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85 specimens listed
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HOLD Eosphorite on Quartz (doubly terminated)
stock #HOLD 0128-JM-2142
Taquaral, Itinga
Minas Gerais, Brazil
10.1 x 3.8 x 2.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $185


A 10 CM, doubly terminated gemmy quartz crystal showing parallel growth is host to a rich display of Eosphorite crystals. No damage, the Eosphorite blades are in radiating clusters that reach up to 1.7 cm. Ex John Marshall collection, he obtained this piece in the 1970's. Good Eosphorites are uncommon, and this is an exceptionally fine one.
Beryl (zoned-milky white to Aquamarine)
stock #0126-JM-383
Palmital Mine, Minas Novas, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.9 x 3.6 CM (miniature)
price: $175


An unusual Beryl crystal, from a find several years ago (1960's) that produced these odd specimens. Bright glassy luster, a deep translucent bluish white zone at the base changes to a clear blue green near the termination. There is micro chipping on some edges, as all pieces had from this find, despite this the specimen is the most pristine I have seen of this style. A very different Beryl that is certainly rare!
Quartz (very unusual habit)
stock #9-BRA-246
Itabira, Itabira-Nova Era District
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.5 x 5.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $160


A very esthetic and very weird quartz! The second generation smoky quartz looks just like a gemmy Cassiterite or a Scheelite from some angles. The crystal is strangely distorted, some faces have grown far out of usual proportions and the whole looks like a very different specie as a result. In any quartz display, this will NOT just blend in! No eye visible damage on the secondary crystal, micro chipping seen at 10X magnification.
HOLD Rose Quartz
stock #HOLD 8 DK-018
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7 x 6.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $400


Really attractive and well composed, this is a fine "picket fence" style rose quartz collected over 20 years ago. Excellent color sharpness, luster and condition, this could be priced much higher in the current market. The milky quartz matrix and the depositional banding add a lovely contrast to this specimen. With a strong light and magnification I can find one chipped termination that is behind other crystals so is well hidden. Otherwise perfect.
HOLD Rose Quartz
stock #HOLD 8-DK-080
Pitorra Claim, Laranjeiras, Galileia, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5 x 4.1 CM (miniature)
price: $280


Rose quartz crystallized 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.
Tourmaline (Elbaite) in stacked prisms
stock #8.1-449
Golconda Pegmatite district, Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.9 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $425


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.
Elbaite tourmaline with Beryllonite
stock #8.1-446
Arqueana Mine
Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.4 x 6.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


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.
HOLD Tourmaline (Elbaite- Indicolite)
stock #HOLD 8.DK-060
Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.8 X 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $2400


A killer gem crystal! First the piece is unrepaired, and the termination of this is like a city-scape. Individual peaks are staggered in an esthetic array. Secondly the color is rich and rare, a deep Indicolite 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 something like this, it is reasonable for so much good gem!
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