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International Minerals #13

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GU08 - Tourmaline - 900€
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm

Superb classic watermelon tourmaline crystal from an old find. Great colours and condition.

TC29 - Cobaltoan Smithsonite - 1350€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.3 x 4.4 x 4.9 cm

Sharp and lustrous crystals to 12.5 mm on galena matrix. Great colour and condition!

A465 - Fluorite - 2700€
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm

"The Lizard" - what an gorgeous elongated bi-colour fluorite crystal perched on a nicely contrasting matrix! The pocket was found in 2005/2006 and named "Coca-Cola-Pocket" due to its amazing brown colours. This is one of the most aesthetic specimens I have ever seen from Erongo mountains. The crystals show very uncommon and rare shapes, there is no damage or contact. Published in the Extra Lapis 47 "Namibia", page 66. Ex Robert Brandstetter collection, his label is coming with the specimen.

ZF16 - Fluorite - 1750€
La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 7.3 x 4.9 x 5.3 cm

Deep purple fluorite cubes on top of a quartz matrix. the cubes have nicely stepped7bevelled edges and an amazing phantom that just glows when backlight! The largest cube measures 3.6 cm across.

A378 - Malachite with Cerussite - 550€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6.2 x 5 x 4.1 cm

This is a lovely pseudomorph of malachite ps. azurite, very aesthetic and showy all around! The floater matrix is covered by several dozen sparkling cerussite twins.

A178 - Gold - 1600€
Red Ledge Mine, Washington, Washington District, Nevada Co., California, USA
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 cm

This is a beautiful gold leaf, floating and perfect all aroud. The luster is great and very brilliant, and the shape is also amazing!

A509 - Aquamarine - 1400€
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 9.3 x 6.1 x 5 cm

What a striking composition! A doubly terminated aquamarine crystal grew on another dt aquamarine crystal, both in perfect condition and lovely perched on mica matrix. Showy all around. Zero damage!

FX08 - Amethyst with Prehnite - 1450€
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm

Two rose-coloured amethyst crystals on quartz and calcite matrix! Great aesthetics, perfect all around! No chipping on the terminations.

SW461 - Petalite - 125€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.7 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm

Floating etched petalite, well crystalized on all sides. Ex Wilfried Schlosser collection.

LE01 - Calcite with Hematite - 1350€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 25 x 18 x 19 cm

This is a very showy large cabinet sized hematite included calcite specimen, featuring a highly impressive and very 3-dimensional crystal formation! The bottom side is fully crystalized, actually the piece grew as a complete floater. It is in great condition, just one calcite side crystal on the lower left side is not fully terminated, all the others are in great condition. Calcite is admittedly quite a common species, but hard to find in this beauty and aesthetics - combined with this enormous size!

WI06 - Wulfenite - 2500€
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 12.4 x 9.4 x 6.8 cm

Deep orange wulfenite crystalsto 4.3 cm wide fully covering a gossan matrix. A few hundred tiny red vanadinites are scattered around and form a lovely contrast. As so typical of this locality, the wulfenites form a number of different habits, squaes and elongated shapes, thin and thick crystals, sharp and jagged. The colour varies from an intense butterscotch yellow to a truly deep and intense orange. This is probably one of the very best cabinet sized specimen from the recent finds!

XY82 - Pyrite with Quartz and Tetraedrite - 450€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm

Super brilliant pyrite crystals and sharp tetraedrites perched on quartz crystals! The piece is a floater and very well crystalized all around. Great contrast and shape!

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