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International Minerals #18


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A307 - Willemite and Cerussite - 490€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
 

Dark, cold green-blueish crystals of willemite in an attractive combination with sparkling tiny cerrusite crystals set in a vug on red-brown matrix. Willemite developed sharp terminated and lustrous crystals. More 3-dimensional and better in person. No significant damages to report.


FX26 - Fluorite on Quartz - 520€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 17.1 x 10 x 5.9 cm
 

Several dozen purple fluorite cubes scattered on a nicely contrasting quartz matrix! No significant damage, the back side is crystalized also.


MG18 - Fluorite - 570€
El Hammam Mine, Meknés, Meknés Prefecture, Meknés-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 5.6 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
 

The main crystal in the center is up to 16mm on edges. Fluorite shows intense yellow colour and very nice contrast with matrix. The matrix is covered with tiny quartz crystals, which show red-brown color, caused by hematite inclusions. The shape is very 3-dimensional and very eye-catching.


GP04 - Gwindel - SOLD
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
 

The gwindel shows a significant rotation and a very elongated, elegant habit. Clarity and luster are better in person. Great shape and condition all around!


A542 - Anatase - 550€
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
Size: 5.7 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm
 

The two main crystals are 10mm across. All crystals are sharp terminated and very glossy. The contrast to white adularia and quartz matrix is really striking! No damage.


GO07 - Gold - 590€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm
 

A large and sparkling sample of Romanian gold! Backside doesn´t look less attractive, no matrix is involved - 3cm pure Gold in best color and quality.


XY115 - Semseyite - 470€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 4.2 x 3.4 x 2.6 cm
 

A well formed cluster of this rare mineral from famous Herja mine. The locality is among the most relevant localities for this mineral world-wide. So this specimen represents a rarity in remarkable crystals size and outstanding quality. Semseyite developed sharp crystals in the typical dark steel-grey color with only a touch of dark yellow. No significant damages to report.


XY116 - Calcite - 260€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 10 x 8.7 x 5.4 cm
 

A well formed cluster of sharp terminated, lustrous crystals. They show a very nice contrast of colorless white and red (caused by hematite inclusions) zoning. Typically for Tsumeb, but in really fine quality. The center doesn´t show any significant damage.


AS38 - Smithsonite with Tsumcorite - 650€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm
 


XY118 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm
 

Superb rubellite from a classic Brazilian source. Striking X-shape, great colour and luster all around!


XY121 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 4 cm
 

Gorgeous colour and luster! This is a most brilliant piece from the recent finds. No damage.


XY120 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 7 x 3.3 cm
 

Superb colour and special shape! Astounding quality from the recent finds in Balochistan.



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