1041104) Fluorapatite - Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Size: 6.0 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 7500
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
A large glassy translucent striated bluish-green to green color zoned apatite-(CaF) crystal measuring 6.0 x 5.7 x 4.0 cm in size, this with lesser apatite-(CaF) crystals on the termination and mica coating the back side of the crystal. Slight chipping present at lower right on the crystal, otherwise perfect. Small arsenopyrite crystals are present upon the termination to the back of the piece. An enormous crystal of excellent quality for the species; very fine for this classic locality. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 2: 73-78.
1181006) Fluorite with Arsenopyrite, Quartz - Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 9.5 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 7500
Beautiful large mostly transparent and lustrous cubic crystals of fluorite in a 6.0 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm grouping, these deep blue and purple in color. Set perfectly upon a crystallized matrix of arsenopryite and quartz. Tiny micro-chipping on the upper right hand corner as seen; overall this is in excellent condition damage-wise. Completely crystallized all around, even on the base. Measures 9.5 x 8.0 x 8.0 cm in size overall. Highly attractive cabinet piece from this prolific locality! Ref: Rocks & Minerals: 80(1), 46-57; The Mineralogical Record: 42, 6.
4304015) Fluorite with Barite, Sphalerite - 20-78 #5, Elmwood mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 30.0 x 27.0 x 11.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 12500
ex. Steve Neely collection.
An oustanding showy large cabinet piece! A 30.0 x 27.0 x 11.5 cm slab of crystallized black sphalerite, the top mostly covered aesthetically by pale bluish-purple cubic fluorite crystals measuring to 5.5 cm in size. White bladed crystals of sparkling barite are scattered throughout. The condition of the specimen is excellent for something of this size, weight and number of fluorite crystals. Very sharp with extremely tiny and minimal chipping. You can not get this more free of damage. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 9: 213-218: American Mineral Treasures (2008); pages 336-347. Ex Steve Neely collection.
1641116) Fluorite with Hubnerite, Quartz, Pyrite - Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion Province, La Libertad Department, Peru
Size: 21.0 x 17.0 x 8.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 5000
An excellent museum size fluorite for this famous Peruvian locality! Pale bluish-green frosty mostly transparent octahedral crystals of fluorite to 2.5 cm in size scattered richly throughout a matrix covered on one side by colorless glassy translucent quartz crystals, these measuring to 3.5 cm in height. Overall this is in excellent condition. Lustrous prismatic crystals of hubnerite to 2.5 cm in length, these with small pyrite crystals attached, are scattered throughout as well. Measures 21.0 x 17.0 x 8.5 cm in size overall. Wonderful large cabinet piece! Ref: Hyrsl, et al.: Peru - Paradise of Minerals; pp 96 - 115.
2211009) Fluorite with Sphalerite - Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 24.5 x 19.0 x 9.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 16500
ex. Steve Neely collection.
A wonderful large cabinet display quality Elmwood fluorite specimen! Large purple translucent cubic fluorite crystal 8.5 cm on edge, almost 13.0 cm across diagonally, this set perfectly at the top of a lustrous black crytallized sphalerite matrix. In outstanding condition as seen; it could not get any better. The fluorite shows good translucency despite its large size. The aesthetics are super; a beautiful piece. Comes with a custom acrylic display base. This item ships for free. Ex Steve Neely collection.
3901005) Galena - Krushev dol mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria
Size: 18.5 x 14.5 x 14.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 5000
A wonderful large cabinet example of spinel-law twin galena crystals, exceptionally large and in fine condition. Measures 18.5 x 14.5 x 14.0 cm in size overall with crystals measuring to 10.0 cm across. Shows nicely all around. There is no damage or chipping. Superb example for twinning in this species!
