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International Minerals 47

JU936 - Rose Quartz - 850€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.7 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
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Rose quartz, the lovely pink variety of quartz, is the rarest and thus highest valued of the quartz family. But of course it's not only the rarity but most of all the striking beauty that makes this species so treasured among collectors! Sparkling luster, a nicely balanced composition and intensive pink color are features of this beautiful specimen! The whole piece is in exceptionally well condition with only some contacts but no actual damage. A splendid rose quartz from Brazil that strikes with intensive color!

AY230 - Titanite - 1500€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.8 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
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What you can see below that bright green and gemmy titanites is an unusual composition of white calcite crystals and small titanites that are squeezed in between two layers of rock matrix like salad and cheese in a sandwich. Atop that sandwich is a group of sharp, glassy titanite crystals as well as small calcites which makes for a lovely miniature landscape. All crystals are in greant condition and of marvelous quality. A specimen that has much to offer in respect of aesthetics and crystal quality!

FV293 - Quartz Phantom - 1500€
Hyderabad District, Telangana, India
Size: 9 x 7.3 x 5.7 cm
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This well symmetrical group of phantom quartz is from the recent find near the city of Hyderabad. The individual crystals show very clear hematite phantoms that reflect partly violet, partly red. Some iron oxide deposit brings an additional orange tinge into the picture. The group is in excellent condition all around, which is actually unusual because the majority of the pieces from this find are affected by severe damage. A truly extraordinary piece of well balanced beauty from this impressive find!

PT922 - Spessartine - 400€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
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The main spessartine on this excellent specimen is super sharp and completely flawless. It has a diameter of 1.2 cm, bright red color and splendid luster! The single isolated crystal is set on a very well crystallized white feldspar matrix with some smaller garnets as addition. The whole specimen is in perfect condition and beautifully arranged!

WJ246 - Brucite - 460€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.9 x 7.8 x 2 cm
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The most prominent feature of brucite from the unique finds in Killa Saifullah is without doubt the striking yellow color! And that is what you are getting without compromise on this fine and sculpturesque specimen. The piece has more of a two-dimensional character but whch makes it easy to bring light from the backside and set the crystals on fire! Damage or contacts are non-existent and the surface is all lustrous and shiny. A remarkable specimen of this attractive mineral!

BR975 - Apatite with Tantalite-(Mn) - 650€
Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
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This is an extremely rare combination. Tantalite-(Mn) is already hard to come by but the combination on apatite is really unique! The 2.5 cm long and 0.7 cm broad tantalite is well defined and has a characteristic red glimmer. It is grown right through a purple apatite that shows brilliant luster on the front. The apatite is doubly terminated. The backside is also not broken but it is rough and has more of a rock-like character. In our video you can see the specimen from all sides.

GX570 - Titanite - 3400€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm
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It's a 3.3 cm long titanite crystal of spectacular quality! The titanite has brigth green color, it is sharp and shows the most splendid luster! Not all sides are that lustrous I admit, but those shiny parts are really just gorgeous. If you look closely you can see that the front edge is somewhat abrased which isn’t ideal but acceptable once you acknowledge the impressive size and quality of the titanite! The crystal is set on a piece of matrix, well crystallized with small adularias.

SQ777 - Spessartine - 450€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.3 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm
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A 2.1 cm large red spessartine with smaller crystals atop is set on a white feldspar matrix, accompanied by smaller garnets. If you watch our video you can see that the piece shows lovely aesthetics on all sides and there aren’t any contacts or damage. Very attractive and well balanced!