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A simple cube of metallic grey black lueshite, with fairly sharp corners and decent luster. This is a rare sodium niobium oxide and comes from the type locality. It is also fairly large and sharp for the species.
Location: Lueshe Mine, Kive, Congo
Dimensions: .8 x .7 x .7cm
A deep, single bright green trapezohedron of andradite measuring 1.7 cm, on matrix. Exceptional luster and color with some minor natural contact and etching. New find!
Location: Belqeys Mountain, 34 KM NE of Takab, West Azarbaijan Prov., Iran
Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 2.5cm
Brownish tan sharp hexagonal crystals (some doubly terminated) of pyromorphite growing in a columnar formation and displaying excellent luster. One of the oldest and most important localities for the mineral.
Location: Braubach, Bad Ems, Rheinland-Platz, germany
Dimensions: 3 x 1.7 x 1.5cm
A very well defined, medium olive green grossular trapezohedron with minor matrix attached. Lustrous, with some gemmy areas, and a textbook crystal.
Location: Vilyui River Basin, Saha Republic, East. Siberai Region, Russia
Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.8cm
A classic vivianite specimen from this locality that was closed in the 60’s. Most of the good specimens came out in the 40’s and 50’s. Here is a cluster of crystals with one, very gemmy crystal sitting vertically and right in the center of the piece. It is transparent, terminated, measures 2.7 cm and is green with a purple tip. One of the best TNS I have seen from this find.
Location: Blackbird Mine, Lemhi Co., Idaho
Dimensions: 3.6 x 3 x 2.4cm
Very bright and lustrous plates of hematite to 2 cm host bright red rutile crystals and are associated withy gemmy quartz crystals. Classic TN!
Location: Cavradi Gorge, Val Cunera, Grischun, Szitzerland
Dimensions: 2.4 x 1.6 x 1cm