20060 Cassiterite, Ferberite, Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A group of cassiterite crystals on a striated single ferberite crystal. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images.
20058 Mimetite, Guatomo Mine (‘Hat Yai’ mimetite locality), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province, Thailand
Zoned orange-capped yellow hexagonal prisms with small prism faces. Some twinning visible. Width 11mm. Stack of 130 images.
Single loose brown flattened dodecahedron diamond crystal weighing 0.35ct. Pale blue fluorescence. Crystal width 5mm. Stack of 90 images.
10074 Morganite, Albite, Quartz, Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field (Darra-i-Pech; Darra-e-Pech; Pech; Peech; Page), Chapa Dara District, Konar Province (Kunar Province; Konarh Province; Konarha Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
Pale pink morganite beryl, labelled as Pakistan but identified as Pech by Rocksaholics. Purchased at Keystone, priced at $290.
Superb cluster of azurite crystals. Very solid piece. Video best viewed full screen.
Sharp orange-red tabular/platey crystals. Locality likely Jianshan Mine, although not labelled as such. Labelled as Guangxi, China – no wulfenite listed in Mindat in this region. Recent similar specimens from seller are noted as Xinjiang...
Butterfly twin. Pink fluorescence. Video best viewed full screen.
An attractive copper specimen partially altered to dark red cuprite. Video best viewed full screen.
20052 Wulfenite, Calcite, Jianshan Mine, Ruoqiang Co., Bayin’gholin Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China
Sharp orange wulfenite blades, some with a dusting of white calcite on one face. Video best viewed full screen.
Pale “fibrous” termination on main crystal. No matrix. Video best viewed full screen.
Dull brown (metamict?) zircon crystal. Video best viewed full screen.
30049 Ferberite, Quartz, Tae Hwa Mine, Neungam-ri, Angseong-myeon, Chungju City, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
A group of parallel oriented sharp black ferberite crystals on a cloudy quartz crystal with a clear tip.
Particles of HOLOTYPE material of Mongolite – extremely rare niobo-silicate known only in two localities worldwide. Sample comes from ex-collection of Dr. E.I. Semenov (Semenovite-(Ce)) obtained by him from the author of the mineral Dr....
5664 Stistaite, Senarmontite, Ejei (Edzhei), Kuraminskie Mtn, Chatkal-Kuraminskii Range, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Micro-nugget ~0.83×0.52×0.20 mm of pure, analyticaly confirmed by microprobe Stistaite from placer of Edzhei river. Dark in BSE phase on the SEM image (which is megascopically white) is thin film of Senarmontite, covering surface of...
Two well-formed joined at the base crystals.
Single blue aquamarine crystal 17ct.
Single thin pencil of aquamarine. Labelled as Thuong Xuan (near to Xuan Le).
20003 Quartz, Huanggang (Huanggangliang) Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Two greenish opaque quartz crystals joined together. Not smooth faces.
Blue and green sapphires, some with good crystal form.
20020 Stony Meteorite, Fayalite, Ferrosilite, Sayh al Uhaymir 001 meteorite (SaU 001), Sayh al Uhaymir, Al Wusta, Oman
20g L5 chondrite meteorite. Found in 2000 but not from an observed fall. From the Meteoritical Society: Date: 16 Mar 2000 Latitude: 20°31.0’N Longitude: 56°40.0’E Mass (g): 408 kg Pieces: 1000’s Class: L4/5 Shock stage:...
Gemmy rich emerald-green fluorite octahedrons, to 15mm on edge, cover the matrix plate 75x70x25mm. This colourful two-generation fluorite is from a small 2016 find near Yiwu City, a very obscure locality in Zhejiang Province, China....
Lustrous purple “Grape Agate” with colourless-white calcite crystals, 60mm wide. From Joe George, aka The Scepter Guy, cascadescepters.com.
ncat JP0630 Babingtonite, Nashik quarry (Nasik quarry), Nashik District (Nasik District), Maharashtra, India
Labelled Poona. Most likely Nasik
5583 Khaidarkanite, Khaidarkan Sb-Hg deposit (Chaidarkan; Hajdarkan), Fergana Valley, Alai Range (Alay Range), Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Type Locality. Tiny blue crystals., Helmut Braith
Ex John Sobolewski, Matt Gibbs
Ex John Sobolewski, Matt Gibbs
Single gemmy colourless crystal, Hobart Show 2017
4717 Aksaite, Chelkar salt dome, Aksai Valley, Aktobe Province (Aqtobe Oblysy; Aktubinskaya Oblast’), Kazakhstan
Type Locality. Few perfect micro crystals of extremely rare borate mineral (part of holotype), eBay geo-trader. Jaroslaw Skupiewski
4718 Kurgantaite, Mt Kurgan-tau, Inder B deposit and salt dome, Atyrau (Gur’yev), Atyrau Province (Atyrau Oblysy; Atyrau Oblast’), Kazakhstan
Type Locality. Extremely rare chloride-borate of Ca and Sr. Part of holotype. This material is very rare, scarce and presents only in old collections and is completely unaccessible for collecting now., eBay geo-trader. Jaroslaw Skupiewski
4719 Satimolite, Satimola salt dome, Oral Rayon (Uralsk Rayon), Western Kazakhstan Province (Batys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Zapadno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast’), Kazakhstan
Type Locality. Chalky-white microconcretions of satimolite – extremely rare borate mineral. Part of holotype., eBay geo-trader. Jaroslaw Skupiewski
5540 Cavansite, Stilbite, Wagholi Quarries, Wagholi, Pune District (Poonah District), Maharashtra, India
Ex John Lewis collection.,
Single thin deep pink crystal 11.65ct, eBay seller
4681 Ruby, Jegdalek ruby deposit (Jagdalek; Jagdalak; Jagdalik), Surobi District (Sorobi District), Kabol Province (Kabul Province), Afghanistan
Two crystals in marble, Hobart Show 2017
5525 Hubeite, Calcite, Pyrite, Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Type Locality. Ex John Sobolewski, Matt Gibbs
Hemispheres of quartz (described as chalcedony, but not) with grey stilbite.
