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International Minerals #12

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A451 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Dasoto, Kato Nevrokopi basin, DrĂ¡ma Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
Size: 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm

Doubly terminated amethyst sceptre on smoky quartz. Excellent miniature! Fine specimens from this locality are very rare and hard to obtain. The crystal tips are in perfect condition.

A453 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm

WOW! Awesome gold leaves on quartz matrix! The gold aggregate measures 3.1 x 2.1 cm in total size. The luster is indeed superb and the triangular growth patterns are sharp and very well visible. Ex Anton Berger private collection. The Berger family has in fact handled a lot of fine gold specimens from Romania, but this one truly stands out due to its luster and excellent shape!

A371 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.1 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm

Tourmaline is LOVE! Two fantastic bi-colour "watermelon" tourmalines on white albite matrix. The standing crystal is repaired twice. The repairs are done very well and barely visible. What a lovely and highly aesthetic specimen!

SN20 - Fluorite with Quartz - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 4.9 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm

Two cub-octahedral fluorites perched on needle quartz crystals. Both fluorites show a beautiful phantom. No damage.

GI02 - Demantoid - 330€
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 7 x 6.3 x 3.5 cm

A large 21 mm demantoid crystal right in the centre of a solid rock matrix. Calcite and small pyrites are present in places. No damage.

A473 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm

WOW!!! What a masterpiece creation of mother nature!!! This anglesite is probably one of the very best of its kind ever found! It is large, gemmy, yellow, lustrous and very aesthetic. The termination faces are nicely bevelled and stepped. The beauty and size are sheerly incredible. GORGEOUS!!!

A389 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm

Two lovely benitoite crystals measuring 22 and 18 mm across on natrolite matrix. Small neptunites provide a beautiful contrast. Both benitoites are pristine and free of damage.

A336 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 9.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm

This is a superb heliodor crystal from old the finds at Volodarsk. The colour is a deep yellow, indeed much brighter and stronger than most of these, and the clarity is truly stunning! The crystal is doubly-terminated and in great condition and shape.

DF06 - Amazonite with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Tree Root pocket, Two Point claim, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 5 cm

WOW! Killer amazonite specimen from one of the very best pockets ever found! This specimen is remarkably not repaired and features a high balance of two amazonite crystals, 4 smoky quartz fingers and the white albite matrix. Gorgeous aesthetics and jaw-dropping visual impact!

VM01 - Silver - SOLD
Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Size: 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm

A superb silver wire on nicely contrasting calcite matrix. As so typical of these, a few acanthites - truly crystals, not just a black crust - grew on the silver wire and add even more beauty and interest. What a killer specimen in toenail size!

SF27 - Fluorite - SOLD
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 10.2 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm

A deep green cluster of octahedral fluorites on milky quartz crystals. Great aesthetics!

A400 - Alabandine - 900€
Uchucchacua Mine, Province de Oyon, Peru
Size: 6.6 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm

Gorgeous alabandite crystals in a cluster with some small rhotochrosite balls! A large 1 inch crystal is placed right in the centre of this lovely specimen and sets a clear focus. Some of the side crystals are twinned, and all of them are in perfect condition. A fantastic small cabinet sample form the very best find of alabandite ever!

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