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Bolivia004 - Vivianite - Tomokoni Mine, Machacamarca District, Cornelio Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Choice, large doubly-terminated gem crystal of vivianite. The crystal is a vibrant, deep green and completely transparent. There is a small amount of the typical sandstone matrix attached. A superb example from this find. 7.0 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm.

Price: $1,000.00
884.60 £664.40 ¥117,718
Bolivia007 - Augelite and Quartz - Machacamarca Mine, Colavi District, Saavedra Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia

Well-formed crystals of augelite to 2 cm on matrix with tiny needle quartz. Machacamarca was the first locality that produced well-formed augelite crystals! Nice specimen of this rare phosphate. 9.1 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm.

Price: $125.00
110.58 £83.05 ¥14,715
Brazil023 - Sceptered Elbaite - Pederneira Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Gem quality elbaite scepter with pink core.  5.2 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm.

Price: $900.00
796.14 £597.96 ¥105,946

Brazil031 - Hydroxylherderite on Lepidolite - Xanda mine, Virgem da Lapa, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

From the find in the late 1970's, this is an excellent small cabinet specimen of violet hydroxylherderite on a matrix of tan lepidolite. The doubly-terminated crystal on the left measures 1.9 cm and the large vertical crystal measures 1.0 cm. Both are undamaged. There are numerous smaller crystals scattered on the matrix. 7.0 x 5.3 x 2.1 cm.

Price: $950.00
840.37 £631.18 ¥111,832
Brazil036 - Brazilianite - Córrego Frio mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

From the type locality, this is a large specimen of translucent brazilianite crystals measuring to 6.4 cm. The crystal surfaces are somewhat rough, but the crystal form is good. Fluoresces a pale yellow under LW UV. 9.8 x 8.1 x 6.7 cm.

Price: $900.00
796.14 £597.96 ¥105,946
Brazil041 - Hydroxylherderite with Albite and Lepidolite - Jove Lauriano Mine, Linópolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil

3.3 x 1.9 cm crystal of hydroxylherderite on matrix with cleavelandite and lepidolite. There are numerous other smaller crystals present, as can be seen in the photos. Mined in 2004, this is the largest and finest specimen I have seen from this locality. Undamaged. 14.6 x 12.0 x 5.1 cm.

Price: $2,000.00
1,769.20 £1,328.80 ¥235,436

Brazil049 - Eosphorite on Rose Quartz - Ilha Claim, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Wonderful small specimen of doubly-terminated rose quartz on feldspar with a dusting of eosphorite. The rose quartz crystals have good color and luster, and measure to over 2 cm. The eosphorite is on both sides of the specimen. 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm.

Price: $95.00
84.04 £63.12 ¥11,183
Brazil052 - Topaz and Smoky Quartz - Mimoso do Sul Mine, Espírito Santo, Southeast Region, Brazil

Beautiful topaz and quartz specimen. The 5.6 cm topaz has an interesting etched termination. The smoky quartz has been reattached to the topaz. 8.1 x 6.7 x 4.6 cm.

Price: $600.00
530.76 £398.64 ¥70,631
Brazil065 - Fluorapatite with Bertrandite and Quartz - Golconda Pegmatite, Golconda District, Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil

The color of the crystals is superb, reminding me of the finest from the Pulsifer Quarry in Maine. The main face features two doubly-terminated crystals to 1.3 cm along with a smaller, unterminated crystal. Both main crystals have a partial coating of massive quartz. The color is distinctly zoned and lighter towards one end. Minor bertrandite is also present. 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm.

Price: $250.00
221.15 £166.10 ¥29,429

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