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Fluorite with Aragonite

ID: 6373
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Light bluish purple, gemmy cubes of fluorite are sprinkled with off white botryoidal aggregates of aragonite. No telling when these were mined, but they came on the market in 2014.


Price: $150.00
Location: Konshejeh Mine, Ardestan County, Esfahan Province, Iran
Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.3 x 6cm
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Pyrite on Calcite

ID: 6343
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Brassy golden dodecahedrons of pyrite that appear to have layers on the surface of the crystals. These sit on a matrix of clear calcite prisms. Wonderful to find a Chinese pyrite with no damage.


Price: $180.00
Location: Daye Copper Mine, Daye County, Hubei Province, China
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.3 x 3.5cm
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Pyromorphite

ID: 6301
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Brilliant grass green barrel shaped crystals of pyromorphite (some with beveled edges) to 1.8 cm on a tan stalactitic matrix. Some of the crystals (including the larger ones) are doubly terminated. Choice miniature.


Price: $450.00
Location: Daoping Mine, Gongcheng County, Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang A.R., China
Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.9cm
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Orpiment on Calcite “Floater”

ID: 6299
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A very special piece from the Shimen Mine in China. It is a two sided specimen where calcite prisms are selectively sprinkled with acicular orpiment crystals and are completely blanketed on the other side. It is undamaged (very rare for Shimen specimens) and is a complete floater. Super!


Price: $500.00
Location: Shimen Mine, Changde Prefecture, Hunan County, China
Dimensions: 1.3 x 9.5 x 3cm
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Wulfenite with Calcite

ID: 6298
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Very sharp, bright yellow wulfenite blades averaging 4 to 5 MM, are coated and also sit on a matrix of white calcite prisms. Sweet!


Price: $450.00
Location: Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad County, Yazd Province, Iran
Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 3.5cm
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Hemimorphite

ID: 6296
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A stunningly colored botryoidal specimen of multi hued blue hemimorphite with beautiful translucency and craggy pits and lines that add character.


Price: $400.00
Location: Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 6cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine (Cesium included)

ID: 6289
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During the summer of 2012, a small lot of the deep blue aquas appeared on the market and were thought to be Vorobyevite. After analysis by Dr. Federico Pezzotta in Milan, they were confirmed to be a cesium included beryl, but not rich enough to be vorobyevite. Most of the crystals found were under 2.5 cm wide, so this one would be in the top percent for quality color and crystal size (3.4 cm!). No more have been found.


Price: $2000.00
Location: Deo Darrah, Khash, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.1 x 3cm
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Quartz Var. Smoky with Spessartine

ID: 6244
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A doubly terminated, highly lustrous dark smoky quartz crystal, is host to scattered gemmy orange spessartine crystals. The quartz is transparent under very strong light.


Price: $500.00
Location: Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Fujian Province, China
Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.1 x 3cm
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Topaz with Chidrenite, Quartz, on Albite

ID: 6210
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A wonderful specimen of textbook, clear topaz crystals to 4.2 cm sit on a matrix of white albite blades and minor quartz. All over the matrix there are doubly terminated orange childrenite crystals averaging 5 MM. The topaz is so clear you can see the matrix underneath, and the specimen is in exceptional condition.


Price: $4800.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 8.5cm
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Manganocolumbite with Morganite, Quartz and Albite

ID: 6209
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A 3 cm group of nearly black, intergrown manganocolumbite crystals with a matte finish sits at the center of a white albite matrix with minor quartz and flanked by two pastel pink prismatic crystals of morganite. The rear reveals an oddly shaped flattened quartz crystal.


Price: $4000.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 10.3 x 8 x 4.2cm
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