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SOLD Ilvaite on Hedenbergite, First Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy kray, Russia Miniature 3 x 4 x 5.5 cm $450. online 2/27


  • $ 45000

SOLD Highly lustrous sharply prismatic ilvaite, 2.2 cm, perched on hedenbergite with associated sphalerite and calcite. Specimens of perfect, undamaged ilvaite on matrix are exceptionally rare from Dal'negorsk. Most are either re-glued to matrix or are repaired broken crystals. Very choice miniature from mining ca. late 1990s. Phil Richardson collection (acquired Dan Weinrich minerals).