stock #8 DK-162
Barra do Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
5.9 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
A big, fat multi colored parrelel growth Elbaite crystal with distinct zoning. Good color -this would cut some large and fine cats eye gems, this is also fluorescent and has two distinct color zones. This has been photographed for an upcoming article on Fl. Tourmaline. Real nice luster and undamaged except at the attachment point . A good value for a large and unusual Elbaite.
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
5 x 4.1 CM (miniature)
Rose quartz crystalized in a cluster with micro sprays of Eosphorite. Nice color and arrangement. Rose Quartz in crystals is only known from a few places and is very rare in general.
A fine zoned green gem crystal with a remarkable and rare termination. This looks like a reversed scepter as the inner termination rises above the base prism. Very sharp and clean, there are some very tiny chips on a few edges but not distracting at all. Pretty much all gem with green color ranging from yellowish to a deeper bottle green color.
A fantastic combination specimen, this is NOT common! Immediately obvious is the big, two-tone green Elbaite just under 7 cm long and over 3 cm thick. That would be a very fine and attractive specimen on its own, but the matrix is composed of dozens of sharp terminated Beryllonites to 1.3 CM long. The overall condition is excellent, there is some minor chipping that is not easily seen from display angles.
3.6 x 3.3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
A very fine prismatic central prism is joined by 2 other smaller "wing" crystals forming one half of the classic sixling twin. The crystals are all glassy yellow-green and gemmy with many inclusions. The central crystal is big at 3.3 CM in size and has minimal damage on the display side. The back of the specimen is contacted and broken but it is not in view from the display side. This is a good piece showing lots of form and character!
A killer gem crystal! First the piece is unrepaired, and the termination of this is like a cityscape. Individual peaks are staggered in an esthetic array. Secondly the color is rich and rare, a deep indicoloite blue grading to a deep bottle green. The luster is excellent and overall the condition is outstanding, no distracting damage or chips. Sizable too, so at a quick glance this looks dark and opaque due to the thickness, but this really glows with good lighting. The photos here have minimal backlight so the crystal is not "overlit" and unrealistic. You can really make it sing with stronger light if you want! Compare if you can find somthing like this, it is reasonable for so much good gem!
Deep gemmy green crystal with very unusual termination much like a Dunton mine, Maine but still distinctly different. The crystal is a flattened prism and the display side is relatively clean of damage (micro nicks of no real significance) the back and base have contacts and removal damage but it still displays well. It is a good gem crystal with a different look than any I have seen from Golconda.
For even the most jaded quartz collector! This is a very different and attractive quartz that is mostly clear but with some internal milky clouds. Very flat and tabular, average is only 1.3 Cm thick, and resembling a fadden but without any "string" visible. To make it a little more exotic, there is a very slight twist to the crystal so it technically a gwendel but just barely! I have not seen any other quite like this and gwendels that are not from alpine clefts are very rare indeed! Ther are two very tiny hard to find chips on the backside of this otherwise it is absolutely pristine,