A949 - Calcite on Stibnite $ 300
Henan Prov., China
cabinet - 10.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Terminated Stibnite crystal with two attached white Calcite crystals to 3.5cm wide. I've had this piece for over 10 years and still have not seen one with larger and better Calcites, despite the quantities that have come out.
A950 - Apatite $ 1200
Le U Village, Mogok, Myanmar
thumbnail - 2.8 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Gem quality blue Apatite crystal from a limited find with no recent production. Most found had blotches of frosted surface luster and a melted-looking form. This crystal is one of the best, if not the best, thumbnail from the find with zero amount of frosted luster - glassy all over. The form is also good with sharp crystal faces on the entire upper half with some etching on the lower half.
A952 - Elbaite var. Indicolite $ 900
Kunar Pro., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Single blue Elbaite with a couple shorter sidecar crystals. Best of a parcel I received years ago, from a pocket that produced crystals of fine blue color. Put this up against other indicolites and you will see how good the blue is as most other indicolites will be more blue/green in color.
AF665 - Scorodite $ 700
Bou Azzer, Morocco
miniature - 3.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Two isolated, GEM purple Scorodite crystals on matrix. Largest crystal is 6mm and looks like a faceted jewel.
AF667 - Cuprite $ 1500
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
GEM Cuprite crystal on matrix with pink Dolomite. 1cm crystal that is fully transparent. It has a naturaly irregular growth at the very tip, but under a loupe there is one small part of the tip that is damaged, otherwise perfect. I bought this at the Desert Inn at the Tucson show 10-15 years ago. A very nice Tsumeb cuprite.
AF656 - Pezzottaite $ 800
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
thumbnail - 1 x 1 x 0.8 cm
Translucent to transparent Pezzottaite crystal with rich raspberry color. From a parcel I purchased when these were first discovered, I kept this one for its prismatic crystal form compared to others which were the more typical flat, wafer-like form. The flat, bevelled termination face (1.2cm on longest dimension) looks like a faceted jewel.
NA277 - Apatite $ 400
Cerro Mercado, Durango, Mexico
small cabinet - 8.5 x 5 x 5 cm
Transparent gem quality Apatite crystal rising out of a matrix of Calcite, limonite, chalcedony, and magnetite. Superb quality crystal for locality AND on matrix (most are loose single crystals). Crystal extends 1.5 out of matrix, but is at least a 2cm crystal that could further be revealed with more trimming. There are another 2 gem crystals attached to the lower left.
NA278 - Adamite $ 700
Mina Oujela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 5.0 x 4.2 x 3 cm
Radial groups of greenish yellow Adamite. There is some Limonite present but specimen is about 80% solid Adamite. From older mining production.
NA282 - Chrome Vesuvianite $ 200
Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
thumbnail - 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
Translucent to transparent complete single crystal with bright emerald green coloration. Crystal is undamaged. Ex James Moyer collection.
NA283 - Boleite $ 750
Amelia Mine, Santa Rosalia, Baja Sur, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 3 x 3 cm
Boleite cubes on a stabilized clay matrix. Two cubes are on the front face, largest is 7mm on the diagonal, with a multitude of smaller crystals present on top, some intergrown with green Paratacamite.
NA284 - Apatite on Lazulite $ 650
Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
small cabinet - 9 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Deep blue Lazulite crystals with crystals on front that are partially coated by micro white Apatite crystals. This is the best floater specimen from a large lot I purchased about 12 years ago. Fully crystallized on all sides with Siderite and Quartz crystals present on the backside. Very clean of damage with no damage on front and a couple almost unnoticable areas on back.
SA345 - Pyrargyrite $ 1600
San Genaro, Peru
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm
ex. Dr. Wolfgang Pohl
Cluster of thick Pyrargyrite crystals, complete all around. Four main crystals rise up to form the cluster, with smaller crystals at the base. This is from the Wolfgang Pohl collection with a label that indicates it was acquired at the 1985 Munich show for $680. Translucent to transparent cherry red when backlit. I have backlit one photo to show the color, but when held in the hand and backlit, the whole piece lights up, much better than the photo.
AF868 - Jeremejevite with Tourmaline $ 250
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 3.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Etched, gemmy blue Jeremejevite crystal on hollow cast of Tourmaline. The Jeremevite formed, were covered by the Tourmaline, and later began to etch away, leaving the etched Jeremejevite. A big, chunky blue Jeremejevite 1.2cm long.
AF870 - Jeremejevite with Tourmaline $ 150
Ameib Ranch, Arandis, Erongo Region, Namibia
miniature - 4.2 x 3 x 3 cm
Etched, clear Jeremejevite crystal on hollow cast of Tourmaline. The Jeremevite formed, were covered by the Tourmaline, and later began to etch away, leaving the etched Jeremejevite. This one is special as the entire cast is visible showing the size and form of the original Jeremejevite before it was etched. There are also etched blue Jeremejevite crystals attached to other parts of the Tourmaline.
AF873 - Elbaite $ 280
Otjimbuju, Omaruru District, Namibia
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Thick terminated, gemmy Elbaite, red at base and grading to green. Weighs 15.3 grams.
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