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The Tucson 2015 Best Offer Mineral Auction

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Most Recent Update was ....... 2:48 PM  May 3rd, 2015

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Tucson2015-202RhodochrositeBrokenHillYancowinnaCoNSWAustralia.jpg (438879 bytes)
Item #A1

VERY RARE!! Fine specimen featuring round balls of Rhodochrosite with Calcite from Australia!
This specimen is a very rare Rhodochrosite from the Broken Hill Mine. I've seen maybe half a dozen
Broken Hill Rhodos in the past decade and this is one of the most aesthetic of all. The Rhodochrosite
spheres measure to .7 cm in size and they all display a very strong luster atop pink, pristine surfaces.
From the Zinc Corporation Mine, Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia.
Measures 6.4 cm by 6.8 cm by 2.6 cm in total size.
Ex. Milton Lavers Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-150GoldQuartzPyritePilgrimsRestSouthAfrica35mm.jpg (379530 bytes)
Item #A2

Impressive specimen featuring Native Gold with Pyrite nestled among Quartz crystals!
Specimens from the Pilgrim's Rest locality are not only rare, but when the Native Gold
occurs on Quartz points like with this specimen, they are highly sought after. I sold another
specimen from Pilgrim's Rest from the same collection and these are the first two I've seen
on the market in quite a long time. This specimen displays several fine crystals of white
Quartz, many of which are terminated. The Gold is mixed with Pyrite and other associated
Sulfides (possibly Tetrahedrite) and all climb upwards atop and between the Quartz points.
From Pilgrim's Rest, Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
Measures 3 cm by 3.8 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3850

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Item #A3

Aesthetic display of Native Silver wires rising high above matrix from KONGSBERG!
This fine specimen is from the world famous Kongsberg locality and it has all the
presence of a larger Silver at a reduced size. The wires have a lovely antiquish
patina and quite a bit of surface luster. They are intermingled with small bits of
Calcite which can be seen scattered about between the vaious twists and curls.
From the Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Svene, Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway.
Measures 4 cm by 2.1 cm by 1 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $3500

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$1750.00 7:18 PM 4/30/15 Parker, CO
       
       
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Tucson2014-218CorundumAliabadPakistan52mm.jpg (232394 bytes)
Item #A4

Fine doubly terminated crystal of Corundum var. Sapphire on Marble matrix!
This translucent, doubly terminated gem measures 2.5 cm in length. It exhibits a lovely pastel
color combination of purple with reddish accenting. The surfaces are glassy and very reflective.
From Ali Abad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Measures 4.7 cm by 4.8 cm by 2.2 cm in total size.

Ex. Williams Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $2500

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$800.00 2:22 PM 5/2/15 Guangzhou, China
       
       
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Tucson2014-46AzuriteMalachiteBisbeeMineArizona10cmB.jpg (385479 bytes)
Item #A5

Classic specimen featuring sharp crystals of Azurite in a matrix vug with Malachite!
The structure of this specimen is very concave and it is this structure that served to protect
the perfect crystals of Azurite which are scattered atop the Malachite and densely cover the
interior of the vug. The crystals are sharp, glassy lustrous, and very blue. They measure to
1 cm in size. The Malachite on the other hand is more fibrous and very chatoyant. It rolls
atop the matrix as a series as fine sprays and rounded clusters. Small orange balls of either
Limonite or Goethite provide additional color to the specimen. This is a true classic from one of
the world's greatest Copper mining districts. Dating to circa late 1890's, its condition is superb.
From Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
Measures 8.6 cm by 10.2 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.
Ex. E. O. Stratton Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $6500

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Tucson2015-198SulfurCozzodisiMineItaly7cm.jpg (254023 bytes)
Item #A6

