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S20811 - Spinel with Calcite - $6000
Sungate Mine, An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Overall Size: 15 x 10 cm


This specimen has a striking appearance of notably white contrast and vibrant cherry-red spinel that stick out from matrix with no real point of attachment. The octahedral crystal is sharp and glassy. Equally significant is its sculptural quality of cabinet size. This material hit the market several years ago, and supply dried up shortly thereafter.

S20815 - Topaz with Albite (Var. Cleavelandite) - $3000
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Overall Size: 16 x 14 cm


An impressive stacking of topaz resting on bladed cleavelandite, with its incredibly glassy reflections will certainly show well under light. This spectacular topaz is in excellent condition and complete all around.

S20819 - Tantalite-(Fe) - $2750
Alto do Giz Pegmatite, Equador, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Overall Size: 4.5 x 2.6 cm


Fine crystal of tantalite with an outstanding profile. The termination and form along with some bevels are just about as good as can be found in Brazil. This piece is from a discovery dating back to the early 1970s.

S20822 - Smithsonite - $4500
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 7.5 x 5.7 cm


This is an exceptional specimen of apple-green smithsonite, with its rhombohedral make up and quality of crystal isolation that allow admiration from every angle. A rarity in cuprian smithsonite. Add to this unusually fine condition and minor cerussite. An old find now hard to get.

S20824 - Smithsonite - $600
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico

Overall Size: 7.5 x 6 cm


Kelly mine is synonymous with blue smithsonite and here is a fantastic classic of bright clean sky-blue crystals. The abundant rice grain bowties on this specimen are in fine quality without contacts for the locality.

S20826 - Anhydrite ps. to Quartz with Amethyst - $1500
Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil

Overall Size: 22 x 20 cm


This spectacular showpiece is bursting in all directions from the middle of this large plate of sugary coated purple amethyst needles. Measuring a good 22 cm, this specimen is sure to stand out in a case and still be considered an advanced replacement mineral at the same time.

S20830 - Heulandite with Celadonite - $650
Shakur Quarry, Nashik District, Maharashtra, India

Overall Size: 15 x 11 cm


An attractive example of celadonite included heulandite crystals. This piece has the distinctive green and unusual habit. A good representation of this well-known material.

S20833 - Stibiotantalite with Elbaite and Microcline - $2000
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California

Overall Size: 4.5 x 2.7 cm


This is a beautiful rarity of the classic golden stibiotantalites from the Himalaya mine. Consisting of antimony, tantalum and niobium. Here the quantity of tantalum exceeds niobium making it stibiotantalite. It also measures 2.2 cm with a micro dusting of pink elbaite.

S20835 - Tremolite - $1500
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

Overall Size: 4 x 1.2 cm


These fantastic tremolites hit the market several years ago, and supply dried up shortly thereafter. This is a particularly fine one, with unusually sharp terminations. The interior is clear and glows a pleasing shade of lime green to verdant green when backlit. A lively piece from Merelani.

S20836 - Barite - $750
Jinkouhe District, Leshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

Overall Size: 15 x 7.5 cm


This specimen of barite coverage is gem quality and every face is super lustrous. The crystals from this find display rich golden-yellow color as well.

S20839 - Ferberite with Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China

Overall Size: 4 x 3.3 cm


A choice example of finely intergrown crystals of ferberite sit nicely with fluorite and muscovite. The piece is sharply terminated and quite a bit better in person.

S20841 - Wulfenite with Quartz - $450
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 8 x 6 cm


Excellent material from the 1950s and 1960s mining period. The association, with its typical orange showing through, is made up of wulfenite and quartz coatings.

S20843 - Adularia (Var. Valencianite) - $400
Valenciana Mine, Guanajuato Municipality, Guanajuato, Mexico

Overall Size: 12 x 10 cm


A good valencianite is far more scarce than might appear. This sharp cluster of lily-white crystals is completely intact with secondary calcite. Crystals measure to 4 cm in length.

S20845 - Aragonite with Sulfur - $300
Cianciana Mine, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy

Overall Size: 11 x 7 cm


Dating back to the 19th century, Sicily has been a key source of fine specimens. This old-time aragonite is a real classic from the Cianciana mine in Italy, and this piece is flashy exhibiting several sharp sixling twins on sulfur.

S20848 - Hematite with Quartz - SOLD
Rio Marina, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy

Overall Size: 3.5 x 2.5 cm


An old-time Italian specimen of especially bright tabular hematite, one of them clearly dominant. This is a particularly appealing miniature.

S20850 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos District, Chihuahua, Mexico

Overall Size: 8 x 3.5 cm


Attractive specimen of Mexican butterscotch-orange wulfenite, with its crystals measuring 3 cm in length. The faces are glossy “wet” and in total coverage. Nice small cabinet piece.

S20853 - Enargite with Quartz - $400
Leonard Mine, Butte District, Silver Bow Co., Montana

Overall Size: 7 x 6.5 cm


A fine old-time enargite from Butte’s mining era seen here in common association with quartz. The luster on this enargite is excellent in person.

S20855 - Fluorite with Quartz - $600
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 10 x 9.5 cm


A fine and showy combination specimen of natural characteristics for which the locality is known. Purple edged phantoms with green on matrix in particular. This cluster of fluorite measures 3 cm.

S20856 - Mimetite - $650
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 7.5 x 5.5 cm


This exciting specimen is from the world-renowned locale, with an excellent display of mimetites that are brilliant yellow and water clear, but above all else plentiful. These are gorgeous crystals.

S20857 - Aragonite - $300
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

Overall Size: 9 x 5.5 cm


This is a particularly fine cavity of aragonite crystals from this now defunct locality. Slightly greasy in appearance and off white in color makes this one choice.

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