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QUARTZ, SPHALERITE AND RHODOCHROSITE - 

CASAPALCA, PERU

Sparkling clear quartz crystals enrusted with tiny white explosions of

calcite intermittently sprinkled with soft pink coloured rhodochrosite rosettes perched upon the quartz and tucked in amongst this are dramatically contrasting metallic dark sphalerite crystals. The largest sphalerite being 25mm and there are some very complex group

formations of sphalerite which I have never seen before. The more

you look at this, the more intriguing it is.A truly beautiful piece

and a good size.I found 4 qtz xls were damaged out of all on the

piece and I had to look hard. There are many micro sprays of

clear  qtz in amongst all the other larger qtz which enhances the

features of this great specimen even more.  It really is a special

                                                 piece.  Photo does not  do it justice. Will forward more pics if you like.      Size: 180 x 160 x  40mm thick   

                                                                                                       PRICE: $750    ITEM NUMBER: WM 101

  

  

QUARTZ CLUSTER

ALL DOUBLY TERMINATED,

MIANGYAN, SECHUAN PROVINCE,

CHINA

This little cluster is of water-clear prismatic crystals arranged in a stunningly complex cluster. Undamaged and absolutely beautiful. It sits really well no matter which way you display it.How could any quartz collector resist? It is of course much better in person!

SIZE: 52mm W x43mm D x28mm H

                                                                                 PRICE: $110 Sold ITEM : WM108

  

  

CALCITE AND GALENA

SWEETWATER MINE, 

MISSOURI, U.S.A.

Shining silver blocks of Galena are encrusted around the pale lemon coloured calcite crystals resulting in a really nice contrast. The Galena crystals range from 10mm square down to micro sized. The largest calcite crystal is 55mm high x 25mm wide. All the tips are intact.No matter what way you view it, it is a very pleasing specimen.

SIZE:54mm L x 35mmW x 49mm H

PRICE: $125

ITEM NUMBER: WM110

  

  

SPHALERITE,PYRITE,CALCITE,QUARTZ

TREPCA,YUGOSLAVIA

There is no doubt that this specimen is a real stunner and

it would be hard to find another like it from Trepca - that

incredible mine which produced so many wonderful

combinations many years ago. The contrast of the golden

pyrite with the metallic black sphalerite and the pristine

white quartz and semi-translucent calcites is a wonderful

sight. This truly is a classic piece and is in excellent condition.

It's very hard to acquire such treasures nowadays.

SIZE: 97mm L x 68mm W x 42mm H

PRICE: $ 550        ITEM NUMBER WM111

  

  

CALCITE ON FLUORITE

CAVE IN ROCK, ILLINOIS, U.S.A.

Photos cannot do justice to this piece- it is a large calcite block

with a face of two large main crystals. These are in fact golden

yellow inside with a transparent pale blue over-lay which has

tiny pyrites included. As a result, the edges appear to be blue

as you can see . A stunning effect so far but there's more... there is

a calcite twin to the right amongst all the semi-transparent calcites

 arranged on top of the fluorite. A really aesthetic and interesting 

piece from this classic location.Acquired in the 1970's .

SIZE: 118mm L x 108mm W x 86mm H

PRICE: $650

ITEM NUMBER: WM109

  

  

  

BERYL VAR: AQUAMARINE WITH SCHORL 

ERONGO MOUNTAINS, NAMIBIA, AFRICA

There are 3 Aquamarine crystals on this piece, the largest of which is

22mm long x 11mm across. The entire matrix is glossy black schorl

crystals, the largest of these is about 25mm across the face. A nice

piece from this well known and highly sought after location.

  

Size: 58mm L x 43mm x 32mm H

Price: $125

ITEM NUMBER: WM 102  

  

  

  

CALCITE ON MATRIX

RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

  

Two larger translucent white tesselated calcites are perched with

another smaller one melded into the bluish-green matrix.  The contrast

makes a nice crisp appearance and all tips are intact. No discernable

damage at all.

SIZE: 49mm H x 48mm W x 29mm Deep

PRICE: $ 110

ITEM NUMBER: WM115

  

  

  

  

  

  

                                                                                           

STILBITE POONA, INDIA

Beautiful piece and lovely colour. It really is much better than I could capture in the photo. There is one contact area otherwise the piece is in very good condition indeed.

