Barite - classic USA
Stoneham, Weld County
4.6 x 3.8 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
A small but esthetic Stoneham Barite in fine condition. A modern US classic from these great finds that produced many choice specimens. Due to the quantity and quality of the discovery nice specimens are still quite affordable. A good value, complete on all sides, no damage.
Very odd, single large etched crystal of Sulphur, complete all around and complexly stepped. Bright color and in perfect condition, this high elevation locality at one time produced a few fantastic world class Sulphur crystals. Sulphur is a common element world wide but there are few good crystal localities. The former mines in Sicily, Russia and Bolivia were the greatest sources and specimens from each are completely different. The legendary Rock Currier was very involved in importing Sulphur specimens from here years ago. When we visited the locality in 2012 it was completely shut down with nobody there. I am not sure if it has worked since. This specimen is from over 25 years ago.
Deer Hill locality, DeerHill, Stow, Oxford County
3 x 1.5 x 12 CM (thumbnail)
Thumbnail sceptered Amethyst with zoning and a deep purple cap. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, a nice example from this classic Oxford County Maine (USA) locality that is better known for very large crystals, good thumbnails are quite rare. The condition is excellent.
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Buscovaca
Central Bosnia Canton,
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2.2 x 2.2 x 2.1 CM (thumbnail)
Sharp and gem-clear crystals of Hyalophane from the most important locality for this odd specie. This is crystallized all around and has fine glassy luster. A Barium rich variety of Microcline, this was a separate specie for many years but is now reclassified. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection. In perfect, undamaged condition.
Cuprite with Malachite
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
2.4 x 2.3 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
A cluster of dark red Cuprite crystals with tufts of fibrous Malachite. Some minor contacting on the back but the front and sides are quite fine with no visible damage. The Cuprites are translucent and if backlit will glow to a bright cherry-red. A nice thumbnail from a modern classic locality.
Diamond - cubo-octahedral crystal
Miba Mine, Mbuji Mayi
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
.6 x.6 x .5 CM (thumbnail)
A nice bit of Carbon. Perfectly formed, complete Diamond crystal 2.25 carats showing textbook habit. The color is a green-yellow and the faces shows microscopic stepping and hundreds of small crystal faces. Ex Larry White thumbnail collection, obtained from Stachura Minerals in 1968. The Miba Mine dates back to 1913; it was a Belgian operation for many decades becoming one of the world's largest producers. In the early 60's more than half of the entire worlds supply of Diamonds came from this one site.
SOLD Rutile in Quartz
stock #SOLD 20.1-316
4.1 x 2.8 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
Sagenite type Rutile inside Quartz from the Binn Valley. Classic alpine specimen that has been recrystallized on the bottom and back. A few bruises are noted but still displays OK and is very reasonable in price for a an old Swiss specimen. Older labels with no collection attribution are also included.
Azurite - crystal rosette form
Hanover #2 Mine, Grant County
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
A perfect and brilliant blue Azurite rosette or flower from the Hanover Mine in New Mexico.Complete all around, with vibrant color, luster and no damage. Ex Larry White collection, this is essentially a single crystal with several smaller crystals that are aligned to create the rose form. There is no point of attachment so this a complete floater, it ranks as a competition grade specimen and I have not seen a better thumbnail from here. These are now very uncommon to find for sale except as old collections are broken up. A small collection number has been painted on a corner of the "back" of the piece, we can remove it if requested. Far better in person the electric color is hard to capture or see on a computer screen.