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Scheelite with Muscovite

ID: 6498
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A bright lustrous, gemmy orange pseudo octahedral crystal of scheelite with a bit of muscovite and matrix at the rear. Kind of the color of a real good Elmwood calcite.


Price: $400.00
Location: Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China
Dimensions: 4 x 3.8 x 2.8cm
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Spessartine with Muscovite

ID: 6497
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Brilliant and sharp wine colored spessartine crystals with books of muscovite, on a quartz matrix. Stunning display plate.


Price: $1200.00
Location: Raikot, Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 10.5 x 8 x 4cm
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Cuprite on Copper after Cuprite

ID: 6493
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A group of octahedral cuprite crystals sit in the middle of an intergrown conglomerate of copper replacing bi-pyramidal octahedrons of cuprite. Excellent example of this pseudomorph.


Price: $2500.00
Location: Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rudnyi Altai, Western Siberian Region, Russia
Dimensions: 6.5 x 3 x 3cm
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Pentagonite

ID: 6475
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A spectacular specimen of pentagonite where blue prismatic crystals are emanating from a central point and are partly coated with hair-like crystals of okenite. It was attached to matrix at one point (I am guessing). Great size for this habit.


Price: $2200.00
Location: Wagholi Quarry, Poona, India
Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.2 x 1cm
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Descloizite with Mimetite (Ex Greenamyer Coll.)

ID: 6446
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An arrowhead formation composed of lustrous descloizite crystals that are sprinkled with barrel shaped yellow mimetites.


Price: $40.00
Location: Chah Mileh, Anarak Dist. Iran
Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.5 x 1.8cm
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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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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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