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International Minerals #6

AR85 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 11.3 x 6.8 x 6.6 cm
Wow! Six sceptre amethysts on a cabinet sized matrix plate. The right sceptre is 2 inches tall and gives a clear focus to the piece. Great condition and visual impact!

LM08 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 12 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Fantastic bi-colour tourmaline featuring multiple side crystals! All terminations are in pristine condition and free of any damage. A rose of albite sets a pleasing accent at the base. Gorgeous beauty!

GR05 - Demantoid - SOLD
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Size: 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm
Very fine thumnail featuring perfect demantoide crystals on matrix. No damage.

DI06 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7 x 6.4 x 2.9 cm
Wonderful floater specimen of calcite matrix and rich coverage of sparkling dioptase crystals on one side. Very well crystallized on back side also, and in great condition all around.

XY03 - Dyscrasite - SOLD
St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Size: 3.4 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm
Sharp and well formed dyscrasite crystals perched on galena and pyrargyrite crystals. Very fine miniature. No damage.

NH12 - Calcite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 5.6 cm
Wonderful specimen featureing sharp rhombs of calcite and sparkling dioptase crystals in between. A few of the calcites show reddish hematite inclusions also. Great display from either side!

SM14 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Great scepred bi-colour tourmaline! The crystal shows beautiful etching patterns on both the upper and lower terminations. White lepidolite sets a nice contrast.

AR215 - Fluorite - SOLD
Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 7.1 x 6.3 x 4 cm
A modified fluorite perched on a cluster of milky quartz crystals. the fluorite measures 3.2 x 2.7 cm across and is in pristine condition.

AR214 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.3 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm
Superb bicolour tourmaline from Paprok. A smaller side crystal and some feldspar attached on one side sets a nice contrast.

ZW14 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District (Laurion), Attikí Prefecture, Greece
Size: 9.1 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm
Great aggregate of ballshaped crystals on brown limonite matrix. Very finy colour and shape!

A217 - Apatite - SOLD
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm
This specimen features truly great aesthetics! Half a dozen sharp apatite crystals are perched on a white albite matrix. The crystals show slightly bevelled edges and deep green colour, very typical of this famous find. Great condition and visual impact!

AN52 - Wulfenite - SOLD
San Francisco Mine, Mexico
Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
Very showy combo specimen of wulfenite and botryoidal mimetite on matrix. The main wulfenite crystal atop is 2.9 cm wide.