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International Minerals #22

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TK14 - Fluorite with Calcite - 1550€
Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.2 x 4.3 x 4.4 cm

Two sharp terminated, lustrous fluorite crystals in bright yellow color with light blue zoning along he edges formed the base for numerous well shaped, glossy calcite crystals. Very nice contrast and a really eye-catching combination!

WM29 - Adamite - 170€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 6.3 x 5.8 x 3.4 cm

Super lustrous black adamite balls on gossan matrix. Comes from a small and limited find in 2016, no more pieces were found.

WI09 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 14.3 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm

A wonderful cabinet size wulfenite specimen from Iran. The matirx, basically consisting of calcite, is fully covered by freestanding wulfenite crystals up to 27 mm on edge. The colour is a bright orange, very intense and a bit more on the yellow side than most of the well-known Mexican wulfenite specimens. A black line of plattnerite is present on almost every crystal. No significant damage to report.

AG16 - Andradite with Diopside and Epidote - 360€
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 5.8 x 5.3 x 2.3 cm

Lovely combination of andradite and diopside! A sharp and lustrous garnet, measuring 22 mm across, is perched next to an olive green diopside on a thin plate of mother rock. The piece is in fact a floater and crystalized all around. Displays nice in various positions. No damage.

WM24 - Wulfenite - 270€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 3.8 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm

Great wulfenite specimen featuring the rounded cubic crystal habit. The cluster rests on a small part of mother rock, which is attached on the rear side. The main crystal in the top center section measures 22 mm across. No damage to report.

KW18 - Tourmaline - 490€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm

A very glossy, unusually gemmy crystal with pyramidal end-points. The photo was done in daylight and shows the crystal in a very natural way, it doesn´t need any backlight to show the rich apple green color and the pink phantom at the base. There are nearly no internal cracks. No damages to report, only bottom side was on the rock.

AG17 - Magnetite on Epidote - 275€
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm

Two magnetite crystals, measuring (together) 16 mm tip to tip, in perfect position on a miniature sized mother rock. Olive green epidotes set a beautiful contrast. Wonderful triangular striations are present on multiple faces.

A68 - Vivianite - 3000€
Morococala Mine, Santa Fe Mining District, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Size: 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm

Highly transparent crystal of vivianite perched on chalcopyrite and marcasite matrix. No damage.

AS42 - Wulfenite - 1000€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 12.4 x 10.6 x 4.9 cm

Found in 1981, this piece comes from an exceedingly massive and rich wulfenite vein. A thick cluster of interlocking crystals measuring up to 7,5 cm across is set on a brown hematite and quartz breccia matrix. Some small contacts are present, but minor in context, and most of the crystals are in very fine condition. Malachite and other Tsumeb greens, probably duftite or bayldonite are present is some places. A great addition to every Tsumeb collection!

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 and gemmy titanites. It shows an uncommonly flat twinned habit and a very pleasing green color. Smaller crystals attached on the side highlight the predominatnt position of the main crystal. No significant damages.

JZ04 - Japan law twin - SOLD
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.7 cm

Wonderful jap-law twin of extraordinarily fine clarity. The edges are razor sharp and pristine. A perfect little quartz jewel, beautiful and precious!

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