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S18922 - Hausmannite with Andradite - SOLD
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Overall Size: 4 x 4 cm


This hausmannite has a richness and sheen that is certainly attractive and an outstanding display of tiered pagoda-like features. This relatively large crystal is top quality of notably sharp form, which is almost a floater.

S18925 - Legrandite - $7500
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Overall Size: 4.2 x 4 cm


The superb display of this legrandite specimen is great, displaying an unusually thick, sharply formed, perfectly terminated crystal to 4 cm. This specimen is stunning and in very good shape, totally undamaged and complete all around. A pure consistent yellow crystal perched upright from matrix is always appealing as well. It is clearly an exceptionally fine Mexican legrandite.

S18928 - Dioptase with Shattuckite after Calcite - SOLD
Tantara Mine, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 9 x 5.5 cm


Entirely filled with bold, colorful, flashy minerals, this specimen would almost be typical Tantara dioptase, except for choice balls and pseudomorphs of shattuckite alongside dioptase. A striking and mesmerizing multiple layer growth. Naturally, such colorful minerals catch one’s eye, and this piece screams color.

S18930 - Wulfenite with Calcite - $4800
Ahumada Mine, Los Lamentos District, Chihuahua, Mexico

Overall Size: 19 x 12 cm


This marvelous cabinet plate is made up of bright, thin yellow wulfenites. For this habit from Los Lamentos, this piece is massive and a specimen this impressive surely could be the centerpiece in a case. If interested, it must be delivered by hand.

S18932 - Grossular (Var. Hessonite) with Clinochlore - Price on Request
Resonnau, Savona Province, Liguria, Italy

Overall Size: 4.3 x 3.2 cm


Exceptional, which is no surprise as the finest alpine hessonites come from Italy, and from within that country Liguria produced some of the largest dodecahedral crystals, such as this pristine 2 cm, sharp faced, bright gem. Considered one of the best from the area, dodecs of considerable size remain rare elevated from matrix, very prominent in person.

S18935 - Beryl (Var. Aquamarine) - $6500
Ambatondrazaka, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar

Overall Size: 4 x 2.1 cm


The fabulous form of this aquamarine etched out in an interesting and perfect way. This unique oval came from Laurent Thomas, and comes with his promotional flyer seen here. This gem crystal is spectacular for beryl.

S18937 - Microcline (Var. Amazonite) with Elbaite - SOLD
Minh Tien Mine, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam

Overall Size: 9.6 x 8 cm


Unique to this locality, this specimen of elbaite with amazonite is stunningly effective, appealing, and different in look. This remarkably complete specimen, consisting of partly transparent, glowing bluish green elbaite gives the final touch to the piece. There never were many good ones from this find, and this one has been around for at least 15 years.

S18941 - Metatorbernite - $750
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Overall Size: 7 x 5 cm


This is an extremely rich and vibrant green metatorbernite from the famous Musonoi mine in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The specimen is essentially rosettes of rounded form set on matrix without scuffed up areas. This attractive and showy specimen is in good condition.

S18943 - Zircon - SOLD
Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan

Overall Size: 1.2 x 1.1 cm


This zircon has a bright, rich fire red from within. This specimen isn’t merely a single, but a kind of cluster, with a well terminated little guy hanging from its frontal display face.

S18946 - Kermesite - $2750
Kermesite Occurrence, Nanning Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

Overall Size: 9.1 x 1.7 cm


This is an unusually fine specimen of the red antimony mineral. This semimetallic piece consists of many intergrown crystals to 9.1 cm, some with actual terminations, a rarity for kermesite. The spray is pretty much complete.

S18949 - Fluorapatite - $400
Urucum Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Overall Size: 6.2 x 3 cm


This is an attractive example of Brazilian lavender-pink apatite, with its crystal to 4 cm that sits upright from glistening albite. The faces are glossy “wet” and lustrous, and the body is slightly transparent and nearly perfect, minor chip on side face.

S18951 - Tennantite with Dolomite and Quartz - $300
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 5 x 4.7 cm


This is an excellent example of tetrahedral tennantite, with crystals measuring 1.7 cm in length. This coverage also consists of prickly quartz and typical dolomite. This piece is classic Tsumeb era material.

S18954 - Barite - SOLD
Herja Mine, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania

Overall Size: 9.2 x 4.2 cm


An unusually fine, balanced cluster of barite complete all around without damage. The sharp, highly bladed, thin growth is entirely well crystallized, complex and covering much of matrix, enhancing three-dimensional depth.

S18955 - Malachite ps. after Azurite with Arsentsumebite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 5 x 4.7 cm


An outstanding pseudomorph of two generations of malachite after azurite, along with arsentsumebite after mimetite. This exact pocket from the Tsumeb mine is very hard to obtain, circa 1960. A significant and highly unusual pseudo for Tsumeb.

S18958 - Azurite - $700
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 6.4 x 5 cm


Visually impressive botryoidal bright blue azurites have always been a favorite among collectors of Bisbee. Remarkably good, even coverage of riveting appeal distinguish it from other pockets, making it a particularly fine piece of the type.

S18972 - Andradite (Var. Topazolite) with Clinochlore - SOLD
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California

Overall Size: 9 x 7.7 cm


This fantastic specimen of topazolite consists of about a dozen or so, gem-clear yellow garnets, completely undamaged and sharp, growing in separation. The known yellow from here is especially noteworthy as well.

S18975 - Andradite (Var. Topazolite) with Clinochlore - $800
Yellow Cat Mine, New Idria District, San Benito Co., California

Overall Size: 15 x 7.6 cm


This specimen of topazolite is just loaded with gem-clear yellow garnets in good condition. They are evenly spread throughout black clinochlore. This is an exceptionally fine cabinet plate of topazolite, and the crystals are bright, sharp and above all else plentiful.

S18816 - Orpiment with Pyrite - $5500
Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Province, La Libertad Department, Peru

Overall Size: 4.6 x 3.3 cm


This golden reddish orange orpiment is one of the nicest minatures, with a perfect representation of rose-shaped form. Great eye appeal on these crystals that rotate away from a center point and generally have a circular display to them, more or less resembling petals of a rose. Material usually consists totally of orpiment, infrequently contrasting well with pyrite. This specimen is early 1970s when Quiruvilca produced some of the best orpiment in the world. Ex. Rock Currier collection

S18818 - Calcite with Fluorite and Quartz - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

Overall Size: 16.5 x 11.2 cm


This Dal’negorsk combination specimen is stunningly effective, appealing, and different in look. There is preferential lime-green fluorite with matrix, which is less common and one of the qualities of this piece. Contrasting white aragonite and sparkly quartz is present, and every crystal is in fine condition.

S18821 - Red Beryl - Price on Request
Violet Claims, Wah Wah Mts., Beaver Co., Utah

Overall Size: 6 x 4.3 cm


This specimen of red beryl is surprisingly impressive compared to a cute one, and to find a good one now is not so easy. This beryl to 2.1 cm, which has an outstanding gem presence, has intense cherry red at its core shading to fuchsia red at its terminations. The glassy crystal is without spotty coloration, damage or repair, making it a quality red beryl with matrix.

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