S18115 - Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite - $1500
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India

Overall Size: 13 x 7.5 cm

An exceptional display of crystals from the prolific and well-known Jalgaon district in India. The stalactitic black chalcedony stem is strewn with fluorapophyllite of sharp edged terminations and optically clear quality, and the whole thing is in glassy and pristine condition. The stilbite is an attractive salmon-orange color.

S18117 - Chrysocolla and Quartz epimorph after Epidote - $2350
Hongquizhen Quarry, Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Overall Size: 7.3 x 5.2 cm

This epimorph, unusual though it may be, features a hollow inside seen from an opening in the main crystal. This crystal shell is 2 cm. The gorgeous coating of cyan-blue chrysocolla and sparkly quartz has interesting blebs of copper scattered about as well. This specimen is from recent mining.

S18118 - Dolomite with Malachite - SOLD
Mashamba West Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 8.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm

This is an exceptionally fine specimen of downward stalactitic growth, with sparkly texture and a beautiful shade of pink. A stalactite of cobalt-rich make up is fairly rare from Kolwezi in the Congo, and this is an excellent specimen of the type.

S18120 - Chrysocolla and Quartz epimorph after Epidote - $2150
Hongquizhen Quarry, Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Overall Size: 10 x 5 cm

This unusual and distinctive specimen features overgrowth of chrysocolla and quartz over epidote, in light of signs of a hollow inside or epimorph. The specimen has some copper, intense cyan blue-green saturation and glistening sharp form to 1.6 cm.

S18125 - Covellite with Quartz - $3750
Leonard Mine, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana

Overall Size: 2.7 x 2.7 cm

This is an unusually fine and superb display of metallic, blue-black thin covellite crystals. They are bright, iridescent blades in absolutely pristine condition. They are also nicely exposed and well separated for a vein filling sulfide. This piece was likely extracted during the 1970’s, and eventually ended up in the collection of Al McGuinness, accompanied by his label and a bit of interesting history of collectors trying to get the piece. If tilted slightly it measures 3.3 cm without damage.

S18128 - Anglesite with Galena - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

Overall Size: 7 x 6.6 cm

This specimen of anglesite has lots of eye appeal and is one of the most impressive small cabinet pieces around, and in terms of its appeal it really does pack a lot of punch. The vibrant clear yellow is natural without treated amber-colored crystals. The largest crystal is 3.5 cm. The “vug” itself is brilliant and metallic and all part of the show, considering the galena and anglesite have quality. This piece dates to world-class production of 1983.

S18132 - Red Beryl - Price on Request
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah

Overall Size: 8.5 x 5 cm

The only source for quality crystals of red beryl over the years is from the Violet Claims lower pit in Utah. This specimen came from that production and mining claim owner Rex Harris, with his faded label. This intense violet-red crystal is without issues and devoid of the typical rhyolite inclusions and internal fractures that affect value. A quality red beryl will always be valued for its color.

S18135 - Spessartine with Microcline - SOLD
Little Three Mine, Ramona District, San Diego Co., California

Overall Size: 7.5 x 4.5 cm

This rather attractive and timeless California classic is an especially fine specimen of spessartine. The Little Three mine was named after the partnership of the original three owners. This mine and nearby Hercules dike have provided what many collectors consider to be the best matrix spessartine. No other locality in the world quite matches the look of these gem orange fireballs plopped atop microcline. This specimen is in good condition.

S18138 - Elbaite with Stilbite - SOLD
Mokhovaya Pegmatite, Malkhan, Chitinskaya Oblast, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3 x 3 cm

This is older material from a pocket containing the rarely seen zeolite association of stilbite anchored to elbaite in late-stage coatings. The piece is remarkably free of damage from the base up, and in a distinguishing mauve to burnt red color. I bought this specimen years ago in Denver, and it eventually went into the collection of Jerry Rosenthal.

S18140 - Rutile with Hematite - $650
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

Overall Size: 8.2 x 3.5 cm

This elaborate specimen of rutile consists mostly of straw-yellow needles sticking out of shiny hematite. This is excellent epitaxial orientation from the area that produces them. If you’re wondering it can be sent safely through the mail.

S18142 - Rutile with Hematite - SOLD
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

Overall Size: 6 x 4 cm

An excellent display of acicular golden needles in almost blindingly bright highlights. The crystals of rutile splay out from slightly iridescent, well terminated hematite, forming an enticing pattern combined with opposing contrast.

S18146 - Columbite-(Fe) - SOLD
Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 4.4 x 2 cm

Evident in the pic, this mirror-bright crystal of sharply terminated columbite developed VERY smooth faces, when taking into account the mind-bending luster that is rarely this fine! This one quality makes this crystal that much better, and the entire thing is in mint condition.

S18148 - Rutile with Hematite - $300
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

Overall Size: 5 x 2 cm

This upright display of acicular crystals is fantastic vibrant yellow color. The hematite is bright and metallic, and the epitaxial orientation is always interesting.

S18151 - Malachite - $200
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 14 x 12 cm

This is a lush green specimen of three dimensional, highly stalactitic, malachite. This specimen was selected from a large number of pieces, mostly for its quality. The piece is older material from world-renowned copper deposits in the Congo.

S18154 - Woodhouseite - SOLD
Champion Mine, White Mts., Mono Co., California

Overall Size: 6.3 x 4.6 cm

This specimen of woodhouseite came from the well-known Champion mine in California, the type locality, and of course named after Charles Woodhouse (1888-1975). The tan to yellow crystals completely coat quartz and measure 0.7 cm without damage.

S18155 - Wulfenite with Dioptase - $650
Sanda carriere, Mindouli, Pool Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 8 x 6.2 cm

A desirable association and quality characteristic from Mindouli and history from Giuseppe Agozzino who collected the piece before going into the collection of Jerry Rosenthal. This is an outstanding display of the most intense, vitreous crystal combination available. Wulfenite is in chip free condition and matrix is gray quartz.

S18158 - Beryl (Var. Heliodor) - SOLD
Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Overall Size: 1.5 x 1 cm

Although a small piece, any mineral this juicy deserves to be looked at by collectors, and the way it etched out is spectacular for beryl. Every face is glassy and bright.

S18161 - Beryl (Var. Heliodor) - SOLD
Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Overall Size: 2.2 x 2 cm

This magnetic orange beryl crystal is extremely showy, bright and naturally colored. They are rarely this vibrant without “help” of any kind, making this heliodor a gem of a piece.

S18164 - Clinozoisite - $400
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Overall Size: 7 x 1.2 cm

This crystal of clinozoisite shows a pleasing shade of olive-green to coffee-brown and is slightly pleochroic in direct light. This blade is in fine condition, totally undamaged, and complete all around with a rehealed base.

S18166 - Beryl (Var. Heliodor) - SOLD
Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Overall Size: 1.5 x 1 cm

The reddish orange tones of this crystal are deep and vibrant, with a really nice wet luster. This is an excellent crystal of etched heliodor.

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