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Analcime group

Posted by Jonathan Levinger  
Jonathan Levinger January 24, 2012 04:37AM
I would like to purchase this from a friend but do not know what to offer him?
I have few other specimens put a side and may want to make an offer for all of this as a lot.
Any ideas?
Rock Currier January 25, 2012 04:15PM
How large is this specimen?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Jonathan Levinger January 25, 2012 04:57PM
4 3/8" by 2 1/4"
Rock Currier February 05, 2012 03:37PM
I assume the specimen is from St. Hilaire? Might be worth $100? Perhaps others could also give an estimate here.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Jonathan Levinger February 05, 2012 04:57PM
I wish we would get some more opinions on this pricing questions. Owner is asking $350. I sold similar for $275 two years ago but it was not as clean although buyer really wanted it and is a MSH nut like me.
Keith Compton February 06, 2012 11:04AM

Make him an offer. At the end of the day .. it's what you want to pay for it

Other opinions may drive the price up !!! ... or down ... it's still your decision

If he is a friend then you should offer what you believe is fair .. if you drive the price down too much, and if for example you resell at a much higher price, you may lose your friend if your friend finds out !!

Alex Delargy April 20, 2012 04:56PM
Hi. I have a consignment of County Antrim Analcime with calcite & tomsonite. there are about 10 pieces straight from the field. Most pieces are about the size of an adult hand with perhaps 20-30 analcime crystals. In between the large analcime there are calcite fingers covered with a glove of tomsonite. I have attached one photo because all the rest are too big and I haven't been able to crop them enough. I can forward photos by email where there are no restrictions on size. I wish to sell these pieces and would be grateful for any rough estimates of price etc. If anyone is interested please let me know.

many thanks
Rock Currier April 21, 2012 02:45AM
First of all, this is not a forum for you to advertise specimens you have for sale. Second, before any estimate could be given, you would have to show us an in focus image of the entire specimen. Preferably one taken in normal sunlight with something in the image for scale.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Stephen C. Blyskal May 07, 2012 07:36PM
Specimens like this are always more valuable near the source, where people know how hard they are to come by. Last year I picked up a cabinet analcite/natrolite specimen from MSH in Houston at the Fine Mineral Show for the blowout price of $15. It had a $150 original price tag on it. Having a small amount of familiarity with the location I jumped on the specimen.
I see that with New Jersey specimens here in Houston all the time. Unless it has killer aesthetics most people don't give white minerals a second look.
Tim Jokela Jr May 25, 2012 09:07PM
Jonathan, surprised you need advice pricing MSH! It's a very good analcime, to be sure, but I find that white minerals do not sell, and the stuff is so common, most people don't get too excited about it until you hit softball size.

Having said that, considering the fact that MSH is essentially kaput, I'd say that $200 would be reasonable; I suspect at even $125 it would sit on my shelves unappreciated. Now, if you for some reason do not have a cabinet size analcime from MSH in your collection, and you were specializing in MSH... well, I'd jump on it at any price... think any more big pockets will be hit on the one day of collecting allowed per year??
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