New minerals, April 2020

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AZ01 - Fluorite. Huanggang mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China.

Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Las Vigas amethyste
Pink Fluorite
Las Vigas amethyste
Las Vigas amethyste

Excellent new Fluorite specimen. It comprises a group of octahedral crystals with beautiful red color and very well defined faces and edges. From a new find at Huanggang, China. The combination of habit and color is one of the most sought after for this specie. With visible inclusions of byssolite fibers. This kind of Fluorites has previously come from the Alps and also a few similar pieces from Pakistan. This one is a very fine Fluorite from The Huanggang mine in very good condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 3.8 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ02 - Fluorite. Huanggang mine, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, China.

Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite
Pink Fluorite

Excellent Fluorite specimen. It comprises a group of octahedral crystals with beautiful red color and very well defined faces and edges. From a new find at Huanggang, China. The combination of habit and color is one of the most sought after for this specie. With visible inclusions of byssolite fibers. This kind of Fluorites has previously come from the Alps and also a few similar pieces from Pakistan. This one is a very fine Fluorite from The Huanggang mine in very good condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  4.5 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ03 - Amazonite. Smoky Hawk Claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA

Colorado Amazonite
Colorado Amazonite
Colorado Amazonite
Colorado Amazonite

 

Sharp crystals of Microcline, variety Amazonite, nicely perched on matrix of Clevelandite. The Amazonite shows a top grade color and stands out very well to the white matrix. Very elegant and aesthetic display. The condition is excellent, without repairs. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 3 cm x  3 cm

 

Price: 160€ Available

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AZ04- Fluorite. Diana Maria mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Durham, United Kingdom.

Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite

Gemmy crystals of Fluorite with the typical interpenetration twins. The crystals are very glossy with excellent transparency and an intense and deep green color changing to a satured violet color when passing to the sunlight. The Fluorites also show a strong fluorescence under UV light. From an English classic locality. In very good condition without  damage. Notice the colors of these Fluorites change depending on the type of light.

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x 5 cm

 

Price: RESERVED

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AZ05 - Fluorite with Galena. Diana Maria mine, Rogerley Quarry, Frosterley, Durham, United Kingdom.

Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite
Rogerley Fluorite

 

Group of Fluorite crystals accompanied by well developed crystals of Galena. The Fluorites have a very nice and intense green color changing to a violet color when passing to the sunlight. The Fluorites also show a strong fluorescence under UV light. From an English classic locality. In very good condition without  damage. Notice the colors of these Fluorites change depending on the type of light.

 

Specimen size:  7.5 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ06- Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira top apatite
Panasqueira top apatite
Panasqueira top apatite
Panasqueira top apatite

Excellent prismatic crystals of Fluorapatite on matrix with a very nice blue color and high brightness. The main crystals are in perfect condition without damage. Much better in person. Watch the video taking in natural light conditions. Notice the colors of these Apatites change depending on the type of lights.

 

Specimen size:  7.5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 260€ Available

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AZ07- Fluorapatite and Quartz with inclusions. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira Apatite
Panasqueira Apatite
Apatite Panasqueira
Apatite Panasqueira

 

A main lustrous crystal of Fluorapatite with a pleasing green color is perched on a group of transparent crystals of Quartz with Sulphide inclusions.  Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  4 cm

 

Price: 100€ Available

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AZ08- Fluorapatite with Quartz and Siderite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

lilac apatite panasqueira
lilac apatite panasqueira
lilac apatite panasqueira
lilac apatite panasqueira

Very nice combination specimen composed of a biterminated transparent crystal of Quartz accompanied by Fluorapatite crystals with nice lilac color and well formed crystals of Siderite. The condition is excellent without  damage. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x 2.5 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ09- Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

Panasqueira cassiterite
Panasqueira cassiterite
Panasqueira Cassiterite
Panasqueira Cassiterite

 

Twinned crystal of Cassiterite settled on a matrix of Muscovite. Very fine miniature in very good condition as seen. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 2.5 cm x  2.5 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ10- Cassiterite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

 

Panasqueira minerals
Panasqueira minerals
Cassiterite Panasqueira
Cassiterite Panasqueira

 

Group of Cassiterite crystals, most of them twinned, on a matrix of Muscovite crystals. The Cassiterite crystals have a high brilliance and nice and well formed twinings. Great Panasqueira Cassiterite in excellent condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:   6 cm x  3  cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ11- Sphalerite and Rhodochrosite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Rhodochrosite Trepca
Rhodochrosite Trepca
Rhodochrosite Trepca
Rhodochrosite Trepca

