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International Minerals #10


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PM02 - Amethyst - 1250€
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 10.4 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm
 

Two brilliant and lustrous amethyst crystals on a matrix covered by micro-crystalline epidote. No damage.


A324 - Silver - 1400€
Tarapacá Region, Chile
Size: 7.2 x 5.6 x 4.4 cm
 

Sharp and elongated silver crystals richly covering a quartz matrix. A very showy native silver specimen!


MC22 - Rhodochrosite - 25000€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4 x 3.6 x 3 cm
 

WOW!! What an amazing killer! Sharp and pointed, deep red and clear scalenohedrons of rhodochrosite form a wonderful miniature. This is indeed one of the best rhodochrosite specimens i have ever seen in the size range. The luster is fantastic, as good as one can look for! There is a small cleave on one crystal present, but this is truly minor in context. The overall composition is fabulous, and the visual impact is gorgeous, the piece even glows from the distance!


PV16 - Quartz - 1100€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 17.3 x 11 x 12.5 cm
 

Stunning specimen of artichoke quartz from Cavnic! The specimen is very 3-dimensional and in great condition. Very showy from all sides.


HS11 - Baryte - 1450€
Pöhla, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 5.4 x 3.8 x 4.5 cm
 

Deeply coloured, doubly terminated barite crystals on matrix! The specimen is very 3-dimensional and showy all around. Great condition and visual impact!


PW75 - Linarite - 220€
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.6 x 2.8 x 4.8 cm
 

Intense blue linarite crystals on galena, very typical combination of this locality.


A297 - Fluorite with Quartz - 2000€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 9 x 7.7 x 5.7 cm
 

What a beautiful fluorite cluster perched on elongated quartz crystals! The fluorites have a blue core, purple phantoms around it, and a final clear layer at the outside. The specimen is a floater and in perfect condition all around.


PW67 - Grossular - 2850€
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Canada
Size: 5 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
 

Very lustrous garnets to 14 mm in diameter on matrix! The main crystal is well isolated and free of any damage. The piece comes with an old label, indicating that it was sold to the collector by Gebr. Henn in 1977. Very showy specimen from this defunct locality.


BT28 - Tanzanite - 38000€
Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: 6.7 x 5 x 3.5 cm
 

WOW! This is truly a fantastic pair of tanzanite crystals! Two crystals in cluster are exceedingly rare, and these two crystals have truly fantastic quality also! One corner of the crystal was replaced by epoxy filling, otherwise the specimen is in really great condition. The colour change is very well visible, and the sharpness and clarity are just breath-taking!


A309 - Baryte - 3200€
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 10 x 9.6 x 7.3 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a superb cluster of bi-colour barite from the recent finds in Nador! The specimen is undamaged and in very aesthetic shape. Several sprays of diverging baryte clusters make this a truly outstanding specimen, one of the best of its kind i have seen from several thouand specimens that came to the market in last two years.


PM103 - Chalcosite - 5500€
Dognaczka, Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District, Banat, Caraş-Severin Co., Romania
Size: 10 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

This is indeed a fantastic chalcocite specimen from a classic European locality. Two aggregates of twinned chalcocite crystals are resting on a well contrasting matrix of white, sparkling calcite crystals. The specimen has great aesthetics as well as great provenance! It comes from the famous collection of Dr. Siegmund, Vienna, and his label is still coming with the specimen. A very significant specimen in many respects!


A300 - Cuprite - 1250€
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 3.6 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
 

Sharp and well formed floater crystal group of highly lustrous cuprite crystals! The piece is very 3-dimensional and well formed from all sides! It is not just a single crystal, several nice crystals are attached on the other side.



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