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International Minerals #17

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AS09 - Fluorite - 750€
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.3 cm

Highly lustrous and sharp terminated fluorite crystals formed this beautiful specimen. The faces are all very glossy. When backlit you can see these famous yellow phantoms, which show a great contrast to violet zoning along edges and corners. Backside was on the rock. No significant damages to report.

AG18 - Andradite with Epidote - 470€
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm

Exceptionaly sharp and lustrous andradite garnets on epidote and chlinoclore crystals! This piece is a floater and free of damage on all sides.

AG20 - Topaz - 4500€
Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 7.8 x 1.9 x 1 cm

This is a fantastic large topaz featuring a very elegant elongated shape and superb clarity! The luster is also awesome all around! The size is indeed remarkable, it is just a bit over 3 inches tall! The colour is a loely pastel cognac hue with a slight pink zoning in the center section. One of the very best crystals I have ever seen from this famous locality!

A466 - Fluorite with Dolomite and Quartz - 2600€
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 7.3 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm

Superb deep purple fluorite cubes, well isolated on needle quartz matrix! All crystals show wonderful bevels to the rhomb. No damage of significance. Ex Robert Brandstetter coll.

A455 - Fluorite on Quartz - 1450€
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 8.9 x 8.3 x 4.1 cm

The fluorite crystals show razor sharp edgesand excellent luster. Their color is dark emerald green with dark violet zoning at the corners. The contrast to tiny milky quartz crystals gives a great visual impact. In excellent condition damage-wise.

FX03 - Fluorite with Baryte on Quartz - 2000€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 10.8 x 6.1 x 5 cm

37 mm on edges is a remarkable crystals size - even for Berbes! The isolated, exposed single fluorite crystal shows sharp edges, light lavender color and waxy luster. The contrast with light beige baryte roses at the base and with tiny, glossy quartz crystals gives a very aesthetic visual impact to the piece. No significant damage to report.

PM77 - Calcite - 850€
Bigrigg Mine, Bigrigg, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumberland, Cumbria, England
Size: 9.1 x 5.4 x 7.2 cm

Sharp columnar calcites in a lovely and very 3-dimensional group. Very distictive Bigrigg style! Ex Anton Berger collection, his label is coming with the piece.

FX25 - Fluorite on Quartz with Baryte - 1550€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 17.3 x 10.4 x 5.5 cm

Large fluorite crystals up to 48 mm on edges formed this aesthetic specimen. The crystals show light lavender color and waxy luster. The contrast with matrix (covered with tiny Quartz crystals) is fine, minor baryte is also present. No significant damage to report.

XY113 - Fluorite - 280€
W├Âlsendorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany
Size: 12.5 x 11 x 10.4 cm

A large well formed cluster of intergrown bright yellow fluorite crystals from this famous classic locality. Two larger main crystals are set in the center! All crystals are very glossy, volume and dimension in combination with luster and intense color give a great visual impact to the piece. Although there are some small damages - for W├Âlsendorf this is really good condition.

FX05 - Fluorite on Quartz - 740€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 9.8 x 8.1 x 4.7 cm

Large modified crystals of fluorite, which seem to consist of uncountable individual cubes and surrounded by snowy white, sharp terminated calcite crystals. The assemble is very sculptural! When backlit the fluorites expose incredible dark purple color - a fantastic contrast to calcite. No significant damages to report, backside was on the rock.

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