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Chalcedony -"caviar agate" on red Scolecite
stock #17.1-705
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Pre Holiday 2017

An unbelievable new find! We were able to obtain what so far are the best pieces of the small but impressive pocket in Malegon, Nasik, India. The red to orange Scolecite is in a rounded mass composed of radiating needles. An impressive matrix for the small spheres of Chalcedony (or technically agate) looking like fish eggs in multiple colors. These were named "caviar agate" shortly after they first appeared, and are an amazing companion to the "grape agates" from Indonesia. This has the caviar eggs on small needle-like stalks with excellent form, color and quality. Displays brilliantly under good light as seen in these photos. A fine addition to any suite of Quartz, Agates, Indian trap minerals or simply esthetics.

Fluorite on Lollingite
stock #A-11-017
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
3.6 x 3.2 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $280
Pre Holiday 2017

Well-formed transparent Fluorite on crystalline blades of Lollingite in an attractive arrangement. A fine example from the Inner Mongolian finds at the Huanggang Mine. The display surface is perfect and undamaged, the back of the Fluorite has a clean geometric contact but is undamaged. The Lollingite from here is certainly some of the best ever found, the addition of fine Fluorite makes this miniature especially attractive.

Fluorite in Dolomite cast
stock #17.1-696
Walworth Quarry, Walworth, Wayne County
New York, United States
3.1 x 2.8 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $160
Pre Holiday 2017

A single gem-clear cube of Walworth Fluorite is perched perfectly inside a thin Dolomite cast. Walworth Fluorites are classic but not often available as few are found each year. This is even more unusual as the thin shell or "cup" is an uncommon matrix composed of tiny Dolomte crystals. The Fluorite is clean, undamaged and colorless. This could trim to thumbnail size if desired.

Rosasite on Malachite ps. after Azurite crystals
stock #17.1-697
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.6 x 2.6 x 2.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $550
Pre Holiday 2017

One of the more famed Pseudomorphs from Tsumeb is Rosasite replacing Malachite that has replaces Azurite crystals. This is an excellent example with a thin outer zone of Rosasite that has several small Calcite rhombs sprinkled on the surface. Attractive and now quite uncommon, the main crystal is in perfect condition. Other crystals on the back and bottom side are broken showing the malachite core, does not affect display. A big thumbnail with a lot of good visual impact.

Diopside -Gem crystals, classic locale
stock #AX-35-034
Calvin Mitchell Prospect, Dekalb, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
5.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Pre Holiday 2017

A spray of gemmy green Diopside crystals (to 1.4 CM) stand on a matrix of Quartz from famed Dekalb, NY locale. The Diopsides are undamaged and glassy, terminated and a few show fibrous areas inside. Not often available and usually quite expensive.

Rhodochrosite- sharp rhombs with Quartz, Pyrite and Calcite
stock #AX-22-058
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
7.2 x 6 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $2600
Pre Holiday 2017

Intense red color and fine translucent Rhombs from early finds at the Wudong (Wutong) mine. This is one of the few pieces that can match the color and style of some good Sweet Home Mine specimens. Choice and in great condition as seen. The rhombs are just over 2.5 CM (an inch) and very esthetic in their placement. The Pyrite adds a golden sparkle and the overall display is very eyecatching. Later finds produced more pale red and flatter crystals. A less expensive alternative to a similar Colorado specimen but still a fine Rhodo!

Fluorapatite (Apatite CaF) classic locale
stock #17.1-694
Pulsifer Quarry, Mount Apatite District, Auburn
Maine, United States
2 x 1.3 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $330
Pre Holiday 2017

A classic and esthetic Pulsifer Apatite with the distinctive habit crystals. From the vintage Terry Szenics mining project, there is minimal matrix here, mostly all purple Apatite with some minor Lepidolite. Much better than average with very good form and naked eye appeal but this is not a specimen for perfectionists. There is some edge wear and smaller crystals are chipped or broken on the base area. The price reflects this but still the overall quality is far better than typical. These Apatites are legendary, now very scarce in this level of quality.

Prehnite on Quartz
stock #17.1-695
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
9.7 x 7.7 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
Pre Holiday 2017

Balls of crystallized Prehnite (up to 2.5 CM) in perfect condition are set on a matrix of Quartz crystals. A few Quartz crystals have breaks but most are undamaged. From the Goboboseb mountains better known for their great Amethysts, this is a bright, colorful and lustrous piece in person.