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Fluorite on Celestite
stock #21.1-509
White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County
Ohio, United States
3 x 2.4 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $600
New Year 22

Killer thumbnail (or toenail) of of a single sharp zoned Fluorite esthetically perched on a Celestite crystal. Classic association from the Clay center area (Ohio, USA), this one from the famed White Rock Quarry. Very sharp edged and with no damage, what may look like damage in the photos is mostly internal inclusions. The Fluorite crystal is a flattened cube and also fluorescent. The zoning is subtle in person, best seen when viewed straight on, but it is well-developed and the faces are very glassy in person.

Elbaite on Lepidolite and Cleavelandite
stock #10.1-300
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Konar Province, Afghanistan
9.9 x 8.1 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $3600
New Year 22

A striking fine Tourmaline specimen with both fine color and nice matrix contrast. The largest multicolored Elbaite is 4.5 CM long and well-isolated, free standing. All are gemmy and have glassy lustrous faces. There are several smaller crystals scattered on the matrix including a few damaged crystals some of which are partly recrystallized. The major crystals are in fine shape and are the classic gemmy Paprock type with vivid pastel coloring. The largest crystals have flat basal termination but some others are the prismatic type. The color mix of the purple and off white matrix contrasts well with the glassy pink and green Tourmaline.

SOLD Sphalerite- gemmy crystal, classic locality
stock #SOLD 18-1-417
ZCA corporation / Pierrepont Mine, Pierrepont, St Lawrence County
New York, United States
2.7 x 1.9 x .4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0

A flat, transparent Sphalerite crystal with cognac color from the ZCA Mine in St Lawrence County, New York (USA). This is large, lustrous and very well-defined for this famed locality. The edges are very slightly rough as is typical of all larger crystals from here, but overall this is exceptional with a gemmy interior. This looks at first glance to be untwinned, but under magnification there is a small notch that may indicate a twin plane. Either way the crystal is much more impressive in person, the termination is complete though a bit crude on one edge and with backlighting it glows very nicely.

Hemimorphite - old classic Mexican
stock #21.1-555
Santa Eulalia, Aquiles Serdan
Chihuahua, Mexico
8.8 x 5.4 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400
New Year 22

A killer Hemimorphite from the late 1960's vintage find with unusually large phantom crystals. In excellent, undamaged condition, even the tiny crystals seem to be perfect, glassy and sharply terminated. The largest crystal spray is over 4.9 CM tall and is well-isolated. The main crystals have a slightly yellow color at the top, the body is white and the base has a dark brown to black phantom. Looks fine from any orientation, this is totally unlike the vast majority of Mexican Hemimorphite. In person the luster is brighter than the photos show, a real killer, the more recent finds from Santa Eulalia and and Mina Ojuela are very different, this sort is almost never available. Outstanding for the major crystals of Hemimophite.

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
New Year 22

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
New Year 22

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.

HOLD Spangolite with Quartz
stock #HOLD 21.1-543
Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County
New Mexico, United States
6.6 x 4.6 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
New Year 22

Bright, vivid blue-green crystals of Spangolite contrast with a drusy Quartz block. The Spangolite is prominent and presents well on the matrix. A choice older specimen of this colorful and rather uncommon Copper mineral not often seen as non-micromount display specimens. Crystals are easily visible with naked eye, this is an attractive display example from Bingham. Older labels included from several collections, among these are Danilo Rolando, Ch Dubois and Sandro Maggia.

SOLD Plumbogummite with Pyromorphite
stock #SOLD 21.1-488
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture
Guangxi Province, China
3.9 x 3.8 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $0
New Year 22

Unusual flower-like group of radiating crystals which are about half Pyromorphite (yellow) and half Plumbogummite (powder blue). The pseudomorphing is roughly frozen in the middle of the process. Seen on one side the crystals all look like yellow Pyro and on the other side the blue color is dominant. The radial arrangement of the crystals makes this a nice esthetic miniature and a fine example of this classic pseudomorphing. The Plumbogummite of Yangshao Mine/ Daoping are widely considered to be be the best ever found in the world.