Sweet miniature featuring completely original Sulfur crystals on Calcite matrix!
This specimen is as original as you will find in a Sicilian Sulfur specimen. The Calcite
is colored dark by the natural Bitumen present at the mine - A feature most collectors
love to see. The Sulfur crystals are sharp, lustrous, and gemmy translucent with some
hoppering present in the lower crystal near the base. The tip of the crystal is almost hollow.
From the Cozzo Disi Mine, Casteltermini, Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province), Sicily, Italy.
Measures 7 cm by 4.2 cm by 5.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$700.00 2:12 PM 4/30/15 Tulsa, OK
$725.00 2:25 PM 5/2/15 Guangzhou, China
       
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Tucson2014-283SmithsoniteKellyMineNewMexico74mm.jpg (257864 bytes)
Item #A7

Super lustrous specimen of bluish-green Smithsonite from the Kelly Mine!
The luster that rolls across the botryoidal surfaces of this Smthsonite is blinding. The specimen
is in excellent condition and there are no blemishes anywhere. The smooth surfaces are pristine.
From the Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico.
Measures 6.7 cm by 6.4 cm by 4.3 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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$850.00 3:38 PM 4/30/15 Jackson, WY
       
       
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Tucson2015-184GoldRosiaMontanaRomania34mm.jpg (295619 bytes)
Item #A8

Brilliant crystals of Native Gold with Hessite perched atop fine blades of Barite!
One of the most graceful looking Golds I've seen from Verespatak, the Native Gold is
superbly crystalline with small dodecahedrons sprouting out from the tips of dendritic
structures. They are sit atop delicate white blades of Barite and there is also a darker
crystal cluster along the very top that could possibly be the Silver Telluride Hessite.
From Rosia Montana (Verespatak), Alba Co., Romania.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2014-35GarnetOtjimbingweFarm104Namibia165mm.jpg (176548 bytes)
Item #A9

Cabinet specimen featuring large Andradite Garnet crystals with Diopside and Amblygonite!
This is one of the most impressive plates of Garnet I've seen at the show in terms of crystal
size and overall specimen size. The Garnets measure 4 + cm in size and they display a very
sharp crystal form to go along with reflective, lustrous faces. The largest Garnets sit atop
a cluster of smaller Garnets and all display a solid reddish-brown coloration. This specimen
is in very good condition with only a few natural contacts scattered about. I can't recall seeing
a better specimen from Namibia and specimens from this locality are rare in the marketplace.
From Otjimbingwe Farm 104, Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 16.5 cm by 10.2 cm by 8.4 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-201VanadiniteOldYumaMineArizona12cm.jpg (390793 bytes)
Item #A10

Classic American example of Vanadinite crystals on matrix.... from Arizona!
This large plate is from the Old Yuma Mine, one of the top localities for fine Vanadinite crystal specimens
prior to the finds in Morocco. This plate is richly covered with a large number of bright orange crystals in
various sizes. It's in very good condition for a plate of this size, with sharp crystals and very few contacts.
From the Old Yuma Mine, Saguaro National Monument, Amole District, Tucson Mts, Pima Co., Arizona.
Measures 12 cm by 12.2 cm by 3.1 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2014-350PrehnitepsLaumontiteMumbaiIndia7cm.jpg (153672 bytes)
Item #A11

Attractive specimen featuring fingers of Prehnite ps after Laumontite!
These elongated Prehnite fingers are in excellent condition with no breaks or damage,
only a couple of flat top tips where the Prehnite pseudos formed against matrix. I count at
least eight major fingers and all are light green and translucent with a sparkling druse luster.
Most are partially hollow in the middle where they pseudomorphed the Laumontite crystals.
From the Bombay Quarry, Mumbai District (Bombay District), Maharashtra, India.
Measures 7.2 cm by 5.5 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Hauck Mineral Collection

Fair Market Value $985

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$425.00 10:18 PM 4/30/15 Singapore-2
$440.00 1:45 PM 5/3/15 Knoxville, TN
       
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Tucson2015-197BariteSphaleriteElmwoodMineTennessee13cm.jpg (495202 bytes)
Item #A12

