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Amethyst phantom with Apophyllite crystals
stock #17.1-086
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg area,
Erongo Region, Namibia
6 x 1.9 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Pre Holiday 2017

A fine and unusual Brandburg type amethyst crystal in perfect condition, with the very rare addition of Apophyllite crystals on some faces. Classic and esthetic, this is the best example I have seen of this uncommon association. The Apophyllite is gem clear and sharp, most are doubly terminated and all are very lustrous. In the Quartz, movable internal bubbles (enhydro) are a nice bonus. The Goboboseb region has produced lots of Amethysts but the quality, esthetics, condition and the Apophyllites make this one stand out from the crowd. Choice.

Andradite- highly lustrous crystal aggregate
stock #15.1-485
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
5.3 x 4.4 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Pre Holiday 2017

A bright, sharp and lustrous Garnet cluster from the early finds at Huanggang. In fine condition the individual Andradites are up to 1.5 CM though most are a bit smaller. The color is a deep mahogany brown that can look nearly black in some light. A choice small specimen from the now famous Inner Mongolian mineral belt.

Erythrite - accicular form clusters
stock #17.1-681
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.4 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb, delicate and bright mass of slender crystals of Erythrite in exceptional condition. Sharp elongate crystals in radiating masses and loose sprays are densely packed on matrix. Not at all typical esthetics, this is a striking, attractive specimen. The worlds best Erythrite used to come from Bou Azzer, now rare to see in this quality level. Choice.

Mimetite
stock #A-26-007
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong Province, China
3.3 x 2.9 x 2.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $550
Pre Holiday 2017

A well formed cluster of undamaged Mimetite crystals on matrix from the famed finds in 2003-4 at Pingtouling. Since the mine collapsed some years ago these specimen have become highly desirable and much appreciated. This is a choice and undamaged toenail or small miniature with excellent orange yellow color and perfect form. A modern classic.

Sphalerite on Dolomite with Chalcopyrite- ex Harvard
stock #17.1-630
Pelican Mine, Picher, Tri-State District, Ottawa County
Oklahoma, United States
5.5 x 4.1 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $620
Pre Holiday 2017

A superb, specimen from a classic locality, Ex Harvard University , Dr L.C. Wyman and Doug Ervin collections. Perfect and sharp textbook form Sphalerite crystal 3.3 CM across is perched estheticly on matrix. Complete on all sides this has excellent display impact. Classic Tri-state specimen that turns a black mineral into a striking presentation.

Smithsonite- Cobaltoan
stock #17.1-329
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
3.2 x 1.6 x 1.8 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $360
Pre Holiday 2017

The rare intense color most desired for a fine Cobaltoan Smithsonite. Well crystallized and in perfect condition this is a classic Tsumeb specimen with first rate esthetics. Rich purple-pink hue and 360 degree display ability give this thumbnail top marks. Choice and better in person.

Fluorite -Bicolored scepter
stock #16.1-642
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
4 x 3.1 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Pre Holiday 2017

The Erongos sometimes produce impressive and very unusual Fluorites often in just a small single pocket find. A few years ago a find of loose green scepters, mostly very etched thumbnails made news. This specimen is similar but from a more recent small find. Less etched, larger, bicolored and on matrix, this has great esthetics. Formed of two crystals grown close together the tips are perfectly terminated in deep purple color but the stalks and base are bright green. Few were found, this example is especially choice.

Smithsonite (Pink-Cobaltoan) with Cerussite
stock #16.1-614
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, United States
5.3 x 4.6 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
Pre Holiday 2017

Bright purplish-pink color dominates this small cabinet specimen with several spherical groups of Smithsonite crystals on a Sulphide matrix. In contrast there are several Cerussites some twinned and in fine condition as well. Most Tsumeb Cobaltoan Smithsonite is a rather pale pink color this is really deep strong color, electric and impressive.