Russian Mineral Specimens For Sale

 

       

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Russian minerals offer a great diversity of species from a variety of locations.  During recent times (1990's- 2000's) Dal'negorsk has been a prolific producer of fine mineral crystals from Russia.  The fluorites and spinel law twin galenas have gotten much of the publicity, but as you will see here there are plenty of other mineral options, too.  The Ural mountains have produced fine minerals in the past and are currently being explored for more fine pegmatite minerals.  The minerals of Russia are aesthetic and highly desired. 

 

 

 

 

OKN-158

OKN-158       Pyrrohotite, Sphalerite, Quartz      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  5.9 x 4 x 3.4 cm.  Crystals of each species up to 3.5 cm across.  No damage to upper surfaces, minimal contact on base.  Good luster.  Nice example.  A fraction of what they cost when they first came out on the mineral market.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-159

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OKN-159      Fluorite on Sphalerite or Magnetite and Quartz      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  Interesting, complex cubes in quartz with accessories.  The one appears to be octahedrons of magnetite but I can not be sure.  The fluorites are water clear with some having frosted faces.  11.5 x 8.8 x 5.7 cm.  No damage and a floater!  Very nice.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-160

OKN-160      Fluorite, Quartz and Pyrite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  Classic material.  Interesting, cuboctahedral crystals on included quartz.  Minor pyrite.  The fluorites are very nice and nice examples of why some consider them the finest fluorites in the world.  These are water clear and have surfaces with interesting triangular shaped growth features.  6.7 x 6 x 4.4 cm.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-161

OKN-161      Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz, Dolomite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  A nice mix of accessories on a wonderful spinel law twin of galena.  No damage.  5.8 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-162

OKN-162      Sphalerite, Quartz and Pyrite      Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia.  A 10 x 8.7 x 7.3 cm porcupine of crystals.  The quartz are clear with only a few terminal faces being clear so you can see this quality.  Really interesting piece.  The couple crystals that appear broke off have healed surfaces and I only see one tiny one tucked deep in the formation that actually is broken off... so, not damage free but certainly displays as such.  Great views from any direction.  $140

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-833

OKM-833    Lorenzenite with Aegerine     near Hibini, Kola Peninsula, Murmonsk Oblast, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A very rare species only known in decent crystals from a couple locations.  This is an extremely fine "floater" with one termination showing a small area of matrix contact (so, not really a floater).  It measures 3.8 x 2 x 1 cm and has numerous, acicular aegerine crystals on one termination and along one edge.  No damage.  Very nice luster for the species and text book form.  A rare Russian treasure!   $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-112

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OKM-112    Galena with Calcite     2nd Sovietsky Mine, Dal'negorsk, Russia.  These fine spinel law twins are the classics now rare to find (the Bulgarian material is now dominating the market).  This one is a floater with one small ding/ cleave on one edge.  The ding can be seen clearly from back on top left edge in pic.  Obviously not a big deal when one considers how unusual a floater of this material is.  It will show as damage free if displayed as it is shown in my hand (third photo) or in other frontal positions like the first image.  Calcite coats almost all of the backside.  8 x 6 x 2.3 cm.  Great twins of this classic lustrous material.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-202

OKM-202    Demantoid    Chokotka Peninsula, U.S.S.R.   Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  Old Soviet Republic piece measuring 6.4 x 4.6 x .6 cm.  Many crystals have damage but many are also fine.  $20

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-914

OKN-914     Quartz with Calcite      Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Far East Region, Russia.  2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Prev. New York State Museum.  This cluster is very clear and free of damage.  Even totally problem free along the edges (no breakage or contact from matrix or other crystals).  Very high luster for the quartz and the calcites form interesting little stacks that are not distracting.  Linear, domical shape.  8.1 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm.  Photos don't do this one justice.  Exceptional!!  $300

 

 

 

 

OKN-915

OKN-915      Quartz        Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Far East Region, Russia.  2nd Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskii, Kray, Russia.  Prev. New York State Museum.  This 7 x 4 x 3.4 cm cluster is another beauty from Russia.  It has the most interesting, clearly visible phantoms.  They are visible due to a brown grainy coating on the first growth of crystal coated by a glass clear final layer of quartz.  Linear, domical shape.  Damage free, displays wonderfully.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-920

OKO-920     Azurite and Malachite     Mikheyevskoye, C. Oblast, Ural Mountains, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is well known material over the past decade but, it is usually quite pricy.  This half nodule measures 2 x 2 x 1 cm.  The center is open and it shows some malachite within.  The malachite is a nice wad of fibrous material.  No damage.  Very nice for one of these.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-921

OKO-921     Azurite     Mikheyevskoye, C. Oblast, Ural Mountains, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is well known material over the past decade but, it is usually quite pricy.  This half nodule measures 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.6 cm.  This fine example has an open center lined with exceptionally bright blue crystals.  No damage.   $80

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-922     Azurite    Mikheyevskoye, C. Oblast, Ural Mountains, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is well known material over the past decade but, it is usually quite pricy.  This half nodule measures 3 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm.  This is another relatively large example with an opening lined with bright blue azurite crystals.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-923

OKO-923     Azurite        Mikheyevskoye, C. Oblast, Ural Mountains, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is well known material over the past decade but, it is usually quite pricy.  This half nodule measures 3 x 3 x 2.2 cm.  The opening seen is filled with great blue azurite crystals.  No damage.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-924

OKO-924     Azurite and Malachite     Mikheyevskoye, C. Oblast, Ural Mountains, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This is well known material over the past decade but, it is usually quite pricy.  This half nodule measures 2.3 x 2 x 1.2 cm.  Waves of bright green malachite almost entirely fill the opening in this geode.  No damage.   $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-868

OKN-868     Ikaite pseudomorph after Calcite     Bielomore, Russia.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A fine damage-free floater measuring 4 x 3 x 2.8 cm.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-167

OKM-167     Hedenbergite       Primore, Dal negorsk, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble.  An unusual mineral species for this prolific localoty.  It measures 6.6 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm.  There are also small twinned, metallic crystals of what resembles sphalerite.  Zero damage.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-753

OKO-753      Calcite      Gaj, Ural Mountains, U.S.S.R.   Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  8.2 x 4.6 x 5 cm.  Sawn flat on back.  Nice bladed crystals to 2.5 cm each with nice transparency.  A couple have very light rums as seen.  Overall a good old example.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-770

OKN-770     Galena, Sphalerite, Quartz, Chalcopyrite     Dalí negorsk, Russia.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive assembalage od species measuring 7.9 x 4.9 x 4.1 cm.  No damage, attractive high luster crystals.  Good for the location.  $175

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-736

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OKN-736     Fluorite      500 km North of Vladivostok (old U.S.S.R.), Tetuche, Far Eastern Region, Russia.  Ex. Harold Dibble collection.  7.5 x 6.1 x 4.9 cm dome of cubic, green colored, translucent crystals to 2 cm each on edge.  Frosted surfaces with minor white secondary fluorite overgrowths as seen.  No damage.  $200

 

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