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Cobaltoan Calcite and Malachite
stock #AX-12-019
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Copper Crescent
Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
6 x 4.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $640
Dec 2018

The Cobaltoan Calcites of Mashamba have been gone for more than a decade now, but they are still considered to be some of the best and most intensely colored ever found. This specimen has the most desirable contrast with a small matrix of green Malachite and has several generations of pink to clear Calcite displayed. Sadly there are some edge cleaves or contacts but the overall specimen condition is very good and still displays well. The best Scalenohedral crystals are remarkably clean and free of chipping. There are several possible display angles. Now very hard to get in the mineral market these are unique and quite sought after.

Axinite with Quartz and Calcite
stock #9.AE-1077
Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
6.5 x 4.3 x 2.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Dec 2018

Well defined, sharp Axinite crystals from a find over 10 years ago in the little known mines of Nandan. At the time these were the first Axinites found in China and as far as I know are still the only good quality specimens found so far. No damage but a few contacts are noted, the crystals are free standing and reach over 1.5 CM.

Agate (Laguna) polished nodule
stock #18.1-596
Ojo Laguna, Estacion Ojo Laguna, Municipio de Ahumada
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.2 x 4 x 1.2 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Dec 2018

Laguna Agates are unique in their colors and distinctive patterns. These are highly prized and usually very expensive in larger sizes. This smaller sized specimen is from an older find several decades ago, and has vivid intense color contrast. Such perfect form and color pallet in a larger cabinet size would be a solid 4 figure specimen. A great value for a reasonably priced but perfectly beautiful nodule.

Agate (Laguna) nodule
stock #18.1-597
Ojo Laguna, Estacion Ojo Laguna, Municipio de Ahumada
Chihuahua, Mexico
4.4 x 2.2 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $150
Dec 2018

Laguna Agates are unique in their colors and distinctive patterns. These are highly prized and often very expensive in larger sizes. This smaller sized specimen is from an older find several decades ago, and has vivid intense color contrast. Such perfect form (with intact edges and rind) showing such a color pallet in a larger cabinet size would be a solid 4 figure specimen. A great value for a reasonably priced but perfectly beautiful nodule.

Agate (Laguna) Polished Nodule
stock #18.1-598
Ojo Laguna, Estacion Ojo Laguna, Municipio de Ahumada
Chihuahua, Mexico
5.2 x 4 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $210
Dec 2018

Laguna Agates are unique in their colors and distinctive patterns. These are highly prized and usually very expensive in larger sizes. This smaller sized specimen is from an older find several decades ago, and has vivid intense color contrast. Such perfect form and color pallet in a larger cabinet size would be many times this price. A great value for a reasonably priced but perfectly beautiful nodule.

Gaudefroyite
stock #AX-14-387
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Northern Kalahari Mn Fields
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
1.7 x 1.1 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $475
Dec 2018

A top killer thumbnail of Gaudefroyite, the rare manganese mineral only known in decent crystals from a few places, all in the Kalaharie Manganese fields. This specimen is a stellar example with textbook form, sharp edges and bright luster. This is a large (for the specie) main crystal with a few smaller crystals on the base, and the prism has none of the crudeness or dull faces usually seen. Superb specimen of a usually unattractive rare, black mineral.

Apatite (Fluorapatite in unusual form)
stock #16.1-245
Golconda Pegmatite district, Govenador Valadares
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Dec 2018

A strange form for this unusual gemmy pink Apatite from Golconda. This is a complete floater with no matrix or points of attachment, and no damage either. The crystal is curved and tapered with twisting evident as well. Certainly odd and far from typical, there is also a fadden-like inclusion running the length of the crystal clearly seen with any backlighting.

Descloizite -stacked
stock #16.1-635
Berg Aukus, Grootfontein District
Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
5.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $440
Dec 2018

A lustrous, flattened crystal tree or leaf-like structure of oriented Descloizite crystals in super condition. A textbook example of epitaxial arrangement or stacking. The individual crystals are a dark red color in strong light but in normal light they look black to metallic silvery. The crystals are undamaged, some are also transparent. Great form and sparkling luster, these fine Berg Aukus specimens have become rare in this quality. The Descloizites from this closed mine are regarded as the best ever found and are modern classics.