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PAKISTAN - AFGHANISTAN


Lazurite (lapis lazuli variety) with Calcite
Lazurite (lapis lazuli variety) with Calcite. Lazurite (lapis lazuli variety) with Calcite.

MH86AI5: Dodecahedral Lazurite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with a very deep and uniform color and on a Calcite matrix.
The sample is from the Carles Manresa collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province  Afghanistan

Specimen size: 5.3 × 4.3 × 5.1 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 2.0”

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

Former collection of Carles Manresa




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Phenakite

MJ56AF2: A novelty at Tucson 2017. Doubly terminated and complete Phenakite crystal with a small feldspar (probably Albite) matrix. The crystal has the finely striated faces of a main prism, the smooth surfaces of a secondary prism, and the rough terminal rhombohedron. An excellent thumbnail of a species that is very uncommon at Afghanistan.
The specimen has been photographed and published as a novelty in the magazine ‘Paragιnesis’, number 01/2017, page 69
Badakhshan Province  Afghanistan (08/2016)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.9 × 2.2 cm = 0.8” × 0.7” × 0.9”




Phenakite.
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Tantalite-(Mn) with Calcite
Tantalite-(Mn) with Calcite.

NB88AI4: Single partially doubly terminated brown Manganotantalite crystal with reddish reflections and well defined faces and edges. On a Quartz matrix. The sample has been analyzed and we’ll send a copy of the analysis to the buyer.
Kantiwa pegmatite, Wama District (Vama District), Nuristan Province  Afghanistan (09/2017)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4 × 3.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2.7 cm = 2.3” × 1.1”




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Grossular with Pectolite and Ilmenite

NT37AG7: A novelty at Expominer 2017. Dodecahedral Grossular crystals, between translucent and transparent, bright, with a uniform green color and on matrix, with white acicular Pectolite crystals and a group of Ilmenite crystals.
Khost, Khost District, Khost Province  Afghanistan (03/2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4 × 2.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”




Grossular with Pectolite and Ilmenite. Grossular with Pectolite and Ilmenite.
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Ilmenite
Ilmenite. Ilmenite.

TX56AI0: Very sharp tabular Ilmenite crystal with a predominant and very well developed pinacoid. It has fine growth striations and is very bright.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  Pakistan

Specimen size: 2.1 × 1.4 × 0.1 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.0”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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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 = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.0”




Brucite.
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Brucite
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 = 1.8” × 2.0” × 0.6”




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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.
Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2006)

Specimen size: 8.8 × 3 × 3.3 cm = 3.5” × 1.2” × 1.3”




Schorl. Front
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Schorl. Rear
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Doubly terminated Diopside with Albite
Doubly terminated Diopside with Albite. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Diopside with Albite. Rear
Rear

EH30AF9: Parallel growth of very sharp and doubly terminated transparent Diopside crystals that are very bright with an intense green color and a small white Albite crystal attached.
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 5.7 × 2.2 × 1 cm = 2.2” × 0.9” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.5 cm = 1.3” × 0.6”




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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, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2012)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 3.9 × 1.7 cm = 2.4” × 1.5” × 0.7”




Axinite-(Fe) with Calcite.
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Axinite-(Fe) with Albite
Axinite-(Fe) with Albite. Axinite-(Fe) with Albite.

MD36AB8: Sharp Axinite-(Fe) crystals that are transparent, very bright, with a brown color and mauve shades and on a matrix with Albite crystals.
Nausherwani Mine, Char Kohan, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan

Specimen size: 7.3 × 2.9 × 3.2 cm = 2.9” × 1.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.8 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




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Epidote

EA86S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Group of crystals, of pistachio green color, with very simple forms but with a very uncommon habit, the predominance of a very well developed frontal pinacoid that results in the crystal being really smooth. The crystals are bright and deep green, almost black.
Raywoo Mine, Quetta District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2011)

Specimen size: 5.2 × 4.9 × 3 cm = 2.0” × 1.9” × 1.2”




Epidote. Front
Front
Epidote. Rear
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Epidote
Epidote. Front
Front
Epidote. Side
Side

