Russia


Home Page      Minerals gallery       Search in this site        Links

 

 

 

Dal'negorsk. The famous mines (mainly zinc and lead) of this region are located about 300 Km north-west of Vladivostok

 

Arsenopyrite  
Arsenopyrite XX, up to 1cm long, amongst quartz XX up to 4cm
12x8cm
Sabytoe Primorie, Dal'negorsk. Urss
Specimen n.453

 

Fluorite
Fluorite in complex XX (cube + octahedron + rhombododecahedron), glassy, up tp 2cm, with bright sphalerite XX
9x7cm
Nikolaevskiy mine, Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.452

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Fluorite
Fluorite XX, trasparent, edge max 1.7cm, on thin gray XX of quartz up to 2.5cm long
8x6cm
Nikolaevskiy mine, Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.265

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Galena
Galena cubic XX, with skeletal appearance, on a black sphalerite matrix
8.5x7.5cm
Nikolaevskiy mine, Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.1028

2nd photo

 



Ilvaite
X of black ilvaite, with metallic luster, 2.1 cm long, on ilvaite matrix and some small quartz XX
5.5x4.5cm
Nikolaevskiy mine, Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.169

2nd photo

 

Pyrrothite
Hexagonal striated XX, 3cm wide, on matrix with small quartz XX
6x4cm
Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.371

Another photo: entire piece

 

 

Quartz (prase)
Some XX of prase quartz, green (for hedenbergite inclusions) and opaque, on matrix with andradite Garnet in XX. The biggest quartz X is 5cm tall
8x8cm
Nikolaevskiy mine, Dal'negorsk. Russia
Specimen n.447

Another photo: a bigger view

Other regions

 

Amesite
XX up to 0.5cm covering the rock surface, under the artificial light (it is gray under the natural light). In the corner, a pseudo-cubic X of yellow rutile pseudomorph of perovskite, 0.6cm of edge (3rd photo)
4.5x6cm
Saranovskii mine, Sarany Village, Gorozavod areat, Permskaya Oblast', Urals region. Russia
Specimen n.617

2nd photo
3rd photo



Cuprite
Intergrown dark red octahedra of cuprite. It is a floater, with no attachment points
5x6.6cm
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region. Russia
Specimen n.1508

2nd photo
3rd photo

 

Glendonite (?)
This piece could be a pseudomorphism of calcite after Ikaite, usually found associated with glacial marine deposit, with gray sandstone; Ikaite, the precursor mineral, is very unstable, it decays and revert back to calcium carbonate.
Glendonite is not a valid IMA species, just a name. Sometimes these forms of minerals are classified as thinolite, that it is properly a variety of calcite (that have usually replaced ikaite) but to identify the minerals is difficult for a collector (ikaite forms in cold saline waters)
4x4cm
Olenicy Village, Terssky Coast, White Sea. Russia
Specimen n.357

 

Perovskite
XX up to 1.3cm max edge, in calcite vein embedded in serpentine matrix
10x6cm
Zelentsovkaya Pit, Kusa district, Magnitks reg., southern Urals. Russia
Specimen n.449

2nd photo

Titanite
Bright X, 1.5cm tall, in evidence on quartzitic matrix
6x6cm
Puyua, Urals. Russia
Specimen n.369


 

This website and its content is copyright of Fernando Metelli 2004
You may not, except with my express permission, use or distribute any photos or materials on this website