Catagory :  GALLERY 5
Locality: Raywoo Mine, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.5  x 4 x 3.5 cm
A double terminated Epidote crystal. Most of the crystal faces are very lustrous,
while several have some sparkly micro titanite crystals that impart the
speckly yellow green you see in places.  This is crystalized all around and has a
bright luster that is much better than the average from this find.
Locality: Shigar Valley, Gilgit Div., Pakistan
Size:  4.7 x 4 x 3.8 cm
A 4.7 cm Topaz with a collar of snow white cleavelandite around it !
Lots of WOW factor in this miniature.
The tip poking thru the cleavelandite is gem clear with a flat termination and beveled
sides.The specimen sits naturally at a 45 degree angle on the cleavelandite.
Killer miniature.  Ex. Dudley Blawet, circa 1991
Locality:Doko, Basha Valley, Skardu Dist., Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size:  6 x 5 x 4.5 cm
A complete colorless Topaz crystal nested on crystalized Albite.
Almost a complete floater except for one contact area on the backside as
shown in the lower middle photo.
This is a most unusual and aesthetic Topaz.
Locality: Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huanuco, Peru
Size:  7.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm
Cluster of thick golden Barite crystals to about 2 cm on edge.
Very clean and damage free. Better than pics!
Locality: Virginia Crushed Stone Quarry, Loudoun Co., Virginia
Size:  7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
This was collected around 1995 by a local collector at a "closed" quarry and
is from a very limited find that represents some of the best Datolite found
in the traprocks in many years. This is a pretty large specimen from the find
as many of the specimens recovered were TN's and small miniatures.
TOPAZ with Cleavelandite
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Locality: Nickelville, Ambatondrazaka, Tamatave, Madagascar
Size:  5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
This is a large, terminated  5 cm tall x 3 cm thick Schorl crystal with about
four other crystals all attached and intergrown at the top of the largest crystal.
Quite a neat group.
Locality: Verchniy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 8 x 7 x 4 cm
A large plate of matrix completely covered with Axinite crystals up to about 2.5 cm.
The crystals are in excellent condition and it is difficult to find any that are damaged.
Very difficult to obtain in this size.
Locality: Angrevilliers, Essone, France
Size:  9 x 7 x  cm
A stunning cabinet size cluster of clear and tan colored Selenite crystals in very
aesthetic sprays. The longest crystals are over 9 cm long and double terminated.
Ex Ertel collection,1989
GYPSUM var Selenite
Locality: Sayan, Huaura Prov., Lima Dept., Peru
Size: 6.8 x 2.7 x 1.5 cm
A complete double terminated Ferroaxinite crystal almost 7 cm across!
I've never seen a Peruvian Axinite crystal to compare with this. It is damage free, glassy luster,
and appears to be a floater. Crystalized all around.
AEGIRINE on Microcline
Locality: Mt. Malosa, Zomba Dist., Malawi
Size:  5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
A top specimen of Aegirine, featuring a fine double terminated crystal 4.5 cm long with
many others all resting on white Microcline crystals. Superb aesthtics.
Locality: Djouga, Bufaulabe Cercle, Kayes Region, Mali
Size:  5.5 x 3 x 3.5 cm
Two large double terminated Epidote crystals in a floater group with no point of
attachment. Excellent satin luster and no damages.
Locality: Val Giuv, Switzerland
Size:  8 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm
An old Orthoclase Var. Adularia from the Swiss Alps.  
VBery fine luster and crystalized all around except where it was attached along
one edge.  Displays great and no tip dings at all.
Label from the 'Grenier Collection'
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  7.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
A very sharp Azurite crystal pseudomorphed to Malachite in a vug of ore rock.
Crystal measures 2,5 cm / 1 inch.  Weighs 1.5 pounds.
Really neat specimen.
Locality: Viloco, La Paz Dept., Bolivia
Size:  9 x 9 x 4.5 cm
A large plate of brilliant Cassiterite crystals on matrix.  Very impressive large cab
specimen. Some scattered crystal dings that really do not distract much and keep the price
way down for such a specimen.
Ex Collectors Edge specimen with label from quite a few years ago.
QUARTZ , Calcite, Sphalerite
Locality: Dal'negorsk, Russia
Size:  7.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
A central group of black Sphalerite crystals is surrounded by Quartz crystals jutting
out in all directions.  Many small disc shaped Calcite crystals are liberally sprinkled across
the entire specimen. Very aesthetic specimen.