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Last Updated: 8/10/2017

thumbnail Item PS1 - AMETHYST - Karur, Tamilnadu, India; the size of a small hand, this colorful amethyst specimen is numerous amethyst crystals running together in many parallel groups. The nice (deep) color and many faces give it a nice lustre in the light. Dimensions are 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 4 1/4". Condition is fine. $325.          
thumbnail Item PS2 - TOURMALINE - Momeik, Mogok, Burma; a nice specimen of the raspberry-red "mushroom tourmalines" that was on the market some years back. This one measures 1 1/8" x 3/4" x 1 1/2", and has great color (and light does pass through it on the perimeter). $88.          
thumbnail Item PS3 - TOURMALINE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a nice sample of the black (schorl) tourmaline with associated siderite and calcite. This specimen has a few dozen schorl's; some on the front (showing) and on the back. The two crossing on the front are nearly 3/4" long, and the total measurements are 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Condition is good. Note: This mine is now closed (a lake). $125.          
thumbnail Item PS4 - KYANITE - Walker Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina; (thumbnail) from a recently purchased collection of (mainly) NC pieces. This is one of those hard-to-find facet quality kyanite specimens. It's 1 cm in length, and has a great blue color. $59.          
thumbnail Item PS5 - GOLD - Olinghouse Mine, Washoe County, Nevada; a nice sample of US gold - crystallized and on the matrix. Dimensions are 2 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1". $145.          
thumbnail Item PS6 - QUARTZ - Xichang Mine, Sichuan Province, China; approximately a half-dozen long quartz crystals, doubly-terminated and showing good clarity, are clustered together in this piece. Crystals have hydrocarbon inclusions as well. Specimen measures 4 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1". $125.          
thumbnail Item PS7 - PYRITE and SPHALERITE - striated pyrite cubes, roughly 1/4" in diameter, are intermixed with crystallized sphalerite across the surface of a 4 1/2" x 4" x 1" plate. Condition is very good. $74.          
thumbnail Item PS8 - CROCOITE - The '71 Pocket, Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania; deep red/orange crocoite crystals criss-cross against the top surface of a 3" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" matrix piece. Specimen is quite showy, with the longest crystal exceeding 1 1/2" in length. $160.          
thumbnail Item PS9 - TOURMALINE in QUARTZ- Golcunda Mine, Governor Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil; dozens of black schorl tourmaline needles run through a grouping of quartz crystals in this piece. Measures 2 3/4" x 2" x 3". Condition is good. $105.          
thumbnail Item PS10 - AZURITE - Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico; dark-blue, wedge-shaped azurite crystals are clustered together in this specimen. Crystals exhibit fine lustre. Measures 1 5/8" x 5/8" x 1 3/4", and condition is very good. $495.        
thumbnail Item PS11 - WULFENITE - San Juan Potiente Vein, Level 6, Mina la Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico; tapered, orange wulfenites, (roughly 20), are spread across the surface of a 2 1/2" x 2" x 1 1/4" limonitic matrix. Specimen is in fine condition. $180.          
thumbnail Item PS12 - TOURMALINE - Jacare Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil; a pink and green tourmaline- terminated at the top and measuring 1" x 5/8" x 1 3/8". Condition is good. $55.          
thumbnail Item PS13 - RUTILE - Rist Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a 6" x 5" box of rutile crystals from a classic Hiddenite mine. There are more than 30 crystals inside; the longest one is nearly 1 1/2" long. Condition is good. $265. (less than $9 each)          
thumbnail Item PS14 - BARITE - Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nadour, Morocco; deep-blue barite bladed crystals are stacked in parallel in this piece. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 1 1/4", and in very good condition. $210.          
thumbnail Item PS15 - RUTILE on DOLOMITE - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; (thumbnail) a nice grouping of rutile shoots up from a crystallized dolomite base. Condition is very good. $30.          
thumbnail Item PS16 - FLUORITE on SPHALERITE - Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee; a large (small fist-sized) grouping of sphalerite crystals with four areas of light-purple fluorite crystals grown on it. Dimensions are 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", and condition is very good. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS17 - STIBNITE - Wuning Mine, Jiangxi Province, China; two terminated, striated stibnite crystals cross in this specimen. Crystals have a nice chrome sheen to them, making this a bright display piece. Dimensions are 3" x 1 1/8" x 5 1/4", and condition is very good. $170.          
thumbnail Item PS18 - AMETHYST - Las Vigas, Vera Cruz, Mexico; a plate of slender quartz crystals, amethystine at the tips as is common for the Vera Cruz pieces. Measurements are 3" x 3" x 1", and condition is good. $95.          
