Catagory :  NEW GALLERY 2 - November 1, 2020
Locality: Divino das Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size:  2.7 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
A pristine, glassy , yellow-green Brazilianite crystal on a background of contrasting
white Albite.  The Brazilianite is 3.2 cm tall and has the best wet look luster.
Superb miniature.  Ex R. Lavinsky (Arkenstone)
PREHNITE ps Laumontite
Locality: Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad, Peru
Size:  5 x 5 x 3 cm
A mirror bright Octohedral Pyrite of impressive size and quality, mined at Quiruvilca
in the early 80's. The two main crystals are a bit over 3 cm across.
Locality: Panasqueira, Barroca Grande, Covilha, Castelo Branco Dist., Portugal
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
A great combination specimen, with a neat tan Siderite crystal on a large terminated,
4 cm  black Ferberite crystal.  Many small Apatite crystals form the bed that the Siderite
and Ferberite nest on, and there are small Pyrite crystals scattered across the Siderite
and the bed of Apatites.  Very good condition with no dings,
Locality: Padanvadi Quarry, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Size: 8.5 x 10 x 5 cm
A matrix  plate of lime green Prehnite epimorphs of Laumontite.  Rarely do you ever
see these on matrix.  The matrix is a thin slab of basalt, covered with a druse of tiny
apophyllite crystals, upon which are the green Prehnite 'fingers'. The Prehnite had
grown on Laumontite crystals then the Laumontite was disolved away leaving these
epimorphs of Prehnite. This came out about 20 years ago.
Locality: Jinkouhe, Ebian Co., Leshan Pref., Sichuan Prov., China
Size:  11.5 x 9 x 5.5 cm
A complete floater group of mostly double terminated Quartz crystals.
The crystals areclear and gemmy and up to 8 cm long with good glassy luster.
This is a large group for the find, which occured about 15 years ago.
There is no broken crystals and this is in remarkable condition. A top specimen.
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China - 2 Galleries
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QUARTZ w/ Fuchsite inclusions
Locality: Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 5 cm
Rare spinal twinned Galena crystals on Black Sphalerite crystals.  
Small groups of 'needle' quartz scattered among the Galena.
All the twinned crystals are in pristine condition with no damage.
Mined about 20 years ago and no longer easy to obtain.
Locality: Anovitra, Ambatonfinandrahana, Fianarantsoa Prov., Madagascar
Size: 10 x 6.5 x 5cm.
A pristine group of Quartz crystals colored lime green by inclusions of Fuchsite.
All the points are clean and without dings and the group is quite aesthetic.
Unusually good for one of these, as they almost always have dings and tip damage.
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  5 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm
An outstanding, very sharp, very lustrous, deep blue Azurite crystal from Tsumeb.
A little alteration to Malachite, which in turn is partially altering to Rosasite,a somewhat rare association.
A fine old Azurite that is difficult to find in this quality.  Ertel Collection
Locality: Troya Mine, Mutiloa, Gipuzcoa Prov., Spain
Size:  3.2 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
A very gemmy, red Spanish Sphalerite from the old finds many years ago.
Great luster and color.
Locality: Stromberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size:  11.5 x 8 x 5 cm
A rare "artichoke" quartz from a short lived find in the 1970's.  It is my understanding
that this was one of the best that was collected by Herbert Seckler in the late 1970's.
It is very bright with mirror faces and has no tip dings like most of the others that
were collected. Very rare on todays market.
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