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Smithsonite - gemmy scalenohedral crystals
stock #14.1-058
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
7 x 6 x 2.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $1050
Winter 2016-17

Yellow-hued crystals of transparent Smithsonite up to 2.5 cm long are sticking out in all directions on this complex yet esthetic piece. In outstanding condition overall, there is one crystal with a broken termination that will be hidden on most logical display angles. All of the other crystals are quite perfect. Without analysis I am not sure if this should be called Cadmian Smithsonite as many yellow examples are labelled. Choice and attractive.

Diopside - gemmy crystals on matrix
stock #AX- 35-524
Calvin Mitchell Prospect, Dekalb, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
4.3 x 4 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $700
Winter 2016-17

Fine and sharp gem clear Diopside crystals on a Diopside matrix in excellent condition. From the famed Dekalb classic location made famous in the 1800s, The largest crystal is 2.3 CM long and has fine transparency and a nice yellow-green color. This was collected by and in the collection of S. Alverson in the last good find over 4 decades ago. Since that pocket there have been no more with this clarity and glassy luster. Outstanding for the location and an esthetic piece as well!

Apatite-(CaF) prismatic habit elongated hexagon
stock #16.1-655
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
2.2 x 1 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380
Winter 2016-17

From the now famed La Marina Mine this is a more rare habit of elongated prism Apatite. Sharp, choice, and with great color, this deposit more typically had flattened equant or stretched tabular forms. From the recent find this is the best example of the form we have seen.

Elbaite - gem grade crystal
stock #15.1-422
Resplendor Mine - Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.9 x .8 x .4 CM (miniature)
price: $580
Winter 2016-17

Sharp, pure gem clear grade with fine green to blue green color. The photos have a very slight backlighting, with a stronger backlight this crystal glows intensely and shows some blue zones as well. In fine condition as seen with top notch glass-like luster internally flawless and super clear. Older material from the famed Resplendor Mine, there has not been any like this available for some time.

Smithsonite on Galena
stock #16.1-562
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $900
Winter 2016-17

Outstanding esthetics, in fine condition a very choice Tsumeb piece. The matrix is the classic type of Tsumeb Galena with small areas of Cerussite best seen with magnification. The Smithsonites contrast nicely with the matrix. Colorless to very pale pink hues on crystals reaching 1.7 cm with fine transparency as well. Displays with great impact despite the small size!

Anglesite - unusual color with Balydonite etc.
stock #16.1-561
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
8.5 x 4.1 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $2850
Winter 2016-17

A remarkable series of colorful, sharp and lustrous Anglesites reaching 3.1 cm in a stacked cluster. Matrix includes Balydonite and Mimetite among other unidentified species. The Anglesites show the bi-pyramidal form and have yellow, greenish and orange-brown inclusions along with typical milky white areas. Both unusual and very attractive, an outstanding lead secondary specimen from the amazing Tsumeb!

Fluorite in Quartz
stock #8.AE-893
Miandrivazo Dept. Menabe region, Tulear
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
8.3 x 2.3 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Winter 2016-17

A sharp Quartz prism hosting many small crystals of purple/blue Fluorite from the find about 12 years ago. Now quite rare but when these were available most were much smaller, damaged and had some faces lapped or ground to show the inclusions. This is fully natural, in good condition and quite large. The Fluorite inclusions are easily seen and the surfaces are nicely etched with geometric patterns visible with magnification.

Fluorite with Schorl on Microcline
stock #15.1-180
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.8 x 3.8 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Winter 2016-17

A simple esthetic arrangement of Schorl and Fluorite on a plate of tiny Microcline crystals. Nice color contrast, excellent condition and an affordable cute display miniature.