Exceptional specimen featuring a Barite crystal cluster hugging a Sphalerite cluster on Dolostone!
This is an exceptional specimen and one of those rare Elmwoods that immediately catches your eye.
There is no Fluorite this time, just two perfectly size matched, pristine condition crystal clusters giving
one another an embrace in the middle of the sparkling Dolostone matrix. Both the Barite cluster and
the Sphalerite are just shy of 5 cm in size. The Barite is of the rarer white variety, more popular and
sought after than the more common yellow variety. The Sphalerite is incredibly lusterous and there is
no damage that I can detect anywhere. This is a true 360 plate which can be displayed from all sides.
From the Elmwood Mine, Smith County, Tennessee.
Measures 6.5 cm by 13.3 cm by 9.3 cm in total size.
Ex. Kevin Ward, Van Tichelen Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $4500

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Item #A13

Brilliant crystals of Golden Calcite on matrix!
This is a beautiful Illinois specimen which displays crystals more similar to what you would
expect in a Tri-State piece. Both crystals lustrous with perfect terminations and a rich golden
color which become more transparent as you approach the tips. The condition is excellent.
From Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 9 cm by 5.7 cm by 5.4 cm in total size.
Ex. Dawson Calcite Collection
Fair Market Value $1500

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Tucson2014-62FluoriteAnnabelLeeMineIllinois115mm.jpg (213871 bytes)
Item #A14

Beautiful cabinet specimen featuring large dark reddish-purple Fluorite cubes with Calcite accents!
The color is almost raspberryish but the cubes are a little too thick and the color leans towards the
darker side of reddish-purple. The cubes are also spotted with darker purple spots and highlighted
by tiny crystals of pearly Calcite! In excellent condition with a satiny luster, this is a first rate Fluorite!
From Cave-in-Rock, Cave-in-Rock Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 12.5 cm by 11.6 cm by 6.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$800.00 2:29 PM 5/2/15 Guangzhou, China
       
       
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Tucson2013-342RoseQuartzMinasGeraisBrazil45mm.jpg (167330 bytes)
Item #A15

Large, brilliant, and gemmy crystals of Rose Quartz in cluster on Cleavelandite!
These crystals are beautifully terminated and incredibly gemmy as well. They measure to
nearly 2 cm in size and several are also quite wide at the base. The crystal color could best be
described as a hot pink or reddish pink and considering the crystal transparency, it's vibrant!
No damage to speak of with all crystal terminations intact. Contacts are tiny and unnoticeable.
From
Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Measures 4.4 cm by 4.4 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1500

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$750.00 6:54 PM 4/30/15 Haiku, HI
       
       
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Tucson2014-8FluoriteSphaleriteBethelLevelMinerva1MineIllinois65mm.jpg (238813 bytes)
Item #A16

Really cool specimen featuring sharp crystals of blackjack Sphalerite set atop Golden Fluorite!
The Fluorite crystals are clustered together and display some slight purple accenting along some of the
outer edges. The color is a rich, vibrant golden-yellow and the contrast between the minerals is very aesthetic.
From the Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6.3 cm by 6.5 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $985

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$425.00 1:45 PM 5/3/15 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2015-181OpalBoulderQueenslandAustralia.jpg (282413 bytes)
Item #A17

Colorful seams of Boulder Opal in Ironstone matrix!
This is a great specimen Opal which displays a large amount of amount in relation to the brown
Ironstone matrix - Much more than usual. It also displays a strong combination of colors with
vivid flashes of red, yellow, green, blue, violet, and even a little bit of what appear to be orange.
I love the way the wide seam of Opal extends downwards and then pools in a matrix opening.
From the Opal fields of Queensland, Australia.
Measures 9.3 cm by 6.3 cm by 3.2 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1850

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Item #A18

Scarce specimen featuring gem Green Fluorite octahedrons on Quartz!
This piece is from the William Wise Mine which is famous for its beautiful green Fluorite.
I don't see many specimens from there anymore and Fluorite on Quartz pieces were always rare!
From the William Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
Measures 4.5 cm by 5.3 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $785

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$350.00 1:45 PM 5/3/15 Knoxville, TN
       
