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One elegant specimens size range remarkable pocket piece better luster
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
One of the more elegant specimens in its size range from this one remarkable pocket, this piece has better luster and sharper crystals than most others. A thin septa of greenstone forms the matrix for a gorgeous cluster of thin tabular, lustrous, battleship-gray crystals of djurleite to 1.9 cm in length. They are razor-sharp! Most of the crystals exhibit shallow hopper growth along their long face... Read more
A fine display specimen elegant tabular slightly lustrous iridescent
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.0 x 1.6 cm
A very fine display specimen with elegant tabular, slightly lustrous and iridescent, superbly crystallized djurleite crystals to 1.6 cm across. They are nicely emplaced on a thin layer of matrix. Djurleite from this Moroccan deposit reaches its worldwide zenith, thanks to the size and quality of the crystals. This plate shows off sharp, superb crystals with great form all around, though it has one... Read more
Sharp djurleite crystals matrix Two tabular crystals measuring 3 cm
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
Sharp djurleite crystals on matrix! Two thin tabular crystals, measuring 3 cm across dominate a well trimmed matrix. The larger of the two crystals is doubly terminated and appears to be in the early stages of the sharp hopper growth that shows up on more fat crystals of this pocket. Delicate, sharp, textbook crystals!
An exquisite miniature thick textbook shaped djurleite crystals
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
An exquisite miniature with several thick textbook-shaped djurleite crystals, aesthetically perched on a sliver of matrix. The crystals, to 1.4 cm across, are perfectly formed and show amazing beveled edges. For the species, this kind of sharpness is almost unheard of. Although small in size compared to some pieces in this update, the sheer sharpness of these crystals atop, is exquisite and import... Read more
A flat laying crystal djurleite forms matrix upright highly lustrous
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Thumbnail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
A flat-laying crystal of djurleite forms the matrix for an upright, thin, highly lustrous, dark gray, doubly-terminated djurleite crystal measuring 2.2 cm across. Smartly perched, it makes for a large thumbnail specimen and a nice representative of the pocket. Small nicks atop reduce value from over $1000 if it were perfect, to a very much lower price - though it is still a quite nice example from... Read more
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A choice thumbnail memorable Perched matrix tabular matte lustered
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 2.0 x 0.8 cm
A choice thumbnail from this very memorable find...Perched on matrix are a few, thin tabular, matte lustered, dark gray crystals of djurleite, highlighted by a crystal measuring 1.3 cm across. This crystal shows intricate hoppered growth along the front, and is quite nice to look at.
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A sculptural cluster crystals great pocket forming fine thumbnail
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
A sculptural cluster of crystals from this great pocket, forming a fine thumbnail specimen. Thin tabular, lustrous, dark gray crystals of djurleite, to 1.2 cm across, are stacked on a sliver of matrix. Some of the crystals are doubly terminated, highlighted by the largest crystal perched at the top. The visual look from each side is totally different. From one side, they look flat and thin. From t... Read more
A gorgeous rich blue color superb glassy luster damage makes fine
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 5.3 x 1.5 cm
A gorgeous, rich blue color, superb glassy luster, and no damage makes for a fine display specimen of this rare phosphate. Thin layers of limonite form the matrix for a sold mass of highly lustrous, deepest, dark blue lazulite, in crystals, to 1 cm in length. Gemmy areas in the crystals emit neon blue highlights, hard to convey in photos. While many plates of lazulite came out in the past, mostly... Read more
One beautiful specimens I seen years fat 3 dimensional crystals
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Miniature, 5.8 x 4.0 x 2.2 cm
One of the most beautiful such specimens I have seen over the years, the fat and 3-dimensional crystals on this specimen stand up much more from matrix than most. A shallow concave vug is lined with highly lustrous, indigo blue, crystals of lazulite, to 1.3 cm in length. Several crystals are gemmy enough to emit a rich blue hue. It is not too dark, as so many are. Neither is it too light in color,... Read more
A superb cluster dark indigo blue lustrous lazulite crystals 8 mm
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.6 x 1.1 cm
A superb cluster of dark, indigo blue, lustrous, lazulite with crystals to 8 mm in length. Lighter neon blue highlights are plentiful. This is a fine miniature, with luster in the top percentile for the species and some big crystals on the whole face. Minor dings, on close inspection. ex Rod Tyson collection
A druse lustrous translucent gemmy blue lazulite crystals covers
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
A druse of very lustrous and translucent, gemmy blue lazulite crystals covers the whole display face. As the lazulite crystals grow larger their translucence diminishes to pinpricks of neon blue amidst deeper blue color. Gorgeous, unusual, large specimen of the species. The backside is liberally coated with apatite crystals that are bright and gemmy, and unusual for the locality.
