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International Minerals 48

OV289 - Spessartine - 425€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.3 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
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Two maroon colored spessartine crystals are set atop a beautifully crystallized white feldspar matrix. The matrix is a complete floater that is crystallized on the frontside and covered in mica microcrystlas on the back. Both garnets are sharp and brilliant and flawless. A splendid specimen with no downsides!

HV916 - Olivine var. Peridot - 5800€
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Size: 7.3 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
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The size of this Norwegian peridot is truly amazing. With 7.3 cm in length and a weight of 170 g it is certainly an eye-catcher! While the surface is rough from etching, the initial crystal shape is still easily discernible which makes this a dramatic collectors item. The interior is translucent to even transparent and generously reveals its intensive emerald-green color with just a bit of backlight. There are some small damages present and a small part had to be repaired but the general appearance is impressive and beautiful and makes up for small imperfections. A splendid specimen of massive size and wonderful color!

II915 - Epidote - 130€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 2.8 x 1.3 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!
The 2.2 cm broad main crystal at the top of this specimen is broken at the lower end but complete at the termination with only minimal abrasions. It is attractively set on a smaller group of doubly terminated epidote which defines this distinctive specimen.

PB934 - Tourmaline - 10600€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.3 x 9.1 x 8 cm
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This group of very fine tourmalines from the Aricanga mine features amazing colorful crystals in a three-dimensional arrangement! The colors stretch from pink to white, green and brilliant golden yellow at the sharp pointed terminations! The condition here is amazing too. Apart from a couple of repairs and small restorations, the tourmalines are all good with perfect terminations and no abrasions. It’s a beautiful and appealing specimen as you can much better see in our video!

JY192 - Tourmaline - 3100€
Alto Ligonha Pegmatite Field, Zambezia Province, Mozambique
Size: 6.2 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
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This single crystals tourmaline from Mozambique features open and beautiful colors! Even low backlight illumination reveals an interplay of strong golden yellow and candy pink that runs like a pillar through the center and caps the crystal at the top. For a nice look on that pillar please regard the third picture above.
The first picture shows the piece with both backlight and incident light. The second one has no backlight at all which is still nice but of course lacks the radiance. The tourmaline is in very good condition. It is doubly terminated and has only some small chips that aren’t visible from the front.

BE038 - Spessartine - 360€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 2 cm
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A 2.3 cm spessartine aggregate is set on a lovely combination of white feldspar, silvery muscovite and two smaller spessartine crystals. The garnets are rather dark but show bright red patches along the surface if you add some direct downlight. They are very well crystallized and in near-flawless condition. Very attractive in person!

TP556 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite - 7700€
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 14.9 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm
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With close to 15 cm this impressive tourmaline specimen is no doubt a looker! The crystal is glassy with intensive green color that shows a distinctive blueish zone further down. The pointed termination somewhat washed out but perfect nonetheless. Around the base of the tourmaline is a cluster of lepidolite which is very attractive and makes this a highly aesthetic tourmaline specimen! There is one repair with small gap-fills, the rest is completely undamaged.