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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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PM31 - Aquamarine - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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.


XY108 - Pyromorphite - SOLD
Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
Size: 6.5 x 6 x 3.5 cm
 

Deep green and sturdy pyromorphite crystals covering a quartz matrix. No damage.


A481 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 12 x 5.2 x 4.9 cm
 

Large bicolout tourmaline in perfect condition. A small microlite is attached near the base.


SA03 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 12.3 x 9.8 x 8.4 cm
 

Amazing blue barite flower on calcite and limonite matrix! The crystal cluster is in superb condition and well crystalized all around!


ET18 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 12.7 x 7.7 x 6.4 cm
 

Deep purple fluorite cubes and a beautiful calcite crystal perched on a well crystalized sphalerite matrix! Tiny and insignificant edge wear on only one of the crystal edges. What fabulous aesthetics, and great visual impact!


WM07 - Wulfenite - SOLD
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!


HR11 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
 

Great pair of deep red rubellites, from the new pocket found at Sahatana valley.


XY112 - Selenite - SOLD
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.


ZF09 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 8.9 x 4 x 1.6 cm
 

Elongated prase quartz crystals with small balls of magnetite ps. hematite attached at the base. No damage.


AR88 - Calcite on Fluorite - SOLD
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!


HR15 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
 

Superb pair of deep red rubellites from the recent find. Small quartz crystals set a pleasing contrast. No damage.



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