This is a much older specimen. Not typically of the many seen on the market recently from Brazil. This specimen is from Kerch Peninsula, Crimea Oblast, Ukraine. It consists of separate groupings of radiating deep blue crystals. The largest grouping is 2.16 cm in diameter/length (not quite round).
This is not something I ordinarily sell. I was struck by the superb Patina and interesting indentations on this piece (there is likely a much better technical description). It is a ‘CAMPO DEL CIELO’ meteorite. Found in Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. It weighs 277 grams.
This is an old time Tsumeb piece recently acquired out of a private collection. Crystals are a soft translucent pink color. The edges of the crystals possess an interesting bevelled nature. Both the front and back sides of this specimen are covered with crystals.
This specimen was originally procured from the University of MIchigan. It was sold again in 1995 by Illinois dealer, David Crawford, (label provided). It consists of an excellent grouping of amber colored calcite crystals on matrix. It is from the classic locality of Elk Creek, South Dakota.
A larger cabinet size specimen with an attractive grouping of three minerals. The dolomite preferentially covers one face of the red quartz. Chalcopyrite crystals are sprinkled across the display face. This specimen comes from Dongxiang Co., Jiangxi Province, Inner Mongolia, China.
An interesting specimen from Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. The contrast between the green and purple fluorite crystals is striking. intermittent exposure of the white matrix attenuates the color in the fluorite. The majority of the purple fluorite crystals are octahedral. However there are also some cubes.
An attractive larger plate of ‘sea foam’ green fluorite cubes. Crystals are sharp and up to 2.0 cm on edge. There is no damage and the luster is great.. This piece is very three dimensional. The specimen is from Xianghuapu Mine, Linwo Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Well center crystals of deeper green fluorite crystals up to 4.0 x 3.8 cm. A small pink octahedral fluorite sits to one side of the main green fluorite crystal. Isolated crude quartz crystals and equally crude arsenopyrite crystals are also present. Overall a very nice composition piece. This specimen is from Huanggang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia China.
A large 4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 lustrous calcite crystal sits proudly atop a matrix covered with small quartz crystals. This piece is attractive under normal light and gorgeous under UV light. The specimen is from Xianghuapu mine, Linwo Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China.
Attractive floater grouping of multiple pink octahedral crystals from Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. Crystal luster is good and faces are sharp. These specimens were mined in 2019. When backlit faint needles of hedenbergite can be seen as inclusions.
This specimen is from Yaogangaxion Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China. Several cubes with faces up to 0.7cm sit on a matrix covered by small white quartz crystals. The cubes are somewhat isolated and contrast nicely. The fluorite crystals themselves all contain phantoms. The luster is good. Very attractive small cabinet specimen.
Large bladed calcite accompanied by a smaller grouping of calcites at the base. Upon closer examination there are several clear fluorite cubes at the base of the smaller calcite grouping and covering additional matrix. This specimen is highly UV reactive as shown in the supplemental pictures. It is from Xianghuapu Mine, Linwo County, Chenzhou, Hunnan Province, China.
Veszelyite is a rare secondary Cu-Zn phosphate mineral. I have not often seen specimens for sale. This specimen consists of a reasonable size grouping of quartz crystals with a scattering of electric blue veszelyite crystals on the quartz. The specimen comes from Jinhonghe, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.
Rather stout tourmaline grouping in pristine condition. The colors vary from a green to blue/green. Multiple terminations are all intact. The non terminated end of the group is pocket healed. This specimen is from Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.