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No. WWMIX101801 - $ 3200.00

Fluorapatite with Actinolite (var: "Byssolite") inclusions

Locality: Ganadao (Gandahab), Mohmand Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan

Specimen Size: 5.8 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm (small cabinet)


This specimen was collected in the summer of 2016, and we were able to pick up what, so far, have been the best pieces from this discovery. These are gorgeous "Alpine"-type specimens of Apatite with classic inclusions of "Byssolite" that are incredibly similar to the classic and desirable specimens from the Knappenwand in Austria. This piece comprises sharp, well-formed, tabular, hexagonal crystals of VERY GEMMY colorless Fluorapatite which are included with brilliant rich green colored fibrous Actinolite (variety: "Byssolite") at the base to create a gorgeous two-tone effect. When the piece is backlit, the color really glows, and this particular shade of green is almost never seen in Apatite, even if it is caused from the inclusion of another mineral. The pinacoid faces have good luster and one spot on the piece actually shows a cool radial hexagonal growth pattern on the surface. The prism faces are lustrous as well, and when I look around the specimen, I can't really find any true damage, maybe just some incomplete growth. It's crystallized on the base, and I can't find a genuine point of attachment, so I would declare that this piece is a complete "floater". There are only two places in the world where I've seen crystals of Apatite with these beautiful green "Byssolite" inclusions, Austria and Pakistan, so don't miss out on this eye-catching piece with wonderful color.



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No. WWMIX101802 - $ 2500.00

Fluorapatite with Actinolite (var: "Byssolite") inclusions

Locality: Ganadao (Gandahab), Mohmand Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan

Specimen Size: 4.6 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm (miniature)


This specimen was collected in the summer of 2016, and we were able to pick up what, so far, have been the best pieces from this discovery. These are gorgeous "Alpine"-type specimens of Apatite with classic inclusions of "Byssolite" that are incredibly similar to the classic and desirable specimens from the Knappenwand in Austria. This piece comprises sharp, well-formed, tabular, hexagonal crystals of VERY GEMMY colorless Fluorapatite which are included with brilliant rich green colored fibrous Actinolite (variety: "Byssolite") at the base to create a gorgeous two-tone effect. When the piece is backlit, the color really glows, and this particular shade of green is almost never seen in Apatite, even if it is caused from the inclusion of another mineral. The pinacoid faces have good luster and one spot on the piece actually shows a cool radial hexagonal growth pattern on the surface. The prism faces are lustrous as well, and when I look around the specimen, I can't really find any true damage, maybe just some incomplete growth. It's crystallized on the base, and I can't find a genuine point of attachment, so I would declare that this piece is a complete "floater". There are only two places in the world where I've seen crystals of Apatite with these beautiful green "Byssolite" inclusions, Austria and Pakistan, so don't miss out on this eye-catching piece with wonderful color



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No. WWMIX101803 - $ 800.00

Fluorapatite with Scepter "Cap" (fluorescent)

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Specimen Size: 2.4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm (thumbnail)


ex.  Willard Perkins


While this mine is best known for its beautiful multicolor Tourmaline crystals that date back over 100 years, other species like Fluorapatite have been found sporadically, and are highly sought after by collectors. It's incredibly difficult to obtain fine, euhedral, well-formed sharp crsytals of Fluorapatite from this locality in any capacity. Most of them are somewhat crude or etched, and often don't make for great specimens. THIS piece however is one of the best examples of the material that I've seen in terms of crystallization. It's notably sharp on all sides with smooth, pleasing crystal faces and even fairly good luster. The color is the typical rosy-pink hue that one is accustomed to seeing from the Himalaya, and the crystal is actually translucent when backlit. If that wasn't enough, the termination shows a rare and beautiful scepter "cap" which is almost never observed in any species of Apatite! Lastly, the piece came from Willard Perkins, one of the faces on the Mt. Rushmore of thumbnail collecting, and the namesake for the iconic "Perky Box". Overall, this is a superb thumbnail of this very hard to find material. No damage, save at the base where it detached from the pocket wall, and like many pink pegmatitic Apatites, it shows a strong yellow fluorescence under UV light! If you collect thumbnails, Apatites or minerals of California / San Diego County, don't miss out on this fantastic specimen that dates back several decades.



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No. WWMIX101804 - $ 400.00

Fluorapatite ("floater" specimen) (slight color shift)

Locality: Greizer Hütte area, Floitengrund (Floiten Valley), Zillertal (Ziller Valley), Tyrol, Austria

Specimen Size: 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm (thumbnail)


ex.  Kay Robertson


This piece comes to us from the Kay Robertson collection (#5406) with a rather ambiguous label. There is a bit of conflicting information, along with some dubious or erroneous information in terms of the locality. The given locality is "Kreuzerlütte(?) am Knappenkees", but I can't find a listing for anything close to this in any database.  Additionally the label states that the piece is from the Zillertal in the Hohe Tauern, but the Zillertal is in the Tyrol, and the Hohe Tauern is in Salzburg.


Note: I want to send a special thank you to Karl Hartmann of Vienna for providing the following information.  Karl has informed us that due to the local dialect, the word Kreuzerlütte is most likely a reference to the Greizer Hütte area which is indeed in the Zillertal.  The Hohe Tauern reference is most likely a simple mistake as some people erroneously believe that the Zillteral is in the Hohe Tauern, so much so that this information has even been printed on general maps at times.  Lastly the work Knappenkees is possibly a reference to the Lappenkees (Lappen Glacier), which is technically is the next valley (the Stillupgrund), but the glacier could have possibly extended into the Zillertal several decades ago when the piece was discovered.  Lastly, it should be noted that accurate locality information for Alpine minerals can be difficult at times as the  stahlers (the miners who collect the material) will intentionally conceal the origin of certain specimens or outright lie and say they were found in completely different area to keep people away from their special digging spots.


Alpine Apatites are not terribly common, and are certainly one of the more desirable species for Alpine mineral collectors. This piece features somewhat thick, tabular hexagonal crystals of a soft lilac hue in fluorescent lighting and shows a slight color shift to more of a pale pinkish-rose hue in cool temperature LED lighting. The piece has a bit of internal "silk" and shows a very slight internal "cat's eye" effect when rotated in the light. Small modifying faces can be seen all over the specimens, and as you look on all sides you can see it's completely crystallized, making it a "floater" with no point of attachment. It's a wonderful, eye-catching thumbnail that would make a nice addition to any Apatite collection or a suite of Alpine minerals.



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Fluorapatite on Fluorapatite on Fluorapatite on


No. WWMIX101805 - $ 250.00

Fluorapatite on "Mountain Leather"

Locality: Untere Riffelmoräne, Stubachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Specimen Size: 6.2 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm (small cabinet)
Apatite Crystal: 8 mm


This piece comes to us from the Kay Robertson collection (#8407) and the label states that it's from the Untere Riffelmoräne (Lower Riffel Moraine) in the Stubachtal (Stubach Valley) of Salzburg. I've seen specimens from the Riffel Glacier, but I don't know if I've seen a piece labeled as coming from the actual moraine of the glacier prior to this piece. A sharp, lustrous, translucent, medium yellow color hexagonal crystal of Fluorapatite measuring 8 mm sitting on fibrous lightweight "Mountain Leather" matrix. The "Mountain Leather" is possibly a species like Asbestos or Chrysotile, but there is nothing quite like it in the mineral world, as it has a strange almost waxy feel when you hold it in your hands. No damage that I can see with the naked eye, and a great piece to add to a collection of Alpine minerals or worldwide Apatites just based upon the rare locality.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806g.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101806h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101806 - $ 400.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 7.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm (small cabinet)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807g.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101807h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101807 - $ 400.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 5.2 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm (small cabinet)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101808f.JPG]