thumbnail Item PS19 - ANATASE - Nausherwani Mine, Zard Mountains, Balochistan, Pakistan; more than 2 dozen jet-black anatase crystals are spread across a side of a 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 2" matrix piece. Crystals have a nice lustre to them, and specimen is in good shape. $70.          
thumbnail Item PS20 - CALCITE and STIBNITE - Lengshuijang, Hunan Province, China; a flattened calcite rhomb is loaded with chrome-colored stibnite crystals running through it and laying on its surface. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 3/4". Condition is good. $50.          
thumbnail Item PS21 - BERYL - Ray Mine, Yancey County, North Carolina; a single beryl crystal from another "closed site". This piece measures 1 3/8" long and 1 1/8" across. Crystal shows a nice hexagonal shape. $58.          
thumbnail Item PS22 - RHODOCROSITE - Morococha District, Junin Dept., Peru; a rolling mass of light-pink rhodo crystals, measuring 4 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". $150.          
thumbnail Item PS23 - CALCITE in FOSSIL CLAM (Mercenaria permagna)- Ruck's Pit, Okeechobee County, Florida; a well-formed shell, 4" tall and nearly 2" wide, is loaded with dog-tooth calcite crystals. Specimen is in fine condition. $100.          
thumbnail Item PS24 - CUPRITE - Rubtsovskiy Mine, Altaiskiy Krai, Siberia, Russia; sharp, jet-black, octahedral crystals of this copper oxide are grouped together in this piece. Dimensions are 1" x 3/4" x 1 1/8", and specimen is in good condition. $85.          
thumbnail Item PS25 - AZURITE - Rubtsovskiy Mine, Siberia, Russia; a fine nodule of azurite, measuring 1" in diameter. Minor association of malachite helps to differentiate azurite crystals. Condition is good. $60.          
thumbnail Item PS26 - SMOKY QUARTZ - Reel Mine, Lincoln County, North Carolina; a nice cluster of smoky quartz crystals, with a slight amethystine coloration to it. Dug in the 1960's, this specimen comes out of a seam (versus pocket), as is evident from the small plates of druse quartz at various spots (too thin a seam to be a pocket, which are normally more open). Dimensions are 2" x 2 1/2" x 3", and condition is good. $120.          
thumbnail Item PS27 - SCHORL TOURMALINE on FELDSPAR- Erongo Mountains, Namibia; jet-black, wide, doubly-terminated schorl crystals are grouped together and sitting on a snow-white feldspar matrix (schorl's still have some spots of the white feldspar on them). Dimensions are 2 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2", and in good shape. $50.          
thumbnail Item PS28 - CALCITE - Sokolovsko-Sarbayskoe Mine, Rudniy, Kustani Oblast, Kazakhstan; a nice, relatively "gemmy" yellow calcite sits on a thin piece of matrix. Color and clarity give this specimen an apparent "glow". Specimen measures 2 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", and condition is very good. $110.          
thumbnail Item PS29 - AMAZONITE - Pikes Peak, Colorado; displaying great color, this single, terminated crystal is a fine example of Colorado amazonite. Dimensions are 1" x 3/4" x 7/8", and condition is very good. $45.          
thumbnail Item PS30 - RUTILE on ALBITE with MICA - North American Emerald Mine, Hiddenite, North Carolina; a great NC combination piece, with rutile growing on crystallized albite and green mica (yes, the mica IS really that green!). Measurements are 1 1/2" x 5/8" x 1 1/2". $70.          
thumbnail Item PS31 - BARITE - Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalies Province, Peru; transparant barite crystals (tabby) are grouped together and growing off a small piece of matrix. Crystal clarity is what makes this specimen stand out. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/8", and condition is very good. $47.          
thumbnail Item PS32 - TANZANITE - Merelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania; a large, deep-colored tanzanite crystal. Measures 1/2" wide and nearly 1" tall. Crystal is semi-transparant. $875.          
thumbnail Item PS33 - TOURMALINE - Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico; a jet-black growth of schorl tourmaline. This piece was bought roughly 20 years ago, when these were found and brought to the Tucson Show (my last one of these pieces). They're "odd" in that they have a prickly texture, a dull sheen, and form in sprays off an off-white matrix. Measures 2 3/4" x 3" x 1 1/2", and in good shape. $100.          
thumbnail Item PS34 - AMETHYST - Little Gem Mine, Butte, Montana; two adjoined (sharing the front face), deep-colored amethyst crystals are sceptred as they sit up on a milky quartz matrix section. Mounted on a (removeable) plastic base for best orientation, and measuring 1 1/4" x 5/8" x 1 1/2". $59.          

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