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International Minerals #21

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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.

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 - 2700€
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.

GI13 - Demantoid - 550€
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm

The crystal is sharp terminated and very glossy - it is about 25mm across and shows an intense dark green color. Great contrast and very aesthetic assemble!

TA02 - Mimetite - 1400€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.5 cm

The specimen shows three intergrown main crystals. Two of them vertical, the third one more at the base horizontal – this one is even double terminated. The crystals are up to 24 mm across. I think you will agree that this is a remarkable dimension of Mimetesite in dimension and color. The crystals faces are highly lustrous. The color is one more uncommon indicator, not just yellow; more intense dark orange. The assemble looks better in person, no significant damages to report. mc 2.4cm

A677 - Liddicoatite - 1250€
Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 7.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm

This lustrous and sharp terminated crystal shows various steps of green, a darker area in the middle and a concentration of pink below the end-point. Translucency is very fine, it needs only minor backlight to expose these colors. Three repairs and a few restorations were done professionally.

FP02 - Fluorite with Tourmaline - 450€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 4.9 x 4.6 x 4.6 cm

A glossy greenish octahedron perched on two parallel inter-grown balck tourmaline crystals with green zonings at the end points. The tourumaline crystals are sharp terminated and lustrous. Nice contarst and very aesthetic assemble.

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