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136 specimens listed
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Danalite/ Genthelvite/ Helvite- Rosette cluster
stock #17.1-192
Huanggang Mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhead League
Inner Mongolia Region, China
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $2400
Spring update

Simply a killer with perfect form, zoned crystals are arranged in a radiating cluster. These three species are found together as zoned sections of individual crystals at this site. This find at Huanggang (Inner Mongolia) have redefined these species and are widely regarded as the worlds best. The tips of these crystals are translucent and show some internal zoning but the overall display quality of this piece is why this is so exceptional. Helvite and Genthelvite are fairly rare but known from several locales. However good Danalite is ultra rare worldwide these rank as world class crystals.

Adularia (orthoclase) Var. Valencianite
stock #AX-27-238
Valenciana Mine (Mina La Valenciana), Municipio de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico
9.8 x 5.9 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Spring update

A classic and fine old specimen of the Adularia variety Valencianite. Ex Harvard University, Ken Hollman and Terry Szenics collections. From the Valenciana Mine(Guanajuato, Mexico) this has sizable crystals to 2.7 CM,and is in perfect undamaged condition. A dusting of small clear Quartz crystals and a few micro Sulfides ads some character as well.

Rose Quartz well crystallized with Eosphorite
stock #18.1-096
Rose Quartz Crystal Locality (Pegmatite 24, Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
11.5 x 7.2 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $1500
Spring update

A big and very showy 1950 vintage Rose Quartz crystal cluster from Plumbago Mt. Newry, Maine. Several rosettes of Eosphorite and an unidentified specie are also present. Excellent condition, with deep color and in dense esthetic aggregates. From the late Les Hitchings collection, this quality and size are very rare.

Pyromorphite- fine hoppered crystals
stock #AX 27-227
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.5 x 2.4 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $1550
Spring update

A perfect, top notch Pyromorphite with killer form, top color and luster. This came out of the ground in 2000 one of the first and best ever finds at Daoping. This locality is now rightly regarded as perhaps the best source ever of Pyros worldwide. This top quality and rich color is no longer found and rarely available. A modern classic, damage free with sizable crystals, this is a fine competition grade miniature.

Quartz - Gem smoky crystal included by Schorl Tourmalines
stock #17.1-642
Erongo Mountain, Karibib
Erongo Region, Namibia
11.1 x 4.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Spring update

A large gem clear Quartz that is a light smoke brown with coatings and inclusions of Schorl Tourmaline. Complex multi faced sides with ramparts make this a statuesque crystal. In excellent condition the overall look is an alpine type habit. In exceptional undamaged condition a few areas show a coating of Hyalite opal as well. Especially fine and choice for the locale this is far better in person.

Fluorite on Schorl/ Elbaite
stock #17.1-535
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
6.6 x 3.8 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring update

A pair of Tourmaline crystals decorated with several globular Fluorites. The Fluorites are included by hairlike Tourmalines that are a light green hue. From The slopes of the Hohenstein Massif in the Erongo, this is a likely a mixture of green Elbaite and Black Schorl Tourmaline. A very unusual arrangement and a nice setting for the transparent Fluorites.

Fluorapatite -purple classic crystals
stock #13.1-306
Mount Rubellite, Hebron, Oxford County
Maine, United States
2.9 x 2.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $400
Spring update

An old, somewhat crude cluster of small colorless and larger purple Apatite crystals. The biggest Apatite is 1.8 CM across which is the largest I know of for the locale. From the Mount Rubellite Quarries an old but less famous Maine location for Apatites. Some chipping, crude edges and contacts are noted but the color, huge crystal size and low price help compensate for imperfections.

Apophyllite- classic Virginia locale
stock #AC-402
Fairfax Quarry, Fairfax County
Virginia, United States
5 x 4.6 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $285
Spring update

A rosette like cluster of flat blocky style Apophyllite crystals to 4.5 CM diameter. Glassy and lustroust with pleasing form and in fine condition from an old collection, this is pre 1950 but likely much older. Classic style and locality, this is a choice, esthetic example.