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International Minerals #11

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SN11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm

WOW! What a fantastic tourmaline crystal group on purple lepidolite! The specimen features a fantastic bicolour "watermelon" style. Both colours are bright, intense and very well balanced. Indeed, the colours and the amazing composition are just mind-blowing! One of the crystals is repaired once, and on one spot there has been a small restoration done. All of these little condition issues are very well acceptable once a specimen has this outstanding beauty and gorgeous visual impact!

KM16 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 12.3 x 9.2 x 8 cm

Wonderful baryte flowers scattered on nicely contrasting matrix! The barytes show wonderful colour and luster, and all of them are in great condition. The piece is very 3-dimensional and shows very well from several angles. What a lovely cabinet size specimen!

HM06 - Quartz with Malachite - SOLD
Aouli, Upper Moulouya lead district, Midelt, Khénifra Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 8.6 x 8.4 x 6.2 cm

Elongated quartz crystals covered by limonite and malachite. Great condition and lovely aesthetics!

SN03 - Vivianite - SOLD
Morococala Mine, Santa Fe Mining District, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Size: 5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

Killer quality 6-sided star of vivianite crystals! Amazing beauty and aesthetics! No damage.

SN05 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.4 x 4 x 4 cm

WOW! Striking dioptase crystals on white smithsonite matrix! Killer quality that still sets the standard of the species.

PM124 - Cerussite with Lammerite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 4.7 x 2.9 cm

Beautiful cluster of cerussite and lammerite! The crystals on top form a 6-sided snowflake style aggregate when displayed from the c-axis. Minor chipping is present, but it is small and forgivable in context.

A419 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 8.4 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm

Perfect fluorite cubes on mica and feldspar matrix, featuring several bevelled faces on all sides. The crystals feature a beautiful and intense green colour, and truly rare shape!

KM14 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 8.6 x 8.6 x 7.2 cm

Amazing baryte flower on top of a dark calcite matrix. The piece is in great condition and displays wonderfully from several sides.

PV17 - Rutile - SOLD
Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Size: 6.8 x 4.9 x 4.1 cm

This is a huge doubly-terminated rutile crystal, super glossy and in great condition all around.

WO09 - Topaz - SOLD
Tepetate, Mun. de Villa de Arriaga, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Size: 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.4 cm

Amazing red topaz on matrix! A wonderful toenail sized specimen in pristine condition!

A398 - Fluorite with Baryte - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 7 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm

Fantastic deep purple fluorite with polished corner on baryte ball matrix. No damage.

A388 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Bevaondrano, Ikalamavony District, Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm

WOW! What a killer tourmaline crystal from an old find in Madagascar! The crystal is in fact a composite cluster of several individuals in paralel growth. The termination faces are stepped and all well developed. It displays indeed very well from all sides. The colour is green on top, changes to a blue-green in the center and peach-pink towards the lower end (which is actually more intense in person). Only about a dozen of this style has been found, and this is truly a superb one!

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