International Minerals

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RK40 - Prehnite with Calcite - 365€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.8 x 3 x 2.9 cm
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This is one perfect prehnite sphere on a contrasting white calcite matrix. The prehnite shows an appealing water-green color, is lustrous and translucent. The accessory calcite is partly transparent and slightly etched, with some quartz among it. All in all this is a piece of very fine aesthetics that features a remarakble 3 cm prehnite of flawless shape.

RK117 - Fluorite - 195€
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 3 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
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A single curving fluorite of fabulous green color, speckled with smaller purple zones. The fluorite sits on a piece of feldspar matrix. While the frontside is smooth, the back is a contact-zone with matrix. There is virtually no damage on this piece that lives through its deep and soothing color.

HW14 - Quartz - 120€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 9.8 x 4.8 x 3 cm
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This is a perfect floater in a very distinctive shape. A single colorless quartz crystal perched atop a massier smoky quartz with two smoky side-crystals. The backside of one side-crystal is chipped which is, aside some edgewear here or there, the only damage on this piece. The crystals are translucent to transparent with smoky shadows, characteristic for Brandberg Area.

TN37 - Goshenite - 3800€
Shigar valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.7 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm
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This is a very unusual specimen. Not only the sheer rareness of colorless goshenite itself makes this piece so special, nor the amazing textbook aesthetics but much more the shape. A perfect hexahedron is displayed on a piece of albite with accompanying green tourmaline crystals. A look at its backside will definitely astound you, finding an imprint of another crystal like a hole in the goshenite, which is perfectly recrystallized around the edges. A small natural wonder, completely flawless and of excellent crystal quality!

SO74 - Fluorite on Ferberite - 450€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 13.2 x 9.2 x 4.1 cm
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An amazing combination of one eye-catching blueish fluorite, white calcite, intensely orange ankerite and some accompanying mica on a massy ferberite matrix. This specimen is perfectly crystallized on all sides and in generally good condition. One damage near the fluorite is unfortunate but not very striking on this piece that is so rich in details. Still, the relatively low price we put on this otherwise fantastic and exceptional piece coveres for this flaw. A rare combination with strong contrast and a beautiful colorplay!

KB15 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Size: 8 x 6.2 x 6.8 cm
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The superb luster and color of this translucent smithsonite is characteristic for the worlds most famous smithsonite mine. Give it some light and the sky-blue color virtually explodes from this piece in a most dramatic way. Hundreds of those botryoidal crystals, the largest of which reach a size of around 0.4 to 0.5 mm, are grown over an appealing, colorful limestone matrix that varies from white to yellow and brown. An overall striking piece of perfect Kelly-Mine-quality!

RK355 - Hübnerite with Quartz - 2200€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 8.9 x 6.7 x 5.9 cm
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The worlds best hübnerite doubtlessly comes from Peru where this very specimen is among its finest. A highly 3-dimensional piece of outstanding quality and aesthetics that shows no downsides. Hundreds of hübnerite crystals are clustered together, fanning out and gaining color and clarity towards the top. At backlight illumination intense red light practically explodes from the many hübnerite crystals. In contrast to this overwhelming spectacle a white quartz crystal calmly takes the other side of the distinct "V"-shape. Many smaller high quality quartz crystals are scattered across the hübnerite which even boosts the sparkling effect. This is a truly exceptional piece of stunning beauty!

MF4 - Tourmaline - 360€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
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A doubly terminated tourmaline of cherry red color holds a second likewise doubly terminated transverse crystal of matching quality and color. At the termintions the color changes in parts to olive green. The translucent crystals need some backlight illumination to reveal their beauty that lies behind the semigloss, striated surface. The composition of this piece is totally unique, combined with good crystal quality and without any damage.

MF17 - Anatase - SOLD
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.9 x 4.5 x 2.6 cm
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A 3-dimensional, unusually composed and catchy specimen of anatase and quartz on matrix. The two larger anatase crystals are sharp, 100% flawless and of good luster. At direct illumination they reveal some nice colors, a play of blue and greenish-brown. The combination with quartz and some other side-minerals very much emphasizes the beauty of the anatase and adds up to a remarkable specimen of unique aesthetics.

MF19 - Anatase - 480€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
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Breathtaking quality meets striking aesthetics! A duality of black anatase and water-clear quartz on a beautifully sparkling matrix. This piece is well balanced and overall flawless. For sure most catchy is the massy, sharp anatase crystal that quietly rests in the very center of this fabulous piece. Perfect and not repaired!

MF21 - Topaz, Quartz, Schorl - 2000€
Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, North of the Skardu Road, Gilgit Division, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.8 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
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A brilliant and outstanding paragenesis, beautifully composed of top-quality minerals. Black schorl crystals with beautifully structured terminations stand aside colorless quartz and a slightly orange topaz crystal. All crystals are flawless, nicely shaped and nested in a snow-white albite matrix. A well balance specimen of unusually fine combination and eye-catching 3-dimensional aesthetics!

FC50 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
De'an Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China
Size: 13.5 x 7.3 x 4.1 cm
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A highly aesthetic specimen of octahedral fluorite on a snow-white contrasting quartz matrix. Or to be precise, the matrix is in fact a massive green fluorite that is covered in thousands of tiny quartz needles to provide this fantastic background. The fluorite crystals are of a marvelous color combination, green at the center and deeply purple at the edges. The size ranges from only a few millimeters to 1.7 cm on edge. The condition here is good and complete with contacts and breaks only at the periphery. A fine piece of beautiful colors and crystal quality.

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