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International Minerals #17


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AS54 - Amethyst - SOLD
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
 

Superb doubly-terminated sceptre amethyst with sidecars. The first generation is an amethyst of deep purple colour, the second generation shows a lovely smoky hue. No siginficant damage.


A508 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Morro Redondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
 

Rubellite with blueish green cap from old classic finds at Morro Redondo mine. No damage.


A534 - Quartz - 1850€
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 16 x 11.9 x 6.7 cm
 

This huge floater shows windows, uncountable steps and amazing inclusions. The specimen looks fantastic in each angle and the luster of all these faces is over the roof. A really spectacular undamged center-piece for each quartz collection.


HR08 - Rubellite - 2900€
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.4 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm
 

Deep red rubellites perched on snow white feldspar matrix! This spcimen is one of very few matrix specimen from a small and limited pocket which was discovered in 2016. The lying crystal on the left side is doubly terminated, no damage at all!


TC17 - Fluorite - 440€
Huanggangliang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Size: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
 

A well formed, aesthetic floater of glassy and lustrous crystals. The clarity is superb, no internal cracks or inclusions are present. The crystals are sharp terminated, the habit shows faces of cube with modifications of rhomb along the edges. The color is light blue with darker violet zoning. Undamaged.


VM10 - Sapphire - 8500€
Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Size: 5.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
 

This crystal shows a pleasing pink colour and blue colouration in the core section. It is doubly-terminated and showy sharp striations on either side. Both terminations are well formed and pristine.


AU07 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 7 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a killer aquamarine crystal from an African source! The colour is shockingly strong, especially in the sunlight. The termination bevels are exceptionally fine, and the surface structures are special and unique. What a gorgeous gemstone crystal in perfect condition!


MG14 - Fluorite with Baryte - 650€
El Hammam Mine, Meknés, Meknés Prefecture, Meknés-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 8.7 x 7.9 x 6.7 cm
 

Sharp terminated, bright yellow fluorite crystals on matrix in combination with a well developed baryte rose. Some of the crystals edges show a sharp dark phantom. No significant damages to report.


FX07 - Fluorite - 770€
Judith Lynn Claim, Pine Canyon deposit, West Burro Mts., Burro Mountains Distr., Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 11.8 x 7.5 x 6.7 cm
 

This material is usually only labeled with "Burro Mts." or "Grant Co.", but to be excat: it is from a small dsicovery at Judith Lynn Claim. These specimens are very special: they show two different colors and two different habits: sharp terminated, dark violet octahedrons and pale green cubes. The quantity of this material was always limited and the discovery was decades ago - so this one represents a great rarity.


AS49 - Azurite on Dolomite - 2400€
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 4.6 x 3.9 x 2.3 cm
 

A 19mm tall isolated azurite crystal is raising up nearly vertically! This crystal is sharp terminated, highly lustrous and shows this wonderful royal blue. The contrast with tiny, also sharp terminated, glossy dolomite crystals is amazingly delicate. A gorgeous, colorful and aesthetic combination without significant damages.


RP01 - Manganoan Calcite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 17.7 x 9.3 x 8.9 cm
 
 
 

The specimen can be shown in any angle, rotated left or right or to backside – a killer each time! I photographed it under daylight conditions on dark background, the only light source was the window in 1 meter distance to the left hand side of my photo-table. So the pink color is not the result of strong backlit or photoshop. The whole surface all around consists of tiny little faces, like fish scales. All these faces are razor sharp terminated and there is not one face on satiny luster – all is highly lustrous. That´s impossible to photograph, you wouldn´t need one or two or even ten mirrors to show this luster – you would need a disco ball. So this indicator is so much better in person. Also the assemble is better – on one side it looks like a high keel, in an other angle it looks like a torch and every time it is amazing! The edges are always snowy white and jagged. The color is like quartz rose, if you use moderately backlit it will become intense pink! Micro crystals of chalcopyrite are scattered all over one side and on the smaller side-crystal. Partly these crystals are inter grown underneath the surface. The specimen is well formed all around, you can display it in all angles, only lowest bottom was on the rock. Absolutely undamaged, much better in person. Never saw a better one from Cavnic, would be a great addition to each Romania-collection.


TK03 - Fluorite - SOLD
Illinois, USA
Size: 5.2 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
 

A lovely bi-colour fluorite from a famous American locality. Great condition, and very 3-dimensional.



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