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4 specimens found
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Apatite CaF -stacked tabular crystals
stock #16.1-657
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
3 x 1.8 x 1.6 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $440
Winter 2016-17

Clean and rich pink Apatite crystals in stacked epitaxial arrangements. From a small recent find at La Marina emerald mine. A few of the intersections and backsides are coated with unidentified micro crystals of what seems to be 2 differnt minerals, presumably Phosphates. The last time this style of Apatite was found was over 8 years ago. We had the good fortune to purchase a pocket at that time and several of those specimens were later illustrated in the Mineralogical Record, Lapis special edition etc. This small lot from the new find is of the same quality and habit as the earlier, now classic and unavailable material. Fine glassy luster and in very good condition as seen.
Apatite -Caf (Fluorapatite in epitaxial stacked form)
stock #16.1-656
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
4.1 x .9 x .7 CM (miniature)
price: $850
Winter 2016-17

Super form and esthetics for this distinctive style apatite! Rich pink Apatite crystals are in stacked epitaxial arrangements. From a small recent find at La Marina emerald mine. The last time this style of Apatite was found was over 8 years ago. We had the good fortune to purchase a pocket at that time and several of those specimens were later illustrated in the Mineralogical Record, Lapis special edition etc. This small lot from the new find is of the same quality and habit as the earlier, now classic and unavailable material. The display face of the specimen is in fine condition, there is a clean contact on the reverse side and a break at the base where this was removed but not visible in any normal display angle. This is the best we have seen of this style from the new find.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #8AE-616
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno District
Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $425
Winter 2016-17

A very esthetic 90s vintage specimen of very sharp clear Quartz hosting rounded Fluorite crystals with delicate blue color. After this one time Peruvian find there were no more of these and they are now only seen when collections are turned over. The main Quartz had the distinctive three sided termination and a 1.3 CM fluorite with a yellowish phantom. Choice.
Apatite- CaF prismatic habit elongated hexagon
stock #16.1-655
La Marina Mine, Pauna
Boyaca, Colombia
2.2 x 1 x 1 CM (thumbnail)
price: $380
Winter 2016-17

From the now famed La Marina mine this is a more rare habit of elongated prism Apatite. Sharp, choice and with great color this deposit more typically had flattened equant or stretched tabular forms. From the recent find this is the best example of the form we have seen.
4 specimens found
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