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Chrysoberyl var Alexandrite- type locality
stock #16.1-394-(CN1031)
Izumrudnye Kopi, Malysheva, Ekaterinburg, Swerlovskaya Oblast, Mid Urals
Urals Region, Russia
3.1 x 2.6 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
Early summer 2021

From the classic, type locality this is a cluster of Alexandrite crystals with excellent color change from green to red. This is nearly all Chrysoberyl with just a minor Mica and Quartz matrix. The crystals all show twinning and the largest is a sixling twin. From the collection of Charles M Noll, the edges of all crystals are translucent and in person the color is quite vibrant. It is quite hard to find any Alexandrite from the Urals and especially from the type locality. This is certainly a fine example.

Topaz - classic Russian, on Feldspar, Quartz
stock #16.1-597
Murzinka Mine,Sarapulka Dist., Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
5.4 x 3.2 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $560
new year 2021

A 2.5 CM tall gem clear colorless Topaz crystal rises above the contrasting Matrix. The Topaz is undamaged, in impeccable condition, the matrix has some bruising but it is the matrix and not at all a detriment. A very nice composition over all, good Topaz from the Urals is something of a mineralogical prize and highly respected by collectors. A very good value for the quality and esthetics.

Beryl var. Emerald -Classic locale
stock #AX-12-384
Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburgskaya Oblast
Urals Region, Russia
4.5 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2019

From this famed old locale in the Urals, a terminated Emerald crystal on matrix with deep green color. A few smaller Emeralds are also present but the main crystal (1.7x 1.5 CM) is dominant on the specimen. The large flat termination face is dusted with a sparkling dusting of Mica that adds some interest as well. The history of the minerals from this region is an incredible story that is still ongoing today.. This is a good representative piece with some edge translucence but not cutting worthy. Not at all a common item in the mineral marketplace, yet quite affordable..

Amethyst -zoned scepter
stock #AX-12-193
Murzinka Mine,Sarapulka Dist., Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
2.7 x 2.2 x 1.9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $110
Late Summer 2018

A sharp scepter of zoned Amethyst from the Urals. There are what looks like two tiny stems on this crystal , but there is really just one with an ingrown second crystal. In very good condition, ex William Hladysz collection, a choice thumbnail from this classic locality.

Grossular -c lassic locale
stock #14.1-215
Asbest, Sverdlovskaya Oblast
Urals Region, Russia
6 x 5.7 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Late Summer 2018

A rich mass of Grossular Garnets on a Rodingite matrix from the famed Asbest deposit in the Urals. Some of the Grossular are gemmy and have good color as well. These are always being compared with the better known deposits in the town of Asbestos in Canada, and there are many similarities between the two. Perhaps the most striking difference is that there are very few fine Grossular from Asbest in collections, there are quite rare on the market and usually very small. This is super specimen for the locale. in great condition very lustrous and more impressive in person.

Pyromorphite/ Vanadinite - Classic locale, Ex. Bally
stock #0653-JM-4225
Berezovsk Mine, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
7.6 x 3.8 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $380
Late Summer 2018

A choice historic piece from the classic Berezovoskii, Ekaterinburg an early gold mine and the type locale for Crocoite. See the Mineralogical record 2016 Vol 47 #4 for a fine detailed article. This is clearly a Pyromorphite and also is labeled as having (and looks like) Vanadinite. Vanadinite is not listed as a specie from here, however this may all be Pyromorphite. This was in the Bally Museum, later with Alain Martaud and last in the John Marshall collection. Old labels are included. The specimen is crystallized on every side, in fine condition. Most of the Pyromorphite I have seen from this famed old Gold mine area are mere green smudges, but this is much more substantial.

Crocoite and Vauquelinite -Type Locality
stock #0654-JM-4287
Berezovsk Mine, Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
8.8 x 5.6 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $880
Late Summer 2018

Very rich, fine old classic specimen (with 4 prior labels) that is well crystalized. Excellent color contrast with the bright red Crocoite and green Vauquelinite, This seems to be a late 18th or early 19th century specimen, (what may be a date of 1895 is on one label but it may also be a collection number). The discovery of Crocoite at this locality dates back to 1763 and it has been renamed many times over the years. The style of specimen and the association of good Vauquelinite is typical of the vintage pieces. Ex John Marshall collection, his collection card and a previous label indicate it sold for $12.00 in 1956, a vast sum for any mineral at that time. The August 2016 Mineralogical record article on this locality offer a wealth of information and several other good specimen photos. This specimen is far beyond average quality with only very minor bruising, most crystals are intact and are well exposed on the matrix. Virtually impossible to find this quality now on the market, better in person too.

Uvarovite -Type locale
stock #18-AE-223
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya, Permskaya Oblast, Middle Urals
Urals Region, Russia
9.5 x 8 x 1.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $330
Worldwide mix summer

Large, densely crystallized plate of very bright green Uvarovites from the classic original locality in the Urals. Intense color (this is a true Chromian Garnet) and these crystals are very sharp, distinct and glassy. A sizable, eycatching piece, this is sawn on the backside where it was collected, the sawn area is not visible on display. Uvarovites are one of the rarest Garnets, and only a few places have ever produced any of quality.