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International Minerals #15


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A106 - Aquamarine - 700€
Catuji, Mucuri valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a perfect floater crystal of etched aquamarine. It has an intense blue colour and very fine gemmy sections.


MG19 - Anglesite - 440€
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 1.1 cm
 

Excellent miniature from the classic old finds, featuring bright yellow crystals to 28 mm across.


ET14 - Creedite - 700€
Abasolo Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm
 

A wonderful deep orange ball of creedite crystals perched on matrix. Etched green fluorites set a nice contrast on the side.


ZF19 - Goethite - 590€
Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size: 9 x 5.4 x 3.3 cm
 

Striking aggregate of iridescent goethite balls in a very pleasing stalactite composition.


HR21 - Rubellite - 2300€
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.2 x 3.1 x 3.2 cm
 

This is an excellent matrix sample from the recent find at Antsira, Sahatana valley. Perfectly terminated, deep red rubellite crystals up to 20 mm in length form a wonderful group on citrine quartz and white albite matrix.


WI32 - Wulfenite - 3200€
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 6.9 x 6.5 x 5 cm
 
 
 

Deep orange blades of stacked wulfenites form a highly aesthetic cluster specimen! Tiny red vanadinites add even more sparkle. This is one of the very best small cabinet sized wulfenite specimens I have seen from this defunct mine. Very 3-dimensional, and great condition all around!


GF02 - Smithsonite - 470€
Laurion, Greece
Size: 12.1 x 8.5 x 6.8 cm
 

This is a beautiful cabinet sized piece of turquoise green smithsonite balls on gossan matrix. Ex Reinhard Dallinger collection.


A412 - Gold - 6300€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 4 cm
 

A thick mass of gold flakes perched on quartz matrix. The gold body is minimum 1 cm thick on all sides and almost completely covers the quartz matrix. Sphalerites set a nice accent on top. The entire piece is firm and sturdy, the gold leaves are well connected by intergrown quartz crystals. One of the very best gold specimens I have ever seen from Cavnic!


A514 - Tourmaline - 4300€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
 
 
 

White is probably the rarest colour of tourmalines. This fantastic crystal has a totally clear and colourless core in the bottom section. The pink colour increases upwards and reaches a pleasing pink in the top section. The termination faces are sharp and free of any chips.


DV21 - Phenakite - 2500€
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
 

Sharp and well formed floater crystal of phenakite, from a unique and very small find in Nigeria.


TC18 - Fluorite - 500€
Huanggangliang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Size: 4.4 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm
 

Clear fluorite cubes featuring purple bevelled edges. Orange sphalerite makes a pleasing combination. The big fluorite cube is in pristine condition on all sides.


WO08 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite - 2200€
Baia Mare, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania
Size: 22 x 21 x 9 cm
 
 
 

This is a hedgehog of clear, elongated quartz crystals and super glossy, iridescent chalcopyrites that make a great contrast. A partial coverage of small dolomite crystals, especially in the top section, completes the wonderful combination of this large cabinet sized beauty. Great condition and impact!



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