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Mid west limestone quarries known mineral rich geodes pockets The
Lehigh Portland Cement Co. Quarry, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., Indiana, USA
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
Mid-west limestone quarries are well-known for their mineral-rich geodes and pockets. The Celestines from the Lehigh Portland Cement Quarry, in general, have a beautiful golden color. All the smaller Celestines in this geode are golden and GEMMY. Perfect. The larger crystal here, a full 3 cm across and well-formed, ranges from colorless to golden, and the golden layer is infused with microsulfides... Read more
This aesthetic rare species specimen probably richest known examples
Boulby Potash Mine, Loftus, N. Yorkshire, England
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm
This aesthetic rare species specimen is probably one of the richest known examples of the mineral and is composed of intergrown, bladed crystals of glassy and gemmy, nearly colorless volkovskite, an uncommon hydrated potassium calcium borate. Individual crystals reach 2 cm in length and form a solid mass filling a "geode" of lustrous, salmon-colored hilgardite (another uncommon borate mineral as a... Read more
This rare calcite inside amethyst geode ancient classic locality We
Idar-Obenstein, Fishbachtal, Germany
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.8 x 4.7 cm
This is a rare calcite inside an amethyst geode, from this ancient and classic locality. We do not see many on the market today. Idar remains today, even after the exhaustion of its famous crystal deposits, the center of world lapidary skill and craftsmanship. Emplaced aesthetically on slightly amethystine quartz is a lustrous and translucent, golden amber colored calcite crystal measuring 4.5 cm ... Read more
A rarity USA Nestled aesthetically calcite lined geode divergent
Estabrook Park, Racine Co., Wisconsin, USA
Miniature, 5.6 x 4.0 x 3.6 cm
A rarity from the USA! Nestled aesthetically in the calcite-lined geode is a divergent, acicular spray of millerite crystals, to 2 cm in length. The lustrous, golden crystals of millerite are associated with lustrous and translucent, colorless calcite crystals, to 1.4 cm in length. This is a classic association, and very rarely seen in such aesthetic quality! The collecting site is now in a park, ... Read more
Beautiful salmon colored elongated crystals thomsonite natrual geode
Forra di Bulla (Pufler Loch), Alpe di Siusi (Seisser Alps), South Tyrol, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.0 x 4.2 cm
Beautiful, salmon-colored, elongated crystals of thomsonite in a natrual geode from this classic Alpine locality! This is from the collection of Phil Scalisi, exchanged to him from Harvard over 20 years ago. These crystals are quite large by ANY standard, alpine or otherwise.
Here COMPLETE POCKET high grade velvety shattuckite literally perched
Okenwasi Mine, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.4 x 7.2 x 6.4 cm
Here is a COMPLETE POCKET of high-grade velvety shattuckite, literally perched on its own natural pedestal and complete all around! Mineralogically, a fascinating piece, I think. How could such a thing survive, its beyond me; but apparently the shattuckite geode survived intact when surounding calcite or quartz was dissolved or etched away in nature. The pedestal of malachite and quartz sets the p... Read more