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International Minerals #27

PJ01 - Phantom Quartz - SOLD
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Size: 8.4 x 7.9 x 6.1 cm
A really fine specimen from this quite recent discovery. Water-clear, glossy quartz crystals show sharp red phantoms inside each crystal. The main crystals formed a very aesthetic v-shape. No significant damages to report.

CO41 - Fluorite - 1600€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 8.5 x 5.2 x 2.8 cm
A group of sharp, highly lustrous fluorite crystals in nice purple color set on dark Mica. Great contrast and a very aesthetic assemble make this piece stand out the crowd. Some edges are even framed with micro-crystals of pyrite, a thin quartz crystal is crossing on top. Great shape and condition.

XY146 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Nuristan, Afghanistan
Size: 6.2 x 2.8 x 2 cm
A well formed cluster of several tourmaline crystals with satiny luster. The crystals show light pink color, and the main crystal is almost colorless area on top with a little amount of pale green. Several smaller crystals are inter-grown at the lower base and all of them are double terminated - the specimen is developed as a floater! No significant damages to report and very showy all around. Ex Heinrich Prager collection.

XY144 - Titanite on Calcite - 780€
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.4 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
Very glossy, sharply terminated twins up to 26mm attachted to white calcite, which gives a lot of contrast to this amazing specimen. Some areas of the calcite and the matrix are coated, the titanite itself is only powdered by tiny bits of chlorite. Ex Heinrich Prager collection.

CO198 - Cuprite - SOLD
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.6 cm
The specimen is developed as a floater - there is one larger and one smaller inter-grown crystal. Their faces aresuper lustrous and partly covered with micro-crystals of second generation. A remarkable specimen from this famous locality. No significant damages to report, complete all around.

CO22 - Fluorite - SOLD
Ruyuan Fluorite Mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
Size: 9.6 x 8.7 x 3.8 cm
A large octahedral fluorite crystal, which is 51 mm across, perched on a lovely matrix covered with tiny, milky Quartz crystals. The faces of the fluorite look frosted and the intense green color shows a wonderful contrast to the matrix. No significant damages to report.

XY139 - Amethyst - 720€
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.7 x 6.2 x 5.7 cm
A sharp terminated group of zepter crystals attractively set on light, well shaped orthoclase crystals. The amethyste show vivid internal colors with shades of smoky and intense purple tones. The combination with orthoclase gives a lot of contrast and great visual impact to the piece.

CO179 - Aquamarine with Schorl and Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 6.2 x 5.6 x 2.6 cm
A free-standing, sharp terminated, lustrous and partly gemmy aquamarine crystal set on glossy smoky quartz crystals with a diagonal schorl crystal behind the Aquamarine. This is really a very aesthetic combination in fine quality. No significant damages to report. BITTE NACHMESSEN: habe 2 Angaben: 2.6 od 2.2???

XY142 - Spherosiderite - 440€
Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Size: 7.2 x 5.6 x 2.9 cm
A well formed cluster of perfect spheres - this is microcrystalline, botryoidal to spheroidal variety of siderite, which occures in voids of volcanic rocks. There are not too many localities world-wide and Dalnegorsk is for sure among the most relevant ones.

PE34 - Indicolite - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.6 x 1.7 x 1.1 cm
Most of this lustrous crystal shows very fine clarity with only minor internal cracks, the color is an open, light sea blue-green. In the upper quarter you can see steps of green with a thin light pink zoning below the end-point and it doesn´t need any backlight to see these wonderful colors.

HP37 - Azurite with Malachite and Calcite - 1200€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.7 x 8 x 4.6 cm
The "flamingo head"! What a lovely matrix which is powdered with malachite and other typical Tsumeb green hues. It sets a wonderful contrast to the royal blue, well shaped azurite "eye" right in the center. The luster of Azurite is excellent. What a great addition to any Tsumeb collection!

XY138 - Fluorite - 1650€
Cave-in-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Size: 8.5 x 7.2 x 4.3 cm
The exposed main crystal is up to 43mm on edges, the stepped faces show satiny luster. The photo was done with moderate backlight to expose the violet and blue internal color.