International Minerals

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TN36 - Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz - 950€
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.7 x 5 x 3.9 cm
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This combination of fluorite, pyrite, quartz and some calcite is uniquely graceful! The perfect contrast underlines the bright purple color of this lustrous and clear fluorite. Supported by sparkling pyrite cubes and white quartz and calcite the appearance of this specimen is just dramatic. This piece is even a floater and thus beautifully crystallized on all sides. This piece was in the collection of Paul Geffner and we are happy to offer a piece of such a fantastic composition!

RK89 - Bastnäsite - 450€
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 2.2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
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This is a wonderful exemplar of the rare mineral bastnäsite. The crystal shows a satiated oragnge-brown color and is limpid. The termination is complete and undamaged. Also the bottom is crystallized and despite a contact at the lower backside there is nothing to worry about at this specimen. A rare marvel of superb quality!

BK61 - Variscite - 500€
Palazuelo de las Cuevas, Aliste, Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spain
Size: 8 x 5.3 x 3 cm
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Very rare and beautiful alike, this specimen of variscite with turquoise knows how to appeal. The bracing green color of the variscite contrasts strongly with the varying colors of the matrix it rests in. Its very nice to see the growth pattern of the mineral at this specimen in many details. Shiny colors and a sparkling luster bestow additional value to this piece.

RR17 - Fluorite with Pyrite - 8500€
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Peru
Size: 7.8 x 7.5 x 6 cm
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Purely breathtaking, this attractive purple fluorite has everything a masterpiece of this caliber needs! Great color, clarity, luster and a composition that is nothing short of perfect! The piece does not need much illumination, the color and light appear just like out of nowhere. Anyway, if illuminated from the back it becomes a sparkling ball of purple fire, dotted with golden spots of pyrite. The piece is a floater and - except for two tiny wears, that are discernible only at very close view - in superb condition. A true miracle of nature and definitely one of the very best pieces we have ever seen coming to the market.

RK127 - Stibnite - 85€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 9.6 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
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A nice cluster of stibnite with a pleasing view on all sides - watch the video on this aspect! The crystals are up to around 8.5 cm long and 0.5 cm thick with generally good luster, despite some dull zones at the sides. A fine piece without any visible damage and of appealing aesthetics.

AC08 - Tourmaline - 2850€
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
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Pure elegance, combining marvelous colors with beautiful shape and bright luster is the stunning nature of this tourmaline specimen. The termination is nicely modified and offers a great view with mirroring faces and fine structure. The tourmalines color changes from pink to turquoise at the center and back to pink at the termination. It is free of damage with a rehealed bottom. A wonderful and classy piece of remarkable character.

RK132 - Aquamarine with Schorl and Feldspar - 260€
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 2.2 x 2 cm
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This is one doubly-terminated aquamarine with smaller schorl and feldspar sitting on all faces. The crystal nicely shows its primatic shape and the flat terminations. The color ranges from almost colorless terminations to a deep water-blue in the center. This aquamarine is not fully clear but is remarkably lively due to all the pretty details all around. Our video offers a better view to those details and the overall beauty of this specimen!

PB157 - Augelite on Quartz - 4800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.1 x 6 x 4 cm
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I have seen a few of fine augelite specimen lately, but not one who had as many high quality augelite crystals on it as this one. The quartz-matrix with hundreds of glassy and flawless crystals is literally crowded with sharp, gemmy augelite crystals of fresh and juicy green coloring. The distribution of those crystals vaguely reminds me of a christmas tree, with green branches drawn on a general delta-shape. There's not much to say about the condition, as this floater-piece that shows no damage at all. A real stunner of 3-dimensional character and exceptional sparkling luster!

KB53 - Cerussite - 950€
Stříbro (Mies), Plzeň Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 3.5 x 3.3 x 2.7 cm
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Size and shape of this single cerussite crystal on galena-matrix are absolutely stunning! The opaque beige-brown crystal is incredible 3.4 cm long and 2.2 cm wide which makes this an important piece from this unusual and classic locale. The crystal is doubly terminated, accompanied by a smaller quartz crystal and prominently situated on the black marix that provides a striking contrast. Outstanding and in very good condition!

FA360 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite - 3500€
Teixerinha mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.6 x 2.4 x 1.7 cm
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Three verdelites are parallel and stepped grown here! The crystals have a beautiful green color, very fine luster and are highly glassy! The termination is well pointed and at the lower area of the cluster is grown into some lepidolite. The smallest crystal is repaired once, what is fully acceptable on a piece like this. Free of damage and a perfect fit for the advanced collector!

FA353 - Apatite - 1200€
Golconda Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm
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This apatite crystal from the Colconda Mine especially impresses with a deep purple color and a blue core that is to be revealed when backlit. The surface shows a fine striation and very good luster. The backside is contacted but not broken. While there is some minor damage present, the general condition is good and absolutely acceptable, considering the pretty coloring and the nice composition of two crystals that are grown together to one fine specimen of color intensive apatite.

PB140 - Wulfenite - 650€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 10.4 x 8 x 3.5 cm
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This wulfenite specimen is from a younger find a couple of years ago. The crystals are loosely distributed about the red-brown matrix which gives this a very special appearance. The somehow blocky, almost cubical wulfenite crystals are honey-colored, translucent and in excellent condition. In between the wulfenite there is some green mimetite. A beautiful 3-dimensional piece of eye-catching wulfenite crystals on appealing contrasting matrix.

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