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Pyromorphite - unusual German locality
stock #0177-JM-3326
Krandorf, Schwarzenfeld, Schwandorf
Bavaria, Germany
9.2 x 5 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $520
Pre Tucson

A large and very rich Pyromorphite ex John H. Marshall collection. There are two generations of Pyromorphite, the older is a lighter green, the more recent is noticeably darker with somewhat smaller crystals. Bright and striking overall, a choice Bavarian specimen from a locality we almost never see in the USA. There are several small vugs on the edges that also hold crystals that are a bit larger than those on the top areas. Some bruising is here but not really noticeable by naked eye. John was a serious Pyromorphite collector who worked for overt 60 years to get the best possible specimen from every significant Pyro locality. This was his best Krandorf.

Smithsonite - pink with unusually vivid color
stock #14.1-055
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
5.5 x 3.9 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Pre Tucson

Bright pink Smithsonite crystals are nicely protected in a vug on the matrix. From Tsumeb, this intense color had always been labeled as Cobaltoan Smithsonite but recent studies show that not all pink from Tsumeb has Cobalt, so without an analysis we simply call this pink. In excellent condition inside the vug, the only minor bruises are at the outer edges. For a Smithsonite color suite this is a nice addition with rich deep color that is not the typical pale pink of Tsumeb.

Apatite (Fluorapatite)
stock #20.1-759
Dolny Bori, Bory, Zaar nad Sazavou District
Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
5.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $130
Pre Tucson

Apatite crystals in a Feldspar block from the Phosphate Pegmatite of Dolny Bory (Czech Republic). There are 4 Apatites on the specimen, 3 very tiny but the largest crystal is 7 MM across and 8mm tall. Much of that crystal is embedded in the Feldspar, yet complete and undamaged. The mint green color is unusually vibrant compared to other pieces I have seen. This is from an important Moravian Pegmatite region where all mining has been shut down since the 1970's and mostly reclaimed. We rarely see any specimens from here in the USA.

Bustamite - bladed and hairy type crystals
stock #8.AE-1051
Level 25, North Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna County
New South Wales, Australia
5.4 x 4.8 x 2.9 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $950
Pre Tucson

A quite old, rare and choice specimen of so called "hairy" Bustamite and bladed habit Bustamite crystals together on a Sphalerite and Hedenbergite matrix. The hair type crystals are very slender, elongated, mostly colorless and transparent. The tapering form ends at a pointed termination, but by naked eye they do look like hairs. The bladed crystals range from colorless to pink and reddish. The bottom as seen is a 2 plus CM crystal of Sphalerite which is not often common as an association with Bustamite. In remarkable condition for such an old delicate piece, the only damage is very minor and not evident by naked eye. An attractive classic piece of unusual habit from a classic locality!

stock #10.1-208
Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province
Lima Department, Peru
6.7 x 4.9 x 2.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Pre Tucson

A nice bright rosy-pink to red Rhodo specimen of stacked and complex clusters of rhomb form crystals. The matrix is the classic dark Sulfide ore and the contrast is excellent. Overall in excellent condition no damage is seen by naked eye (mine) and at 10x magnification there is very little to find. A few crystals reach 6-7 MM in size and most have a stepped or twisted habit on close exam. A colorful and still affordable Rhodo.

HOLD Beryl var. Emerald - exceptional classic Austrian
stock #HOLD 23.FC-030
Leckbachgraben, Nasenkopf mountain, Habach valley, Bramberg am Wildkogel
Salzburg, Austria
7.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $3500
Pre Tucson

A superb Emerald specimen with large areas of gem grade transparency, rich color and the largest Beryl is huge (3.4 CM) very fine and doubly terminated. The matrix is the classic dark Mica ("Biotite") Schist and holds many smaller crystals. The focal point however is the main crystal that dominates the specimen and is far better than the quality seen from this ancient and fabled location. A top Austrian Emerald from this legendary locality that for years was simply called Habachtal. The history of this mine dates back over 300 years (pre 1797)and was the source of many Emeralds for the European trade. Despite the long history it is rare to find a surviving specimen of this quality in any collection. An excellent addition to any classic locality suite, gem crystal or Beryl collection.

Siderite on Arsenopyrite with Quartz
stock #AX-15-254-(C180)
Nandan, Hechi Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
8.3 x 6.1 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $170
Pre Tucson

An unusual and very attractive Siderite from the last finds at the closed mines of Nandan (China). Ex Shields Flynn collection, the Siderites are especially bright and sprinkled on most faces with tiny sparkling Quartz crystals. The Arsenopyrite is also sharp, undamaged and has mirror bright metallic luster. These Siderites are noticeably different from this locality to the more recent find in Inner Mongolia and elsewhere. These crystals average 1-1.5 CM and have a honey yellow to orange hue.

Scholzite - rare and well crystalized
stock #AX-10-712
Reaphook Hill, Flinders Ranges
South Australia, Australia
7.8 x 6.3 x 5.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $650
Pre Tucson

A large, super dense and rich forest of sharp needle crystals covering matrix. Scholzite is a fairly rare Phosphate that is only seen in sizable specimens from Reaphook Hill (Australia). From the world's best find of this specie in the 1960 to early 70 era this is a modern classic and a super fine specimen. From all other localities Scholzite is usually only seen as micro specimens. Overall in excellent condition which is amazing considering the delicacy of this piece, bruises only at periphery. Crystals exceed 1 CM which is quite sizable. This fine quality is only available from old collection dispersal. Ex collection Ara T. Dildilian with label.