New Clemente Collection Update 26 January 2021

26 January 2021

Last week Crystal Classics began showcasing 'The Clemente Collection' and we are pleased to continue this theme for both of our regular updates this week.

We begin with a delightful large miniature featuring jelly-like cubes of rich blackberry-purple Fluorite sparsely scattered over dark honey-brown Fluorite crystals with a bright silver iridescence, a lovely specimen from the Stoneco Auglaize quarry in Paulding County, Ohio.

Moving south into Mexico and three gorgeous inky indigo-blue Boleite crystals perched on a clay-rich matrix. This is from the type locality in the Boleo District of Mun. de Mulegé and is a terrific example of this complex potassium-lead-silver-copper halide.

Wulfenite is without doubt a collector’s favourite and today we have two; one from Tsumeb and one from Mežica in Slovenia. The latter displays crystals of up to 1.4 cm, all with frosted, semi-matt lemon prism faces, framed with glassy, apricot-barley-sugar translucent edges and interlayered bands, the latter forming sandwich-like layers around each tabular crystal.

Mention also must be made of a charming Native Silver from Freiberg within the famous Ore Mountains of Saxony. The Native Silver forms ram’s horn twisted wires exceeding 2.5 cm in length, varying from dull greyish-silver to a dominant tarnished patina of speckled pale golden-bronze. The Silver wires gradually bifurcate, tapering to twisted rope-like fronds with sharp hackly protrusions.

Other interesting specimens include species from their type localities; for example, Hausmannite from Oehrenstock in Germany and Cylindrite from Santa Cruz mine in Bolivia. Thick-set Millerite crystals from the Friedrich mine in Germany and a beautiful intense peppermint green Variscite from the Mauldin Mountain Quarries in Arkansas are also a must.

The Clemente Collection is diverse in its variety of species and localities, so this week’s three updates are a wonderful opportunity to find some long-since required specimen for your collection.

                                         

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Author: JH
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