1st Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Tetjuche, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
The best Ilvaites combine deep black color with luster that is brilliantly reflective. Here we have a matrix group that is composed of Ilvaites inter-grown with stout Quartz crystals bearing the form of hexagonal dipyramids - somewhat unusual for Quartz. The largest Ilvaite measures over 2 inches (5.4 cm) in length and is partially surrounded by smaller ones of similar form. A number of the Quartz crystals exhibit inclusions of Ilvaite within, indicating that at least part of their growth history overlapped. All of the Ilvaites show brilliant luster, and, although there are a few broken crystals, they are not all that obvious. This is old material from the 1990s.
Overall Measurements: 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches (12.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Ex. David P. Wilber Collection [Hoppel #D1625]
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