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Barite

ID: 6495
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A new find just before the Tucson Show at a mine that had never really been worked for specimens. These new barites have the most incredible luster and tremendously sharp chiseled crystals to 2.4 cm (rare in Mexico where the habit tends to be tabular). They are completely transparent and run from a blue grey to yellow grey pastel colors. This one is bluish grey. They make wonderful display specimens and were written up briefly in the newest Min. Rec. issue. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get the color accurately in the photo. To my knowledge, no more have been found.

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Price: $300.00
Location: Volcano Vein, San Diego Mine, Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 10.8 x 6.5 x 3cm
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Barite (Ex Greenamyer Coll.)

ID: 6436
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A group of second generation milky barite crystals sit on another group of translucent yellow crystals. Very pretty formation.


Price: $80.00
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Co., California
Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.8 x 2.5cm
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Barite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 4898
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Lustrous and transparent yellow blades of barite on matrix. These were found over a decade ago (time flies) and could be the best barite locality in the US, unfortunately, there is no mas!


Price: $750.00
Location: Meikle Mine, Elko County, Nevada
Dimensions: 7.8 x 6 x 2.5cm
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Barite after Chrysocolla with Malachite “Floater” (ex S. Koster Coll.)

ID: 6406
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Bladed crystals barite have been completely replaced by pastel chalky blue-green chrysocolla. A sprinkling of bright green acicular malachite creates an attractive contrast on this completely unique pseudomorph floater. Acquired from Gilbert Gauthier in 1999.


Price: $650.00
Location: Mashamba West Mine, Kolwzi, Katanga, D.R. Congo
Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 x 6cm
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Barite on Calcite (ex M Zinn Coll.)

ID: 6166
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A pair of water clear barite prisms sit on a flattened rounded crystal of calcite.


Price: $80.00
Location: Book Cliffs, Grand Junction, Colorado
Dimensions: 3.4 x 2.8 x 2cm
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Barite on Fluorite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3265
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Highly lustrous, pastel blue-grey blades of barite on a matrix of yellow fluorite crystals. Aesthetic miniature!


Price: $200.00
Location: Mina Moscona, Villabona, Asturias, Spain
Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.3 x 3cm
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Barite on Sphalerite (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 4916
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Gemmy yellow orange crystals of sphalerite sit at the top and on the side of a group of sharp, bladed white crystals of barite. Displays from all sides.


Price: $180.00
Location: Mina Troya, Mutiloa, Basque Province, Spain
Dimensions: 5.5 x 4 x 3.5cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine (Cesium included)

ID: 6289
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During the summer of 2012, a small lot of the deep blue aquas appeared on the market and were thought to be Vorobyevite. After analysis by Dr. Federico Pezzotta in Milan, they were confirmed to be a cesium included beryl, but not rich enough to be vorobyevite. Most of the crystals found were under 2.5 cm wide, so this one would be in the top percent for quality color and crystal size (3.4 cm!). No more have been found.


Price: $2000.00
Location: Deo Darrah, Khash, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.1 x 3cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3450
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A group of approximately 12 medium blue crystals that run from milky to gemmy, of the aquamarine variety of beryl, in parallel growth forming a divergent spray with textbook, complete terminations. There is one small broken crystal which prevents it from being a 360 degree rock, but as you can see from the photos, this miniature displays beautifully and is actually a good companion to the indicolite (no. 3449). Choice!


Price: $650.00
Location: Shigar Valley, Skardu Road, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 3.2 x 3 x 2.2cm
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Beryl Var. Aquamarine on Quartz (ex Nelson Coll.)

ID: 3170
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A very unusually zoned aquamarine crystal with an exceptional termination and a cloudy core that forms a hexagonal outline within the crystal. As you can see, the beryl is cloudy up until the termination, drawing a very distinct line and then becomes of faceting grade. This wonderful crystal sits on a matrix of quartz, feldspar and a smaller beryl on one side. Super!


Price: $650.00
Location: Shigar, Gilgit, Pakistan
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 5cm
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