WORLDWIDE MINERALS 3
ARSENOPYRITE, SIDERITE, QUARTZ AND COOKEITE
Cookeite covers a lot of this amazing specimen and up
through it appears clear quartz crystals, fantastic metallic
aresenopyrites and wonderful pale beige ears of siderite.
It is a great piece from a really classic area that has
stunning and highly prized pieces over the years. The more
you look at this specimen the better it gets. There are two
small areas of damage which I found. This does not detract
from it's overall majestic impression.
SIZE: 147mm W x 124mm D x 81mm H
ITEM NUMBER: WM 301
SPHALERITE WITH CALCITE
Beautiful white calcite crystals almost surround the underlying
glossy black metallic sphalerite crystals peeping out in
a dramatic contrast. This piece has been in our collection for
decades. It has no discernable damage.
Truly a classic piece from a classic location.
SIZE: 106mm L x 79mm W x 59mm H
PRICE: $ 450
ITEM NUMBER: WM311
AMETHYST DOUBLY TERMINATED
LAS VIGAS, VERA CRUZ, BRAZIL
This is a perfect specimen and one that is truly aesthetic. The largest crystal has a pale amethyst termination at one end and at the other a spray of finer crystals formed. They are so pale as to appear almost pink and makes a
very nice combination of soft colour. The micro spray near the tip of the almost vertical crystal is actually 2 crystals growing at an
opposite angle to third middle one. This really is a great little specimen from our showcase.
SIZE: 50mm L x 19mm W x 21mm H
Price: $ 75 ITEM NUMBER: WM 312
APOPHYLLITE, PREHNITE & CALCITE
BOMBAY QUARRY, BOMBAY, INDIA
This is truly a magnificent specimen of large cabinet size.
Clear rectangular blocks of almost transparent apophyllite are
perched atop at amazing angles, and in amongst long tall
encrusted prehnite fingers which glisten and sparkle with the
sheer complexity of crystal forms all over this piece.It is a
pristine white display of real beauty. Photographs cannot
capture it well enough to do justice. Time must be taken to
really appreciate the wonderful attributes of this piece. I could
find no damage. SIZE:190mm W x 108mm D x 61mm H
PRICE: $650 ITEM NUMBER: WM 302
ACIF MINE CHANTIER, BOULMAADE,MILBLADEN, MOROCCO
This is a really nice cluster and looks much better in person. The crystals are covered in the light chrome-like coating often seen from this location and the undersides are rich dark red colour. One crystal is damaged and one missing. However it does not detract greatly from the specimen.
SIZE: 40mm L x 39mm D x 23mm H
ITEM NUMBER: WM308
MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL
This clear crystal has two very small ones attached to the termination at the base end. Tiny clusters of silvery muscovite cover the base of which at one end is another small clear quartz.
SIZE: 96mm L x 39mm W x 22mm D
PRICE: $ 75
ITEM NUMBER: WM309
AMETHYST SCEPTRE ON QUARTZ CRYSTAL
MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL
A pale sceptred terminated "half-tip" sits on a translucent quartz crystal which has many
parallel crystals around its base and behind it also. The little protrusion you
can see on the right hand side top is actually a tiny thin tabular crystal
growing at 90deg. An unusual growth of quartz and a very interesting one.
SIZE: 77mm H x 34mm W x 28mm D
PRICE: $ 75
ITEM NUMBER: WM 314
IRIAN JAYA, INDONESIA
This crystal has many striations and is quite clear for the most part. The tip is intact and there is no damage discernable. There has been another mineral included at some time in one spot as there is a small telltale hole which could have been tourmaline or beryl possibly?
An unusual locality to join your collection of quartz.
SIZE: 121mm L x 43mm W x 30mm D
PRICE: $ 65
ITEM NUMBER: WM 315
LEFT PIC = FRONT VIEW
RIGHT PIC = BACK VIEW
12th Level, Union Mine. Mezica. Republic of Slovenia
This is a really interesting form of this mineral. The crystals are a yellow/caramel
tone with some exhibiting a darker stripe in the middle which is smooth and
glossy.The whole piece consists of wulfenite crystals excepting for tiny bits of
white quartz in the back and very sparsely on the under side.
Size: 70mm W x 60mm Deep x 40mm High
ITEM NUMBER: WM 303
MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL
This specimen is mainly very clear quartz with both ends having very different complex multiple
terminations. Also there are some inclusions.
Looks much better in person and a really nice piece.
SIZE: 148mm L x 47mm W x 43mm D PRICE: $110 ITEM NUMBER: WM310
PYRRHOTITE,CHALCOPYRITE & QUARTZ
NICKOLAEVSKY MINE, DALNEGORSK, RUSSIA
Blady crystals of Pyrrhotite are intermingled with golden
Chalcopyrite and small thin spiky white quartz throughout this
heavy and complex specimen . The mine has produced some
interesting specimens and this is no exception.
Size: 54mm L x 51mm W x 44mm H
ITEM NUMBER: WM 313
12th Level, Union Mine,
MEZICA, Republic of Slovenia
Same origin as the above specimen and very similar but with some larger crystals and much better in person.
SIZE: 69mm L x 40mmH x 35mm D PRICE: $ 350
FRONT ITEM NUMBER:WM307 BACK
BOL MINE, DALNEGORSK, RUSSIA
Large single palest green quartz with 2 ancillary quartz at the base.
There is a band of a fine sparkling quartz with what appears to be
possibly mica inclusions all around the sides. It is a lovely piece.
Size: 44mm H x 47mm W x 38mm D
ITEM NUMBER: WM 304
A classic little Arkansas specimen acquired long ago.Contact area is at the base of the crystals. One minutest possible nick in the tip of the broader crystal and one on an edge of the longest one.They are really hardly discernable but must be mentioned. This really is a lovely piece and belongs in someone's showcase.
Size: 51mm H x58mm W x21mm D
ITEM NUMBER: WM305
This really stunningly beautiful grouping of black glossy schorl features a very large main crystal about 42mm long with others
either intersecting, growing parallel or at angles from it. Like most things it is far nicer in person. There are 3 nicks on the entire piece which do not greatly detract from it's overall impressive appearance. A great example of this very aesthetic mineral from a highly soughtafter location.
Size: 46mm L x 45mm W x 30mm H Price: $95 ITEM NUMBER: WM 306