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Chalcedony on red Scolecite
stock #18.1-006
Malegaon, Nasik
Maharashtra, India
5 x 3.6 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $975
Worldwide mix summer

The "caviar agate" type of Chalcedony that is both very esthetic and now very hard to find. The transparent to translucent balls of Chalcedony are perched on needle crystals of a dark red Scolecite. They really do look like large fish eggs. Rich color and wet look luster make this specimen stand out. There were not many of these found and few had this very bright color. Strange but beautiful Indian specimen.

Anglesite pseudo after Cerussite -Classic
stock #15.1-477
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
4.3 x 3.1 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $350
Worldwide mix summer

A rare and elegant pseudomorph, the twinned crystals of Cerussite have been fully replaced by Anglesite and the outer surface is covered on all sides by sharp small Anglesites. The specimen is in exceptional condition and is a floater, with no attachment point, crystallized all around. These Pseudomorphs were found long ago in the early upper mine workings. This choice example is remarkable for perfection and classic form, a rarity almost never available.

Uvarovite -Type locale
stock #18-AE-223
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya, Permskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
9.5 x 8 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Large, densely crystallized plate of very bright green Uvarovites from the classic original locality in the Urals. Intense color (this is a true Chromian Garnet) and these crystals are very sharp, distinct and glassy. A sizable, eycatching piece, this is sawn on the backside where it was collected, the sawn area is not visible on display. Uvarovites are one of the rarest Garnets, and only a few places have ever produced any of quality.

Elbaite -unusual color
stock #AX-7-(1144)
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill,Mesa Grande District, San Diego County
California, United States
1.8 x .6 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $130
Worldwide mix summer

A cute Tourmaline thumbnail ex Larry White collection that has a very unusual color and becomes colorless when rotated in polarized light. This is undamaged and very transparent (the photos do not show the transparency well). A nice, glassy little gem crystal that is very unusual for the locale.

Orpiment on Calcite
stock #4.2-311
Shimen (Jiepiayu) Mine, Shimen County, Changde Prefecture
Hunan Province, China
6.4 x 5.3 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $230
Worldwide mix summer

Orange to yellow Orpiment crystals reaching 3.3 CM on a matrix of Calcite and Orpiment. Vintage 2004, from the once prolific finds at the Shimen mine, these have now disappeared from the market. This matrix has a crack that seems to be stable but is noted as these are very delicate specimens. The Orpiment crystals tend to be a darker red-orange close to the terminations, and are translucent in strong light. Now that the mine is closed these are recognized as modern classics.

Mimetite - modern classic
stock #AX-26-006
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong Province, China
5.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

Superb top quality specimen from the great finds at Pingtouling over a decade ago. Top color and bright glassy luster, the condition is remarkable. We have handled a lot of these Mimetites and just a few really stand out, this is one of the best with display impact far bigger than its size. The color is the most desirable orange-yellow. Crystals are up to 1.5 CM which is huge for the find. The Pingtouling mine flooded and collapsed years ago but the Mimetites it produced in a very short period are regarded as some of the best yet found on the planet. Excellent value.

Wulfenite coated with Calcite/ Cerussite
stock #8.1-346
Tuokexun County, Tulufan Prefecture
Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China
3.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $450
Worldwide mix summer

Free standing bright red Wulfenite crystals are epitaxially coated by a layer of Calcite. A few small flat white micro crystals are also included in the coating that had been x-rayed as Cerussites, but we have also been told there is some disagreement on that result. Either way, the specimen is very esthetic and this is a striking arrangement. In excellent condition as seen, this is from a find in 2010.

Epidote -doubly terminated
stock #AX-19-123
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4 x 1.6 x .6 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Worldwide mix summer

A glassy yellow-green crystal cluster of classic form that is largely transparent from Alchuri. Doubly terminated and nearly a complete floater. There is a small edge rough spot where this was in contact with another crystal. The Pakistani Epidote can look a lot like other Alpine localities but have some distinctions too. This is a nice complete and very affordable example.