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In pursuit of our goal of the discovery, elevation and sharing of

unique, beautiful and inspiring examples of the Earth's art,

Studio Mineralia has crossed paths with exceptional, rock, 

mineral and fossil specimens from around our planet. 

Select pieces available, serious offers considered.

All video associated with these pieces will remain online to facilitate future exploration. 

Opal Pseudomorph of Glauberite 2,120 cts White Cliffs, Australia

A very special, exceptionally rare collectors piece.

Glauberite, replaced by Calcite and then Opalized.

Very few were ever found, most were cut into gems.

Known in the trade as opal pineapples.

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Imilac Pallasite Meteorite 

Multiple Available

Pallasite meteorites are the rarest of all types and consist of

Iron and translucent crystalline Olivine (Peridot) that are theorized to have originated at the Core Mantle boundary of protoplanets destroyed during the formation of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

It was initially found in 1822 in the Atacama Desert of Chile.  
One of the Big Three stable Pallasite meteorites, many quickly rust away due to the nature of their non-terrestrial iron. The stability and stunning translucent Olivine makes Imilac among the most sought-after meteorites among collectors.

$525 - $895

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Gem Dark based Opalized Belemnite
111cts - 22.2 Grams

 Location: Coober Pedy, South Australia

Very rare Cephalopod fossil, inclusion free on the inside.

 

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Dark-base Opalized Fossil Clam Shell

 44.2 carats - 8.84 grams

Location: Coober Pedy, South Australia

Details: Multiple gem color bars reveal galaxies of color.
 

$4,400

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Gem White based Pinfire Opalized Clam Shell

 Location: Coober Pedy, South Australia

Prepared on one side, natural on the reverse.

76 cts - 15.2 grams

$1250

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Primary minerals: Quartz

Secondary minerals: Minor Calcite

Dimensions: 3 cm tall, 1 cm wide

Location: Jeffrey Quarry, Jeffrey, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, USA

Details & Highlights: Rock Currier Collection No. 3818 

What appears to me a tether to the underworld is actually thread that connects to a small yellow circular specimen label, a signature identifier of many smaller pieces in the Rock H. Currier Collection. It makes an occasional facet pop yellow at the right angle. I enjoy this expression of the simultaneity of presence and absence, a tribute to the extended influence of work done well on future people that may never have had the opportunity to know its initial creator. People like Rock H. Currier, R.A. (Allan Lang) Langheinrich and K.C. Pandey who found ways to embrace their love for rocks, minerals and fossils and share their life's work with the world.

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Primary minerals: Heulandite and Blue Chalcedony

Matrix: Basalt 

Dimensions: 6"x8" total matrix size, 'large cabinet'

Location: Maharashtra, India

Year of discovery: 2018

Details & Highlights: Two windows provide ample light in this airy blue Chalcedony geode containing a single Heulandite crystal of exceptional  termination and clarity

A 1 in 10,000 piece.  Private Collection

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Primary minerals: Amethyst

Secondary minerals: Hematite

Dimensions: 2.5"x3.5" total size, main crystal ~2 inches

Location: Purple 💜 Mine, South Carolina, USA

Year of discovery: 2018

Details & Highlights: Hematite-included over-hyphenated Amethyst A spectacular piece of double-terminated Hematite-included over-hyphenated Amethyst on matrix from a legendary pocket at the Purple 💜 Mine. This private location in South Carolina was the spot Bryan Major @thecrystalcollector discovered a huge pocket of stunning, lustrous, museum-grade amethyst with nail polish red splashes of Hematite. Note the phantom growth visible in each crystal in the video. Studio Mineralia was lucky enough to be there when it made its public debut and procured this directly from Bryan. 

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Primary minerals: Hematite-coated Apophyllite and Stilbite

Matrix: Floater

Dimensions: 3"x4" total size, 'large cabinet'

Location: Maharashtra, India

Year of discovery: 2018

Details & Highlights: The Hematite coats only half of this strikingly unique,

free-standing Apophyllite and Stilbite from Maharashtra, India.

The Hematite gives an indication of orientation during  and after the process of crystallization which is uncommon in a matrix-free 'floater' like this.

A truly unique piece of our planet, nicknamed 'Q-Bert'

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Primary minerals: Apophyllite on Stilbite

Dimensions: Total plate size 6" x 4.5" x 2.5"

Location: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

Details & Highlights:  A centrally located castle of Apophyllite is the

highlight of a plate covered in small Stilbite crystals dotted with both

singles and clusters of Apophyllite.

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Primary minerals: Quartz

Secondary Minerals: Chlorite

Dimensions: 1.5"x1"

Location: Brazil

Details & Highlights: Phantom Quartz is created when the fluid levels and mineral content of the space in which the crystal formed changed over time.

Each phase of development left a unique, sometimes ghostly, imprint

within the crystal.  Dustings of Chlorite provide endless aspects of fascination.

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Primary minerals: Calcite

Dimensions: 4x3x3 inches total matrix size

Location: "The Gem Pocket" Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee, USA

From the collection of John & Colleen Beam

Details & Highlights: This 2.5 inch deep-amber Calcite holds

three disconnected sections of miniature dogtooth-calcite-covered dolomite

matrix together. The back features a few garnets for fun.

From the legendary Gem Pocket at the Elmwood Mine in Carthage, Tennessee, USA . 

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Primary minerals: Quartz

Dimensions: 2 inches tall, 1 inch wide as positioned

Location: Arkansas, USA

Year of discovery: 2016

Details & Highlights: This Arkansas Quartz displays amazing clarity,

beautiful surface growth texture and the spectacular refraction of singular

surface elements across multiple faces. Note the crystal aspects at the top and

center of the piece. They are both physically located on the "back", all "front"

facets are completely smooth with the exception of their growth patterns. 

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Primary minerals: Prehnite & Calcite.

Dimensions: 3"x1.5"x2" total size, 'medium cabinet'

Location: O&G #2 Quarry. Southbury, Connecticut 

Era of discovery: 1990s

Details & Highlights: A beautiful example of Prehnite & Calcite from the classic New England trap rock locality O&G #2 Quarry in Southbury, Connecticut. Collected by the legendary Tony Sego in the 1990s. This location was closed to collecting in 2000. The prehnite in the vug was protected and retains its luster and detail perfectly.

This material is getting much harder to come by as the location has been closed for 20 years. Sits perfectly on its own trimmed-matrix base. SM #2227

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Primary minerals: Faden Quartz

Dimensions: 'medium cabinet'

Location: Northern Waziristan, Pakistan

Details & Highlights: Faden Quartz on a large, tabular self standing

base crystal from the Northern Waziristan region of Pakistan.

This fly by highlights many of the amazing details on the piece.

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