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1446 specimens found
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Elbaite (multicolor gem Tourmaline)
stock #10.1-312
Paprok, Konar
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5.6 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $2650


A very fine and very attractive specimen! Elbaites with vivid color and gem clear quality reach 5.5 CM in a jackstraw cluster. There is practically all tourmaline with no matrix, only a few areas of minor Cleavelandite. The better Paprok Elbaites have become highly respected for distinctive color and glassy faces. This specimen is top tier, it is a rich, sharp, colorful glassy and in outstanding condition.
Andorite (exceptional large crystals) with Zinkenite
stock #7-BOL-199
San Jose Mine, Oruro
Oruro Department, Bolivia
4.7 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $700


A fine and attractive example of this rare Lead, Silver, Antimony "black ugly" mineral! Until the 2004 find, Andorites were one of the rarer Sulfosalts and crystals were always quite tiny. This piece is from that discovery and a very good value for the size, condition and form. The metallic luster and steel to brassy hues are as good as these ever get. Ex Kosnar, there are now very few of this caliber to be found, lesser pieces are typically far more expensive!
Ebaite (Rubellite) on Quartz
stock #AC-362
Pala, San Diego Co.
California, United States
6.1 x 5.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400


A FINE classic American Tourmaline specimen, Ex Frank Hess collection. Undamaged, unrepaired, doubly terminated Elbaite (3.5 CM) is penetrating the termination of a compound quartz crystal. A small green zone is visible at one termination but mostly this is just fine raspberry hue. This specimen dates from pre 1950 Pala area finds, it was sold by Schortmann's minerals but no mine attribution is given, it may have been from any of several small prospects or one of the more famous mines. Classic form and far better than average quality and esthetics for a fine San Diego pegmatite specimen!
Manganodolomite with Fluorite, Pyrite and Quartz
stock #5.1-112-3
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan, China
12.2 x 8.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $190


A big, colorful and unusual piece from Shangbao. I purchased a small lot of these at the mine in China in 2003, and I now wish I had bought many more, I have not seen any others since. Nice sharp pink rhombs reach 2.4 CM and are scattered on a bright sparkling Fluorite matrix composed of modified cubes (typical form at Shangbao). These are gemmy in some areas, lightly frosted in others and quite attractive everywhere. Minor quartz and pyrite are present too. Displays well from several angles, we took this back in trade and are able to offer it at the old 2003 price!
Brazilianite (on albite)
stock #12.1-124
Telirio Mine, Linopolis
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


A clean, bright, sharp and colorful specimen of clustered gemmy Brazilianites on a tiny shard of Albite matrix. The crystals reach 3.5 CM and are in fine condition. From 2009 finds in Linopolis, this is far above average and has a great esthetic, but at an affordable price.
Hubnerite (exceptional, largest from Yaoganxian!) on Quartz with Helvite
stock #8.1-098
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
12 x 9.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $3600


An important Chinese specimen and a rarity, this Hubnerite is from the one time small find at Yaoganxian in 1998. It seems these are also the largest Hubnerite crystals known from China, at 9.4 CM! Ferberite (the analog) is famous from Yaoganxian, it has produced some of the worlds best. However, verified Hubnerite is only known in a few specimens. The crystals here are attractively perched on a long Quartz prism and this displays well from either side. The color is a lustrous black to a deep brownish-red. Strong lighting shows red translucence on thin edges of the crystals as is typical for Hubnerite. The crystals are complete, somewhat jagged showing parrellel growth with full terminations. A dusting of micro Helvites (not confirmed) add a color contrast. Remarkably this specimen has no noticable damage on the delicate Hubnerite crystals. For any comprehensive Chinese collection or a Yaoganxian suite, this is something really special!
Smithsonite (very fine large crystal)
stock #ALEC-5-042
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
6.4 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $700


A Tsumeb classic, a Galena matrix hosts fine sharp Smithsonite crystals up to 3 CM in size. The color is between a salmon pink and a light cognac hue depending on the lighting used to view it. The largest crystal has a cleave on the right rear edge that keeps this very affordable. Fortunately it can be hidden completely by the angle of display and the specimen looks like it cost many times this price!
Apatite -CF (Fluorapatite) large gemmy crystal
stock #10.1-345
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5 x 4.3 CM (miniature)
price: $800


A big, glassy single crystal deep intense pink to lilac in color. What may look like broken edges in the photos are all INTERNAL veils seen through the transparent faces. There is a small chipped corner that is not easily noticed but keeps the price low for such a brilliant crystal. The backside/ base has contacting that is not visible on display. Excellent overall condition otherwise this looks like a $2500+ crystal!
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