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International Minerals #4

A181 - Heliodore - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 7.2 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
Gem heliodore featuring sharp crystal edges and lovely etching patterns. The crystal is almost flawless from top to bottom, only very little inclusions are present. Weight is 30 grams. No damage.

AR171 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
This is a very nice bi-colour tourmaline featuring a sequence of pink, green and again pink colour in the bottom core. No damage and well crystallized on all sides.

ZW19 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 7.9 x 4 x 4.2 cm
Sharp crystals of deep orange wulfenite placed on calcite and descloizite matrix. Crystal measurements are up to 12 mm on edge and 6 mm in thickness. Great condition and beautiful colour contrast!

TS10 - Emerald - SOLD
Muzo Mine, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 5.6 cm
More than a dozen deep green emerald crystals scattered on calcite and pyrite matrix! The biggest emerald crystal measures 22 mm in length. A few of the crystals are contacted or show pocket damage, but still the majority of them is well terminated and in perfect condition. Very showy display side and great visual impact!

ZW29 - Topaz - SOLD
St Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
Blue topaz from a classic african locale! This crystal features great colour and clarity in a well formed 3-inch crystal. Note the back side is a natural crack that fully rehealed. Some little chipping is present on the edges, but the piece is still in very fine condition.

PW52 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
A 2 cm ball shaped shpere perched on gossan matrix. A few single and isolated crystals form a nice contrast to the main crystal aggregate.

A103 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 6.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm
A nest of highly lustrous gold leaves and wires sitting in an open vug of small quartz crystals. Great specimen from an old defunct locality.

TS25 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Very fine cluster of aquamarine crystals in parallel growth! Some feldspar crystals attached on the sides and on the base make a nice contrast. The stepped termination faces make this truly a special specimen!

BD12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 4.4 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
This is a killer miniature tourmaline from California. A very well-shaped orthoclase crystal is host to two bicolour tourmaline crystals. Great condition and aesthetics! The piece displays very well from all sides.

A172 - Azurite - SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 5.9 x 4.6 x 2.2 cm
Gorgeous blades of azurite on starkly contrasting white matrix. Comes from a very small and limited find in January 2014! The main crystal is 23 mm tall and just 1.5 mm thick, hence it features an incredibly deep blue colour when backlight! No damage.

TS26 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 7.8 x 4.9 x 2.9 cm
This is a small cabinet sized specimen of well formed rhodochrosite rhombs. Some quartz crystals placed in the centre serve as a beautiful contrast. Great arrangement and display! Specimen number is SH2590.

A153 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 10.2 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm
Clear and highly lustrous crystal of etched quartz. Minor chlorite and calcite is present on the rear side. Very fine etching patterns, as good as they get! No cracks, no inclusions, the crystal is fully transparent throughout!