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Quartz Var. “Fenster” (ex S. Koster Coll.)

ID: 6415
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A wonderful example of a doubly terminated Swiss “Fensterquarz”, meaning skeletal quartz crystals with rhombohedral windows on the faces. This one is in perfect condition.


Price: $200.00
Location: Illiez Valley, Wallius, Switzerland
Dimensions: 5.4 x 4 x 2cm
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Chrysotile (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6408
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A beautiful mass of fibrous chrysotile with wonderful patterns (layers) that range from light to dark green.


Price: $150.00
Location: Gosleswand, Pragraten, Tyrol, Austria
Dimensions: 12 x 7.6 x 4.7cm
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Apatite with Epidote, Byssolite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6402
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Clear apatite crystals on a matrix of acicular green byssolite that is sprinkled with gemmy green epidotes. Old time European locality.


Price: $150.00
Location: Sulzbachtal, Salzburg, Austria
Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 x 3cm
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Arsenopyrite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6401
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Very sharp arsenopyrite crystals with a matte finish are associated with jet black sphalerite. Classic German specimen.


Price: $250.00
Location: Freiberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4cm
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Titanite with Quartz (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6400
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A specimens of light green quartz crystals on one side (color is probably due to chlorite inclusions) and micro titanite crystals (some twinned) on the other.


Price: $100.00
Location: Val Punteglias, Graubunden, Switzerland
Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 x 4cm
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Albite with Anatase (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6398
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Very sharp and lustrous clear to white blades of albite on matrix. The rear of the specimen shows some micro (to 1 MM) sharp anatase crystals.


Price: $200.00
Location: Riedertobel, Reuss Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Dimensions: 10 x 7.3 x 5.5cm
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Sphalerite on Quartz (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6397
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Very sharp and lustrous greenish crystals of sphalerite sitting on a matrix of drusy white quartz. Selmecbanya is the old Hungarian name for this locality.


Price: $400.00
Location: Banska Stiavnica (Selmecbanya), Banska Bystirica Region, Slovakia
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4cm
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Quartz with Dolomite, Hematite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6395
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Smoky crystal of quartz with a coating of lustrous crystals of specular hematite, are sprinkled with tan dolomite crystals. A classic from the Florence Mine.


Price: $1000.00
Location: Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria, England
Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 3.5cm
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Pyromorphite

ID: 6272
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Very sharp and lustrous, bright green barrel shaped crystals of pyromorphite on matrix. From the find find of the early 2000’s, which produced the best pyromorphites to come out of Spain.


Price: $300.00
Location: MIna San Andres, Villaviciosa, Cordoba, Spain
Dimensions: 3 x 2.1 x 1.5cm
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Fluorite on Quartz “Floater”

ID: 6266
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Transparent pastel green cubes of fluorite are nestled in a nest of clear stubby quartz crystals. No attachment points.


Price: $600.00
Location: Cambokeels Mine, Westgate, Weardale, Durhma, England
Dimensions: 7,6 x 4.4 x 3cm
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