Mixed Minerals


US$    € EURO    ¥ YEN    £ POUND    CAN$    AUS$    Note


A595 - Aquamarine $ 6500
Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9 x 5.5 x 4 cm


Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a595a.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a595b.jpg] Aquamarine from Shigar Valley, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a595c.jpg]

Floater cluster of 3 fine blue Aqua crystals with attached Albite. Crystals have good blue color and are undamaged. The double terminated crystal crossing in front gives this specimen an appealing and different look than a typical single Shigar Aqua.


A596 - Apatite on Goshenite $ 750
Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596a.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596b.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596c.jpg] Apatite on Goshenite from Dassu Mine, Gilgite, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a596d.jpg]

Double terminated yellow and pink bi-color Apatite crystals reaching 8mm attached to the side of an etched Goshenite crystal. Superb for this find. Most of the Apatites are on the backside, but one is present near the base of the frontside of the Goshenite.


A597 - Aquamarine on Muscovite $ 2200
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
large cabinet - 18 x 12 x 8 cm


Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597a.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597b.jpg] Aquamarine on Muscovite from Nagar, Hunza Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a597c.jpg]

Clusters of gem Aquamarine crystals nestled in Muscovite blades. Large and showy specimen.


A599 - Indicolite $ 350 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 4.5 cm


Indicolite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a599a.jpg] Indicolite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a599b.jpg] Indicolite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a599c.jpg]

Two terminated blue Elbaite crystals set in Albite and Quartz crystals. When I say blue I mean blue - not blue/green - blue. This is one of only 10 specimens found in this pocket in 2011. Overall stunning and beautiful. This one had a list price of $500 at Tucson, but I bought a large parcel of specimens and am able to pass on the discount.


A600 - Elbaite $ 325
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.7 x 1 x 0.9 cm


Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a600a.jpg] Elbaite from Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a600b.jpg]

Terminated green crystal with pink top.


A602 - Sphene $ 1500
Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm


Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602a.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602b.jpg] Sphene from Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a602c.jpg]

Stunning, transparent green Sphene (Titanite) crystal on matrix of Epidote crystals. Crystal is 2.7cm long and set upright on matrix to showcase its perfection and transparency. This is from an uncommon locality that my sources say is now virtually closed.


A603 - Topaz $ 800 SOLD
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a603a.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a603b.jpg] Topaz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a603c.jpg]

Large gem quality Topaz crystal, undamaged with a small amount of Albite at base.


A604 - Topaz with Quartz $ 450 SOLD
Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Topaz with Quartz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a604a.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a604b.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a604c.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a604d.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Yuno Mine, Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a604e.jpg]

Gem quality Topaz crystals on Albite matrix with Quartz crystal. Aside from the totally gem quality larger Topaz in the middle, there is another Topaz growing right from the termination of the largest Quartz crystal. Four Topaz crystals in all, largest Quartz is double terminated. Fine quality piece!!


A605 - Aquamarine $ 220 SOLD
Nghe An Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm


Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a605a.jpg] Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a605b.jpg] Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a605c.jpg]

Diverging cluster of 3 gem Aqua crystals, each with a steep pyramidal termination.


A606 - Aquamarine $ 330 SOLD
Nghe An Province, Vietnam
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.2 cm


Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a606a.jpg] Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a606b.jpg] Aquamarine from Nghe An Province, Vietnam [db_pics/pics/a606c.jpg]

Gem Aqua crystal intergrwon with a smokey Quartz crystal. Superb thumbnail!


SA470 - Chrysoberyl $ 350 SOLD
Ipiau, Bahia, Brazil
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm


Chrysoberyl from Ipiau, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa470a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ipiau, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa470b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Ipiau, Bahia, Brazil [db_pics/pics/sa470c.jpg]

Complete and gemmy Chrysoberyl twin crystal, good on both sides. This is the cats-eye type with a shiller effect that can be seen on the sides. These were typically found as thin crystals attached to mica, and this one is a little more robust than most and the best quality I've seen.



©2010 Marin Mineral