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Fluorite on Sphalerite

ID: 5096
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A stunning and unusual fluorite consisting of an elongated (etched?) crystal that ends in a cube termination and is associated with cubed faces along the side of the crystal and sits on sphalerite crystals with micro quartz and galena crystals. One of the neatest pieces I’ve seen out of this locale!. Originally in the collection of Leonard Himes who purchased it from Ocus Stanley in the early 70’s and sold it to D. Nelson in 2002.

Price: $1500.00
Location: Rosiclare/Sub-Rosiclare Level, Hill-Ledford Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Company, Cave-in-Rock District, Illinois
Dimensions: 12 x 11 x 10cm

Quartz Var. Smokey with Cooketite, Lepidolite and Albite

ID: 1477
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A large smoky quartz crystal on a matrix of cookeite, lepidolite and albite. There’s a sharp growth phantom on one side of the crystal and some contact on the rear, but it does not affect the other display sides. An old Eastern classic. Super!

Original Price: $580.00
Sale Price: $490.00
Location: Bennet Qy., Oxford Co., Maine
Dimensions: 15 x 14 x 11cm

Fluorite with Muscovite, Bertrandite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3645
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A beautiful specimen consisting of very gemmy (the matrix can be seen under the crystals) and lustrous blue cubes of fluorite with a deep purple color zone on the edges. These sit on a matrix of muscovite and tiny clear crystals of bertrandite. There is contact on the rear of both larger groups of fluorites, but it is on the rear of the crystals and it does not affect display. A stunning piece!

Price: $1200.00
Location: Yaoganxiang Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 4.6cm

Elbaite with Lepidolite

ID: 2432
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Doubly terminated, bi-colored elbaite prisms in parallel growth with lepidolite crystals and smaller elbaites attached. Super!

Price: $2000.00
Location: Cruzeiro Mine, MG, Brazil
Dimensions: 11.5 x 3 x 2.5cm

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