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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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CI02 - Fluorite - 1750€
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 8.3 x 7.4 x 4.9 cm
 
 
 

Superb fluorite cubes to 3.6 cm on edge perched on a wonderful sphalerite matrix. Note the clear and sharp phantom lines inside! Great condition and aesthetics!


A487 - Silver - 6500€
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 7.9 x 5.1 x 4 cm
 

WOW! What an amazing silver specimen from Michigan! The crystals are sharp and well formed, and up to 17 mm long. The composition of the silver crystal branches is particularly well balanced and very aesthetic. A pleasing patina gives the typical classic touch to this superb silver specimen!


GG03 - Selenite - 475€
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4.6 cm
 

Superb floater cluster of thick and totally clear selenite crystals. The picture shows what i consider the back side, it is so good all the way around!


A472 - Acanthite - 2300€
Imiter Mine, Djebel Saghro, Quarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 6.7 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm
 

Sharp and lustrous acanthite crystals, some very well isolated, forming a lovely crystal group. The octahedral crystals measure up to 17 mm on edge.


SA14 - Quartz - 590€
Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 15 x 7.8 x 7.2 cm
 

Wonderful quartz crystals with red hematite inclusions. Great condition and highly attractive composition!


PM31 - Aquamarine - 1550€
Djemaa, Nigeria
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
 

Superb gem aquamarine from an African source, featuring an amazing phantom! The termination shows 6-sided bevels and is in pristine and undamaged condition.


PE10 - Tourmaline - 1100€
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
 

This is a superb bicolour tourmaline from an old Brazilian find. The green colour is strong and intense, and it has a strong blueish accent. The edges show the usual tiny edge wear, which is barely visible and insignificant.


WM07 - Wulfenite - 1750€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.2 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
 

Exceptionally lage wulfenite crystals perched on limonite and mottramite matrix! The biggest crystal measures 2.9 x 2.6 cm and is fully undamaged. One of the very finest pieces from a small new pocked uncovered in summer 2016!


XY112 - Selenite - 230€
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
 

Clear twinned selenite crystals on a floater ball of first generation crystals. Just lovely! No damage.


AR88 - Calcite on Fluorite - 2900€
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 22 x 16 x 6.5 cm
 

What a wonderfol large cabinet sized specimen from the famous Elmwood mining district! Three large golden calcite crystals are perched on a nicely contrasting barite, fluorite and sphalerite matrix. Remarkably for this size, the piece is in perfect condition all around!


LE13 - Calcite with Duftite - 1800€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 15.5 x 13.8 x 13.4 cm
 

What an amazing calcite stalactite partially covered by duftite! The piece is very 3-dimensional and well crystalized all the way around. The right picture shows the view from top.


VG11 - Benitoite - 5000€
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 7.2 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
 

Deep blue benitoite crystals to 20 mm across perched on matrix! The crystal group is well balanced with a main crystal on the left side and a dozen smaller ones scattered around.



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