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Grossular -c lassic locale
stock #14.1-215
Asbest, Sverdlovskaya Oblast
Urals Region, Russia
6 x 5.7 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Late Summer 2018

A rich mass of Grossular Garnets on a Rodingite matrix from the famed Asbest deposit in the Urals. Some of the Grossular are gemmy and have good color as well. These are always being compared with the better known deposits in the town of Asbestos in Canada, and there are many similarities between the two. Perhaps the most striking difference is that there are very few fine Grossular from Asbest in collections, there are quite rare on the market and usually very small. This is super specimen for the locale. in great condition very lustrous and more impressive in person.

Smithsonite -Botryoidal, classic locale
stock #14.1-336
Lavrion
Attiki Prefecture Laurion District, Greece
5.7 x 3 x 2.6 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $240
Late Summer 2018

A choice Greek Smithsonite with deep color, bright luster and excellent form. In undamaged condition as seen, the fingers and globs of Smithsonite rise from a contrasting gossan matrix. This is from one of the oldest mineral localities on the planet, and is an attractive example of the orange-brown color. Nice sparkle in person.

Spessartine on Muscovite
stock #AX-14-337
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.7 x 4 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $880
Late Summer 2018

Superb glassy garnets arranged in parallel or epitaxial stack making a wonderful natural sculpture. Perched on Muscovite crystals the Spessartine is very lustrous and in fine condition. Displays well from several angles, this was collected almost 25 years ago. Eye-catching and esthetic.

Quartz with Pyrite
stock #16.1-387-(CN1997)
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
9.3 x 6.8 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Late Summer 2018

A very esthetic specimen ex Charles Noll collection. This is a bit of a mystery, The labels attribute this to Dalngorsk and the dusting of Pyrite looks just like some tiny pyrite found there on white Calcite, but this is on Milky Quartz in doubly terminated prisms. I can not find any other examples with this look, so we have tried to confirm the locality. I have been told this was probably from one of the very first waves of specimens to come from Russia which had many oddities not seen again. This fits with the collection vintage, and would make this a very special addition to any fine Dalngorsk suite. The quartz are doubly terminated, perfect all around and are epitaxially coated with tiny Pyrite crystals. An attractive arrangement and striking specimen unlike anything we have seen from any locale worldwide.

Titanite (Sphene) - gemmy crystals
stock #AC-366
Campo do Boa mine, Capalinha
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 3.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $340
Late Summer 2018

A brazillian specimen that was mined over 25 years ago. Very sharp, glassy twinned Sphenes on matrix up to 2.5 CM on matrix. The matrix is also covered on both sides with a druse of micro Titanite crystals that sparkle nicely. Some of the tiny Titanites seem to be untwinned which is rather rare but is known in a few specimens from this locale. The main crystals are well exposed from the matrix and show well from several angles. Some damage and contacts can be found on close exam but these do no stand out. The price reflects this, a good value for a very displayable specimen.

Prehnite crystals covered by Grossular
stock #AX-10-842
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos
Quebec, Canada
4 x 3.2 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $320
Late Summer 2018

A cluster of Prehnite crystals are almost completely covered with tiny colorless and white Grossular crystals. There are a few small areas of uncovered Prehnite where it can be seen that these are glassy and transparent. Colorless or white Garnet is very rare and the tiny Grossular here are nearly all transparent, mostly colorless with a few white translucent crystals. It is impossible to find this combination available unless from an oldcollections being dispursed.

SOLD Anatase - blue crystals on Quartz
stock #SOLD 18.1-405
Hardanngervidda
Hordaland, Norway
1.9 x 1.4 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Late Summer 2018

A fine thumbnail of blue anatase from the classic locality of Hardangervidda. In excellent condition this has excellent luster and the Anatase are well exposed from the Quartz. Looks nice from several angles, a small but attractive Anatase with a good deep blue hue.

Rhodochrosite -rhombic and etched forms
stock #AX-22-103
Wutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu Co. Wuzoh Pref.
Guangxi Province, China
3 x 2.3 x 2.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $420
Late Summer 2018

Deep red color, translucent to transparent and with fine form, a choice toenail sized Rhodo. From the Wuton (Wudong) mine that is no longer producing, but at one time this discovery made nice Rhodos much more affordable for many collectors. This piece has a pair of modified rhombs joined in a V shape. One is sharp and glassy with some stepped etching, the other is more heavily modified, etched and recrystallized. This is the style that was often compared to Rhodos from Sweet Home. There is a lot of similarity but the price is very much lower from this locale!