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International Minerals #17

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A179 - Azurite - 1100€
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 4.5 x 2 x 2.9 cm

Deepest royal blue azurite crystals in a lovely cluster group! The eges are sharp and well formed, and the luster is just exeptionally fine! No significant damage to report.

AS30 - Calcite with Duftite and Smithsonite - 1100€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 10 x 7.5 x 4.6 cm

The sharp terminated crystals show a multiple-stepped, modified habit, all their faces are very glossy. Most of them feature intense green Duftite inclusions. The assemble is more 3-dimensional as seen on photography. Overall the specimen is very eye-catching and colorful. No significant damages to report.

AS33 - Descloizite - 5500€
Berg Aukas, Namibia
Size: 7.2 x 4.9 x 4.1 cm

Berg Aukas is world-renowned for its extraordinary descloizite (zinc analogue of Mottramite) specimens, and this particular specimen represents the very best quality and crystal size for this most relevant locality. The piece shows one excellent spear-point bladed crystal. The dimension of this main crystal is absolutely outstanding - even for Berg Aukas. The luster of all crystals is superb and the assemble couldnĀ“t be more aesthetic. I use the designation "masterpiece" very carefully, but this specimen is the very best piece I ever saw from the locality and "masterpeice" is the only labeling, which does justice to it. No significant damages to report.

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.

DF01 - Tourmaline - 5000€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.7 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm

This is a group of two super clear and super-glossy tourmaline crystals in almost parallel growth. The colour is incredibly open and bright, much brighter than any of the famous "Rocket Pocket" pieces from Pederneira mine. Both termnations show mulitple bevels, and they are both in pristine condition. Just one small sidecar crystal on the rear side is not terminated. Superb quality and very showy from all sides!

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.

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