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International Minerals 23

AS39 - Tourmaline with Quartz and Feldspar - 6500€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 13.6 x 8.2 x 8.1 cm
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This is a flawless and brilliant tourmaline crystal, nested in sparkling white cleavelandite, set on a lustrous white quartz crystal! The whole piece is impressive in size and of just sweeping aesthetics! There is absolutely no damage of any kind! The tourmaline shows best wet-look luster, has a distinctive, well developed termination and very good clarity, especially towards the termination. The lower two thirds contain a beautiful dark green to black and opaque core which strongly contrasts with the white cleavelandite! This core penetrates through the matrix and is visible at the bottom where it is broken but completely re-healed. Also the quartz is re-crystallized at the underneath!

MI7 - Topaz with Smoky Quartz - 8500€
Murzinka Mine, Sverdlovskaya Oblast' , Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
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Gemmy blue topaz specimens from Murzinka are among the most desired mineral classics worldwide. Found in the Alabashka pegmatite field over the past 250 years, these specimens gathered a reputation for high quality among serious mineral collectors.
This piece features a single topaz of super quality, 3.7 cm long and 2.7 cm in diameter. The crystal shows light blue color and is all perfect. It is set on a matrix of rusty smoky quartz and brown feldspar at the backside. Top aesthetics and high crystal quality make this a stunning Russian classic!

TA19 - Pyrite with Quartz - 220€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.5 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
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The largest pyrite on this specimen is 2.8 cm on edge, cubical and nicely lustrous. It is in combination with smaller pyrite crystals and a coating of colorless quartz crystals that covers around half of the piece and provides a great contrast!
The overal condition is great with only some minor edgewear. An appealing miniature specimen from the important Mundo Nuevo Mine!

BM3 - Tourmaline - 5500€
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 5 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
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Brilliantly sparkling tourmaline from a recent find in Myanmar that has produced a small number of exceptional tourmalines with highest quality and beauty!! The crystals from this find show incredibly good quality and very attractive deep red color that stands out from the large number of tourmalines worldwide! This miniature specimen is crowded with beautiful crystals. Among the many small tourmalines there is one main crystal, 1.7 cm long and 1.6 cm in diameter, dwarfing all the others. All crystals show best sparkling luster and very well developed polyhedral terminations. The color appears cherry-red all over but at closer observation the crystals have a beautiful greenish brown center. There is no damage overall, only peripheral contacts. Have look on our video for a better view of the bright luster and the remarkably intensive color!

OT33 - Topaz - 4800€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.9 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
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Gemmy, lustrous, sharp topaz with an elegant greenish tinge from Hematita!
The main body is a rather massive crystal thats all transparent and very well defined! Atop its termination protrudes a smaller topaz of equal quality like a tower overlooking the castles roofs!
Except for one single chip at lower front there is no damage all over the piece, even the bottom is re-crystallized. A stunning topaz of excellent quality and unique visual impact!

NP2 - Spessartine on Feldspar and Quartz - 580€
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 9.9 x 6.2 x 6.1 cm
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A striking paragenesis of sharp spessartine on quartz and feldspar from the Haramosh Mountains! The specimen features beautiful blood-red spessartine up to 1.4 cm in diameter set on a landscape-like matrix of white feldspar. One single frosted quartz crystal marks the center and provides for a unique layout! The whole specimen is in best condition while of course the flawless spessartine crystals that stick out due to the sharp contrast are the main attraction here and sparkle with very best striking quality!

YP525 - Calcite with Mottramite - 1850€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 14.7 x 9.4 x 8.8 cm
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This is a wonderful specimen of colorless calcite from Tsumeb in very good cabinet size! The calcite comes in rhombohedral, transparent crystals the largest of which reach around 3 cm in diameter. A rather large number of those crystals is arranged on a sublime matrix of bordeaux-red siderite and bright green mottramite that provides a great play of colors to support the colorless calcite. The special piece is very 3-dimensional and showing a great architecture! All in all this is a rich specimen of high quality that is free of any relevant damage!

VM135 - Tourmaline with Albite - 850€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 3.5 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
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This Stak Nala tourmaline group strikes me as completely unusual! Four crystals are parallelly aligned, divided only by some accompanying white albite! All tourmalines are about equally long and thick, show pyramidal terminations and very good luster all around! The top has great open green and turquoise color, further down the crystals turn opaque which is characteristic for the locale. The white albite is a lovely and fragile background for these four crystals and adds to the overall aesthetics! Have a look on our video for a look on the 3-dimensional quality of this piece!

FJ38 - Vesuvianite - 1900€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.6 x 3.7 x 3 cm
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Two short prismatic and highly lustrous vesuvianite crystals are perched on a rust brown matrix. The vesuvianite is sharp and of dark brown color that is hard to illuminate but shows some gemmy patches along the surface! Associated with the vesuvianite is some sparkling feldspar and small vesuvianite side-crystals. The aesthetics of this piece is definitely striking and extremely well developed. All crystals are in perfect condition and beautiful in their own mysterious and elegant way!

JX381 - Cerussite and Barite - 760€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 4.9 x 4.6 x 2.9 cm
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This beautiful cerussite on barite is really something special for its beautiful aesthetics! It is a characteristic piece from Mibladen with a dominant cerussite cluster atop. The cerussite is glassy and lustrous with a marvelous golden-brown color. The whole cluster is complete and free of any damage or even abrasions. It sits upon a perfectly well crystallized matrix of tabular white barite that is painted in some rust-red iron oxide. The overall balance is just the way we like it and there are no downsides here. The backside is contacted but but the cerussite is flawless even here!

JM1 - Topaz - 5500€
Fazenda do Centro, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 15.7 x 7 x 4.2 cm
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This staggerin topaz specimen is especially glassy and sculptural in person! It is from a unique 2017 find near a farm in Fazenda do Centro, Brazil! The exceptional and rather spectacular pocket yielded a number of skeletal topaz of different colors that are absolutely unique in the world! The crystal is of unusual shape due to heavy etchings and razor-sharp edges! It is a complete floater of sweeping 3-dimensional shape and super sparkling luster. Apart from very few minimal abrasions the piece is perfect and complete! Very special about this is also the color which ranges from champagne at BOTH ends to a colorless zone in the middle that has a very slight blue tinge. Have a look on our video for a feeling for the 3-dimensional shape!

IB927 - Liddicoatite - 1250€
Ampatsirarmitas, Madagascar
Size: 5.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
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A very special liddicoatite that shows unusual color and a sharp cut termination in gemmy quality! It is a loose crystal but with very much unique chisel-tip termination and a somehow contacted or irregularly grown bottom! Most striking however is the superb quality in combination with a beautiful color-change! An intensively pink lower half gives way to a glassy white zone, a darker forest-green zone and pink again at the termination. Very distinctive and unusual!