No. WWMIX101808 - $ 325.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809g.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101809h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101809 - $ 275.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 3.1 x 3.1 x 1.7 cm (thumbnail)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810g.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101810h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101810 - $ 350.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 4.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 cm (miniature)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811g.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811h.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811i.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101811j.JPG]


No. WWMIX101811 - $ 275.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 3.7 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm (miniature)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812a.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812b.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812c.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812d.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812e.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812f.JPG] Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions from Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101812g.JPG]


No. WWMIX101812 - $ 200.00

Halite with rare Tolbachite inclusions

Locality: Sieroszowice Mine, Polkowice District, Legnica, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm (thumbnail)


From a new 2018 find at the lesser known Sieroszowice Mine, in Poland, these specimens showed up in Tucson (2018) and are some of the most colorful and certainly aesthetic Halites you'll see from any locality. I've only seen a few other Halite specimens from this mine, and they didn't have color quite like this. The captivating green hue is what immediately draws the eye on this piece. The crystallization is superb for the species with amazingly sharp, lustrous, skeletal cubic faces and gorgeous three-dimensional form. The green hue is caused by inclusions of the very rare copper halide, Tolbachite, which is only found in a few places in the world. I'm told from our source that the material also has small inclusions of sulfur, bitumens and covellite, interestingly enough. Very attractive for the species, so much so that many collectors who ordinarily wouldn't have an interest in Halite have decided to add them to their collections.



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Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813a.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813b.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813c.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813d.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813e.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813f.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813g.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101813h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101813 - $ 350.00

Opal (Pink and Lavender)

Locality: Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Specimen Size: 4.2 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm (miniature)


Opal is known from hundreds of world localities. It's one of the few species that looks as good when it's transparent as when it's opaque. In 2018 in the Pisco Province of the Ica Department of Peru there was a new discovery of beautiful pink Opal specimens. The material shows an almost botryoidal form with a soft, flowing, almost ethereal appearance. When exposed to SW UV light, you can see a striking fluorescent neon-green glow from a thin coating of Hyalite Opal (now called Opal-(AN)) which is only slightly visible in daylight. This is not only pink in color, but shows a beautiful secondary overgrowth of gorgeous pale lavender Opal as well. When the piece is backlit, it shows a wonderful internal color. I haven't seen much of this material on the market, and I think it's incredibly beautiful and eye-catching for Opal in terms of color and form.

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Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814a.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814b.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814c.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814d.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814e.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814f.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814g.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814h.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101814i.JPG]


No. WWMIX101814 - $ 350.00

Opal (Pink and Lavender)

Locality: Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Specimen Size: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 cm (small cabinet)


Opal is known from hundreds of world localities. It's one of the few species that looks as good when it's transparent as when it's opaque. In 2018 in the Pisco Province of the Ica Department of Peru there was a new discovery of beautiful pink Opal specimens. The material shows an almost botryoidal form with a soft, flowing, almost ethereal appearance. When exposed to SW UV light, you can see a striking fluorescent neon-green glow from a thin coating of Hyalite Opal (now called Opal-(AN)) which is only slightly visible in daylight. This is not only pink in color, but shows a beautiful secondary overgrowth of gorgeous pale lavender Opal as well. When the piece is backlit, it shows a wonderful internal color. I haven't seen much of this material on the market, and I think it's incredibly beautiful and eye-catching for Opal in terms of color and form

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Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815a.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815b.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815c.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815d.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815e.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815f.JPG] Opal (Pink and Lavender) from Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru [./wwmix1018/wwmix101815g.JPG]


No. WWMIX101815 - $ 300.00

Opal (Pink and Lavender)

Locality: Pisco Province, Ica Department, Peru

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm (small cabinet)


Opal is known from hundreds of world localities. It's one of the few species that looks as good when it's transparent as when it's opaque. In 2018 in the Pisco Province of the Ica Department of Peru there was a new discovery of beautiful pink Opal specimens. The material shows an almost botryoidal form with a soft, flowing, almost ethereal appearance. When exposed to SW UV light, you can see a striking fluorescent neon-green glow from a thin coating of Hyalite Opal (now called Opal-(AN)) which is only slightly visible in daylight. This is not only pink in color, but shows a beautiful secondary overgrowth of gorgeous pale lavender Opal as well. When the piece is backlit, it shows a wonderful internal color. I haven't seen much of this material on the market, and I think it's incredibly beautiful and eye-catching for Opal in terms of color and form

