Rubyjack Sphalerite on Limestone with Drusy Quartz
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
9.2 x 8.1 x 3.3 cm
Ex-Mark Kielbaso Collection
Very fine and aesthetic 360-degree specimen with beautiful, splendent, gemmy/translucent to opaque, twinned Rubyjack Sphalerite crystals rickly and preferentially cover all sides of a wedge of siliceous limestone covered with contrasting sparkly drusy Quartz. In pristine condition.
Spessartine Garnets on Smoky Quartz
Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Yunxiao County, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
9.2 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
A nice quality small cabinet sized specimen, which features dozens of sharp, gemmy, lustrous, bright light honey color, textbook trapezohedral crystals measuring to 3 mm and, which are associated with sharp, prismatic, hexagonal Smoky Quartz crystals measuring up tp 5.3 cm on Feldspar matrix. In excellent condition.
Hematite (Blister Ore)
Shuangfengshan Au Deposit, Barkol County, Hami Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
7.2 x 5.3 x 2.1 cm
A really unusual, rare and unique Hematite specimen, which resembles the famous old Cornish "blister coppers" which are actually Chalcopyrite, but in this case it's Hematite. The color is mostly a metallic silvery-grey. In fine condition.
Calcite Crystals on Matrix
Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Reynolds County, Missouri, USA
11.2 x 9.4 x 5.2 cm
A gorgeous and eye catching pair of classic golden, lustrous, scalenohedral Calcites with sharp faces and great form, growing at a diverging angle to create a pair of "wings'" flaring out of the host matrix. Minor associated Galena and Chalcopyrite adds a nice touch. The largest Calcite measures 7.0 cm. In very fine condition.
Hemimorphite Crystal on Matrix
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
13.5 x 7 x 3 cm
Unique specimen of numerous Hemimorphite crystals with a very unusual vivid "brick" red color. In fine condition.
Amethyst and Quartz
San Lorenzo de Tehiulotepec Mine, La Luz, Minicipio Guaanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
10.7 x 7.5 x 4.7 cm
A nice Amethyst with Quartz specimen from a remote Mexican location featuring a group of deep purple Amethyst crystals measuring to 3 cm with a overgrowth of clear Quartz crystals measuring to 4 cm. In pristine condition.
Pyromorphite Crystals on Limonite
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin, Guangxi, China
8.3 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
A fine matrix Pyromorphite specimen, which shows good isolation between the crystals, as opposed to intergrown clusters more commonly seen with Pyromorphite. The prisms have a lovely light green color with very good luster and sharpness. The largest crystal measures 1.3 cm long. The crystals are sitting atop a contrasting orange colored Limonite matrix. Most of the crystals are pristine, save a few around the periphery where the specimen was removed from the pocket wall in the collecting process. Very well balanced and in very fine condition.
Calcite (2 Generations) with Hematite Inclusions
Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdan Minicipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
7.2 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm
A very attractive specimen featuring sharp dogtooth habit Calcite crystals, which are coated/included with dark reddish-brown Hematite and, which are gloriously penetrating through a second generation of nearly colorless gemmy, lustrous rhombic Calcite on top. In fine condition.
Vanadinite Crystals on Matrix
Pure Potential Mine, Silver Mining District, La Paz County, Arizona, USA
7.3 x 6.9 x 4.3 cm
Ex-Gary Weaver Collection
A very nice specimen of lustrous, super bright red, barrel shaped crystals of Vanadinite, to 4 mm, contrasting with a earlier generation of reddish orange microcrystals. Very rich and colorful, with lots of sparkle. Pieces of this quality from a USA locality are hard to find on the market these days.
Stibnite Crystal Cluster
Wu Ling Antimony Mine, Jiangxi Province, China
11.5 x 10 x 2 cm
An interesting formation of a vertical complex Stibnite crystal with another attached diagonally on its top termination. Nice silvery metallic luster and in very good condition.
