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International Minerals #25


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HR01 - Rubellite - 2200€
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.5 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm
 

Awesome rubellite crystal standing free and upright on white feldspar matrix. From a very small and limeted pocket found in 2015. The crystal is undamaged and measures 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm. The photos show studio light setup and colour in daylight. Superb aesthetics!


WT22 - Emerald - 27500€
Cincho Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Size: 6 x 3.3 x 4 cm
 

Gorgeous emeralds on mother rock! Two superb crystals are standing in upright position right in the center of a perfectly balanced calcite matrix. The colour is the deepest green one can look for and the composition of the specimen is just awesome. The calcite crystals feature a perfect balance of white and dark gray hues, giving additional contrast and depth. This is truly a top level emerald specimen of stunning aesthetics and perfection. The digital camera lens was not fully able to capture the deep green hue, it is even significantly better in person. A true masterpiece! Ex Jack Halpern collection.


XY133 - Fluorite - 220€
Denton Shaft, Illinois, USA
Size: 5.6 x 3.7 x 4 cm
 

Wonderful combination of colours! Small chipping is present on the corner.


BC47 - Brucite - 350€
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm
 

Very sculptural floater aggregate of brucite crystals. The colour is as deep as it could be, very bright and flashy. No damage.


AV03 - Azurite - 7200€
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 8.9 x 5.7 x 3 cm
 

This is an exceptionally fine and well shaped floater specimen of blue and lustrous azurite crystals. The rear side looks very much the same as the front, with just a few tiny freckles of malachite mixed in. The brilliance and composition are truly awesome, the crystals are sharp and in great condition. Fantastic display all the way around!


NT12 - Rhodochrosite - 6500€
Pasto Bueno, Pallasca Province, Peru
Size: 7.1 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
 

Pure candies! Sharp and lustrous rhodochrosite rhombs are perectly placed on a white matrix made of elegant needle quartz. The pink is hot and sweet, the best i have seen from the locality so far. And the luster could not be better either. Very well balanced, it is just amazing. 2 professionally done restorations.


IC68 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 10.2 x 8.7 x 5.4 cm
 

Marvellous cluster of ball shaped amethyst var. grape agate. The piece is a complete floater and very 3-dmensional in person. Amazing shape, no damage.


CV07 - Tourmaline - 7500€
Goma, North Kivu, DR Congo
Size: 6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
 

Awesome crystal of gemmy bicolour tourmaline from the recent finds in DR Congo. The termination shows multiple bevelled faces and is in pristine condition. Displays very well from all sides.


FH04 - Fluorite with Schorl - 2400€
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 3.3 x 1.7 cm
 

Superb spinel law twin fluorite with crossing schorl! The fluorite is unusually long and forms a gorgeous spear-shaped aggregate. Purple edges set a lovely contrast to the clear center. The piece is a full floater and undamaged.


WT05 - Rubellite - 35000€
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.1 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
 

This fantastic rubellite specimen is well known from the Denver Fine Mineral Show poster 2018. A glossy and transparent 4 inch rubellite crystal is accented by a lovely rose of lepidolite and cleavelandite, which is perched to it in the lower third section. The colour is a deep and intense magenta-red, very typical and distinctive of this famous rubellite pocket collected by Ailton Barbosa in 1978. The aesthetics of this rocket-shaped crystal is just breathtaking, and it is very showy from all sides. A perfect rubellite for all connoisseur collectors of tourmaline! Remarkably the crystal has no repair and no restoration.


A641 - Copper - 2000€
Quincy Mine, Keweenaw, Michigan, USA
Size: 5.6 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm
 

Sharp and well modified copper crystals forming a beautiful floater aggregate. The typical patina on the faces is nice and well preserved. Very 3-dimensional and showy all the way around.


VR09 - Vivianite - 1550€
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 7 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm
 

Unusually thin and elongated vivianite crystals, well terminated and super gemmy. The colour is bright and vivid, it just glows! A small sidecar crystal and a piece of rock matrix attached in the bottom complete the lovely shape.



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