S18721 - Elbaite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

Overall Size: 2.7 x 1.7 cm

This extremely attractive and stunning gem crystal is different from other Madagascar material. This unique shade of fuchsia is one of the most pleasing from here, a rarer, vivid purplish-red color. The crystal is complete, sharply terminated and gemmy.

S18724 - Elbaite - SOLD
Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Overall Size: 9.3 x 2.8 cm

This is a very fine, totally natural, highly bright and glassy gem crystal of pastel pink elbaite. The extreme shine of this crystal is impeccable and hard to capture. The terminations are complete and undamaged. This specimen was probably collected decades ago from the gem bearing pegmatites of Paprok in Pakistan.

S18730 - Elbaite with Microcline and Quartz - Price on Request
Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Overall Size: 18.5 x 14 cm

This assemblage is outstanding for its minerals and pocket. The firmly placed microcline is one of the few really great, deluxe, sharp and completely formed crystals from an open and clean pocket that I have seen. The surface area of the piece is in unusually fine condition without repair, increasing its value. Likewise, the ever-popular mineral is widely traded, reliable and well-suited to remain so, and such a tourmaline is equal to that of gold! Few collections are graced by such a specimen of tourmaline. Ex. Ward Schuyler collection

S18733 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, La Paz Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 2.3 x 1.7 cm

This elaborate wulfenite is strikingly different from most crystals that come from the famous Red Cloud mine in Arizona. This pyramidal crystal is unusual to see in a species that trends toward more typical forms. As shown, this piece is particularly fine.

S18735 - Wulfenite - $800
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, La Paz Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 9 x 5.1 cm

This specimen of wulfenite represents different habit. The specimen shows unusually fine coverage of pyramidal crystals, and considering they are relatively rare and the piece is fairly old, this one comes highly recommended.

S18738 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, La Paz Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 5 x 3.6 cm

Highly developed pyramidal faces are unusual to see in a species that trends toward more typical forms. This is distinguished, interesting, older material from this world-renowned mine. This specimen is very fine, glassy and brilliant red.

S18741 - Wulfenite - $300
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, La Paz Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 7.1 x 5 cm

An excellent group of pyramidal wulfenites sit directly over massive limonite and quartz lined matrix. This is an unusually rich specimen of morphology and bright red color.

S18745 - Wulfenite with Mimetite - SOLD
San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Mun. de Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico

Overall Size: 2.5 x 2.2 cm

This intense orange wulfenite to 2.5 cm is sitting precariously on red mimetite. This specimen has exceptional clarity and pizzazz distinctive to San Francisco mine material.

S18746 - Ferberite with Quartz - $350
Panasqueira Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

Overall Size: 4.7 x 4.5 cm

A quality association piece from Panasqueira, Portugal is seen here in undamaged black crystals to 3.1 cm. This cluster of ferberite of remarkably good balance is perched up from clear quartz. This is an excellent old-time European miniature.

S18749 - Benitoite with Neptunite - SOLD
Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California

Overall Size: 5.8 x 4.7 cm

This benitoite consists of the best deep blue, literally as strong as they get from the mine. This piece is packed with outstanding coverage up to 2 cm of unique triangular symmetry. This is an undamaged and agreeable crystal group.

S18752 - Rhodochrosite with Pyrite - $950
Pachapaqui, Bolognesi Province, Ancash Department, Peru

Overall Size: 23 x 15.5 cm

This marvelous cabinet plate is paved with attractive rhodochrosite. It is apparent upon close inspection that bubbly, bladed candy-pink masses encircle pyrite. This is older material from this world-renowned mining area. Very impressive piece, a real stunner!

S18755 - Silver - SOLD
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Overall Size: 9.2 x 0.4 cm

This specimen of silver is very appealing, finely formed with heavy tarnish. Freiberg is the most famous mining district, and greatest native silver specimen producing from the region. This one comes from the dealer stocks of Ulrich Burchard and Hans-Jurgen Wilke, and former collection of Ward Schuyler.

S18758 - Grossular (Var. Hessonite) with Diopside - $1250
Belvidere Mountain Quarries, Lowell Eden, Vermont

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3.2 cm

These cinnamon-colored grossular crystals on contrasting diopside from this famous locality in Vermont are among some of the finest in the world. This garnet is particularly sweet, ultra-bright, super-gemmy and free from major defects. The intensely colored dodec sits up nicely as well.

S18763 - Rutile - $750
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 3 x 2.3 cm

An excellent specimen of rutile exhibiting sharp, highly striated reticulation of compacted thumbnail size, with a kickstand side crystal. The metallic sheen here is spectacular and typical of material that came out in the late 1990s, with this added bit of luster.

S18766 - Erythrite with Quartz - $2250
Aghbar Mine, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

Overall Size: 8.5 x 7.2 cm

This lavish plum-red specimen of attractive display is the highest appeal one could ask for in Moroccan material, and all of the crystals sit intact, including the quartz. The crystal separation here is readily distinguishable from other erythrites by comparison with intergrown crystals, which is one of the qualities of this piece.

S18769 - Enargite with Pyrite - SOLD
Leonard Mine, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana

Overall Size: 4.6 x 2.6 cm

Crystals of enargite of very well defined faces and edges, good antique color and excellent luster partially embed contrasting pyrite. Some terminations are missing, still an attractive and beautiful thing from this boom-and-bust mining town of Butte.

S18770 - Calcite - $600
Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Hardin Co., Illinois

Overall Size: 8 x 4.7 cm

This glowing double term is comprised of a golden orange, lustrous body. The crystal is exposed and complete all around and any bruises are internal. This is a particularly fine calcite from the Denton mine in Illinois.

S18772 - Quartz (Var. Amethyst) - SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico

Overall Size: 6 x 3 x 2.3 cm

This three crystal specimen of glassy amethyst is unusually balanced and aesthetic. They are usually complex groups and almost never in total balance! A must see, and the purple is still intense enough to display, entirely in good condition.

S18774 - Vesuvianite - SOLD
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada

Overall Size: 4.1 x 4 cm

This vesuvianite features flashy apple-green crystals to 3.2 cm from one of the few places with this level of glossy wet-like surface shine. Any contacting is actually a recrystallization, typical of the deposit.

S18612 - Calcite with Pyrite and Siderite - $400
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania

Overall Size: 12 x 5.1 cm

This is an excellent specimen of glassy, intergrown crystals of calcite to 4 cm on contrasting siderite. The association is sharp and clean without damage as well as pyrite hiding in matrix. From here, this is an interesting and rich cluster from an older discovery.

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