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Quartz - scepter with Cumberland habit
stock #18.1-654
Boron Pit, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.8 x 1.7 x 1.6 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Spring 2019

Sceptered Quartz in excellent undamaged condition with the cap having no prism faces. The shaft of the scepter has several tiny Cumberland habit crystals arranged epitaxially, and which also have a yellow zoning. An attractive Quartz specimen of unusual habit from a find in 2018, this looks great from any side.
Quartz Scepter showing epitaxy
stock #18.1-655
Boron Pit, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.8 x 2.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $160
Spring 2019

A new find from the great Dalnegorsk (this from the Bor pit). Choice sceptered quartz in excellent condition, with no chips or dings that hosts smaller Quartz crystals in epitaxial arrangement. The shaft of the scepter is composed of hundreds of tiny oriented small Quartz crystals stacked in perfect epitaxial alignment. These crystals and the "accessory" crystals are of the Cumberland or "Beta" type with little or no prism faces just two terminations joined. The smaller accessory quartz are also epitaxially oriented and have some inclusions and adhering matter that gives them a yellowish color. Some have called these Citrine but I think this color is simply a result of these inclusions. A few tiny crystals of Hedenbergite are on the base of the shaft as well. A choice, undamaged example and a nice scepter with amazing structure when examined closely.
Calcite - unusual habits with Clinochlore
stock #15.1-589
Nikolaevskly Mine Dal'negorsk
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
8.2 x 4.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $350
Spring 2019

A complex older Dalngorsk specimen that displays very well from several angles. These Calcites are gemmy clear and some have sharp mushroom like caps on the terminations of Scalenohedrons. The face details and ice-like etching makes these especially impressive in person. In excellent condition as seen, this is not anything typical and certainly a great addition for any Calcite collection or Dalngorsk suite.
SOLD Sphalerite -
stock #SOLD 16.1-175
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
5.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Dec 2018

A super exotic, rare habit for Sphalerite to be in a column. Often called Stalactitic (not technically correct as there is no sign of a hollow central canal) these are very rare and the crystals are aligned in a remarkable way. In fine undamaged condition and with mirror bright luster, in person a slight twist can be seen as well. Choice and a modern classic from the great Dalnegorsk.
Quartz -included by Hedenbergite on Andradite
stock #18-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.
Meterorite- Sikote Alin
stock #0091-JM-1851
Paseka Village, Sikhote-Alin Mountains
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
4.3 x 3.1 x 1.5 CM (miniature)
price: $190
Late Summer 2018

A choice 53 Gram Sihkote-Alin meteorite that shows the pitting, ablation and fusion crusts on all sides, a so called "complete individual". This is one of the most famed meteorite falls from 1947, the resulting Iron meteorite specimens are the coarsest octahedrites known. This piece has sharp and distinct "thumbprints" and the dark color and luster for this fall. Ex John Marshall collection.
Quartz - Cumberland habit on Scepter
stock #17.AX-747
Dalnegorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District
Primorsky Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia
3 x 1.8 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $260
Pre Holiday 2017

Thumbnail of Cumberland (often called Beta Quartz) habit that is esthetically perched on a scepter stalk. The shaft is covered with Chlorite and tiny Quartzes also. The cap is in fine condition, showing complex growth patterns on some faces. The shaft is broken only at the base where it was removed and not visible in mounted display. A super quality competitive thumbnail that looks fine from any angle.
11 specimens listed
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