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BJ01 - Fluorite. Yaogangxian mine, Yizhang Co, Chenzhou, Hunan, China.
Aesthetic group of cubic crystals of Fluorite, very sharp, bright, with very good transparency and with a beautiful blue color. The architecture of the piece is excellent. The main Fluorite crystal size is 2 cm on the edge. In perfect condition, without damage.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 3 cm
BJ04 - Sphalerite. Shuikoushan mine, Changning Co., Hengyan, Hunan, China
Glossy crystals of Sphalerite with very good transparency, excellent color and nicely disposed on matrix of quartz showing a great and nice contrast. Tha main gemmy crystal measures 1.4 cm x 1
cm. Very nice specimen in excellent condition, without damage.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 3.5 cm
BJ05 - Sphalerite. Shuikoushan mine, Changning Co., Hengyan, Hunan, China
Glossy crystals of Sphalerite with very good transparency, excellent color and nicely disposed on matrix of quartz showing a great and nice contrast. The main gemmy crystal measures 1 cm x 1 cm.
Also two gemmy crystals on the back. Very nice specimen in excellent condition, without damage.
Specimen size: 7 cm x 4.5 cm
Price: 150€ Available
BJ06 - Amethyst Quartz. Amatitlán, Eduardo Neri Municipality, Guerrero, Mexico.
Beautiful Mexican Amethyst. Some of the best Amethysts in the world came from the far region of Amatlitán, Guerrero in Mexico. The crystals from Guerrero are larger around the lower and middle part, tapering towards the ends, a good way to generally distinguish them from the locality of Veracruz, also in Mexico. The main large crystal is disposed on matrix accompanied by other Amethyst crystal and Hyalite opal. The colour is a deep reddish purple. The crystals show an excellent clarity with phantoms of colour along the prisms and with reflecting fluid inclusions. The cause of that colour is those Fe3+ atoms substituting for some silicon atoms. This one is an excellent Guerrero Amethyst suitable for a demanding mineral collector. For other Guerrero Amethysts click here.
Specimen size: 6 cm x 2.5 cm
BJ07 - Quartz with Rutile and Hematite. Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil.
Group of Quartz crystals with inclusions and coatings of Rutile crystals that have grown epitaxially on tabular Hematite. The Rutile needles show a
good luster and an intense color. They are very well defined and have the 60º angles between them that are dictated by the Hematite. Aesthetic and beautiful specimen in very good
Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 4 cm
BJ08 - Quartz with Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
This one is an excellent Panasqueira specimen. It is formed by a group of prysmatic crystals of Quartz with very good transparency and disposed on matrix. They are accompanied by twinned Cassiterite crystals with very high luster and good size for Panasqueira. This one is an excellent example of Panasqueira Cassiterite suitable for demanding collectors of minerals from this historical mine. In excellent condition.
Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 7 cm
BJ10 - Vivianite. Rosia Poieni mine, Muska, Alba, Romania.
Beautiful Romanian Vivianite specimen coming from the 2019 find. It is composed of a group of lustrous crystals with very good transparency, high
brilliance and a pleasing and intense emerald green color. The Vivianite crystals are disposed on a matrix of breccia rock. The condition is very good. One of the most relevant and the most important discoveries
in Europe since decades.
Specimen size: 9 cm x 7.5 cm
Main crystal size: 5 cm x 1.5 cm
BJ11 - Beryl, variety Heliodor. Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast
Floater doubly terminated Beryl crystal (variety heliodor), completely transparent, very lustrous, with very nice golden yellow color and showing the typical etched surfaces rich in very well defined dissolution forms. An European classic in pristine condition and gem quality. Video taken in sunlight.
Specimen size: 2.5 cm x 1.2 cm
BJ12 - Beryl, variety Heliodor. Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast
Floater doubly terminated Beryl crystal (variety heliodor), completely transparent, very lustrous, with very nice greenish yellow color and showing the typical etched surfaces rich in very well defined dissolution forms. An European classic in excellent condition and gem quality. Video taken in sunlight.
Specimen size: 2.6 cm x 1.1 cm
BJ13 - Spessartine Garnet. Tongbei, Yunxiao, Fujian Province, China.
Gemmy crystals of Spessartine Garnet with very well defined faces and edges. They are aesthetically disposed on matrix of Albite and Muscovite. The crystals have an excellent orange color, high luster and very good transparency. In perfect condition.
Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 4 cm
BJ14 - Pyrite with Quartz. Borieva mine, Madan, Bulgaria.
Very interesting new find from the Borieva mine in Madan, Bulgaria. Cluster of complex crystals of Pyrite with very high brilliance and vivid color coated by small Sphalerite crystals and
accompanied by a group of Quartz crystals. Attractive and aesthetic specimen in excellent condition.
Specimen size: 5 cm x 4.5 cm
BJ15 - Rubellite (Elbaite) Malkhan Pegmatitic Field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Chitinskaya Oblast, Transbaikal, Eastern Siberia, Russia.
Biterminated Rubellite from the famous pegmatitic field in Malkhan, Russia. It is composed of a flat pinacoidal termination on one side and multiple
prismatic terminations on the opposite side. It is coated by leafy crsytals of
Muscovite. Much better in person. No damage.
Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm
BJ16 - Pyrargyrite. Proaño mine, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico.
defined Pyrargyrite crystals with nice striations on the faces. The crystals are very bright and with reddish reflections and an intense and vivid red color with backlit. In very good
condition, without any noticiable damage. From an old find at this important classic locality. A very nice classic.
Specimen size: 3 cm x 2 cm
BJ17 - Amazonite. Smoky Hawk Claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Nice crystals of Microcline, variety Amazonite, with very well defined faces and edges and beautiful
color. Sharp form and unrepaired specimen in very good condition. Excellent value for a classic USA Microcline.
Specimen size: 4 cm x 2.5 cm
Nice crystal of Microcline, variety Amazonite, with very well defined faces and edges and with a top
grade color. Sharp form, undamaged and unrepaired specimen. Excellent value for a classic USA Microcline. Better in person.
Specimen size: 3.5 cm x 3 cm
Highly lustrous crystals of Pyrite forming a beautiful aggregate and showing fine striations on the crystal faces. From a recent find in Madan, Bulgaria. In excellent condition.
Specimen size: 4 cm x 3.5 cm
Aggregate of small lustrous crystals of Pyrite composing a nice and unusual Panasqueira specimen. In very good condition.
Specimen size: 7 cm x 5 cm