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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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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.


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 - 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!


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 - 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.


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 - 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!


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.


A586 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 15 x 11 x 7.5 cm
 

Large cabinet sized tourmaline from an old find at Paprok mine. The crystals have a hot pink colour and super glossy faces! All the terminations are pristine and free of chipping. Purple lepidolte around the base adds character to this superb piece and completes the great visual impact!



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