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Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) ( Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) ( Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) ( Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) ( Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) (


No. WWMIX101816 - $ 800.00

Tetrahedrite (variety: Mercurian Tetrahedrite) ("Schwatzite")

Locality: Großkogel (Grosskogel) (Reither Kogel), St Gertraudi, Brixlegg - Schwaz area, Inntal, Nordtirol, Tyrol, Austria

Specimen Size: 9.0 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 1.2 cm


ex.  Kay Robertson


A classic, fine quality display specimen of the elusive mercury-bearing Tetrahedrites from the Grosskogel near Brixlegg in the Tyrol of Austria. These pieces were once considered to be their own species, and called Schwatzite (after the fist discovery at Schwatz near Brixlegg, Austria) for many decades. They were well-known around Europe, but are nearly impossible to find on the market today. This specimen features a pair of preomdinant, sharp, dark grey colored, very well-formed, modified hextetrahedral crystals of Mercurian Tetrahedrite, measuring up to a full 1.2 cm, well-isolated on matrix. The crystals are in excellent condition, and the piece displays beautifully as you can see from the photos. This rare variety would most certainly make a great addition to any sulfide suite or a collection of European minerals. The piece is from the collection of Kay Robertson (#5980) with a couple of old hand-written labels.



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Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817a.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817b.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817c.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817d.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817e.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817f.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817g.JPG] Epidote from Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria [./wwmix1018/wwmix101817h.JPG]


No. WWMIX101817 - $ 950.00

Epidote

Locality: Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 4.8 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)
Largest Crystal: 3.8 cm


ex.  Kay Robertson


Epidote is known from hundreds of world localities, but the finest and most desirable examples of the species are thow from the world famous Knappenwand in Austria. The gorgeous display specimen features a group of dozens of fine quality, sharp, rich green color, prismatic, lustrous, crystals in diverging growth. The largest crystal actually shows a slightly "bent" or "curved" habit, which is rare for the locality. Typically the specimens from the Knappenwand are too dark to see any color, but this piece features crystals thin enough that the color actually shines through with good backlighting. You can see the strong classic pleochroism of the crystals as they change from green to golden-brown when rotated 90 degrees! Overall in great shape as the majority of the crystals are undamaged, with only a few very minor imperfections. A very good specimen of this well known material from this renowned locality in the Austrian Alps. From the collection of Kay Robertson (#3999).

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Gahnite from Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina [./wwmix1018/wwmix101818a.JPG] Gahnite from Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina [./wwmix1018/wwmix101818b.JPG] Gahnite from Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina [./wwmix1018/wwmix101818c.JPG] Gahnite from Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina [./wwmix1018/wwmix101818d.JPG] Gahnite from Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina [./wwmix1018/wwmix101818e.JPG]


No. WWMIX101818 - $ 600.00

Gahnite

Locality: Stratford, Alleghany County, North Carolina

Specimen Size: 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm (miniature)
Gahnite Crystal: 1.1 cm


ex.  Francesco Bedogne


A rarely seen matrix Gahnite (a zinc-bearing member of the Spinel Group) from Stratford in Alleghany County which was collected circa 1950s-1960s. I've only seen one other specimen of this material, and this particular piece is bigger with a better crystal on it. It features a sharp, well-formed, very lustrous, slightly gemmy / translucent deep blue-green colored octahedron measuring 1.1 cm across sitting beautifully on the underlying Quartz matrix. The crystal is complete most of the way around, but it's the fact that it is so sharp and lustrous that really makes a difference here. If you collect minerals of the United States or specifically from North Carolina, don't miss out on this one. The piece comes from the collection of noted Italian author and mineral collector, Francesco Bedogné (#150).



