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Quartz - red acicular form
stock #12.1-252
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
6.7 x 5.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $290


The Russian red Quartz from Dalnegorsk is unique in the mineral world. These slender, tapering crystals tend to be darker red at the base and a lighter orange to colorless at the tips. This piece shows the habit and color very well. Minimal matrix and despite some tip cleaves the overall condition is better than most of these delicate sprays.
Danburite and Datolite
stock #14.1-214
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
3.4 x 2.1 x 1.8 CM (miniature)
price: $325


Gemmy light blue Datolite crystals clustered on a gemmy colorless Danburite crystal. The Danburite has some small etched zones that show re-crystallization, but overall this is a sharp prism. From Dalnegorsk, this is a choice miniature of these two species that looks fine from practically any angle. Our background for this specimen does not specify which part of the mining complex was the source for this piece but it seems certain to be from the Bor Pit. No damage; esthetic and unusual.
Datolite, Sphalerite and Cumberland habit Quartz
stock #20.FC-135
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
7.8 x 4.2 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $1100


Gem clear Datolite crystals up to 2.3 CM are complexly mingled with doubly terminated "Cumberland habit" Quartz and clusters of very sharp twinned Sphalerites. It is possible to see greenish inclusions inside some Datolites. This is a rich, undamaged multi-specie specimen from Dalnegorsk, that is especially fine in person. The more this piece is examined the more remarkable details are seen. There are many good Dalnegorsk specimens available in all price ranges, this is especially fine and well worth the cost for a superior specimen.
Galena
stock #20.FC-104
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
3.8 x3.6 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $780
Spring 2020

A strange and rare habit, I have only ever seen two of these "cruciform" etched Galenas, and this one is very distinct. The complex crystallization presents very well and the bright luster helps to show the cross off from several angles. The matrix in this case is a pair of Calcite crystals that act as a built in base so the specimen stands on its own. The specimen on close examination shows an impressive series of steps and terraces much like a topographic map where the summit is in the form of a cross.
Fluorite on needle Quartz
stock #19.1-761
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
9.7 x 7.8 x 6.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $330


The legendary Dalgngorsk deposits occasionally yield a modified cubo-octahedral Fluorite with ice clear windows. These are sometimes sitting on a nest of contrasting opaque slender quartz Tessin habit crystals. This is an choice example of this sort that is far better in person.
Quartz -included by Hedenbergite on Andradite
stock #AX-12-231
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.7 x 3.1 x 3.7 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Late Summer 2018

A scepter-like Quartz rises from a matrix of tiny orange Andradite Garnets. The Quartz is a deep blue-green, being thickly included by Hedenbergite (some of which sticks out of the Quartz). In fine condition- a cute miniature with a nice contrast. choice specimen that is affordable and esthetic.
Quartz with Pyrite
stock #16.1-387-(CN1997)
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
9.3 x 6.8 x 4.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Late Summer 2018

A very esthetic specimen ex Charles Noll collection. This is a bit of a mystery, The labels attribute this to Dalngorsk and the dusting of Pyrite looks just like some tiny pyrite found there on white Calcite, but this is on Milky Quartz in doubly terminated prisms. I can not find any other examples with this look, so we have tried to confirm the locality. I have been told this was probably from one of the very first waves of specimens to come from Russia which had many oddities not seen again. This fits with the collection vintage, and would make this a very special addition to any fine Dalngorsk suite. The quartz are doubly terminated, perfect all around and are epitaxially coated with tiny Pyrite crystals. An attractive arrangement and striking specimen unlike anything we have seen from any locale worldwide.
Fluorite- Ice cube habit on Calcite etc.
stock #AX-14-335
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.8 x 4.4 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $460
new june 17

Looking like partially melted ice cubes these are ultra clear habit Fluorites found at Dalngorsk more the 15 years ago. In excellent condition the Fluorites up to 2 CM are nicely contrasted with the matrix. It is difficult to photograph the gem clear perfection, the matrix is perfectly seen right through the crystals. Some very clear Fluorites still come out of this locale, but none are as clear as those from this older find, now a modern classic discovery. Super glasslike luster with no signs of frosting on the faces, even better in person.
9 specimens listed
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