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International Minerals #21


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RV29 - Vivianite - 1600€
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm
 

The only compareable quality of vivianite in entire Europe came from Trepca - and crystal size was not larger than 2,5 to 3cm. From Romania I have seen some samples from Herja and Nistru Baita - tiny opaque stuff. I drop over the floor when I saw this new material; it is simply incredible. The dimension, the quality, the luster and this fantastic colour! This piece is from a recent discovery in spring 2019. In my evaluation one of the most relevant, the most important discoveries in entire Europe since decades or even for a century. The faces are highly lustrous and some intergrown light matrix helps to give more contrast to this exceptional crystal. Along the faces of the end-point you can see some modifications, which make this outstanding crystal even more special.


IT08 - Liddicoatite - 3200€
Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
 

This crystal shows an outstanding quality - the clarity of glass unified with amazing colors. Intense red-purple zonings along the edges, a lavender but lighter center and even shades of green at the bottom. Please note that we didn´t use any backlight or other light-effects for photography - this is the natural true impression under daylight conditions! It is sharp terminated and the faces show highest possible luster!


TA05 - Amazonite with Cleavelandite - 480€
Lucky Monday Pocket, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Size: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
 

A sharp terminated, lustrous intense colored crystal raisning up vertically on light, nearly white matrix. A very fine sample fom this famous classic locality. No significant damages to report.


TG05 - Aquamarine - 1850€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
 

A lustrous gemmy and water-clear crystal with a crazy habit - it developed a significant zepter with additional modifications along the end-points. Well formed 360°, on same high quality all around and in fine condition damage-wise.


FV08 - Ettringite on Calcite - 1800€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
 

A thumbnail with perfect aesthetic assemble! Sharp terminated, glossy and freestanding ettringite in intense yellow color set on small base of colorless matrix. The specimen looks great in various positions, it doesn´t show any significant damages.


FV11 - Fluorite - 1700€
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 10.9 x 9.2 x 4.4 cm
 

A huge (34mm one edges), sharp termianted and highly lustrous fluorite crystal set on light matrix. The cube is completely exposed, it shows a sharp internal zoning. Contrast and quality are just amazingly delicate! No significant damages to report.


A741 - Tourmaline - 5200€
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

Great classic specimen! The inter-grown crystals show pink phantoms and blue-green zoning along end-points and edges. Where the crystals collide you also can see a group of violet lepidolite, which gives even more color to this impressive group.


RR45 - Pyrite with Quartz - 840€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.5 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm
 

The pyrite aggregate is 42 x 33 mm. It is completely exposed and set in the center of the piece - surrounded with light, sparkling Quartz crystals. The aggregate consits of uncountable micro-faces, all of them highly lustrous. Perfect balance and very aesthetic in each angle. A very uncommon specimen for Cavnic in excellent quality, undamaged. The specimen is even more tridimensional in person. main crystal: 4.2x3.2


ME13 - Amethyst Sceptre - 950€
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West , Zimbabwe
Size: 6.7 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
 

A superb zepter from this more uncommon locality. A low number of specimen reached the market during the last few years, but unfortunately most material shows really bad damages. This one is in excellent condition, it shows wonderful luster and and excellent color. At the top you can see dark violet color, in the middle there are more smoky tones. Looks great in each angle, perfect quality all around!


TI04 - Tourmaline - 950€
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6.5 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm
 

Two parallel inter-grown crystals in perfect quality: lustrous, sharp terminated and gemmy from bottom to top. They show a sky-blue color and modified end-points. No significant damages to report.


AS22 - Rhodochrosite - 4100€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 3.7 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
 

An elongated, elegant and very aesthetic group of sharp, lustrous, gemmy Rhodochrosite in fiery red color. The crystals show excellent clarity, the group looks great in various positions.


EM08 - Sphene - 780€
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm
 

A group of well shaped, lustrous titanites with one exposed main crystal. It shows an uncommon habit and a very unusual olive-green color. The assemble looks even more tridimensional in person. No significant damages to report.



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