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International Minerals #9


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PM105 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
 

Highly lustrous and partially transparent red wulfenite crystals richly scattered on matrix! The main crystal measures 17.5 mm across. Great condition and visual impact! Ex Bosch, Marty Zinn (no.1624) and Helmut Brückner collections.


PM05 - Stibnite and Baryte - SOLD
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 10.8 x 10.5 x 7.6 cm
 

Wonderful spray of stibnite resting on nicely contrasting baryte rhombs. Sold in 1952 by Jäger (Vienna). A very fine European classic!


ZW23 - Mimetite - SOLD
Sonora, Mexico
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm
 

Bright yellow botryoidal mimetite forming a beautiful small cabinet sized specimen. The balls are arranged to a few beautiful cluster groups which gives the piece good relief and character. There is no damage present on the front side.


A321 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Ameib Farm, Usakos, Erongo, Namibia
Size: 14.6 x 7.4 x 9.5 cm
 

WOW! Fantastic aquamarine crystal perched on feldspar and smoky quartz matrix! The crystal is clear on top and indeed deep blue in person, the colour is truly striking! The aquamarine crystal is pristine and free of any damage. Published in extraLapis no.23 (Aquamarin & Co), page 32, see the picture taken by Jeff Scovil there also. One of the best cabinet sized aquamarine specimens I have ever seen from this famous Namibian locality. Ex James Zigras collection.


RD33 - Azurite - 1450€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.8 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
 

This is a well-formed, sharp and lustrous azurite crystal from Tsumeb. The entire crystal is deep blue in the corners when backlight. A few malachite rosettes show starting alteration and make a beautiful contrast. The front side shows fantastic striations and very brilliant luster. Great condition and shape!


H3 - Schorl - 100€
Farm Ameib, Karibib Distr., Erongo, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
 

A lustrous, thick and sturdy schorl resting on smoky quartz matrix.


PM50 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 6.1 x 2.6 x 2.4 cm
 

Amazing multi-colour, doubly-terminated tourmaline crystal from California! The colour zones are sharp and distinct, and each of the 3 colours is truly strong and vivid. Both terminations are well formed and free of any damage. Great American classic!


HS03 - Hessite with Petzite - SOLD
Botés, Alba Co., Romania
Size: 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
 

Sharp hessites to 6 mm on quartz matrix. An excellent sampe from this classic locality!


PM115 - Calcite - SOLD
Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mts, Heves Co., Hungary
Size: 7.8 x 4.7 x 5.5 cm
 

Very brilliant calcite crystal cluster from Hungary! The quality of this specimen is in fact much better in person, my camera failed to capture the excellent luster and clarity of the crystals. Beuatiful striations, especially on the rhombohedral termination faces make this an outstanding specimen. The quality is indeed much better than most of the famous and very similar calcites from Egremont. No damage on the crystal terminations.


A96 - Pyrargyrite - SOLD
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
Size: 6 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a fantastic pyrargyrite crystal cluster featuring excellent luster and sharpness! The entire specimen is a floater and complete all around. The colour is pure red gem when backlight.


A281 - Gold - SOLD
California, USA
Size: 4.7 x 3 x 0.8 cm
 

Stunning leaf of gold, well formed on both sides. It has exquisite shape and shows very fine luster.


FW15 - Fluorite - 450€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 2.7 cm
 

What a surprise! Deep purple fluorite octahedrons from Shigar Valley, Pakistan. I have never seen this colour from Pakistan before, the specimen comes from a very small and limited find. The mica matrix makes a beautiful contrast. Great condition and aesthetics!



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