S19212 - Cerussite with Quartz - $650
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 6.5 x 3.7 cm

This exquisitely brilliant crystal of cerussite is transparent, glassy and sharp all around, with ghostly phantoms and iridescence coming from within. The reverse side is shown and nearly pristine, which is unusual, and a quartz is attached as well.

S19218 - Opal - $600
Andamooka Opal Fields, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia

Overall Size: 2.7 x 0.5 cm

A rich play of color fills this opal from the Andamooka opal fields in Australia. The whole thing is miraculously pristine from the base up, completely natural and unpolished. This piece came from Ward's Natural Science Establishment and comes with their faded label.

S19221 - Epidote - $450
Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan District, Alaska

Overall Size: 5 x 3.6 cm

A fine floater of epidote, with a surprisingly sharp twinning plane that is chiseled and undamaged. A classic Prince of Wales blocky crystal exhibiting top form, measuring 3 x 2.5 cm.

S19223 - Brucite - $950
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan

Overall Size: 7.5 x 4.5 cm

This specimen has excellent eye appeal - top-of-the-line yellow! The piece is essentially solid brucite, aerial and complete all around without damage. They represent unprecedented quality and color for the species, and now is a great time to buy this future classic.

S19226 - Quartz ps. after Calcite - $400
Charcas, Mun. de Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Overall Size: 14 x 10 cm

This is a fascinating pseudomorph of quartz after calcite. The original poker chip shape is nicely preserved and intact in the main area of specimen, some peripheral damage. It does have size and definition.

S19231 - Legrandite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Overall Size: 2.6 x 0.8 cm

This is an exceptionally fine crystal of legrandite, a stunner of beautiful golden yellow that is attractive an unusually bright. This piece comes complete with a sharp damage free termination. This piece is from an early find, judging by the old label.

S19236 - Colemanite - $450
U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California

Overall Size: 6.2 x 4.5 cm

This spray of glassy colemanite measures 3.6 cm. The crystals are very sharp, transparent and prickly. This specimen, collected in 1978, is a California treasure of high quality.

S19243 - Chrysocolla - SOLD
L'Etoile du Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 8.5 x 4 cm

A lovely specimen of chrysocolla seen here in fine, bright robin’s-egg blue. A lot more going on than just color though, right beneath its skintight layer are roughly a dozen perfect balls of lush green malachite. This is an attractive grouping for the locale.

S19244 - Colemanite - SOLD
U.S. Borax Mine, Boron, Kramer District, Kern Co., California

Overall Size: 4.5 x 4 cm

A bright and especially fine miniature of prickly colemanite that is strongly zoned colorless to pale yellow, displaying defined crystals to 2.5 cm. Now fairly uncommon, this material came out in 1978.

S19247 - Smithsonite - $600
El Refugio Mine, Choix, Mun. de Choix, Sinaloa, Mexico

Overall Size: 13 x 8 cm

Choix must have the most pleasing botryoidal pinks, and this specimen is quite impressive, featuring a gorgeous spread of lavender pink. This highly silken layer is free of any surface damage and the specimen sits upright on its own. This material is no longer being mined, and are now some of the great classics to come from Mexico.

S19252 - Quartz ps. after Barite - $500
Henry Mts., Garfield Co., Utah

Overall Size: 2.2 x 2 cm

This rare and unusual pseudomorph of chalcedony after barite comes from the Henry Mountains in Utah. The body has a deep orange to brownish red translucency, and the pseudo is entirely replaced, very pronounced without damage.

S19256 - Quartz (pseudomorph) - $750
St Johns, Apache Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 6 x 3.5 cm

This is an excellent specimen of concentrated smoky quartz, partially clear on the surface of petrified wood. The replacement is complete and it is nicely shaped like a football. An outstanding piece for the quartz or pseudomorph collector.

S19266 - Quartz - $400
Stanley Butte, Stanley District, Turnbull Mts., Graham Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 14 x 2.7 cm

An outstanding and large quartz from Stanley Butte in Arizona, measuring 14 cm in height grew clearly defined, tapering on one end and rehealed at the other, so there is no real damage. The creamy yellow coating is appealing as well.

S19268 - Elbaite - $750
Sapo Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 5.4 x 0.7 cm

This indicolite came from the famous Brazilian blue-cap tourmaline pocket from the late 1990s when they were available for only a brief period of time. The interior of this crystal is totally gemmy, and it is light enough to create that in demand semiprecious blue/green without approaching black in shade. A really fine gem crystal.

S19270 - Quartz - $400
Stanley Butte, Stanley District, Turnbull Mts., Graham Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 10.7 x 4 cm

This sharp, well formed and intact quartz is an outstanding spray of crystals. This is a clearly defined cluster, tapering on one end and rehealed at the other, so there is no real damage. A premier Arizona locality for the mineral.

S19273 - Axinite-(Fe) - SOLD
La Rampe des Commeres, Bourg d'Oisans, Isere, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

Overall Size: 6.2 x 2.3 cm

This specimen consists of bright, glassy axinites intermixed in adularia. The high-quality blades are slightly etched without chips to main crystal.

S19276 - Fluorapatite - SOLD
Medina, Pedra Azul District, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 3.2 x 2.3 cm

A lustrous gem of fluorapatite exhibiting incredible clarity and stepped parallel growth typical of the find that made these famous. This specimen also features highly angled terminations, making it easy to see inside the crystal from the front.

S19278 - Azurite - SOLD
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 2.6 x 2.5 cm

This is such an exceptional rosette of azurite of great eye appeal, it can only improve a collection of fine minerals. This piece is consistently smooth from each side with rich electric blue throughout. Luster is attractive, and it has that Bisbee look in person.

S19281 - Topaz - SOLD
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah

Overall Size: 5.7 x 5 cm

A spectacular, sherry colored topaz of glassy faces that is entirely free of damage and intermixed with rhyolite inclusions. This is a particularly fine cluster from older production, mostly clear and ranges in size up to 4.4 cm on edge.

S19282 - Pyrite ps. after Pyrrhotite with Quartz - SOLD
Oppu Mine, Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Honshu Island, Japan

Overall Size: 5.2 x 4.1 cm

An excellent piece of history here, coming from the famous Oppu Mine in Japan, is this pseudomorph of pyrite after pyrrhotite with quartz. The slightly tarnished, thin blades reach 1.2 cm. There is still an old label with the piece.

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