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Fluorapatite with Cookite
stock #15.1-872
Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County
Maine, United States
5.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $580
Early summer 2021

A richly crystalized purple Apatite from the classic Mt Rubellite in Maine. The Apatites show the distinctive "Hebron" form and cover the two largest faces and much of the sides on this piece. The crystals are also quite gemmy. This has a boxwork matrix of Cookite etc, and the luster is especially bright. In fine condition and with very good purple color, this can be displayed from almost any angle. Any nice purple Apatite from Maine is usually very hard to find as these are highly sought after, very little is found and only obtained from older collections.

Elbaite - two specimens - classic USA
stock #0990-JM-N127-2
Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
4.8 x 3.8 x 3.2 CM, 1.3 x 1.1 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $300
new year 2021

A pair of Elbaite specimens from the now famed Newry Mine of Maine. One is a small thumbnail the other a miniature. These come from the collection of John Marshall, who was one of the investors in what later became one of the greatest mineral finds of all time. These two pieces date to before that big strike. The set includes a matrix specimen with a gemmy Elbaite and crystals of Lepidolite on a blocky Albite crystal. The second specimen is a gemmy bi-colored Elbaite that is very clear and lustrous. The single crystal is not terminated but shows on one end a "nodule" or ball like mass which were noted at this locale as the most desirable gem grade. The matrix specimen has John's hand-printed collection number on one side. This material is quite unlike the later finds but which was an encouraging sign of the potential in the quarry at that time.

Chrysoberyl - gemmy twin crystal, Northeastern USA
stock #20.1-300-(LW380)
Ragged Ass Jack Mountain, Hartford, Oxford County
Maine, United States
1.7 x 1.5 x .3 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390
new year 2021

Classic form Chrysoberyl from the Ragged Ass Jack Mountain find in Maine, USA. This is a complete crystal, fully transparent and with nice color. The twinning can be clearly seen by the distinct striations. This thumbnail is from the Larry White collection which he obtained almost 50 years ago from Phil Scalisi who in turn got this from the Grace Dearborn collection. For this locality the quality and condition is super, a few larger crystals are known but those are far less sharp, gemmy and complete. A rare and choice USA Thumbnail and a fine Oxford County, Maine piece as well.

Rose Quartz (classic style, Maine)
stock #13.1-399
Dunton Quarry, Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
3.1 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $320
Spring 2020

A super choice thumbnail (just barely fits the specs) with fine form, color and luster. From Newry, the Rose Quartz is in ball like clusters and seems to have formed on an earlier colorless Quartz druse. Looks fine from several angles, the condition is excellent, undamaged. While massive Rose Quartz is rather common, it is surprising how few good crystalized R Q specimens are found worldwide, most finds seem to be very small.

Almandine - important specimen from classic locale
stock #0944-JM-M19
Mount Mica, Paris, Oxford County
Maine, United States
6.1 x 5.3 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


An important and choice Almandine on pegmatite matrix from the 1974 Dagenais Pocket (named for Rene Dagenais). This specimen was in the collection of John Marshall who was at that time one of the owners of the locality. According to John it was the best Garnet he had seen from Mt Mica. The specimen retains his painted on label and collection number M-19. The Almandine is mostly complete with dark red higlights. There is an area of damage on the backside but the front is clean and presents well. Garnet is rather common at the famed Mt Mica, but any well formed crystals are especially rare. A significant specimen from a famed pocket and important for the locality.

Elbaite with Quartz - classic USA
stock #7.AE-317
Dunton Quarry, Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
2.1 x 2 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $440


Super thumbnail of gem Tourmailne with the steep termination from the world famed Dunton pocket at Newry. A classic US Elbaite with sharp form, bright luster and 100 percent gemmy clear. A small Quartz crystal adds a nice accent, the crystal is also dichroic and damage free. One of the most significant tourmaline discoveries of all time, the Dunton Quarry pocket is legendary. The steep terminations on some green crystals like this were unusually distinctive. These have become quite scare in this quality.

Elbaite -multicolor with Quartz, Cookeite etc.
stock #17.1-576
Mount Mica, Paris, Oxford County
Maine, United States
3.9 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Spring update

Well formed bi-colored green Tourmaline exposed on matrix from THE classic US locale for Elbaites, Mt. Mica. Collected in the sixties by Les Hitchings, the large Elbaite is in perfect condition. The Matrix is a typical mix of Quartz crystals with Cooketite and feldspar with several partial Elbaites and one small Tourmaline is still fully encased in the Cookeite and could be exposed if so desired. Since 1821 this locality has been the most famed US Gem pegmatite.

Rose Quartz well crystallized with Eosphorite
stock #18.1-096
Rose Quartz Crystal Locality (Pegmatite 24, Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
11.5 x 7.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500
Spring update

A big and very showy 1950 vintage Rose Quartz crystal cluster from Plumbago Mt. Newry, Maine. Several rosettes of Eosphorite and an unidentified specie are also present. Excellent condition, with deep color and in dense esthetic aggregates. From the late Les Hitchings collection, this quality and size are very rare.