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International Minerals #10


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A387 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
 

This is a gorgeous miniature featuring large and sharp crystals of cobaltoan smithsonite. Very showy from all sides!


PM103 - Chalcosite - 4500€
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!


A80 - Aquamarine with Schorl - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
 
 
 

Gorgeous single aquamarine crystal, very brilliant and pristine all around, with a lovely schorl inclusion in the bottom section. The termination shows nicely bevelled faces, and the clarity is in fact amazing!


A300 - Cuprite - SOLD
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.


A284 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm
 

Remarkably fine shark tooth rhodochrosite with two little sidecars. No damage.


A301 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 17 x 11 x 9.5 cm
 

Gorgeous large cabinet cluster of pink and green cap tourmalines from an old find in Darra-i-Pech. The two large and freestanding side crystals, forming a V, and a couple more crystals scattered around make this truly an outstanding specimen! Great condition, and very showy from all sides. 1.45 kilograms, no repair!


BT07 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 4.5 cm
 

WOW! What a superb rhodochrosite crystal on wonderful quartz matrix! The crystal measures 3.9 x 3.5 cm and comes from the famous porcelain pocket. Some teraedrite, pyrite and galena crystals give a nice contrast. The crystal has fantastic luster and a deeply saturated red colour! The piece just glows, even from the distance!


XY52 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 3 x 2 x 2 cm
 

Killer crocoite thumbnail from a pocket that was found about 5 years ago.


A229 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 9 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm
 

Clear and bright yellow anglesite crystals perched on dark galena matrix! The specimen measures 9 cm in total height. The main anglesite is 5 cm tall and in perfect condition.


PM11 - Emerald - SOLD
Nasarawa Eggon, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Size: 3.5 x 1.1 x 1.2 cm
 

Very fine emerald crystal, featuring sharp hexagonal prism faces and a very pleasing colour.


A405 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 11.5 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
 

WOW! What a fantastic tourmaline cluster featuring great shape and colours! All the termination faces are razor sharp and in pristine condition, there is indeed no damage and no repair on this amazing specimen.


A340 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Piauí valley, Taquaral, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 12 x 4 x 3 cm
 

Wow! Very clear and deep green tourmaline from an old find in Piaui, Minas Gerais. The termination shows alovely pink cap, top luster and sharp edges. Indeed amazing quality!



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