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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017

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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!

LE13 - Calcite with Duftite - SOLD
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.

NH18 - Kunzite - SOLD
Pala Chief Mine, Chief Mountain, Pala, Pala District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 9.8 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm

Etched pink gem kunzite with a lot of red needle inclusions inside! The piece is a total floater and complete on all around. Note the ansolutely amazing etching patterns on all sides!

VG11 - Benitoite - SOLD
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.

AS32 - Bultfonteinite - SOLD
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 4 cm

Botryoidal bultfonteinite aggregates perched on manganese matrix. No damage.

PE13 - Tourmaline - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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 - 1100€
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!

TL01 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 11 x 9.8 x 4.7 cm

Clear yellow anglesite crystals to 7 cm in length forming an awesome crystal cluster! Three large crystals head out of the crowd and set a clear focus. The piece is in excellent condition, there are just a few tinly little rubs on a few edges, but they are insignificant and forgivable. The piece is a floater and crystalized on the back sie as well. What a gorgeous piece from the classic old finds!

A606 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 10 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm

WOW! The master of Erongo fluorites! Rocket-like scepter shape, blue and green phantoms inside and purple beveled faces in the outline assign this unique and outstanding specimen. No other pieces of this particular style are known, what a gorgeous crystal!

TK12 - Azurite - SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 7.3 x 4 x 4.1 cm

WOW! What a striking floater cluster of doubly terminated azurites. Razor sharp edges and perfect luster, combined with electric blue colour assign this highly sculptural piece. It is equally fine crystalized all the way around.

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