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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar
Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Front
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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
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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, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region  Russia (±2004)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 3.0” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Raúl Sanabria




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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, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region  Russia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 4 × 2.7 cm = 3.1” × 1.6” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 6.9 × 2 cm = 2.7” × 0.8”




Elbaite (variety rubellite). Front
Front
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Rear
Rear
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Elbaite (variety rubellite).
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Elbaite with Mica and Quartz
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Front
Front
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Side
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Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Top
Top

TD94AG4: Group of crystals in parallel growth, translucent, very rich in terminal faces, whose color is between olive-green and honey brown and that are partially coated by Quartz crystals.
Oktyabrskaya vein, Malkhan (Malchan), Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), East Siberia Region  Russia

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.7” × 1.6” × 1.3”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite

MA89AE7: Cubo-octahedral Sperrylite crystals, a rare platinum arsenide much desired by collectors. The crystals, that have the very well balanced faces of the cube and octahedron, are very well defined, extraordinarily bright, and on a Chalcopyrite matrix.
Talnakh, Noril'sk, Putoran , Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Eastern-Siberian Region  Russia

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.5” × 0.7” × 1.1”

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




Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite. Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite.
Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite. Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite.
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Datolite with Ilvaite
Datolite with Ilvaite. Datolite with Ilvaite.
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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (1996)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 10.3 × 3.9 cm = 4.9” × 4.1” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 4.6 × 2.3 cm = 1.8” × 0.9”

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga




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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (2001)

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

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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

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




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Datolite with Quartz

MC97Z1: Group of equant Datolite crystals partially coated by smoky Quartz crystals. They are bright, have a clear green color and fine parallel striations, perpendicular to the main axis, due to former flat crystals of Quartz already dissolved.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 12.8 × 8.2 × 7.7 cm = 5.0” × 3.2” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 7 cm = 3.0” × 2.8”




Datolite with Quartz. Datolite with Quartz.
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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 14.3 × 12.5 × 7.2 cm = 5.6” × 4.9” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 6.5 × 4.5 cm = 2.6” × 1.8”

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV




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Calcite

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

Specimen size: 8 × 6 cm = 3.1” × 2.4”




Calcite.
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Calcite with Pyrite
Calcite with Pyrite. Calcite with Pyrite.

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

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

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV




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Quartz

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

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

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




Quartz.
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Axinite-(Mn) with Quartz
Axinite-(Mn) with Quartz. Axinite-(Mn) with Quartz.

TR70Z5: Group, on matrix, of very sharp and acute crystals whose habit is very different from the Axinite-(Fe) from other Russian, French or Pakistani localities. Their brightness is excellent and they have a very deep color.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.9 × 4.9 cm = 3.2” × 2.7” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.1” × 0.4”




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Axinite-(Fe)

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

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

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)




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

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

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

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

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigσ (Silvane)



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Uvarovite

MB86AH0: Clusters and druses, on a rocky matrix, of very sharp dodecahedral crystals that are very bright with a very deep color. Some of them are more isolated and larger than usual for the locality.
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya (Sarany), Gornozavodskii, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region  Russia

Specimen size: 5.7 × 2.8 × 1.4 cm = 2.2” × 1.1” × 0.6”

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




Uvarovite. Uvarovite.
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Uvarovite with Amesite
Uvarovite with Amesite. Uvarovite with Amesite.

MC37AH2: Very sharp dodecahedral Uvarovite crystals that are very bright with a very deep color. Some of them are more isolated and larger than usual for the locality. They are on a rocky matrix.
Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya (Sarany), Gornozavodskii, Permskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region  Russia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 5.5 × 2.1 cm = 3.7” × 2.2” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”




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Quartz (variety citrine)

EC87AE5: Quartz crystals in parallel growth with very well defined faces and edges, transparent and bright, with inclusions, and with an intense yellow color that has areas of different color intensities and shades.
Olkhovka, Tyumenskaya Oblast', Polar Urals, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (05-06/2010)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 4.5” × 1.4” × 1.1”




Quartz (variety citrine). Front
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Quartz (variety citrine). Side
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Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase)
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase). Front
Front
Doubly terminated Quartz (variety prase). Rear
Rear

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

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

Former collection of Roy Foerster



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Chalcocite with Calcite

VD90AE4: Single and very sharp Chalcocite crystal with very well defined faces and edges, bright and on matrix, with acute scalenohedral Calcite crystals.
The sample is from the Silvane collection whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Dzhezkazgan Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan (1997)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Calcite fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigσ (Silvane)



Chalcocite with Calcite. Chalcocite with Calcite.
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Chalcocite
Chalcocite. Chalcocite.
Chalcocite

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

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

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

Former collection of René Hubin

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



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Copper

Copper with Cuprite and Malachite

TT37N4: Curved, extraordinarily elongated and flat crystal of native Copper that is on a dendritic smaller group. The Copper is partially coated by reddish Cuprite and small growths of Malachite. A very elegant piece.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan (2008)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.4” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.7” × 0.5”




Copper with Cuprite and Malachite. Front
Front
Copper with Cuprite and Malachite. Rear
Rear
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Copper
Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.

TG56AF8: Very aerial dendritic growth of flattened complex crystals, some of them with very well defined dodecahedral faces. It is bright and with small remnants of a rocky matrix. The sample is from the Vallecillo collection, Madrid.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.8 × 3.6 cm = 4.5” × 4.3” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.6” × 0.3”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo




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Poteryaevskoe Mine

Cuprite

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

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

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




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

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

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

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




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Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite

TV90S0: A novelty at Tucson 2011. Arborescent growths of octahedral crystals of native Copper perimorphs after Cuprite and partially covered by octahedral crystals of the same species that are very bright with slightly curved faces and edges.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Block 2-1, ↓100 m., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.7” × 0.9”

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




Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Front
Front
Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite. Rear
Rear
Copper after Cuprite and with Cuprite.
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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., Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

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

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




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Cuprite with Miersite

MT66W8: Aggregate of octahedral crystals some of them showing very small faces of the cube. The crystals, with very well defined faces and edges, are coated in some areas by lemon yellow crystals, isolated or clustered, of Miersite, a rare iodide of silver and copper.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (2011)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.4” × 1.2” × 1.1”

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




Cuprite with Miersite. Cuprite with Miersite.
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Miersite with Azurite and Cerussite
Miersite with Azurite and Cerussite.

EY11AD3: A novelty at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 2015. Cubic Miersite crystals, very sharp, transparent, with a greenish-yellow color and implanted on an aggregate of very bright Azurite crystals on a rocky matrix.
Poteryaevskoe Mine, block 6-1, oxidation zone, Rubtsovskoe, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Kray, Western-Siberian Region  Russia (08/2014)

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

Main crystal size: 0.1 × 0.1 cm = 0.0” × 0.0”




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Fluorite

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 , Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan (±1993)

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

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




Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Front
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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Top
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Octahedral Fluorite with Bertrandite, Quartz and Pyrite
Octahedral Fluorite with Bertrandite, Quartz and Pyrite. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Bertrandite, Quartz and Pyrite. Side
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Octahedral Fluorite with Bertrandite, Quartz and Pyrite. Top
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TR87M0: A huge size octahedron of Fluorite with echeloned growths that recall an Aztec pyramid. On a Quartz matrix partially covered by small Bertrandite crystals and Pyrite. A really great specimen.
Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert , Karagandy Province  Kazakhstan (±1990)

Specimen size: 15 × 12.5 × 11.5 cm = 5.9” × 4.9” × 4.5”

Main crystal size: 12.5 × 11.2 cm = 4.9” × 4.4”




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