We have an extensive inventory of fine pegmatite minerals from Pakistan-Afghanistan, some of which are new to the gem and mineral world. Please check this area repeatedly if you are interested in gem minerals.
We also have pegmatite specimens from Brazil, Namibia, Vietnam and the US.
Flawless, brilliant light blue Aquamarines with Orthoclase Feldspar, a very fine group and excellent example of gem crystals found in pegmatites. This is from 15,000 feet above sea level in the Hindu Kush range of the Himalayas. Many display angles. Museum quality. From the collection of Gene Meiran.
Deep-blue Aquamarine crystal on white Microcline Feldspar, from the famous Kelie Mine.
Kelie Mine is famed for it's deep blue colored Aquas, located at 16,000 feet high in the Himalayas, on a vertical cliff.
Very fine matrix piece of well colored Aquamarines on Albite Feldspar with a brilliant Schorl tourmaline and small columbites. Museum quality, very aesthetic. Classic example of a gem pegmatite specimen.
Matrix of snow-white Feldspar crystals with several terminated, gemmy Aquamarines and Quartz crystals. Classic example of a pegmatite gem pocket, museum quality. It is difficult to aquire such specimens these days.
Very nice matrix of Albite crystals with numerous well-colored aquamarine xls and a columbite. I like especially the small secret pocket of feldspar crystals on the bottom of this specimen, resembling a small cave. From the classic Shigar Valley in Pakistan.
Over 12 sharp Aquamarines scattered on snow white microcline
feldspar. Kelie Mine is famed for it's deep blue colored aquas, located at 16,000 feet high in the Himalayas, on a vertical cliff. Kelie means Oryx in Pashtun.
From the Himalayas at 14,000 feet comes this flawless, terminated Quartz crystal that has been naturally corroded to reveal fascinating patterns on it's exterior. We sold this to Dave Daniel ten years ago and
as he concentrates his collection on US pegmatite minerals, we are selling this again.
Item: 9954 Locality: Shigar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This is the most unusual Quartz Scepter we have ever had on the website. It is impossible to capture it's complexity in one photograph, so please click to see other views.
It is colorless, but shaped like a flower, with belt of parallel growth that tapers to a point Has a few minor dings that don't detract from the aesthetics of this rare Quartz.
One of the finest Rose Quartz specimens found at Parun, Nuristan, Afghanistan in the 90's. A terminated colorless Quartz floating in a halo of deep reddish Quartz crystals. Displays well from all angles, from the Dave Daniel collection, previously purchased from us.
Interlocking snow white Albite crystals with two dark red Spessartites. Difficult to find these days, all mining and specimen acquisition in Pakistan is difficult these days. We got this piece 10 years ago.
Five high quality specimens 1 1/2" in size includes
Topaz/muscovite, gemmy Green Fluorite and albite, bicolored Tourmaline (Kunar, Afghanistan), Spessartine Garnet, and Aquamarine with inclusions of Black Tourmaline and Muscovite
(All Pakistan except Tourmaline) with 8" plexiglas base
larger photos on request
Extremely rare specimen of gemmy blue-green Tourmaline that formed into a tabular, rectangular shape. Both terminations are locked into matrix. One of a kind specimen of gem Tourmaline.
Tourmaline usually forms three-sided, prism-shaped crystals.
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Green bicolor tourmaline alongside of smaller pink bicolor tourmaline,lined with Cleavelandite crystals, on terminated Quartz crystal, smaller tourmalines and quartz. New mine, Excellent matrix tourmaline specimen.