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Baryte
Transparent XX on a malachite matrix

12x7cm
Moshamba, Shaba. Zaire
Specimen n.333

 

Beryl var aquamarina
Terminated X, 5cm long and 2cm wide, on the typical corroded matrix. A X of schorl on the left
11.5x10
Erongo. Namibia
Specimen 319

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Calcite var cobaltoan calcite
Pink XX of cobaltoan calcite
8x6cm
Mashamba West mine, Kolwezi. Zaire
Specimen n.1555

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Carrolyte
Metallic X of carrolyte, 0.5x0.6 cm wide
4x3.5cm
Kanoya sud mine. Congo
Specimen n.1340

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Fluorite
Pale green cuboctahedral X, 4x4cm wide; some faces are frosty but well defined. On quartz matrix with some terminated XX
7.5x7cm
Pella, Orange River, Norther Cape Province. South Africa
Specimen n.834

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Fluorite
Cubic XX, edges up to 1.2cm, with the typical phantom from Okoruso
7.5x7cm
Okoruso mine. Namibia
Specimen n.384

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Cuprite
Cube octahedron, edge 0.7cm long, on mineralized matrix
7x5.5cm
Mashamba West mine, Shaba Province. Zaire
Specimen n.189



Hausmannite
Pseudo octahedral X of black hausmannite, set on a matrix coated with reddish andradite garnets; the X is made by tetragonal XX intergrown in a pagoda-like cluster. From this mine come the world's best hausmannite XX
7x4cm
N'Chwaning II Mine, KMF District, Kuruman. Swouth Africa
Specimen n.403

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Londonite
Single X, 1.5cm wide, in pegmatite matrix. It is woth to remember that this is the Cs-dominant analogue of rhodizite (see below in this page)
7x6cm
Betafo Region, South of Mahaire. Madagascar
Specimen n.402

 

Londonite
Another X of londonite, 0.9 cm wide, in a pocket of the pegmatitic rock
6x4cm
Ambalape, Manapa, Mahaiza. Madagascar
Specimen n.528

 

Quartz 
XX up to 4.7cm long, with green phantoms due to fuchsite inclusion
9.5x7cm
Departementa Ambositra, Amoron'i Mania region, Fianarantsoa Province. Madagascar
Specimen n.714

 

 

Quartz var amethyst
Kind of amethyst with the unusual "Cactus" formation (XX up to 4.5cm) with 2nd generation XX that cover crystals with light pink coloring. From the recent find in this South African place
10x8cm
Magaliesberg Mts, Pretoria, Gautend prov. South Africa
Specimen n.314

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Rhodizite
Yellow X, 1.5x1cm, with rubellite in pegmatite matrix
4x3.5cm
Tetezantsio, Madagascar
Specimen n.404

Rutile
Bright XX of twinned rutile, dark red
4x4cm
Otjisongati, Khomas region, Windhoeck district. Namibia
Specimen n.667

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