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Minerals from South America


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To order a mineral give the mineral name and the number of the specimen(s) you wish to purchase. You will receive that exact specimen.  Satisfaction is guaranteed.  If you are unhappy with any specimen, please let me know within 5 days after your shipment arrives, that you are returning a specimen(s) for full refund with no questions asked <or> credit toward another specimen. If you wish to take a credit for any returned specimen(s), the shipping charges will be free on your next order. I only ask that all specimens returned are in the same condition upon return as when shipped.


Amazonite with Quartz

Specimen # 1051

Ouro Preto,  Minas Gerais, Brazil

7 x 3.5 x 2 cm

$ 10

light blue-green mineral with areas of clear quartz





Amethyst, Chevron

Specimen # 1052

Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil

2.5 x 1 x1 cm

$ 6


 

Atacamite

Specimen # 1053

Mina la Farole, Capiapo, Chile

12.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm

 $ 65

Bright green crystals with some black-green terminations





Atacamite

Specimen # 1053

A magnified view of this specimen to
 see detail of the Atacamite crystals


 

Azurite - Malachite

Specimen #  1054

Seabra, Bahia, Brazil

3 x 2.5 x 2 cm

$ 38

Bright blue azurite with green malachite

 



Azurite - Malachite

Specimen #  1054

Another image of this mineral; I almost missed the azurite altogether with these pics; you can see it on the extreme right edges of several of the Malachite balls when you click the specimen for an enlargement

 

Fuchsite (Chromian Muscovite)

Specimen # 1055

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

7 x 5 x 2.5 cm

 $ 15

Chunk of massive green muscovite
 


Garnets in matrix

Specimen # 1056

Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

$ 40

Rose colored garnets in a dark mica matrix; this is a very nice specimen
 


Hematite and Rutile

Specimen # 1057

Novo Horizonite, Bania, Brazil

3.5 x 3 x 0.8 cm

  $ 55

Bright silver hematite with golden rutiles projecting through clear quartz
 


Hematite and Rutile

Specimen # 1057

Another view of this glistening specimen

   

Hematite and Rutile

Specimen # 1058

Novo Horizonite, Bania, Brazil

2.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm

$ 50

Bright silvery hematite with golden rutiles projecting through clear quartz
 



Hematite and Rutile

Specimen # 1058

Another view of the specimen above showing the
rutiles extending from the hematite


 

Kyanite on Quartz 

Specimen # 1059

Capelinha Mine,
Jequiinhonla Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil

7.5 x 5 x 4 cm

 $ 75

Interlocking blue crystalline elongate columnar crystals




Kyanite on Quartz 

Specimen # 1059

Another view of this splendid specimen

 

Kyanite on Quartz 

Specimen # 1060

Capelinha Mine,
Jequiinhonla Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil

7 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

$ 75

Interlocking blue crystalline elongate columnar crystals




Kyanite on Quartz 

Specimen # 1060

AnAnother view of the specimen above

   
 
Lepidolite 

Specimen #  1061

Aracuai, Minas Gerias, Brazil


6.5 x 3 x 0.2 cm

 $ 75

A beautiful,  flat, translucent plate of
pink, lamellar lepidolite
 
 

 
Lepidolite 

Specimen #  1061

Another magnified view of the above specimen; it is hard to see the pink to purple color in these jpgs

 
 
Molybdenum ore

Specimen # 1062

Jardinera # 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chile


3 x 3 x 2 cm

 $ 28

Silver metallic specimens collected in 1994




 

Molybdenum ore

Specimen # 1062

Anot Another view of this Molybdenum specimen

 
 
Pyrite with Druzy Quartz

Specimen # 1063

Julcani,
Angaraes Province,
Huancavelica Department, Peru

6.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm

$ 28
 
 

 

Pyrite with Druzy Quartz

Specimen # 1063

Another view of the small cabinet specimen; what is  in sharp focus here are the 4 ball-like structures which could be chalcopyrite?

 

  Pyrite with Druzy Quartz 

Specimen # 1064

Julcani,
Angaraes Province,
Huancavelica Department, Peru

4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

 $ 35
 

 

Pyrite with Druzy Quartz 

Specimen # 1064

Another view of the above specimen
showing the druzy quartz covering
this area
 

 

Pyrite with Druzy Quartz 

Specimen # 1064

Another view of the above specimen;
this a very nice Peruvian Pyrite



 
   
 
Quartz Crystal Clusters

Specimen # 1065

Minas Gerais, Brazil

7 x 6.5 x 4 cm

 $ 15

Clear quartz crystal cluster
 




Quartz Crystal Clusters

Specimen # 1065

Another view of the Brazilian Quartz specimen
 
 
 
Quartz, Rose

Specimen # 1066

Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

$ 20

Medium rose-pink chunk of translucent quartz; this
 piece is clean enough for faceting


 

 
Quartz, Polyhedroid

Specimen # 1067

Minas Gerais, Brazil


10.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm

 $ 100

Unusual quartz specimens with weird polyhedroid shapes; no two specimens are ever alike

References:  Lapidary Journal, December, 1974, or Austrailan Gems & Crafts Magazine, December/January, 1974-75



 


Quartz, Polyhedroid

Specimen # 1067

Another view of the Polyhedroid Quadtz Crystal


 Quartz, Polyhedroid S
   
 
Topaz, Golden

Specimen # 1068

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil

4.5 x 4 x 3 cm

 $ 25

Great color, but fairly opaque and somewhat included

 

 
Topaz, Light blue

Specimen # 1069

Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil

2 x 1.3 x 1 cm

 $ 35

You know this is topaz and not beryl due to its weight (density); it weighs 86.9 grams; it also has a natural shiny to "wet" appearance

 

 
VerdeliteTourmaline on Quartz Matrix

Specimen # 1070


Barra das Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

4 x 2 x 2 cm

$ 65
 

 

VerdeliteTourmaline on Quartz Matrix

Specimen # 1070

Another view of the Brazilian Green Tourmaline in
Quartz specimen noted above


 
 

Rubellite Tourmaline on Quartz Matrix

Specimen # 1071


Barra das Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

3 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm

 $ 35

 

 
Rubellite Tourmaline on Quartz Matrix

Specimen # 1071


Another view of specimen 1071
 
 
Kunzite

Specimen # 1072

Barra das Salinas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

5.5 x 1 x 0.5 cm

$ 25

Although the pic makes the specimen
appear "frosted", it is actually very
transparent and pink in color

 
 
Rutilated Quartz

Specimen # 1073

Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil

3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm

$ 28

   
 

Rutilated Quartz

Specimen # 1073

Another view of the splendid, mainly golden,
rutiles embedded in quartz; Rutilated Quartz
is one of my personal favorites for cutting
 cabs or faceting gems





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