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 November 2008 Update

Kazakhstan and Russia

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7iddbgg-01   BERTRANDITE on MUSCOVITE  - $500
Kounrad, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
 8 x 7 x 3  cm

  
  

Lovely specimen with clusters of white Betrandite on rosettes of greenish grey Muscovite.  Also associated are cubic crystals of Pyrite.  ex Dave Bunk specimen, ex Collector's Edge specimen. 

 


5hhvsinr-02   PYRRHOTITE  - $700
Nikolaevsky Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
4.5 x 5 x 1.6 cm

 

 

Undamaged and with total brassy luster which cannot be duplicated with a photo.

 


0iddbtrs-03   HEMATITE  - $2000
Korshunovskoe Deposit, Irkutskaya Oblast, Russia
6 x 5 x 3.5 cm

 

 

Undamaged and a choice lustrous grouping of thick Hematite crystals.  Better in person.

  


3idrdiss-04   DIOPTASE  - $900
Altyn-Tyube,  Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan   TYPE LOCALITY
5.5 x 4 x 4 cm

 

  Unusually large lustrous undamaged crystals of emerald green Dioptase.  Undamaged except on the front view the lower most crystal and the upper right most crystal need a loop to see if natural or slightly rough on the high spot.  Dioptase from the Type Location.

 


1heddess2365-05   DATOLITE with QUARTZ  - $1800
Bor Quarry, Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 9 x 8 x 5  cm

  
  
  
  

  Undamaged gemmy pastel green colored Datolite crystal which is 8.5 cm across.  It it associated with bizarre and unusual Quartz on the surface and included into the Datolite.  This is a great specimen.  These Bor Datolite very seldom seen.  Better in person.  Photos did not do well.

 


5atdbls-06   SPHALERITE  - $325
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 10 x 7.5 x 3.5  cm

  
  
 

  Undamaged lustrous edge and corner modified Sphalerite.

 


7dddbtn-07   CALCITE , QUARTZ, SIDERITE  - $435  on hold
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 6 x 6 x 2.5  cm

  
  
  
 

  Aesthetic specimen with a pair of parallel Calcite flattened rhombs with several terminated tappered Quartz crystals in front of the Calcite crystals and speckled with brown Siderite.

 


3hhdwlr2700-08   FLUORITE  - $335
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 5 x 3 x 2  cm

  
  
  
  
 

  Undamaged gemmy lustrous water clear cubic Fluorite on a matrix of Sphalerite.  Stands up on its own for display.

 


1hhdblss675-09   PLATINUM  - $1500
Konder, Khabarovsk Territories, Russia Far East, Russia
 .7 x .5 x .5  cm

  
  
 
  
 

  A sharp undamaged complete cubic crystal of Platinum. This is a fairly large crystal for these and also has a small penetration twin.   Not dark colored as the photos show, color is matte silver.


1atrdlr-10   PYRRHOTITE  - $375
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
8.5 x 5 x 5 cm

  
  
  
 

  Brassy lustrous hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals.  Three minor nicks, otherwise undamaged. 

 


0atdwtrs-11   HEMATITE  - $2000
Zheleznorgorsk Deposit, Irkutskaya Oblast, Russia
5.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

  
  
  
 

 

Undamaged and a choice lustrous Russian Hematite specimen.  Better in person.

 


5atdbtn-12   SPHALERITE  - $150
Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 5 x 4.5 x 4  cm

  
  
  
  
 

 

 Lustrous compound Sphalerite crystal cluster on matrix.

 


1atrdnrs2117-13   PYRRHOTITE, QUARTZ, GALENA  - $1250
Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
12.5 x 10 x 7 cm

  
  
  
 

  Aesthetitic large specimen of brassy lustrous hexagonal Pyrrhotite crystals with several cubo octahedral crystals of Galena and a cluster of terminated Quartz crystals.  The Quartz cluster has two crystals broken off at the base which do not show unless looking down at the specimen.

 


3ecchnr-14   CALCITE, FLUORITE  - $150
Sakalova-Sarbai, Kazakhstan
 6 x 6 x 2.5  cm

  
  
  
 

  a stacking of flattened rhombs of lustrous Calcite with a 2.5 cm cubic Fluorite crystal at the base.  Undamaged Calcite crystals except on the back toward the base there is either some damaged or probably just contact.

 


1hhdbtrs2701-15   SPHALERITE, QUARTZ  - $1400
Dalnegorsk, Vladivostok, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
 5.5 x 5 x 4  cm

  
  
  
  
 

  An aesthetitic undamaged specimen with two 3-D Sphalerite crystals to 3.4 cm perched on a contrasting matrix with terminated Quartz crystals.  

 


6atrcns-16   WILUITE  - $100
Chernyshevskiy, Wilui River, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia (type locality)
 3 x 2.3 x 2.2  cm

  
  
  
 

This is a rare member of the Vesuvianite family from its TYPE LOCALITY. It is double terminated dark black brown crystal.  It is undamaged but has an indent of one time contact with another crystal. 

 


 
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