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Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz Quartz


No. WWMIX101819 - $ 800.00

Quartz "casts" after Calcite on matrix

Locality: Mineral Farm, near Ouray, Ouray County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 14.7 x 10.2 x 6.1 cm (cabinet)


A really cool "cast" (sometimes call an epimorph, but some people are now calling them perimorphs) from our beloved San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This piece is from the famous Mineral Farm locality near Ouray. What I love about this specimen is the fact that multiple generations of crystallization took place. The top most layer features sparkling, drusy white Quartz crystals which have formed complete "casts" after preexisting scalenohedral Calcite. What's really interesting is that when you look underneath this layer, you can see a hollow area where you have a cave-like formation of another generation of sharp, gemmy, colorless prismatic Quartz crystals. There's a very large amount of space between the top most layer and the underlying Quartz crystals on the matrix. We've tried to illustrate this in the photos as well as possible, but it has such great three-dimensional depth and beautiful crystallization, that you really have to see it in person. I've never seen a piece with such well-defined casts and second and third generation deposition like this piece. Over the years, our family has handled hundreds of these San Juan replacements, but this one is special and different.



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Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California [./wwmix1018/wwmix101820a.JPG] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California [./wwmix1018/wwmix101820b.JPG] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California [./wwmix1018/wwmix101820c.JPG] Tourmaline from Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California [./wwmix1018/wwmix101820d.JPG]


No. WWMIX101820 - $ 350.00

Tourmaline

Locality: Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, California

Specimen Size: 2.1 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm (thumbnail)


ex.  Willard Wulff


A classic example of the famous Tourmaline from the Himalaya Mine. This mine has produced some of the most acclaimed Tourmaline specimens in the world. This particle crystal shows a beautiful pink color (with a slight greenish hue at the base), excellent gemminess and superb luster on the prism and pinacoid faces. A wonderful gem crystal from this historic locality. No serious damage that I can see, only tiny trivial imperfections which are present on nearly all Tourmalines from this locality. The piece comes from the collection of Willard W. Wulff (1904-1998) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a prominent figure and collector of Colorado minerals. Wulff was one of the founding members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society in 1936. You can read Willard's bio on the Mineralogical Record website here (http://www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=1528). The piece comes with a display label from Wulff (Specimen #1044)



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Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101821a.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101821b.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101821c.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101821d.JPG]


No. WWMIX101821 - $ 700.00

Rutile

Locality: Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia

Specimen Size: 5.6 x 5.4 x 3.1 cm (small cabinet)
Rutile Crystal: 1.6 cm


A wonderful, classic specimen of Rutile from the famous locality at Graves Mountain. These are arguably the most famous Rutiles from North America, and I prefer them to the crystals from the Champion Mine in California in terms of size and quality. The crystal on this specimen is notably well-formed with rather sharp faces that show a metallic, reddish color. The crystal meausures 1.6 cm and is aesthetically sitting in the center of the matrix. Rarely are these Rutile crystals seen on matrix, and this eye catching piece is a great example of this well known (and increasingly hard to find) material. The piece comes with a label from renowned California dealer and collector, Al McGuinness, the namesake for the magnesium copper carbonate, McGuinessite (see http://minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=789 for more info). Additionally, the piece is accompanied by a label from the collection of noted Italian author and mineral collector, Francesco Bedogné (#189).



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Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101822a.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101822b.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101822c.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101822d.JPG] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101822e.JPG]


No. WWMIX101822 - $ 600.00

Rutile

Locality: Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia

Specimen Size: 5.7 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm (small cabinet)
Rutile Crystal: 2.1 cm


ex.  Al McGuinness


A very good, classic specimen of Rutile from the famous locality at Graves Mountain. These are arguably the most famous Rutiles from North America, and I prefer them to the crystals from the Champion Mine in California in terms of size and quality. The crystal on this specimen is actually twinned with rather sharp, splendent, metallic faces that show a silvery-reddish color. The crystal meausures 1.6 cm and is aesthetically sitting atop the matrix. A bit of rainbow iridescent "Turgite" can be seen on the piece as well. Rarely are these Rutile crystals seen on matrix, and this eye catching piece is a great example of this well known (and increasingly hard to find) material. The piece comes with a label from renowned California dealer and collector, Al McGuinness, the namesake for the magnesium copper carbonate, McGuinessite (see http://minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=789 for more info). Additionally, the piece is accompanied by a label from the collection of noted Italian author and mineral collector, Francesco Bedogné (#1131).



