Mineral edition, February 2022

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BP01 - Vanadinite. Mibladen mining district, Midelt province, Morocco.

Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite

Group of Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit and very well defined faces and edges, good size, bright luster and a very nice color. On matrix. Aesthetic Vanadinite specimen from a new find from the Mibladen Mining District. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

 

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BP02 - Vanadinite. Mibladen mining district, Midelt province, Morocco.

Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite

Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit and very well defined faces and edges, good size, bright luster and a very nice color. Disposed on matrix. Nice Vanadinite specimen from a new find from the Mibladen Mining District. In excellent condition.

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x 4.5 cm

 

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BP03 - Vanadinite. Mibladen mining district, Middle province, Morocco.

Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite
Vanadinite

Group of Vanadinite crystals with a prismatic habit and very well defined faces and edges, good size, very bright luster and an intense blood red color. On matrix. No damage. Excellent Vanadinite specimen with a vivid color and very high luster.New find from the Mibladen Mining District.

 

Specimen size: 6.5 cm x 6 cm

 

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BP04 - Calcite. Longyan, Fujian province, China.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Calcite China
Calcite China
Calcite China

New find from China. Group of well formed prismatic crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and a marked zoning, these Calcites are known as "sandwich Calcites". The crystals have a light pink color in the center sandwiched between two zones with whiter sades on the edges. Under long wave UV light this form of calcite is highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow. Great contrast to the matrix of blackish grey limestone. Excellent Calcite from a new discovery in China. The condition is very good as seen. 

 

Specimen size: 10 cm x 5 cm

 

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BP05 - Calcite. Longyan, Fujian province, China.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China

New find from China. Group of well formed flattened prismatic crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and a marked zoning, these Calcites are known as "sandwich Calcites". The tabular crystals have a translucent zone sandwiched between two milky white zones. Under long wave UV light this form of Calcite is highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow. Excellent Calcite from a new discovery in China. The condition is very good as seen. 

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 6 cm

 

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BP06 - Calcite. Longyan, Fujian province, China.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China

New find from China. Group of well formed flattened prismatic crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and a marked zoning, these Calcites are known as "sandwich Calcites". The tabular crystals have a translucent zone sandwiched between two milky white zones. Under long wave UV light this form of calcite is highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow. Excellent Calcite from a new discovery in China. The condition is very good as seen. 

 

Specimen size: 7.5 cm x 5 cm

 

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BP07 - Calcite. Longyan, Fujian province, China.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China

New find from China. Group of well formed flattened prismatic crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and a marked zoning, these Calcites are known as "sandwich Calcites". The tabular crystals have a translucent zone sandwiched between two milky white zones. Under long wave UV light this form of calcite is highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow. Great contrast to the matrix of blackish grey limestone. Nice Calcite from a new discovery in China. The condition is excellent as seen. 

 

Specimen size: 9 cm x 6.5 cm

 

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BP08 - Calcite. Longyan, Fujian province, China.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China

New find from China. Group of well formed prismatic translucent crystals of Calcite with hexagonal shapes and a marked zoning, these Calcites are known as "sandwich Calcites". The crystals have a light pink color in the center sandwiched between two zones with whiter sades on the edges. Under long wave UV light this form of calcite is highly fluorescent with a beautiful rich orange glow. Excellent Calcite from a new discovery in China. The condition is very good as seen. 

 

Specimen size: 8.5 cm x 5 cm

 

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BP09 -  Brucite. Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan.

Sandwich Calcite China
Sandwich Calcite China
Top Brucite
Top Brucite

Spheroidal growths of Brucite crystals on matrix with a very bright yellow color. Apart from the excellent luster, the unusual quality and intensity of the uniform lemon-yellow color stands out. No damage. 

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x 3 cm

 

Price: 270€ Available

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BP10 -  Brucite. Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan.

Yellow Brucite
Yellow Brucite
Top brucite
Top brucite

Botryoidal aggregates of Brucite on matrix. Apart from the excellent luster, the unusual quality and intensity of the uniform lemon-yellow color stands out. No damage.