A sparkling druse lustrous translucent dark blue lazulite contrast
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Miniature, 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm
A sparkling druse of lustrous and translucent, dark blue lazulite contrast with the deeper-blue, larger crystals of the same species. Unusual lazulite crystals! This is from a small find Rod Tyson collected 2 years ago. The color is unusually light and open, making these crystals more sparkly and more gemmy-appearing than others from the previous finds. Tiny apatite gem crystals add interest, here... Read more
A fine lazulite miniature glassy large crystals Perched nicely
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
A fine lazulite miniature with glassy, large crystals. Perched nicely on an ocherous matrix are highly lustrous and partially translucent, dark blue, lazulite crystals, to1 cm across. When backlit strongly the crystals exhibit a rich sky blue color. This is as fine a small miniature as we have seen. ex Rod Tyson collection.
Messelite uncommon hydrous calcium iron manganese phosphate This
Grizzly Bear Peak, Stoneman Mt, Rapid Creek Area, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.6 cm
Messelite is an uncommon hydrous, calcium, iron, manganese phosphate. This is exceptional for the species, from a find Rod Tyson made only a few years ago on a helicopter trip in. Glassy and gemmy orangey brown siderite crystals, to 3 mm across, underlie lustrous greenish gray botryoids of messelite, to 1 cm across.
This exceptional species Rod Tyson years ago helicopter trip A sliver
Grizzly Bear Peak, Stoneman Mt, Rapid Creek Area, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
This is exceptional for the species, from a find Rod Tyson made only a few years ago on a helicopter trip in. A sliver of siderite forms the matrix for a gorgeous spherical aggregate of lustrous, straw-yellow messelite, to 1.4 cm across. Superb thumbnail!
Two nearly identical spheres superb straw yellow messelite crystals
Grizzly Bear Peak, Stoneman Mt, Rapid Creek Area, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm
Two, nearly identical spheres of superb straw-yellow , messelite crystals, span 1 cm across. This is exceptional for the species, from a find Rod Tyson made only a few years ago on a helicopter trip in.
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Kulanite rare hydroxyl barium iron aluminum phosphate type locality
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm
Kulanite is a rare, hydroxyl, barium, iron, aluminum phosphate that has its type locality at Rapid Creek. Three, highly lustrous indigo blue crystals of kulanite to 1.2 cm in length, are aesthetically perched on a drusy, translucent, sky blue matrix of lazulite. Superb thumbnail example of a very rare species. Ex Rod Tyson collection
One finer Canadian lazulite thumbnails collection Rod Tyson collected
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
One of the finer Canadian lazulite thumbnails, from the collection of Rod Tyson, who collected it: Perched exquisitely on a drusy, brown matrix of siderite are two, equant, highly lustrous, indigo blue lazulite crystals, to 1 cm in length. Sky blue to teal blue, neon highlights can be discerned as the specimen is handled and moved in the lights.
This superb specimen highly lustrous royal blue lazulite crystals 1 2
Mt. Seafoam, Rapid Creek, Yukon, Canada
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
This is another superb specimen of highly lustrous, royal-blue, lazulite, in crystals to 1.2 cm in length. It is surely one of the finer Canadian lazulite thumbnails, from the collection of Rod Tyson, who collected it. These large, relatively gemmy crystals are perched beautifully on a druse of brown siderite. When held, the viewer can discern pinpricks of gemmy sky blue to neon teal colors as it ... Read more
An elegant floater example superb translucent crystals bertrandite Two
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.7 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm
An elegant floater example of superb translucent crystals of bertrandite! Two, doubly terminated, pearlescent and translucent, tabular, snow-white crystals of bertrandite, to 3.7 cm in length, are aesthetically joined like dancers. This is an outstanding, shockingly good miniature, and competitive for the species.
