New mineral specimens, 2018 September

 

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AH01- Fluorite with Fluorapatite and Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
fluorite panasqueira
panasqueira fluorite

 

Aerial crystal of Fluorite nicely perched on a group of prismatic Fluorapatite crystals. Coatings of lustrous Pyrite complete this very aesthetic and unusual Panasqueira specimen. In excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 310€ Available

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AH02 - Rhodonite with Galena. Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales, Australia.

 

Rhodonite,Broken Hill
Rhodonite,Broken Hill
Rhodonite,Broken Hill
Rhodonite,Broken Hill

 

A classic mineral specimen. Brilliant crystals of Rhodonite with deep cherry-red colour. Accompanied by lustrous crystals of Galena. The aerial Rhodonite cristal shows a gem quality. Great old specimen. In excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4 cm

 

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AH03 - Amazonite with Albite. Smoky Hawk Claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA.

 

Amazonite
Amazonite

 

Attractive blue blocky Amazonite crystals forming a 5 cm x 4 cm cluster. Accompanied by Albite rosettes. A classic mineral specimen from USA. No damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 130€ Available

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AH04 - Amazonite with smoky Quartz. Smoky Hawk Claim, Crystal Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA.

 

Amazonite
Amazonite

 

Aesthetic classic piece from Colorado. A well formed smoky Quartz crystal to 6 cm in height accompanied by a fine crystal of Amazonite with well defined faces and edges and nice color. No damage, no repairs. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 230€ Available

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AH05 - Brucite. Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan.

 

Brucite
Brucite
Brucite
Brucite

 

Attractive large specimen from the recent find. It was mined early 2018. Color ranges from colorless to yellow with some patches of brown matrix. It is also visible the hexagonal crystal structure of the Brucite. In very good condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 13 cm x 6 cm

 

Price: 190€ Available

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AH06 - Roscherite. Linópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

 

Roscherite
Roscherite

Roscherite
Roscherite

 

A rare and well crystallized phosphate. Roscherite is a relatively rare hydrated berilium phosphate, only found in a few localities in the world. This specimen features several spherical aggregates of Roscherite on Albite matrix. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 2.5 cm x 2 cm

 

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AH07 - Columbite-(Fe). Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

 

Columbite Tantalite
Columbite Tantalite

 

Extraordinary well formed crystal of Columbite with very well defined faces and edges. This is a large, prismatic, lustrous crystal which hosts of one of the most sought after chemical elements for making vital metallic alloys. In excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 4.5 cm

 

Price: 310€ Available

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AH08 - Aquamarine Beryl. Erongo Mountains, Karibib, Namibia.

 

Aquamarine
aquamarine
erongo Mountains
Aquamarine Erongo

 

Nice Aquamarine specimen composed of prismatic crystals in parallel growth and accompanied by Albite and Schorl Tourmaline. Very good transparency and nice color. In excellent condition. Watch video. 

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x  1 cm

 

Price: 100€ Available

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AH09 - Schorl Tourmaline and Quartz. Erongo Mountains, Karibib, Namibia.

 

Powellite

 

Group of partially doubly terminated crystals of black Tourmaline with very well defined faces and edges and nice terminations. The Schorl crystals show a very high luster and are accompanied by crystals of smoky Quartzs. In excellent condition. Watch video. 

 

Specimen size:  6.5 cm x 3 cm

 

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AH09 - Manganocalcite. Gyudyurska mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgary

Manganocalcite
Mangano calcite
Manganocalcite

 

Group of well formed Manganocalcite crystals with a nice pink color and lustrous faces. Very fine mineral specimen in excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x 7 cm

 

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AH10 - Manganocalcite with Calcite. Gyudyurska mine, Zlatograd, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgary.

manganocalcite

 

Agreggates of Manganocalcite crystals with a nice pink color disposed on a matrix of white Calcite crystals. Aesthetic mineral specimen in excellent condition. No damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size:  9 cm x 7 cm.

 

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AH11- Cassiterite with Muscovite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
Cassiterite

 

Extraordinarily bright crystals of Cassiterite forming a cyclic twin with sharp and well defined faces and edges. On a matrix of Muscovite. The Cassiterite has a very notable size for the locality. Very fine Panasqueira Cassiterite. No damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5.5 cm x 5 cm

 

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AH12- Fluorapatite. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
Panasqueira apatite
Fluorapatite
Fluorapatite

 

Attractive Panasqueira specimen composed of prismatic crystals of blue Fluorapatite with a very well defined nice color zoning. The crystals show a high transparency and glossy faces. A cute mineral specimen. Minor damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 2.5 cm x 2 cm.

 

Price: 90€ Available

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AH13- Ferberite, Siderite, Fluorapatite, Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
Ferberite
Panasqueira Ferberite

 

Great combination specimen from the Panasqueira mines. It comprises perfect crystals of Ferberite with striated faces. They are accompanied by white Fluorapatites, lenticular crystals of Siderite, small crystals of Quartz and needles of Schorl Tourmaline. Floater specimen in pristine condition. Cute miniature from the Panasqueira mines. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm.

 

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AH14- Ferberite, Siderite, Quartz. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
Ferberite
Panasqueira Ferberite

 

Great combination specimen from the Panasqueira mines. It comprises a perfect biterminated crystal of Ferberite with nice striations on the faces. With lenticular crystals of Siderite and small crystals of Quartz. Floater specimen in excellent condition. Cute miniature from the Panasqueira mines. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm.

 

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AH15- Cassiterite with Schorl Tourmaline. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 
Panasqueira cassiterite
Panasqueira cassiterite
Cassiterite
Cassiterite

 

Group of twinned crystals of Cassiterite with very well defined faces and edges. The Cassiterites are very bright and are disposed on a matrix with many needles of Schorl tourmaline and small crystals of Siderite. This specimen is much better in person. In excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 10.5 cm x 4.5 cm.

 

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AH16- Ferberite, Quartz, Siderite, Schorl Tourmaline. Panasqueira mines, Aldeia de Sao Francisco de Assis, Covilha, Portugal.

 

 
Ferberite
Ferberite
Ferberite
Ferberite

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Aesthetic combination specimen from the Panasqueira mines. A group of well formed crystals of Ferberite are settled on a matrix of crystallized Quartzs and are partially coated by small crystals of Siderite. Some needles of Schorl tourmaline complete this fine piece. The condition is excellent. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 6 cm x 3.5 cm

 

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AH17- Lepidolite after Elbaite. Quintos do Meio, Parelha, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

 
Lepidolite post Tourmaline
Lepidolite pseudo Elbaite

 

Unusual specimen of Lepidolite mica pseudomorph after a single biterminated crystal of Elbaite with well developed flat termination of the pinacoid. The Elbaite crystallized first, later the geode solutions dissolved the crystal where pink Lepidolites crystallized. Nice pink color. No damage. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 2 cm.

 

Price: 50€ Reserved

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AH18- Tapiolite on Albite. Quixaba mine, Frei Martinho, Paraiba, Brazil

 
Tapiolite
Tapiolite

 

Uncommon specie composed of a sharp crystal of Tapilote-Fe that contrasts with the matrix of Albite. Tapiolite is an oxide and  an ore of niobium and tantalum. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 4 cm x 3 cm.

 

Price: 35€ Available

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