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Dechenite (As-Descloizite) with Vanadinite - vintage specimen
stock #21.1-236
Kappel, Ferlach, Karawanken
Carinthia, Austria
4.4 x 3.5 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Late Summer 2021

A fine and uncommon example of the As variety of Descloizite known as Dechenite with several vintage labels. The front surface of this specimen is densely covered with sparkling crystals of red orange As-Descloizite. The crystals are quite elongated and most are in fine condition as well. Old labels are included from Julius Bohn (Vienna, dealership begun in 1884), W Mauncher (Munich 1870-1930) and an unattributed Italian. Choice, historic and unlike "normal" Descloizite!

Galena, Cerussite and Wulfenite -Classic
stock #16.1-704
Bleiberg District, Gailtaier Alpen and Karnische Alpen
Carinthia, Austria
7.5 x 6.8 x 6.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $480


From the type locality area for Wulfenite, this is a very choice, classic Lead secondary specimen. About a dozen distinct octahedrons of Galena are sparkling with hundreds of Cerussite crystals scattered on the faces. The spaces between the Galenas are full of orange to red Wulfenites in a blocky form. One of the great classic mineral localities, important since the early 14th century. In 1556 Agricola described the locality and methods in his famed "De re Metallica" . The mines closed for good in 1993, but left a great legacy of minerals and helped develop many methods in use today. This specimen is in remarkable condition, is far more attractive in person and a fine display quality Galena much better than most seen in collections from here.

Hydrozincite, Smithsonite - Type locality for Hydrozincite
stock #16.1-685
Bleiberg District, Gailtaier Alpen and Karnische Alpen
Carinthia, Austria
9.5 x 5.6 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Worldwide mix summer

A large specimen from Bleiberg (Type locale) that is mostly Hydrozincite some formed over and with Smithsonite. Very well defined bothroids on a cast of Gossan that has additional layers of Hydrozincite seen on the underside. In fine condition, fluorescent and with some luster. One old label included mentions only the Smithsonite. For what is often an un attractive mineral specie, this is quite attractive and well composed.