       
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Tucson2014-358CopperKeweenawPeninsulaMichigan55mm.jpg (262569 bytes)
Item #A19

Gorgeous specimen of Native Copper crystals with minor Calcite and Prehnite!
This is a stunning specimen, displaying both sharp, lustrous crystals of Native Copper
and a superb antique patina. The reddish color banding accents most of the crystals, adding
a wonderful color contrast to the specimen. I suspect this may be a thin coating of Cuprite.
In excellent condition with no contacts or bruising and more than its fair share of eye appeal.
From the Copper Mining District, Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan.
Measures 5.8 cm by 4.1 cm by 3.8 cm in total size.

Comes with a custom made, acrylic display base
Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2015-89AquamarineSchorlErongoMtnsNamibia10cm.jpg (435843 bytes)
Item #A20

Beautiful cabinet plate featuring bi-colored Beryls sitting atop a matrix of Schorl Needles!
This is one of the most aesthetic examples of this neat combination that I've seen. The bi-colored
Beryls are all terminated, with Heliodor lengths and Aquamarine tips. They sit atop a nest of fine
black Schorl crystals which form the entire matrix from top to bottom. Well trimmed and very nice.
From the Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 9.2 cm in total size.
Ex. Heini Soltau Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $3500

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Tucson2012-417BariteCerroWarihuynPeru94mm.jpg (221482 bytes)
Item #A21

Brilliant crystal cluster of Golden Barite atop matrix!
The blades on this fine specimen are bright and undamaged with a super glassy luster. They are also
quite transparent as can be seen in the upper portions where the tips are completely gemmy. In excellent
condition with no damage or contacts to speak of. The specimen also sits nicely on its own without a prop.
From Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru.
Measures 9.4 cm by 5.7 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 2:33 PM 5/2/15 Guangzhou, China
$470.00 1:45 PM 5/3/15 Knoxville, TN
       
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Tucson2014-178RLBenitoiteSanBenitoiteCalifornia8cm.jpg (241625 bytes)
Item #A22

Impressive plate featuring numerous Benitoite crystals on a bed of white Natrolite!
Well over a dozen Benitoite crystals atop this plate with lots of blue gem to appreciate if
you're a stone cutter. I prefer the specimen to remain as is however. The crystals exhibit
a strong satiny luster and average 1.5 cm in size. There are in excellent condition save for
a couple of small contacts near the trim edge that get lost without the aid of magnification.
Benitoite plates of this magnitude are few and far between in the marketplace today so this
represents a rare opportunity if you need a fine small cabinet sized plate for your collection.
From the Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California.
Measures 7.5 cm by 8.2 cm by 4.5 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $7500

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Item #A23

Brilliant crystal cluster sprays of amber-golden Barite crystals on matrix!
A very aesthetic specimen with lots of gemmy flash and color. Overall it's in good
condition with some of the usual incomplete tips but these easily get lost among the
honey-colored crystals. Many crystals are terminated and some are doubly terminated.
From the Machów mine, Tarnobrzeg, Podkarpackie, Poland.
Measures 6.4 cm by 5.2 cm by 5 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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Tucson2014-300RhodochrositeHomestakeMineColorado3cm.jpg (201700 bytes)
Item #A24

Rare specimen of deep red Rhodochrosite with Calcitic accenting!
There are two translucent rhombs here, attached in the middle. They display
complete crystal faces and a strong luster with the only cleave being on the
back side where the lower rhomb was separated from matrix. This is a locality
that is well known for fine Rhodochrosites but very few ever come to market.
From the Climax Mine (Climax Open Pit Mine), Climax District, Lake Co., Colorado.
Measures 3.3 cm by 2.3 cm by 1.6 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $985

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$500.00 2:41 PM 4/30/15 San Diego, CA
       
       
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Tucson2014-272WitheriteGolcondaMineIllinois10cm.jpg (202149 bytes)
Item #A25

Impressive specimen featuring a beautifully twinned Witherite crystal on yellow Fluorite!
This hourglass shaped crystal measures 6 cm from one end to the other. It is as pristine as
you'll see in a Witherite and perfectly twinned as it sits atop bright yellow Fluorite cubes.
A darker druse of Calcite? accents some of the Fluorite crystal face. In excellent condition
overall with great aesthetics and good balance. Displays a strong white color under UV light.
From the Golconda Mine, Rosiclare, Hardin County, Illinois.
Measures 6 cm by 10 cm by 4.4 cm in total size.

