From the collection of Dave Daniel, a long time client of Colorado Gem and Mineral Co, comes for sale the finest crystal of Amethyst known from the Jalingo, Nigeria locality mined in the years 2000 to 2002.
It has deep Siberian color and is gemmy with hoppered faces and very little wear even though it was found in alluvium. It is a very rare specimen and has been featured in Lithograp
Quartz Scepter with colorless shaft and Smoky Quartz head. Difficult to find in this size and coloration. From Brandberg Massif, Namibia, the premier Quartz locality in Africa.
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From the Himalayas at 14,000 feet comes this flawless, terminated Quartz crystal that has been naturally corroded to reveal fascinating patterns on it's exterior. We sold this to Dave Daniel ten years ago and
as he concentrates his collection on US pegmatite minerals, we are selling this again.
Item: dd7 Locality: Hallelujah Junction, Lassen Co., California USA
From mine-owner Foster Hallman in the 90s at Tucson. Dark, opaque smoky "stem" hosting a semi-transparent, colorless, lustrous, sharply formed "head".to form a "scepter." Rare proportions, size and combination of color. Similar to those on the cover of the latest Mineralogical Record! There is a complete color article on this famous Quartz locality. Click on photo to see cover of the Jour
Very rare specimen of a Quartz crystal cloaked in crystallized Pyrite with only a portion of the the Quartz revealed. Formerly in the Victor Yount collection, traded to Jack Lowell , and then later sold to Dave Daniel. A very fine specimen.
Very aesthetic, 5 sharp clear-to-translucent quartz xls w/ some light hematite staining, contrasted with sharp, dark hematite rhombs. Contact in back does not detract. From the Dave Daniel Collection, previously from Rob Lavinsky.
An incredible Amethyst specimen, purchased by Jack Lowell in 1973, on his first trip to Brazil, from the famous jewelry designer Haroldo Burle Marx. It began growth as a colorless enlongated prism, and at a later time formed a deep reddish purple tip with several smaller Amethyst crystals of the same color. It came from a pegmatite, which is a rare geologic origin for an Amethyst.&n
Museum caliber specimen of Smoky Quartz from a pegmatite, showing "crocodile growth" on all sides. Has one feature of a tiny radioactive inclusion with a halo of smoky color around it. One of the finest Quartzes we have ever seen, this was sold to Dave Daniel in 2004. It is in perfect condition, very brilliant, and has infinite display possibilities.
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