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Asia (excl. China) - Australia - Turkey

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Carles Curto Text: Carles Curto (formerly curator of the Geology Museum, Barcelona) & Jordi Fabre
Alfredo Petrov Translation: Alfredo Petrov
Assistance from John S. White (former Smithsonian curator) John S. White


AUSTRALIA - FIJI

Atacamite
Atacamite. Front
Front
Atacamite. Top
Top
 

TPB16AN3: Complete floater nodule of lustrous and deep colored Atacamite crystals. An Australian classic.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
House East pit, Mount Gunson Copper mines, Pernatty Lagoon, Stuart Shelf, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2 × 2.4 cm = 1.14” × 0.79” × 0.94”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Malachite after Azurite
 

TP68AJ3: Aerial group of Malachite crystals after Azurite. They are very sharp and flattened, with polycrystalline growths.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Sir Dominick Mine, Yudnamutana District, Arkaroola Region, South Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.6 × 2 cm = 1.42” × 1.02” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.79” × 0.67”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Malachite after Azurite. Malachite after Azurite.
Pyromorphite
Pyromorphite. Pyromorphite.
 

TY69AN2: Pyromorphite crystals, many of them doubly terminated, with an elongated prismatic habit, slight curvatures on the edges and some hopper terminations. The crystals, on a limonite matrix, are of a uniform yellowish cream color. The specimen is old and of great quality for the locality.
Black Star pit, Mount Isa, City of Mount Isa, Queensland  Australia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 3.07” × 2.76” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.3 cm = 0.39” × 0.12”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Quartz (variety smoky)
 

TGB13AO1: Doubly terminated Quartz crystals, with very well defined parallel growths, transparent, with good luster and an intense smoky color with darker zoning on the terminations. On a colorless Quartz matrix.
We will send the buyer the specimen in its original perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.

Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria  Australia

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.8 × 1.4 cm = 1.42” × 0.71” × 0.55”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.79” × 0.55”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Quartz (variety smoky). Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky). Side
Side
Smithsonite
Smithsonite. Front
Front
Smithsonite. Rear
Rear
Smithsonite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TPP27AO0: Coating, on matrix, of Smithsonite crystals with very pronounced curvatures, the so-called “rice grain” habit, translucent and greenish in color due to copper salts. An excellent Australian classic.
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.32” × 1.81” × 0.94”




Calcite with Galena
 

TZB14AN3: Lenticular crystals of Calcite, doubly terminated, with the dominant forms of a terminal flattened rhombohedron and a short prism. Translucent, with good luster and a pale yellow-white color, on matrix with cubo-octahedral Galena crystals. Among the best quality for the locality.
We will ship the piece in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Cadjebut Mine, Fitzroy Crossing, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 3 × 2.8 × 1.8  cm = 1.18” × 1.10” × 0.71”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Calcite with Galena. Front
Front
Calcite with Galena. Side
Side
Gold
Gold. Gold.
 

TB73AK8: Very elongated growth, with parallel growths and slight twists, of Gold crystals with defined terminal faces, from one of the great classic Australian localities.
We will send the specimen in the original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Slug Hill, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Shire, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 0.3 × 0.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.12” × 0.08”

Former collection of Bob Noble

Weight: 2 grams

minID: DQPHT5



Azurite
 

TG49AD2: Complete flattened Azurite nodule on matrix. It’s contour resembles a medallion, a shape typical of the locality, with diffuse rosette growths on its surface and a very intense and uniform color. Due to the intensity of its color and the excellent definitions of the nodule this sample is better than usual for the locality.
Malbunka copper Mine, Western Aranda, Ltalaltuma  Australia (2015)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 7 × 1.8 cm = 3.11” × 2.76” × 0.71”




Azurite. Front
Front
Azurite. Rear
Rear

INDIA

Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca.
Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca and Heulandite-Ca.
 

HM47AN2: Group of Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals with the forms of a prism and a very steep sharp bipyramid, transparent, with a bright luster and an extraordinarily vivid and intense green color. On a basalt matrix covered with white spheroidal aggregates of Stilbite-Ca and white lamellar crystals, with a silky luster, of Heulandite-Ca. Old piece, from the 1970s.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 14.4 × 10.4 × 5.8 cm = 5.67” × 4.09” × 2.28”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.55” × 0.28”




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TV91AE1: Aggregates of very sharp Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals that are very transparent and bright, with an intense and uniform green color and on a basalt matrix coated by nice pink Stilbite-Ca crystals.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 23 × 16 × 7 cm = 9.06” × 6.30” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.38” × 0.79”




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca.
Scolecite
Scolecite. Front
Front
Scolecite. Rear
Rear
 

HA37AM6: Centered groups of fine prismatic Scolecite crystals, with visible terminal faces, translucent, with a silky luster and a snow-white color. Very elegant.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 11.4 × 9.8 × 10.2 cm = 4.49” × 3.86” × 4.02”

Main crystal size: 11 × 0.9 cm = 4.33” × 0.35”




Scolecite with Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Scolecite with Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 

HM280HR: Centered groups of acicular white Scolecite crystals, between transparent and translucent, with bright luster, and partially covered by small crystals of Fluorapophyllite-(K). On a basalt matrix.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 15 × 9.5 × 7 cm = 5.91” × 3.74” × 2.76”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 0.2 cm = 1.77” × 0.08”


minID: 4PM-DMW



Scolecite with Fluorapophyllite-(K).
Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca
Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Cavansite with Stilbite-Ca. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

