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International Minerals #13

ZF18 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 8 x 7.6 x 5.9 cm
WOW! This is a gorgeous prase quartz specimen featuring amazing colour, luster and composition. The crystals are tapering and most of them reach a point at the termination. Small magnetites ps. hematite crystals are attached on the far right side. What a superb specimen, this is indeed one of the very best ones I have ever seen!

GU08 - Tourmaline - SOLD
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.

HD12 - Heliodor - SOLD
Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
Size: 7.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
Superb red cap heliodor from the new find. The terminations of this particular pocket feature a very distinct style which is truly amazing and unique. Red hematite inclusions add a pleasing contrast. This is one of the top 5 pieces from the pocket, it shows great condition and shape!

A465 - Fluorite - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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.

PM34 - Silver - SOLD
Batopilas, Adres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 4.3 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
Wonderful elongated silver crystals on calcite matrix, so typical of this famous locality. Great luster and shape!

A417 - Red Beryl - SOLD
Ruby Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
Size: 7.4 x 6 x 2.4 cm
Three perfect red beryl crystals resting on a white Rhyolite matrix.

A378 - Malachite with Cerussite - SOLD
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.

TZ01 - Topaz - SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Super gemmy, deep orange topaz crystal, doubly terminated and perfect all around.

LM22 - Ruby - SOLD
Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Size: 4 x 3 x 3 cm
Pristine and blood red ruby crystal on marble matrix. What a stunning miniature!

A178 - Gold - SOLD
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!

TC13 - Fluorite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 5.2 x 4 x 3.4 cm
Sharp and deep purple fluorite cube perched on dolomite and barite matrix. Great aesthetics and zero damage!