International Minerals 19

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UP3 - Fluorite on Albite, Muscovite and Schorl - 1250€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
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The composition of this specimen seems almost supernatural. Shaped like a royal sceptre there is a shaft grown from albite, muscovite and a vertical core of schorl. At the top sits a octahedral, bright green fluorite, perfectly free and well developed on 360° and without any damage. Absolutely unique and fascinating! Have a look on our video for a better understanding of my excitement on this specimen!

PB137 - Pyrite - 700€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 13.7 x 8.3 x 6.5 cm
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A sparkling cluster of nested tetrahedral pyrite of exceptional quality! The huanzala mine is certainly among the worlds best localities for pyrite and this very piece speaks loudly for this credit! The whole surface is covered in crystals up to over 2 cm on edge that show a nice golden luster and no damage to speak of.
The composition is quite 3-dimensional and a nice play of smaller and larger crystals stacked together. The underside of the specimen is partly crystallized with some tiny quartz in between. An impressive specimen of high class pyrite from Perus most famous mine!

XQAN - Quartz var. Amethyst - 350€
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 9 x 4.4 x 4 cm
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Pure textbook aesthetics is what makes this amethyst special. A large main crystal at the center is accompanied by several smaller side-crystals, perfectly arranged as a spray. The crystals are transparent, mostly colorless but with nice purple and smoky zones as is typical for the locale. A wilbur at the main crystals tip is barely noticeable, especially from the front. This is a highly aesthetic example of Goboboseb Amethyst!

OT42 - Topaz - 1350€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 4.9 x 2.2 cm
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Brilliant and water-clear! This is an absolutely charming yellowish topaz floater of best luster and quality. The irregular shape is enclosed by many beautiful and mirroring faces. Its edges are not quite perfect but which is not much disturbing. A jewel of exceptionally fine visual impact!

FA56 - Epidote with Quartz - 490€
Green Monster Deposit, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Size: 6.6 x 5.9 x 4.1 cm
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A complex arrangement of highly lustrous, doubly terminated epidote with glassy, colorless quartz on a small piece of garnet-rich matrix. The largest epidote is 4.6 cm long and 1.6 cm thick with sharp terminations and great mossy green color. All crystals are flawless and combine for a brilliant 3-dimensional sculpture of great aesthetics and quality!

FA172 - Tourmaline on Albite - 650€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm
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A fine doubly terminated elbaite aesthetically lies across a matrix of white albite. The multicolored tourmaline is 4.7 cm long and around 2 cm thick. It has a sharp termination with lustous faces that shines with a lovely pink color. Below the pink is a layer of fresh apple green that changes to a very dark mossy green at the middle part of the crystal. I especially love the composition of this single crystal on a contrasting white matrix. As a floater specimen it shows no contacts or breaks. For a better understanding of color and quality I suggest a look on our video!

BL20 - Azurite - 1250€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 10.1 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm
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Unusual yet highly appealing in its very own way. The main body of this specimen is a contrasting gossan matrix with veins of brilliantly lustrous azurite. One prominent azurite aggregate freely stands out from the matrix and draws all the attention. Best luster, superb blue color and a perfect termination are absolutely impressive and just beautiful. With no damage to worry about and a catchy, natural composition this is a most desirable piece in person!

XFTP - Fluorite with Tourmaline on Feldspar - 6500€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 9 x 8.8 x 5.8 cm
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A massive cuboctahedral fluorite of most intensive apple green color, embedded in white cleavelandite. The crystal is absolutely impressive, over 6 cm in diameter translucent to even transparent until deep into the crystals core. As a bonus the fluorite is accompanied by a tourmaline and several amber-brown octahedral mirolite. The fluorite has some etchings and thus has only medium luster but it is free of damage and perfectly presented on the contrasting albite matrix. Size, color and aesthetics make this a unique piece that easily surpasses most other fluorite specimens from Stak Nala!

PB135 - Epidote - 2850€
Pampa Blanca, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 8.6 x 4.7 x 2 cm
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The fan-shape of lustrous epidote crystals is quite characteristic for the locale that produced a rich amount of fine epidote specimens in the 90s but is closed ever since. The crystals are generally opaque but show bright gemmy green patches and an overall green shimmer at direct downlight. All crystals are sharp and lustrous and perfectly arranged to form this highly aesthetic specimen. The size is quite remarkable and exceeds the majority of comparable Pampa Blanca epidote fans! Almost perfect all around and stunningly beautiful!

RR16 - Fluorite and Quartz with Ilvaite - 5750€
Inner Mongolia, China
Size: 9 x 4.7 x 4.8 cm
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A very fine and unusual paragenesis from Inner Mongolia! Two transparent dodecahedral fluorite crystal, perfect all around and glassy, are acting as a base for a delicate structure of elongated, scaly quartz, some more fluorite and iron-black ilvaite. The perfectly crystallized backside also holds some white feldspar. The whole thing is in pristine condition and a floater. The piece has perfect hand-size, a stunning and unique specimen of exceptional aesthetics and highest quality!

PB123 - Galena with Calcite - 2800€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 17.1 x 15.2 x 7.5 cm
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A large, heavy and totally impressive floater-specimen of pure galena, crystallized in cubo-octahedral habit and associated with beautiful white calcite, especially at the backside and periphery. The backside also holds some smaller patches of chalcopyrite.
Galena crystals range from a few millimeters to around 2.5 centimeters, show mirroring luster and "melted" edges. There is no damage anywhere which is a small miracle on a heavy piece like this! Wonderfully aesthetic and alegant, full of pretty details and impressive in size and quality!

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