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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.

Scorodite
stock #15.1-504
Oumil Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate
DrĂ¢a-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 4.4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Worldwide mix summer

A good clean vug of densely packed Scorodite crystals from Bou Azzer. The crystals reach 6mm but most are smaller. The color is mostly green but a few blue-purple prisms are seen on some edges. From finds about 12 years ago, this is a very good representative specimen with good coverage.

Beryl var Goshenite with Clevelandite, Schorl
stock #18.1- 280

Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Worldwide mix summer

A clear, colorless Beryl crystal with double termination (crude but complete) and very glassy faces. Fine transparency and interesting internal structures are easily visible. It is surprising how very uncommon colorless Beryl (Goshenite) is. This specimen is ex Les Hitchings collection, obtained in 1968 by him. A high percentage of this is facet grade gem, the backside is contacted and included by Clevelandite but overall the prism is complete and choice.

Copper with Cuprite
stock #18.1-281
Ray Mine, Ray District, Dripping Springs Mountain, Pinal county
Arizona, United States
6.1 x 5.7 x 4.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $160
Worldwide mix summer

A thin fan like sheet and branching Copper crystals that is partly coated with Cuprite. The Cuprite is in epitaxial crystals and flattened on the Copper. From the Ray mine where many fine Coppers were found, this example is illustrative of the thin vein fillings and coatings that were so significant there. In fine condition and a colorful example, some secondary Copper oxides add a green color to contrast the red Cuprite and metallic Copper hues.

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.

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.

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.

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.