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Datolite with Quartz
Datolite with Quartz. Datolite with Quartz.
 

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

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

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

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



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Datolite with Quartz
 

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

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




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

TM86AL4: Very well defined Datolite crystal of good size, translucent, a uniform pale green with slightly yellow tones and on matrix with small very sharp Calcite crystals that also partially cover the Datolite.
Bor Pit, Dalnegorsk B deposit, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 7.7 × 5.6 × 4.6 cm = 3.03” × 2.20” × 1.81”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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.
 

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 = 5.04” × 3.23” × 3.03”

Main crystal size: 7.5 × 7 cm = 2.95” × 2.76”




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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 = 5.63” × 4.92” × 2.83”

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

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV



Datolite with Quartz. Datolite with Quartz.
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Pyrrhotite with Quartz and Sphalerite
Pyrrhotite with Quartz and Sphalerite. Pyrrhotite with Quartz and Sphalerite.
 

DV28AC7: Aggregate of thick tabular Pyrrhotite crystals with very well defined faces and edges. They are bright and on a Sphalerite matrix with Quartz crystals.
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 5.8 × 4.5 × 3.4 cm = 2.28” × 1.77” × 1.34”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.5 cm = 1.06” × 0.98”

With handwritten label from the Desmond Sacco Collection

€320 / US$358 / JPY38610 / AUD$523

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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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
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Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite. Side
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Pyrrhotite with Pyrite, Quartz and Sphalerite. Side
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Calcite
Calcite.
 

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

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




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Calcite
 

MB29AI8: Group of Calcite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and with the clearly dominant scalenohedron but very rich in other minor forms. The crystals are of great quality and are transparent and very bright.
The sample is from the Jordi Vilallonga collection.
Verkhnii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia (1992)

Specimen size: 9.6 × 5.8 × 6 cm = 3.78” × 2.28” × 2.36”

Main crystal size: 9.6 × 4.5 cm = 3.78” × 1.77”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Jordi Vilallonga



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Rear
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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 = 3.78” × 3.39” × 1.85”

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

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV



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Calcite
 

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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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



Calcite. Front
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Calcite. Top
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Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite
Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite. Front
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Ilvaite with Calcite and Pyrite. Top
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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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



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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 = 3.19” × 2.72” × 1.93”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 1.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.43”




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

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

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

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




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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Magnetite
 

LE36AK2: Quartz crystals with an unusual habit, curious "double" rhombohedral terminations, brilliant, bright red due to inclusions of Hematite and partially recrystallized. The specimen is one of the few that could be recovered in Magnetite matrix. From the Philippe Morelon collection (No. 593), whose catalogue entry we will send to the buyer.
Second Sovetskii Mine, 230↓, Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 8.4 × 8.2 × 8.3 cm = 3.31” × 3.23” × 3.27”

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

Former collection of Philippe Morelon



Quartz (variety red quartz) with Magnetite. Front
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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Magnetite. Side
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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Magnetite.
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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz
Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Front
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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. Rear
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Quartz (variety red quartz) with Quartz. 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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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”




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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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”




Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite.
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Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite
Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Front
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Quartz (variety prase) with Andradite. Rear
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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, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region  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



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Elbaite with Feldspar
 

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”




Elbaite with Feldspar. Front
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Elbaite with Feldspar. Rear
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Elbaite with Feldspar. Top
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Elbaite with Mica and Quartz
Elbaite with Mica and Quartz. Front
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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
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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, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 6.8 × 4.1 × 3.3 cm = 2.68” × 1.61” × 1.30”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



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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
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Side
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Rear
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Elbaite (variety rubellite) with Mica and Feldspar. Top
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Elbaite (variety rubellite)
Elbaite (variety rubellite). Front
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Elbaite (variety rubellite). Rear
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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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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 Plateau, Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyrskiy Autonomous Okrug, Zabaykalsky Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 3.8 × 1.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.50” × 0.71” × 1.06”

