7.3 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm. This is a fine specimen from this very isolated yet exciting discovery. It features a few alluring euhedral crystals of bright orange Eosphorite measuring up to 8 mm long which are associated with a complete, gem/gemmy, sharp, lustrous, slightly smoky colored Topaz crystal (plus a smaller one at the base) along with a few pale pinkish-purple crystal aggregates of Lepidolite on white Albite (var: "Cleavelandite") matrix. The specimen is simply one of the most attractive association specimens I have seen of this material, and it seems to be impossible to find on the market now. A superb and aesthetic small cabinet size specimen featuring the brightest color Eosphorite that I have seen from any pegmatite locality. Ex. Brian Kosnar Collection.
A DRAMATIC and SHOWY milky quartz crystal with two sprays of lustrous, brown eosphorite blades elegantly attached to a termination face of the quartz crystal. Tiny, smaller esophorite crystals totally coat several of the quartz crystal faces and ROSE QUARTZ randomly encrusts the milky quartz crystal. This one-time early 1970s Brazilian find is discussed in Bancrofts Gem & Crystal Treasures book. The pegmatite deposit is on an island in the middle of a major Minas Gerais river and can only be worked for about 4 months a year. Annual flooding prevents mining the rest of the year! None like this have been found in over 20 years. A very desirable specimen. 7.0 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm
5.0 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm. Gemmy and lustrous, brown eosphorite blades are richly and aesthetically scattered on the sharp, skeletal quartz crystal. Very interestingly, a secondary, gray, iron-oxide preferentially coats the quartz termination and only some of the eosphorite crystals. Eosphorite is a rare phosphate and this fine example from a famous locale for eosphorite - Taquaral, Minas Gerais. Specimens of this quality came out in the 1960s and 1970s and are only available from advanced recycled collections. Ex. Robert Whitmore Collection.
3.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm. A very rare and old combination specimen from the pegmatites at Hebron, Maine. Lustrous, brown eosphorite blades to 6 mm richly cover one vuggy side of the matrix. Another side hosts a flattened, lustrous, teal-blue indicolite tourmaline. According to MINDAT, childrenite is a discredited species from Hebron, so these must be eosphorite crystals. Comes with an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I. Classic, very rarely available combination material from this historic locale.
This is a classic example of the fairly rare phosphate, eosphorite, with unusually individualized crystal rising from crystallized rose quartz which is itself draped over a matrix of crystallized clear quartz. This combination from Brazil came out at the heyday for this locality more than 25 years ago - none of this type have been found since and they remain a highly desirable classic. The light brown eosphorite crystals, to 1.5 cm, are sprinkled liberally over the top of the specimen and stand starkly - most such specimens have much less relief to them. In addition, I really like the color contrasts. Note that the piece can be displayed vertically, as well. 8 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
The rose quartz here is worth the price on its own, I think! Moreover, radiating clusters of lustrous eosphorite crystals up to .5 cm drape over the rich pink, elongated crystals of rose quartz. The silvery-brown eosphorite makes a great contrast against the rose quartz. The rose quartz crystals are unusually long, measuring over 3 cm. This is a Brazilian classic from 30 years ago. Few specimens are so richly coated as this one, or so pretty as a result. 7 x 5.6 x 3.9 cm
This is a very unusual cluster of intergrown crystals from a locality that mostly has produced only single loose crystals, from what I have seen for sale. There is minor damage on the back, as well as on some of the tips of the elongated thin blades, but it does not affect the overall appeal of the specimen or its major crystal at all. The luster is very good and it shows the excellent striations to good effect, as well as an unusually rich and lustrous reddish-orange color. This is a very attractive piece whereas most of these old eosphorites are rather brown and dull! 3.2 x 3.2 x 1 cm
Crystallized Rose Quartz is rare enough, but here it is combined with very attractive resinous brown Eosphorite crystals. They are arranged in such a way as to resemble a petrified log place aesthetically on a bed of crystals. An outstanding thumb for rarity and classy combination. 2.1 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
This is the best Newry mine rose quartz I have seen for sale. it is really very colorful for the locale and big, too. Interestingly, it has minor, tiny crystals of eosphorite on it! Very Rare, very pretty old timer! 4 x 3 x 2 cm
Note: The eosphorite is particularly significant in verifying the locality. Exactly typical appearance of that eosphorite. (V. King, ed.)
ex. Martin Zinn
Lustrous, transparent, GEMMY eosphorite crystals to 7mm lierally coat this elongated quartz shard. This is a very high quality specimen from famous finds of the 1980s, still the best quality if you like lustre and transparency in this species.
ex. Martin Zinn
A very attractive combo specimen with sharp and GEMMY eosphorite crystals, unusually well isolated on matrix, to 1 cm in size. This is highly unusual for the habit! The small green spheres were identified as kidwellite but are more probably the species zanazziite, though I have not XRAYed to be sure.
ex. Dr. Frederick Pough
This is the best Newry mine rose quartz I have seen for sale. it is really very colorful for the locale and big, too. Interestingly, it has minor, tiny crystals of eosphorite on it!Very Rare, very pretty oldtimer!
ex. Richard Hauck
A really elegant, castellated piece comprised of stairstep rose quartzes shooting up off clear or milky quartzes, all sprinkled with really sahrp, elongated, translucent eosphorite crystals to almost 1 cm in size. It is not a killer rose quartz, perhaps, because the intensity is a little dark - but it IS a very , very good piece for the price, quite impressive, and a fabulous exmaple of this particular old find (associated with the eosphorite) from the late 1970s.
I have seldom seen an eosphorite to fall in love with. Normally, they are rather brown and clunky. But, there was an old find that once produced a combination of beautiful, lustrous, translucent bladed eosphorite crystals in ball-shaped aggregates, perched on rose quartz. Those, I buy ever one I can get. This is an exquisite specimen that has a sparkly 2.2-cm ball of radiating crystals on a sparkly matrix of smaller crystals, all draping over pink rose quartz. I am told these date to the famous rose quartz finds, from the region, which dates them late 1960s through the 70s. This piece is just a stunning large miniature and really has a brightness and life to it that so few examples of this species give up.Joe Budd Photos
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