EF87T2: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Floater group of pistachio green color but with a very unusual habit, pseudo-octahedral, and with a feebly developed frontal pinacoid.
Raywoo Mine, Quetta District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2011)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 6.4 × 6.4 cm = 3.8” × 2.5” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 5.5 × 4.6 cm = 2.2” × 1.8”




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Anatase with Albite and Quartz

EP87K1: Parallel growth of two dipyramidal crystals with flat pinacoidal terminations. Their luster is very good and they are black with bluish reflections. On matrix, with small crystals of Quartz and Albite.
Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2006)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 3.2 × 3.8 cm = 2.1” × 1.3” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.5 cm = 0.4” × 0.2”




Anatase with Albite and Quartz.
Anatase with Albite and Quartz.
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Anatase with Albite and Quartz
Anatase with Albite and Quartz.
Anatase with Albite and Quartz.

EQ96K1: Very acute dipyramidal crystals of Anatase, some of them with flat terminations. Its luster is excellent and they are black with bluish reflections. They are on a matrix with small crystals of Quartz and Albite.
Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2006)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 5.6 × 2 cm = 2.3” × 2.2” × 0.8”

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




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Topaz with Muscovite and Albite

MH66S9: Very sharp crystals of very well defined faces and edges. They are transparent, bright and have a slightly pink color, being on a Quartz matrix with leafy aggregates of Muscovite.
Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 2.8 × 3.9 cm = 1.8” × 1.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence short UV




Topaz with Muscovite and Albite. Front
Front
Topaz with Muscovite and Albite. Rear
Rear
Topaz with Muscovite and Albite. Side
Side
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Fluorite with Muscovite and Schorl
Fluorite with Muscovite and Schorl. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite with Muscovite and Schorl. Bulb light
Bulb light
Fluorite with Muscovite and Schorl. Side
Side

ME89K6: One of the novelties of Munich this year. An octahedral crystal with cube faces. The pink color is deeper on the cube faces. It is on Muscovite matrix with small Schorl crystals.
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (09-10/2007)

Specimen size: 4.7 × 3.2 × 3.1 cm = 1.9” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.3” × 1.2”




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Fluorite with Mica

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, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (09-10/2007)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 4 cm = 2.3” × 1.8” × 1.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV




Fluorite with Mica. Front
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Fluorite with Mica. Top
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Beryl (Aquamarine)

Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Feldspar
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Feldspar. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Feldspar. Rear
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Feldspar.

NY37AG7: A single crystal, on feldspar matrix, that is very bright, very rich in terminal faces, with a uniform blue color and on Feldspar matrix.
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (05/2017)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 2.6 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 5 × 0.9 cm = 2.0” × 0.4”




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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz

MZ7AF0: Complete Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety), partially doubly terminated, clear and bright with a pale blue color and on a Quartz matrix, with Muscovite.
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (06/2016)

Specimen size: 6.3 × 3.4 × 3 cm = 2.5” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 4.9 × 1.1 cm = 1.9” × 0.4”




Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite and Quartz. Rear
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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Orthoclase
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Orthoclase. Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Orthoclase.

MF99AF8: Doubly terminated Beryl (aquamarine variety) crystals. They are very clear, have a very uniform blue color and are on a curious matrix, a white and very sharp floater Microcline crystal with small Quartz crystals.
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (06/2016)

Specimen size: 7 × 5.5 × 3.7 cm = 2.8” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.6 × 1.6 cm = 1.4” × 0.6”




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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl

MT46AF0: Beryl crystal (aquamarine variety) of a good length and thickness, with blue color zoning and on an Albite matrix with Schorl and leafy clusters of Muscovite.
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)  Pakistan (± 2015)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 8.3 × 5.8 cm = 4.2” × 3.3” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 10.4 × 2.8 cm = 4.1” × 1.1”

Former collection of Jaume Vilalta



Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl. Side
Side
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl. Rear
Rear
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Albite, Mica and Schorl. Top
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Brookite

Brookite with Quartz and Albite
Brookite with Quartz and Albite. Brookite with Quartz and Albite.

