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Smokey Quartz with Goethite (Onegite)- USA classic
stock #AX-35-128
Teller County
Colorado, United States
5 x 3.2 x 2.7 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $180


A very well*-formed example of Goethite crystals on a Smokey Quartz prism. The Quartz is unusual in that it is doubly terminated and in very good condition. The "Ongeite" is in blocky curved rhombic crystals and stacked groups. In much better condition and distinct form that we usually see, this is from an older Northeast collection obtained from Lazard Cahn (no label however) in the early half of the 20th century. A distinctive and classic American specimen these are unlike anything else from any other locality. A few areas of the Quartz have red staining that is also typical of this region.

Cerussite with Barite
stock #21.1-554
Mibladen Mining District, Midelt Province
DrĂ¢a-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
9.8 x 6.6 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $490


Large amounts of Cerussite from the finds at Mibladen Mine are easy to find on the mineral market. Despite the quantity, really fine quality is very scarce. This one has an excellent form, great contrast, and a main crystal that is both gemmy and very large at 4 CM across. The piece has the pink to red Barite blades mixed with two generations of Cerussites, which are a smokey yellow-brown hue. Glassy luster and good transparency are noted as are the geometric growth structures. At some angles the crystals seem to have been faceted. In great condition overall, there are some contacts and tiny rough spots not easily seen, for this famously delicate and sensitive mineral the condition is really impressive. More esthetic and well composed than 99.9 percent of these. This occurrence is already a modern classic, The profusion of average to good pieces has kept prices affordable and a very good value for nice Cerussites. The few pieces of this caliber do stand out and will certainly be much appreciated in the future. The strong yellow florescence is especially good on this.