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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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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 - 6000€
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.


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.


PW20 - Smithsonite - 450€
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 4.6 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm
 

Lovely botryoidal smithsonite featuring beautiful colour and shape!


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!


ZF13 - Goethite - 750€
Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size: 6.6 x 5 x 2.9 cm
 

Superb botryoidal goethite featuring amazing iridescent colours!


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!


AS39 - Rhodochrosite with Gageite - 2350€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 17.4 x 6.4 x 6 cm
 

Rhombohedral hot pink rhodochrosite crystals are forming botryoidal shapes on brown gageite and mangan ore matrix! Only a small and very limited find yielded this unique style and combination. This is an amazing cabinet sized piece of excellent quality and condition!


TL13 - Fluorite - 3600€
Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District , Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District , Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 8.4 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
 

Superb bicolour fluorite cubes from Rosiclare level at Denton mine! The main cube is perfect and measures 3.8 cm on edge. Blueish purple and yellow make a great and colourful combination. Special growth structures on the edges and faces add character and beauty! Excellent aesthetics and condition!


A308 - Wurtzite - 840€
Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mts, Heves Co., Hungary
Size: 4.8 x 4.3 x 3 cm
 

Sharp and well formed wurtzite crystals forming an excellent miniature specimen. Small chalcopyrites are attached on the side. No damage.


SN10 - Tourmaline - 2600€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 6.8 x 1.7 cm
 

Two crossing bicilour tourmalines in excellent shape and condition. Both tourmalines are still pristine, they are just repaired once at the contact plane. This is lock-fit and totaly invisible. A small quartz crystal is attached on the side.



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