NNM49AN7: Very well defined spheroidal growth of small dipyramidal Cavansite crystals, with sharp crystal forms, centered on a basalt matrix covered by Stilbite-Ca crystals.
This piece comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 711), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India (2004)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.6 × 4.2 cm = 3.31” × 2.20” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.63”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Calcite with Quartz
 

CC50AE1: Aggregate of complex equant Calcite crystals that are transparent and very bright, with oriented dark colored inclusions and implanted on a basalt matrix coated by white Quartz microcrystals.
Malad, Mumbai (Bombay), Mumbai District (Bombay District),, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 13.5 × 12.7 × 6 cm = 5.31” × 5.00” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.30” × 1.10”




Calcite with Quartz. Calcite with Quartz.
Calcite with Quartz.
Powellite with Stilbite-Ca
Powellite with Stilbite-Ca. Front
Front
Powellite with Stilbite-Ca. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

NTX74AO1: Very aerial bipyramidal crystal of Powellite of very good size. Sharp, with very well defined parallel growths, translucent, with good luster and a light cream color and on a matrix of pink Stilbite-Ca crystals. High quality for the species.
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 2.64” × 1.65” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.46” × 0.98”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV



Powellite with Stilbite-Ca, Calcite and Fluorapophyllite-(K)
 

EK92AF9: Very sharp Powellite crystals in parallel growth, translucent with a cream color. They are on a basalt matrix with Stilbite-Ca crystals, partially doubly terminated white Fluorapophyllite-(K) crystals and transparent rhombohedral Calcite crystals, one of them clearly dominant.
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra  India (± 2010)

Specimen size: 12.8 × 9.7 × 6.3 cm = 5.04” × 3.82” × 2.48”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.55” × 0.47”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV



Powellite with Stilbite-Ca, Calcite and Fluorapophyllite-(K). Powellite with Stilbite-Ca, Calcite and Fluorapophyllite-(K).
Quartz with Rutile, Chlorite and Mica
Quartz with Rutile, Chlorite and Mica. Front
Front
Quartz with Rutile, Chlorite and Mica. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Rutile, Chlorite and Mica.
 

TR47AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Group of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant, transparent, with included acicular Rutile crystals and small leafy Mica aggregates.
Sainj Valley, Manihar Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh  India (06/2017)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 6.9 × 4.5 cm = 3.50” × 2.72” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.4 cm = 2.36” × 0.94”




Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TA26AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Group of Quartz crystals that are transparent, bright, have cavernous forms on some of their faces and one of them a very well defined scepter. They have Chlorite inclusions and small and very bright Anatase crystals on their surfaces. Just superb!
Sainj Valley, Manihar Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh  India (06/2017)

Specimen size: 20 × 11.3 × 8.3 cm = 7.87” × 4.45” × 3.27”

Main crystal size: 15.5 × 6.8 cm = 6.10” × 2.68”




Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions. Side
Side
Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions.

IRAN

Other localities

Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Side
Side
 

MQ62AL4: Group of highly profiled lamellar crystals of Wulfenite on matrix, very rich in crystal forms, translucent, very lustrous and with an extremely vivid and intense red color.
Chah Kharboze Mine, Chah Kharboze, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 1.2 × 1 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.39” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.31” × 0.24”


minID: 53X-549



Wulfenite
 

MF6AC5: Aggregate of two tabular crystals. They are translucent, very bright, have an extraordinarily vivid and intense red color and are on a small matrix.
Chah Kharboze Mine, Chah Kharboze, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.1 × 0.7 cm = 0.63” × 0.43” × 0.28”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.43”




Wulfenite. Front
Front
Wulfenite. Rear
Rear
Mimetite with Calcite
Mimetite with Calcite. Front
Front
Mimetite with Calcite. Side
Side
Mimetite with Calcite.
 

TE57AE7: Very sharp Mimetite crystals that are mostly tabular, with a yellowish-orange color, translucent, extraordinarily bright and on a matrix of white Calcite crystals.
Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 2.9 × 3.5 cm = 1.42” × 1.14” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.20” × 0.16”




Mimetite
 

TA87AD4: Aggregate, on matrix, of thick tabular Mimetite crystals, many of them doubly terminated. They have a bright lemon yellow color with slightly orange shades. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.05” × 1.65” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.20” × 0.20”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
Mimetite with Calcite
Mimetite with Calcite. Mimetite with Calcite.
 

TP96AL3: Very sharp tabular crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, bright, with an intense yellow color and on matrix.
Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.9 × 1.9 cm = 2.36” × 2.32” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.12” × 0.12”


minID: QW6-EK8



Mimetite
 

TB88AD4: Aggregate, on matrix, of thick tabular Mimetite crystals, many of them doubly terminated. They have a bright lemon yellow color with slightly orange shades. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Gowd Mine, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.5 × 3.2 cm = 2.52” × 2.17” × 1.26”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.39” × 0.31”




Mimetite. Front
Front
Mimetite. Top
Top
Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite and Calcite
Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite and Calcite. Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite and Calcite.
 