Hemimorphite (Excellent Color) with Willemite
M'fouati Mine, Bouenza Department, Republic of Congo, Africa
7.1 x 4.1 x 2.7 cm
A beautiful and certainly uncommon vibrant blue Hemimorphite from the M'fouati Mine. This showy, three dimensional specimen is filled with attractive rich sky-blue colored botryoids of Hemimorphite measuring to 3.5 cm across and sits on a layer of beige to silvery colored Willemite with minor associated golden Mimetite on gossan matrix. The intense blue color is caused by copper content and really creates some of the most attractive Hemimorphites from any location.
Fluorite Crystal Cluster with Dolomite
Minerva Mine #1, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
16.5 x 12 x 7 cm
A super Fluorite Crystal Cluster with outer purple zoning and interior to exterior amber color adorned with white Dolomite crystals. In fine condition.
Barite Crystal Cluster
Lubin Mine. Lower Silesia, Poland
10.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm
A very aesthetic and colorful specimen of bladed, yellow-brown Barite crystals. In excellent condition.
This excellent specimen came from a recent discovery in the Ojuela Mine. It features very well defined crystals of green to light green to bluish crystals of Cuprian Adamite. The crystals are very lustrous and gemmy to translucent. Many of the crystals are nicely separated revealing their fine double pyramid form. A pristine specimen.
Lazulite with Siderite and Quartz
Crosscut Creek, Kulan Camp Area, Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
9 x 4 x 2.5 cm
Smoky Quartz Crystal
Tawara, Hirukawa, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
11.5 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
Mimetite Crystals on Matrix
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan County, Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
6.9 x 4.3 x 3.4 cm
Near Lexington Game Preserve, Cleveland county, Oklahoma, USA
10 x 8 4.5 cm
Ex-Dr. David London Collection
A bronze colored Pyrite Sun measuring 11 x 10 cm imbedded in its natural matrix.
Pyrite suns or pyrite dollars are a unusual pyrite formation exhibiting striations radiating out from the center like rays of the sun. They are found in narrow, compacted seams of slate interbedded in the 300 million year old coal deposits near Sparta, Illinois.
A terrific specimem of apple green sprays of lustrous Ludlamite crystals. Ludlamite is named for Henry Ludlam, a British collector of fine rare minerals.
Ludlamite Crystals with Quartz
Huanuni Mine, Huanuni, Dalence, Oruro, Bolivia
6 x 4 x 2.5 cm
Pristine, super gemmy, beautiful green crystal of Fluorapophyllite (8x2.5 cm) with pearlescent Stilbite
crystals. True, Indian zeolites arrive in Tucson each year by the ton, but only a very rare few are of this wonderful quality.
Fluorapophyllite Crystal with Stilbite
Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
11 x 8 x 5.5 cm
Calcite Crystal Cluster with Duftite
Tsumeb Mine,Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia, Africa
6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm
Beautiful, architextural formation of translucent Calcite rhombs with minor Duftite.
A nice specimen of Barite Rose.The barite roses consist of radial and rosette sprays of disc-shaped Barite crystals (BaS04} that contain angular medium Quartz sand (Si02) derived from the geologic formation called the Garber Sandstone. A small quantity of Hematite (Fe203) imparts a reddish color to the roses.
A very attractive specimen hosting superb quality sharp, very lustrous, hexagonal prismatic crystals of Mimetite on an oxidized matrix. The yellow-orange hue of the crystals is amplified by the small areas of gemminess on the terminations. The largest Mimetite measures 7 mm. Even more attractive in person and in very good condition.
A very nice specimen with a druse of very well defined Lazulite crystals, twinned, of intense color and luster, on matrix, with translucent rhombohedral Siderite crystals and small water-clear Quartz crystals. Especially beautiful due to the slight separation of the crystals that allows us to better see the Quartz and Siderite crystals on the matrix.
A nice Smoky Quartz crystal from an uncommon location, which is complete with good luster on all sides and only a tiny imperfection on the termination.