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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!


HD12 - Heliodor - 3600€
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 - 4000€
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 - 1800€
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!


IN03 - Tourmaline - 17000€
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 18.5 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
 

WOW! What a gorgeous multiple-coloured tourmaline crystal! The picture was just made with natural daylight from the back side, no artificial light used, and the colours are indeed that strong and intense. There is one repair right above the pink zone, but this was professionally done and is barely visibly. The termination is perfect and shows a pleasing yellow colour. The sidecar crystals are all terminated. The size of the crystal is indeed shocking, it is a true masterpiece for an advanced collector of gem species!


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!



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