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Quartz (phantom) with Epidote - California, USA
stock #23.1-003
Calaveras River Canyon, Valley Springs area, Calaveras County
California, United States
8.8 x 5.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950

A really choice and sharp Calaveras County Quartz with Epidote. One of the best phantom inclusions we have seen from anyplace in the USA, the main Quartz is very clear, unpolished and in very fine condition with no visible tip dings. The smaller Quartz are contacted and not complete but not damaged. The small light-green Epidote crystals are distinct, some are terminated and all have good striations. The phantom is a good green color and from some angles the refraction of the clear quartz makes it seem that there are many phantoms in a chevron stack. The Calaveras Canyon Quartz finds were some of the best phantom Quartz found in the USA and the addition of the Epidote adds a lot of nice character on this piece.

Quartz - with inclusions of red Hematite
stock #AX-11-095
Orange River, Namakwa
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
5.5 x 1.7 x 1.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $280
Pre Tucson

The occasional finds of red Quartz from the Orange River area of South Africa are well-known in the mineral world. This is a choice example with better than usual color intensity and nice form. Conjoined crystals of Quartz with transparent tops and opaque lower sections that contrast with the bright terminations. In great condition aside from a tiny tip contact that is hard to see with naked eye. This piece is from the last good find that was more than 5 years ago. An excellent value for quality / esthetics to price.

Quartz - red crystals enclosing Hematite
stock #18.1-137
Stalldalen, Ljusnarsberg
Vastmanland, Sweden
5.5 x 3.8 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
Spring 23

A very pretty spray of bright red to orange color Quartz from this little known locality. The Ställdalen Iron Mines were long ago active and today specimens are quite uncommon in any quality at all, much less in such esthetic sprays. Hematite inclusions give the color and looks from orange to red with some colorless zones as well. Overall in fine condition, very close exam finds a few small rough spots on a few crystals that are not easily noticed, most are super pristine. Other world localities that are noted for red Quartz come to mind, (Orange River Namibia, Egremont England etc.), but none of these look quite like the very distinctive and uncommon Swedish specimens. This is a particularly attractive piece, very hard to find today.

Quartz with inclusions
stock #23.1-327
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 5 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Spring 23

Something very unusual, a polished Quartz prism that shows off inclusions that look like a flock of white birds. We usually do not handle this sort of polished specimen, but for this we have made an exception. Super clear, well-polished, flawless Quartz with white inclusions that are mostly disk shaped and wispy. Ex Les Hitchings collection, he obtained this in Brazil in 1989. I have never seen another like it.

Quartz - 3 generations
stock #AX-10-114
Holland Mine, Washington Camp, Patagonia
Arizona, United States
7.7 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $125
Fall 22

An unusual and attractive Quartz specimen from this well-known Arizona area. The core of this specimen is a single 7.5 CM clear Quartz crystal that shows stepped growth and has a macro-mosaic look on several faces. What makes this extra special is that about half of the crystal is over grown on three faces with slightly smoky small Quartz crystals with their terminations mostly at 90 degrees to the main crystal. Those crystals are in turn overgrown by a third generation of even smaller Quartz micro crystals with a darker hue. The two most recent generations have overgrown the termination of the large original Quartz in a hood-like manner. In excellent condition with no visible damage. Ex Ruth and Andy Palmer collection, pre 1975 vintage.

Quartz "interference" crystal
stock #22.1-137
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
9.3 x 2.7 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Fall 22

A perfect example of so called interference Quartz. For any Quartz suite this is a fine, exotic and strange form. From Dalnegorsk a few years ago this came from a small find and this was one of the largest crystals and one of the very few that were complete and undamaged. It seems that in this location at least as the Quartz grew it had a series of thin Calcite blades on each side. The Calcite has since dissolved away but had an impact on the crystal development. The result is a remarkable stepped form in an inclined series of ridges. Unusual and certainly esthetic in a strange way!

Quartz - included by Amphiboles
stock #22.1-288
Serro do Cabral, Buenopolis
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 2.4 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $190
Fall 22

Vivid brightly colored inclusions of reds and yellows that are said to be Amphiboles. No formal analysis exists as far as we know but it is a logical conclusion. The esthetics of these better quartz from this older find is just amazing. The crystal is in fine condition as seen, the termination is complex, stepped with a different color more a yellow to greenish tint. Displays well from any side; this is an unusual and attractive Quartz unlike any other we have seen.

Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite Phantoms
stock #21.1-512
Manihar Valley Kuilu District
Himachal Pradesh, India
6.8 x 5 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Post Tucson 2022

Superb, sharp and gem clear Quartz in perfect condition with distinctive green phantoms of Chlorite seen inside. The specimen is also dusted with tiny sparkling Anatase crystals in several areas. Overall this displays incredibly well. What may look like bruises in the photos are all internal veils, the condition is exceptional. These Quartz are obtained at very high elevations in Alpine clefts from 3000 to 4400 meters elevation. True alpine Quartz is remarkably different from all others. The optical clarity of the best Quartz from this area is among the very highest in the world. This piece shows that clarity in the upper section and this displays the internals perfectly.