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S21110 - Rutile - $950
Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia

Overall Size: 6.6 x 4.3 cm


Graves Mountain rutiles are among the finest in USA, and this shiny and undamaged specimen comes from the well-known American locality known to produce quality rutile. A flashy piece that is tightly set in pyrophyllite.

S21113 - Pyrite - SOLD
Spruce Claim, Goldmyer Hot Springs, King Co., Washington

Overall Size: 9 x 7 cm


An excellent Spruce pyrite, with highly lustrous faces and a naturally carved frontal display of fair length for Washington material. This piece is likely from 1970s production.

S21125 - Azurite with Malachite
Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 19 x 15.2 cm


This piece has that exceptional Bisbee look. A sparkly blue and velvety green known from the Copper Queen mine. The primary side is full of remarkable eye appeal and color. Along with being a century old, the crystals and especially malachite is in remarkable condition considering its age.

S21128 - Hydroxylherderite with Microcline - $1250
Blue Chihuahua Mine, Iron Spring Mountain, Copper Canyon Mining District, Riverside Co., California

Overall Size: 3.2 x 2 cm


An unusually sharp and balanced specimen of California herderite. This piece would have been collected in the late 1960s. Quality ones are uncommon, and here is one with perfect terminations attached to a crystal of microcline making it extra nice.

S21130 - Schorl - SOLD
Fano Mine, Cahuilla District, Riverside Co., California

Overall Size: 7.5 x 3 cm


The Fano mine in California is known for producing some wonderful schorl. This crystal is glassy and bright with a natural shine on every face. Contacting is very limited and hard to see in person.

S21133 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico

Overall Size: 7.7 x 4.5 cm


An attractive and stunning smithsonite made up of rolling satin luster. The always pretty and classic soft blue comes across nicely in person.

S21136 - Tincalconite - $600
U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California

Overall Size: 18.3 x 9 cm


A very handsome cabinet piece. The strange yet stable mineral of tincalconite with its thin chalk-white coating over borax crystals has gone from being relatively abundant to noticeably scarce after some 50 years.

S21138 - Benitoite - $650
Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California

Overall Size: 2.8 x 2 cm


A fine and sharp cluster of benitoite, with blue cores and even bluer outer margins. Triangles up to 2.3 cm sit on matrix without damage.

S21140 - Barite - $750
Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa

Overall Size: 26 x 19 cm


This is an outstanding and contemporary plate of barite from the Linwood mine in Iowa. An impressive piece that is completely intact with crystals reaching 5.7 cm. Transparent smoky yellow characteristic of this material as well.

S21143 - Pyromorphite - $1250
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze Province, France

Overall Size: 2.7 x 2.2 cm


This cluster is high quality pyromorphite comfortably placed on top of each other with bright and bold clean color. The piece is in great condition and entirely free of chips.

S21146 - Hematite with Andradite - $650
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3.5 cm


A fascinating and striking specimen of hematite measuring 5.5 cm across. A preferential druse of red andradite adds distinction and gives the piece an interesting appearance unique to the mines of South Africa.

S21148 - Mimetite - $200
Pingtouling Mine, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China

Overall Size: 2.8 x 2.5 cm


This mimetite features consistent orange and high luster. The color is stunning and highlights this thumbnail of undamaged crystals.

S21149 - Barite with Sphalerite - $400
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee

Overall Size: 13 x 10 cm


This is an excellent example of Elmwood barite, with its textured creamy yellow ball of 7.5 cm placed directly on waxy, glistening ruby-jack sphalerite. This is complete all around without any damage.

S21154 - Malachite with Calcite - $400
Concepcion del Oro, Mun. de Concepcion del Oro, Zacatecas, Mexico

Overall Size: 4.6 x 3.2 cm


A fine botryoidal ball of malachite plops itself directly on top of scalenohedral calcite. Specimens from Mexico are relatively rare and this piece is in good condition.

S21156 - Fluorapatite with Albite and Quartz - SOLD
Noyes Mountain Quarry, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine

Overall Size: 7 x 4.5 cm


A choice example of finely intermixed crystals of fluorapatite, albite and quartz. A finely crystallized group of crystals from an important American apatite locality.

S21158 - Trona - $450
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California

Overall Size: 6 x 5 cm


A semitransparent, well formed, natural trona seen here in its classic form. Fine crystals are fairly rare and this is an excellent cluster from a recent find.

S21159 - Trona - SOLD
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California

Overall Size: 8.5 x 7.3 cm


An extra nice bouquet of undamaged trona from a recent find. Fine crystals are fairly rare and glassy ones even more so. This is also attractive orange and oddly enough a carbonate.

S21166 - Trona - $750
Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo Co., California

Overall Size: 21 x 13 cm


This trona has an outstanding number of lustrous crystals shading from raspberry red to peach pink at its terminations. Impressive quality and attractive showing for the species.

S21168 - Clinozoisite - $300
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Overall Size: 6.2 x 1.8 cm


This specimen of clinozoisite represents some of the finest quality of incredibly glassy, nearly flawless, bright crystals to come from Alchuri in Pakistan, and this one is slightly pleochroic in direct light.

S21169 - Monazite - SOLD
Ambatofotsikely Pegmatite, Betsohana, Mandoto, Madagascar

Overall Size: 2.1 x 1.2 cm


A sharp, tabular crystal of reddish brown monazite from an old collection. A phosphate mineral that contains rare earth elements.

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