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




Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite. Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite.
Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite. Sperrylite with Chalcopyrite.
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Axinite-(Fe)
Axinite-(Fe). Front
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Axinite-(Fe). Rear
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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)



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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, Tyumen Oblast  Russia (04/2000)

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 1.5 cm = 1.50” × 1.34” × 0.59”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.9 cm = 0.59” × 0.35”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigó (Silvane)



Brookite with Calcite. Brookite with Calcite.
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Quartz (variety citrine)
Quartz (variety citrine). Front
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Quartz (variety citrine). Side
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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, Tyumen Oblast  Russia (05-06/2010)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 3.5 × 2.7 cm = 4.53” × 1.38” × 1.06”




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Eudialyte with Calcite
 

MA88AL4: Eudialyte crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a Calcite matrix, with highly profiled faces and edges and very lustrous, translucent, of an intense red color with mauve tones. A Russian classic of higher quality than usual.
Eveslogchorr Mountain, Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast, Northern Region  Russia

Specimen size: 8.3 × 5.4 × 5.6 cm = 3.27” × 2.13” × 2.20”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.47” × 0.43”

Calcite fluorescent short UV



Eudialyte with Calcite. Eudialyte with Calcite.
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Wiluite
Wiluite. Front
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Wiluite. Side
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Wiluite  

NC87AJ8: Pair of Wiluite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges and with an olive Green color. A Russian classic from the type locality for the species that is from the Carlos Prieto collection whose handwritten label we will send to the buyer.
Vilyui River Basin, Vilyuysky, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic  Russia

Specimen size: 3.8 × 3.4 × 3.1 cm = 1.50” × 1.34” × 1.22”

Type locality

Former collection of Carlos Prieto Paramio



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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”




Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Front
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Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
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Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite. Side
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Cassiterite with Feldspar and Muscovite.
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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, Perm Krai, Ural  Russia

Specimen size: 9.5 × 5.5 × 2.1 cm = 3.74” × 2.17” × 0.83”

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




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Crocoite with Vauquelinite
 

ER94AL5: Crocoite crystals with a very different habit to that of the Australian Crocoites, with a very short prism and almost equidimensional, on matrix, with small deep green Vauquelinite crystals. The specimen is from the type locality for both species.
Berezovskoe Mines, Uspenskaya Mountain, Berezovskii, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovsk Oblast, Ural  Russia

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5 × 2 cm = 3.07” × 1.97” × 0.79”

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

Type locality



Crocoite with Vauquelinite. Crocoite with Vauquelinite.
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Gold
Gold. Front
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Gold. Rear
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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, Far-Eastern Region  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



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Gold with Quartz
 

EV57AK7: A nugget of considerable size that still retains in some areas a few rounded cube-octahedral faces, and enclosing remnants of Quartz matrix. The specimen, which comes from Michel Jouty's collection, has been depicted in the magazine Mineral Observer, vol. 24 (3) of 2019, p. 71, figure 4, in an article about Ste. Marie 2019.
Siberia  Russia

Specimen size: 3.3 × 1.4 × 1.9 cm = 1.30” × 0.55” × 0.75”

Weight: 28 gram



Gold with Quartz. Front
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Anapaite
Anapaite. Anapaite.
Anapaite  

MF27AL3: Doubly terminated polycrystalline growths of bright, translucent crystals, with a vivid and uniform color, implanted inside a fossil bivalve shell in matrix.
Chernomorsky Mine, Eltigen-Ortel' Trough, Kerchenskoe deposit, Kerch peninsula, Crimea peninsula, Crimea Oblast  Russia

Specimen size: 4.2 × 3.9 × 2.5 cm = 1.65” × 1.54” × 0.98”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.51” × 0.39”




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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, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan (1997)

Specimen size: 6 × 3.2 × 2.2 cm = 2.36” × 1.26” × 0.87”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.55” × 0.51”

Calcite fluorescent long UV & minor fluorescence short UV

Former collection of Josep Amigó (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 René Hubin collection from Neupré in Belgium, whose label we’ll send to the buyer.
Dzhezkazgan Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 9.2 × 5.4 × 2.1 cm = 3.62” × 2.13” × 0.83”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.6 cm = 0.39” × 0.24”