MJ67AF0: Arborescent growths of Willemite crystals pseudomorphous after Descloizite that have partial coatings of small barrel-shaped Mimetite crystals with an intense reddish yellow color.
Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.24” × 1.89” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.18” × 0.67”

Fluorescent short UV



Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite
 

MC60AC6: A novelty at Munich 2015. Arborescent growths of Willemite crystal pseudomorphous after Descloizite that, as a novelty, have partial coatings of small barrel-shaped Mimetite crystals with an intense reddish yellow color.
Chah Milleh Mine, Chah Milleh, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (08/2015)

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.6 × 7.4 cm = 3.86” × 2.99” × 2.91”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.69” × 1.34”




Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite. Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite.
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside. Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TXB66AP9: Andradite crystals (demantoid variety) on matrix. One of them is clearly dominant and large, with very sharp trapezohedron and dodecahedron forms, translucent, lustrous, and of an intense deep green color. Also noteworthy is the abundance of crystals, since these Iranian demantoids usually occur as isolated crystals.
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azerbaijan Province  Iran

Specimen size: 8.6 × 8.3 × 4.2 cm = 3.39” × 3.27” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 2.8 cm = 1.46” × 1.10”




Analcime
Analcime  

HM90EJ: Group of shiny trapezohedral crystals of Analcime, with very well defined faces and edges and on a rock matrix. The color, between white and reddish orange, is selectively distributed on some faces.
Mount Kahovan, Moalleman, Qohab-e Rastaq, Amirabad District, Damghan, Torud Region, Semnan Province  Iran (90)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.4 × 3 cm = 2.24” × 1.73” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.91” × 0.59”


minID: YPH-JAH



Analcime.

Nakhlak Mine

Cerussite (twinned)
Cerussite (twinned). Front
Front
Cerussite (twinned). Rear
Rear
Cerussite (twinned)  

HM130TZ: Floater reticulated aggregate of Cerussite crystals with multiple twinning, between lamellar and tabular. Very sharp, transparent, lustrous and more limpid and perfect than is usual for specimens from this deposit.

Nakhlak Mine, ↓180 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.4 × 1.2 cm = 1.34” × 0.94” × 0.47”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1 cm = 0.63” × 0.39”


minID: 1P9-ERJ



Twinned Cerussite
 

TQ96AL3: Floater reticulated Cerussite aggregate with multiple twinned crystals between lamellar and tabular, highly profiled, transparent, bright and more limpid and perfect than is usually the case in the Cerussites from this deposit.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓180 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.73” × 1.26” × 0.94”

Minor fluorescence short UV

minID: 31H-CC1



Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Rear
Rear
Twinned Cerussite. Side
Side
Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Rear
Rear
 

TN56AL3: Floater reticulated Cerussite aggregate with multiple twinned crystals between lamellar and tabular, highly profiled, transparent, bright and more limpid and perfect than is usually the case in the Cerussites from this deposit.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓180 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 3.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.73” × 1.30” × 0.75”

Minor fluorescence short UV

minID: TDK-0LN



Chromium rich Mimetite with Cerussite
 

EL38AL3: Reticulated Cerussite aggregates with cyclic twins. The Cerussite crystals, between lamellar and tabular, are outlined by very fine and sharp elongated microcrystals of Mimetite with a very vivid orange-red color. These Mimetites have been analyzed in detail and turned out to be the rare chromium-bearing variety. We will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer of the specimen.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓200 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (01/2015)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.9 × 2.6 cm = 1.73” × 1.14” × 1.02”

Fluorescent short UV

minID: 83N-A74



Chromium rich Mimetite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Chromium rich Mimetite with Cerussite. Side
Side
Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite
Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Front
Front
Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Side
Side
Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Top
Top
 

EH48AC2: Different and aesthetic. Aggregates of cyclic twins with Cerussite crystals that are laminar and tabular, and are finely bordered by very thin and acute Mimetite microcrystals with a very vivid orange-red color. These Mimetites have been analyzed in depth and have proven to be the rare chromium-rich variety. We'll send copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓200 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (01/2015)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.7 × 2.7 cm = 2.40” × 1.46” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.69” × 0.98”

Fluorescent short UV



Mimetite (variety Chromium-rich) on Cerussite
Mimetite (variety Chromium-rich) on Cerussite  

HM380EE: Reticulated Cerussite aggregates with cyclic twins. The Cerussite crystals, between lamellar and tabular, are outlined by very fine and sharp elongated microcrystals of Mimetite with a very vivid orange-red color. These Mimetites have been analyzed in detail and turned out to be the rare chromium-bearing variety. We will send a copy of the analyses to the buyer of the specimen.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓200 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (01/2015)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4 × 3.6 cm = 2.40” × 1.57” × 1.42”


minID: J0E-7QM



Mimetite (variety Chromium-rich) on Cerussite. Front
Front
Mimetite (variety Chromium-rich) on Cerussite. Side
Side
Chromium-rich Mimetite with Cerussite
Chromium-rich Mimetite with Cerussite. Front
Front
Chromium-rich Mimetite with Cerussite. Top
Top
Chromium-rich Mimetite with Cerussite.
 

MA70AI7: Aggregates of cyclic twins of Cerussite crystals, between laminar and tabular, that are finely bordered by very thin and prismatic-shaped Mimetite microcrystals with a very vivid orange-red color. These Mimetites have been analyzed and shown to be a rare chromium-rich variety. We'll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Nakhlak Mine, ↓200 m., Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (01/2015)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 4.8 × 4.4 cm = 3.43” × 1.89” × 1.73”

Fluorescent short UV




Zunyite from Bandar Abbas

Zunyite with Hematite
 

MM88AN0: Floater crystal of Zunyite, a rare aluminum sorosilicate-fluoride, tetrahedral and beveled by cube faces, of good size, has very well defined and smooth faces and a color between reddish and dark brown. With lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting at Munich 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.2 × 1.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.87” × 0.75”




Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Rear
Rear
Zunyite with Hematite. Side
Side

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MNX87AO5: Isolated Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum sorosilicate and fluoride, on a Hematite matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and beveled on the faces of the cube, has very well defined and smooth faces. With a color between reddish and dark brown and with lamellar Hematite inclusions, which distinguish it from the first Iranian zunyites found.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.02” × 0.98” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.6 cm = 0.63” × 0.63”




Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite  

TC200MQ: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum sorosilicate-fluoride, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and beveled by cube faces, has very well defined and smooth faces, a color between reddish and dark brown, with lamellar inclusions of Hematite, different from the first Zunyites from Iran that reached the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 2.9 × 2.2 × 1.3 cm = 1.14” × 0.87” × 0.51”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.47” × 0.47”




Zunyite with Hematite.
Zunyite with Hematite
Zunyite with Hematite. Zunyite with Hematite.
 

