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International Minerals 46

YP730 - Azurite - 3300€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 8.9 x 7.7 x 4.3 cm
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In 2013 the famous Watercourse Pocket was opened and held some of the best specimens ever to be found in the Milpillas mine. This rich and spectacular floater specimen was part of that find. The crystals are sharp, highly lustrous and of the brilliant electric blue color everyone is in love with. In between the rhombic azurites you can see pseudomorph malachite after azurite. Most of that malachite however has been overgrown with a second generation of azurite which then creates that bright and easy to illuminate blue color. Absolutely breathtaking in person and all over in fantastic condition!
Ex Thomas Weiland collection.

GZ070 - Bertrandite - 2400€
Golconda Mine, Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
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Bertrandite is a beryllium hydroxide that is found in beryllium rich pegmatites. But it is extremely hard to find this material in specimen quality. The Golconda mine is the only known source for Brazilian bertrandite. First finds were reported in 1992 but have been scarce ever since.
This specimen is from a new find and it is absolutely lovely! Individual crystals reach up to 4 cm which is certainly impressive for the material! Typically crystals are rather small, no more than 1 cm, which makes this one really exceptional! The pearlescent translucent crystals are beautifull crystallized and in very best condition! They are set on pristine white albite which we haven't seen in such elegance before!

DZ541 - Ruby - 3600€
Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 5.7 x 5.5 x 4.1 cm
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The single ruby on this specimen has a visible size of 1.6 cm and is absolutely brilliant! It is in very best condition and highly lustrous on all sides. The color is a lovely pink with a whitish zone in the center. The ruby is set on a exceptionally well crystallized white calcite matrix. A splendid ruby specimen of highest appeal!

EG565 - Quartz Phantom - 1250€
Hyderabad District, Telangana, India
Size: 11.2 x 8 x 5.8 cm
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This excellent phantom quartz specimen from the new finds in Hyderabad shows particularly intensive colors! The purple and red hematite inclusions are easily visible through the transparent quartz and some iron oxide coating around the base adds some orange color too. Very attractive!
Unlike many specimens from this find which are damaged all over, this one is in excellent condition with only very minimal abrasions here and there. It is an outstanding piece from a spectacular find!

YG663 - Anatase - 275€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.2 x 2.2 x 1 cm
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A lovely little anatase cystal on a contrasting white matrix! The aesthetic is quite striking, the anatase is all perfect and sharp with a maximum diamter of 0.9 cm. A perfect little thumbnail specimen from the Zard Mountains!

BS887 - Chalcopyrite on Calcite - 2400€
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Size: 8.2 x 6.6 x 4.3 cm
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Brilliant white calcite scalenohedrons are covered in sparkling golden chalcopyrite on this highly aesthetic specimen from the iron-copper deposit at Fengjiashan Mine! The largest calcite is a 5.3 cm doubly terminated crystal, prominently set at the very top. It is supportet by a complex aggregate of smaller crystals, all covered by brilliant chalcopyrite. The overall condition is very well with only some contacts around the base. Absolutely gorgeous specimen of vibrant character!