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6 specimens found
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Manganite - classic locale
stock #18.1-399
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
3.4 x 2.6 x 1.7 CM (miniature)
price: $120
Dec 2018

A small miniature / toenail sized cluster of classic Manganite crystals with no matrix in fine condition. Good Ilfeld Manganites have always been considered the best of the specie and are usually very expensive in larger sizes. This smaller piece is in undamaged condition and shows the crystal form that is so distinctive from this classic old Harz Mountains locality.
Manganite
stock #15.1-452
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
5.7 x 4.1 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $320
Spring 2017

A fine, old German Manganite with very lustrous metallic crystals. Looks good on all sides but the "front" is a bit better. Typical crystal habits reaching to 3.3 CM. Some contacts and breakage keeps the price very low for one of these classics yet this still displays quite well.
Manganite with Barite classic specimen
stock #15.1-567
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
7.3 x 5 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $270
Winter 2016-17

A nearly pure mass of Manganite that is the matrix for a well crystalized vug filled with sharp Manganite crystals and white Barites. Ex Patricia Barker collection, this is a fine condition specimen and certainly a older vintage piece. Not quite the usual habit for the location, the crystals are sharp and lustrous
Pyrolusite /Hausmannite pseudo after Manganite
stock #ALEC-10-857
Ilmenau
Thuringia, Germany
7.8 x 4.3 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Post Tucson 2015

A very old piece formerly from collections of Ara Dildalion and William Hladysz, but likely far older. The forms of the original Manganite crystals are very clearly seen are are up to 6.8 C. The luster of the piece is overall a dull "sooty" black but some faces and terminations have a shiny black luster as well. This region is the source of the great classic Manganites that are especially sought after. This sort of Psuedomorph is not especially pretty but they are rare and this one has especially good form
Manganite w. Barite
stock #8.1-421
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
5.2 x 3.4 CM (miniature)
price: $380


From the most famous and classic locality for Manganite this is a very attractive recent specimen excavated from an adit discovered on an old dump dating to the 1500s. Much Manganite in collections can have several hundred years of history as the Harz Mts have produced the best materials centuries ago. This find produced a small number of good pieces some with very bright luster. Thius is a good example with excellent contrast with the calcite that has been partially etched away. This is also far more affordable than the vintage materials when they can be found!
Hausmannite pseudo after Manganite
stock #8.1-224
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts
Thuringia, Germany
7 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $390


A remarkable piece from the legendary classic Manganite locality of Ilfeld, this piece has many fine, large crystals to 3.4 CM in size standing out from the matrix and showing the Manganite form perfectly. Collected from a rediscovered 15th century dump and adit area in 2006, the site is now closed and only a small number of specimens were recovered. A fantastic Psuedomorph, a fine Ilfeld piece and a great bit of mineral history, this is a "black rock" with a lot of class and form!
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