ML49AK6: Zunyite crystal, a rare aluminum fluoride and sorosilicate, on matrix. The crystal, tetrahedral and bevelled by cube faces, has very defined and smooth reddish-brown faces, with dark lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting in Munich 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.4 × 2 cm = 1.22” × 0.94” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.5 cm = 0.67” × 0.59”




Zunyite with Hematite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MG38AM3: Zunyite, a rare aluminum sorosilicate-fluoride, on matrix. One of the dominant crystals, tetrahedral and beveled by cube faces, with very well defined and smooth faces, a color between reddish and dark brown and with lamellar inclusions of Hematite, which makes it different from the first Zunyites from Iran that came to the world of collecting at Munich 2018.
Qalat-e Payeen salt dome, Bandar Abbas, Central District, Bandar Abbas County, Hormozgan Province  Iran (07/2019)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 3.8 cm = 1.97” × 1.50” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.63” × 0.51”




Zunyite with Hematite. Front
Front
Zunyite with Hematite. Side
Side
Zunyite with Hematite.

JAPAN

Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TAB48AP8: Crystals of Henmilite, a rare hydrated borate of Ca and Cu, on an Olshanskyite matrix. They are very sharp and are very intense blue in color despite being partially covered by a thin layer of a mixture of minerals, among which Calcite predominates and among which there is also a currently unidentifiable copper silicate, and it can not be ruled out that it could be a new mineral phase.
The analyses carried out attest to this mixture of species in the coating. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Fuka Mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island  Japan

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.91” × 0.79” × 0.35”

Main crystal size: 0.4 × 0.3 cm = 0.16” × 0.12”

Type locality

With analysis copy



Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBM69AP8: Crystals of Henmilite, a rare hydrated borate of Ca and Cu, on an Olshanskyite matrix. They are very sharp and are very intense blue in color despite being partially covered by a thin layer of a mixture of minerals, among which Calcite predominates and among which there is also a currently unidentifiable copper silicate, and it can not be ruled out that it could be a new mineral phase.
The analyses carried out attest to this mixture of species in the coating. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Fuka Mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island  Japan

Specimen size: 2.4 × 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.94” × 0.71” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.3 cm = 0.24” × 0.12”

Type locality

With analysis copy



Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén
Henmilite coated by Calcite and on Olshanskyite. Photo: Joaquim Callén
Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TFB64AP8: Crystals of Henmilite, a rare hydrated borate of Ca and Cu, on an Olshanskyite matrix. They are very sharp and are very intense blue in color despite being partially covered by a thin layer of a mixture of minerals, among which Calcite predominates and among which there is also a currently unidentifiable copper silicate, and it can not be ruled out that it could be a new mineral phase.
The analyses carried out attest to this mixture of species in the coating. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
The specimen is from the type locality for the species.
Fuka Mine, Fuka, Bicchu-cho (Bitchu-cho), Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku Region, Honshu Island  Japan

Specimen size: 4.8 × 2.4 × 1.7 cm = 1.89” × 0.94” × 0.67”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.4 cm = 0.28” × 0.16”

Type locality

With analysis copy



Axinite-(Fe)
 

ET67AM2: Group of very sharp Axinite-(Fe) crystals with very well defined faces and edges, and large for the locality. Translucent, shiny, and brown with mauve tones. A Japanese classic.
Obira Mine, Bungo-Ohno City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Region  Japan

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.6 × 2 cm = 2.48” × 1.42” × 0.79”




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

MYANMAR (BURMA)

Elbaite spheres on matrix

From Burma come these new, very interesting Elbaites (Rubellites) that are different from those in previous finds. The Elbaites are in the form of spheres or arborescent sprays on white Calcite or Quartz matrix, so the contrast between the white and red makes them very attractive. From this important find we have selected the specimens that have, in our opinion, the best esthetics, brilliance and definition of form. In all cases the Elbaite is aerial on the matrix. As many of the specimens from this find had some form of coating of some sort of Kaolin, we avoided them and went for the ones that have a ‘fresh’ look.
For you information, as no one could tell us if any analysis had been done of this find, we decided to have the analyzed. They are Elbaite, and while they do contain some Calcium in their composition it is not enough for them to be Liddicoatite. So they are definitely Elbaite.

Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite.
 

TZ26Y0: Elbaite polycrystalline growths with a shape well known as “mushroom”, with a very deep and uniform red color and on Calcite matrix.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.91” × 0.91” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.55”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz
 

TG96E2: Brilliant spheres of Elbaite that stand out on the white matrix.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.18” × 1.06” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.43” × 0.43”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz.
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite.
 

TP88E2: Very appealing with a lively color. One of the spheres of Elbaite is not complete (but it is re-crystallized) while the others are.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.65” × 1.10” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.79” × 0.71”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite
 

MB14J5: Globular growth, almost botryoidal, uncommon for the species, on Calcite matrix. The color, between red and pink, is enhanced by the magnificent luster.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.17” × 1.34” × 1.38”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite.
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz. Top
Top
 

TA47AK3: Polycrystalline aggregate of Elbaite (rubellite variety) with a curious morphology known as a "mushroom", translucent, with very deep and uniform color. In a matrix of massive Quartz and with some Quartz crystals partially covering the rubellite.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 2.20” × 1.26” × 1.22”




Elbaite (variety rubellite)
 

TD76Y0: Botryoidal aggregate, very rare for Elbaite, bright, with an intense and uniform pink color, and on matrix.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.60” × 1.73” × 1.46”




Elbaite (variety rubellite).
Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Calcite
Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Calcite. Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Calcite.
 

