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Eosphorite on Rose Quartz - ex Richard Gaines
stock #AX-10-786
Lavra de Ilha, Taquaral, Itinga
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7 x 4.7 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Spring 2017

Delicate sprays of perfect transparent Eosphorite crystals are clustered on crystalline Rose Quartz. From the Richard Gaines collection, this is older material from several decades ago. The color contrast and sparkling luster make this often unattractive mineral an attractive display specimen. Even better in person.

Copper pseudomorph after Azurite rosette
stock #15.1-1118-(SM3654)
Copper Rose Mine, Georgetown, Grant County
New Mexico, United States
4 x 2.9 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Spring 2017

A fantastic Copper after Azurite rosette that is sharp, very large and quite old. An early Wards label (likely 1900-20) is included and one from the Charles Noll collection as well. This habit and style is unique to this locality and this specimen perfectly preserves the form of the Azurite crystals and the rose shaped cluster they grew in. Nice patina and in perfect condition.

Barite on Rhodochrosite
stock #AX-27-248
Cerro Warihuyn - Miraflores, Huamalies Prov.
Huanuco Department, Peru
4.4 x 2.3 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $160
Spring 2017

Glass clear Barite blades in perfect condition sitting on crystallized pink Rhodochrosite. From the prolific finds at Cerro Warihuyn, which produced some of the best Barites found in decades- esthetic, attractive and very affordable. There are a lot of these on the market but this is well above the average miniature, way better in person. The locality is supposedly almost exhausted, which will be a great loss to the mineral world!

Elbaite - unusual color zoning, on Clevelandite
stock #16.1-565
Stak Nala, Haramoush Mountains
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring 2017

A very fine small miniature with two super sharp gem Elbaites in an esthetic arrangement. From a recent find at Stak Nala, this pocket had an unusual zoning for this mine with a colorless area and a faint line of blue at the top that is captured in some of the photos. Depending on the lighting the colorless area can look slightly violet, the crystals grade to a dark green that is opaque near the bottom but translucent higher up. In fine condition the terminations are perfect even at 10x magnification. While similar to some older Stak Nala pieces this zoning is not like the more typical recent finds. Small but very choice!

Morganite Beryl with Elbaite and Lepidolite
stock #15.1-343
White Queen Mine, Pala, San Diego County
California, United States
5.5 x 5.1 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $825
Spring 2017

A classic USA Beryl var. Morganite with nice form and a peachy-pink color that contrasts well with the deep purple matrix. Small green Elbaite Tourmalines are scattered on the matrix giving extra color. The largest crystal is 3.8 CM across and quite lustrous. The backside is partly contacted and has adhering Quartz, so the best display is as shown. Attractive, in good overall condition and from the renowned White Queen Mine, this was collected more than 20 years ago but likely is a lot older. A good value for one of these.

Hemimorphite - finger-like growth
stock #16.1-628
Wenshan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
4.8 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $475
Spring 2017

An exceptionally esthetic botryoidal growth of Hemimorphite with a rich blue-green color. Looks a lot like a Smithsonite. This is in undamaged condition, has perfect wet-look luster and a coating of micro clear Hemimorphite crystals to add a little sparkle. Wenshan has become a world class producer of Hemimorphite but this habit is not at all typical, a very choice miniature.

Quartz - Herkimer-like habit
stock #10.1-487
Cong Ly
Hunan Province, China
6.3 x 4.2 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Spring 2017

Very sharp and perfectly transparent, this sizable prism has a slightly smoked hue. We obtained a few of these in China almost 15 years ago, the exact location itself was not visited but the miners who sold these called it Cong Ly, they indicated it was not a true mine but a hillside. We have never seen any exactly like these since then. I would love to find this locality today! The bottom as seen has a break and contact where it was removed but the prism and termination are perfect undamaged by naked eye. Only with 20X magnification can I find a few micro bruises but no chips. A pretty Quartz that has both an alpine look and a Herkimer-like habit.

Scheelite on recrystallized Quartz with Fluorite
stock #AX-12-404
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.6 x 5.5 x 1.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Spring 2017

A very unusual Yaogangxian specimen with the matrix a flattened Quartz shard that has recrystallized with one face coated with these clear Scheelites, the opposite side is dusted with clear tiny Fluorites. In fine condition, the Scheelites are bright and glassy, micro Pyrites are seen on some Scheelite crystals. Formerly in the Shields Flynn collection, this is quite choice (and certainly not typical) for this famed locale. Attractive.