1042194) Galena with Fluorite, Quartz - Nikolaevskiy Mine, Nikolaevskoe Pb-Zn-Ag deposit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 9.5 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 8600
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
Extremely lustrous and bright flattened "spinel-law" twinned galena crystals, the grouping measuring 6.5 cm across, is set upright and perfectly from a matrix of crystallized quartz and colorless glassy gemmy fluorites. Measures 9.5 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm in size overall; this shows all around 360 degrees. This is in exceptional condition damage-wise; as perfect as can reasonably be expected. Better I think than as shown in the photos; the galena faces are very reflective of light. For a twinned galena crystal, this is an outstanding specimen! Comes with a custom acrylic display base. Ref: The Mineralogical Record (2001): 32: 3; World of Stones 4/94. Ex Lloyd Tate collection.
9508730) Galena with Pyrite - Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 15.5 x 10.0 x 7.5 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 6000
An amazing large old-timer for this mining district! A 15.5 x 10.0 x 7.5 cm grouping of semi-lustrous spinel-law twin galena crystals without matrix. A slight dusting of pyrite is upon the galena crystal faces. Shows all around with some damage on the back side as seen in the 2nd photo. Despite the damage, I still think this a very signicant example for this U.S. classic! This item ships for free.
1131038) Galena with Siderite, Quartz - Neudorf, Harzgerode, Harz Mts, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Size: 4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 7500
Outstanding superb old German classic miniature specimen! A fine lead-gray galena crystal 3.0 x 3.0 cm in size is set up perfectly from a matrix of siderite crystals with sparkling white quartz crystals. This is in excellent condition as seen. Really fine and choice. Measures 4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm. Accompanied by a neat old label. This item ships for free.
1121015) Gold - Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 13750
ex. Wolfgang E. Henkel collection
A 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm matrix, the top richly and attractively crystallized with bright native gold. The gold crystals measure to 0.2 cm in size individually. Very pretty and quite rich with gold; excellent for the locality/species. No damage. Ex Wolfgang E. Henkel collection.
4841001) Gold with Quartz - Round Mountain Mine, Round Mountain District, Nye Co., Nevada, USA
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 25000
Beautifully crystallized native gold from this prominent Nevada mine! Leafy bright mirror-like native gold crystals are forming a free-standing grouping 5.0 cm in height off quartz. Measures 6.5 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm in size overall. No damage; shows nicely all around 360 degrees. Comes with a custom acrylic display stand. Initial photo by Joe Budd.
9901010) Helvite with Quartz - Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng Co., Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
Size: 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 5850
An excellent miniature for helvite with lustrous chocolate brown crystals to 1.5 cm in size stacked aesthetically on a small amount of matrix with minor quartz. Shows all around; on the back the crystals are frosty and not lustrous. From the front side the crystals are extremely lustrous and bright. In excellent condition as seen. Measures 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm in size overall. Ref: The Mineralogical Record 43, 529-563.
1281073) Hematite - N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 8.0 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 8000
The finest hematite specimens known have come from this locality in South Africa. The specimen shown here is outstanding. Thick incredibly lustrous, like mirrors, crystals of hematite to 3.5 cm across are scattered over a 8.0 x 6.0 x 3.5 cm matrix. Very difficult to photograph because of the reflectivity of the crystal faces; I think this better in person than as in the photos. The quality is outstanding. In excellent condition; as good as they get damage-wise.
1281071) Jeremejevite - Mile 72 Road Marker, Cape Cross area, Swakopmund District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 3.7 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 7000
Gem blue glassy loose prismatic single terminated jeremejevite crystal measuring 3.7 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm. Complete all around - no damage. Excellent crystal for this rare species from the classic locality.
K3696) Kermesite - Caiwa Mine, Danfeng, Shanxi Province, China
Size: 4.3 x 14 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 5500
Several years ago there was a very important find of this rare species; about 500 - 600 specimens, ranging from the terrific to the bad, were recovered. Since that time all of the best specimens were absorbed by the market and there have been no new finds. The outstanding spray of crystals shown above is a "hold-out" from this find. The specimen consists of a lustrous reddish-black spray of acicular kermesite crystals measuring 14 cm in length. The crystals are not terminated - almost none in this find were. There is minor stibnite in association. At its widest, the crystal grouping measures 4.3 x 14 cm. This is very, very good for this species.