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- We are currently curating a collection of fine minerals at Superb Minerals -

Each piece has been selected  to assure an exceptional representation of the mineral's species as well as a balanced presentation of science and art. These are among the finest aesthetic mineral specimens in the world, certain to elevate your collection.

Studio Mineralia is grateful for the opportunity to interact with and represent

these spectacular pieces of our planet. Serious offers considered.

Primary minerals: Green Apophyllite on Miniature Stilbite

Matrix: Basalt 

Dimensions: 2.75" x 2.25" total matrix size, Apophyllite crystal 1"

Location: Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

Year of discovery: 2014

Details & Highlights: Wings of green Apophyllite bloom in a nearly-symmetrical flower of perfect hue, termination and balance perched on a base of miniature Stilbite. Details include a columnar 'bridge' formation of Stilbite creating an supporting arch for the Apophyllite.  Displays confidently on matrix three ways, vertically, at a 45 degree angle and in a 'teacup' pose, each featured in the video.

A Museum-quality small cabinet fine mineral.

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A Forest of Blue

Primary minerals: Pentagonite on miniature Heulandite

Matrix: Heulandite on Basalt 

Dimensions: 4"x5" total matrix size 

Location: Wagholi Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Year of discovery: 2010

Mindat Specimen ID: V2T-KWC

Details & Highlights: The largest cluster of Pentagonite ever found.

The finest Pentagonite specimen available on the planet.

It has been on display at the Gargoti Mineral Museum

& featured at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society Main Show.  

 

This piece is one of, perhaps the, finest representation of the mineral

species existent.  A world-class piece suitable for public display. 

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'Crossed Spears' - A Drama in Stone

Primary minerals: Calcite, Stilbite, Chalcedony 
Dimensions: Spears 2" & 2.2" long
Location: Savda Quarry, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

Details & Highlights: A pair of crossed Calcite-tipped spears of exceptionally

thin Chalcedony. A pierced shield of lustrous Stilbite scatters smaller,

exceptionally  gemmy, Stilbite crystals across the scene. A lot of drama plays out

within this perfect small cabinet piece from Savda Quarry, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.

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Primary minerals: Banded Botryoidal Fluorite
Dimensions: 4"x 1"
Location: Bakoda, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Details & Highlights: A stack of Banded Botryoidal Fluorite transitioning to translucent hemispherically. Recalling the massive banded planets of our Solar System this unique stack of round Fluorite expresses the similar forces that shape planets near and far. Banding this exceptionally aesthetic is uncommon. Madhya Pradesh is known for amazing, unique Fluorite formations including stacks, spheres and even rings.

A spectacular location-type.

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Primary minerals: Amethyst
Dimensions: 3.5"x3.75"
Location: Karur, Tamil Nadu, India

Discovered: 2010

Details & Highlights: This symphony of Amethyst from central South India features multiple crystal growth habits: elestial, crowns, chisels, scepters and more. Complete translucence back-lights perfectly to elevate an entire collection. Presents flat or stands as shown in video, sits as shown in stills with minor support.

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Primary minerals: A perfect, translucent Stilbite bow-tie

Matrix: Miniature Stilbite and Chalcedony Dimensions:

Dimensions:  2' x 2" x 2.25" Tall, Stilbite 1.25"
Location:  Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Year of discovery: 2012

Details & Highlights: A perfect, translucent Stilbite bow-tie. 

A singularly unique display specimen.

The complex matrix of gemmy miniature Stilbite on an exquisitely detailed reef

of intricate Chalcedony is a visual adventure all its own.

A truly Museum-quality piece in the defining crystal habit of the species. 

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Primary minerals: Heulandite with Stilbite & Chalcedony
Dimensions: Main Crystal is 2" tall
Location: Savda, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India

Discovered: 2014

Details & Highlights: A massive, perfect 2-inch freestanding translucent Peach-Pink Heulandite crystal at the center of this complex combination piece contrasts spectacularly with Stilbite and Blue Chalcedony.

 

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Primary minerals: Pentagonite with Calcite on miniature Heulandite

Matrix: Heulandite on Basalt 

Dimensions: 4"x5" total matrix size 

Location: Wagholi Quarry, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Year of discovery:- 2012

Details & Highlights: One of a handful of fully terminated

Pentagonite crystals featuring arms overgrown by  

miniature cubic crystals of Calcite that have ever been found.

 

Mindat Specimen ID: E2H-61N

 

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Primary Minerals: Apophyllite with Julgoldite

Matrix: Basalt

Dimensions: Overall 3" x 2.5"x1" tall Crystals from .25" to 1"

Location: Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, 2016

Details & Highlights: Spectacularly clear Apophyllite has protected the contacted Julgoldite on its basalt matrix for 66 million years in this rarely seen form.

These minerals crystallized in the basaltic cavities, formed from gas bubbles in lava flows. This one-of-a-kind piece combines an aesthetic and unique scientific specimen with a perfect small cabinet presentation that encourages further exploration.

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Primary minerals: Twin Cavansite crystals over Heulandite

Matrix: Basalt
Dimensions: 2.25" x 1.75" x 1"
Location: Wagholi Quarries, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Discovered: 2016

Details & Highlights: Stunning twin Cavansite crystals overgrew the Heulandite on this spectacular piece from the legendary Wagholi Quarries, Pune, Maharashtra, India (2016). This perfectly trimmed specimen stands alone on its basalt base matrix.

A definitive aesthetic specimen.

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