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1491 specimens found
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Afghanite
stock #8 AFG- 742
Sar-e-Sang District, Koksha Valley
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5 x 4 CM (miniature)
price: $165


A sharp, deep blue terminated Afghanite sits on the top of a calcite matrix (FL). The Afghanite crystal is 2 CM long and 1.6 CM wide, it is broken in the back but the presenting side is undamaged. There are two other broken crystal frangments in the matrix. A nice example and a well presented termination of this once uncommon mineral.
Chrysoberyl (twinned)
stock #8 BRA-691
Espirito Santo
, Brazil
3.6 x 3.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $800


A very fine prismatic central prism is joined by 2 other smaller "wing" crystals forming one half of the classic sixling twin. The crystals are all glassy yellow-green and gemmy with many inclusions. The central crystal is big at 3.3 CM in size and has minimal damage on the display side. The back of the specimen is contacted and broken but it is not in view from the display side. This is a good piece showing lots of form and character!
Tourmaline (elbaite) with hollow termination
stock #8 DK -092
Palo Alto, San Diego Co.
California, United States
3.4 x 2.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $700


From the classic California pegmatites this is a very different and remarkable tourmaline! The bi color crystal is sharp, glassy has some "cats eye" fibers and a lot of gem clear areas. However what makes this exceptional is the central hole in the center of the termination. This hole is roughly triangular in cross section, like the exterior of the crystal. Furthermore, it is striated on the inside and runs thru more than half of the crystal before it ends at a "negative termination" . The crystal has some very nice color, minimal damage (not eye visible) but the hoppered area is what makes this really impressive. Good for any gem crystal collection or as a conversation piece.
Bixbyite
stock #8 UT THUMB 788
Thomas Mountains
Utah, United States
2.9 x 2.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $75


A lusterous thumbnail with several sizable and sharp bixbyites, on a matrix of topaz (cystallized with "sand" inclusions). The crystals all have some contacting and included topaz and the matrix topaz is somewhat crude. Despite this the largest crystal of Bixbyite is sizable at 1.4 CM and very bright, and this is well over the average in general quality.
SOLD Tourmaline (elbaite)
stock #SOLD 8 PAK-743
Paprok, Konar
Nuristan, Afghanistan
4.6 x 3.5 CM (miniature)
price: $0


Attractive and sharp miniature presenting 2 terminated pale pink to clear (achroite) tourmaline posed esthetically on matrix. No damage is visible to the naked eye, a very tiny chip is found under 10X magnification. The bigger crystal is 3.1 CM long. A very good value for such a clean and pretty specimen.
Kunzite (Spodumene)
stock #7 PAK-007
Chitral, Chitral Valley
North West Frontier Province, Pakistan
4.4 x 3 CM (miniature)
price: $150


A sharp, attractive Kunzite with an unusual form caused by two parellel crystals with staggered terminations. Deep color, fine luster, and a more "prismatic" look than most Spodumene. Some slight edge wear is visible but it is very minor, not distracting to this nice gem crystal.
Vanadinite on Goethite (stalactitic)
stock # 8MOR 722
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province,
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
2.6 x 1.5 CM (thumbnail)
price: $120


A fine, esthetic small piece with excellent color and contrast. There are a lot of Vanadinites around, but few have good form and perfection. Looks nice on all sides.
Topaz
stock #8.1-418
Thomas Mountains
Utah, United States
3.9 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $90


A very clean, sharp and clear sherry color Topaz that is representative of the better quality gem crystals that the Thomas Mts have produced. Good value for a bright, sparkly toenail!
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