TC27E2: An arborescent Elbaite on Calcite with two colors: pink and deep red. An unusual specimen.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Myanmar (Burma) (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 3.8 × 4.2 cm = 2.76” × 1.50” × 1.65”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.87” × 0.79”





NEPAL

Quartz with Chlorite inclusions

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TB88AJ3: Group of Quartz crystals, two of them clearly dominant and having very different morphologies, some of them doubly terminated and flattened, and the other with de “Dauphiné” shape and rich with Chlorite inclusions.
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Pradesh  Nepal (12/2018)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.2 × 2.6 cm = 4.21” × 3.23” × 1.02”

Main crystal size: 9.4 × 4.1 cm = 3.70” × 1.61”




Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Front
Front
Quartz with Chlorite inclusions. Rear
Rear
Quartz (japan law twin)
Quartz (japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (japan law twin). Rear
Rear
 

TJ88AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Extraordinarily sharp japan law twin with very well defined and transparent crystals. We note that the japan law twin, already rare, is even more rare in Alpine type crevices where this Quartz is formed. The sample is a floater with a recrystallized base.
Arun Valley, Mount Makalu, Mahalangur Himalayas  Nepal (2014)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.6 × 1.5 cm = 2.52” × 2.20” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.18”




Quartz (japan law twin)
 

TH29AB2: A novelty at Tucson 2015. Extraordinarily sharp japan law twin with very well defined and transparent crystals. We note that the japan law twin, already rare, is even more rare in Alpine type crevices where this Quartz is formed. The sample is a floater with a recrystallized base.
Arun Valley, Mount Makalu, Mahalangur Himalayas  Nepal (2014)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 6 × 3.4 cm = 2.52” × 2.36” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.20” × 1.34”




Quartz (japan law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (japan law twin). Rear
Rear

PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN

Elbaite with Albite
Elbaite with Albite. Front
Front
Elbaite with Albite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MFE47AP6: Growth of two doubly terminated Elbaite crystals with excellent terminations, between transparent and translucent, of a uniform yellowish green color and on an Albite matrix.
Shengus (Shingus), Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.2 × 2.4 cm = 1.65” × 1.65” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1 cm = 1.65” × 0.39”




Titanite
 

TD96AL4: Titanite crystal with a clearly evident contact twin, very sharp, and with well defined crystal faces. Translucent, lustrous, with an intense greenish-yellow color and just a little bit of matrix.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Biensla, Haramosh Mountains, Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.2 × 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.87” × 0.55” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble

minID: PQ4-03K



Titanite. Titanite.
Ilmenite with Albite
Ilmenite with Albite.
Ilmenite with Albite.
Ilmenite with Albite  

SV460TBM: Rosette of small, very sharp tabular crystals of Ilmenite forming a spherical aggregate with very bright metallic bluish reflections, in a matrix formed by a large quantity of translucent, sharp and well-defined crystals of Albite with zones of dark color in the center of the crystals.
Tormiq Valley, Baltistan District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 9.8 × 7.8 × 4.3 cm = 3.86” × 3.07” × 1.69”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.75” × 0.71”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Fluorite (octahedral) with Muscovite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TRF89AQ1: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, very sharp, transparent, with color zoning, pale green in the core of the crystal and pink on the outside. With lamellar Muscovite crystals.
Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.6 × 4.4 cm = 2.13” × 1.81” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 5.1 × 4  cm = 2.01” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Fluorite (octahedral) with Muscovite. Front
Front
Fluorite (octahedral) with Muscovite. Side
Side
Topaz
Topaz. Front
Front
Topaz. Side
Side
 

MC14AM7: Topaz crystal with very sharp crystal forms, rich in terminal faces, very transparent, with good luster and a very pale salmon color.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Nyet-Bruk, Nyet, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.9 × 1.1 × 1 cm = 1.14” × 0.43” × 0.39”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite with Muscovite
 

MY16AM7: Two isolated crystals of Fluorapatite with sharp crystal forms, translucent, lustrous, colorless and implanted in a group of lamellar Muscovite crystals.
We will ship the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. (Bob) Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.2 × 2.2 × 2.4 cm = 0.87” × 0.87” × 0.94”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.35” × 0.35”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Bob Noble



Fluorapatite with Muscovite. Fluorapatite with Muscovite.
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Front
Front
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Side
Side
Titanite with Quartz and inclusions. Titanite with Quartz and inclusions.
 

MR66AI8: Very sharp, flattened and twinned Titanite crystal that is translucent, has a greenish-yellow color and is on a group of Quartz crystals, the main one doubly terminated. All are transparent and rich with Chlorite inclusions.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 3.7 cm = 3.31” × 2.52” × 1.46”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.55” × 0.43”

Former collection of Carles Manresa



Väyrynenite
 

MRH69AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.3 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.51” × 0.08” × 0.08”




Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite
Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
 

MRD89AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 0.7 × 0.2 cm = 0.67” × 0.28” × 0.08”




Väyrynenite
 

MRG69AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.67” × 0.31” × 0.12”




Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite
Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MRF70AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.7 × 1.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.67” × 0.63” × 0.16”




Väyrynenite
 

MRE87AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.8 × 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.71” × 0.04” × 0.04”




Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite
Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
 

MRJ67AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.2 × 0.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.08” × 0.08”




