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International Minerals #24

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A806 - Fluorite - 490€
Xia Yang Mine, Xia Yang City, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
Size: 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm

Deep purple, gemmy fluorite cubes featuring nicely bevelled edges. Great condition and shape - what a lovely piece!

WM04 - Wulfenite - 420€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.8 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm

Stacked cubic formations of wulfenite crystals resting on mottramite and limonite matrix. Very 3-dimensional, can be displayed multiple ways. No damage.

TG10 - Tourmaline - 870€
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm

What an amazing indicolite with strong green hue in the bottom! The termination is undamaged. Great colours and display.

SU13 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Size: 6 x 2.6 x 2 cm

Wonderful cluster of multi-colour liddicoatite crystals. An albite crystal attached at the base adds a pleasing contrast. Great aesthetics and condition.

RR39 - Sphalerite with Dolomite and Calcite - 890€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, MaramureČ™ Co., Romania
Size: 7.9 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm

A large and highly brilliant sphalerite crystal is perfectly perched on a piece of dolomite and calcite matrix. Quite a number of tiny chalcopyrite crystals are scattered around on the sphalerite, another pleasing contrast. Great aesthetics, no damage.

TC29 - Cobaltoan Smithsonite - 1600€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 4 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm

Sharp and lustrous crystals to 12.5 mm on galena matrix. Great colour and condition. Super aesthetics! Ex Carl Acosta collection, his label is coming with the piece.

IT33 - Malachite ps. Azurite - 3550€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 10 x 7.3 x 4.8 cm

This is a gret, classic pseudomorph from Tsumeb. Malachite replaced azurite in two stages, resulting in two very different green hues within the shape of the azurite crystals. Quite big parts of bayldonite serve as a matrix and add another shade of green. The main crystal in the center measures 4.8 x 3.7 cm and sets a clear focus for the eye. The smaller crystals on the sides bring out the size and predominant position of the large one in the center. A very well balanced piece, which is in great condition, too.

A391 - Elbaite - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 8.2 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm

Beautiful bi-colour elbaite, elongated and elegant, and totally gemmy from top to bottom. No damage, no repair. Ex Gerhard Wagner coll.

A856 - Microlite - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.6 x 3.5 x 2 cm

This piece features a 12 mm perfect microlite crystal perched on white albite matrix. The size of the crystal is truly remarkable, and the composition is just fantastic. No damage.

AG03 - Epidote with Andradite and Diopside - SOLD
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm

A wonderful combination of epidote, andradite garnet, diopside and clinochlore. The epidote is predominating on this piece, which is quite unusual for that locality. It has a clear and sharp tabular form, great luster and even some gemminess along the edges. The garnets are extremely lustrous, and set a nice contrast. Great composition. Better in person!

XY131 - Adamite - 330€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.2 x 4.2 x 1.9 cm

A full adamite ball, 17 mm in diameter, sitting on gossan matrix. Perfect, and lovely!

TI12 - Tourmaline - 1500€
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm

Perfect rubellite crystal perched on lepidolite and cleavelandite! Fine matrix specimens from Malkhan have always been rare, this is an excellent miniature of highest aesthetic standards! The edges on the termination are razor sharp and in pristine condition. Zero damage!

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