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Proustite - large Ruby Silver crystals
stock #23.FC-049
Imiter Mine, Imiter Mining Dist., Tinghir Province
Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
3.8 x 2.2 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $2750
Spring 23

Superb bright red Ruby Silver (Proustite) crystals in an esthetic grouping. An exceptionally fine specimen from the recent finds at Imiter Mine, (Morocco) this is pure Proustite with no matrix at all. The color and luster are first rate, in excellent condition and displayable from practically any angle, this has a strong esthetic impact. Fine Proustite crystals have been prized by collectors for centuries. The are rare and the old classic localities in Europe and Charancillo are all long gone. This discovery of Proustite in Morocco made huge news in the mineral world. This piece is exceptional for the find, sharp crystals to 2 CM in size, textbook form, bright luster and color. This looks very much like a classic German specimen but at one-tenth the price.

Chalcocite
stock #AX-4-066
Flambeau Mine, Ladysmith, Rusk County
Wisconsin, United States
5.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 23

A pure mass of intergrown Chalcocite crystals most of which have very good iridescence. A modern day classic, this mine produced some very fine Chalcocites over a brief period more than 20 years ago. These will never be found again at this locale. Good Chalcocite crystals are surprisingly rare, most of the best came from very old localities and no place ever produced many or for a long period. This piece looks good on all sides, is solid (no sulfide degeneration) and a very good value for a nice Flambeau.

Elbaite
stock #AX-7-041
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.6 x 1.9 x1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $960
Spring 23

A glassy Tourmaline with stepped prismatic terminations weighing 37.45 Grams. Classic Minas Gerais crystal from old finds at Barra do Salinas. This is mostly a dark green with some blue zone near the bottom section. This displays best with backlight it looks dark without some. In very clean condition, no damage by naked eye and looks fine on all sides. Ex Larry White collection, Larry was a well respected collector with very good quality judgment.

Fluorite - modern classic USA
stock #15.1-897
Annabel Lee Mine, Bethel Level, North End, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
9.2 x 6.8 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1800
Spring 23

A fine cluster of Fluorite cubes up to 4.3 CM across showing excellent translucence and honey yellow color. This has wispy purple to reddish-purple inclusions that add a nice contrast. Very lustrous and better in person, most edges and corners are sharp, undamaged, some micro chipping is present as is typical but as seen this is still in super condition. Far nicer in person too.

Apatite - gemmy crystal with twist
stock #22.1-167
Mpwapwa
Dodoma Region, Tanzania
3.7 x 2.9 x 1.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $360
Spring 23

Transparent blue crystal of Apatite on Feldspar matrix. The crystal has a twist and some bending as well, it is hard to see in photos but distinct in person. The Apatite has a well developed termination, glassy luster. This comes from a small find in 2022 at a little known locality in Tanzania.

Prehnite with Epidote - classic USA locality
stock #13.1-237
Fairfax Quarry, Fairfax County
Virginia, United States
2.9 x 2.3 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $290
Spring 23

Remarkable smooth ball of Prehnite sprinkled with sparkling crystals of Epidote. This is unusual as it is a 360 degree piece and the ball is complete. This habit has been referred to as a "Roman helmet" and is distinctive from this locale as is the dark green hue that is attributed to Chlorite inclusions. In fine condition and a killer thumbnail for the locality.

Cobaltite - classic Swedish
stock #17.1-713
Hakansboda, Lindesberg
Vestland, Sweden
3.4 x 2.6 x 2.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $130
Spring 23

A sharp metallic crystal of well-formed Cobaltite sits well-exposed on a Sulfide matrix. Ex Glenn Petrie collection, in excellent condition and with bright luster. Usually many of these crystals are quite damaged, this is in excellent condition and is over 7 MM across.

Pyromorphite
stock #21.FC-034
Saint-Salvy Mine, Saint-Salvy-de-la-Balme, Tarn
Occitanie, France
8 x 7.2 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $420
Spring 23

Classic French Pyromorphite with good coverage, color and sharp acicular crystals. This large matrix has both vugs and surface coverings of green Pyromorphite on all sides, the red-brown matrix makes a good contrast with the spiky green Pyros. In fine condition and with at least two different habits of crystals, the majority being the pointed termination type.