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Anapaite Psm Clam


Anapaite Psm Clam


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Chernomorsky Mine, Kerchenskoe Deposit, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russian Federation
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
1.8 × 2.4 × 2 cm

This is an exceptionally nice example of anapaite “on the half-shell” from Kerch. Once fairly easy to obtain, but not anymore. The heart shaped bivalve shell is complete on both sides and the back.

In the first pair of photos (taken several years ago), the background didn’t come out well. So I removed it.

In reality, the shell was glued to Styrofoam, which I didn’t care for. For the second pair of photos, I placed the shell back in the divot I made in the Styrofoam. If that’s how you like it –easy enough to glue it back. However, if you dislike specimens glued to Styrofoam as much as I do, be advised that a small amount remains stuck to the bottom of the shell. Often warm water is all you need to loosen up the glue, but I didn’t try that in this case.

Single item shipping weight (with TN case) is 3.4 oz (96 g). For shipments outside the USA, up to a total weight < 8 oz (225g), this can be combined with items from this or other auctions for the same postage.

Note: The only information that I have regarding the locality is “Kerch Penninsula”. I don’t know if it is actually from the Kerchenskoe deposit specifically.

Within the USA, postage for total weights up to 13 oz ranges from $4.25 to $6.50 (including packing etc) regardless of destination. Above 13 oz, I will use “own box” Priority Mail. The rate, including packing, varies by destination from $7.25 to $9.50.

See my updated “Shipping Policy” for details.


Mineral Data
What's on the rock


Crystal System: 
Type Locality: 
Zheleznyi Rog (Zheleznaya balka), Anapa, Taman Peninsula, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Russia
LMB minerals

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In addition to the standard terms and conditions, please note the following. Almost all IDs are visual. While in most cases the ID is obvious, there may be cases where it is not. If you are doubtful about a particular ID, please ask for more information. Or do not bid! Similarly, if you are not sure that the specimen meets your criteria, do not bid. I have tdone the best I can with the photos. Nevertheless, if you are not happy with a specimen for any reason, I will refund the bid price – but not the shipping costs (unless the fault is clearly mine) – if the specimen is returned. This policy applies even if analysis of the specimen shows that my ID was incorrect. When in doubt, ask - or don’t bid. Note that most crystals at MSH and Varennes are micros - even if on large specimens. Please pay attention to the stated sizes. Any customs duties, fees etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.