Gypsum & Halite Crystals # PG01

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A super fine and gorgeous cabinet specimen! Featuring a cluster of very glassy, golden colored Gypsum crystals surrounding Halite crystals. Eight perfect "swallowtail twin" shaped Gypsum crystals share a matrix of cubed Halite. From a recent find when acquired at the Tucson 2007 Show, this top shelf specimen is one of the most striking examples from all the ones that I looked at. I took many pictures to show you what this gem is all about, but believe it or not, it still looks better in person! Super pristine!

Many thanks to Tom Moore of the Mineralogical Record,
for featuring this specimen in "What's new in the Mineral World Archive" - posted on March 13, 2008

Courtesy of the Mineralogical Record March 13, 2008

Dimensions in cm: 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.8
Largest crystal in cm: 3.0
Otuma Mine, Pisco, Ica, Peru

Specimen # PG01

Barite w/Dolomite # PB01

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A complex array of over one dozen, perfectly formed, gemmy window-pane blades of Barite crystals. They are growing every which way, on a matrix pink Dolomite. You can see the Dolomites on the lower left photo. From a recent find 2005 2006, this very exquisite miniature is very aesthetically pleasing -- and really cute specimen!

Dimensions in cm: 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.0
Largest crystal in cm: 2.3
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalias, Huanuco, Peru

Specimen # PB01

Gypsum Crystals # PG02

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A gorgeous small cabinet specimen, featuring a cluster of very glassy, golden colored Gypsum crystals. The main crystal is very large: 4.0 x 3.5 cm! In the photos above, note that the top of the main crystal is a "swallowtail twin" shape. From a recent find, and acquired at the Tucson 2007 Show, this specimen is a very striking example from all the ones that I looked at!

Dimensions in cm: 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.0
Largest crystal in cm: 4.0
Otuma Mine, Pisco, Ica, Peru

Specimen # PG02

Quartz, Sphalerite, Pyrite on matrix # PM02

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Dozens of beautiful Quartz crystals jut out from the base of the Sphalerite matrix. Additionally, a well formed, highly lustrous, and large black Sphalerite crystal is on the lower left side. It connects with a Pyrite crystal which displays "two baby twinned crystals" on its top, which really enhances this attractive cabinet specimen. A real beautiful cabinet specimen!

Intersesting facts:
Did you know how Sphalerite was named? Sphalerite (which is also known as Blende), comes from the Greek word "Sphaleros" meaning "deceitful" and "Blende" in German means "to blunder," as it is easily mistaken for Galena!

Dimensions in cm: 10 x 6.0 x 4.5
Largest crystal in cm: 2.5 (Sphalerite)
Huaron Mining District, Peru

Specimen # PM02

Pyrite & Quartz crystals # PM01

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Pyrite and Quartz Crystals Cluster
Huaron Mining District, Peru
Dimensions in cm:

7.0 x 6.5 x 4.5

Dazzling combination of several cubed Pyrite crystals measuring up to 1.5 cm across, mixed within a cluster of dozens of beautiful Quartz crystals up to 2.5 cm long. Very attractive and aesthetic small cabinet specimen.

Specimen # PM01

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