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Classic092 - Cordierite var. Iolite - Harris Quarry, Richmond, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Older, classic New England specimen by way of Schortmann's Minerals and the Albert Sebela collection. The greyish-blue stocky crystals are imbedded in a quartz matrix and measure to about 1.5 cm. Unlike most cordierite specimens from this locality, the crystals are a bluish-grey in color (most are brown to olive-brown.) Specimens like this very rarely come on the market. 6.2 x 5.7 x 3.7 cm.

Price: $300.00
225.84 £180.24 ¥30,991
Gem016 - Beryl var. Morganite - Elizabeth R. Mine, Chief Mt., Pala District, San Diego County, California

Large, nicely colored sharp crystal on and albite and muscovite matrix from this classic California locality. The morganite measures 5.0 x 3.6 cm and has some transparent, gemmy areas. This is an older specimen from the late 1970's or early 1980's. Ex. Roland Reed and Chuck Houser. 7.6 x 7.4 x 3.7 cm.

Price: $1,100.00
828.08 £660.88 ¥113,635
Mex015 - Wulfenite - Erupción Mine, Los Lamentos Mts, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico

Fine butterscotch-colored, bipyramidal crystals of wulfenite on matrix. The lustrous, translucent crystals measure to 1.1 cm; the fully exposed crystal is doubly-terminated. The wulfenite is undamaged except for a naturally contacted crystal on the reverse. 4.4 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm.

Price: $350.00
263.48 £210.28 ¥36,157

Mex026 - Pyrargyrite, Calcite and Quartz - Guanajuato, Mun. de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Rich specimen of dark pyrargyrite from this famous mining area in Mexico. The pyrargyrite measures to about 6 mm and is contrasted nicely by clear calcite and quartz crystals. This specimen has not been chemically cleaned by me so as to preserve the calcite. 7.6 x 6.0 x 3.7 cm.

Price: $550.00
414.04 £330.44 ¥56,818
Mex029 - Creedite - West Camp, Santa Eulalia, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico

Very nice small cabinet specimen of lavender creedite to 1.8 cm. Most of the crystals are sharply terminated and range from a medium lavender to almost colorless at the tips. There are a few cleaved crystal at the periphery (particularly at the bottom and left side) but the crystals in the main display area are fine. What appears to be damage in the center is actually a patch of natural roughness and iridescent sulphide crystals. 7.3 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm.

Price: $1,500.00
1,129.20 £901.20 ¥154,957
USA002 - Wulfenite - Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona

Top-notch miniature from this now-closed locality. The wulfenite is Fanta orange and mostly transparent. 3.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm.

Price: $750.00
564.60 £450.60 ¥77,479

USA011 - Elbaite - Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Gemmy, pinkish-red elbaite crystals with a green core. Minor albite and a nice lavender lepidolite rosette are also present. Classic Himalaya specimen; undamaged with some contacting on reverse. 5.9 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm.

Price: $1,600.00
1,204.48 £961.28 ¥165,288
USA021 - Cuprite on Copper - Copper Queen Mine, Queen Hill, Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona

Classic specimen of dull, brownish red cuprite crystals on crudely crystallized native copper. The cuprite crystals measure to just over 5 mm. Fine cuprite specimens from Bisbee are difficult to find today. The accompanying Larry Conklin label has his handwritten price of $1,000 on the reverse. 11.3 x 6.7 x 4.7 cm.

Price: $750.00
564.60 £450.60 ¥77,479
USA089 - Apophyllite on Quartz - Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey

Sharp lustrous crystals of apophyllite to 1.6 cm on quartz. There is also some minor stilbite and pectolite present. Only a few very minor edge nicks. Ex. Schlichter and Vitali collections. 12.9 x 7.7 x 4.8 cm.

Price: $175.00
131.74 £105.14 ¥18,078

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