An elegant, perfectly symmetrical, flawless and finely-terminated example of the classic quartz varietal from Greece, tinted green by inclusions of hedenbergite. 7.2 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
A single quartz crystal covered all the way around with orange spessartines to 0.5 cm. Some of the spessartines are actually included deep inside the quartz crystal, having grown on the surface of the quartz during earlier growth and then been engulfed as the crystal continued growing. 6.4 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm
A cluster of fine, gemmy, elegant quartz crystals from the uncommonly-seen locality of Isere, France (uncommonly seen because they are old classics and only turn up in old collections, that is!). From Gene Meieran''s quartz locality collection, which i picked up in tucson. The cluster can be viewed from any side, as it is perfect all around, sitting on just the smallest matrix - really not a matrix at all, but an intergrowth of the bottom of the crystals. No damage! THESE HAVE BRILLIANT LUSTRE - BETTER IN PERSON! 6.9 x 5.1 x 2.4
5.9 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm. This is a very complexly crystallized galena specimen, with an accenting drapery of siderite.
8.2 x 6.1 x 2.7 cm. This is a superb Swiss smoky quartz gwindel, showing a dramatic twist, and with good smoky color. It does have gemminess, color, and twist, plus a brilliant internal sparkle to it.
7.0 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm. A beautiful locality specimen with sharp gemmy sphalerites to 6 mm on drusy, sparkling calcite, all atop large fat milky quartz points.
A STRIKING and VERY UNUSUAL specimen of radial sprays of highly lustrous red-brown heulandite capped by colorless heulandite on chlorite-included quartz on basalt matrix from Jalgaon, India. Red heulandite is seldom available. This is a TRULY OUTSTANDING PIECE from a collection we just got in. it is THAT nice and is of course among the rarer pieces in an Indian suite. I cannot believe , either, that i am going on and on about an Indian zeolite but to my mind it is the best piece in the auction, so there you are. 8.8 x 6.4 x 6.0 cm
5.9 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm. A superb specimen with intense, maroon-red crystals of radiating erythrite set against sparkling quartz. These crystals reach 13 mm. From the type locality for the species.
6.2 x 4.1 x 3.6 cm. A beautiful association specimen from this classic locale, with sharp , translucent golden-amber siderites to about 1 cm in size.
8.0 x 6.1 x 3.0 cm. A beautiful, sparkling cluster of bright yellow fluorite draped by bright white quartz crystals, for a pretty combination.
A SUPERB CABINET specimen of HIGHLY lustrous rust-red hematite-coated amethyst crystals to 2.5 cm from the famous Thunder Bay, Ontario locality. This piece is MUCH BETTER IN PERSON, as the deep red color was very difficulte to capture. A couple of trivial, trivial bruises to a few quartz crystals are barely noticeable. Old material, and knobs of this size are uncommon. Thunder Bay amethyst is a real pain to collect. I can vouch for that personally. A specimen like this is inficintely rarer and more desirable to me than the more common Brazilian amethyst. Plus, the red-on-purple coating is very appealing and unique 13.5 x 11.8 x 9.8 cm
A beautiful and transparent amethyst-sceptered quartz crystal from the famous Hallelujah Junction quartz locality in Lassen Co., California. Trivial damage to the termination does detract from this striking specimen. Ex Gene Meieran Collection. 42 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
An absolutely superb and aesthetic VERY HIGHLY LUSTROUS complexly terminated dark smoky quartz crystal from Montana! A bit of chatter on the termination, but it sure does not detract much from this beautiful piece. Ex Gene Meieran Collection 8.1 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
A really gorgeous large plate of a relatively uncommon type of quartz specimen, featuring a profusion of sharp, pretty yellow crystals to 4 cm. Minor damage, here and there, but overall in good shape. This is actually not from the Cincinnati show, but something I held onto from the Tucson show. I saw only a few of these there, and bought one, because I thought it was so different and attractive. The mineral that gives the crystals their color is NOT hematite, but apparently something more exotic – though I have not been able to determine from the Chinese what exactly it is. At any rate, an extremely showy and eye-catching specimen, and this large piece remains one of the best such I have seen to date trickle out..was priced very reasonably I thought for such a large, impressive piece, at $495. We try our best to get the colors accurate but on some pieces it is very hard. this one DOES have a rich yellow color to it, but it is not lemon yellow and is external coating, not internal to the crystal. I just wanted to be clear about that. Still, it IS colorful, showy, and near as i can tell a small and unique new find. 21 x 14.5 x 6 cm
A big, dazzling knob of deep purple amethyst, wrapped 3-dimensionally around the specimen to create a really super display face. 12 x 12 x 8.5 cm
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