Corundum var. Sapphire
Mogok, Pyin-oo-Lwin District
2.5 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
A pair of Sapphire crystals are perched on each other showing perfect textbook form. This shows the classic habit with lightly frosted faces, translucent with some transparent gem areas. Almost colorless with a faint blue to yellow hue, this is complete, a floater and undamaged. A choice thumbnail with far better form than is typical.
A perfect, undamaged sixling twin with brilliant luster perched on contrasting dark matrix. From the only find that ever produced good crystals, very few perfect ones were ever found and few of those were on matrix. Now that the mine has been closed for years specimens of this calibre are only rarely available from old collections. Textbook form and top quality for the species. While this is a good deal more expensive than other Cubanites we offer, this is certainly in a class by itself.
A nice epitaxial combo specimen from the Deccan Plateau with odd but attractive esthetics. A main Calcite crystal has small spheres of Fluorite some coated by Calcite that are growing only on the crystal edges but not on any faces. Larger spheres of Fluorite and Quartz forms the matrix. In fine condition.
An odd but very attractive, zoned Tourmaline crystal that is clearly bent. Doubly terminated and with three color zones this in fine condition. A cluster of Cleavlandite blades is the only matrix. One termination is an uncommon slanted habit. This is an early Pakistan specimen from some of the earliest finds (1970s) that looks a bit like later Stak Nala material, but is from Gilgit area. A good value for a rare habit and nice esthetics.