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International Minerals 42

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!

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.

LO799 - Epidote - 310€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 cm
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Epidote from the Alpine type clefts of Pakistan are a well known species that impresses with gemmy quality and a multitude of different shapes!
What catches the eye is the great transparency and the delicate character. The almost two-dimensional specimen is nicely shaped, virtually flawless and of superb quality!

KS366 - Amethyst - 480€
Guerrero, Mexico
Size: 9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
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This attractive amethyst from Guerrero is basically a dominant main crystals on a nice thin piece of matrix with a smaller side crystal. The amethyst has intensive purple color at the core which very much rewards some backlight! Some zones, especially towards the pointed termination, are colorless or milky white but which actually looks really beautiful in combination with the dark and vibrant purple. The condition is very good. There is a contact at the back but the front side is all lustrous, well developed and without damage. The backside also has some attachment which appears to be a brown amorphous quartz in a white crust. Overall an attractive piece with amazing color!

VM520 - Brucite - 900€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.6 x 5 x 2.2 cm
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Lovely aesthetics meets best crystal quality! The branching shape of this pure brucite specimen reminds me of a gnarly old tree. The piece is perfectly crystallized all around with bright yellow, gemmy and lustrous brucite!

TV083 - Aquamarine with Schorl and Feldspar - 7500€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.7 x 6 x 5 cm
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Two gemmy aquamarine crystals with strong blue color are set on a white feldspar matrix with accents of black schorl. The V-shaped arrangement is certainly attractive, especially in combination with high crystal quality. Both crystals are glassy and lustrous and show beautiful modified terminations! It's an especially fetching exemplar from this rich and famous region that shows wonderful quality and aesthetics alike!

IK057 - Spessartine on Quartz - 950€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
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A cluster of brilliant and sharp spessartine crystals are set on a contrasting white quarz and feldspar matrix. The garnets show deep cherry-red color that radiates from their cores if you add some downlight. All crystals are in best condition and absolutely flashy!

PO983 - Anatase - 680€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.7 x 2.1 x 1 cm
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This brilliant thumbnail specimen features a number of sharp, lustrous and well developed doubly terminated anatase crystals on a white feldspar matrix. The largest anatase has a bit over 1 cm and is accompanied by a small quartz which adds the little extra to the already stunning composition!