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Andradite
Andradite. Andradite.
 

AB14AL8: Group of Andradite crystals on matrix, with the dominant forms of the dodecahedron beveled by the trapezohedron and lustrous black color with brownish reflections. Of excellent quality for the locality.
Berezovskoe Mines, Uspenskaya Mountain, Berezovskii, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Ural  Russia

Specimen size: 4.9 × 4.7 × 2.2 cm = 1.93” × 1.85” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1 cm = 0.43” × 0.39”




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Datolite with Quartz
 

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

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4.3 × 3.5 cm = 2.17” × 1.69” × 1.38”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.67” × 0.63”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



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

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

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.4 × 3.9 cm = 2.28” × 1.73” × 1.54”




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Datolite with Ilvaite
 

VB99AI0: Group of flattened Datolite crystals that are bright, translucent, have a uniform clear green color and are with black and very bright Ilvaite crystals. A Russian classic.
First Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (1996)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10.3 × 3.9 cm = 4.88” × 4.06” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.81” × 0.91”

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga



Datolite with Ilvaite. Datolite with Ilvaite.
Datolite with Ilvaite.
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Datolite with Quartz
Datolite with Quartz. Datolite with Quartz.
Datolite with Quartz  

TX51AG7: Aggregate of equant Datolite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are translucent, very bright and partially coated by clear Quartz crystals.
It is an old sample from the Richard Shupe collection (cat. nr. 6374) to whom we sold it in the past and whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 14.3 × 12.5 × 7.2 cm = 5.63” × 4.92” × 2.83”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.56” × 1.77”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



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Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite

Recorded under LED light
 

SV89AJ0: Large Pyrrhotite crystals with very well defined parallel growths, with an intense brass color and luster and on matrix with small Quartz and Pyrite crystals and twinned Sphalerite.
The sample was in the Desmond Sacco collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 9.2 × 6.5 × 6.2 cm = 3.62” × 2.56” × 2.44”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 3.5 cm = 1.85” × 1.38”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite. Front
Front
Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite. Side
Side
Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite. Side
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Calcite
Calcite.
 

M17L: Calcite with an unusual habit.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (1997)

Specimen size: 8 × 6 cm = 3.15” × 2.36”




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Calcite with Pyrite
 

MA68Z8: Aggregate of very sharp rhombohedral Calcite crystals with a second generation of lenticular crystals of the same mineral and druses of small Pyrite crystals that almost completely coat the rhombohedral faces. The sample is representative of the very varied mineralogical richness of Dalnegorsk.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 9.6 × 8.6 × 4.7 cm = 3.78” × 3.39” × 1.85”

Main crystal size: 4.2 × 3.3 cm = 1.65” × 1.30”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.
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Calcite
Calcite. Front
Front
Calcite. Top
Top
 

DM89AE3: The crystal, very large for the locality, combines a prism and a terminal rhombohedron, with very well defined polycrystalline faces. I It is translucent and bright with a very intense and uniform pink color. There is a small bit of Sphalerite at its base.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 10.2 × 8.8 × 7.8 cm = 4.02” × 3.46” × 3.07”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



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Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite
 

DY39AE2: Aggregate of Ilvaite crystals with bright and very well defined faces and edges, on a matrix of very platy Calcite crystals partially coated by small cubic Pyrite crystals. The Ilvaites from Dalnegorsk, relatively abundant some years ago, are now scarce, even moreso in this quality.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 5.6 × 3.8 × 3.3 cm = 2.20” × 1.50” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 1.8 cm = 1.50” × 0.71”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front
Front
Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite. Top
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Quartz
Quartz.
 

EF26R9: Group of translucent crystals of Quartz. They are slightly spindled and most of them are doubly terminated, and they have inclusions which clearly define phantoms.
Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (±1990)

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.2 × 2.9 cm = 3.19” × 2.44” × 1.14”

Main crystal size: 6 × 1.1 cm = 2.36” × 0.43”




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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz
 

EA62AL5: Groups of red Quartz crystals, elongated, many of them doubly terminated, intergrown, and forming very "sculptural" groups - a very different habit from the usual. Finds of this type of Quartz in Dalnegorsk were quite ephemeral and as they appeared, they quickly disappeared too, so it is not easy to get such elegant specimens as this one. The red Quartz is partially covered by a second generation of white Quartz.
Second Sovetskii Mine, 230↓, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai  Russia (±1998)

Specimen size: 15.5 × 11.4 × 6.4 cm = 6.10” × 4.49” × 2.52”

Main crystal size: 3.4 × 0.25 cm = 1.34” × 0.10”




Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Front
Front
Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz.
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Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite
Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite.
 

MT66AL5: Very aerial crystals of prase Quartz with polycrystalline surfaces with the typical tapered shape of local specimens, deep in color, on matrix, with small Andradite crystals.
Sinerechenskoe, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 6.1 × 3.7 × 3.9 cm = 2.40” × 1.46” × 1.54”

Main crystal size: 3 × 1 cm = 1.18” × 0.39”




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Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite
 

DR67AC4: Aggregate of crystals that have polycrystalline surfaces and with the tapered shape typical of the samples from the locality. The sample, very aerial and esthetic, is bordered, at the base, by small Andradite crystals. The sample is from the Desmond Sacco collection, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Sinerechenskoe, Primorsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5.5 × 3.3 cm = 2.56” × 2.17” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 5.8 × 2 cm = 2.28” × 0.79”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Rear
Rear
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Elbaite with Feldspar
Elbaite with Feldspar. Front
Front
Elbaite with Feldspar. Rear
Rear
Elbaite with Feldspar. Top
Top
 

