International Minerals

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HW10 - Aragonite - 75€
Laurion, Greece
Size: 5.2 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
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This 3-dimensional snowflake of blueish white aragonite is an extremely fragile but highly appealing specimen from Greece. Its practically impossible to have a piece like this that is free of any damage but this very specimen is in surprisingly well condition. A stunning piece of pure elegance as you can very well see in our video!

TN51 - Aquamarine and Albite - 5500€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
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A perfectly clear aquamarine with an excellent, modified termination is wearing a coat of white albite, perfectly crystallized and free of damage. Every single crystal face is sparkingly lustrous, no matter where you are looking at. The aquamarine holds some appealing inclusions of schorl that are nicely visible through the water-clear crystal and add a distinct contrast. There are internal cracks visible, but no breaks or repairs. A perfect aquamarine with its own special charm, good cabinet size and unique appearance all around, as you can greatly see in our video! As a small extra, there is a small apatite at the lower left!

SL18 - Gold - 3300€
Alta Floresta Gold Province, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
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Small and compact but with a whole lot of compressed beautiful details and great golden sheen. This is a single, hoppered grown gold crystal that appears folded like some origami masterpiece. The shape is distinctly 3-dimensional and perfect all around. This piece definitley lives up to the high reputation of Alta Floresta, where so many high class gold crystals have been found!

FA363 - Azurite with Bayldonite - 2750€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.6 cm
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This fabulous piece of azurite on a matrix of green bayldonite is truly brilliant. The cluster of sharp crystals with fantastic luster and very deep blue coloring holds a mysterious character and an intense beauty. To better see the sparkling surface of the azurite, I strongly suggest you watch the video! Admittedly, there is a smaller damage visible at the big, 2 cm large crystal at the left side but the overall beauty, color, luster and rareness of the mineral combination more than compensate for this minor flaw. This is a fantastic piece, much better in person!

RK88 - Barite - 740€
Bou Nahas, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco
Size: 9 x 7.8 x 4.7 cm
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This floater is basically an aggregate of sparklingly lustrous barite crystals that exhibit a color range from creamy white to dark smoky brown. The piece is virtually free of damage, with just some minor wear at the backside. I love the shape of a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle composed of hundreds of clustered crystals. A highly lustrous appealing piece of barite with even some matrix at the backside.

SO84 - Apophyllite on Calcite and Amethyst - 2300€
Hubei Province, China
Size: 7.9 x 7.3 x 6.3 cm
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All in all this is a outstanding piece that impresses in many ways! The combination of doubly terminated amethyst on beautiful lustrous calcite, accompanied by salmon colored apophyllite of unusual crystal habit is just unique. Not even the book "China" by Berthold Ottens shows comparable specimens! There is no damage to be found on this fabulous piece of pure stunning elegance. A rare piece of highest quality you will harldy find alike on the market or even in private showcases around the world!

PB183 - Quartz - 450€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.2 x 3.2 x 3 cm
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This is a floater that combines two japan-law twins of high quality on a specimen with the unique shape of two loving butterflies. With gemmy clear crystals of virtually flawless condition, this specimen is a true stunner of finest aesthetics.

FA167 - Chrysoberyl - 1200€
Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 3.5 x 1 cm
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This interesting and beautiful piece of chrysoberyl is mostly clear but contains a very strong phantom. With some illumination from the back this specimen reveals its enchanting character in full. Great color, mirror-like luster and a perfectly hexagonal shape. The piece has one chip at the left side, but that is hardly visible from the front and thus acceptable. Find yourself eye in eye with this piece of true beauty.

SK24 - Bismuth - 1850€
Niederschlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.3 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
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This mushroom-shaped specimen is a fine example for the rare element of bismuth. Sharply crystallized all over the whole specimen with a bright lustrous surface, it is truly an appealing piece to look at. At closer view the surface shows a nice patina of red and blue which makes it very much alive. The crystals are 3-dimensionally composed and in perfect condition all over. An outstandingly fine specimen of the classic mineral from Germany!

CM17 - Bornite - 90€
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 6.1 x 5.4 x 3.7 cm
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This lovely specimen presents a couple of single isolated bornite crystals on a grey matrix, covered in sparkling feldspar. There are some crystals even at the back of the rock, which makes it even more interesting and appealing. This 3-dimensional piece (for a better impression, please watch the video) is in a very good condition, without any damaged crystals. Very nice indeed!

PB187 - Dioptase - 850€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 3 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
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An impressive single dioptase crystal of a stunning three centimeters in length, this piece holds marvelous green color and pristine luster on all sides. As a floater that is completely flawless on all sides this dioptase is truly outstanding and one of natures most fascinating wonders!

SO101 - Chalcopyrite with Calcite on Quartz - 600€
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 14.5 x 9.7 x 6.6 cm
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This massive piece is a well balanced composition of golden chalcopyrite and white quartz that is 360° well crystallized. The exceptionally high quality, brilliant luster and striking gold-color are characteristic for the Boldut Mine. The whole specimen is in outstanding condition with only some edgewear, inevitably on a heavy yet fragile piece like this. This piece is a real eye-catcher that sparkles and shines in direct illumination and presents highest quality chalcopyrite to the viewer.

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