This fine tabular doubly terminated pearlescent translucent snow white
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.0 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm
This is a fine, tabular, doubly terminated, pearlescent and translucent, snow white crystal of bertrandite crystal measuring 3.8 cm in length. Superb for the species!
Two delicate tabular pearlescent translucent snow white crystals 3 6
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm
Two, delicate, tabular, pearlescent and translucent, snow-white, crystals to 3.6 cm in length of bertrandite are attached near their bases. A beautiful flowery cluster of a quality almost never seen in the species before this pocket! The larger crystal is also doubly terminated.
Bertrandite rich cluster showcasing upright translucent crystal edge
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.6 cm
Bertrandite in a rich cluster, showcasing one upright translucent crystal at the edge: Clustered on a bit of matrix are a few tabular, pearlescent and translucent, snow white crystals of bertrandite, to 3.9 cm in length. The upright crystal is complete all around, 2.4 cm.
Three intergrown bertrandite crystals largest doubly terminated form
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm
Three intergrown bertrandite crystals, the largest of which is doubly-terminated, form an aesthetic cluster. The crystals, to 3.5 cm in length, are tabular, pearlescent and translucent, with a snow-white color. A gorgeous, complete-all-around cluster! Such a piece is unprecedented based on previous finds.
An astonishing unusual pegmatite combination piece bertrandite
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.1 x 3.0 cm
An astonishing and unusual pegmatite combination piece of bertrandite and tourmaline var. schorl. The bertrandite crystals, to 3.5 cm in length, are tabular, pearlescent and translucent, and exhibit a snow-white color. The schorl crystal, measuring 4 cm in length, is slightly curved (a weird effect you see in some tourmalines due to unusual geology as it forms) and its termination is actually a ve... Read more
Very bertrandites tourmaline known pocket This elegant specimen shows
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
Very few bertrandites with tourmaline are known, from this or any other pocket. This elegant specimen shows off a slender, lustrous, black schorl tourmaline measuring 6 cm in length, that has grown right through a tabular, crystal of bertrandite. Other crystals of bertrandite wreathe the base and are pearlescent and translucent, to 2.8 cm in length. A superb combo specimen!
A competition level stunning miniature bertrandite huge freestanding
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.4 x 1.7 cm
A competition-level, stunning miniature of bertrandite in huge, freestanding crystals from this new pocket. Two, tabular, pearlescent and translucent, snow-white bertrandite crystals to 3.9 cm in length form a perfect
From early 2016 Bou Azer district specimen simply shocking 3
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm
From an early 2016 find in the Bou Azer district, this specimen is simply shocking in its 3-dimensioanl form and quality for this species. Smartly standing upon a greenstone matrix, are several tabular, dark gray-black crystals of djurleite to 3 cm across. A few crystals clearly display incipient hopper growth in a dramatic manner at the edges, giving many crystals a man-made machined-like look, a... Read more
An important small cabinet piece recent finds early 2016 Perched high
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
An important small cabinet piece from recent finds, early 2016. Perched high on a greenstone matrix, the tabular crystals are matte lustered with a grayish-green color and reach 3.4 cm across. (The color may be due to slight oxidation on the surface, and less heavy cleaning on this piece). Djurleite is similar to but much rarer than chalcocite. Horizontal growth striations may be indicative of inc... Read more
Perched sliver matrix large tabular lustrous dark gray djurleite
Ait Agmane, Bou Azer District, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm
Perched on a sliver of matrix are large tabular, lustrous, dark gray djurleite crystals to 3.1 cm across, which clearly exhibit parallel growth and interesting incipient hopper effects on the edges. Akin to chalcocite but much rarer, this new find in Morocco are the world's best of species by far, and shocked the mineral community when unveiled after being held back a year for evaluation and anal... Read more