A single crystal of Anglesite in the pointed habit that has had some dissolution pockets near the base that are now filled with crystallized Arsentsumebite and Mottramite. Nice color contrast and a pearly luster on the Anglesite add character. Some minor bruises exist at 10 magnification these look like typical bruising but at 40X magnification it seems some of this is partly recrystallized so these are more likely semi-healed old in-situ damage or contacts. A nice piece with a rather uncommon association.
Lustrous oil-green prisms are well presented on the contrasting Actinolite. From a less well known Northeastern US locality (the Ore Hill Mine, Warren, NH) Ex Bob Whitmore collection, the condition is excellent. Choice piece from an uncommon locale.
Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker Dist., Jerada Province
Oujada-Angad Province, Oriental Region,
3.7 x 2.1 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
A very good classic habit Touissit Anglesite that is the natural color "lemon" hue. Very lustrous and sharp, some small contacts and chips are there but still the quality and condition is far above average, and still relatively affordable. More transparent that is seen in the photos, these have now become quite rare and pricey in this quality. A good value. Ex Charles M. Noll collection.
Andradite with Actinolite (Uralite)
Stanley Mine, Graham Co.
3.4 x 2.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
Unusually sharp, isolated and nicely composed, this is a lot more esthetic than most specimens from this well-known locale. No damage, 3 dimensional specimen that can easily be trimmed to make a fine thumbnail.
Sharp, gem-clear bi-color Vesuvianite crystal from the great Jeffrey Mine. The range of color and habit of Jeffrey Vesuvianites is incredible, they are considered the world's best and quite prized. This is a well-formed thumbnail with fine luster and an unusual color palette.
The Daoping area finds of Plumbogummite have been extraordinary, by far the best quality ever seen. This specimen is an esthetic treelike cluster of former Pyros which are sizable and well-formed. The replacement with a powder blue to yellow-green Plumbogummite seems to be complete. In excellent condition, a choice piece of a modern classic find.
Set like a pink jewel in a cluster of Calcite crystals, this equant Danburite is in outstanding condition. What may look like damage is simply internal veils seen inside the crystal. Very esthetic, this displays well from several angles. There is chipping on some Calcite mostly on the underside and back, but not seen on the logical display side. A modern classic, choice.
Calcite on Quartz (Amethyst)
Mina Peregrina, Guanajuato
8.4 x 6.4 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
Bright glassy clear crystals of light pink-violet Calcite perched on a contrasting Amethyst matrix. Classic material from Guanajuato, this is quite eye-catching. In excellent condition, there is a single clean repair that is super hard to find, that needs to be mentioned. This keeps the price low yet this displays like it cost far more.