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Romanechite on Goethite
stock #22.1-363
Kiralyszentistvan, Veszprem District,
Veszprem County, Hungary
5.6 x 3.1 x 2.6 CM CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Fall 22

Romanèchite is not normally a pretty or attractive specie but this find in 2020 produced a few very impressive examples. These look, to many people, like oranges on trees. They do have a very distinctive form. Romanèchite is a somewhat rare Barium-rich manganese specie that is usually a thin coating or in a dark, dull botryoidal form. This specimen looks fine on all sides and has a memorable architecture. Something really different, an esthetic and attractive specimen.

HOLD Chabazite - vintage, historic specimen
stock #HOLD 0781-JM-4258
Dunabogdány
Pest megye, Hungary
8.3 x 6.2 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Fall 22

A fine, old large Chabazite specimen with bright sparkling pink crystals covering most of a blocky matrix. Ex Moritz and Adolph Lechner, Frank Edwards and John Marshall collections, This was handled by Schortmann's Minerals when they obtained and sold the Lechner (Austria) collection. Their label dates to about 1936, though the Lechner collection is far older, begun in the late 1800 era but included several much older collections. The label has the older spelling of the locality. There is still a working Quarry in this area but this specimen is certainly far older. In excellent condition, the price in 1936 was two dollars, a sizable amount at that time.

Romanechite on Goethite
stock #22.1-361
Kiralyszentistvan, Veszprem District,
Veszprem County, Hungary
5 x 3.6 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Fall 22

Romanèchite is not normally a pretty or attractive specie but this find in 2020 produced a few very impressive examples. These look, to many people, like oranges on fingers. These do have a very distinctive form. Romanèchite is a somewhat rare Barium-rich manganese specie that is usually a thin coating or in a dark, dull botryoidal form. This specimen looks fine on all sides and has a memorable architecture. Something really different.

Grossular (Andradite) on Blue Calcite
stock #16.1-1278
Dognaczka, Banat Mountains
Caras Severin Co., Hungary
8.3 x 6.2 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $250


Classic locality specimen with well formed Garnets up to 1.9 CM across. These brown crystals contrast well with a blue Calcite and Feldspar matrix. This locality has produced both Adradite and Grossular in the skarn and this was previously identified as Grossular but it likely is zoned and has at least some Andradite. The main crystals are complete and in undamaged condition. There are some smaller and one has damage though it is not distracting. The matrix on this is especially nice and the isolation of the crystals is far better than any other I have seen .

Malachite - Primary crystals, classic locale
stock #15.1-1064-(SM2923)
Andrassy II. Mine, Rudabanya, Rudabanyai Mts.
Borosod-Abauj-Zemplen Co., Hungary
7.6 x 5.2 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Worldwide mix summer

An old, well formed and crystallized Malachite from Rudebanya ex Charles Noll collection. The Malachite is quite lustrous and contrasts with the gossan matrix, but this is nearly all Malachite. This is also a well formed and fine Primary Malachite, not a pseudomorph. The luster is bright and satin like with clustered groups of prismatic crystals in spherical arrangements. In excellent condition, we do not know the vintage of this piece but the style is only seen in very old collections, and the locality has been mined since the copper age, it is one of the oldest mineral sites in Europe. Impossible to find specimens of this caliber today.

Hyalite (opal) - gem clear
stock #A7-071-(526)
Tarcal, Eperjes- Tokaj Mountains
Borosod-Abauj-Zemplen Co., Hungary
3.5 x 2.9 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Spring 2017

A glass clear bubbly mass of Hyalite Opal perched on matrix. Vivid fluorescence, undamaged and esthetic. It is possible to easily see bubbles inside the Hyalite. Even prettier in person.