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S22430 - Polybasite - SOLD
Chispas Mine, Arizpe, Arizpe Municipality, Sonora, Mexico

Overall Size: 2.1 x 1.7 cm


An excellent, and relatively uncommon silver mineral showing complete thin tabular hexagonal form. This specimen of polybasite is particullarly fine from all sides and very appealing considering its sharp faces of steel black-red iridescence.

S22433 - Tetrahedrite with Chalcopyrite and Galena - SOLD
Herodsfoot Mine, Liskeard District, Cornwall, England

Overall Size: 5.7 x 3.4 cm


This famous English locality has produced some of the finest chalcopyrite over tetrahedrite specimens. Such brilliantly marked iridescent chalcopyrite selectively coating modified tetrahedral crystals is a Cornwall classic.

S22435 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 2.8 x 1.2 cm


This is a stunning blue green copper-rich smithsonite from Tsumeb, and every rhombohedral crystal exhibits some transparency and exceptional glow for the species. This pocket is high quality in association with microscopic rosasite.

S22436 - Hyalophane - $450
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovaca, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Overall Size: 7.3 x 4.5 cm


A member of the feldspar group, hyalophane is still in use though not a recognised mineral species. This specimen shows glassy faced crystals that are actually transparent. A twinned floater of great quality that is much better in person.

S22438 - Fluorapatite with Quartz - $950
Panasqueira Mine, Covilha, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

Overall Size: 5.5 x 3.2 cm


Attractive and undamaged crystals of fluorapatite grew nicely arranged with doubly terminated quartz. This famous locality has for over 100 years produced fine specimens and this one is classic Panasqueira material. An aesthetic and lively blue European miniature.

S22441 - Grossular (Var. Hessonite) - $3000
Vesper Peak, Sultan District, Snohomish Co., Washington

Overall Size: 4.8 x 4.2 cm


Superb specimen of sharp, incredibly bright, undamaged crystals with distinctive cube faces and isolation from this well-known spot for top-notch grossular garnet. The quality of the best from Vesper Peak is great and few hessonite localities in America produce this quality.

S22443 - Azurite - $3250
Bisbee, Warren District, Cochise Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 5 x 3.6 cm


This specimen is essentially a floater with no notable point of attachment. Lustrous from all sides and an incredibly attractive grouping of roses without damage to any faces, some of them exhibiting perfect diamond shape. An impressive and showy azurite cluster.

S22446 - Azurite with Malachite - SOLD
Morenci Mine, Copper Mountain District, Greenlee Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 6.5 x 5 cm


A beautifully crystallized American azurite seen here in striking rich blue coverage, with typical glistening shine from this well-known mine. Older material and an excellent lining of botryoidal crystals in mint condition.

S22448 - Laumontite - $350
Lewis River, Skamania Co., Washington

Overall Size: 3 x 0.7 cm


This laumontite is from an early find, judging by the old label. An unusually fine thumbnail from Washington, featuring an undamaged and doubly terminated crystal with some side growth that is sharp and in pristine condition.

S22451 - Vanadinite - SOLD
Apache Mine, Globe-Miami Mining District, Gila Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 5.3 x 3.3 cm


Excellent specimen for old-time Apache vanadinite. A stunning vanadinite in unusually fine condition, with distinct red crystals more or less perched in the upper part of the piece.

S22455 - Heulandite - $250
Lewis River, Skamania Co., Washington

Overall Size: 3 x 2 cm


An exceptionally sharp grouping of heulandite from 1986 collecting, according to the faded label accompanying the piece. Giving off high luster and a pleasing shade of peachy orange.

S22456 - Sphalerite - $150
Sweetwater Mine, Viburnum Trend, Reynolds Co., Missouri

Overall Size: 5.5 x 4 cm


Sharp sphalerites of strong inner red intensity sit nicely on glistening matrix, with an undamaged group of crystals elevated from it. Choice miniature.

S22458 - Azurite with Malachite - $1800
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

Overall Size: 7 x 4 cm


Electric-blue azurite featuring prismatic growth ending in vibrant malachite green terminations. Some contacting is present and noticeable, but very fine nonetheless. Most material came to market in the 1980s from this now defunct Moroccan locality.

S22462 - Axinite-(Fe) with Actinolite and Calcite - $300
Colebrook Hill Mine, Rosebery District, Tasmania, Australia

Overall Size: 5 x 3 cm


Choice, glassy triclinic crystals of Australian axinite with intermixed actinolite and calcite. Unusual locality piece from Colebrook Hill mine in Australia.

S22466 - Mellite - $350
Artern, Unstrut Valley, Thuringia, Germany

Overall Size: 2.3 x 1.3 cm


This is an unusual mineral, being partly organic. A sharp and translucent crystal of mellite from the type locality at Artern in Germany.

S22468 - Quartz - SOLD
Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, Four Peaks, Maricopa Co., Arizona

Overall Size: 5.7 x 3.5 cm


Fine crystal, doubly terminated, highly bright and beautifully colored smoky quartz, with a tinge of purple in areas. Its watery luster is set off all the more by a clear interior. Relatively rare to see this nice.

S22474 - Opal - $600
Andamooka Opal Fields, Stuart Shelf, South Australia, Australia

Overall Size: 2 x 1.7 cm


Natural shifting color can be seen in this opal from the Andamooka opal fields in Australia. This flattened, nicely shaped thumbnail is fine material from this locality.

S22476 - Tantalite-(Mn) - $600
Ricksburg Pegmatite, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia

Overall Size: 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Choice Namibian tantalite, with a crystal to 2.8 cm in striking reflective red from all sides. Quality piece from this now defunct African pegmatite.

S22477 - Titanite - $300
Tory Hill, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada

Overall Size: 3.5 x 3.2 cm


Fine example of glossy chocolate-brown titanite with some contrasting epidote. Crystals are high quality for this Canadian material.

S22479 - Scheelite - $300
Pilares Mine, Nacozari De Garcia Municipality, Sonora, Mexico

Overall Size: 1.7 x 1.4 cm


This sharp and glassy scheelite comes from the old-time Mexican source for fine crystals. It was found early on at the Pilares mine and comes with label shown.

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