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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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A487 - Silver - 5500€
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 - 1800€
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.


WM07 - Wulfenite - 1350€
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 - 2500€
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!


PE13 - Tourmaline - 950€
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.5 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
 

Superb bicolour tourmaline from the old famous pocket found at Golconda mine. One small side crystal is not terminated, all the other terminations are pristine.


A519 - Calcite - 3500€
Daye Co., Hubei Province, China
Size: 13.3 x 12.4 x 9.9 cm
 
 
 

Wow! What an amazing red calcite from Tonglushan! Large twinned and doubly terminated crystals are perched on a very attractive matrix formed by smaller stalactite calcite crystals. The orange-red hematite inclusions make this a colourful and truly outstanding specimen! Great condition, and striking aesthetics!


AR336 - Olivenite - 245€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
 

Olivenite crystals to 10 mm across on a piece of matrix. Cute miniature of this rare species!


IN01 - Tourmaline - 5000€
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm
 

This is a wonderful non-repaired tourmaline crystal perched on epidolite and feldspar matrix. The bicolour crystal has a flat termination on top and measures 6.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Great aesthetics and superb condition!



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