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RM1401   Rutile with quartz

Kapudzhukh Mts., Zangezur Range, Nakhchivan Aut. Republic, Azerbaijan

An amazing rutile specimen with an exceptional quality for the locality and for the species. The famous rutile specimens of Kapudzhukh in Azerbaijan are already a classic. It is said, they appeared during the 90s, for only a period of two years. This specimen shows perfect faces, first and second order twins and dipyramids, and a more than outstanding definition.
According to explained by Rob Lavinsky, a limited number of pieces were collected during this short period. They were send to United States, at the hands of Bill Larson, through a former official of the KGB, nicknamed "Niki the Tank", who got into mineral collecting and dealing after the Wall fell. Honestly, this is one of those pieces that you dubt to keep or come off it...


Size: 6.2 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm.
Main crystal: 15 x 12 mm.
Found in 1990's

 

RM1575   Rutile with quartz

Kapudzhukh Mts., Zangezur Range, Nakhchivan Aut. Republic, Azerbaijan

An amazing rutile specimen with an exceptional quality for the locality and for the species. The famous rutile specimens of Kapudzhukh in Azerbaijan are already a classic. It is said, they appeared during the 90s, for only a period of two years. This specimen shows some crystals, one predominant, perfect faces, first and second order twins and dipyramids, and a more than outstanding definition.
According to explained by Rob Lavinsky, a limited number of pieces were collected during this short period. They were send to United States, at the hands of Bill Larson, through a former official of the KGB, nicknamed "Niki the Tank", who got into mineral collecting and dealing after the Wall fell.


Size: 4.0 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm.
Main crystal: 18 x 6 mm.
Found in ±1990's.

 
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