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International Minerals #23

SU16 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Size: 5.7 x 3.6 x 1.8 cm
Beautiful group of two multi-colour liddicoatite crystals. No repair, no restoration, no significant damages to report. The picture was made with a bit of backlight to reveal the colours.

WT12 - Spinel - SOLD
Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Size: 7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm
Fiery red spinels up to 10 mm in size on snow white marble matrix. The lower crystal is a very well shaped twin. No damage. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection.

PQ20 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 6.2 x 5.4 x 5 cm
Sharp and pointed prase quartz crystals forming a beautiful crystal group. The luster is excellent, and the colour is a rich and intense green. More 3-dimensional in person. All crystals are in perfect condition, there is no damage to report. Displays very well from all sides.

CV19 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
98-12 Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 3.5 x 1.7 x 1 cm
This is a superb floating rhodochrosite crystal, in perfect shape from all sides. A little quartz attached on the right edge sets a nice contrast. The colour is even stronger in person.

A803 - Sphene - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.8 x 3.9 x 2.6 cm
Amazing grass green sphene twins on nicely contrasting adularia matrix. A few yellowish calcites complete this beautiful combination. The luster of the titanites is exceedingly glossy on all faces, it could not be better. Great aesthetics and condition.

OS16 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.6 x 10.1 x 8.2 cm
This is a superb cabinet sized dioptase specimen from Tsumeb. The quartz and duftite matrix shows great relief and is very richly covered by sparkling dioptase crystals up to 15 mm in size. Gorgeaous visual impact and great condition!

BT32 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 5.3 x 5 x 4.8 cm
A purple fluorite crystal showing amazingly fine hoppered growth. The stacked cubes feature great clarity and beautiful deep purple phantoms along the edges. No damage, bottom side was on the rock.

LT40 - Rhodochrosite with Quartz - 420€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 15.8 x 10.7 x 4.7 cm
Lovely combination of rhodochrosite balls and clear quartz crystals. Very 3-dimensional, excellent condition.

PW64 - Azurite with Malachite ps. Azurite and Bayldonite ps. Mimetite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7.8 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
Tsumeb is well known for its amazing copper mineral combinations. Bright green bayldonite pseudomorphing mimetite serves as a matrix here, covered by at least 3 more unidentified greens, and sharp, lustrous azurites partially altered to malachite are perched atop. Very 3-dimensional and displayable all the way around. No damage. Ex A.Berger (Wien-Mödling) and Krantz (Bonn) collections, the Berger-label is coming with the piece.

WM06 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
A superb miniature featuring a fat and big wulfenite crystal on smaller crystals and mottramite/limonite matrix. Great aesthetics, this is the best miniature of that particular style I have ever seen. In perfect condition.

RV21 - Calcite with Dolomite and Quartz - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 9.8 x 5.4 x 8.2 cm
Calcite balls on golden dolomite balls on cleaar quartz, what a beautiful combination! Great texture, no damage.

A744 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 4.3 x 3 x 1.2 cm
Bright and lustrous gold leaves on top of mother rock. A very rich gold specimen from that classic European locale. Great aesthetics, beautiful composition.