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International Minerals #16

Pre-Tucson 2017


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AR336 - Olivenite - SOLD
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!


HD10 - Heliodor - SOLD
Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
Size: 7.2 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
 

Clear heliodor from a new find in Madagascar. Te pocket had a very distinct red layer on top of the crystals, only about 2 dozen fine crystals were recovered. The clarity of this crystal is indeed much better than my picture can convey, it is about the top quality of the find. No damage.


XY111 - Fluorite - SOLD
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 5 x 3.1 cm
 

Deep green octahedral fluorite, small mica is attached on the side. No damage.


PE18 - Quartz with Dolomite - SOLD
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 19 x 10.7 x 6 cm
 

This is a very aesthetic two generations quartz from a classic Romanian locality. The first generation is milky and formed in long elongated spear-like crystals, whereas the second generation which is clear built artichocke-like crystals and even some scepters, partially parallel to the first generation. Small calcite blades set a nice contrast on the left and back sides. Great condition and visual impact!


IN01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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!


ET02 - Mottramite - SOLD
Mina Ojuela Level 35, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 12.6 x 7.6 x 4 cm
 

This is a superb specimen of botryoidal mottramite, from a small pocket found at Ojuela mine about 2 years ago. The mottramites form 2.5 - 3 cm tall aggregates here, each of them is in great shape and perfect condition! The overall shape resembles a tree and is very showy from a front 180° angle. Cherry-picked from a big lot, this piece is one of the very best of this kind i have seen!


XY110 - Fluorite - SOLD
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7 x 7 x 4.2 cm
 

Exceptional phantom fluorites on white barite matrix. No damage.


TL13 - Fluorite - SOLD
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!


OK01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Oyo Mine, Nigeria
Size: 10.1 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
 
 
 

This is an excellent bicolour tourmaline from Nigeria! The crystal has indeed open colours, but when just slightly backlight a sharp hot pink core appears and and the crystal just glows! A few tiny rubs on the edges were resored in a professional lab. What a fantastic crystal from a remote african source!


A308 - Wurtzite - SOLD
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 - SOLD
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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