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International Minerals #18

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LT30 - Selenite - 480€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 8.3 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm

Bow ties of white selenite resting on the upper ridge of a black ore matrix (probably chalcocite). Great contrast, great composition, no damage on front side! Ex Leo Thalhammer collection.

XY114 - Titanite on Adularia - 240€
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.2 x 4.1 x 3 cm

The main crystal is 11mm across, the termination is sharp and faces are glossy. This isolated titanite crystal is set on well shaped, snowy white adularia crystals - the contrast could not be better! Very aesthetic specimen in finest quality. No significant damages to report.

A632 - Quartz - SOLD
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 7.4 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm

Japanese twin in this dimension and quality is really exceptional. The crystals show very good clarity, they are sharp terminated and faces are glossy all around. Bottom was on the rock, no significant damages to report.

A600 - Prase Quartz with Magnetite ps. Hematite - 1400€
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 15.2 x 10.9 x 10.4 cm

This is a mayor piece for the locality! Field collecting is prohibited on Serifos, so all we have is a limited number of specimen from old discoveries and aesthetic specimen in this dimension are exceptional. The dark green prase crystals show excellent contrast to light matrix. Tiny glossy spheres of magnetite ps. hematite roses are scattered all over the specimen. The main group of prase is set in the center and raising up vertically. Surprisingly there are no significant damages to report. Very showy in various positions!

FW22 - Fluorite on Quartz - 2400€
Sidi Ayad, Boulemane, Fés-Meknés, Morocco
Size: 6.7 x 2.6 x 5 cm

WOW, what an eye-candy composition! A bright yelloy fluorite cube is set against a wonderfully contrasting red quartz matrix. This piece comes from an old and very limited find. A great addition to every advanced fluorite collection!

A474 - Aquamarine - 3200€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm

What an amazing aquamarine! The crystal features a fantastic termination which is bevelled on all 6 sides, just a very small flat termination remains on top. The side edges show exceptionally fine etching patterns. No damage. The albite is crystalized equally fine, and it sets a wonderful contrast.

NQ04 - Quartz - 340€
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm

A really crazy assemble of sharp terminated, lustrous rock crystals. The crystals are waterclear, only the lower thrid of each crystal shows the typical greenish chlorite inclusions. Hard to capture this wired assemble with the camera, so I have to note that it is much better in person. Pristine condition all around.

TI12 - Tourmaline - 1500€
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm

Perfect rubellite crystal perched on lepidolite and cleavelandite! Fine matrix specimens from Malkhan have always been rare, this is an excellent miniature of highest aesthetic standards! The edges on the termination are razor sharp and in pristine condition. Zero damage!

TL19 - Gold - 7000€
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm

Bright and very lustrous gold crystals in a woderful tree-shaped cluster! The largest crystal atop measures 10 x 8 mm! Very 3-dimensional and well crystalized all the way around. No damage.

LT07 - Rhodochrosite on Quartz - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 15.8 x 11.7 x 6.6 cm

Superb large cabinet sized specimen of botryoidal rhodochrosite on quartz matrix. Large, beautiful and significant crystals! One of the top ten pieces in Leo Thalhammer's famous Romania collection. Superb shape and contrast, and great condition!

A233 - Dioptase - 450€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.1 x 4 x 1.6 cm

A well formed specimen covered with sharp terminated, lustrous, dark green dioptase crystals. The piece shows nice contrast with white calcite matrix at the lower base. No significant damages to report.

A334 - Inesite with Hubeite - 1550€
Daye Co., Hubei Province, China
Size: 5.7 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm

Intense dark red inesite exposed on matrix. The inesite crystals are partly covering hubeite, which also is scattered all over the matrix. The assemble is really very aesthetic and shows a great visual impact. No damage.

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