Ilvaite and Quartz

1st Sovetskii Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 11/26/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/01/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Dalnegorsk is renowned for its great mineral specimens, with Ilvaite being one of its world-class species. This fine combination features excellent, lustrous, and partly-gemmy dipyramidal Quartz crystals, up to 2.2 cm, set across the matrix. Dancing below them are numerous, small, complex crystals of Ilvaite. The Ilvaites, which range up to 7 mm, have the superb luster complementing their jet-black color that you always hope to see. This is an interesting and quality small-cabinet combination piece, and it is even better in person.

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