There are 145 minerals priced at above $500.
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A stunning single gem crystal of the imperial variety of topaz with exceptional luster, textbook faces, a perfect termination and that wonderful sherry color that is mostly known from Ouro Preto. A rare and excellent topaz from this little known Zambian locality.
Location: Karengerenge Village, Solwezi Dist., North western Prov., Zambia
Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.7 x 1.3cm
A single, very lustrous and gemmy crystal of topaz with an orange to sherry color that this locality is known for. It has been repaired, which is common with the larger crystals sometimes. The termination and form are textbook, the luster is great and the color is fabulous.
Location: Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.4cm
A wonderful specimen of textbook, clear topaz crystals to 4.2 cm sit on a matrix of white albite blades and minor quartz. All over the matrix there are doubly terminated orange childrenite crystals averaging 5 MM. The topaz is so clear you can see the matrix underneath, and the specimen is in exceptional condition.
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 13 x 12 x 8.5cm
Size: Cabinet & Larger
A gem quality very pale blue terminated topaz crystal associated with iron stained quartz crystals and a smaller topaz. Two things of note. These are sometimes called silver topaz…and it is rare to find them with associations or on matrix. Choice crystal!
Location: Spitzkopje, Swapkomund, Namibia
Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.9cm
Wonderful hexagonal crystals of reddish brown vanadinite to 1 cm coating both sides of a barite matrix. Beautiful large specimen. The luster, contrast and form are first rate.
Location: Mibladen, Midelt, Atlas Mtns., Morocco
Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.5 x 2.8cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A group of intergrown, highly lustrous doubly terminated crystals of vesuvianite with a color that ranges magenta to orange yellow. The main crystal sits at the tip. Unreal color on this wonderful TN!
Location: Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Quebec, Canada
Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.7cm
Locality: North America
Super bypiramidal tan crystals of wardite to 9 MM associated with a fan of esophorite crystals and 2 MM groups of zanazziite crystals ( a very rare calcium iron magnesium berylium phosphate), all on a matrix of large deep rose quartz crystals that are sprinkled by a secondary druse of quartz. A spectacular old timer from Taquaral.
Location: Lavra da Ilha, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 7.7 x 6.6 x 6.2cm
Size: Small Cabinet
Gemmy bright yellow, barrel shaped crystals of the cadmium variety of willemite. Most of the cadmium willemite have an acicular crystal habit, so its very rare to find actual well formed crystals.
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 2.5cm
A group of jet black prismatic crystals of wodginite with a bit of matrix attached. Excellent example of this rare manganese tin oxide that includes the rare element tantalum.
Location: Linopolis, Divino de Laranjeiras, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.6 x 1.6cm
Locality: South America