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A group of very sharp crystals of sanidine with that iridescent “moonstone” effect that creates some beautiful colors when the light hits it. These were found in the early 1990s (if my memory serves me right) and have not been found again.
Location: Pili Mine, Municipio de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3.4cm
Locality: North America
Several well formed pseudo-octahedrons of scheelite with exceptional luster and a deep gemmy orange color sit on a matrix of clear quartz crystals. The largest scheelite is 4 cm end to end and sits near the top of the specimen. A stunning example of scheelite from Pakistan, yes Pakistan! One of the best and most aesthetic pieces I have seen from this locality!
Location: Garhmun Area, Glgit Skardu, Balistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.6 x 4cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A bright yellow gemmy bipyramidal scheelite crystal sits over a pair of fluorite crystals, both on a matrix of silvery yellow muscovite. Choice large miniature!
Location: Xuebaoding Mtn., Pingwu, Chenzhou, Sichuan Prov., China
Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.5 x 3.8cm
A bright lustrous, gemmy orange pseudo octahedral crystal of scheelite with a bit of muscovite and matrix at the rear. Kind of the color of a real good Elmwood calcite.NEW!
Location: Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China
Dimensions: 4 x 3.8 x 2.8cm
A bipyramidal crystal of orange scheelite sits on a quartz crystal with muscovite. One minor chip to the right tip of the crystal, but the color and gemminess are unreal! Superb!
Location: Miangyang Mine, Pingwu, Sichuan Prov., China
Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 x 3.5cm
A jet-black lustrous schorl crystal penetrates a group of clear, lightly smoky quartz crystals. Fabulous piece in exceptional condition!
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Dimensions: 7.5 x 3 x 3cm
Size: Small Cabinet
A group of highly lustrous, very deep olive green (nearly black) prisms of schorl with a water clear quartz crystal and silvery muscovite crystals. Very aesthetic miniature! You can really see the unique color when light hits it.
Location: Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.2 x 1.8cm
Highly lustrous deep blue/purple prisms of scorodite with great form and some translucency. The mineral appears purple under incandescent light and blue in sunlight or cooler light (see photos). Acquired from the Lidstroms in 1971 by the Minettes. One of Tsumeb Holy Grail minerals.
Location: Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Dimensions: 3 x 2.8 x 2.5cm