 

Specimen size:  8 cm x  5 cm

 

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BP11 - Kunzite. Kunar Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

pink kunzite
Kunzite gem
Kunzite

kunzite
Kunzite Afghanistan
Kunzite specimen

Very well developed prismatic crystal of Spodumene, variety Kunzite, with a nice pink color, very good transparency and good luster. The faces and edges of the prysm are very well defined with a fine and sharp termination. A gemmy Kunzite in excellent condition, no damage. 

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x  3.5 cm

 

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BP13 - Red Beryl. Ruby Violet Claim, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah, USA

Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah

Single terminated Beryl (variety red beryl) crystal with well defined faces and edges and terminal faces. It is translucent with a nice red color and disposed on a white rhyolite matrix with stunning contrast. An excellent American classic that has disappeared from the market due to the cessation of work on the deposit. These specimens are currently very scarce and reach quite high prices, this one represents a very good value for the specie.

 

Specimen size:  2 cm x  1.8 cm

 

Price: 190€ Available

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BP14 - Red Beryl. Ruby Violet Claim, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah, USA

Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah
Red Beryl Utah

Single terminated Beryl (variety red beryl) crystal with well defined faces and edges and terminal faces. It is translucent to transparent, very bright, with an intense and deep red color and disposed on a white rhyolite matrix with stunning contrast. An excellent American classic that has disappeared from the market due to the cessation of work on the deposit. These specimens are currently very scarce and reach quite high prices, this one represents a very good value for the specie.

 

Specimen size:  2.5 cm x  2 cm

 

Price: 220€ Available

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BP15 - Apophyllite with Stilbite. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Apophyllite
Apophyllite
Apophyllite
Apophyllite

This specimen features doubly terminated Apophyllite crystals forming a bow-tie cluster, with a pleasant apple-green color and very good transparency. Disposed on a matrix of very well formed Stilbite crystals. Great contrast. No damage. 

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x 4 cm

 

Price: 100€ Available

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BP17 - Apophyllite with Stilbite. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Apophyllite
Apophyllite
Apophyllite
Apophyllite

This specimen features doubly terminated Apophyllite crystals forming bow-tie clusters, with a pleasant apple-green color and very good transparency. Disposed on a matrix of very well formed stilbite crystals. Great contrast to the matrix. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 6.5 cm

 

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BP18 - Apophyllite with Stilbite. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Apophyllite
Apophyllite
Apophyllite

This specimen features doubly terminated Apophyllite crystals forming bow-tie clusters, with a pleasant apple-green color and very good transparency. Disposed on a matrix of very well formed stilbite crystals. Great contrast to the matrix. No damage.

 

Specimen size: 7 cm x 5.5 cm

 

Price: 100€ Available

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BP20- Amethyst Quartz. Chibuku mine, Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe.

Moscona fluorite

Nice scepter of Amethyst Quartz with very well defined faces and edges. The crystal is transparent , very bright and with an intense and vivid purple color.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 2 cm

 

Price: 130€ Reserved

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BP21 - Powellite on Heulandite. Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

Powellite
Powellite
Powellite
Powellite

Powellite crystals with very well defined faces and edges and octahedral shapes, disposed on a matrix of light pink Heulandite. The crystal are very bright and with a nice yellow-orange color.  

 

Specimen size: 8 cm x 7 cm

 

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BP22- Fluorite and Fluorapatite with Pyrite. Panasqueira mines, Barroca Grande, Portugal.

fluorite panasqueira
panasqueira fluorite

Aerial crystal of Fluorite with an intense violet color. It is perched on a group of prismatic Fluorapatite crystals with striated faces and white color. Coatings of lustrous small Pyrite crystals complete this aesthetic and unusual Panasqueira specimen. In excellent condition. Watch video.

 

Specimen size: 5 cm x 3.5 cm

 

Price: 280€ Available

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BP23- Vivianite. Huanuni mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro, Bolivia. 

diana maria mine
diana maria mine

Well developed crystal of Vivianite with a deep green internal color and nicely disposed on a matrix of Siderite and Muscovite. The crystal measures 3 cm x 1.5 cm. Nice and aesthetic Vivianite specimen. It is in excellent condition, without damage.

     

Specimen size: 6 cm x 3 cm

Crystal size: 3 cm x 1.5 cm

 

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