Item ID: 143098271817
Seller ID: dminerals1963
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 01/21/2019
End Date: 01/21/2019
Category: Display Specimens
Location: San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Fine complete amethyst crystal--saltman amethyst locality, maine--minresco label

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I'm pleased to offer this fine single crystal of Quartz (variety: Amethyst) from the Saltman amethyst locality, Sweden, Oxford County, Maine. This complete single crystal measures 1.29 x 1.04 x .94 inches or 3.27 x 2.64 x 2.39cm and comes with a previous label from Mineralogical Research Company of San Jose, CA with a 1994 price of $36.50. This is from the David W. Reynolds (1946-2015) collection of San Jose, CA and his collection catalog indicates that he purchased this from MRC in 1994 for $36.50. I bought the Reynolds collection a couple of years ago from his estate. The Saltman amethyst locality gained fame in the 1980s when pockets of amethyst crystals were discovered during the course of construction of a driveway. Some truly spectacular specimens were collected--the finest were exquisite matrix pieces partly covered with vibrant amethyst crystals. Many of the crystals showed distracting hematite microspheres on the crystal faces---this piece is virtually clean and is complete...and is in excellent condition! Mr. Reynolds paid $36.50 for this almost 25 years ago but I can offer it for less as I bought it as part of a very large collection. This was a one-time at the locality and these are considered Northeast classics and are tough to find on the market. Please check my feedback and my other items. All specimens are carefully wrapped, come with complete and accurate labels and are quickly shipped. As always, your complete satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed and I even offer FREE return shipping on any item that fails to satisfy for any reason---you can't go wrong. I'm reminded of the firm pledge printed on the old Foote Mineral Company mineral catalogs from more than a century ago, "Quality of specimens is assured as we permit return of specimens at our expense." Thanks for looking!

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