S18015 - Elbaite (Var. Indicolite) - SOLD
Morro Redondo Mine, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 7.2 x 0.5 cm

This choice pencil of indicolite is in excellent condition, with incredible gemminess and luster. The blue runs all the way through, and can be visually enhanced to Paraiba blue in proper light, depending on angle. This is a particularly fine and sharply terminated crystal.

S18017 - Copper - $3500
Itauz Mine, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan

Overall Size: 6.4 x 2.6 cm

A really attractive, sharp cluster of intergrown copper that is all crystal. The skin of the specimen shows off rich antique patina of natural bright metallic red flash. The feathers are elaborate, dagger-shaped twins without tenorite coatings. This specimen has excellent display from the front.

S18022 - Hubnerite with Tetrahedrite and Pyrite - $1500
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru

Overall Size: 4 x 3.5 cm

This miniature could not be more aesthetic! The collection of minerals is very bright in real life and a bit hard to shoot. Nevertheless, this piece has everything from quality to rarity and what looks like nicks on the edge of hubnerite is in fact pristine and perfect.

S18026 - Cuprite (Var. Chalcotrichite) with Quartz - SOLD
Chino Mine, Santa Rita District, Grant Co., New Mexico

Overall Size: 18 x 15.2 cm

Large specimens of chalcotrichite are seemingly rare from the Chino Mine in New Mexico, and this specimen came from the miner who collected it. The delicate reticulated patches of acicular crystals is fantastic vibrant red color. For what it is, this is extremely good and impressive.

S18028 - Azurite with Dolomite - $1800
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 5 x 2.7 cm

A splendid specimen of azurite of a style and quality characteristic from Tsumeb. This is an outstanding, consistently smooth, doubly terminated electric-blue crystal in pristine condition. Superb, brilliant blue and highly glossy miniature.

S18030 - Dioptase and Malachite ps. after Calcite - $950
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3 cm

This is a complete replacement of dioptase and malachite after scalenohedral calcite, closely resembling the shattuckite pseudomorphs from the same deposit, only much more rarely seen and treasured. More precisely, this pseudomorph is layered with malachite over a layer of dioptase, and the entire replacement itself is after calcite.

S18033 - Cerussite with Dioptase and Dolomite - $6500
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 6.5 x 4 cm

This is a rarer than rare, “holy grail” combination classic from Tsumeb. Most cerussite needs aesthetic help and the color contrast here is absolutely gorgeous. Dioptase and cerussite, two of the most famous minerals from the Tsumeb mine in Namibia, occurring together, wow! The speckled, rich surface shine of this specimen is outstanding and the twin of cerussite is in pristine condition.

S18035 - Dioptase and Malachite ps. after Calcite - SOLD
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 5.4 x 2.7 cm

Extra sharp for Tantara, and an important and distinguished pseudomorph of dioptase and malachite after scalenohedral calcite. This mesmerizing piece is in absolutely pristine condition, with perfect terminations. This specimen represents ultimate quality from here.

S18041 - Dioptase and Malachite ps. after Calcite - $1800
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 4 x 2.5 cm

This is an exceptional and interesting pseudomorph and the juxtaposition of replacement is unusual and strikingly different. One of the very sharp, lustrous, scalenohedral calcites is entirely included with dioptase. This composition contributes to its overall appeal, which is very good for a pseudo!

S18043 - Cerussite (Var. Chrome) - $850
Magnet Mine, Waratah District, Tasmania, Australia

Overall Size: 6 x 4 cm

This bright yellow mimetite is highly appealing and the frontal display face is simply delicious. Only a tiny percentage of crystals contain enough chromium to give it that extra POP, even from down under, the place known to produce stunning chrome-rich cerussites. This cyclic twin is a most attractive mineral to own.

S18047 - Quartz (Var. Amethyst) with Epidote - $500
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico

Overall Size: 8 x 4.1 cm

This is older material of amethyst of unusual, doubly terminated scepters. A damage free specimen of exceptional clarity so bright, so glassy and so smooth it must be seen in person to be fully appreciated - a real gem of a piece.

S18050 - Uvite - $5500
Pomba Pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil

Overall Size: 4.3 x 4 cm

This specimen comes from the collection of Carlos Barbosa (1917 - 2003), a prominent figure and collector of Brazilian minerals. Barbosa could spot interesting minerals and saved untold numbers from the crushers. This superb piece comes with one of his handwritten labels. This is a great uvite, featuring glittering green translucency and unbelievable quality for the species. Brumado has produced the best specimens, and this crystal is significant not only for size, but more importantly as an almost complete floater of uvite.

S18052 - Calcite with Dolomite - SOLD
Shinkolobwe Mine, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 7 x 3.5 cm

This specimen has crystals of white calcite situated around the upper portion of the piece, and the underlying growth is intense rhombohedral pink dolomite. A pretty thing...

S18055 - Quartz - $450
Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

Overall Size: 7.2 x 4 cm

This flat, tabular specimen of quartz has fiery red hematite inclusions and truly spectacular color, giving the piece an appealing and enticing display body. This aerial group of crystals is very glassy.

S18058 - Fluorite with Lollingite and Quartz - $600
Huanggang Fe-Sn Deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Overall Size: 12 x 5.5 cm

This collection of minerals is in excellent condition and better than shown. Here, a modern classic takes place, considering lollingites from Inner Mongolia are now the world’s finest. This specimen includes clear fluorite and green quartz.

S18062 - Quartz - $325
Tinejdad, Er Rachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

Overall Size: 6.6 x 2.5 cm

This diverging cluster of quartz is made up of tabular and pyramidal forms and the crystals are heavily included with brick-red hematite phantoms. The piece is glassy and translucent.

S18065 - Quartz - SOLD
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

Overall Size: 6.1 x 4.5 cm

This sharp, well formed and intact spray of crystals is an outstanding example. This is a quality specimen of attractive red quartz from Dal’negorsk in Russia. A premier locality for the mineral. The piece is from past production, now classic material.

S18066 - Quartz - $400
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

Overall Size: 4.5 x 2.5 cm

A signature specimen from Dal’negorsk, this three dimensional cluster exhibits fairly bright red faces, sharp overall appeal and sugary white contrast.

S18068 - Quartz - $350
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

Overall Size: 5.6 x 4.2 cm

This specimen of red quartz consists of connected, partially complete crystals. They aren’t pale orange but vibrant red from old production.

S18070 - Quartz - $100
2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia

Overall Size: 3.5 x 2.6 cm

A choice piece and attractive spray of red crystals that is just plain pretty. This is particularly fine and nifty quartz of a prickly habit.

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