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International Minerals #9


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RD15 - Azurite - 1100€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 4.3 x 1.6 cm
 

This is a large, single, sharp and lustrous azurite crystal from Tsumeb. It features many special vicinal faces and striations on the outline.


PM72 - Azurite with Bayldonite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 9.8 x 5.9 x 4.8 cm
 

Superb azurite rosettes on bayldonite matrix! The luster of the azurites is excellent and the bayldonite makes a pleasing contrast. Ex J├Ąger (Vienna) collection.


NF02 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.8 x 4.3 x 3.2 cm
 

WOW! What an incredible fluorite crystal! It has a very unusual elongated form, slightly rounded edges, bevelled corners, deep green colour and a wonderful phantom - and it is perched on feldspar matrix! What else can we look for? One of the very best specimens from this famous locality i have ever seen. Truly a dream of every high end collector!


AT05 - Apatite - SOLD
Cerro de Mercado Mine, Cerro de los Remedios, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm
 

Fantastic bright yellow apatite crystal on matrix! Razor sharp pointed termination, no damage!


SW50 - Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 2.1 cm
 

Sharp and clear single cerussite crystal. There is one chip on upper left edge, hence the lowered price.


A289 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
 

Superb multi-colour tourmaline crystal from a very old find at Cruzeiro mine. The combination of orange, pink and blue is very rare, and certainly very appealing!


RD78 - Calcite - 600€
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
 

Wonderful miniature of classic Egremont calcite. The three main crystals are very clear and standing upright. Great condition and aesthetics!


A228 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 7.4 x 3.5 x 3.8 cm
 

A pair of two bright yellow anglesites (16 mm tall) and a twinned cerussite on galena matrix! Anglesite of this colour and clarity was found only once at Touissit, and the amazing quality of this find still sets the standard for the species. No more have been found ever since. I got this specimen recently from an old Moroccoan miner who had kept it in his personal collection for more than 20 years. No damage.


SM24 - Atacamite - 1300€
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 12.6 x 9 x 4.6 cm
 

WOW! Sharp and brilliant atacamite crystals on quartz and chrysocolla matrix! The atacamites are grown in wonderful groups and reach up to 19 mm in length. The plate of matrix is richly covered, and the quartz sets a pleasing contrast. Some of the crystals in the lower part are not terminated, but the majority is well formed and in perfect condition. One of the very best atacamite specimens ever found at the Lily mine!


ZF11 - Prase Quartz / Amethyst - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 9.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
 

Bi-colour quartz was found only once on Serifos island, and the pocket was small and produced just a couple fine specimens. According to the collector this is the very best crystal featuring the sharp line in between the prase and amethyst colours. Exquisit, and no damage!


AT14 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4 cm
 

The best known tourmaline ever found at the oceanview mine! The lepidolite and feldspar both set a beautiful contrast to the deep pink rubellite crystal perched on top. Illustrated in extralapis No.41 Tourmaline II, page 73. No damage.


RD35 - Mimetite - 200€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm
 

Sharp, tapering mimetite crystals to 17 mm on matrix.



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