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Alexander Saiph Sapphirious' Photo Gallery

09V-6QEPhenakite

Phenakite Mine, Khetchel village, Molo quarter, Momeik Township, Kyaukme District, Shan State, Myanmar

Dimensions: 26 mm x 18 mm x 11 mm

Gemmy twinned phenakite crystal on matrix.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 682919     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 130   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

HTQ-6YUFluorite, Sphalerite, Arsenopyrite

Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China

Dimensions: 17 mm x 17 mm x 15 mm

Fluorite with minor brownish sphalerite & metallic arsenopyrite attached. The fluorite crystals are constituted with [100], [110] and [111] faces. And each of the [110] faces are purpleish-blue. A very thin blue layer could be seen under these [110] faces.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 645579     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 132   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

UF9-UH7Spessartine, Albite

Escondido pegmatite, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 26 mm x 18 mm x 13 mm

Bright orange spessartine crystals on albite.
Ex. Wendy & Frank Melanson Collection.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 633178     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 217   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1200 x 1250 pixels (1.5 Mpix)

K7U-X9UChalcophyllite

Gengma Co., Lincang, Yunnan, China

Dimensions: 9 mm x 7 mm x 2 mm

Chalcophyllite crystal from Gengma Dai and Va Autonomous County of Lincang Prefecture. New find around 2014.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 614731     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 259   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

WTQ-RJPSapphire (Var: Padparadscha)

Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Dimensions: 12 mm x 6 mm x 4 mm
Weight: 0.76 g

Gemmy padparadscha crystal. Specimen & Photograph by Alexander Sapphirious. Photo by a Canon 60D camera with adaped Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35/2.8 lens.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 610598     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 525   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

723-NRJKyanite, Quartz

Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Dimensions: 22 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm

Kyanite crystal on Quartz. Ex. Wendy & Melanson Collection.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 608406     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 226   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

GXC-YQ7Fluorite, Calcite

No. 5 Mine, Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia, China

Dimensions: 15 mm x 11 mm x 10 mm

Waterclear colourless cubic FLUORITE crystal with balanced octahedral and dodecahedral faces stands on the top of a piece of pale yellow CALCITE. A tiny PYRITE ball occurs on the surface of the CALCITE as well. Over all size: 15 x 11 x 10 mm
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 571585     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 185   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 960 x 1000 pixels (1.0 Mpix)

882-2F5Microcline

Tawara, Hirukawa, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu, Japan

Dimensions: 19 mm x 14 mm x 14 mm

Specimen size 19 x 14 x 14 mm. A piece of microcline crystal shows Manebach law twin.
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2XY-JVEBastnäsite-(Ce)

Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Dimensions: 22 mm x 9 mm x 7 mm

specimen size: 22 x 9 x 7 mm. A piece of prismatic crystal with excellent termination, and there are some acicular crystals included.
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QN9-5TMPezzottaite

Sakavalana mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar

9×7×7mm crystal with a little matrix attached.
Copyright: © Alexander Saiph Sapphirious      Photo ID: 531510     Uploaded by: Alexander Saiph Sapphirious   View Count: 196   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 800 x 800 pixels (0.6 Mpix)
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