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70 specimens found
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Elbaite - Cats-eye Toumaline
stock #18-AX-7-540
Virgem do Lapa
Minas Gerais, Brazil
9.1 x 2.8 x 1.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $775


Silky "catseye" luster in these bicolor crystals makes a complex but impressive cluster. Most every crystal in this specimen is doubly terminated with one end pointed the other a flat basal termination. In impressive condition this is an older (25 years plus) Brazilian gem. The darkest colored areas are mostly opaque but the majority of the prisms are translucent and on thin edges transparent. With backlighting the crystals all show several areas of zoning, but in normal display these seem to have two main zones and silky texture is pronounced. Most of the faces have many tiny accicular crystals attached at jumbled angles, adding a nice sparkle in person. The longest crystal in this cluster is 8.5 CM. An excellent example of this style and habit not often available.
Topaz- Imperial gem
stock #16.1-162
Ouro Preto
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.3 x 1.9 x 1.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400


A sizable and fine elongated imperial Topaz from Ouro Preto with classic bright orange color. In person this is fully transparent and has glassy luster, a perfect pyramidal top termination and a more crude lower termination (doubly terminated) a chip is on the lower corner where this was removed it is not seen on most logical display angles, A contact along one edge is completely healed and recrystallized, overall this is in remarkably fine condition for such a large crystal. Wispy dark inclusions are noted and in the center of the crystal is the nice rose color that is especially desirable. Choice and better in person too.
SOLD Kyanite
stock #SOLD 18.1-700
Barra de Salinas Mining District, Coronel Murta
Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.9 x 4.7 x 2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A pair of intense blue terminated Kyanite crystals are joined in a V form. The Kyanites are translucent on the edges and one has a dark blue "racing stripe" that runs along the C axis. In fine condition and with deepest indigo color these are modern classics,. This specimen is a lot better in person and the color is much richer than the usual.
Elbaite- gem crystal
stock #18.1-336
Pederniera Claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 1.1 x .8 CM (miniature)
price: $380
Dec 2018

Bright green to blueish glassy luster tourmaline crystal in excellent condition. Nearly all gem grade, this weighs 6.5 Grams, and has only a few minor internal veils. Excellent example of this style from the great Pederneira Mine, there are no chips or flaws on the entire prism or termination, althouh this is inclomplete on the bottom end where it came from the matrix. That is not visible when displayed.
Elbaite on and in tabular Quartz
stock #16.1-563
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose de Safira
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.3 x 2.6 x 1.2 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $340
Dec 2018

A dark green to bluish pair of Elbaite crystals are laying on the flat face face of this tabular Quartz crystal. Very unusual and presenting an unique esthetic. The Tourmalines look nearly black in some light but with strong backlight the color and translucence is more distinct. The larger Tourmaline is contacted on one end but well terminated on the other, the smaller is doubly terminated. Aside from minor edge chipping the specimen is in fine shape. The Quartz is especially clear, completely transparent, doubly terminated and very glassy. Best appreciated in person.
Apatite (Fluorapatite in unusual form)
stock #16.1-245
Golconda Pegmatite district, Govenador Valadares
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.1 x 1.6 x 1.3 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Dec 2018

A strange form for this unusual gemmy pink Apatite from Golconda. This is a complete floater with no matrix or points of attachment, and no damage either. The crystal is curved and tapered with twisting evident as well. Certainly odd and far from typical, there is also a fadden-like inclusion running the length of the crystal clearly seen with any backlighting.
Brazilianite
stock #AC_349
Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
7.8 x 5.3 x 3.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $440
Dec 2018

A sculptural tower of Brazilianite crystals most of which are doubly terminated. An early 1970 vintage specimen with no matrix at all just several generations of Brazilianite in several habits nicely composed as a zigzag arrangement. In excellent condition, all the main crystals are undamaged, with 20X magnification, only a tiny chips are found in spots that are not seen on display, perfect by naked eye. The smaller crystals are transparent, gemmy and very lustrous, the larger ones have inclusions that are seen just inside the faces and give a more matte look but still have glassy faces outside. Not typical, the esthetics are fine and far better in person.
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.
70 specimens found
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