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International Minerals 17


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SL31 - Opal var. Hyalite - 235€
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mts., Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 2 cm
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Like a waterdrop, splashing on solid rock, frozen in time. This hyalite is absolutely water-clear, highly lustrous and simply beautiful. It is perched on a piece of matrix of just the right proportion and good contrast. The opal is complete all around and without any damage. An incredibly aesthetic example for the recent Opal finds near the town of Tarcal in Hungary. Unusual, dashy and lovely in person!


TA14 - Spessartine on Quartz - 2800€
Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao Co., Fujian Province, China
Size: 7.8 x 6.8 x 4.1 cm
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An exceptionally beautiful specimen of rich orange spessartine on dark smoky quartz, sitting on white feldspar. Charming like a 3-dimensional landscape the feldspar is evenly covered in spessartine up to 6 mm in diameter. One smoky quartz is dominantly sticking out at the center which adds a lot to the overall aesthetics. There is no damage to this piece only some peripheral contacts. Also the larger smoky quartz is all complete and flawless with only two or three almost imperceptible contacts from missing garnets. This combination is stunningly beautiful in person. Stark contrast meets brilliant crystal quality!


PB115 - Pyrite and Chalcopyrite with Sphalerite - 500€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 11 x 7.6 x 6.9 cm
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Exceptionally aesthetic and well balanced this Peruvian paragenesis is absolutely outstanding with appealing contrast, color and outline. The lustrous golden surface of the rather large cubical pyrite, up to over 4 cm on edge, is partly covered in black sphalerite which makes for a charming visual effect. The pyrite is accompanied by rounded chalcopyrite, shimmering in a greenish yellow color that adds much to the overall aesthetics of this piece. Small white calcite perfects the picture. The backside is contacted but there is no considerable damage here. A brilliant combination piece that knows to impress!


SO61 - Cerussite and Barite - 365€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 7.6 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
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A single large cerussite ball, 3.4 cm in diameter, is perched on a black decomposing galena matrix. The cerussite is lustrous and transparent with a smoky brown color. Associated with the main crystal are smaller cerussite side-crystals as well as some pinkish white barite, characteristic for the locale. This whole specimen is free of damage and strikes with a large main crystal, great balance and a stark contrast of crystals against matrix.


FB41 - Hematite with Quartz - 2200€
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Size: 7.4 x 5 x 4 cm
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The black and white combination of this Elba hematite with associated quartz is just brilliant and brings it right to the point! Sharp black surfaces with mirroring luster play with interwoven snow white quartz needles. The whole piece is in best condition with only some contacts at the back. A real stunner of dazzling contrast, highest crystal quality and superb aesthetics! Our video very well shows its sparkling nature in a 360° view. Lean back and enjoy!


SO110 - Manganoan Calcite - 1200€
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 11 x 9.9 x 8.4 cm
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Large and sharp crystals of rich pink manganoan calcite are intergrown to shape this rather massive specimen. The calcite is well developed all around and shows a vibrant luster. Like a ripe fruit this crystal is tempting to take a healthy bite. The whole piece is in near perfect condition with a contacted backside but no actual damage. An outstanding piece, impressive in size and color even for Dal'negorsk, most famous among all Russian mineral sources. A quick look on our video immediately shows what I am talking about!


FC60 - Cuprian Adamite - 350€
Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Pref., Greece
Size: 5.1 x 3.6 x 0.8 cm
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Cuprian adamite is the intensively green, copper containing variety of adamite and is a classic for the region of Lavrion. This is a thin limonate matrix covered in pale green microcystals on both sides. Among this generation of crystals are larger adamite aggregates of much more intensive color and better clarity. A lovely piece of good quality for this relatively rare mineral!


BL52 - Copper - 330€
Central Mine, Central, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 4 x 3.7 x 3.1 cm
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The Central Mine in Keweenaw County is one of the oldest, most classic copper mines of Michigan and has produced a great number of fine specimens over the second half of the 19th century. This specimen is a characteristic arborescent group of blocky copper crystals that show a beautiful metallic copper color and an exceptionally vibrant sheen. It is distinctly 3-dimensional and perfectly crystallized on all sides. A fine floater of appealing quality and aesthetics!


FJ43 - Aquamarine - 1100€
Palmital claim, Minas Novas, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.7 x 6.1 x 4.2 cm
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Completely etched on all sides, glassy and highly lustrous, this unusual aquamarine is a weirdly beautiful sculpture. The color is a intensive greenish blue that is very well visible even in more unfavourable light conditions. The crystal is not perfect yet in great condition with only some minor scratches or minimal chips which are hard to see on a highly structured piece like this. An intriguing floater crystal, full of charming little details!


SK35 - Quartz with Rhodochrosite - 300€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnikb, Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 8.6 x 6.8 x 5.1 cm
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This is a beautiful cluster of shiny white quartz crystals, fanning out like a blossom. The crystals sit on a heavy chalcopyrite matrix, covered in lovely pink rhodochrosite. The quality of the quartz is all magnificent with no damage anywhere. A just lovely piece of 3-dimensional beauty from the classic locale of Cavnic!


PB116 - Pyrite - 300€
Racracancha mine, Tinyahuarco district, Pasco Province, Peru
Size: 10.1 x 8.1 x 5.1 cm
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A group of cubical pyrite crystals the largest of which is over 4 cm on edge from the now abandoned Racracancha mine. All crystals have a shiny golden color and nice striations on all sides as is characteristic for the finds that all occured in the last 10 years. The backside is completely contacted but the front is near perfect with just a couple of minimal abrasions. A rather rare specimen of great quality and nice visual impact!


SK38 - Barite - 650€
Turt Mine, Turt Negresti-Oas, Oas Mts, Satu Mare Co., Romania
Size: 7.6 x 6.6 x 5.8 cm
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A rich and beautiful aggregate of tabular, glassy barite on galena. The barite is of yellowish color, superbly lustrous and 3-dimensionally arranged like flower petals. This fine specimen is in 360° best condition where even the smaller crystals are undamaged. A just wonderful and elegant piece that is much better in person!



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