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    Spodumene (Var: Kunzite) - - Archived Afghanistan

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    Fluorite with Ferberite and Quartz A dramatic and overall eye-catching piece featuring some of the most well-known species from the famous Yaogangxian Mine. A very sharp and gemmy 4.6 cm cube of stark green Fluorite sits upon a matrix comprising a few bladed groups of sharp, lustrous, jet-black Ferberite and well-formed, prismatic crystals of white to colorless Quartz.

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    Vanadinite - Morocco

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    Chrysoberyl - Lac Alaotra, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar

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    Sunshine Aura Quartz Crystal

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    Chalcanthite means Copper Flower in Greek.


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