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Quartz Japan-Law Twins SmCab
Huancavelica Dept, Peru
7.5 x 6.0 x 5.5cm,  $700 
An undamaged, VERY AESTHETIC
small cabinet specimen showing three perfect twins (3cm, 3cm, and 2cm) superbly oriented and freestanding on matrix!  Two of these twins mimic each other the best I have ever seen on a combo plate!  Two lesser twins are also on the matrix, for a total of five Japan-Law twins!  

Pink Apophyllite Miniature, Zacatacas, Mexico
6.0 x 3.5 x 3.3cm,  $350 
A rarely seen miniature of quality, gemmy pink apophyllite from the Mina San Martin Mine.  The white matrix forms a rolling mound, perfect for all of the freestanding pink crystals to
bristle off of.  These apophyllites range from 0.3 to 1.0cm long and have a delicate, but definable, rose color and mirror luster.  Underneath these crystals lay pyrite.  
A CLASSIC Zacatacas specimen!     
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Wire Silver Miniature
Batopilas, Mexico
5.3 x 3.1 x 0.7cm

An attractive miniature specimen showing rich frontal coverage of
lustrous silver wires and spinel-twinned crystals to 8mm on host rock matrix

Nagyagite Thumbnail, Nagyag, Romania, 1.7 x 1.3 x 1.0cm, SOLD
*NEW* A superb, TYPE LOCALITY specimen showing FREESTANDING nagyagite crystals [Pb5Au(Sb,Bi)Te2S6] to 1cm!  There is some light contacting along some of the edges of these exposed crystals.  There are also edge faces to these crystals, as well.  The base of the specimen is one HUGE, 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.2cm flat-lying nagyagite crystal!  To see any crystals of this
species is VERY RARE, let along such large ones!  I left a bit of the carbonate matrix for context and stability.     

Azurite with Malachite Pseudomorphs, Touissit, Morocco-  $375   SOLD
A dramatic 6.3 x 5.5 x 4.0cm miniature specimen showing 3 excellent azurite crystals growing off a vug of botroydal malachite.  The
first azurite crystal is at the lower left of the group and measures 3cm in length.  It is of much better quality than the camera picks up, showing
mirror lustrous faces.  The next azurite crystal bridges the malachite vug horizontally and measure 2cm and 1.5cm wide.  This crystal is terminated, being pseudomorphed by malachite at this end.  The final azurite crystal is beautifully freestanding, mirror lustrous and well terminated, measuring 2.5 x 1cm, also with malachite pseudos.  This is a beautiful display specimen with the older, larger crystal size you just don't see from Touissit anymore.

Aquamarine Miniature, Gilgit, Pakistan, 3.9 x 2.0 x 1.3cm-  SOLD
*NEW* A superbly formed, super-sharp, pale blue aquamarine prism with
stunning mirror luster and absolutely no damage.     

Etched Aquamarine Prism, Brazil, $500 
A GEMMY, 7.1 x 2.0 x 1.4cm, solution-
etched, blue-green aquamarine with mirror
luster and no damage.  Curiously, a portion of the original termination remains intact.  From
Mendes Pimentel-   CHOICE!

Malachite Stalactite, Guang Dong Prov, China,
11.0 x 3.0 x 1.5cm,  $325

A very interesting and unusual natural stalactite of malachite, with the classic waterdrop hole going all the way through the middle of the piece.  
The luster and color of this cabinet specimen is exceptional, reminiscent
of a good Bisbee, Arizona malachite.  There are a few light scuffs that the camera seems to want to over state in the pictures.  There is a small, hairline fracture just below where the specimen necks down near the top of the piece, but the specimen is stable.  This is one of the pieces I bought while I was in Changsha China, back in October, 2000 and is the very last malachite I have to offer from this most excellent adventure in Asia!     
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Orpiment Small Cab, Elbrusskiy Mine, North Caucasus, Russia
9.2 x 4.5 x 1.5cm,  $450 

A top quality small cabinet specimen from this remote and desolate  mountain locality.  The important parts of the specimen are pristine and completely undamaged, but there is some minor peripheral contacting
on part of one side.  The color and aesthetics of this piece are dazzling!  
I particularly like the display; with high-profile, lustrous, 0.5 to 1cm VIBRANT orange-red orpiment crystal balls separated out on the
contrasting white matrix (normally Elbrusskiy orpiments completely
cover the host matrix).  Being a personal fan of orpiment (Nevada
has several localities) I have handled about 200 Elbrusskiy mine
specimens over the past several years.  These come straight from
my friends who hand dig them in Russia.  Of all those, I feel that
this exceptional specimen is one of my favorites!  These orpiments
usually come out as lesser, smaller pieces which have been
naturally contacted in the tight mineralized veins. 
This is a top notch display piece!     

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