Spectacular, large gemmy Emerald crystal with
Pyrite on white Calcite matrix!
This is one of the finest Emeralds I've ever
seen from Coscuez, Colombia and definately the best with a Pyrite association.
The Emerald crystal is quite large at nearly 3 cm tall and 1.5 cm in width. It displays a
gemmy grassy green color that Coscuez
specimens are known for. The association of the Pyrite crystals on the white matrix is
amazing and I don't think I've ever seen
a specimen with a better placement of Pyrite with an Emerald from this locality. There is
no damage and the Emerald is nearly
pristine with a strong internal brilliance beneath glassy-lustrous faces. This was second
finest Emerald I saw at the Tucson
show and the finest was a Muzo Mine specimen on a really ugly shale matrix. Overall, I
would rate this one the most aesthetic. From the Coscuez Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopí
Mining District, Boyacá Department, Colombia.
Measures 8 cm by 10.6 cm by 6 cm in total size.
Gorgeous specimen displaying a large vertical
golden Calcite atop zoned Fluorite!
This is a wonderful large cabinet sized display piece
featuring two glowing and semi-gemmy golden
Calcites atop a matrix of slightly etched and zoned bluish-purple Fluorite. The largest
10.5 cm in size and is perfectly doubly terminated. The smaller Calcite to its left lays
horizontally across the
matrix. Both have very lustrous and glassy crystal faces. In excellent condition with no
From the Denton mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 18 cm by 13.4 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Very rare specimen featuring a Diamond
crystal on Kimberlite matrix!
This is a perfectly formed 1 carat Diamond of top brilliance and color firmly attached to
the host matrix.
Diamonds from the Pretoria District of South Africa are almost never found on matrix and
very few were
preserved over the years. The Diamond crystal measures .7 cm in size with sharp,
facet-like faces and a very
intense internal brilliance that becomes almost blinding when highlighted. A true rarity
and a unique opportunity.
From the Premier Mine (Cullinan Mine), Cullinan, Pretoria District,
Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Measures 8 cm by 6.8 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.
Original handwritten label dated 1925-1927
Gemmy cluster of deep red Realgar crystals on
This is the first Realgar on matrix I've seen in years so
they have become scarce. The crystals are sharp and very
glassy with a rolling luster highlighting the intensely red surfaces. There about a dozen
crystals here and all are
complete with several showing some slight alteration to Pararealgar along the top edges.
In excellent condition.
From the Jiepaiyu Mine (Shimen Mine), Shimen County, Changde Prefecture, Hunan Province,
Measures 5.4 cm by 8 cm by 6.5 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Fine doubly terminated crystal of Beryl
var. Aquamarine with Albite!
This beautiful Aqua specimen exhibits a misty-blue, almost cat's-eye
appearance in the center portions
and caps off with a crystal clear termination. Upon closer inspection, it appears that a
Aquamarine crystal was overgrown by a larger, more transparent crystal creating one heck
of a phantom
up the crystal center and at the top! In excellent condition overall with great eye appeal
From Darra-i-Pech, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Measures 8.7 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles Leavitt, Killman Mineral Collections Price $3450
Gemmy yellow crystals of Sulfur on
This is a gorgeous specimen with two gemmy Sulfur crystals sitting atop the white
Both crystals are sharp and complete with few contacts and a strong satiny luster. The
largest of the
two measures nearly 3 cm in size. There are some smaller bitumen included Sulfur crystals
atop the matrix
adding originality to the specimen which dates back to the early 1900's when Sicily was a
major Sulfur source.
From the Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily,
Measures 7.3 cm by 10.4 cm by 7 cm in total size
Aesthetic combination of Golden Fluorite cubes
with two crystal clusters of pinkish-white Barite blades!
I found two of these beautiful combo plates (the other will
appear in the next showroom) and both exhibited
the really neat Barite clusters. The Barite is covered ever so slightly by a pinkish
Hematite accenting and
the Fluorite cubes are pure golden and transparent with a strong rolling surface luster.
In excellent condition.
From Aouli, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet
Measures 7.5 cm by 11.8 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.
Fine specimen featuring a transparent Topaz
crystal on Smoky Quartz with Albite!
Talk about gemmy, this crystal is so clear that I can read
through it with ease. It's as clear as
come of the finest Quartz crystals I've seen and it is completely doubly terminated with a
textbook termination and glassy crystal faces. The Topaz is hugged by Smoky Quartz on the
From Erongo Mountain, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 4.8 cm by 2.9 cm by 2.4 cm in total size.
Lovely specimen of pink Barite blades clustered
together atop a Quartz covered matrix!