Chlorite and anatase inclusions in thin needle-like quartz. Minor white albite on quartz. Tiny brown rutile(?) on one quartz crystal.
A stunning colourless fluorapophyllite with a pink stilbite crystal all sitting on drusy quartz. The apophyllite measures 45mm across. Not my photo.
Cobaltoan lithiophorite cementing conglomerate from Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, formerly from the Arthur. L. Flagg (1883-1961) collection, catalogued as asbolite” with inventory number 3990 (black painted number & glued fabric strip). The two other...
10077 Chalcopyrite, Siderite, Ganzhizhou Mine, Meigu Co., Liangshan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Superb twinned chalcopyrite crystals, similar to one found at Mt Lyell in Tasmania. Mindat suggests chalcopyrite is doubtful from this locality.
10056 Wurtzite, Quartz, Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Perfectly-formed wurtzite crystals, doubly-terminated quartz, plus other sulphides? Purchased at Keystone, priced at $500.
Attractive cluster of chlorite-included quartz. 73x47x47mm.
Three sharp red cinnabar crystals on white dolomite. Ex Eugene Carmichael Collection (EWC 437), ex The Aesthetics Underground, Alberta, Canada.
ex Joan Lamond Collection, ex Harry Critchley
Type Locality. ex Joan Lamond Collection
ex Joan Lamond Collection
Golden barite crystals on green fluorite with minor purple edges and minor dusting of pyrite. 110x105x35mm. 532g. #590450.
Purple cubes of fluorite on double quartz crystals. 57x35x22mm. #500640.
10042 Topaz, Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Muscovite, Fluorite, Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Two bluish green topaz crystals on a quartz matrix. Minor arsenopyrite, muscovite and purple fluorite. 45x45x30mm. #520679.
4656 Preobrazhenskite, Inder B deposit and salt dome, Atyrau (Gur’yev), Atyrau Province (Atyrau Oblysy; Atyrau Oblast’), Kazakhstan
Type Locality. White fragments in a capsule. Ex Andrew Hodgson Collection (1686).
Small doubly-terminated quartz crystal with petroleum inclusions, many with bubbles (enhydros).
4605 Yoshimuraite, Taguchi mine, Shidara-cho, Kita-Shidara-gun, Aichi Prefecture, Chubu Region, Honshu Island, Japan
Tiny orange crystals embedded in matrix.
Jim Ferraiolo 6/2005
Jim Ferraiolo 6/2005
Jim Ferraiolo 6/2005
Klaus Brucksch 3/2005
Dehne McLaughlin 2/2005
Nice Japan Law twin. See http://www.irocks.com/minerals/specimen/1471. Ex Marylin Dodge Collection.
Hashemite as yellow crystals, ettringite colourless prisms
Type locality. Yellow crusts
Hiromi Yamasaki. Formerly kôzulite.
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1609 Aluminium, Bulla Island (Bulli Island; Ostrov Bulla; Khara-Zire), Caspian Sea, Qobustan District (Gobustan; Kobustan), Azerbaijan
Bulla Island (Bulli Island; Ostrov Bulla; Khara-Zire), Caspian Sea, Qobustan District (Gobustan; Kobustan), Azerbaijan
Thumbnail group of three interlocking crystals, previously in the Brian Shelton collection. Acquired from Cyril Kovac at the 2013 Waverley Show.
0930 Elbaite, Albite, Muscovite, Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Numerous perfectly terminated, colour zoned elbaite crystals artfully positioned on a matrix of albite which is coated by a nicely contrasting carpet of tiny white muscovite crystals. 55x30x25mm.
0905 Tantalite-(Mn), Elbaite, Albite, Paprok Mine (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
Blue cap elbaite with small brown tantalite 47x42x30mm.
0900 Elbaite, Quartz, Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Colourless capped green elbaite on side of quartz crystal 44x26x25mm.
Colourless crystals on matrix of celestine. Micro specimen of a larger piece (since let go).
0816 Elbaite, Albite, Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Pink cap multi-colour single crystal of elbaite. The crystal is doubly terminated and without any damage. 42 ct and 50x20x16mm.
0808 Elbaite, Lepidolite, Paprok Mine (Papruk Mine; Paprowk Mine), Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan), Afghanistan
Deep pink rubellite tourmaline cluster with dark green cores. 33 ct and 30x22x20mm.
0807 Elbaite, Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Pink cap multi-colour single crystal of elbaite. The crystal is doubly terminated and without any damage. 43.95 ct and 29x13x12mm.
0452 Muscovite, Cordierite, Indialite, Daimonjiyama, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki Region, Honshu Island, Japan
Acquired by Jake Slago from Alfredo Petrov at the 2013 Tucson Show. Rocks and Minerals magazine Jul-Aug 2006: The third sentence in this nine page article reads: As with the real blossoms, these stones, known...
0330 Helvite, Dolomite, Calcite, Chamosite, Huanggang (Huanggangliang) Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
White dolomite crystals on superb brown helvite crystals.
Tiny sharp golden fluornatromicrolite on albite, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Brown humite and pink spinel etched out of marble from Luc Yen, Yenbai Province (Yen Bai Province), Vietnam.