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Pyrrhotite with Galena, Siderite and Sphalerite
stock #21.1-470
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
6.8 x 6 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $650


A complete and perfect elongated crystal of Pyrrhotite is perched on a complex crystalized matrix. The Pyrrhotite looks very much like two crystals side by side but is in fact a single crystal. Fine stepped growths and silky patina on all sides of the specimen. The Galena and Sphalerite are both very lustrous and the whole piece is damage-free. An older specimen from Dalnegorsk, this is vintage about 1996.

SOLD Calcite (Manganoan) radiating crystal sprays
stock #SOLD AX-12-245
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
7.8 x 5.6 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Late Summer 2021

Light pink to apricot color Calcites in delicate strays of radiating, acicular crystals in a three dimensional sculpture. In excellent condition, this looks fine from every angle. Typical of these Calcites, this piece is vividly florescent. The specimen hosts two generations of Calcite, the smaller more recent crystals are a brownish color and give a nice contrast.

Pyrrhotite with Galena
stock #19.1-784
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Russia
5.7 x 5.3 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290
Early summer 2021

A bright metallic, flat crystal of golden Pyrrhotite that is perched on a little Galena. From the prolific finds at Dalnegorsk, this looks nice from either side, and is in very good condition. The crystal is undamaged, has no chips but is contacted and recrystallized on one edge. The wide flat face shows some multiple stepping as well. The crystal has some patina and slightly variegated luster.

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.