Gypsum w/Alabaster # TUC0812

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Very aesthetic large miniature specimen of pristine, crystal clear Gypsum crystals, on a matrix of Alabaster. Razor sharp terminations, with incredible transparency...just stunning!

During the photo shoot, there was a lot of light bouncing off due to the reflective bright white color of the alabaster. There is a lot of detail going on at the base of the large crystals, along with some perfectly small Gypsum crystals on top of the matrix.

Dimensions in cm: 4.5 x 3.0 x 5.0
Largest crystal in cm: 3.0

FUENTES de EBRO
Zaragoza, Spain

Specimen # TUC0812
SOLD


Fluorite, Barite, Calcite #SFB01

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Dazzling miniature combo, from a famous locale in Spain. Beautiful cluster of purple Fluorite, white blades of Barite, and sprinkles of clear Calcite crystals. The Fluorites display some very beautiful purple coloring, and are very lustrous. It's my understanding that specimens like this are harder to come by these days. Superb quality throughout!

Dimensions in cm: 4.0 x 3.0 x 2.5
Largest crystal in cm: 0.7

La Cabana, Berbes, Asturias, Spain

Specimen # SFB01
SOLD


Pyrite Cubes on matrix #NP02

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Dimensions in cm: 9.0 x 8.0 x 4.5
Largest crystal in cm: 2.6 across

Pyrite Mine at Navajun
La Rioja, Spain

Specimen # NP02
SOLD


Large Pyrite Cube on matrix #NP03

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Coming from perhaps the most widely recognized pyrite locality in the world, to me they exemplify one of the very fundamental reasons which I believe attracts us to collecting minerals and gems in the first place. They are a true miracle of nature (and molecular arrangement that comes with it), that in this case, form into these perfectly cubed crystals!!!

A natural "sculpture" indeed! I personally hand pick out those which are very striking..."cubism" at its finest! This particular specimen features one large, perfect, Pyrite crystal on matrix.

Note the reflections, as you can see that the pyrite surfaces are literary like mirrors! Please note that in the last photo bottom right you can see reflections of my fingers and camera! The edges of this dazzling cube are razor sharp! This wonderful piece will make a striking presence in your mineral collection!

Dimensions in cm: 9.0 x 7.0 x 6.0
Largest crystal in cm: 3.5 across

Pyrite Mine at Navajun
La Rioja, Spain

Specimen # NP03
SOLD


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