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Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101823a.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101823b.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101823c.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101823d.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101823e.JPG]


No. WWMIX101823 - $ 400.00

Calcite (great color)

Locality: Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm (small cabinet)


From a new find in Poland, these are such eye-catching and unique Calcites from the Grabiszyce Quarry, which is in far southwestern Poland near the Czech border. The pieces were actually collected starting in 2015, but they were not revealed to the public until 2018. According to the information online, the area that produced these specimens in nearly fnished, so it seems there will be little available to purchase after the initial offering. They made a big splash at the Tucson Show, and were very popular with collectors as you might expect due to their intense orange color and beautiful crystallization. The Calcites form in radial "sprays" consisting of narrow crystals on brecciated basalt matrix. Most of the cavities that produced these specimens are small and narrow, and it is very difficult to find pieces without damage and good coverage of crystals. This piece is a fine example of this exciting new material featuring a full coverage of sharp, translucent, rich orange colored crystals. No damage on the display side (save a the bottom edge where it was removed from the pocket wall) and very eye-catching up close. If you collect worldwide Calcites, you have to add one of these to your collection. They were certainly one of the big hits at Tucson, and more than likely will disappear as soon as they arrived. The piece also shows an unusual muted creamy-golden fluorescence under UV light. Don't miss out!



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Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824a.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824b.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824c.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824d.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824e.JPG] Calcite (great color) from Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland [./wwmix1018/wwmix101824f.JPG]


No. WWMIX101824 - $ 400.00

Calcite (great color)

Locality: Grabiszyce Quarry, Lesna, Luban District, Lower Silesia, Poland

Specimen Size: 5.3 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm (small cabinet)


From a new find in Poland, these are such eye-catching and unique Calcites from the Grabiszyce Quarry, which is in far southwestern Poland near the Czech border. The pieces were actually collected starting in 2015, but they were not revealed to the public until 2018. According to the information online, the area that produced these specimens in nearly fnished, so it seems  there will be little available to purchase after the initial offering. They made a big splash at the Tucson Show, and were very popular with collectors as you might expect due to their intense orange color and beautiful crystallization. The Calcites form in radial "sprays" consisting of narrow crystals on brecciated basalt matrix. Most of the cavities that produced these specimens are small and narrow, and it is very difficult to find pieces without damage and good coverage of crystals. This piece is a fine example of this exciting new material featuring a full coverage of sharp, translucent, rich orange colored crystals. No damage on the display side (save a the bottom edge where it was removed from the pocket wall) and very eye-catching up close. If you collect worldwide Calcites, you have to add one of these to your collection. They were certainly one of the big hits at Tucson, and more than likely will disappear as soon as they arrived. The piece also shows an unusual muted creamy-golden fluorescence under UV light. Don't miss out!



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Dioptase (GEM quality) from Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101825a.JPG] Dioptase (GEM quality) from Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101825b.JPG] Dioptase (GEM quality) from Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101825c.JPG] Dioptase (GEM quality) from Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101825d.JPG] Dioptase (GEM quality) from Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia [./wwmix1018/wwmix101825e.JPG]


No. WWMIX101825 - $ 500.00

Dioptase (GEM quality)

Locality: Christoph Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia

Specimen Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.4 cm


Good Dioptase specimens are always in demand, and the pieces from the Kaokoveld Plateau are some of the best modern-day Dioptase specimens out there. This beautiful miniature features sharp, lustrous, fine emerald green, gemmy trigonal crystals sitting on slightly smoky Quartz matrix. The largest crystal measures 1.4 cm. There are a few contacts here and there, so the piece is not completely damage free, but it is easily forgiven considering that there are crystals on this specimen that are WATER CLEAR! Typically the only time one observes completely transparent Dioptase crystals is in microscopic examples, but you can clearly see these crystals with the naked eye. The most iconic Dioptase crystals in the world are those from Tsumeb, but they are almost NEVER seen in GEM QUALITY examples like the crystals on this specimen. In terms of quality, this is as good as it gets, as completely transparent Dioptase crystals are incredibly difficult to find.