Väyrynenite
 

MRC69AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 0.5 × 0.2 cm = 0.75” × 0.20” × 0.08”




Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite
Väyrynenite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Väyrynenite. Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Foto: Joaquim Callén
 

MRB98AP3: Very sharp crystal of Väyrynenite, a rare phosphate of beryllium and manganese, with very well defined edges and faces, fine parallel growths and good terminations. It is translucent, very lustrous and bright pink, more intense than usual in this type of specimen.
Shakpo Mine, Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2015-2016)

Specimen size: 2.4 × 0.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.94” × 0.16” × 0.04”




Schorl
 

TV46J3: A group of prismatic, naturally broken and rehealed, crystals. They have abundant curvatures and crystalline fibrous shaped sutures. Crystals are doubly terminated, with very different terminations. On one of the tips appear well defined and bright rhombohedron faces, on the other it finishes with a flat rough pedion. The quarry from which the sample came is not well known and, probably it has been recently opened.
The specimen has been photographed and published in the magazine ‘Paragénesis’, number 01/2020, page 59
Chhappu, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2006)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 3.46” × 1.18” × 1.30”




Schorl. Front
Front
Schorl. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Mica
Fluorite with Mica. Front
Front
Fluorite with Mica. Top
Top
 

ML46M9: Group of crystals formed by an equilibrate growth of the cube and the octahedron that are beveled by the faces of a rhombohedron. The sample has two clearly differentiate coloration, pale green and pale pink.
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (09-10/2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.28” × 1.77” × 1.57”

Fluorescent long & short UV



Brucite
Brucite  

XM90NBA: Botryoidal aggregates of Brucite on matrix with visible crystal forms, which is unusual for the species. Apart from the excellent luster, the unusual quality and intensity of the uniform lemon-yellow color stands out. We will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2016)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 2.9 × 2.4 cm = 1.30” × 1.14” × 0.94”




Brucite.
Brucite
Brucite.
 

NR46AE9: Botryoidal aggregates, on matrix, with some quite well defined (more than usual for the species) crystal faces and edges. Besides the good luster we note the special quality and intensity of the color, a uniform lemon yellow. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2016)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.2 × 2.6 cm = 1.50” × 1.26” × 1.02”




Brucite
 

NL86AE9: Botryoidal aggregates, on matrix, with some quite well defined (more than usual for the species) crystal faces and edges. Besides the good luster we note the special quality and intensity of the color, a uniform lemon yellow. We’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2016)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 5.2 × 1.6 cm = 1.77” × 2.05” × 0.63”




Brucite.
Brucite with Dypingite
Brucite with Dypingite. Front
Front
Brucite with Dypingite. Rear
Rear
Brucite with Dypingite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

NBM92AP1: Floater growths of Brucite, very elongated and esthetic, with botryoidal shapes but with visible crystal forms too, better defined than usual for the species. Translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color and with lighter-colored Dypingite growths. The Dypingite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer. This specimen comes from the collection of Miguel David Martínez (number 827), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2017)

Specimen size: 12.3 × 6.8 × 2 cm = 4.84” × 2.68” × 0.79”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Brucite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EM16AM4: Botryoidal aggregates of Brucite on matrix with visible and better defined crystal forms than usual in the species. Translucent, with good luster and an intense and uniform lemon-yellow color.
The specimen comes from the collection of Peter Rosewarne (number Rc953), whose label we will send to the buyer, along with a copy of the analysis.
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 13.2 × 7.8 × 2 cm = 5.20” × 3.07” × 0.79”

Former collection of Peter Rosewarne



Brucite. Front
Front
Brucite. Side
Side
Brucite.
Andradite with Epidote, Albite and Titanite
Andradite with Epidote, Albite and Titanite.
Andradite with Epidote, Albite and Titanite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Andradite with Epidote, Albite and Titanite
 

SV190TZM: Group of very sharp dodecahedral Andradite crystals, interpenetrating, with well defined faces and edges, fine polycrystalline surfaces, with good luster and a very deep brown color, with a second generation of Andradite crystals of smaller size but very sharp, orange and translucent, accompanied by crystals of Epidote, Albite and Titanite.
Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (±2011)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.1 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.22” × 1.22”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.3 cm = 0.71” × 0.51”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Brookite on Quartz

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Brookite on Quartz
 

SM280EKF: Parallel growth of two very sharp Brookite crystals, flattened, with good definition of faces and edges, lustrous, on a matrix of Quartz crystals.
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2005)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.1 × 3 cm = 1.85” × 1.22” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.71” × 0.47”




Brookite on Quartz.
Brookite with Quartz
Brookite with Quartz.
 

MK17E9: The laminar crystals have great color and the Quartz that they sit on is well crystallized.
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 3 cm = 2.36” × 1.89” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.47” × 0.28”




Axinite-(Fe)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EPB89AP2: Group of crystals with very sharp crystal forms, translucent, with extraordinarily bright luster and intense reddish brown tones. More transparency and general quality than what we've known until now of these axinites-(Fe) from Pakistan.
Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 7 × 5.2 × 4.5 cm = 2.76” × 2.05” × 1.77”

Main crystal size: 4 × 2.4 cm = 1.57” × 0.94”




Axinite-(Fe).
Epidote with Quartz
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz.
Epidote with Quartz. Epidote with Quartz. Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Detail / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

MLM26AP7: Fan-shaped growths of prismatic Epidote crystals with very sharp and profiled crystal forms and with excellent terminations. They are translucent, with good luster and an intense, deep and uniform green color, on a matrix of water-clear Quartz crystals, one of them dominant.
The specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 2394), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (±2015)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 6.5 × 3.4 cm = 4.88” × 2.56” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.91” × 0.51”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Axinite-(Fe) with Calcite
 

