S18214 - Fluorite with Quartz - SOLD
De'an Fluorite Mine, Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China

Overall Size: 8.5 x 6.3 cm

A contrasting, nicely balanced, rich grape-purple fluorite sits perched up on quartz. In terms of display, this one stands out nicely and is complemented by a crystal of 3 cm. A gorgeous small cabinet specimen of high quality.

S18216 - Diopside (Var. Chrome) - Price on Request
D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

Overall Size: 3 x 0.5 cm

This is an exceptionally clear crystal of diopside without any vails or imperfections. Flawless ones are rare, and here is one with the crystal clarity of water. This icicle-like floater has an aesthetic shape full of dispersion, and the discernible green of the crystal glows in person. Merelani is almost certainly the finest source of chromium-rich diopside.

S18218 - Barite with Gaudefroyite and Andradite - $4500
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Overall Size: 12 x 7.5 cm

This N’Chwaning combination specimen is stunningly effective, appealing and different in look. There is a preferential druse of red andradite that contrast well with barite and gaudefroyite. Minerals such as these, on contrasting matrix, is quite remarkable because they are so distinct compared to other worldwide finds. This specimen is superb and totally undamaged. If the quality looks promising here, you should see this thing in person.

S18220 - Devilline - $1500
Spania Dolina, Banska Bystrica Co., Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia

Overall Size: 3 x 2.6 cm

A classic, old-time 19th century specimen of silky devilline from Spania Dolina in Slovakia. The first locality of Herrengrund in Hungary is inscribed on the backside. Today they remain important European classics and the benchmark for the species. This unique shade of blue green is exquisitely rich and vivid, and the well formed rosettes are without detrimental scuff marks.

S18226 - Pyromorphite - $6500
Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Correze Province, France

Overall Size: 4.2 x 2.3 cm

This is an unusually fine and striking pyromorphite of rich green hue and well exposed crystals growing in separation. The quality can be seen in its color and to find one with top aesthetic color is all important. The stacked crystals present well from either side. This is classic, early 1976 to 1978 material, from the first pockets of the best green. This is an exquisite cluster in mint condition.

S18228 - Sulfur with Calcite ps. after Aragonite - $2250
Cozzo Disi Mine, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy

Overall Size: 15 x 6.5 cm

They say, Cozzo Disi is the greatest of the crystal producing sulfur mines. This particular specimen is more of a pseudomorph though. The calcite after aragonite reaches 11 cm. This specimen is from old-time production and comes from the collections of Gerald Clark and Chris Korpi.

S18230 - Hemimorphite - SOLD
Sa Duchessa Mine, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy

Overall Size: 7.5 x 6.5 cm

The really deep venetian blue of Italian hemimorphite is striking and a treasured European classic. The botryoidal coverage is particullarly fine, considering it survived unscathed after all these years. The color is about as strong as they get from this mine.

S18233 - Sulfur - $200
Cianciana Mine, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy

Overall Size: 3.6 x 3.5 cm

This is an excellent example of sulfur, with its vivid pale to deep yellow crystals that sit upright. The largest of which measures 1.7 cm, yes it is small but completely see through and of a high quality in person.

S18235 - Calcite with Copper inclusions - SOLD
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton Co., Michigan

Overall Size: 5 x 4.2 cm

In Michigan, the Quincy mine is noted for this type of inclusion, and the optical properties of calcite enclosing native copper is undoubtedly among the finest styles of any class. In some of these specimens such as this you can really see the bright, fresh internal glow. The calcite itself is crystal clear and the specimen is pretty much complete by comparison.

S18236 - Cuprite with Copper ps. after Cuprite - $450
Cole Mine, Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 2.5 x 2.5 cm

An unusual specimen of copper after cuprite of preferential replacement, in conjunction with a single non-pseudomorphed cuprite. This kind of specimen is fairly uncommon from Bisbee. A thumbnail, such as this one, is distinctly different and in mint condition.

S18239 - Wulfenite - SOLD
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 8 x 5.7 cm

This is an attractive, highly bright, complete main crystal of beautifully colored wulfenite. The color is top. This display, with glassy faces and slight etching add distinction to the piece. The specimen measures 8 x 5.7 cm.

S18241 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 6.2 x 3.5 cm

An exquisitely fine and attractive example of dioptase from the all important and great specimen producing locality of Tsumeb. This sharp crystal of 1 cm is well set in matrix and the gem quality is especially bright.

S18244 - Wulfenite with Dioptase and Mimetite - SOLD
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 4.3 x 2.6 cm

This vibrant display of crystals include orange wulfenite, green dioptase, and yellow mimetite. The coverage is excellent, and waxy luster equally important.

S18245 - Wulfenite - $300
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 3.7 x 2.1 cm

A beautifully crystallized, quality wulfenite seen here in sharp, thick, tabular form. This one is an excellent specimen in remarkable condition and complete all around. Faces vary from lustrous to textured.

S18252 - Wulfenite - $500
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 4 x 3 cm

This piece is packed with wulfenite, quite literally loaded with vividly colored crystals of bright luster. This specimen comes across like glass in person. Slightly etched edges free of damage make this specimen pristine.

S18255 - Hemimorphite - $500
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 7 x 4.5 cm

This is an exceptional specimen of hemimorphite, less commonly seen in sharp translucent crystals of pale blue. They grew in appealing spherical coverage, thus giving the appearance of a forest of points.

S18258 - Shattuckite with Calcite - $300
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 4 x 3.1 cm

A 1.5 cm, freestanding, well-placed ball of inviting powder-blue shattuckite is surrounded by whitish calcite. The spherical form is a 360 degree visual free of damage. This specimen might be better off as a thumbnail.

S18260 - Hemimorphite - $275
M'fouati Mine, M'fouati District, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo

Overall Size: 6 x 4.5 cm

This cluster of pale blue hemimorphite measures 2.1 cm. The crystals are very glassy, smooth, with a natural finish on every face. The spray is faint blue to green translucency, and every face is entirely free of damage.

S18263 - Langite - $600
Mountain Mine, Allihies, Beara Peninsula, Ireland

Overall Size: 11 x 5.6 cm

This is an important and quality piece from this noted locale for spectacular langite. Here is a seemingly rare specimen of hydrated copper sulfate of striking teal-blue to azure-blue coatings. The display of this specimen measures 11 x 5.6 cm.

S18266 - Topaz - $450
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Overall Size: 5 x 4.2 cm

This statuesque, etched crystal of topaz reveals interesting relationships to underlying atomic structure, with surface etchings complete from the base up. This is a particularly gemmy, cognac colored crystal of great clarity. This contemporary classic is from the 1980s.

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