MC69X8: Group of Brookite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, that are very well defined and have uncommon sharp and flat terminations. They are on matrix, with Quartz and small Albite crystals.
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.3” × 1.0”

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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Brookite with Quartz and Albite

MZ76H2: Translucent and of nice color, the Brookite crystals, incomplete but unbroken, sit on a bed of Quartz and Albite crystals. Some of the Quartz crystals have green inclusions enhancing the specimen.
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.8” × 1.4” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”




Brookite with Quartz and Albite. Brookite with Quartz and Albite.
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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, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.7 cm = 0.5” × 0.3”




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Brookite with Quartz

ME98Y0: Parallel aggregate of bright Brookite crystals with deep color and very well defined phantom growths. They are implanted on a matrix of Quartz crystals. More esthetic than usual for Kharan Brookites.
Zard Mountain, Ras Koh Mountains, Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan)  Pakistan (2004)

Specimen size: 6.4 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.5” × 1.7” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”




Brookite with Quartz. Brookite with Quartz.
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NEPAL


Quartz with Chlorite and Chlorite inclusions
Quartz with Chlorite and Chlorite inclusions. Quartz with Chlorite and Chlorite inclusions.

TP62AD2: Aggregate of Quartz crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They are very rich in Chlorite inclusions except in the terminal areas, where they are free of inclusions and completely transparent.
Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Zone  Nepal (2014)

Specimen size: 8 × 3.1 × 2.5 cm = 3.1” × 1.2” × 1.0”




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Quartz (Japan Law twin)

TF69AB2: 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.
The specimen has been published in the magazine ‘extraLAPIS’ on page 26, number 53, "Zwillinge"
Arun Valley, Mount Makalu, Mahalangur Himalayas  Nepal (2014)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 5.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.1” × 2.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.0”




Quartz (Japan Law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan Law twin). Rear
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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 = 2.5” × 2.2” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 6 × 3 cm = 2.4” × 1.2”




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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 = 2.5” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 5.6 × 3.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.3”




Quartz (Japan Law twin). Front
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Quartz (Japan Law twin). Rear
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Quartz (Japan Law twin)
Quartz (Japan Law twin). Front
Front
Quartz (Japan Law twin). Rear
Rear

TG89AB2: 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: 6.7 × 6.6 × 2.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 6.7 × 2.8 cm = 2.6” × 1.1”




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Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite

TX68Q0: Group of crystals of very well defined faces and edges, very clear and of a beautiful blue color, with phantom growths and with groups of leafy crystals of Muscovite.
Kangchenjunga, Taplejung District, Mechi Zone  Nepal (06/2009)

Specimen size: 4.4 × 2.4 × 2.2 cm = 1.7” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 1.9 cm = 1.7” × 0.7”




Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Front
Front
Beryl (variety aquamarine) with Muscovite. Rear
Rear
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IRAN


Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside. Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside.
Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside.

EF99AH9: Parallel growth of two Andradite (demantoid variety) crystals, one of them clearly dominant and very large compared with the known samples, having the very well defined forms of the trapezohedron and the dodecahedron, with a very intense deep green color and on matrix.
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azerbaijan Province  Iran (2017)

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 0.7”




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Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside

TQ76AD9: Andradite (demantoid variety) crystals that are distinctly isolated. They display very well defined trapezohedral and dodecahedral forms and they are bright, and have a very intense and deep green color.
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azerbaijan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 6.1 × 4.4 × 3.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside. Andradite (variety demantoid) with Diopside.
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Analcime
Analcime. Analcime.

ED13AF5: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2017. A group, on a rocky matrix, of bright trapezohedral crystals that have very well defined faces and edges. The color, orange-red, is selectively distributed over some faces.
Mount Kahovan, Moalleman, Qohab-e Rastaq, Amirabad District, Damghan, Torud Region, Semnan Province  Iran (2017)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3.9 × 3.2 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1 cm = 0.6” × 0.4”




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Willemite after Descloizite and Mimetite

MD86AC9: A novelty at Munich 2015. Dendritic growths of Willemite 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: 4.3 × 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Fluorescent short UV




Willemite after Descloizite and Mimetite. Willemite after Descloizite and Mimetite.
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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 = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 0.7”

Fluorescent short UV




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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 = 3.9” × 3.0” × 2.9”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 1.7” × 1.3”




Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite. Willemite after Descloizite with Mimetite.
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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 = 1.4” × 1.1” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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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 = 2.0” × 1.7” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Front
Front
Mimetite. Top
Top

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 = 2.5” × 2.2” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




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Mimetite

TC50AD4: 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: 7.2 × 6.2 × 4.3 cm = 2.8” × 2.4” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Mimetite. Mimetite.
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Twinned Cerussite
Twinned Cerussite. Front
Front
Twinned Cerussite. Rear
Rear

TK27AE6: Floater aggregate with multiple twins of very sharp crystals that are between laminar and tabular, transparent, very bright and more neat and perfect than most of the samples from this locality.
Nakhlak Mine, 180 m.↓, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.1 × 3.3 × 3.1 cm = 1.6” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Fluorescent short UV




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Twinned Cerussite

TD87AD4: Multiple twins of very sharp laminar crystals, one of them clearly dominant, transparent and very bright. More beautiful and perfect than usual for samples from this locality.
Nakhlak Mine, 180 m.↓, Madan-e Nakhlak, Anarak District, Nain, Isfahan Province  Iran (03/2016)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.2 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.3” × 1.2”

Fluorescent short UV




Twinned Cerussite. Front
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Twinned Cerussite. Rear
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Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite
Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite.

EF68AC2: 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: 5.4 × 4.3 × 3.4 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 4.8 × 2.8 cm = 1.9” × 1.1”

Fluorescent short UV




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Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite

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 = 2.4” × 1.5” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 4.3 × 2.5 cm = 1.7” × 1.0”

Fluorescent short UV




Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Front
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Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Side
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Chromium-rich Mimetite on Cerussite. Top
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Wulfenite
Wulfenite. Front
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Wulfenite. Rear
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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 = 0.6” × 0.4” × 0.3”

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




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BURMA


Painite with Corundum

TX71X5: Crystal of this rare borate of which very few significant samples are known. With very well defined faces and edges, the crystal shows a very well developed hexagonal prism that is almost completely coated by small crystals of red Corundum.
Hinthar Hill, Wet-loo, Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division  Burma

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 1.3” × 0.3” × 0.3”

Corundum fluorescent long & short UV



Painite with Corundum. Front
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Painite with Corundum. Side
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Painite with Corundum. Top
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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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 2.3 × 2.3 × 2.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.4 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”




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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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 3 × 2.7 × 1.9 cm = 1.2” × 1.1” × 0.7”

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




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

TJ27E2: This arborescent Elbaite is even more unusual than the others, as very few were found with this form.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.4 × 2.6 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




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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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 2.8 × 2.1 cm = 1.7” × 1.1” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.8 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”




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

TQ37V7: Polycrystalline aggregates (“mushroom” shaped) of Elbaite (rubellite) with very well developed curvatures on the faces and edges that confer this curious appearance to the aggregate. The sample is very aerial, with deep color and it is on Quartz matrix, with small bits of Schorl on the back.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.1”




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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite

TG76Y0: 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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 3 × 3.6 cm = 1.8” × 1.2” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite. Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite.
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Calcite
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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.4 × 3.5 cm = 2.2” × 1.3” × 1.4”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz

TF13E2: Small ‘buttons’ of Elbaite spread across the matrix, with some associated smoky Quartz.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.5 × 2.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”




Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Quartz.
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Schorl
Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Schorl. Front
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Schorl. Side
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) on Schorl. Top
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TC88V7: Polycrystalline aggregates (“mushroom” shaped) of Elbaite (rubellite) with very well developed curvatures on the faces and edges that confer this curious appearance to the aggregate. The crystals have three very different shades of color: pale pink on the prism faces, of fibrous aspect, and the terminal faces that present two different red tones. The growth of Elbaite is coating a crystal of Schorl as a hood.
Palelni Mine, Khetchel Village, Molo Quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.4 × 5 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 2.0”




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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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm = 2.6” × 1.7” × 1.5”




Elbaite (variety rubellite).
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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  Burma (2003-2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 3.8 × 4.2 cm = 2.8” × 1.5” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”




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Spinel

Spinel with Calcite

DX70AF2: A single octahedral crystal that has some extraordinarily elongated faces that confer to it its prismatic shape. The crystal, on a Calcite matrix, is translucent, bright and has a deep red color, especially vivid when it is under an intense light. An excellent sample, very esthetic.
Pein-Pyit, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division  Burma

Specimen size: 4.8 × 3.6 × 3.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1.7 cm = 1.2” × 0.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV




Spinel with Calcite. Front
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Spinel with Calcite.
Spinel with Calcite. Top
Top
Spinel with Calcite. Top
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AUSTRALIA


Dravite with Mica and Quartz
Dravite with Mica and Quartz.