TV47AA2: Very sharp floater Axinite-(Fe) crystal with small remnants of a feldspar matrix. The crystal is translucent, bright and has a considerable length for the locality.
Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.44” × 1.54” × 0.67”




Axinite-(Fe) with Calcite.
Lazurite with Calcite
Lazurite with Calcite. Front
Front
Lazurite with Calcite. Top
Top

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TLP28AP2: Growth on Calcite matrix of rhombododecahedral crystals of Lazurite, of great size for the deposit. The crystal forms are not perfect, but are sharp, with an intense and vivid color.
The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province  Afghanistan

Specimen size: 8.8 × 7.1 × 4.4 cm = 3.46” × 2.80” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 1.77” × 1.34”

With analysis copy




Beryl (variety aquamarine)

Beryl (variety aquamarine)
 

MQ13AM9: Isolated Beryl crystal with a flattened prismatic habit and pyramidal faces beveling the dominant terminal pinacoid. Completely transparent, shiny, and with inclusions at the base.
We will send the specimen, which comes from the Robert J. Noble collection, in its original Perky box from that collection, which also contains the label, which shows that it was previously in the Bob Sullivan collection.
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.59” × 0.51” × 0.24”

Former collection of Bob Noble



Beryl (variety aquamarine). Beryl (variety aquamarine).

Elbaite (Tourmaline)

Elbaite
Elbaite. Elbaite.
 

TZ26AL4: Polychrome Elbaite crystal with sharp faces and edges and rich in terminal faces. Very bright and with different degrees of transparency depending on the color zones: very dark olive green at the base, lighter green in the intermediate area and colorless and transparent around the termination.
We will deliver the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 3.2 × 0.8 × 0.4 cm = 1.26” × 0.31” × 0.16”

Former collection of Bob Noble

minID: EH4-EMY



Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite'
 

NR51AL5: Two Elbaite crystals (variety rubellite) rich in very well defined terminal faces, transparent, bright, deep red in color and with aggregates of 'lepidolite' crystals at the base. Very elegant.
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province  Afghanistan

Specimen size: 6.4 × 2 × 1.6 cm = 2.52” × 0.79” × 0.63”

Main crystal size: 6.4 × 1 cm = 2.52” × 0.39”


minID: 4V6-2Y6



Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite'. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite'. Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with 'lepidolite'. Top
Top

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Gold
Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Side
Side
Gold. Rear
Rear
 

MTB94AP3: Floater group of Gold crystals with recognizable crystal shapes and faces dominated by the octahedron, very shiny and aesthetic, coming from a locality from which such well-crystallized specimens are rarely seen.
Mount Kare Mine, Mount Kare Valley, Mount Hagen, Mount Hagen District, Western Highlands Province  Papua New Guinea

Specimen size: 1.5 × 1.1 × 0.3 cm = 0.59” × 0.43” × 0.12”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.24” × 0.16”

Weight: 2.1 grams




SOUTH KOREA

Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)

Fluorescent light (daylight)
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst)
 

XM2230RTF: Triplet of Quartz (amethyst variety) scepter crystals on Quartz (smoky variety) crystals with well-defined faces and edges and an intense amethyst hue on the crystal termination. A curiosity, since the specimen comes from an abandoned locality that has now been converted into an amusement park.
Eonyang, Gyeongsangnam-do  South Korea

Specimen size: 3.4 × 2.5 × 2 cm = 1.34” × 0.98” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.02” × 0.63”




Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Front
Front
Quartz scepter (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear
Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite
Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite. Side
Side
 

VB37Z4: Translucent dipyramidal deep brown Scheelite crystal. It is bright, has polycrystalline growths and is on a white Calcite matrix with small Quartz crystals. Before the Chinese samples appeared, these Korean pieces were the "top" for the species.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.5 × 2.6 cm = 1.06” × 0.98” × 1.02”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorescent short UV



Scheelite with Muscovite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TFL99AO8: Group of very sharp Scheelite crystals, dipyramidal, with very marked parallel growths, translucent, lustrous, and dark brown. In matrix, with Muscovite. A South Korean classic.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.5 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 1.38” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 1.7 cm = 1.14” × 0.67”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Scheelite with Muscovite. Front
Front
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Scheelite with Muscovite. Side
Side
Scheelite with Quartz and Muscovite
Scheelite with Quartz and Muscovite. Scheelite with Quartz and Muscovite.
 

TA70AH4: Elongated dipyramidal Scheelite crystals with parallel growths, more transparent than usual for Korean samples, and they are on a matrix of Quartz crystals with aggregates of Muscovite crystals. Different than other Scheelites from this mine.
The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, in Madrid.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 20.5 × 17.3 × 7.7 cm = 8.07” × 6.81” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.98” × 0.47”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




THAILAND

Mimetite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TBM37AP4: Short prismatic crystals of Mimetite, much more isolated and visible than usual in specimens from this locality, and many of them doubly terminated. They are translucent, lustrous, and have a very vivid and uniform orange color, and are on matrix.
This specimen comes from the Miguel David Martínez collection (number 765), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Guatomo Mine (Hat Yai), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province  Thailand

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 2.20” × 1.38” × 0.79”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.5 cm = 0.28” × 0.20”

Former collection of Miguel David Martínez



Mimetite. Mimetite.

