5161014) Quartz - Giuv Valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 3200 (=~ CAN$ 3223)
ex. Dan Balan collection.
Two glassy deep smoky but partly transparent quartz gwindels set on matrix. The main gwindel measures 5.5 cm across. Complete all around and measures 8.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm in size. Sparse tiny micro-chipping is present on the upper edge of the main gwindel. I did not see this until I louped it. I think the piece is in excellent condition. Choice Alpine classic! Ex Dan Balan collection.
1042488) Rhodochrosite with Quartz - Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 11.5 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm (cabinet)
Price: $ 20000 (=~ CAN$ 20141)
ex. Lloyd Tate Collection.
A flat matrix plate of crystallized "needle quartz" measuring 11.5 x 5.2 x 2.2 cm in size, this aesthetically scattered with many fine pink rhombohedral crystals of rhodochrosite to 1.0 cm in size. Very clean of damage; very typical for this famous pocket. The contrast of the pink rhodochrosite on the white needle quartz is very pleasing. Ex Lloyd Tate collection. Ref: The Mineralogical Record: 29: 4.
4801491) Silver - Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Size: 3.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm (miniature)
Price: $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 504)
ex. Ron Pellar collection.
Loose thick native silver wire measuring 3.5 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm. Ex Ron Pellar collection.
1141533) Titanite with Epidote - Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 585 (=~ CAN$ 589)
Large translucent glassy greenish-brown twinned titanite crystal grouping attached to a small amount of matrix. Shows nicely all around. Micro-chipping is present on some edges as seen. Can be displayed from several different orientations. Size: 6.5 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm. Minor epidote in association. Very good large crystal for the species!
1141556) Topaz with Quartz - Nyet, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm (small cabinet)
Price: $ 800 (=~ CAN$ 806)
Beautiful combination specimen with a glassy gemmy terminated topaz crystal about 5.5 cm in height, this with a smoky quartz gem crystal attached to the back side. Chipping is present near the termination of the quartz. The topaz is perfect. Complete all around 360 degrees; the quartz is of very high quality when viewed on the back side. Size: 7.5 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm.
4801379) Zoisite var. Tanzanite - Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm (thumbnail)
Price: $ 650 (=~ CAN$ 655)
ex. Ron Pellar collection.
Perfect glassy partly gemmy blue single terminated tanzanite crystal measuring 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm. Complete all around. Ex Ron Pellar collection.