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1491 specimens found
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Brazilianite on Muscovite with Clevelandite
stock #12.1-009
Telirio Mine, Linopolis
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.1 x 3.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $375


A fine, undamaged and esthetic specimen featuring a 4.2 CM gem crystal of glasslike yellow-green Brazilianite. Aside from simply enjoying a beautiful mineral, this is a good time for collectors to obtain a fine Brazilianite. Before the recent finds at Linopolis, these were very rare, expensive and highly sought after. They will certainly become rare again, and above average specimens will appreciate well.
Barite on Galena and Pyrite
stock #12.1-008
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca district
Huanzala, Peru
12 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


From the William Pinch collection, a fine, undamaged and attractive Barite from the now classic finds at Huanzala. Dozens of delicate glassy Barites to 2 CM across densely cover the sulfide matrix. No damage, several of the Barite blades are dusted with sparkling pyrites. A choice specimen that is also affordable.
Beryl var. Aquamarine (tabular form) on Muscovite
stock #9.1-134
Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Pref.
Sichuan, China
4.9 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $140


Glassy, gemmy pale aqua crystal with classic flattend form from the great finds at Xuebaoding. A nice clean example that is affordable and esthetic. These were plentiful just a few years ago but are now much less common and more expensive when available. Good value.
Ferberite on Quartz
stock #12.1-005
Yaogangxian Tungsten Mine, Yizhang County
Hunan, China
5 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $120


A very cute, esthetic, sharp and undamaged Ferberite on quartz. From the display side the ferberite crystals are growing out of the termination of a quartz prism. An older piece originally sold by the Rocksmiths in the first wave of Chinese discoveries. Fine luster and architecture that is also affordable, and show why Yaoganxian has become a world class supplier of good sulfide minerals.
Uvite (green gem crystals with magnesite and Goyazite)
stock #12.1-004
Brumado
Bahia, Brazil
4.2 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $220


A very pretty small miniature with sharp glassy crystals. Micros of Goyazite as well as gemmy rhombs of Magnesite complete the specimen. In fine condition, this find at Brumado has produced some fantastic examples of this tourmaline family member. Good value.
Erythrite (fine crystals)
stock #12.1-003
Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $730


From the Wm. Pinch Collection, a superb small specimen. Bright lustrous, undamaged Erythrite crystals to 1.3 CM in size on contrasting matrix. The sharp dark purple-magenta colored prisms are gemmy and perfectly terminated. Really fine Bou Azzer Erythrites are the best ever found for the species, and far less expensive than lesser specimens from the old classic locations. A great value.
Brochantite (exceptional accicular crystals)
stock #10.1-260
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Municipio de Santa Cruz
Sonora, Mexico
6.6 x 4.6 x3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


An extraordinary, delicate, electric green brochantite from what may be the best discovery ever of the species. In person the color is an intense emerald green deeper than can be rendered on most computer monitors. Perfect condition, strong esthetics and intense color make this piece stand out in any display. There have been only a few small pockets of Brochantite over the past few years at Milpillas which is far better known for incredible azurites. There have been very few fine specimens in these finds, and none recently. Without a doubt these will be regarded as some of the best of the specie ever seen, and are a fine affordable investment. This specimen can be shipped with special arrangements but it is far safer to deliver in person at a major show or by other arrangement.
Proustite (ruby- silver crystals )
stock #12.1-002
Imiter Mine, Imiter District, DjebelSaghro, Ouarzazate Province
Souss- Massa- Draa Region, Morocco
6.7 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $1350


Proustite is a "noble" silver mineral. It is rare, sometimes beautiful, expensive and highly desirable. From the classic locations in Germany and Chile good pieces often sell for more than double their weight in gold. Recent finds in Morocco produced a lot of low end, affordable specimens but only a few fine pieces. This specimen stands out as fine, with unusually large crystals, excellent ruby color and dense coverage. The largest crystal here is about a centimeter in size, but most are smaller. The matrix is a silver rich Galena/ Acanthite. A real attractive, fine piece well below market for a good example of this "holy grail" specie!
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