Attractive floater grouping of multiple pink octahedral crystals from Huanggang mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China. Crystal luster is good and faces are sharp. These specimens were mined in 2019. When backlit faint needles of hedenbergite can be seen as inclusions.
Veszelyite is a rare secondary Cu-Zn phosphate mineral. I have not often seen specimens for sale. This specimen consists of a reasonable size grouping of quartz crystals with a scattering of electric blue veszelyite crystals on the quartz. The specimen comes from Jinhonghe, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China.
Rather stout tourmaline grouping in pristine condition. The colors vary from a green to blue/green. Multiple terminations are all intact. The non terminated end of the group is pocket healed. This specimen is from Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.
The colors in this tourmaline are incredible. The base of the crystal starts with a pale blue/green which turns to a pink color in the center of the crystal. A slightly more intense blue green follows and leads to the ultimate thin cap of blue. The crystal is transparent. Overall length of this crystal is 3.9 cm. It comes fromPederneira Mine, Sao Jose do Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was original purchased by a private collector in the mid 80’s.
This specimen is a classic from Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA. As shown in the photos it varies from pink to green and is translucent. Both ends of the crystal are terminated. There are three small groups of lavender/pink lepidolite on the crystal. It was recently acquired from a private collection in California.
Two parallel crystals. Both are well terminated. Several smaller tourmaline crystals project outwards from the main crystal at the base. Color ranges from pink at the base and somewhat in the core to an apple green top of the crystal. Overall length of this group is 7.7 cm! This specimen is from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan.