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International Minerals 42

RA152 - Emerald and Quartz - 2150€
Panjshir, Afghanistan
Size: 2.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
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This thumbnail size combination of emerald on quartz is quite unusual and shows excellent quality! The quartz is completely glassy and sharp with a nice shiny surface structure. The single 1.8 cm emerald shows vibrant color and quality and is in best condition with only some contact at the base but no actual damage! A lovely and striking combination as you can see in our video!

SP22 - Spinel - 6800€
Pyan Pyit, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 5.4 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
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A single spinel crystal of dramatic size and gemmyness is set atop a white marble matrix. The marble emphasizes the striking cherry-red color of the spinel and provides for a calm, supportive ambience. The octahedral spinel is only attached to the matrix on a small patch, the rest is all free and visible. The surface has brilliant luster on all sides with subtle, attractive etchings. Deep cherry-red color radiates from the high quality crystal even at low illumination. Amazin glassy quality and stunning color, crystallized as a single spinel octahedron!

PB117 - Pyrite - 650€
Racracancha mine, Tinyahuarco district, Pasco Province, Peru
Size: 10.5 x 9.2 x 3.8 cm
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Bright golden pyrite crystals of striated cubical shape are stacked on this classic yet impressive specimen!
The cubes are all in marvelous condition with only insignificant abrasions. The largest one reaches a bit over 3 cm on edge. The specimens backside is all crystallized with micro-crystals of pyrite, sphalerite and calcite.
Very good crystal quality, condition and composition from the lesser known Racracancha mine.

KG614 - Fluorite on Feldspar - 1100€
Erongo Mts., Karibib Constituency, Namibia
Size: 4.5 x 3.4 x 2 cm
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A fluorite from the Erongo Mountains with textbook aesthetics! The specimen shows a single rounded 3,1 cm fluorite on matrix. The crystal is almost round but if you look closely you can very well see individual crystal faces. On the inside the crystal is completely transparent and glassy. While it is basically colorless there are dark purple patches and structures near the surface that make for a very unique look! This beautiful crystal is set on a matrix of white microcline, green fluorites and some colorless beryl micro-crystals.

KE518 - Brazilianite - Sold
Telirio Claim, Linópolis, Laranjeiras, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm
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High class brazilianite from the Telirio Claim near Linópolis. It has a single 3.3 cm brazilianite set on a well shaped feldspar that is crystallized and lustrous all around. The brazilianite itself is completely flawless, perfectly shaped and shows fresh and open green color! It is gemmy and lustrous and contrasts with the simple white matrix. It is amazing how freely the brazilianite is visible from the front. Not only is it prominently situated but it also appears as if the crystal was flowing over the edge. Superb aesthetics and marvelous quality!

KM435 - Quartz Faden - Sold
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan
Size: 6.6 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
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Very unusual and beautiful “faden”-quartz from Tole that is a real jewel in person! It’s a floater specimen in perfect condition all around and with a prominent main crystal. This main crystal is 4.6 cm long, sharply designed, glassy, lustrous and with a distinct “faden” from bottom to top!

SP692 - Amethyst - 2400€
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 15.7 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm
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This Goboboseb amethyst specimen has a striking presence due to its 15.7 cm of brilliant quality quartz! It has two completely perfect and sharp crystals on a quartz and calcite covered rock matrix. The quality is quite amazing! Both crystals are glassy and highly lustrous. There are some milky zones, especially at the larger crystals, but those are nicely mixed with the purple clouds and completely transparent parts. Very attractive, dominant and of best quality and condition!

LC024 - Tsavorite - 2900€
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
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This is a unique and brilliant tsavorite with exceptionally fine crystals from the Merelani Hills! The main tsavorite is 1.2 cm long, gemmy, lustrous and very sharp. The emerald green color is strikingly intense and open at normal daylight. This gemmy green color stands in contrast to the metallic black graphite matrix. Right below the main tsavorite is a single blue 9 mm long apatite crystal which is a rare combination. Fun fact: If you visit the Wikipedia entry for “tsavorite” you see a picture of this very specimen!

TK3 - Topaz - 1500€
Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 9.2 x 5.7 x 5.6 cm
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A high quality topaz of 3.5 cm length, set on a matrix of grey rock with white feldspar that strongly emphasizes the orange crystal! The tozaz has amazing color and is totally gemmy! The surface is lustrous and the termination nicely developed and perfect! One edge at the backside is damaged and the crystal is repaired at the base but which is completely invisible. The rest is just amazing quality and stunning crystal architecture on a nice cabinet size specimen!

SM239 - Ruby - Sold
Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 4.2 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
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This very attractive specimen features a single elongated ruby crystal that is embedded in a piece of white calcite. The ruby is 2.7 cm long, up to 1 cm thick and doubly terminated! With it's striking quality and intensive red color it nicely contrasts against the calcite which makes for a really catchy look! High quality ruby in best aesthetics from the world's finest locale for this material!

NM861 - Topaz - 750€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 9 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm
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Glassy, colorless topaz, shaped like a flame and brilliantly lustrous all around! This etched topaz floater has the amazing rich structure this unique find is known for and is, save for some small abrasions, in best condition. It is a smaller exemplar of that one-time find but stunning nevertheless!

ZQ072 - Brucite - 450€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
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The quality of this botryoidal brucite specimen is absolutely wonderful and stunning! It's gemmy, lustrous, perfectly crystallized all around and with the most vibrant lemon-yellow color you can find! At the left side it has some rock fragments, the rest is pure brucite of superb quality and distinctive formation. An outstanding specimen of this marvelous and appealing mineral!