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International Minerals 45

HB596 - Barite - Sold
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 19.5 x 14 x 5 cm
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This is an exceptionally large and fine barite specimen from the historic mine of Herja. The piece is overgrown with blue-gray bladed barite crystals that show very nice luster. Spread over the barite is some yellow crust (possibly siderite) which looks totally nice and adds contrast. The overall condition is great with some broken crystals but not many and which get drowned by the overall presence of this grand piece!

FS617 - Cuprian Adamite - 950€
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.4 x 4 x 2.9 cm
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Copper-bearing adamite from the Ojuela mine is a classic and highly appealing due to the shiny, translucent crystals with their attractive green color! This adamite cluster is nested in a brown limonite matrix which provides a well contrasting background to those superb crystals. Very beautiful and in great condition!
Find: 2009/10

BO137 - Quartz Phantom - 700€
Hyderabad District, Telangana, India
Size: 9.3 x 7.1 x 6.8 cm
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A new find near the city of Hyderabad has recently produced a number of amazing phantom quartz specimens. This one is an aesthetic group with a dominant main qaurtz and a group of accompanying side crystals. The whole specimen is in very good condition and with distinctive and beautiful hematite phantoms in each and every one of the glassy quartz crystals! There are minimal abrasions present but hardly anything noteworthy. Even the bottom is fully re-crystallized and well! It's certainly one of the better ones we have seen from that amazing find!

UW501 - Fluorite - 1850€
La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6.7 x 5.8 x 5.2 cm
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Amazing water-clear fluorite in beautiful arrangement! The interlocked modified cubes show stunning quality with transparency, luster and superb color that is either blue in daylight or purplish in warm artificial light. The backside is overgrown with small quartz crystals. There are small peripheral damages present but the overall shape is intact lovely in person!