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Corundum var. Ruby
stock #18-AX-19-334
Zazatotsy Quarry, Ihosy District, Horombe Region
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
5.3 x 4.6 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $120
new year 2021

Ruby Corundum on a matrix of schist and Quartz that is well formed and has the flat termination type. The crystal is vividly fluorescent as is common with Ruby from this locale. With strong lighting the Ruby is translucent.

Spessartine on Galena - classic
stock #19.1-786
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
6.3 x 3.7 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
new year 2021

A cluster of dark red Spessartine crystals on a Galena matrix showing bright luster. The Garnets are up to 1.8 CM across and most show some distinct separation. The backside of the specimen has breakage where it was removed but the display face is quite good with only minimal bruising seen by loupe. These are remarkable specimens the association of a Garnet family specie intergrown with Lead Sulphide is simply bizarre. This specimen dates from the early 1960's the Garnets are translucent to transparent but overall are an opaque wine red. On a few edges the interiors of the Garnets have a slightly orange color that shows through and may look like damage in photos, in person it does not.

Dioptase
stock #8.AE-891
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.1 x 2.1 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $190
new year 2021

It is almost impossible to capture the brilliant luster and deep color of a fine Dioptase. This small miniature has perfect, undamaged crystals with that top color and luster. Some very minor bits of Calcite add a little contrast otherwise just nice bright Dioptase from the great Tsumeb Mine.

Phenakite on Feldspar, Muscovite with Fluorite
stock #AC-149
Mount Antero, Chaffee County
Colorado, United States
7 x 4.9 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
new year 2021

A classic specimen from Mount Antero, this matrix holds several small Phenakite crystals the largest being 5 mm. Close exam with a loupe finds several other tiny Phenakites and some Fluorite octahedrons. Mount Antero is a remarkable high elevation pegmatite best known for some important finds of Aquamarine. However it has been long known as a source of other minerals, including Phenakites, it is certainly the most important USA locality for this specie.

Amethyst
stock #18-AX-24-388
Piedra Parada, Las Vigas
Veracruz, Mexico
6.7 x 4.2 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
new year 2021

Lots of good Amethyst has been found from time to time over the past decades in Vera Cruz, Mexico. This piece is far better than most of this size with the most desirable white matrix and perfectly zoned crystals. In undamaged condition, the specimen is much better in person, the glassy faces and color are hard to capture in photos. We selected this piece and a few others from the finds of 2016 when they first arrived in the USA.

Spodumene var. Kunzite - gem crystal
stock #20.1-116
Laghman
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
10.5 x 3.5 x 1.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
new year 2021

A complete and undamaged Kunzite crystal that is doubly terminated with good color. The terminations on each end are of different habits, both are very sharp and distinct. The crystal is very transparent, it is possible to read through the center of the prism. Kunzites have a very deep violet color when viewed on end but much more pale pink on the prism faces, this piece has an especially strong color gradation. Fine Afghan specimens like this are a good value.

Stibnite -radiating blades and clusters
stock #5.1-198
Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
9.7 x 7.5 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $1250
new year 2021

About 12 years ago an amazing but small find of bladed Stibnite crystals (clusters, fans and flowerlike arrangements) was made in Nandan (China). The find was quickly exhausted and the mines are now all shut down. The habits are similar to an older find in Romania that is also long gone. On close examination these are clearly a bit different. This piece is in remarkable condition, aside from the outer edges it is undamaged. Displays well,the crystals have a bright metallic luster on the flat faces and a dark almost black look on the narrow edges. The blades reach 2.5 CM and are mostly free standing. This is a very choice display grade Stibnite from any place and an a super fine example of this discovery. We can ship this piece with special packaging which will involve a slightly higher cost.

Epidote with Byssolite - old Austrian
stock #1052-JM-3632

Salzburg, Austria
7.1 x 5.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
new year 2021

Lustrous crystals of Epidote fill an open cavity on a matrix that also hold masses of Byssolite. A big stack of old labels come with this piece. It was last in the John Marshall collection but dates back through many other owners perhaps also including the famed Lechner collection (Austria), certainly over a century old, the quality is excellent. The original labels and documents all give just Salzburg as the locale, but this certainly looks a perfect match for Kappenwand, but that is not confirmed. Regardless the exact spot this came from the piece displays well, is better in person. With good lighting the dark green to yellow color is more evident.