MX89AK6: Elbaite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, with perfect terminal faces, with pyramid and pinacoid forms. The crystal, translucent and bright, is a different color from those known to date in this pegmatite, with pinkish-yellow tones that accompany the usual red color that is very intense on the terminal faces.
Sosedka vein, Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai, Far Eastern  Russia (2019)

Specimen size: 3.7 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm = 1.46” × 0.87” × 0.83”




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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar  

EH89AI5: Elbaite (rubellite variety) with simple and very well defined faces and edges and a very smooth pinacoidal termination. It is translucent, bright, has a very intense and uniform color and it is with a tiny Feldspar matrix with leafy Mica aggregates.
Mokhovaya pegmatite, Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia (±2004)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 2.99” × 0.94” × 0.91”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria



Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Side
Side
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Top
Top
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Elbaite (variety rubellite)
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Elbaite (variety rubellite).
 

EX74AH6: Two single Elbaite (rubellite variety) crystals, one of them doubly terminated and hemihedral. The crystals are with Albite and tabular Muscovite crystals and are translucent with an intense reddish-pink color with stripes of slightly yellowish shades.
Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 3.07” × 1.57” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 6.9 × 2 cm = 2.72” × 0.79”




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Axinite-(Fe)
 

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

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5 × 3.8 cm = 2.44” × 1.97” × 1.50”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.26” × 0.79”

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



Axinite-(Fe). Front
Front
Axinite-(Fe). Rear
Rear
Axinite-(Fe).
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Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Front
Front
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
Side
Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite.
 

EH93AI8: Twinned Cassiterite crystals with very well defined parallel growths. They are between transparent and translucent, very bright, have a dark brown color with golden reflections, and they are on matrix, with Muscovite and a white Albite crystal. Exceptional for the locality.
Merekski District, Bureya Massif, Khabarovsk Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.56” × 1.77” × 1.34”

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




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Gold
Gold  

NE74AJ8: A native Gold pebble, complete and bright from one of the most classic gold localities in Russia.
The sample is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published in the Russian magazine ‘Mineral Observer’ on page 71 in the volume 24, number 3
Asachinskoe deposit, Kamchatka Territory  Russia

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.1 × 0.4 cm = 0.75” × 0.43” × 0.16”

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio

Weight: 5.1 grams



Gold. Front
Front
Gold. Rear
Rear
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Tremolite
Tremolite. Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Front / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tremolite. Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Rear / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Tremolite. Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén
Top / Photo: Joaquim Callén

Recorded under LED light
Tremolite
 

TR37AL7: Flattened crystal between translucent and transparent with a fibrous appearance and a pearly luster and with curious very aerial polycrystalline recrystallizations. The specimen, of great quality for the species, comes from the prestigious Rock Currier collection (No. 6722), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Pamir Mountains, Viloyati Mukhtori Gorno-Badakhshan  Tajikistan

Specimen size: 10.3 × 2.3 × 0.8 cm = 4.06” × 0.91” × 0.31”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Former collection of Rock Currier



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Quartz (variety smoky) with Ferberite
 

DC89AJ0: Parallel growth of very sharp Quartz (smoky variety) crystals. They are partially doubly terminated, transparent, very bright, with inclusions, and are on a matrix of crystallized Ferberite with small Pyrite crystals.
The sample was in the Desmond Sacco collection whose label we will send to the buyer.
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 10.3 × 5.4 × 6.8 cm = 4.06” × 2.13” × 2.68”

Main crystal size: 8.8 × 5.7 cm = 3.46” × 2.24”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection



Quartz (variety smoky) with Ferberite. Front
Front
Quartz (variety smoky) with Ferberite. Rear
Rear
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Fluorite

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
 

DD57AM1: Group of Fluorite crystals with clearly dominant dodecahedron forms and with cube faces. Transparent, lustrous, colorless, on matrix, with Quartz crystals. A classic from Dalnegorsk.
Nikolaevski Mine, Dalnegorsk, Dalnegorsk Urban District, Primorsky Krai, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (07/2003)

Specimen size: 5.1 × 4.7 × 4.4 cm = 2.01” × 1.85” × 1.73”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.4 cm = 1.46” × 1.34”




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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica
 

TG76L1: Group of translucent octahedral Fluorite crystals, on a smoky Quartz crystal. The sample is from a locality where nowadays is quite difficult to obtain specimens.
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan (±1993)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.4 × 3.3 cm = 2.64” × 1.73” × 1.30”

Main crystal size: 3 × 2.6 cm = 1.18” × 1.02”




Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Top
Top
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Poteryaevskoe Mine

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

TQ89W8: Aggregate of Copper crystals that are pseudomorphs and perimorphs after octahedral crystals of Cuprite, with a second generation of small octahedral crystals of Cuprite with vivid reddish reflections.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 4.5 × 4.3 × 2.8 cm = 1.77” × 1.69” × 1.10”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.59” × 0.47”




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Copper with Cuprite and Silver
 

VF99AI8: Native Copper crystals that have very well defined faces and edges with the dominant octahedral form, very bright, associated with groups of octahedral Cuprite crystals that have coatings of Silver.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia (06-08/2008)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.2 × 2.7 cm = 1.97” × 1.26” × 1.06”

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga



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

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

Specimen size: 6.8 × 6.2 × 3.4 cm = 2.68” × 2.44” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.6 cm = 0.35” × 0.24”




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Cuprite
 

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

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.5 cm = 1.30” × 1.26” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.6 cm = 0.87” × 0.63”




Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Side
Side
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