Superb specimen from the Stan Terg mine, Kosovo. It is composed of highly lustrous crystals of Sphalerite (Marmatite variety), most of them twinned, accompanied by nice spherical aggregates of Rhodochrosite composing a very aesthetic mineral specimen with a very good color contrast. In excellent condition. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  11.5 cm x  7 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ12- Bournonite with Arsenopyrite and Calcite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Trepca Bournonite
Trepca Bournonite
Trepca Bournonite
Trepca Bournonite

New find from Kosovo. Metalic silvery crystals of Bournonite with very high luster, forming cyclic twins with very well defined faces and edges and displaying the classic cogwheel shape. Nicely displayed on matrix with small lustrous crystals of Arsenopyrite and Siderite. Fine Bournonite in perfect condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 150€ Available

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AZ13- Bournonite, Pyrite and Calcite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

 

Trepca Bournonite
Trepca Bournonite
Bournonite Trepca
Bournonite Trepca

 

Small twinned crystals of Bournonite forming cyclic twins and displaying the classic cogwheel shape on matrix with small crystals of Pyrite and Sphalerite and coatings of white Calcite. A very good representative sample from the Stag Treg mine. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x 7 cm

 

Price: 80€ Available

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AZ14-  Pyrite, Calcite and Galena. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Pyrite and Galena
Pyrite and Galena
Pyrite and Galena
Pyrite and Galena

 

Aggregate of lustrous crystals of Pyrite that are very rich in crystal forms accompanied by Galena and partially coated by small spheroidal crystals of white Calcite. Very good specimen, much better in person. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  13 cm x  9 cm

 

Price: 110€  Available

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AZ15- Pyrite after Pyrrhotite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Pyrite after Pyrrhotite Kosovo
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite Kosovo
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite Kosovo
Pyrite after Pyrrhotite Kosovo

Group of Pyrite crystals with deformed cubic habit, brilliant, pseudomorphing clearly hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals and coated by small crystals of Siderite. The condition is excellent without damage. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x 8 cm

 

Price: 110€ Available

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AZ16- Galena, Calcite, Quartz and Pyrrothite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo. 

galena,pyrrhotite Kosovo
galena,pyrrhotite Kosovo
galena,pyrrhotite Kosovo
galena,pyrrhotite Kosovo

Very nice combination specimen formed of Galena crystals accompanied by aggregates of crystals of white Calcite, Sphalerite (variety marmatite), milky Quartz crystals and small rossetes of Pyrrhotite. In excellent condition as seen. Very good mineral specimen. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  11.5 cm x  7 cm

 

Price: 110€ Available

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AZ17- Pirrhotite with Quartz. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Pyrrhotite Trepca
Pyrrhotite Trepca
Pyrrhotite Trepca
Pyrrhotite Trepca

Groups of laminar crystals of Pyrrhotite in rosettes nicely displayed on a rocky matrix with small crystals of milky Quartz and Calcite. No damage. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  14 cm x 9 cm

 

Price: 190€ Available

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Fine minerals for collectors for sale, MChMinerals

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AZ18- Pyrrhotite with Calcite. Stan Terg mine, Trepca Complex, Trepca Valley, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

Kosovo minerals
Kosovo minerals
Pyrrhotite Trepca
Pyrrhotite Trepca

Parallel aggregate of sharp thin tabular crystals of Pyrrhotite, with a hexagonal shape partially coated by several well formed white Calcite crystals. The condition is very good without any noticiable damage.  Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ19- Rutile included in Quartz. Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil.

Quartz with Rutile inclusions
Quartz with Rutile inclusions
Quartz with Rutile inclusions
Quartz with Rutile inclusions

Some of the most iconic Rutile specimens in the world are those from Novo Horizonte. This piece is a nice example of the 2008 find featuring golden Rutile crystals which are included inside prismatic Quartz crystals. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  5.5 cm x  5 cm

 

Price: SOLD

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AZ20- Cassiterite. Viloco mine, Loayza Province, La Paz, Bolivia.

Viloco Cassiterite
Viloco Cassiterite
Viloco Cassiterite
Viloco Cassiterite

Group of very well developed crystals of Cassiterite which are very bright. The condition is very good. Some contacts on the edge of the piece where the piece was attached  to the mother rock that don’t detract the good quality of the Cassiterite specimen. Nice Bolivian Cassiterite at an excellent price. Watch the video.

 

Specimen size:  5.5 cm x  4.5 cm

 

Price: 90€ Available

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