There are 31 minerals from Asia and Australia.

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Apatite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 4912
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Light pink, very gemmy and lustrous hexagonal prisms of apatite to 1.1 cm, with minor muscovite attached on one side. The only contact is natural and in the rear!


Price: $300.00
Location: Nagar, Hunza Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.5 x 2cm
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Apophyllite on Scolecite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 4001
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Very sharp pseudo cubic crystals of apophyllite to 5 MM are perched on clear to white radiating, terminated blades of scolectite. Very fine!


Price: $250.00
Location: Poona. Maharashtra, India
Dimensions: 11.7 x 6 x 4.7cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3450
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A group of approximately 12 medium blue crystals that run from milky to gemmy, of the aquamarine variety of beryl, in parallel growth forming a divergent spray with textbook, complete terminations. There is one small broken crystal which prevents it from being a 360 degree rock, but as you can see from the photos, this miniature displays beautifully and is actually a good companion to the indicolite (no. 3449). Choice!


Price: $650.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu Road, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3 x 2.2cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine on Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3170
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A very unusually zoned aquamarine crystal with an exceptional termination and a cloudy core that forms a hexagonal outline within the crystal. As you can see, the beryl is cloudy up until the termination, drawing a very distinct line and then becomes of faceting grade. This wonderful crystal sits on a matrix of quartz, feldspar and a smaller beryl on one side. Super!


Price: $650.00
Location: Shigar, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 5cm
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Beryl Var. Emerald (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3437
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A medium green, lustrous emerald crystals with a flat termination measuring 2.7 cm sits vertically on a very dark schist matrix alongside a 2.5 cm emerald crystal that’s lying horizontally on it’s left. A very rare beryl from Afghanistan, I have seen very few emeralds from this locality on the market.


Price: $750.00
Location: Gamitha, Laghman, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 6.5 x 4 x 3.5cm
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Calcite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3444
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A pair of water clear prisms of calcite on matrix. There’s a tiny nick on one of the terminations. This little guy was found during an excavation near the airport in Skardu, and I don’t think there’ll be any more. A find for the serious calcite collector!


Price: $265.00
Location: Skardu Airport, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.8cm
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Diopside Var. Chromium (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3176
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A deep green, translucent crystal of the chromium variety of diopside. Perfect crystal!


Price: $145.00
Location: Tormiq, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 1.2 x .6 x .3cm
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Elbaite

ID: 4816
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A multicolored, beautifully terminated, lustrous single crystal of elbaite with gemmy areas and a pair of smaller crystals and minor mica attached on one side. The colors range from yellow to orange to a brownish red. It might be better to call this tourmaline, since there are dravites that come from this locality also that resemble this one, but the old labels said elbaite. An important crystal from this obscure locality!


Price: $1500.00
Location: Malkhan Pergmatite, Chithinskaya Oblast, Transbaikalia, East. Siberia, Russia
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3 x 2.9cm
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Elbaite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3449
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A group of approximately 17 crystals of the indicolite variety of elbaite in parallel growth forming a divergent spray. The color is a transparent deep greenish blue (with more blue than green), the luster is excellent and the terminations are sharp and clean, except for two, which do not affect the display. A wonderful small miniature!


Price: $800.00
Location: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.8cm
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Elbaite on Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 4137
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A transparent and lustrous elbaite crystal with a pinkish red body and a light green tip sits on a doubly terminated quartz crystal. Choice!


Price: $900.00
Location: Laghman, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 4.8 x 3.2 x 2cm
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There are 31 minerals from Asia and Australia.

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