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Titanite (Sphene) - gemmy crystals
stock #AC-366
Campo do Boa mine, Capalinha
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.9 x 3.8 x 3.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $340
Late Summer 2018

A brazillian specimen that was mined over 25 years ago. Very sharp, glassy twinned Sphenes on matrix up to 2.5 CM on matrix. The matrix is also covered on both sides with a druse of micro Titanite crystals that sparkle nicely. Some of the tiny Titanites seem to be untwinned which is rather rare but is known in a few specimens from this locale. The main crystals are well exposed from the matrix and show well from several angles. Some damage and contacts can be found on close exam but these do no stand out. The price reflects this, a good value for a very displayable specimen.
Apatite (CaF)
stock #18.1 -388
Sapo Mine, Goiabeira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.7 x 4.2 x 4.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Late Summer 2018

A fine cluster of Apatite (Fluorapatite) crystals with a silky luster and a hint of zoning. From the remarkable Sapo Mine which has been the source of many different forms and types of Apatite, but is now closed. An older specimen, this habit and color were quite uncommon. Very esthetic, there is a natural crack (not a repair) and contact on the backside that is out of sight from the display side. There is no damage, a very clean specimen. A few Muscovite books are the only matrix, the cluster of crystals are well isolated and the composition is elegant.
Apatite (CaF)
stock #18.1-391
Sapo Mine, Goiabeira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.2 x 3.5 x 2.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $390
Late Summer 2018

Stacked hexagonal prisms with super glassy faces and a deep green color. A Sapo mine specimen that in some ways looks like a Panasquira Apatite. Sapo produced many styles of Apatite over the years, this is a choice example of the non-tabular oriented type of prisms vintage 2004. Sadly the mine is not working anymore. In excellent undamaged condition, a pretty and esthetic arrangement.
Wardite -huge crystals with Wavellite etc.
stock #18.1-360
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 5.9 x 4.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $850
Late Summer 2018

A superb specimen with gigantic, perfectly formed Wardite crystals. Textbook perfect form and up to 2 CM across these are the best and largest Brazilian Wardites I have ever seen, and are top percentile for the specie worldwide. These are esthetically set on a complex mix of Pegmatitic minerals and Phosphates. Aside from the Quartz and Muscovite crystals the matrix also includes what are identified as Wavelite (radiating sprays and blue green balls) and what seems to be Fairfieldite and Guimaraesite. The main event however is certainly the Wardites which are a cream color and undamaged. Outstanding Phosphate specimen and a killer Wardite.
Elbaite- gem crystal
stock #18.1-338
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3 x .7 x .3 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $130
Late Summer 2018

Glass-clear gem crystal with perfect form and fine color. From older finds at the great Pederneira mine, this shows a slight color zoning and a bit deeper color near the termination. No damage. This is 100 percent facet grade gem and a choice crystal specimen.
Rose Quartz - large doubly terminated crystals
stock #18 AX-7-169
Ilha claim, Taquaral, Itinga
Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.3 x 4 x 2.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1100
Worldwide mix summer

Sharp undamaged rose Quartz crystals in a parallel position cluster. Individual crystals reach 3 CM and are all doubly terminated. Very glassy luster, good color and with just a small contrasting Quartz matrix. On close exam some curving faces are seen. Choice display piece that has strong display impact from several angles. Better in person too
Beryl var Goshenite with Clevelandite, Schorl
stock #18.1- 280

Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.2 x 4.5 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
Worldwide mix summer

A clear, colorless Beryl crystal with double termination (crude but complete) and very glassy faces. Fine transparency and interesting internal structures are easily visible. It is surprising how very uncommon colorless Beryl (Goshenite) is. This specimen is ex Les Hitchings collection, obtained in 1968 by him. A high percentage of this is facet grade gem, the backside is contacted and included by Clevelandite but overall the prism is complete and choice.
Pyrrhotite with Siderite
stock #18-AX-27-204
Morro Velha Mine, Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.5 x 3.8 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $390
Worldwide mix summer

An exceptionally fine, bright metallic hexagon of Pyrrhotite dusted with a few small Siderite crystals. Ex Larry Conklin, Terry Szenics collection. In excellent condition, this is an fairly old vintage Brazilian specimen from Morro Velha, and is the sharpest with the best luster I have seen. Morro Velha has the distinction of being the longest running Gold mine in the world, it is well known for good Siderite specimens but Pyrrhotites of any size are rare. This is a nice Pyrrhotite from anyplace but incredible for Brazil. In excellent condition.
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