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International Minerals #10

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PM02 - Amethyst - 750€
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.

PM39 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 9.8 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm

WOW! What a gorgeous 245g heliodor crystal! The etching patterns are exceptionally fine all around, and the clarity is fabulous!

A324 - Silver - SOLD
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!

VG06 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 4.6 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm

This specimen features sharp and lustrous gold leaves on a nicely crystalized quartz matrix. Small sphalerites are also present in some places. A lovely gold miniature from this classic European locality!

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 - SOLD
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.

XY44 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7.2 x 3.9 x 4.2 cm

Deep green dioptase crystals on nicely contrasting calcite matrix.

HS11 - Baryte - 970€
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 - SOLD
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.

PW67 - Grossular - SOLD
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 - 36000€
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 - SOLD
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.

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