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International Minerals 42



KH205 - Fluorite and Quartz - 3400€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 19.8 x 11.3 x 7.5 cm
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A ridge of glassy and lustrous violet fluorite cubes is arranged like the gems on a crown over a sparkling white quartz matrix. This dramatic specimen has been found in the 90's by Alfred Kugler and has been in his collection ever since. The fluorites are in very best condition with lovely open violet color through and through!


MZ115 - Azurite - 2450€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 7.3 x 4.5 x 3.9 cm
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Totally amazing strikingly blue azurite on a green malachite matrix! The azurite shows fantastic mirroring luster that reflects the light on countless sharp crystal faces. The condition is virtually flawless and even the matrix is largely just naturally broken and recrystallized with tiny azurites. It's a fine specimen of superb aesthetics and amazing crystal quality!


EQ229 - Barite with Calcite - 5500€
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
Size: 7.1 x 6 x 3.5 cm
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This barite from Elk Creek shows impossibly good quality and very attractive aesthetics!
Luster, clarity, color and sharpness all are as good as it gets! Matrix is a well sized rock with a cream-yellow growth of calcite and a barite side crystal. In the middle of that matrix stands an upright 4.4 cm barite that is perfectly gemmy and with a wet-look luster that is absolutely top-notch! With its wonderful amber brown color it is an amazing crystal in person! It is sharp and flawless and with beautiful surface structure!


OH847 - Apatite - 620€
Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.9 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm
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This lovely apatite specimen features a single 1.9 cm apatite on matrix. The main crystal has a very nice pink color. It is transparent with a frosted surface and free of any damage! The single apatite crystal is prominently set atop a silvery muscovite matrix which emphasizes the apatite!


HT402 - Euclase - 3200€
Chia Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm
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Great luster and clarity as well as a distinct and well defined shape make this colorless euclase elegant and highly appealing! With a size of 5 cm it is absolutely amazing for this rare gemstone material! The crystal is completely flawless. Even the bottom is not broken but re-crystallized.


ZO452 - Spessartine on Quartz - 4500€
Navegadora claim, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.8 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
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It's a fantastic combination of spessartine on quartz that gets more beautiful the more you look at it! While this type of crystal is well known from the locale this is certainly an exceptional piece of highest quality and perfection. The garnet is completely gemmy and with a vibrant cherry-red color! The beautiful surface structure is very well developed all around and shows no damage at all! What makes this specimen unique however is the combination with highly lustrous and undamaged quartz. We haven’t seen anything like that in such high quality and perfection!


PF416 - Anatase - 1850€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.2 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
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This anatase specimen shows just fabulous quality! It is a rich combination of countless high quality anatase crystals on a sparkling white albite matrix. This feldspar matrix is nicely crystallized and a perfectly contrasting matrix for the metallic black crystals. The anatase comes a strikingly lustrous and sharp crystals, all in flawless condition. At the top there is a single main anatase which is 1.3 cm long, flawless and with some gemmy blue patches, visible at strong and direct backlight.


RD052 - Aragonite var. Flos ferri - 650€
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attika­ Prefecture, Greece
Size: 21.5 x 13 x 11 cm
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The organic shape of a coral makes this large aragonite specimen alive! You can see two different crystal shapes - a fragile spiky structure is grown on the more rounded main branches - all of which are in flawless condition and in sweeping shape all around! This piece was found in 1985 as a small label on the backside indicates. A beautiful and disctinctively three-dimensional specimen from the historic mining area Lavrion.


YE548 - Pyrite on Quartz - Sold
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
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The quality of this single isolated pyrite cube is absolutely stunning and beautiful!
Best golden luster and a unique surface structure that looks almost machine made! This brilliant crystal is freely set on a three-dimensional matrix of white quartz and pyrite side-crystals. The whole specimen is in superb condition. Some rough patches at the backside of the main crystal are in fact just contacts, no damage.


CA177 - Epidote - 2800€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm
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The aesthetics of this bow-tie type epidote specimen is quite exceptional and represents the best from this unique find at the Ras Koh Mountains! A single 4.7 cm main crystal stands vertically over a small group of equally beautiful shaped side-crystals. All epidotes are jet-black and lustrous and in outstanding condition!


HB230 - Apatite - 300€
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 3.8 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
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A 1.4 cm apatite aggregate that strikes with intensive violet color is set on a white quartz matrix. The crystals are very well developed and without damage. Our video gives a nice impression of shape and the lovely apatite color!


IM725 - Tourmaline - 5500€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.6 x 5.7 x 4 cm
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A complex group of tourmaline crystals of different character, arranged on an amorphous tourmaline-matrix. The main crystal at the top is for sure the most striking one as it shows absolutely brilliant gemmy quality, a perfect pointed termination and nice open colors that range from pink to a greenish yellow tip. The other crystals have a flat termination but are also highly lustrous, undamaged and colorful. Some are translucent, some have a gemmy, intensively pink core. The overall aesthetics is somewhat chaotic but rich with very nice tourmalines of high quality! There are several very well done repairs but which aren't visible at all.