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International Minerals 27

FE907 - Malachite ps. Azurite - 2400€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 8.1 x 7 x 3.7 cm
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A very well defined pseudomorphosis of malachite after azurite with one single crystal jutting out from a matrix-like cluster of malachite, azurite and feldspar. The specimen is in very best condition all around with no visible damage! The azurite is almost completely converted to shiny green malachite though towards the termination there are patches of lustrous and sharp azurite as you can very well see in the second picture and the video. Quality and shape of this pseudomorphosis are totally exceptional and beautifully elegant! Ex Fabian Wildfang collection

RG359 - Epidote - 550€
Pampa Blanca, Huancavelica Department, Peru
Size: 6.5 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm
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An appealing heart-shaped double fan of epidote in very best condition all around. Countless epidote needles are clustered to form this unusual sculpture. With only small contacts and nice sparkling luster especially on the many small terminations this is a unique specimen of intriguing shape!

WN035 - Liddicoatite - 2500€
Size: 5.6 x 1.6 x 1 cm
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This 5.6 cm tourmaline strikes with a sharp pointed termination, filled with intensive raspberry red color in best gemmy quality! This stunning color stretches down around two thirds of the crystal before it gives way to a blueish core, evenly gemmy. The luster is brilliant on all sides. Some small quartz at the bottom adds a little extra to the already gorgeous crystal. There is one repair, which is more or less invisible in person. An outstanding liddicoatite crystal of exceptionally good color and quality!

RA550 - Hematite - 2600€
Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Size: 9.5 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
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Elba Island is one of the great classical localities of Europe and has produce a great many different minerals over the centuries. While, as type locality of elbaite, Elba is primarily known for fine tourmaline specimens, many other great mineral specimens have been unearthed here. This superb specimen is a shiny example for the high quality this locale produced. Highly lustrous hematite crystals up to 2.5 cm in diameter are clustered across a heavy matrix like a sparkling crown. The hematite is associated with small quartz needles as is characteristic for the locale. The metallic luster has a red tinge to it, revealed at closer inspection under direct downlight. This is an outstanding and just staggering hematite specimen from one of the most famous classic locales!

TM844 - Ruby - Sold
Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
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A ruby thumbnail specimen of uttermost perfection! The 1.3 x 1 cm ruby crystal is beautifully designed as a hexagonal prism with the usual irregular surface structure. The color is a deep pigeon’s-blood red, much darker and more satiated than most crystals we have seen around. This fantastic and flawless crystal is set on a white calcite matrix of perfect proportion and shape. An absolutely gorgeous specimen, beautiful and well balanced!

QR330 - Epidote - 1100€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.2 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm
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The find in the western Pakistani Mountains has brought a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape to the market. Sprays of dark green, lustrous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way! This unusual specimen resembles a cross of two bow-tie shaped epidote aggregates that is especially lovely! A perfect little thumbnail of highly appealing shape without a single scratch!

SB281 - Tourmaline - 6500€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.3 x 2 x 1.4 cm
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This is an excellent glassy crystal of raspberry red color with a zone of warm honey-yellow towards the termination! The crystal is of good size and shows strikingly beautiful quality and color! It is super lustrous on all sides with a fantastic polyhedral termination! Atop this termination sits a small tourmaline that’s like the icing on the cake, adding a little extra to the otherwise straight single crystal. Definitely a gorgeous tourmaline of significant size and brilliant quality! Ex Fabian Wildfang collection

RC137 - Azurite and Malachite - 2800€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 10.6 x 7.2 x 2.9 cm
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Rich and sparkling, colorful and gemmy! This is a flat plate of pure azurite and malachite of just best quality, crystallized on front and backside. Particularly the front shows a spectacular plethora of sharp, lustrous, royal blue crystals. At some peripheral regions you can see beginning pseudomorphosis, adding some nice spots of green malachite. A just brilliant Milpillas azurite that's much better in person!

PB36 - Augelite with Quartz - 800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
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Composition and aesthetics of this augelite specimen are absolutely catchy and highly appealing. The gemmy, apple green augelite crystals of up to 1.2 cm in size are prominently presented atop a quartz-cluster. While the quartz shows some contacts the augelite is abolutely perfect and sharp. An outstanding piece from the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, where by far the worlds best augelite has been found to date.

TF794 - Tourmaline on Quartz - 7500€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.3 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm
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This rare specimen features a glassy and colorful tourmaline that’s grown on a single quartz crystal. The quartz is slightly smoky and shows great translucent quality. The bottom is sawn but all around its natural and unharmed! The tourmaline on the other hand is all perfect and brilliant! With pink, apple-green and again pink towards the termination, it is beautifully colored and absolutely gemmy! The termination is sharply defined and highly lustrous as is the rest of the crystal. Just perfect! I love the overall aesthetics that is very well balanced and greatly emphasizes the tourmaline! Ex Fabian Wildfang collection