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SOLD Fluorite - with Dolomite, gem clear
stock #SOLD WAM-AX-17
Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County
New York, United States
2.1 x 1.7 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A perfect, sharp and transparent elongated cube of pale blue to colorless Fluorite. This is heavily encrusted with Dolomite and micro Fluorites, so much of the Fluorite is hidden. A classic New York USA locality this is a cute thumbnail that looks better in person and shows the Walworth matrix "wrapping" very well.

SOLD Sphalerite- gemmy crystal, classic locality
stock #SOLD 18-1-417
ZCA corporation / Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
2.7 x 1.9 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0


A flat, transparent Sphalerite crystal with cognac color from the ZCA Mine in St Lawrence County, New York (USA). This is large, lustrous and very well-defined for this famed locality. The edges are very slightly rough as is typical of all larger crystals from here, but overall this is exceptional with a gemmy interior. This looks at first glance to be untwinned, but under magnification there is a small notch that may indicate a twin plane. Either way the crystal is much more impressive in person, the termination is complete though a bit crude on one edge and with backlighting it glows very nicely.

Sphalerite - gemmy crystals
stock #18-AX-418
ZCA corporation / Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
2.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $240
Late Summer 2021

A very lustrous Sphalerite thumbnail. This is a sharp and fully transparent honey-yellow crystal from a classic Northeastern US Locality. The ZCA Mine in Saint Lawrence County has been the source of many fine minerals. This specimen is twinned as seen and has several complex growth structures on some faces as well as some flat glass-like ones as well. A few rough edges from contacts but overall in very good condition. What looks like inclusions inside the crystals in the photos is actually other crystals on the backside seen through the clear Sphalerite. Not many of these make it to the market, this specimen is from an older collection and was collected at least 25 years ago.

Fluorite -gem clear with Anhydrite crystal inclusions
stock #AX-34-034
Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County
New York, United States
7.4 x 5.3 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $2950
new year 2021

A USA classic from the Walworth Quarry. Perfect, glass-clear transparent Fluorite sits exposed on Dolomite matrix. The cube is 2.3 CM diameter and several flat needle like crystals of Anhydrite are clearly seen inside. The Fluorite has the most desired blue color and the matrix is seen perfectly through the crystal. This specimen is sawn on the base which is commonly done to collect these without damage in the very hard matrix. The saw marks are not really noticeable in most display positions. We can arrange for a prep lab to use pneumatic tools to roughen the sawn surface if desired though this is certainly not needed, and incurs a cost. Walworth Fluorites are highly desired in fine condition like this, some many have at least some damage. These are a modern classic, the quarry is still operating and twice each year collecting is allowed for one day. Some years little or nothing good is found, such good undamaged specimens are very rare and highly prized.

Spinel on Chondrodite - USA classic
stock #21.1-043
Amity, Orange County
New York, United States
4.6 x 3.8 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $340
new year 2021

The famed old Spinel locality of Amity was one of the first of the Eastern USA Classic locales. The exact original locality may be lost today but the Skarns in the area have yielded some nice Spinels from time to time. This is an older piece with fine octahedral Spinel crystals on a crystalline orange Chondrodite matrix. Ex Hladysz collection, this has sharp form, nice arrangement and excellent luster with no damage. Displays very well from several angles and better in person.

Quartz - gem
stock #20.1-308-(LW328)
Lasselville, Town of Ephratah, Fulton County
New York, United States
1.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
new year 2021

A perfect thumbnail of gem-clear Quartz with a form that looks a lot like a Herkimer Diamond but is from the less well-known locality of Lasselville in Fulton County, NY. No damage, with fine esthetics, collected in 1972 by Larry White. This had been in his thumbnail collection for more than 40 years.

Danburite -Classic USA Locale
stock #19.1-318
Russell, St. Lawrence County
New York, United States
7.3 x 7.5 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $475


A fine, well crystalized old Danburite from Russell, New York. A classic of the Historic St. Lawrence County region, this specimen is from the late Ingeborg Burggraf collection. Several zones on the matrix host dense clusters of Danburite crystals with several habits, most being transparent to translucent and fairly glassy. The crystals reach over 1.3 CM though the majority are smaller. Uncommon on the market, the clear type like this are usually somewhat smaller in size this is well above average for quality.

Quartz (Cumberland habit) with Hematite -USA classic
stock #AX-17-304
Chubb Lake, St. Lawrence County
New York, United States
4.7 x 3.5 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $330
Spring 2020

Doubly terminated Quartz crystals with classic "Cumberland" form in a cluster dusted with small Hematite crystals. In incredible condition, this certainly looks like a superb vintage English specimen but it is much more unusual, being from Chubb Lake in Northern New York, USA. The locality has been closed for some years but during a brief period some amazing specimens were found. This habit was wrongly called "Beta Quartz" for a time and many old labels reflect that. This specimen has fine form, the crystals are undamaged, it is possible to see inside the Quartz through glassy faces to see dense inclusions. Not often available, this was in the William Hladysz collection.