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One of the largest fine specimens from the several lots I have received over the last month from different sources, this piece GLOWS with color. It is a cabinet specimen of almost solid scorodite, with vugs and crystal-lined crevasses throughout. It has a mix of stunning, gemmy, blue scorodite to 1 cm and larger crystals to 1.5 cm which are less blue and more purpley, with a thin coating or alteration layer that gives them this shimmering hue. Overall, though, it is mostly blue, and there are dozens of good crystals here. Many reach 1 cm, or larger in teh case of the crowning stalactitic crystals atop. A small bit of pyrite provides accent. This specimen, for size, color, and crystal quality, is surely one of the best - at least, so far as I know and i've tried to stay on top of these. I saw similar sized specimens at the Dallas show with a friend who got a lot independently, of several cabinet pieces....these other large specimens were priced at $25,000-$50,000 and were just bigger, but not better, than this dramatic piece. I have not seen others of the size and quality outside of these 2 lots.
An unusual specimen, showing pale blue-green crystals to 4 mm on odd weathered matrix.
This is amazing by any previous standard for its sheer richness: a solid crystallized ball of scorodite, with crystals all around ! Most are in good condition although there is some wear or a few dings here and there. However, not much that detracts visually given the overall surface area and 3-dimensionality. They are dark blue, varying to a hint of green in color on some parts.
This is a beautiful specimen with a "belt" of sharp scorodite crystals to 8mm running around its midsection. Lots of color, here, with superb crystals and a fair amount of them at what I feel is a good price point for the size and display quality you get for it!
Intense, sparkling, bright vivid blue crystals, sharp as can be, to 6 mm on edge - overall a very showy and colorful miniature!
Sparkling crystals in a protected vug, small (to 3mm) but with TOP quality color and lustre and gemminess to them. Excellent example from this new find without breaking the bank.
This large specimen is chock full of sharp, 3-dimensional, sparkling crystals of blue scorodite to 3mm. They are all over it! IN person, it looks somewhat better because the camera isn't good at separating the small crystals arranged in a carpet over such a larger volume. The overall impact in person, is quite nicer - with sparkling crystals extending across the display face. Its a big piece, with lots of dispersed color and crystallization, for the price.
Probably with the deepest blue crystal i can see in my material, this specimen features a riveting 9mm crystal on matrix!
A cute little 9mm floater, attached to a smaller sidecar, just super fine if small : excellent example from the find though, without sacrificing quality to get a good one.
A sharp cluster with two intergrown crystals to 1.2 cm on edge,and the form is completely distinct from that of Tsumeb.
This kille rminiature features razor sharp, lustrous crystals to just over 1 cm beautifully set upon a miniature-sized matrix of pyrite. The crystals have a slight purpley sheen to the surface, not the blue color one classically associates with the species but a superb aesthetic piece, nonetheless, and all the more markedly different from previous finds of the species.
A superb 1.5 cm crystal with good blue translucency, and accented by contrasting pyrite crystals upon it, perched atop a smaller scorodite as a natural pedestal! Elegant, aesthetic, and of robust and interesting form. Complete all around.
One of my favorites for, i think, obvious aesthetic reasons! This is a gemmmy, translucent blue daisy-chain of intergrown sharp scorodite crystals, a floater complete all around!
Sharp, razor-sharp, deep blue crystals of scorodite perched on a thin plate of pyrite and scorodite matrix. The piece sparkles like glass and probably has the best lustre of the lot. This is a mix of purple and blue crystals.
An exceptional specimen with sharp, fat, blue , lustrous crystals to 1 cm bristling out 3-dimensionally from the core of the piece, pocketed in a pyrite matrix. I cannot emphasize how much better this is, in person, than the photos suggest! The association with pyrite highlights the blues and purples of the crystal surfaces, and it is in person one of the more robust and colorful miniatures in the lot. Robust for overall color impact and visual impact, but also for the crystal size itself.
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