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SOLD Grossular with Diopside
stock #SOLD 24.1-184
VAG Mine, Lowell & Eden
Vermont, United States
2.1 x 1.3 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390

A small but exceptional thumbnail from the famed classic locality of Belvidere Quarry (VAG MIne) in Vermont, USA. This locality is famed for its red Garnets but there are other colors, much more rare. This slender stacked cluster combines green and peach-yellow color crystals with a few small Diopside as well. Very rare at this locality and from any other location, this stacked form and color is impressive for any Garnet collection or a Northeastern USA suite. Tiny but choice!

Leonite - Vintage German
stock #20.1-740
Neuhof-Ellers, Neuhof, Fuida, Kassel Region
Hesse, Germany
2.7 x 1.9 x 1.6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160

A classic old style thumbnail that comes with vintage label and the glass tube type thumbnail container in common use over 100 years ago. Leonite is a fairly rare Hydrated Potassium Magnesium Sulfate first described in 1896. Crystals on this small piece are up to 1.3 CM and are a good example of the specie. These may be pseudomorphs after Picromerite since many specimens from German localities are. Nice vintage specimen of a specie not often seen on the market.

Quartz - Rutilated with Siderite
stock #23.1-094
Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Shigar District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7 x 5.4 x 4.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1800

A very fine richly rutilated Quartz crystal 6 CM tall with bright copper-red color needles inside just below the surface in very clear outer zone so the rutile is sharp and distinct. Several rhombohedral Siderite crystals are on some faces and the condition of the whole piece is excellent, undamaged. Some sections show Sagenitic structure well and the Quartz is transparent despite the denser inclusions deeper inside. A few Rutile are noted on the surface but most are fully inside the Quartz. This is from a small fairly new find and is one of the best from the pocket. Although rutilated Quartz is known from many places in the world, this quality, density and distinct form of brilliant metallic needles is very rare.

Quartz (phantom) with Epidote - California, USA
stock #23.1-003
Calaveras River Canyon, Valley Springs area, Calaveras County
California, United States
8.8 x 5.1 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $950

A really choice and sharp Calaveras County Quartz with Epidote. One of the best phantom inclusions we have seen from anyplace in the USA, the main Quartz is very clear, unpolished and in very fine condition with no visible tip dings. The smaller Quartz are contacted and not complete but not damaged. The small light-green Epidote crystals are distinct, some are terminated and all have good striations. The phantom is a good green color and from some angles the refraction of the clear quartz makes it seem that there are many phantoms in a chevron stack. The Calaveras Canyon Quartz finds were some of the best phantom Quartz found in the USA and the addition of the Epidote adds a lot of nice character on this piece.

Amethyst - unusual forms
stock #12.1-106
Tamil Nadu, India
7.8 x 5.7 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $190

A cluster of Amethyst crystals on matrix with a mix of habits and forms. In excellent condition and with good color, luster and sharp forms. There are several doubly-terminated crystals and reversed scepters as well as a few other habits. The Karur area has a reputation for odd Amethysts and this shows some of that. With magnification it is possible to see many inclusions especially needles and hairs of red and yellow color.