VIETNAM

Spinel with Clintonite
Spinel with Clintonite. Front
Front
Spinel with Clintonite. Side
Side
Spinel with Clintonite. Rear
Rear
Spinel with Clintonite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EAR26AP3: Floater group of very sharp octahedral Spinel crystals, translucent, with good luster and an intense pink color and with small white coatings of Clintonite.
Its “architecture” is great!
An Phu, Luc Yen, Yenbai Province  Vietnam (±2006)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 3.9 × 3 cm = 2.05” × 1.54” × 1.18”

Main crystal size: 2 × 2 cm = 0.79” × 0.79”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




TURKEY

Hydroboracite
 

TF11AM9: A novelty post-Easter 2021: Aggregates of very sharp crystals of Hydroboracite, highly elongated and with perfect terminations, water-clear, very lustrous, and on matrix. Of excellent quality for the species. The specimen has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Hisarcik Mine, Emet Borate deposit, Emet, Emet District, Kütahya Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.6 × 0.8 cm = 0.98” × 0.63” × 0.31”




Hydroboracite.
Celestine with Colemanite and Hydroboracite
Celestine with Colemanite and Hydroboracite. Celestine with Colemanite and Hydroboracite.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EJB29AQ1: Group of Celestine crystals with a prismatic habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense, deep and uniform blue color.
On matrix, with small white crystals of Colemanite and fibrous yellowish aggregates of Hydroboracite, which form the base.
Bigadiç Mine, Bigadiç, Balıkesir Province, Marmara Region  Turkey (01-06/2021)

Specimen size: 10.4 × 8.9 × 6.2 cm = 4.09” × 3.50” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.24”

Fluorescent and phosphorescent



Diaspore
 

ER98AL9: Mostly new after the Sainte Marie 2020 Virtual Show, from a classic Turkish locality but with a different transparency and color. The crystal is incomplete at the bottom, but has very sharp polycrystalline upper terminations. It is transparent, lustrous, deep yellow-green in focused natural light and more yellow under halogen lights, with very clearly visible dichroism shifting between soft red and green.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 1.8 × 1 cm = 2.24” × 0.71” × 0.39”


minID: WM2-7VL



Diaspore. Front - Day light (incident light)
Front - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Front - Led light
Front - Led light
Diaspore. Rear - Day light (incident light)
Rear - Day light (incident light)
Diaspore. Rear - Led light
Rear - Led light
Twinned Diaspore
Twinned Diaspore. Front
Front
Twinned Diaspore. Rear
Rear
Twinned Diaspore. Side
Side
 

ET29AM1: Two flattened and doubly terminated crystals of Diaspore that form a markedly angular twin, with polycrystalline terminations and fine striations on the prism faces. The two crystals are transparent to translucent, lustrous, and greenish-yellow in color.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 3.4 × 2 cm = 2.52” × 1.34” × 0.79”


minID: M03-W5U



Diaspore
 

EL26AM2: Two crystals of Diaspore, one of them clearly dominant, with good terminal faces and recrystallization forms. The crystals are transparent, very lustrous, and have an intense and uniform greenish yellow color.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 7 × 4.1 × 3.1 cm = 2.76” × 1.61” × 1.22”


minID: CC5-JG2



Diaspore. Front
Front
Diaspore. Rear
Rear
Diaspore with Margarite and Ilmenite
Diaspore with Margarite and Ilmenite. Front
Front
Diaspore with Margarite and Ilmenite. Rear
Rear

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TPP27AO4: Floater crystal of Diaspore, doubly terminated and twinned, with parallel growths and excellent terminations. Very transparent and limpid, lustrous, and of a peculiar yellow color with green reflections, partially covered by lamellar Margarite crystals, and with some small Ilmenite crystals too.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (11-12/2020)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 2.6 × 2.1 cm = 3.50” × 1.02” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 8.9 × 2.6 cm = 3.50” × 1.02”




Diaspore with Ilmenite, Rutile and Margarite

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

EXX67AP2: Flattened prismatic Diaspore crystal, large, transparent to translucent, with bright luster and an intense greenish yellow color and with steps at the base of the crystal and on a specific area of the rear where it is difficult to know whether they are stepped growth or cleavages. Its terminations are covered by Ilmenite crystals, with Rutile microcrystals and leafy aggregates of Margarite.
The Ilmenite has been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (2020)

Specimen size: 14.2 × 5 × 2.2 cm = 5.59” × 1.97” × 0.87”

With analysis copy



Diaspore with Ilmenite, Rutile and Margarite. Front
Front
Diaspore with Ilmenite, Rutile and Margarite. Rear
Rear
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Front
Front
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Rear
Rear
Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid. Hematite with Rutile, Margarite and Chloritoid.

Fluorescent light (daylight)
 

TCA52AO6: Very aerial group of thick tabular Hematite crystals with a very sharp hexagonal outline, great luster, with small red Rutile crystals, transparent Margarite crystals and green Chloritoid coatings.
These specimens have been analyzed and we will send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Ilbir Mountain, Pinarcik, Milâs District, Muğla Province, Aegean Region  Turkey (11-12/2020)

Specimen size: 8.3 × 6.3 × 4.4 cm = 3.27” × 2.48” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.3 cm = 1.22” × 0.91”

With analysis copy



Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
 

EP27AM1: Druse on matrix of twinned crystals of Chromium-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite)
They have a bipyramidal habit, translucent, with good luster and an intense deep mauve color. A classic of Turkish mineralogy.
Kop Krom Mine, Kop Daglari, Erzurum Province, Eastern Anatolia Region  Turkey

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.3 × 1.9 cm = 2.83” × 1.69” × 0.75”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.3 cm = 0.31” × 0.12”


minID: 2P7-6R9



Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Front
Front
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite). Side
Side
Cr-bearing Clinochlore (variety kämmererite).


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