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Pyrrhotite with Quartz and Sphalerite
stock #16.1-384-(CN5015)
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
4.9 x 4.3 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $320
new year 2021

Nicely composed miniature from the great Dalnegorsk deposits, ex Charles M. Noll collection. The Pyrrhotite crystal is perfectly perched, the wide terminal face is a brassy, slightly subdued hue and the edges are a brilliant golden with mirror bright luster. In perfect condition with no damage seen even with magnification. There have been many good Pyrrhotites found at Dalnegorsk yet it can be hard to find a miniature with standout quality and esthetics. Better in person.

Calcite
stock #AX-19-212
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
6.4 x 4 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $180
new year 2021

Thin undamaged hexagonal Calcites are clustered together without matrix. The crystals are all lightly frosted on the wide faces and are transparent to translucent. The arrangement of the crystals is quite esthetic and displays very well from almost any angle. An older Dal'negorsk specimen ex. Greg Kirby collection. The largest crystal is 4.3 cm wide and just 3mm thick with smooth, beveled side faces.

Datolite with Quartz
stock #20.1-591
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
9.2 x 6.1 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $70
new year 2021

Flattened habit Datolite crystals with green and yellow colors are sprinkled with Quartz crystals. The back and edges are contacted but main face is clean and very lustrous. An affordable example of a colorful Datolite from Dalnegorsk.

Quartz - red acicular form
stock #12.1-252
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
6.7 x 5.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
new year 2021

The Russian red Quartz from Dalnegorsk is unique in the mineral world. These slender, tapering crystals tend to be darker red at the base and a lighter orange to colorless at the tips. This piece shows the habit and color very well. Minimal matrix and despite some tip cleaves the overall condition is better than most of these delicate sprays.

Danburite and Datolite
stock #14.1-214
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
3.4 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $325
new year 2021

Gemmy light blue Datolite crystals clustered on a gemmy colorless Danburite crystal. The Danburite has some small etched zones that show re-crystallization, but overall this is a sharp prism. From Dalnegorsk, this is a choice miniature of these two species that looks fine from practically any angle. Our background for this specimen does not specify which part of the mining complex was the source for this piece but it seems certain to be from the Bor Pit. No damage; esthetic and unusual.

Datolite, Sphalerite and Cumberland habit Quartz
stock #20.FC-135
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
7.8 x 4.2 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100


Gem clear Datolite crystals up to 2.3 CM are complexly mingled with doubly terminated "Cumberland habit" Quartz and clusters of very sharp twinned Sphalerites. It is possible to see greenish inclusions inside some Datolites. This is a rich, undamaged multi-specie specimen from Dalnegorsk, that is especially fine in person. The more this piece is examined the more remarkable details are seen. There are many good Dalnegorsk specimens available in all price ranges, this is especially fine and well worth the cost for a superior specimen.

Galena
stock #20.FC-104
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
3.8 x3.6 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $780
Spring 2020

A strange and rare habit, I have only ever seen two of these "cruciform" etched Galenas, and this one is very distinct. The complex crystallization presents very well and the bright luster helps to show the cross off from several angles. The matrix in this case is a pair of Calcite crystals that act as a built in base so the specimen stands on its own. The specimen on close examination shows an impressive series of steps and terraces much like a topographic map where the summit is in the form of a cross.

Fluorite on needle Quartz
stock #19.1-761
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
9.7 x 7.8 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


The legendary Dalgngorsk deposits occasionally yield a modified cubo-octahedral Fluorite with ice clear windows. These are sometimes sitting on a nest of contrasting opaque slender quartz Tessin habit crystals. This is an choice example of this sort that is far better in person.