A wonderful combination that combines color with sparkling
eye appear. The pinkish-white
Barite blades are in excellent condition with barely a contact as they stretch upwards
center and right side of the Quartz drusy covered matrix. From a locality I've not offered
From the Monterniers Mines, Lantignié, Beaujeu, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France.
Measures 7.3 cm by 4.3 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Cabinet specimen displaying large crystals
of Sphalerite and Ruby Jack Sphalerite on Chert!
This is a classic from the old Tri-State Mining District. It has a wonderful combination
and balance to go along with the numerous, highly lustrous Sphalerite crystals. Gemmy red
Ruby Jack crystals accent the larger Sphalerites in the center and along the outer edges.
Circa 1930's - From the Joplin Field, Tri-State District,
Jasper Co., Missouri.
Measures 12.3 cm by 15 cm by 14.5 cm in total size.
Spectacular specimen featuring two large brown
Barites with pinkish Kutnohorite sprays!
A wonderful combination from a scarcer locality. The
Montreal Mine is an iron Mine but it produces
a wide variety of mineral specimens. This is first Barite I've seen with Kutnohorite
crystals and the
aesthetics are excellent. The Barites in the middle display natural crevices which
actually have small
Kutnohorite crystals growing inside. The Kutnohorite crystals are a pinkish color and they
translucent with a resinous luster. In excellent condition with what appears to be
Marcasite crystal balls.
From the Montreal Mine, Montreal, Gogebic Range, Iron County, Wisconsin.
Measures 6.2 cm by 9.2 cm by 5.5 cm in total size. Ex. DuFoe, Charles M. Noll Mineral Collections
Large cabinet plate of forrest green Fluorite
crystals appearing as botryoidal clusters on frosted Quartz matrix!
This is a new find that is different than anything else
I've seen from China. The crystals are small and gemmy
with a different shade of green. Under magnification I can see dozens of lustrous, stepped
angular faces but
the crystals all come together to form rounded, botryoidal mounds atop the matrix. The
matrix, by the way,
consists of Quartz crystals with have all been frosted at the tips by what appears to be
white Calcite. This
was one of the prettiest plates I saw in this new find and I was attracted to it because
of the openings
between the individual Fluorite mounds. It gives the specimen a very beautiful isolated
this was the only large plate with this feature. In excellent condition with great color,
luster and flash.
From the Xinyang Prefecture, Henan Province, China.
Measures 16 cm by 24.2 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.
Silver Islet Mine today... The old mine shaft is visible
beneath the fresh water of Lake Superior
Very rare specimen featuring wires of Native
Silver and Acanthite in a Quartz matrix vug!
This specimen is from the famous Silver Islet Mine which is
now completely underwater. This is
a very impressive specimen and one of the best I've seen from the locale, displaying thick
of Native Silver which emerge from the matrix recess and push outwards with a couple
the matrix where they form a curling ram's horn. Scattered about the edges and atop the
matrix are dark gray Acanthite crystals. A historical specimen dating back to the 1870s
since the mine closed for good in 1884. Very lustrous with a beautiful antique patina atop
From the Silver Islet mine, Silver Islet, Sibley Township,
Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada.
Measures 5.7 cm by 4 cm by 3.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Charles M. Noll Mineral Collection
Brilliant flashes of color leap
from this thick seam of precious Opal in Ironstone matrix!
The seam measures 1 cm in width and runs as deep as 6 mm. Beyond that it branches out into
narrower seams and veins of gorgeous Opal throughout the host matrix. Bold flashes of red,
green, blue, purple, orange, and yellow dazzle the eye when this specimen is rotated side
Some Opal even makes its way between the wood-like banding of the brown Ironstone matrix.
From Quilpie, Quilpie Shire, Queensland, Australia.
Measures 5.7 cm by 7.7 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Pretty grayish-blue "cockscomb" Barite
crystals with linear streams of white micro-crystals!
A wonderful example of Villabona Barite, the bluish
crystals are well terminated and very glassy.
The micro-crystalline white banding is actually smaller colorless Barites and they provide
accenting to the plate which increases the visual attractiveness. In very good condition
with great flash.
From the Villabona Mines, Villabona, Llanera, Villabona Mining Area, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 6.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 3.7 cm in total size.
Ex. Trimingham Mineral Collection
Fine "burnt-orange" blades of
Barite in clusters atop Cerussite crystal covered matrix!
This is a plate that is both impressive with the complete, uncontacted Barite blade
and the flashy, sparkling grayish Cerussite crystals which cover almost the entire matrix.
The specimen loses focus a bit on the right side but this is because of the
of the piece. The only contacts are along the bottom trimming and this could be removed.
From the Mibladen Mining Dist., Midelt, Khénifra Prov.,
Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco.
Measures 8 cm by 14.7 cm by 5.5 cm in total size.