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Epidote
stock #13.1-343
Garnet Hill, Calaveras County
California, United States
3.9 x 1.9 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $165
May 2015

A single sharp and well formed Epidote crystal from the Garnet hill locale in California's Gold country. Undamaged as seen, there are some tiny secondary Epidotes encrusting some faces. A very good example from this interesting locale.

Stilbite - radial type-classic locale
stock #15.1-523
Paterson
New Jersey, United States
7.2 5.6 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $140
May 2015

An old Schortmann's specimen circa 1948-50 from the Paterson New Jersey area. The radial ball of Stilbite is 3.2 cm across and nicely exposed. This sort of esthetic is not very common from this classic locale best known for Prehnites. In fine condition.

HOLD Barite (gemmy golden) on Quartz w. Fluorite
stock #HOLD AX-26-010
Pohla Mine, Schwarzenberg District
Saxony, Germany
10 x 7.4 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
May 2015

A venerable German classic- this matrix plate hosts several sharp gem clear Barites to 2 CM. In very good condition, the matrix has some minor Fluorite and Pyrite but is mostly composed of sparkling Quartz. Displays well as is or could be trimmed to make several fine miniatures. Previous dealer labels included (with 500.00$ price tag).

Rhodonite on Calcite with Franklinite
stock #9.1-251
Franklin Mine, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County
New Jersey, United States
4 x 2.9 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $260
May 2015

A complete 2.9 cm crystal of Rhodonite is perched above a smaller 2.3 CM crystal resting on Calcite matrix. Nicely exposed, the Calcite has not been acid "melted" so this is fully natural. An affordable classic specimen with good color, form and in nice condition, these are getting quite hard to find in any decent condition.

Chrysocolla pseudo after Azurite/Malachite
stock #15.1-490
Lupoto mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Shaba, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
8.3 x 6.9 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400
May 2015

One of the most exciting new finds this year are these very colorful pseudomorphs from the Congo. This specimen is especially well-formed with big (up to 6.2 cm) sharp crystals showing Azurite form. The crystals are now hollow casts with a small amount of residual Malachite seen inside with magnification. The entire specimen is covered with tiny, sharply terminated crystals of deep blue Chrysocolla. In fine condition esthetic and eye-catching.

Stellerite
stock #AX-32-215
Diaboukara, Diakon, Cercle de Bafoulabe
Kayes Region, Mali
4.9 x 3.1 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $330
May 2015

A relatively new find from Mali, the spherical "flower-like" aggregates have recently been confirmed as Stellerite while the bow-tie shaped crystals are Stilbites. This is a fine condition example with great form. Deep green Epidote crystals are up to 3.3 cm, overall a very attractive piece with top form.

Wulfenite
stock #15.1-289
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts, La Paz County
Arizona, United States
4.7 x 3.3 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $550
May 2015

The Red Cloud Mine is rightly legendary and highly regarded as a source of great Wulfenite. This example has a main crystal that is undamaged, has fine color and sits perfectly on the matrix. Remarkably, all the tiny associated Wulfenites and Calcites are in fine condition even under 10X magnification. The base and rear of the specimen was sawn flat to enable collection without damage. The saw marks are completely hidden from any display angle and the piece sits well by itself.

Fluorite w. Chalcopyrite inclusions
stock #15.1-454A
Ladywash Mine, Eyan
Derbyshire, England
5.5 x 4.5 x 1.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $240
May 2015

A sharp, translucent and well-formed Ladywash Mine Fluorite is nicely decorated with multi-hued Chalcopyrite crystals outside and inside the zoned crystals. In fine condition and with delicate hues this has no matrix at all. The Fluorites when backlit show many Chalcopyrite crystals inside forming distinct phantoms. Choice.