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International Minerals #20

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A180 - Azurite - 850€
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 1.7 cm

A wonderful floater consisting of of royal blue, highly lustrous azurite crystals. All these crystals are sharp terminated and their faces show amazingly delicate texture. The piece looks great in all positions, backside is not less attractive. No damage.

MZ02 - Amethyst - SOLD
Dasoto, Kato Nevrokopi basin, Dráma Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
Size: 5.8 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm

Material from the locality is generally very rare and this specimen stands out all others I had seen before. The dimension is remarkable for the locality, the faces show perfect luster all around and the colour is on the same level like best saturation from Namibia. The scepter habit is well developed, the crystal is very aesthetic and in superb quality. Most crystals from the area show small bruises and damages, but this particular crystal is indeed outstanding - there are no significant damages at all! Very attractive in every angle.

FT15 - Rhodochrosite on Manganite - 4300€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 7.5 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm

The rhodochrosite crystals are all razor sharp terminated, they show amazing texture and glassy character. The raspberry red color is a wonderful contrast to jet-black highly lustrous manganite matrix. A rare variety from this famous locality. No significant damages to report.

IC03 - Grape Agate - 270€
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 16.4 x 7.3 x 6.9 cm

Lovely bi-colour grape agate from recent finds!

SF17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 8.3 x 8.2 x 3.1 cm

A well formed cluster of sharp terminated octahedrons, they are very translucent and all afces are very glossy. The color is much better, compared to common locality from this locality. It is more or less impossible to capture all these indicators with the camera, so I have to note that it is much better in person.

MZ31 - Dravite - 600€
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size: 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm

An excellent crystal from recent finds at Commander mine. Many crystals from this discovery need strong backlight - not so here: the specimen shows very good translucency. The upper half appears in dark green colour, in the lower half shows olive green hues. Hard to capture intensity and nearly neon color with the camera, so please note that it is much better in person.

KW50 - Fluorite - SOLD
La Cabaña, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm

The waterclear crystal at the top is up to 12mm on edges and complete all around. All faces show wonderful structure and amazing modifications along the edges. The colour is light lavender, it shows fine contrast to milky quartz crystals and the assemble could not be more aesthetic. No significant damages to report.

AB17 - Hausmannite and Datolithe - 1550€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 7.1 x 6.2 x 2.9 cm

Razor sharp and well terminated, glossy hausmannite crystals formed a very 3-dimensional specimen. Pink datolithe crystals add a lot of interest and contrast to the piece. Very rare combination! No damage.

A640 - Pyromorphite and Malachite - SOLD
Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Batchelor, Coomalie Shire, Northern Territory, Australia
Size: 13.3 x 8.2 x 4.9 cm

The specimen is from a discovery in 2010, the so called "Pizza Pocket". Well shaped spheres of dark green malachite are covered with tiny yellow-green, sharp terminated and sparkling pyromorphite crystals. The piece shows a very 3-dimensional composition and good contrast, the dimension is remarkable. No significant damages to report.

SA06 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 6 x 5 x 2.7 cm

The freestanding baryte group is complete all around and about 43mm across. The crystals are well shaped, their color is light blue. The assemble is very aesthetic, the piece is very showy in various positions and contrast to brown matrix is fine, too.

PM132 - Stephanite - SOLD
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm

Sharp and well formed elongated stephanite crystals in a very 3-dimensional group. No damage. Ex Anton Berger collection.

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