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International Minerals #15

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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 - 1800€
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!

SO02 - Sphalerite - SOLD
Las Manforas Mine (Aliva Mine), Camaleno, Cantabria, Spain
Size: 5.9 x 3 x 2.8 cm

What a great European sphalerite! A deep orange-red crystal is perched on a doubly terminated white scalenohedral calcite. Top aesthetics, and no damage. Ex Eric Asselborn collection.

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 - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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!

FX18 - Amethyst - SOLD
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 5.4 x 4.7 x 3.9 cm

Clear and deep purple amethysts on dolomite and quartz matrix. Great aesthetics, no damage.

FX20 - Aquamarine - 1400€
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 6.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm

Clear vanadium-rich greenish aquamarine crystal, featuring elongated and elegant shape, and a nicely bevelled termination. No damage.

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