S20311 - Copper - $950
Central Mine, Keweenaw Co., Michigan

Overall Size: 8 x 6 cm

An extremely fine and old-time copper of sharp complex crystals. The depth is rather good and rarely do you get them so three dimensional. This piece emits a rich coppery patina from all sides and there is no real point of attachment.

S20314 - Fluorapatite with Quartz - $1250
Panasqueira Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

Overall Size: 6.2 x 5 cm

This fluorapatite has attractive and undamaged crystals that sit nicely arranged with doubly terminated quartz. This world-famous locality has produced a number of crystals in shades of green and purple, though rarely in beautifully formed blue. Both matrix and crystal are in excellent condition.

S20315 - Gold - $6750
Zapata Claims, Icabaru River Placers, Santa Elena De Uairen, Bolivar, Venezuela

Overall Size: 3.5 x 0.5 cm

Gold and collectors go well together, and this beautifully crystallized wire is somehow more appealing and interesting than normal. This is an exquisite miniature of Venezuelan gold. A gold with style and taste. The golden-yellow luster and texture has great displayability.

S20317 - Red Beryl - $4500
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah

Overall Size: 6 x 5 cm

This beryl is stunning, with intense color and perfect condition. The beryl from here remains unique and the discernible violet-red hue of the crystal glows in person. Quality ones are rare, and here is one that is gemmy throughout. Normally, some slight chipping is present, but again here is one with all crystal faces in pristine condition.

S20321 - Malachite with Dioptase and Calcite - $650
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 8 x 6 cm

An attractive specimen of bright sparkly calcite and malachite, set off all the more by rich areas of micro dioptase. A specimen only Tsumeb could produce.

S20325 - Spessartine - SOLD
Ludasi, Zambia

Overall Size: 1.9 x 1.8 cm

This is a splendid, unusually glassy crystal of Zambian spessartine. This loose floater is quite a bit better than it appears here. This trapezohedral crystal is from a recent find. Flashy with complete crystal form.

S20326 - Elbaite - $650
Pederneira Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 5 x 0.5 cm

The termination of this elbaite is hot red and in mint condition. The gem quality runs all the way through, and can be visually enhanced in proper light. A classic Pederneira pencil.

S20328 - Spessartine - $750
Ludasi, Zambia

Overall Size: 1.9 x 1.8 cm

Fine high-quality material, with sharp and complete crystal form. Gleaming luster drapes this spessartine in a way that greatly enhances the trapezohedron.

S20331 - Quartz with Rutile and Fuchsite - SOLD
Malacacheta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 10 x 7 cm

Outstanding piece. A crystal inside another crystal never gets old and Brazil produces some interesting examples, such as this hard to come by rutile and fuchsite combo. Completely natural and unpolished, this specimen has several things going for it.

S20336 - Spessartine - $950
Ludasi, Zambia

Overall Size: 2.1 x 2 cm

Exceptional eye appeal and beautifully formed trapezohedral crystal from a recent find. This kind of three dimensional crystal would display great mounted up on a peg.

S20340 - Cordierite - $450
Richmond Soapstone Quarry, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire

Overall Size: 6 x 3.7 cm

These old-time specimens of cordierite are considered to be some of the finest known. Good ones are relatively uncommon from New Hampshire, and this sort of rarity is more than 100 years old.

S20344 - Arsentsumebite with Malachite - $650
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 3.2 x 3 cm

This is an extremely well crystallized arsentsumebite of larger than average size. Eye visible crystals. This specimen is just loaded with apple-green crystals, and they have been analyzed.

S20345 - Boleite - $2000
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Boleo District, Baja California, Mexico

Overall Size: 9 x 6 cm

A splendid piece from this famous locale. The highly treasured rarity of boleite from Boleo, Mexico is perhaps one of the most desirable rare minerals of larger size. A good one is almost impossible to get now and in this case undamaged with luster.

S20347 - Arsentsumebite with Malachite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 3.1 x 2.7 cm

An exquisitely fine example from Tsumeb, and here we have larger than average crystal size of analyzed arsentsumebite from the type locality. The mineral is seldom represented in such sharp eye visible apple-green crystals.

S20351 - Vivianite - $200
Kerchenskoe Deposit, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia

Overall Size: 7 x 4.7 cm

This spray of vivianite measures 4.7 cm and exhibits vibrant blue to green translucency. This is a particularly fine group of lustrous crystals.

S20353 - Ludlamite with Quartz - $450
Blackbird Mine, Blackbird District, Lemhi Co., Idaho

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3.5 cm

An American classic and an especially attractive specimen of lush green ludlamites over glassy quartz and minor vivianite. Very sharp, tabular crystals, one of them clearly dominant.

S20354 - Corundum (Var. Sapphire) - $150
Zazafotsy Quarry, Ihosy District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar

Overall Size: 4.7 x 3.1 cm

The most colorful of these sapphires range from magenta to purple to blue, and this one in particular shows phenomenal saturation over black micaceous schist. Quality is sharp and faces highly glassy.

S20356 - Malachite - $550
Czar Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 11 x 8 cm

Such malachites have been sought after since they were first discovered at Bisbee, and the locality has churned out more than its share of them, but this type of smooth compact green malachite is nicer than most consisting of quality throughout.

S20358 - Microcline (Var. Amazonite) - SOLD
Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado

Overall Size: 3.2 x 3 cm

A totally different looking amazonite of blue caps atop mostly white. Appealing feature that makes this one extra nice.

S20364 - Smithsonite - $600
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 7.2 x 4.5 cm

This is a gorgeous and damage free smithsonite from Tsumeb. A small cabinet completely paved in vibrant green beauty, and considering these botryoidal ones are highly sought after and a must for any Tsumeb suite.

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