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Fluorapatite on Siderite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3563
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Several rows of hexagonal lavender crystals of fluorapatite to 2.5 cm on a matrix of tan siderite crystals. The specimen has wonderful aesthetics, color, contrast and luster! A winner!!!!

Price: $600.00
Location: 3rd Level, Panasqueira, Portugal
Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.5 x 3.5cm

Galena with Barite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3390
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Mirror like grey galena cubo-octahedrons nestled in between bladed clear to white crystals of barite. Super galena crystals!

Price: $45.00
Location: Casapalca, Lima Dept., Peru
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4 x 3cm

Elbaite with Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3565
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A very pretty miniature of elbaite crystals with an intense red color and darker tips sits on a doubly terminated quartz crystal. Very unusual to find these tourmalines on matrix.

Price: $450.00
Location: Malchan, Siberia, Russia
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.5 x 1.2cm

Fluorite with Elbaite on Albite (ex Nelson Coll and Obodda Coll.)

ID: 3872
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A wonderful light sea green fluorite octahedron associated with dark green elbaites on a flowery albite crystals matrix. Choice miniature!

Price: $480.00
Location: Stak Nala, Skardu, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 3cm

Beryl Var. Morganite with Muscovite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3393
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A light pink,euhedral and complete crystal of the morganite variety of beryl with highly lustrous , well defined faces and glassy transparency sits on a muscovite matrix with minor albite, cookeite and cassiterite. Exceptional miniature from this world reknown locality and a find for those that collect beryls and/or gem crystals!

Price: $1000.00
Location: Urucum Pegmatite, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4 x 2.5cm

Fluorite with Arsenopyrite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3458
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A pair of very gemmy and lustrous, light blue green cubes of fluorite on a matrix of silvery muscovite. The crystal on the left of the photo is complete al the way around. The one on the right has a cleave at the rear that probably ocurred during extraction. The top of the piece also has a group of silvery, slightly irridescent crystals of arsenopyrite at the tip. No damage and spectacular!

Price: $850.00
Location: Yaoguangshian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Prov., China
Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.1cm

Uvite on Magnesite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3583
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Elongated (not the typical tabular crystals) reddish lustrous prisms of uvite to 1.2 cm on a pinkish matrix of magnesite crystals. Very pretty!

Price: $125.00
Location: Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Dimensions: 3.8 x 3 x 2cm

Celestite with Fluorite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3202
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Very deep root beer colored cubes of fluorite intermixed with white celestite blades. Notice that the edges are translucent. Old classic from the midwest!

Price: $100.00
Location: Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.3 x 2.1cm


ID: 3412
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Hexagonal crystals of light purple lepidolite occurring as intergrown groups or “books” coated by a pastel feldspar. Excellent example of this mica.

Price: $50.00
Location: Virgem de Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 4.5cm

Quartz Var. Smoky (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3613
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Lightly smoky, very sharp and lustrous crystals of transparent quartz to 5 cm from the Alpine regions of Switzerland.

Price: $150.00
Location: Ziggenstock, Valais, Switzerland
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.5 x 4cm

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