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International Minerals #20


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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 - 720€
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!


MZ31 - Dravite - 800€
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 - 490€
La CabaƱa, 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 - 1800€
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 - 990€
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.



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