Former collection of René Hubin

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

€340 / US$394 / JPY41940 / AUD$556

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Cosalite with Fluorite
Cosalite with Fluorite  

TF73AL5: Very aerial aggregate of needle-shaped Cosalite crystals, a sulphosalt of lead and bismuth, rare in quality collection specimens. The Cosalite crystals, with good terminations and luster, are covered with transparent Fluorite crystals. This piece comes from the Rock Currier collection (no.6166), whose label we will send to the buyer.
Solnechnoye Mine, Kara-Oba, Betpak-Dala (Bet-Pak-Dala) Desert, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 4.1 × 2.4 × 2.3 cm = 1.61” × 0.94” × 0.91”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 0.7 cm = 1.61” × 0.28”

Former collection of Rock Currier



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



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Itauz Mine

Cuprite
 

TR86AL6: Floater cube-octahedral crystal of Cuprite with very balanced cube and rhombododecahedron faces, with hopper growths on some of the faces and with very intense translucent red internal reflections.
We will send the specimen in its original Perky box from the Robert J. Noble collection, which also contains the label.
Itauz Mine, Dzhezkazgan, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.63” × 0.59” × 0.59”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€180 / US$201 / JPY21710 / AUD$294

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

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, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan (2008)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm = 2.17” × 1.42” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 4.4 × 1.3 cm = 1.73” × 0.51”




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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, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 11.4 × 10.8 × 3.6 cm = 4.49” × 4.25” × 1.42”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 0.7 cm = 0.59” × 0.28”

Former collection of José Luis Vallecillo



Copper. Front
Front
Copper. Rear
Rear
Copper.
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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
Rear
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., Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia (20-25/11/2010)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4.2 × 2.3 cm = 2.13” × 1.65” × 0.91”

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




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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”




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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Cuprite
Cuprite. Front
Front
Cuprite. Side
Side
 

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”




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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, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia (2011)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 × 2.7 cm = 1.38” × 1.18” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 1.7 cm = 0.98” × 0.67”




Cuprite with Miersite. Cuprite with Miersite.
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Miersite with Azurite
Miersite with Azurite. Miersite with Azurite.
 

TD36AJ1: Spheroidal aggregates of small cubic Miersite crystals with a greenish-yellow color spread on an aggregate of platy translucent very bright Azurite crystals on a limonite matrix.
We will send the sample in its original Perkin’s box from the R.J. Noble collection, also containing the collection label.
Rubtsovskoe Mine, Rubtsovsky District, Altai Krai  Russia

Specimen size: 2.7 × 2.4 × 1.1 cm = 1.06” × 0.94” × 0.43”

Former collection of Bob Noble

€150 / US$167 / JPY18090 / AUD$245

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Fluorite

Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz
 

GG37AK0: Group of octahedral Fluorite crystals on a matrix of white Quartz crystals, with polycrystalline surfaces showing the faces of the cube. The crystals have an unusual black color for Fluorite (antozonite variety). The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 48) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Akchatau, Shet, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 8.1 × 6.4 × 2.7 cm = 3.19” × 2.52” × 1.06”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.79” × 0.59”

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz. Fluorite (variety antozonite) with Quartz.
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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Front
Front
Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz and Mica. Top
Top
 

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”




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Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline
 

GX96AK0: Two octahedral crystals, one of them dominant, translucent with a uniform light green color and perched in a Microcline matrix partially covered by white Quartz crystals. The sample is from the Casado Margolles collection (number FRM 136) whose record we will send to the buyer.
Kent Massif, Karkaraly District, Karaganda Region  Kazakhstan

Specimen size: 9.2 × 7.5 × 3,2 cm = 3.62” × 2.95” × 1.18”

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

Fluorescent long & short UV

Former collection of Casado Margolles



Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline. Octahedral Fluorite with Quartz (variety smoky) and Microcline.
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