1043793) Celestine - Sakoany deposit, Katsepy Commune, Mitsinjo District, Boeny Region, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar
Size: 20.0 x 17.5 x 9.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 1500
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
A superb large geode half, the interior lined with glassy partly transparent to translucent blue prismatic terminated celestine crystals to 7.5 cm in length. In excellent condition damage-wise and measures 20.0 x 17.5 x 9.0 cm in size overall. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 41: 405-416.
1461190) Copper - Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 20.5 x 17.0 x 8.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 25000
ex. Hans Luethi collection.
A beautiful sculptural large finely crystallized native copper from Bisbee! Measuring 20.5 x 17.0 x 8.0 cm in size, this shows all around and is damage free. The crystals measure to a large 1.0 cm in size. Displays beautifully on a custom made acrylic base. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 12: 256-319; The Mineralogical Record: 24: 421-436. Ex Hans Luethi collection.
1401402) Corundum var. Ruby - Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Size: 15.0 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 1500
ex. Tab Farthing collection.
A 15.0 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm white marble matrix, this studded with bright beautiful red prismatic crystals of ruby to 2.2 cm in length. Great color contrast making for a very pretty large cabinet piece. In great condition as seen. Ex Tab Farthing collection.
1141072) Elbaite - Kara Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
Size: 17.0 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 12500
Very fine large cabinet crystal for this locality! A large pink translucent to almost transparent and gemmy elbaite crystal, terminated on top, measuring 17.0 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm in size overall. Complete all around. Very light chipping to a few of the lesser prominent, smaller crystals that are on the side of the main crystal. The main prominent crystal is undamaged. Good large gem crystals such as this are not often seen from this area. Comes with a custom made acrylic display base.
1641004) Elbaite (repaired) - Morro Redondo mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 15.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 3000
Large loose terminated elbaite crystal, without matrix, measuring 15.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm in size. The piece has been repaired in several places, not atypical of an elbaite crystal of this size. Shows all around; a secondary crystal is present at the termination. Overall in great condition as seen. Neat coloring in this one. Weighs 0.18 lbs or 84 grams. Ref: Cornejo and Bartorelli, Minerals and Precious Stones of Brazil; pp 541-542.
1161056) Elbaite with Albite (repaired) - Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 18.0 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 8500
A majestic grouping of dark green gemmy lustrous striated terminated elbaite crystals coming off a common base of crystallized elbaite and white platy albite. Minor purple lepidolite at the base as well. Complete all around. The piece, like most all of these, is repaired. No damage or chipping. Size: 18.0 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm. Base included. Beautiful large cabinet piece! Ref: Cornejo and Bartorelli, Minerals and Precious Stones of Brazil; pp 516 - 525.
1161048) Elbaite with Albite (repaired) - Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 19.0 x 11.0 x 9.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 10000
Superb gemmy dark green lustrous terminated prismatic elbaite crystal measuring just under 15.0 cm in length set aesthetically upon a matrix of sparkling lustrous bladed pale bluish albite. Several smaller elbaite crystals are present as well. The piece is repaired, typical of most all of these. Shows nicely all around 360 degrees. No damage. Size: 19.0 x 11.0 x 9.0 cm. Base included. Ref: Cornejo and Bartorelli, Minerals and Precious Stones of Brazil; pp 516 - 525.
1161041) Elbaite with Quartz (repaired) - Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 19.0 x 13.0 x 6.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 6000
A glassy transparent colorless mostly complete terminated quartz crystal is hosting a green translucent to partly transparent prismatic double terminated elbaite crystal measuring 11.5 cm in length. The elbaite crystal is repaired in several places, to be expected in something like this. Some chipping on the quartz crystal just below where the elbaite crystal is attached. The quartz is crystallized naturally all around. Measures 19.0 x 13.0 x 6.5 cm. The elbaite crystal is perfect. Ref: Cornejo and Bartorelli, Minerals and Precious Stones of Brazil; pp 516 - 525.
1141222) Epidote - Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 15.0 x 7.0 x 2.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 945
A fine large lustrous dark green translucent parallel grouping of epidote crystals without matrix. Complete all around and I think in excellent condition. Finely crystallized and quite good for such a large grouping. Size: 15.0 x 7.0 x 2.5 cm.
1641333) Fluorapatite - Yates mine, Otter Lake, Pontiac RCM, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada
Size: 15.0 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 600
An extremely large green glassy lustrous terminated fluorapatite crystal measuring 15.0 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm in size. Shows all around and in great condition considering the size of the crystal. Very impressive for the species. Weighs 1.875 lbs. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 12(6): 359-363.
3700563) Fluorite - Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 22.0 x 17.0 x 7.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 3500
ex. Steve Neely collection.
Gemmy pale purple to yellowish-purple cubic crystals of fluorite to 6.5 cm on edge neatly covering completely the front side of matrix. Micro-chipping is present but very sparse as seen. Overall, considering the size of the specimen, this is in outstanding condition damage-wise. Large fine crystals; a beautiful display piece for this famous locality! Size: 22.0 x 17.0 x 7.5 cm. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 9: 213-218: American Mineral Treasures (2008); pages 336-347. Ex Steve Neely collection.
1042180) Fluorite - Solstice Pocket, Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
Size: 17.0 x 14.0 x 3.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 1200
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
Beautiful green transparent lustrous twinned crystals of fluorite to 2.0 cm in size rich over the top of a 17.0 x 14.0 x 3.0 cm matrix. Two areas are present where a crystal, likely a damaged one, were removed completely. All of the crystals present are sharp and damage-free. Great color making for a beautiful large cabinet piece. Collected in 2001. Ex Lloyd Tate collection.
1043796) Fluorite - Weardale, Co. Durham, England, UK
Size: 16.0 x 13.0 x 11.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 1500
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
Neat architectural large floater specimen of cubic purple slightly translucent fluorite crystals measuring 16.0 x 13.0 x 11.0 cm in size overall. Shows all around - a floater with no points of attachment. Chipping and cleaving is present on corners and edges as seen; still for such an old-time specimen I think this in very good condition. We had originally acquired this specimen in the 1990's from an old collection that was stored at a gold mine in Larder Lake, Ontario, Canada. According to records there the collection had been assembled in 1919 and 1920. At that time the piece was sold to Lloyd Tate. We reacquired the specimen in 2009 when we purchased Lloyd's collection. Ref: Symes & Young, Minerals of Northern England (2008). Ex Lloyd Tate collection.
4361342) Fluorite - Weardale, Co., Durham, England, UK
Size: 23.0 x 16.5 x 10.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 800
Large lustrous purple cubic fluorite crystal grouping measuring 23.0 x 16.5 x 10.0 cm. Light chipping, to be expected; overall in great condition considering the size. Fine large cabinet old-time British specimen!
1641069) Fluorite - Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 16.0 x 11.5 x 4.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 1250
Frosty pale blue translucent octahedral crystals of fluorite to 4.5 cm covering most of one side of a 16.0 x 11.5 x 4.0 cm matrix. Very minor calcite in association. In excellent condition as seen and sits up perfectly for display by itself. Collected in the late 1990's. Weighs 2 lbs. Ref: Rocks & Minerals 80(1), 32-38.