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International Minerals #14


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VM17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Ruguan Mine, China
Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What an incredible fluorite crystal perched on a bed of drusy quartz crystals! The fluorite features predominating rhombohedral, and smaller cubic faces, resembling the form of a garnet! In addition, there is a green core and several layers of fantastic purple phantoms around it. Just amazing! Great visual impact and no damage.


A430 - Calcite with Baryte - SOLD
Jandagh, Isfahan, Iran
Size: 9.9 x 9.3 x 4.1 cm
 

Beautiful rounded calcite aggregates growing on pink barite blades. A new find from Iran - what a striking contrast!


A416 - Red Beryl - SOLD
Ruby Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA
Size: 6 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
 

A sharp red hexagon sitting on rhyolite matrix. Aesthetic pieces from this locality are rare on the market today, and this is a very fine and inexpensive sample!


PE24 - Amethyst - SOLD
Guerrero, Mexico
Size: 11 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Superb Amethyst from an old find at Amatitlan. The colour is indeed striking in person, and the clarity is also fantastic. No damage.


LE02 - Fluorite with Quartz - 1400€
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 33 x 22 x 11 cm
 

Very showy large cabinet sized specimen featuring stepped cubic fluorites on quartz that covered a first generation of big octahedral fluorites. The most interesting point about this piece is the fact that the second generation of fluorite grew perfectly orientated on the first generation, although the quartz layer is in between the two generations of fluorite. What an amazing piece of mother nature!


PM135 - Proustite - SOLD
Jáchymov, Krusné Hory Mts., Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
 

This proustite glows deeply red when backlight! Ex Anton Berger, sold in 1957.


HM03 - Cerussite - 235€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5.4 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm
 

Beautiful 6-sided cerussite twin on barite matrix. No damage.


A488 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
 

Classic deep green gem tourmaline pencil from Brazil. The pointed termination is very special and free of any damage. The colour is bright and open, and the striations are sharp and well formed!


GO11 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6.8 x 5.7 x 3.3 cm
 

Lustrous gold leaves on quartz matrix, from Cavnic mines, not Verespatak, which is much rarer!


A490 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 10.8 x 7.3 x 4.7 cm
 

Superb "alien eye" fluorite specimen from the famous find! The specimen is a composite cluster of several fluorite crystals and quartz. The "eye" of the main crystal glows deeply green just with slight backlight, regular daylight is sufficient to reveal the amazing colour that made this particular find famous all over the world!


A456 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 5 cm
 

Superb twinned gem fluorites on matrix. No damage.


PE17 - Halite - SOLD
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
Size: 13 x 10 x 9 cm
 
 
 

Large clear fluorite cubes on matrix. No damage.



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