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.
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.
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.
9901009) Helvite with Quartz - Huanggang Mine, Keshiketeng Co., Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China
Size: 10.0 x 7.5 x 7.0 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 16450
An enormous large chocolate brown sharp helvite crystal almost 5.5 cm on edge is standing up free from a matrix of sceptered quartz crystals. Shows all around and in excellent condition. Outstanding crystal size for this species and it displays well. Neat with the associated scepter quartz crystals which measure to 3.0 cm in length. Other smaller helvite crystals are present as well. 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.
1641029) Leadhillite with Cerussite - Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 10000
Good leadhillite specimens are not commonly seen available. The largest and finest crystals undoubtedly have come from Tsumeb. This example is excellent, with a glassy colorless partly gemmy to opaque leadhillite crystal a full 5.0 cm across set up on a "matrix" of sparkling colorless crystallized cerussite. The leadhillite crystal is complete all around; there is very minimal and tiny micro-chipping on some of the crystal edges as seen. Overall I feel that the crystal is in excellent condition. There is some damage to the cerussite crystals. Measures 7.0 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm in size overall. A truly fine example for this species. Ref: Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany, 328 p.
1281424) Malachite after Azurite with Cerussite - Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 14.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm (large cabinet)
Price: $ 12000
Gorgeous aesthetically arranged velvety green prismatic terminated crystals of azurite to just over 5.0 cm in length, these now green due to replacement by malachite, scattered over a 14.0 x 12.0 x 6.0 cm matrix. Shows all around and in great condition as seen. Small glassy cerussite crystals are scattered throughout the matrix. The visual impact of this piece is stunning; the quality is excellent. Fine large cabinet museum size Tsumeb classic! Ref: Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany, 328 p. The specimen comes with a custom made acrylic display base.
1481035) Manganite with Barite - Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts, Thuringia, Germany
Size: 8.5 x 7.5 x 7.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 6000
Lustrous black prismatic crystals of manganite to 2.5 cm in length covering most of a 8.5 x 7.5 x 7.0 cm matrix with white massive barite. Some damage as seen; still, these are good large bright crystals for the species. From the classic locality for manganite. Sits perfectly for display by itself. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 41: 481-504.
5228070) Microcline var. Amazonite with Quartz, Albite (Repaired) - Last Chance Pocket, Smoky Hawk Mine, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 11.0 x 11.0 x 6.5 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 6000
ex. Mark & Karen Vendl collection.
Gorgeous combination specimen of this Colorado classic! Beautiful bluish-green blocky amazonite crystals to 3.5 cm in size are scattered across a matrix of white albite crystals with glassy translucent smoky quartz crystals to 3.5 cm in size. No damage. Like most of these, this is repaired. Size: 11.0 x 11.0 x 6.5 cm. Ex Mark & Karen Vendl collection.
1281426) Mimetite with Smithsonite, Tennantite, Wulfenite - Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.0 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 7500
Superb waxy yellow prismatic terminated crystals of mimetite to 2.0 cm in length forming a rich and attractive grouping on top of a 11.0 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm matrix. This is in excellent condition as seen. There are many fine mimetite crystals present and they display attractively. The matrix is crystallized tennantite, that is in turn completely coated by micro smithsonite crystals. A tabular wulfenite crystal 0.8 cm on edge is present as well. Wonderful example for the species; neat as a combination piece! Ref: Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany, 328 p.
4161003) Proustite - Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 15000
ex. University of Arizona collection.
Superb cluster of dark red lustrous prismatic terminated proustite crystals measuring 4.5 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm in size overall. Completely crystallized all around. Light chipping is present at the lower right area of the crystal grouping on the front. All of the crystals are well terminated and without damage on the terminations. Excellent example from this historically important mining district. Ex Hubert de Monmenier collection. His collection was bequeathed to the University of Arizona in 2007. Also previous label from the Humboldt University Museum in Berlin. Ref: Lapis 33 (9), 13-39; 58.