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International Minerals #25


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ZT04 - Zultanite - 1150€
Mugla, Milas Province, Turkey
Size: 7.9 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
 

Zultanite is the colour-changing gem variety of the species diaspore. This is a surprisingly large and well formed, doubly-terminated crystal from recent production at Mugla, Turkey. The majority of the crystal is loop clean and great rough material for cutting.


WD03 - Red Beryl - 2850€
Harris claim, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah, USA
Size: 4.9 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
 

Gorgeous cluster of deeply red crystals on snow white matrix. Lovely composition & great condition. A stunning American classic!


WT15 - Tourmaline - 1700€
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
 

Striking bicolour tourmaline with attached albite and a perfect diamond-cut termination. Great clarity!


RD28 - Mimetite - 1300€
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
Size: 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
 

Fantastic thumbnail sized specimen from an old and now classic Chinese find. The crystals are sharp and in perfect condition, and the colour is truly bright and pure, as good as the best found. Awesome piece!


WT19 - Ruby - 2250€
Luc Yen, Yenbai Province, Vietnam
Size: 3.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
 

A sharp and lustrous ruby crystal perfectly sitting on a piece of white marble. The colour is pure and fiercy, and the composition of the piece is truly stunning. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger coll.


WT09 - Topaz - SOLD
Teixerinha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.7 x 7 x 7.2 cm
 

Wow! What a huge crystal of blue gem topaz! The crystal features a deep blue colour and razor sharp edges without any damages. The entire crystal is a pure gem, it is fully transparent throughout! The right and left sides show marvellous etching patterns, and the white mica attached in some places adds a pleasing contrast. A true masterpiece!


RR42 - Gold - 7600€
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.7 x 3.5 x 2.4 cm
 

What a fantastic European classic piece! Rosia Montana (Hungarian Verespatak) has produced the finest gold specimens ever to come from any European source. Unfortunately, the modern gold mining process does not give miners a chance to collect crystal samples any longer, and consequently the mines have not been producing new collector grade specimens for many decades. Great samples can only be found in old collections and museums, but they hardly ever show up on the market. This piece is one of the very finest i have ever had the pleasure to handle. A piece of mother rock covered by sparkling little quartz crystals is host to bright and beautiful gold leaves, forming a wonderful combination of modern aesthetics and classic style. The entire piece is richly covered by gold and very well balanced. A gorgeous classic piece!


XY132 - Wendwilsonite - 630€
Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 10.4 x 6.7 x 3.6 cm
 

Unusually rich coverage of large and shiny crystals on dolomite matrix. From an old find.


A50 - Brazilianite - 1650€
TeliĀ­rio Claim, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
 

A sharp doubly terminated brazilianite perched on white feldspar crystals! The brazilianite measures 3.1 cm in length and is in perfect condition.


BS09 - Spinel - 11000€
Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Size: 4.3 x 3.7 x 3 cm
 

This is a huge and very impressive spinel crystal of connoisseur quality level. The colour is a very pleasing and interesting mix of magenta and hot pink, very uncommon and rare. The modified octehedron is pristine all the way around, it is a full floater and well crystalized on all sides. However, i think the most important feature are its marvellous growth patterns. Numerous triangles and other rounded structures grace all the sides. A rare Mogok beauty at its best!


EM19 - Tourmaline - 950€
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.4 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
 

Two lovely bicolour tourmalines in parallel growth. The crystals are fully clear from top to bottom, much clearer than the picture is able to convey. The terminations are sharp and pristine. No damage, no repair.


MG12 - Wulfenite - 490€
Les Dalles, Mibladen, Province Midelt, Morocco
Size: 4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm
 

Fiercy orange wulfenites sitting on white barite matrix. The two large crystals show beautiful stepped growth patterns. Great colour and aesthetics.



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