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International Minerals #14

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A457 - Fluorite - 1700€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 8.2 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm

Sharp and deep purple fluorites perched on white dolomite matrix. Great condition and visual impact!

A379 - Malachite ps. Azurite - 950€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 9.3 x 5.5 x 6 cm

Sharp and very well formed malachite ps. azurite crystals on bayldonite matrix. Another unknown black species is also present on the malachite crystals. Very distinctive, classic Tsumeb style!

BT22 - Azurite - 20000€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.8 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm

WOW! This is a huge and very well formed, elongated azurite crystal. As so typical of Tsumeb, it is altered to malachite in some small places. The colour is excellent, and the luster is superb! The stepped growth structures in the top section make it truly special and unique!

A471 - Tourmaline - 1500€
Oyo Mine, Nigeria
Size: 4.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm

Superb tourmaline crystal from Africa featuring incredibly strong colours when backlight!

A420 - Gold - 2200€
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 3.3 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm

Large and lustrous gold crystals forming a killer toenail specimen! Very 3-dimensional in person.

A363 - Rutile Quartz - 475€
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm

Golden rutile inclusions in clear quartz. Hematite crystals are attached on the lower right side. Great condition and shape.

PV34 - Dolomite with Quartz - 800€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 15.5 x 11 x 7.9 cm

Large dolomite ball, 9.3 cm in diameter, perched on quartz matrix.

A332 - Amethyst - 1300€
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 8.6 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm

This is a superb floater cluster of Mexican amethyst. The piece is very 3-dimensional in person, and free of damage. Small epidotes are present in some places. The specimen displays very well from all sides.

A304 - Tourmaline - 1800€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm

Striking red cap, pink, clear, green and again a pink core in the bottom section. The colour zones of Brazilian tourmalines are amazing, and this is an excellent sample of an outstanding find! The sidecar crystal gives character to this amazing specimen!

TC28 - Azurite - 2150€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 3.8 cm

Gorgeous elongated azurite crystal resting on nicely contrasting green bayldonite (?) matrix. The termination of the azurite crystal is sharp and free of damage. Deeply blue when backlight!

GI09 - Demantoid - 1450€
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 7.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 cm

Super glossy garnets to 17 mm on matrix. Remarkably the crystals are widely free of and cracks or other flaws! great specimen from the new finds!

TC10 - Liddicoatite - 1850€
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 4 x 1.3 x 1 cm

WOW! Gorgeous bi-colour rubellite from Sahatana valley! Pristine all around. The termination is a perfect 6-sided pyramid with a pointed tip, no pinacoid face! The top section is perfect gem rough, it is 100% clear and free of inclusions!

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