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International Minerals 23

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!