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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
Chalcocite

EV87AG0: Very sharp and platy Chalcocite crystals with a black color and blue metallic reflections. They are on a rock matrix with small white Calcite crystals. A classic from Kazakhstan, each day scarcer.
The sample is from the Renι Hubin collection from Neuprι in Belgium, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Dzhezkazgan Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.4 × 2.1 cm = 3.6” × 2.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”

Former collection of René Hubin

Calcite fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV. Opal Fluorescent short UV



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Axinite-(Fe)

LM77AE5: Very aerial aggregate, on matrix, of sharp flattened crystals that are between transparent and translucent, very bright, with inclusions, and that have a dark plum color with mauve shades. Russian Axinite-(Fe) specimens were famous for their size, deep color and sharpness of the crystals.
The sample is from the Carlos Millan collection (catalog #8123) who’s computer card we’ll send to the buyer. Previously it was in the Silvane collection.
Puiva Mount, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Prepolar Ural, Western-Siberian Region  Russia

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




Axinite-(Fe). Front
Front
Axinite-(Fe). Rear
Rear
Axinite-(Fe).
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Calcite
Calcite.

M17L: Calcite with an unusual habit.
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (1997)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 cm = 3.1” × 2.4”




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Calcite with Pyrite

MA68Z8: Aggregate of very sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystals with a second generation of lenticular crystals of the same mineral and druses of small Pyrite crystals that almost completely coat the rhombohedral faces. The sample is representative of the very varied mineralogical richness of Dalnegorsk.
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.8” × 3.4” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
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Datolite with Quartz
Datolite with Quartz. Datolite with Quartz.

AA47V2: Group of transparent crystals of Datolite with very well defined faces and edges, with extraordinary luster and transparency, light green color with slightly bluish reflections. They are on a matrix of white crystals of Quartz, some of them doubly terminated.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (2001)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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Datolite with Quartz

TA96W4: Partially doubly terminated short prismatic crystal of Datolite, bright and with a clear green color and fine striations, perpendicular to the main axis due to the geometrical insertion of completely flat crystals of smoky Quartz, also present as well developed small and doubly terminated crystals.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.3” × 1.7” × 1.5”




Datolite with Quartz. Front
Front
Datolite with Quartz. Side
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Quartz
Quartz.

EF26R9: Group of translucent crystals of Quartz. They are slightly spindled and most of them are doubly terminated, and they have inclusions which clearly define phantoms.
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (±1990)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.2” × 2.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 6 × 1.1 cm = 2.4” × 0.4”




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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase)

TM27Y6: Floater and doubly terminated loop-like growth with a thin central zone and progressive widening toward the terminations, typical with prase Quartz from this locality.
The sample is from the Roy Foerster collection (num. 1225), whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sinerechenskoe, Kavalerovo, Dalnegorsk, Primorskij Kraj  Russia

Specimen size: 10.5 × 2.1 × 2.1 cm = 4.1” × 0.8” × 0.8”

Former collection of Roy Foerster



Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase). Rear
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Brookite with Calcite
Brookite with Calcite. Brookite with Calcite.

AY98P4: Group of crystals, the main one doubly terminated, on matrix and with Calcite crystals. The specimen has the highest possible quality for the locality.
Dodo Mine, Saranpaul, Khanty-Mansi Okrug, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Prepolar Ural  Russia (04/2000)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigσ (Silvane)



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Cuprite

Cuprite

TZ99N0: A novelty for Tucson 2009. Group of octahedral crystals with slight curvatures of faces and edges. They have excellent luster, with reddish reflections especially vivid under a strong light. The sample is from a recent find (July and August of 2008) at a Russian locality practically unknown until now.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (06-08/2008)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”




Cuprite. Front
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Cuprite. Side
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Cuprite with Copper after Cuprite
Cuprite with Copper after Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite with Copper after Cuprite. Rear
Rear

TQ89W8: Aggregate of Copper crystals that are pseudomorphs and perimorphs after octahedral crystals of Cuprite, with a second generation of small octahedral crystals of Cuprite with vivid reddish reflections.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.8” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”




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Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite

TA89S0: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Group of very well developed crystals of native Copper, some of them perimorphs after Cuprite and coated by aggregates of octahedral crystals of the same species that are very bright and with slightly curved faces and edges.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.7” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Rear
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Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite.
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Fluorite

Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Top
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TG76L1: Group of translucent octahedral Fluorite crystals, on a smoky Quartz crystal. The sample is from a locality where nowadays is quite difficult to obtain specimens.
Kara-Oba, Bet-Pak-Dal Desert, Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan (±1993)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.6 cm = 1.2” × 1.0”




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