International Minerals

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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.

FA93 - Vanadinite - 550€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 13.2 x 9.2 x 3.4 cm
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With the aesthetics of a mighty sculpture, this impressive specimen of vanadinite offers much for the viewer. A fireworks of sparkling brown and red crystals covers the whole rock and forms a beautiful silhouette. The backside is fully covered in crystals too, while those crystals show a brown coating. The crystals are brown at the narrow edges but hold a nice and deep red color at the center.

SK14 - Olivine var. Peridot on Magnetite - 850€
Soppat, Kohistan, NWFP, Pakistan
Size: 4.9 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
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The contrast of this bright green olivine crystal on massive black magnetite-matrix is simply dramatic. Very rarely do you find this combination so we were lucky to get this specimen from an old collection. The backside of the crystal is contacted but which is not visible from the main view and thus acceptable, considering the rareness of this piece. A bright and striking specimen in person!

SL19 - Fluorite - 900€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 10.3 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm
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I love the dramatic contrast of white quartz matrix and firing purple fluorite! The fluorite itself is all etched and shines from the inside, which is a mixture of dark purple, bright pink and some colorless spots. This whole piece is in excellent condition, highly aesthetic and of great visual impact!

FA245 - Hematite - 1250€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 7 x 6.9 x 3.9 cm
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Grab your sunglasses, for the bright luster of this fantastic specimen is going to blind your eyes! This outstanding hematite is simply marvelous in regards of quality and aesthetics as well. While the backside of this specimen is crystallized and perfect as well, especially the main view impresses with breathtaking metallic luster, beautiful striation and sharpness. The contrast of hematite and accompanying white calcite is just terrific. Holding this massy specimen in your own hands will definitely open your eyes!

PB100 - Augelite with Quartz - 1350€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
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One single augelite crystal sits atop a white quartz matrix that provides a stark contrast to the grass green main crystal. The augelite itself is of excellent quality and flawless. The quartz is milky white, lustrous and shows some hübnerite inclusions that actually make this fine piece even more vivid. The whole composition of this piece is like a perfect cooperation to emphasize the augelite at its center. Its nice to see such brilliant augelite coming from the Mundo Nuevo Mine.

RR11 - Atacamite - 900€
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 4.3 x 4.1 x 2 cm
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A remarkably aesthetic atacamite specimen with great luster and a distinct outline. All crystals are converging to a pointed tip with perfectly terminated crystals. The whole specimen has a mysterious green shimmer to it but in direct illumination it reveals perfectly gemmy green crystals. High mineral quality and catchy aesthetics combine to this excellent piece.

PB109 - Pyrite on Quartz - 4500€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 11.1 x 8.5 x 5.7 cm
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This piece is absolutely matchless! Two cubical pyrite crystal are stacked upon each other like father and child. Both crystals show very fine striations, modified corners and great luster. Both are almost perfect with just some tiny, almost invisible chips. The whole composition of this piece is a wonderful interplay of white quartz crystals, pretty and unharmed all around, with those superb pyrite crystals harmonically set in the middle. A world class specimen and definitely one of the very best to have come from the Mundo Nuevo Mine!

NZ10 - Rhodochrosite - 480€
Uchucchacua Mine, Province de Oyon, Peru
Size: 3.8 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
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The main crystal is prominently positioned in the center of the specimen displaying its perfect, unharmed shape and the deep red color on a contrasting black matrix. Several side-crystals are all in perfect condition and leave this a fine specimen of great aesthetics and high quality that shows the typical scalenohedral habit.

PB167 - Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite - 650€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.3 x 5.8 x 2.4 cm
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These dodecahedral pyrite crystals have grown on a massive sphalerite matrix. The aesthetics of pyrite, sphalerite and calcite are combining to an astonishing sight on this specimen. The balance here is exceptional as black, gold and white are forming a harmonic union. Some of the side crystals show tiny chips but fortunately the larger main crystals are virtually perfect and of brilliant quality. An extraordinary piece of great combination!

RK76 - Bastnäsite - 1450€
Zagi Mts, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 3.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm
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The size of this crystal is just impressive, considering the rareness of this mineral. Still, what’s most attractive about this piece is the spectacular coloring of a golden brown and a deep cherry red at the center. I have to admit, the pictures and video do not give enough credit to this remarkable aspect. The main flaw about this specimen is a damaged area at the side of the crystal. Still, this bastnäsite is a pleasure for the eye that has a lot to offer: great color, size, termination and generally an excellent impact.

RK67 - Quartz Phantom - 390€
Seminario farm, Joaquim Felicio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.7 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
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This beautiful quartz holds a terrific phantom inside its glassy body. The fantastic thing about it is that you can view the chlorite phantom literally from all sides as the quartz has no crack and no cloudy regions. Accompanied by a smaller quartz at the side, this crystal impresses with many details and a nice combination of colors at surface and innards. The crystal has one chip at the tip, but is cheaper therefore and still a real jewel!

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