7 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380
new year 2021

Super lustrous, metallic crystals of Pyrargyrite in a cluster with no matrix. Many of the larger crystals are distinctly twinned. These look silvery-black without very strong lighting but a few edges show the bright red flash and glint of the "ruby" color. The crystals are opaque for the most part but a few edges show some translucence. A mid 1980 vintage Silver secondary specie from the famed and prolific San Juan de Reyes Mine (Guanajuato, Mexico). A hefty thumbnail in good condition, there is some roughness and the backside is the point of removal but this is still in better shape than usual for this delicate mineral. The Ruby Silvers of Mexico are now considered classics and are quite different than the old European specimens. Choice.

Mimetite with Goethite
stock #20.1-289
Preguica Mine, Sobral da Adica, Moura
Beja, Portugal
7 x 3.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

From Portugal, a very well-crystalized, delicate specimen of Mimetite from a locality we do not see often, but which is certainly an important deposit. Mimetite crystals are dense but well separated on all sides of this matrix with both yellow and orange colors. The matrix is a mix of bluish-black manganese oxides and Goethite which makes an excellent contrast for the Mimetites. Despite the obvious delicacy this is in excellent condition and the matrix seems to be quite solid and stable. Excellent addition for any suite of Lead secondaries, this is a very choice example from Preguica. Clearly unlike Mimetite specimens from any other locality.

Chrysocolla - drusy
stock #21.1-010
Inca De Oro, Chanaral
Atacama Region, Chile
6.3 x 3.6 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

Bright blue and with a sparkling druse of Quartz over the display face. Sawn on back it seems this was being fashioned into a jewelry item but was left unfinished. Displays well and the color is an excellent blue, with some green hues seen under strong lighting. The Chrysocolla finds from Chile was a major source of fine specimens for many years. These are no longer available and they have begun to increase in price quickly for choice pieces.

SOLD Barite (Baryte) - classic USA locale
stock #SOLD 8.AE-786
Stoneham, Weld County
Colorado, United States
5.5 x 2.6 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
new year 2021

A single Barite crystal at the base that diverges into two slightly offset crystals with separate terminations at the end. In excellent condition, a classic Stoneham, Colorado Barite with zoned blue color. Translucent to transparent with no damage. The better Stoneham Barites are some of the best values of crystallized USA specimens.