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International Minerals 21

TA17 - Tetrahedrite with Quartz and Pyrite - 285€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.5 x 6.1 x 4.2 cm
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Like a birds nest the tetrahedrite is circularly arranged around a cluster of transparent quartz crystals. The tetrahedrite is sharp and with metallic luster. There is some damage at the periphery but the main view is in very good condition with only minor wear. This is definitely an unusual and nice piece to look apon!

PI1 - Tourmaline with Albite - 5200€
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.9 x 8.8 x 4.7 cm
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Since around the year 2000 the Pederneira Mine has been established as one of the worlds leading source of high class elbaite in collecting quality! This piece shows the supreme crystal quality, this mine is famous for in combination with brilliant eye-catching aesthetics!
The main crystal, around 6.5 cm long and 0.9 cm thick protrudes freely from a complex and colorful group of green elbaite, purple lepidolite and white albite. The main crystal is just incredibly glassy and lustrous with deep blue-green color. The termination is sharp, pointed and flawless with yellow color.
Overall this is a formidable floater specimen of highest class that is repaired on the main crystal but is otherwise in perfect condition and without downsides! Quality, color and aesthetics all fit together here!

PB125 - Quartz with Scheelite and Stolzite - 650€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.3 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
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The combination on this piece is not just rare but also stunningly beautiful! A cluster of scheelite crystals encrusted with a yellow layer of the exceptionally rare stolzite is sitting on nicely composed quartz like a backpack. Distinctly 3-dimensional, highly aesthetic and of unusual composition this piece is absolutely unique!

PB188 - Pyrite with Sphalerite - 250€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 4.2 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
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This marvelous piece has a just striking outline and is, aside of some inconsiderable contacts, in perfect condition. While the frontside is all just pyrite, the backside is nicely covered in hundreds of small sphalerite crystals. A beautiful sight all around. The specimen is 3-dimensional and sparkling all around. A lovely little eye-turner!