LF68AI4: Floater and complete single crystal composed of two prisms with rhombohedral terminations. It is translucent and bright with a dark Brown color and is partially coated by leafy aggregates of very bright Muscovite. The sample, an Australian classic with a good length, is from the Carlos Millαn collection whose computer card we’ll send to the buyer.
Yinnietharra Station, Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia  Australia (±1978)

Specimen size: 10.6 × 8.2 × 7.6 cm = 4.2” × 3.2” × 3.0”

Former collection of Carles Millan




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Chalcocite

TC17AH5: Group of very sharp Chalcocite crystals that are twinned, partially doubly terminated and very bright. The sample is from an exceptional find from which only very few were saved.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Telfer Mine, Telfer, Paterson Province, Pilbara Region, Western Australia  Australia

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 2 × 0.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.4”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
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Mimetite
Mimetite. Mimetite.

TB74AI0: Thick tabular crystal, complete and on matrix, with very well defined faces and edges and with a pale yellow color.
An excellent Australian classic that we’ll send in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label on which it appears that it was once in the Sullivan collection.
Mount Bonnie Mine, Sabine's Shaft, Grove Hill, Victoria Daly Regional Council, Katherine Region, Northern Territory  Australia

Specimen size: 2 × 1.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.4” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Mimetite

GH14W3: Very aerial group of short prismatic crystals beveled by the faces of a dipyramid. They are translucent, with yellow color and on matrix. An excellent miniature from a locality that is classic for this species.
Mount Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill, Victoria Daly Regional Council, Katherine Region, Northern Territory  Australia (±1980)

Specimen size: 2 × 1.6 × 1.3 cm = 0.8” × 0.6” × 0.5”

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

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 207



Mimetite.
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Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. With side light
With side light
Cuprite. Close-up
Close-up
Cuprite. Close-up with side light
Close-up with side light

TZ7AH5: Two Cuprite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with the main forms of the cube and octahedron beveled by the dodecahedron. The crystals, translucent, have vivid reflections of intense red shades.
We’ll send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Chillagoe-Herberton District, Tablelands Region, Queensland  Australia

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.8” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 1.0” × 0.7”

Former collection of Bob Noble




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Silver

TJ86AH5: Extraordinarily elongated octahedral crystal, with a very sharp spinel law twinning, with very well defined faces and edges and very bright.
A great Australian classic that we’ll send in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label in which it appears that it had previously been in the Willis collection.
Endeavor Mine (Elura Mine), Cobar, Robinson County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 3.4 × 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 1.3” × 0.2” × 0.2”

Former collection of Bob Noble




Silver. Silver.
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Cerussite with Crocoite
Cerussite with Crocoite. Front
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Cerussite with Crocoite. Rear
Rear
Cerussite with Crocoite. Cerussite with Crocoite.

TX87AE8: An unusual association. Parallel growths of Cerussite crystals with a prismatic shape, a color that varies between different grades of yellowish color and that are partially coated by small acicular Crocoite crystals. Traditionally such Cerussite is well known as “chrome-cerussite” but recent analyses demonstrate that it’s a regular Cerussite. An uncommon sample, very esthetic.
Dundas, Zeehan District, West Coast Council, Tasmania  Australia

Specimen size: 3.7 × 3.3 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 1.3”

Fluorescent short UV




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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 = 3.1” × 2.8” × 0.7”




Azurite. Front
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Azurite. Rear
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Pyromorphite with Malachite
Pyromorphite with Malachite. Pyromorphite with Malachite.