Size: H 20mm x L 50mmx 25mm  Price: $75 ITEM        NUMBER WM 103

  

  

  

  

FLUORITE ON QUARTZ

ZIANG HUALIN, HUNAN, CHINA

This small cabinet sized specimen is very nice. The tall transparent quartz

has a smaller one growing behind it which shows through giving the illusion

that it is an inclusion at first glance. The purple fluorites are blocky and make

an interesting formation and contrast behind the tall quartz. Contact areas are

at the back of the fluorite matrix and underneath where it was attached to a host.

45mm H x 29mm W x 31mm Deep

Price: $40

ITEM NUMBER: WM 104

  

  

  

  

   SMOKY QUARTZ SCEPTRE

  GALILLEIA, MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL

   Soft smoky colours run throughout this lovely    single crystal which has phantom-like striping    and a clear tip.

   Two of the six sides are flat while the other    four are sceptred. It is a very nice crystal

   with no damage and all sides exhibit    interesting forms of growth.

   SIZE: 90mm H x 35mm x 30mm

   PRICE: $125

   ITEM NUMBER: WM105

  

  

  

RAMSHORN CALCITE

SANTA  EULALIA, MEXICO

This is a lovely piece of multigrowth calcites sparkling white with many terminations. It is undamaged and a very attractive uncommon form of calcite . 

SIZE: 35mm x 21mm x 5mm

PRICE: $20

ITEM NUMBER: WM106

  

  

  

  

  

RAMSHORN CALCITE

SANTA EULALIA, MEXICO

This is a very nice specimen of very closely grown crystals of sparkling white calcite - very glass-like and multi-terminated.

No damage.

  

SIZE: 37mm H x 7mm W

PRICE: $ 20

ITEM NUMBER: WM107

  

  

  

  

BERYL VAR: AQUAMARINE

MIANYONG, SICHUAN, CHINA

This specimen is actually a cluster of aquamarine crystals. The largest is

25mm x25mm  with at least 4 others nestled at the rear of it and at least 5

in the front all on a matrix of muscovite and some small blocky feldspar crystals.

The aquamarines are a very pale blue . It is a very nice piece and a good

example of this form of thin tabular beryl crystals.

  

SIZE: 39mm L x 31mm W x 43mm H

PRICE: $110

ITEM NUMBER: WM112

  

  

  

  

  

  

SPHALERITE CRYSTALS ON MATRIX

 NICKOLAEVSHY MINE, DALNEGORSK, RUSSIA

  

This is an exceptional specimen of sphalerite and consists of 

multiple intergrown metallic black crystals. The terminations

are all intact and they are really interestingly a flat triangular

form. The largest crystal is 40mm H x 40mm W and is very

  

thick as are those which are formed behind it. A really fine

example of the species and well worth a place in anyone's

showcase.

SIZE: 59mm H x 51mm w X 41mm H 

PRICE: $85

ITEM NUMBER: WM113

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

GALENA ON CALCITE & QUARTZ

NIACA, MEXICO

There are 5 groups of silver galena crystals on this piece and

hundreds of minute white quartz crystals with clear tips which

accompany perfectly pristine white calcite rhombs making this

specimen very aesthecially appealing. What is more, it is a

  

floater! The underside is encrusted with hundreds of the same

minute quartz crystals and in really great condition - no

discernable damage at all was found. Great cabinet sized

specimen and great combination of minerals.

SIZE: 93mm L x 72mm W x 54mm H

PRICE: $ 175     ITEM NUMBER: WM114

  

  

SMOKY  QUARTZ & SCHORL TOURMALINE 

ERONGO MOUNTAINS, NAMIBIA, AFRICA

This small specimen of smoky quartz has tiny black lustrous schorl crystals intermingled with a main smoky crystal 37mm high rising at one end. There is a slight contact area on the main crystal at the very rear and one possible 

contact area on a very small schorl cyrstal.

SIZE: 39mm L x 20mm W x 37mm H 

PRICE: $20.00        ITEM NUMBER :WM116

 

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