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International Minerals #24


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SU09 - Tourmaline - 1800€
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
 

Superb bi-colour watermelon tourmaline with a sidecar crystal and purple lepidolite attached around the base. Zero damage, not even a tiny chip, and no repair. What an amazingly fine miniature!


RD64 - Proustite - 3300€
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 4.1 x 3.4 x 1 cm
 

This is an amazing classic, a floater cluster of sharp and lustrous proustite crystals form famous Freiberg mining area. The main crystal on top sets a perfect focus for the eye. They all glow deep red when backlit. No significant damage to report.


RV05 - Vivianite - 480€
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
 

A great sample of vivianite from the 2019 finds at Rosia Poieni mine. The find was a huge surprise, they represent the best crystals of the species worldwide now. This piece is an excellent miniature specimen of this significant discovery. No damage.


SU10 - Tourmaline - 1400€
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.6 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm
 

What a stunning bicolour tourmaline with multiple sidecars. The termination is very well formed, it shows steep angles and additional bevels at the tip. No significant damage to report.


WT20 - Calcite - 2400€
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 5 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
 

What a killer! A clear, dark amber brown calcite twin is perfectly perched on barite matrix. Striking quality and very aesthetic composition. Only a very small number of Elmwood pieces shows this amazing quality in small size. No damage. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection.


CV01 - Chrysocolla on Malachite - SOLD
Mine De Letoile, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Size: 8.5 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
 

Chrysocolla on botryoidal malachite, resting on a piece of rock matrix covered by Plancheite. A very sculptural copper mineral combination of the highest aesthetic level.


A712 - Tourmaline - 2600€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
 

Beautiful rubellites freestanding on purple lepidolite, albite and white mica matrix. The crystals are sharp and show an especially deep red hue at their terminations. No damage, no restoration, no repair, the condition of this piece is pristine, that is quite rare on tourmaline specimens in today's market.


XY129 - Calcite with Chalcopyrite - 215€
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
 

Snow-white calcite balls perched on chalcopyrite and quartz crystals. Dark brown siderite sets a lovely contrast and complets this amazing combo specimen.


PM130 - Pyrargyrite - 2500€
San Genaro Mine, Huancavelica, Peru
Size: 4.6 x 3.2 x 2 cm
 

Ruby silver at its best! This specimen comes from a very rich vein at San Genaro mine, featuring a thick and solid mass of gem red pyrargyrite crystals. The entire piece glows deep red when backlit, in the picture this effect is shown just in the big crystal perched atop. A great piece for all silver mineral enthusiasts! Ex Günther Weinz - Fritz Nebert collection, Kirschweiler b. Idar-Oberstein, their label is coming with the piece.


BP03 - Brucite - 1140€
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 10.4 x 7.5 x 5.4 cm
 

Outstanding cluster of bi-colour brucite, featuring three shards of mother rock on top. The colour is a deep and bright yellow, very hard to find in the mineral world, and the luster is also superb. Great aesthetics and visual impact! No damage.


XY130 - Fluorite - 490€
Caravia, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6 x 4 x 3.4 cm
 
 
 

Deep purple gem fluorite crystals perched on calcite matrix. The main crystal shows beautiful phantoms and hoppered growth formations. Gorgeous quality, very eye-candy!


KG01 - Copper with Quartz - 540€
Keweenaw, Michigan, USA
Size: 3.6 x 2.5 x 2.8 cm
 

Sharp and well-defined copper crystals up to 10 mm across, resting on quartz crystals. Lovely structure and composition. No damage.



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