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TV89X5: Spheroidal aggregates, on matrix, of small Pyromorphite crystals that are very bright and with a greenish-yellow color that strongly contrasts with the deep green color of the Malachite on the sample.
Brown's Open Pit, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory  Australia (11/2010)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.1 × 2.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 1.0”




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Anglesite
Anglesite

TF90V7: Irregular aggregate of translucent and bright prismatic crystals with very well defined faces and edges, a slightly pink color and on matrix. We note that Anglesite, in well developed crystals, is a quite rare species at this locality. The sample is from the Natural History Museum in London, which obtained it from the H.S. Gordon collection from which it passed to the Earl L. Calvert collection. We’ll send the original label from the Mineral Department, British Museum, to the buyer.
Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales  Australia

Specimen size: 11.8 × 8 × 3.8 cm = 4.6” × 3.1” × 1.5”




Anglesite. Anglesite.
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INDIA


Quartz (variety amethyst)
Quartz (variety amethyst). Front
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Quartz (variety amethyst). Rear
Rear

TJ56AH2: Druse with a fan-like aggregate of very sharp crystals that are transparent, very bright and with a very deep color. A fine sample, very esthetic.
Kakamunurle Quarry, Karur District, Tamil Nadu  India

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5 × 2.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.7” × 0.3”




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Marialite-Meionite (Scapolite Group)

MK61R9: A doubly terminated floater crystal, completely transparent, bright, slightly yellowish. Both terminations are excellent.
Karur District, Tamil Nadu  India (2010)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 1.1” × 0.3” × 0.2”




Marialite-Meionite (Scapolite Group).
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Quartz with inclusions
Quartz with inclusions. Front
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Quartz with inclusions. Side
Side

TD47AH1: A novelty at Tucson 2018. Very sharp Quartz Crystal, extraordinarily clear and bright and with an esthetic inclusion, probably of Mica.
Manihar Valley, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh  India (06/2017)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.2 × 6.1 cm = 3.1” × 2.4” × 2.4”




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Quartz with Rutile 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 = 3.5” × 2.7” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 6 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 0.9”




Quartz with Rutile and Mica. Front
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Quartz with Rutile and Mica. Rear
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Quartz with Rutile and Mica.
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Quartz with Anatase and Chlorite inclusions
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.

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 = 7.9” × 4.4” × 3.3”

Main crystal size: 15.5 × 6.8 cm = 6.1” × 2.7”




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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 = 5.0” × 3.8” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV




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

MD97T2: Typical radial aggregate of this find, with crystals formed by the prism and the pinacoid, very bright and with a diffuse color zoning, green at the base and colorless on the termination, with white bow-tie crystals of Stilbite, and on basalt matrix.
Momim Akhada, Rahuri, Ahmadnagar District, Maharashtra  India (04-05/2004)

Specimen size: 10.8 × 7.6 × 4.4 cm = 4.3” × 3.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”




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Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca

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 = 9.1” × 6.3” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 3.5 × 2 cm = 1.4” × 0.8”




Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca. Fluorapophyllite-(K) with Stilbite-Ca.
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Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Front
Front
Doubly terminated Calcite with inclusions. Top
Top

TF46V4: Doubly terminated crystal, on matrix, with very complex forms. It is bright and transparent and shows a phantom growth in its central zone.
Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.1 × 3.2 cm = 1.7” × 1.6” × 1.3”




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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 = 5.3” × 5.0” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.1”




Calcite with Quartz. Calcite with Quartz.
Calcite with Quartz.
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Mesolite with Heulandite-Ca and Laumontite
Mesolite with Heulandite-Ca and Laumontite.

MF12R9: Slightly globular (so called "mushroom") growths of acicular crystals of Mesolite on a matrix of sharp Heulandite-Ca crystals and white aggregates of Laumontite.
Kannad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra  India (08/2009)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 9.6 × 4.2 cm = 4.6” × 3.8” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”




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Cavansite on Stilbite

MM16S7: Very well defined spherical growth of small dipyramidal crystals of Cavansite, on a matrix of basalt coated by crystals of Stilbite.
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India

Specimen size: 8.5 × 7.9 × 4.7 cm = 3.3” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”




Cavansite on Stilbite. Cavansite on Stilbite.
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Pentagonite with Heulandite-Ca and Stilbite-Ca
Pentagonite with Heulandite-Ca and Stilbite-Ca. Pentagonite with Heulandite-Ca and Stilbite-Ca.