Ex. Scott Williams, Trimingham Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $2850

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Tucson2014-31DioptaseCalciteAltynTyubeKazakhstan77mm.jpg (224796 bytes)
Item #A26

Lustrous emerald-green crystals of Dioptase atop Calcite!
Attractive specimen with over a dozen complete Dioptase crystals. The only incomplete
crystals are located along the outer matrix trim and could easily be removed if desired.
From the Altyn-Tyube Deposit, Karaganda Oblast', Kazakhstan.
Measures 7.2 cm by 6.4 cm by 4.8 cm in total size.
Ex. Goings Mineral Collection
Fair Market Value $985

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$450.00 2:18 PM 4/30/15 Tulsa, OK
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Tucson2014-12CalciteSantaEulaliaMexico145mm.jpg (274690 bytes)
Item #A27

Wonderful cluster of sharp, dogtoothed Calcite crystals with Selenite on matrix!
This is a really neat combination and the specimen is in near perfect condition. I don't detect any
damage to the sharply terminated dogtooth crystals. There is a light sprinkling of Selenite atop
many of the crystals and a pair of larger Selenite crystal clusters along the front side. The Calcite
crystals are highly lustrous with a tan -brown coloration. I really like the way the specimen takes
on the appearance of cluster mounds with the center being the highest point. You don't see many
specimens of this quality from Santa Eulalia anymore. This specimen was mined in the late 1960s.
From the Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Measures 6.5 cm by 14.4 cm by 8 cm in total size.
Ex. Gail Hall, Lillie Mineral Collections

Fair Market Value $1850

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Tucson2015-199MalachiteOjuelaMineMexico60mm.jpg (324456 bytes)
Item #A28

Old time classic Malachite with multiple stalactites atop Quartz crystals!
The Quartz crystals peak out along the far right edge while the Malachite stalactites
sit atop a flat Quartz shelf which extends across the specimen. The stalactites are
rounded at the tops, nearly pristine with barely a contact anywhere, and two-toned
in that the centers are lighter in color than the tips. Very impressive Mexican piece
from a famous Mexican locality not usually known for its fine Malachite specimens.
From Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango, Mexico. (Probably from the 1970 finds)
Measures 6.5 cm by 4.6 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Ex. Al Torrey, Trimingham Mineral Collections
Fair Market Value $1450

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Tucson2015-162TurquoisePSApatiteMashaanChina93mm.jpg (267033 bytes)
Item #A29

Rare specimen of Turquoise ps after Apatite crystal!
Here's something you don't see very often. These came out about a decade
ago and are solid blue Turquoise perfectly pseudomorphing an Apatite crystal,
termination and all. This is one of the sharpest specimens I've seen in a while.
From the Ma'anshan Prefecture, Anhui Province, China.
Measures 9 cm by 4.3 cm by 4 cm in total size.
Fair Market Value $1250

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Item #A30

Large cabinet plate of vibrant purple Fluorite with Barite blades in cluster!
These purple cubes are pure gems with internal phantoming and transparency all the way
down to the matrix! They sit atop a sparkling matrix of Quartz and provide a wonderful
color contrast for the creamy white Barite blade clusters. In very good condition overall.
From the Berbes Mine, Berbes, Asturias, Spain.
Measures 9.8 cm by 14 cm by 8.2 cm in total size.

Fair Market Value $1850

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Minimum Increment - $25

Highest Bid or Offer Time Date Location
$800.00 12:47 PM 4/30/15 San Francisco, CA
       
       
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