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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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Mimetite Var. Campylite (ex Otto Pfordte Coll.)

ID: 6399
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Well formed orange to dark olive/tan lustrous crystals of the campylite variety of mimetite on matrix. Old label says Red Gill, but I believe it is probably from the Dry Gill Mine.


Price: $200.00
Location: Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 5cm
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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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Cobaltite

ID: 6356
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Silvery, cubed crystals of cobaltite on a sulfide matrix. Largest crystal measures 1.3 cm. Ex Zinn Coll.


Price: $180.00
Location: Hakansboda, Lindesberg, Vastmanland, Sweden
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.8cm
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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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Fluorite

ID: 6205
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Very gemmy and lustrous intergrown sky blue crystals of fluorite on matrix with minor quartz. A few dings on the periphery. * The color is bluer than the photos show.


Price: $1800.00
Location: Le Burc Mine, Tarn, Midi Pyrenees, France
Dimensions: 9.5 x 8 x 4.8cm
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Fluorite with Adularia, Muscovite

ID: 6202
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A very gemmy, lustrous and sharp octahedron of pink fluorite on a matrix of white adularia and silvery muscovite. Excellent miniature.


Price: $2000.00
Location: Mont Blanc, Mt. Chamonix, Rhone-Alpes, France
Dimensions: 6.7 x 5 x 4cm
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