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No. WWMIX101826 - $ 750.00

Wulfenite ("stop sign" crystal)

Locality: 150 Level, Red Cloud Mine, Trigo Mountains, La Paz County, Arizona

Specimen Size: 3.4 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm (miniature)
Largest Crystal: 1.8 cm


ex.  Leigh Price


An extremely aesthetic and eye-catching specimen with great red-orange color, excellent sharpness and superb luster. Some of the crystals light up with brilliant color when backlit. The main focal point of the specimen is the combination of a layered composite crystal which is growing on top of a "stop sign"-shaped crystal on gossan matrix. The "stop sign" habit is formed when a square tabular tetragonal crystal is modified evenly on the corners at 45 degrees. Virtually undamaged as far as the main crystals are concerned, and that "stop sign" habit is rare from the world famous Red Cloud Mine. This piece is not from any contemporary finds as it was collected in 1967 by Leigh Price on the 150 Level of the mine. That particular discovery produced some of the finest gem "window pane" habit crytals ever seen from the Red Cloud. Valued for quality, uniqueness and the fact that it's 50 years old.

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Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827a.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827b.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827c.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827d.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827e.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101827f.JPG]


No. WWMIX101827 - $ 550.00

Banded Agate

Locality: Zimbabwe

Specimen Size: 8.3 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm (small cabinet)


From a 2017 discovery in Zimbabwe, here is a beautiful banded Agate specimen. This piece has not been dyed or altered in any way, the color is 100% natural. You can tell when you look at the back of the specimen that the color is consistent throughout the piece, even in the unpolished areas. Our source for the material didn't want to disclose any specific locality information, perhaps to protect their discovery from "poachers". With that said, when we found these specimens in Tucson (2018), we were immediately impressed with their fantastic coloring and patterns. This piece has wonderful defined, geometric, banding. The colors range from blue, periwinkle, purple, lavender, lilac, mauve and pink with other tones in between. The front of the specimen is polished to show the fantastic pattern inside. I love the fact that the outer rind on the front is complete all the way around, although it does have a couple contacts on the back. If you collect Agates, be sure to pick one of these up. There were very few avaiable in Tucson, and we hope to have more, but for now we only have a couple to offer, so don't miss out.



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Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828a.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828b.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828c.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828d.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828e.JPG] Banded Agate from Zimbabwe [./wwmix1018/wwmix101828f.JPG]


No. WWMIX101828 - $ 600.00

Banded Agate

Locality: Zimbabwe

Specimen Size: 11.5 x 6.1 x 3.2 cm (cabinet)


From a 2017 discovery in Zimbabwe, here is a beautiful banded Agate specimen. This piece has not been dyed or altered in any way, the color is 100% natural. You can tell when you look at the back of the specimen that the color is consistent throughout the piece, even in the unpolished areas. Our source for the material didn't want to disclose any specific locality information, perhaps to protect their discovery from "poachers". With that said, when we found these specimens in Tucson (2018), we were immediately impressed with their fantastic coloring and patterns. This piece has a wonderful combination of smooth, flowing, free-form "bands" which are starkly contrasted by the defined, geometric, parallel lines. The colors range from purple, lavender, lilac, mauve, pink and white with other tones in between. The front of the specimen is polished to show the fantastic pattern inside. I love the fact that the outer rind on the front is complete all the way around, although it is contacted on the back. If you collect Agates, be sure to pick one of these up. There were very few avaiable in Tucson, and we hope to have more, but for now we only have a couple to offer, so don't miss out.



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