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International Minerals 43

WD3 - Beryl on Feldspar with Quartz - 1250€
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 11 x 5.3 x 4.9 cm
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The single beryl crystal has a diameter of 5.4 cm, it is transparent and has a highly lustrous front face. The hexagonal shape is very well presented and while there is some contact at the left side, it is otherwise undamaged and quite distinctive. At the core you can see some blueish color but I would call this a goshenite for the lack of intensity. Beneath the beryl is a single quartz which again sits on a piece of feldspar. The specimen is repaired once in the middle, right beneath the main crystal, but this is not visible from the front.

TV790 - Copper - 950€
Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Size: 9.7 x 6.5 x 2.2 cm
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The unusual aesthetics of this specimen reminds me of a leaf that got caught on a rocky cliff. The thin arboresque copper is exceptionally well formed, shows a reddish coppery color and no damage.
Ex Thomas Weiland collection.

NS144 - Tourmaline - 4500€
Novo Cruzeiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 15.1 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
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This tourmaline shows dramatic size and amazing colors! The specimen was found in Novo Cruceiro and went to the collection of French collector Labyey Andre in 1987, where it stayed until recently. This crystal is of just beautiful and elegant appearance. The blueish color of the main body contrasts with the dark strawberry red of the main termination and several smaller terminations of intergrown side-crystals. Superb luster, a translucent colorful crystals body, outstanding condition and a shape that opens towards the top. This singel crystal tourmaline is more than the sum of its attributes. It is not repaired and has virtually no flaws!