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Galena with Sphalerite on Calcite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3231
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A very unusual galena specimen consisting of two plates (one straight, one curved…yes curved!) acting as hosts for tiny galena cubes that resemble a miniature city seen from above. These are sprinkled with tiny sphalerite crystals. The rear consists of off white calcite prisms and tiny quartz crystals. Bizarre and beautiful!

Price: $180.00
Location: Mogila Orebody, 9th of Sept. Mine, Madan Orefields, Bulgaria
Dimensions: 7.5 x 4 x 4cm

Elbaite (ex Harvard Museum Coll.)

ID: 4258
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A highly unusual elbaite specimen composed of two main compound crystals made up of many pinacoidal crystals with a fibrous nature, in parallel growth. The color is a dark greenish grey and the luster is very good. As you will notice one of the main crystals grew against the matrix, creating a flat, hindered termination.

Original Price: $1200.00
Sale Price: $850.00
Location: Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 2.5cm

Fluorite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3766
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A magnificent, frosted mint green bipyramidal octahedron of fluorite on a matrix of white quartz (it looks as there is a sharp phantom within the fluorite caused by the triangular quartz matrix also) with smaller cubes at the base. Competition quality fluorite!

Price: $650.00
Location: Ruyuan, Lechang, Guangdong Prov., China
Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 5.5cm

Sphalerite with Chalcopyrite on Dolomite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3568
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Bright and gemmy amber crystals of sphalerite sprinkled with chalcopyrite on a matrix of yellow dolomite crystals. Displays very well!

Price: $150.00
Location: Mina Troya, Guipuzcoa, Mutiloa, Spain
Dimensions: 9 x 5.4 x 1.5cm

Apatite on Quartz with Siderite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3261
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An unusual specimen of yellow, elongated crystals of apatite forming wheat sheaf groups and sprinkled with dirty brown-green siderite on a pair of gemmy quartz crystals. A very different apatite from Panasqueira.

Original Price: $375.00
Sale Price: $300.00
Location: Panasqueria, Portugal
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 4cm

Dolomite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3572
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A textbook pair of gemmy dolomite rhombohedrons (largest is 3.7 cm across) ocurring as intergrown twins, on a dolomite and calcite matrix. Superb!

Price: $380.00
Location: Cantera Nueva, Eugui, Navarra, Spain
Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 4cm

Fluorite on Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3269
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Lustrous and gemmy, medium purple cubes of fluorite with beveled edges on a matrix of off white tiny quartz crystals. This particular pocket was found in 1993 and is noted for the magnificent overall quality and perfection of the crystals. Oustanding example of the find!

Original Price: $435.00
Sale Price: $350.00
Location: La Cabana, Berbes, Asturias, Spain
Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 5cm

Pyrite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3903
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A group of highly lustrous, intergrown, golden pyritohedrons of pyrite with crystals reaching to 2.8 cm. Some minor contact, good crystal size for the locality!

Price: $90.00
Location: Eagle Mine, Gilman, Colorado
Dimensions: 7 x 5.3 x 3.2cm

Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3913
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Gemmy and lustrous slender quartz crystals posed at all different angles on crystalline quartz. Sharp!

Price: $90.00
Location: Skardu, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 9 x .3 x 7cm

Herderite with Albite, Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3439
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A beautiful, doubly terminated lime green herderite crystal measuring 1.4 cm with good luster and some geminess, sits on a matrix of the cleavlandite variety of albite. The rear of the specimen displays 3 gemmy quartz crystals, all also doubly terminated. No damage to any of the three species, and the herderite is a little gem.

Original Price: $1500.00
Sale Price: $1100.00
Location: Shigar valley, Northeast of Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 4cm

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