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International Minerals #21

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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 - 3700€
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.

BI07 - Uvarovite - SOLD
Outokumpu, North Karelia, Finland
Size: 7 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm

Very rare uvarovite from this famous classic locality. But this specimen is even more exceptional - the crystals are resting on chatoyant, golden pyrite and chalcopyrite - the contrast is really superb! The uvarovite crystals are all sharp terminated and very glossy. They show this typical dark green color.

A709B - Fluorite with Calcite - 1100€
Navachab Gold Mine, Karibib, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 8.4 x 7.7 x 4.5 cm

This is very rare material from an old Namibian gold mine. The calcite crystals are very light and feature a great contrast to green octahedral fluorite crystals. They consist of uncountable tiny, razor sharp steps, which are all lustrous. This specimen represents an outstanding rarity in best quality.

FT10 - Azurite and Malachite - 920€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.3 x 3.1 x 2 cm

Sphereical aggregates of sparkling, sharp and roayal blue azurite crystals attractively set on intense green malachite. Really a superb contrast and a more uncommon style for this famous classic locality.

FT12 - Descloizite - 2200€
Berg Aukas, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm

This Zn-Pb-V deposit was discovered in 1913 and mined until 1978. It is famous for descloizite – and still the very best pieces of this mineral come from this locality! The particular specimen is one of the best I have ever had. The crystal size is 55mm and absolutely outstanding. And it is not just large – it also represents the very bets quality. The specimen is highly lustrous and sharp terminated. In the center you can see orientated inter grown smaller crystals of second generation in same high quality. The specimen is developed as floater and completely undamaged.

EM40 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.5 x 1 x 0.9 cm

A novelty from a small discovery in 2018. The specimen shows light pink color and sharp terminated green cap. The faces are all highly lustrous, the carity is like glass - please note that it doesn´t need any backlight to show these colors; the quality is as good as it ever could be. Most specimen from this discovery were only single crystals - this one is a group of two larger crystals with one smaller in the center - this indicator makes it even more special. No significnat damages to report, bottom was on the rock.

TA07 - Londonite - 2200€
Antsongombato gem mine, Antsentsindrano, Anosiarivo Manapa, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3 cm

A sharp terminated, lustrous londonite crystal attached to light matrix. The color is intense yellow, it shows fine contrast to matrix. To be exactly - londonite from Madagascar should be labeled as londonite-rhodizite series. Londonite is the Cesium-rich variety of rhodozite and specimen from Madagascar contain zones of both. Londonite is generally rare and this is a very attractive sample. ac 1.7cm

KW29 - Fluorite on Quartz - 2600€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 11.6 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm

Several exposed and isolated dark violet fluorite crystals attractively set on sharp, glossy milky quartz crystals. Great contrast, very aesthetic and in excellent condition.

IT17 - Indicolite - 8500€
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm

This crystal is not just blue - this is electric, neon blue and the intensity of the photo is just a shadow of how it looks in person. The clarity and translucency is fantastic, the crystal seems to glow even when it is lying in a box! While most indicolite world-wide are very dark and need at least moderately backlight, this particular specimen shows the color even under daylight, no backlight was used for the photo! This is truely fanatstic, exceptional quality. Sharp terminated and highly lustrous all around, no sgnificant damaes to report.

KW25 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pala, Pala District, San Diego County, California, USA
Size: 7.6 x 6.1 x 6.9 cm

A very uncommon specimen for the locality - it shows a mush-room like assemble, the colors are steel-blue to lavender, but the most amazing indicator are these incredible modifications at the end-point. There must be thousands of tiny faces; texture and stratiation are wonderful. The contrast to white matrix is fine, too! I fine condition damage-wise, only botttom was on the rock. An old label comes with the piece.

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