TB56S9: Centered growths of very thin and elongated, almost acicular, crystals with very well defined faces and edges and excellent color and luster. On a basaltic matrix with white crystals of Heulandite-Ca and Stilbite-Ca.
Wagholi Quarry, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra  India (09/2009)

Specimen size: 4.3 × 4.3 × 3.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.3”




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JAPAN


Axinite-(Fe)

TD14W1: Parallel growth of very elongated crystals. They are translucent and have a brown color with mauve shades. A Japanese classic. The sample is with a handmade label of an unknown collection that we'll send to the buyer.
Obira Mine, Bungo-Ohno City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Region  Japan

Specimen size: 3.9 × 1.7 × 1 cm = 1.5” × 0.7” × 0.4”




Axinite-(Fe).
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INDONESIA


Quartz (variety chalcedony)
Quartz (variety chalcedony). Quartz (variety chalcedony).

EE66AE2: Aggregate, on matrix, with very aerial spheroidal forms that are translucent and have a very intense and uniform lilac color. We note, aside from the color, the fineness and the elegance of the simple, uncommon for the chalcedony.
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi  Indonesia (2016)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 5.9 × 6.2 cm = 4.5” × 2.3” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.5 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”




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THAILAND


Mimetite

TK56AD9: Aggregates and isolated crystals with very well defined faces and edges, some of them with hoppered growths. They are very bright, have a very intense yellow color and are on a limonite matrix. From a locality that has not produced good samples for years.
This sample has been noted and photographed in the Mineralogical Record magazine (November-December 2017, pg. 740)
Guatomo (Hat Yai) Mine, Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province  Thailand

Specimen size: 6.3 × 5.9 × 4.6 cm = 2.5” × 2.3” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”




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LAOS (Lao P.D.R.)


Azurite with Malachite after Azurite
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TP90AB8: Aggregate of very sharp Azurite crystals with very well defined faces and edges, extraordinarily bright and deep colored and on matrix, with botryoidal and fibrous Malachite. The sample has a better quality than the usual for the locality.
Khanong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhιt Province  Laos (Lao P.D.R.) (2015)

Specimen size: 9 × 6.2 × 3.3 cm = 3.5” × 2.4” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”




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Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite

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 = 1.1” × 1.0” × 1.0”

Former collection of A. Mayor

Fluorescent short UV




Scheelite with Quartz and Calcite. Front
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Scheelite with Calcite
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GV46P9: An esthetic miniature from a locality already historic. Its crystals have the dark tones typical of Korean samples, they have very well defined faces and edges and are very bright, with small coatings of white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea (±1985)

Specimen size: 3.2 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm = 1.3” × 1.1” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy. Number 358



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ME27AE8: Aggregate of very sharp pyramidal-shaped crystals, one of them clearly dominant. They have parallel growths, are translucent and have a very bright dark brown-violet color typical of Korean samples. The base is irregular but continuous because it is a single contact surface and is not broken.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 4.3 × 3.5 × 3.3 cm = 1.7” × 1.4” × 1.3”

Extremely fluorescent short UV




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Scheelite with Quartz, Ferberite, Cassiterite, Pyrite and Mica
Scheelite with Quartz, Ferberite, Cassiterite, Pyrite and Mica. Scheelite with Quartz, Ferberite, Cassiterite, Pyrite and Mica.

TA59AG9: From the past comes this parallel growth of two very sharp, rich-colored Scheelite crystals. They are on a Quartz matrix, with Ferberite and small crystals of Quartz and Cassiterite.
The sample is from the Pedro Goy collection.
Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju, Chungcheongbukdo  South Korea

Specimen size: 5.9 × 4.9 × 4 cm = 2.3” × 1.9” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.8 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Extremely fluorescent short UV

Former collection of Pedro Goy




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Scheelite with Quartz and Muscovite

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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 = 8.1” × 6.8” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.5”

Fluorescent short UV

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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