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International Minerals 32

QB100 - Aquamarine - 2950€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
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The main aquamarine is a gemmy, lustrous and virtually flawless exemplar with intensive blue color! Its termination is flat but with slight bevells at the corners which adds some elegance. The aquamarine is accompanied by three smaller crystals that are attached to the side, right above a small piece of white feldspar. Lovely textbook aesthetics and impressive quality are united on this beautiful specimen!

BM1 - Tourmaline with Quartz - Sold
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 6.2 x 5.3 x 3.9 cm
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The intensive cherry-red color as seen in the pictures is not exaggerated at all and best sparkling luster even emphasizes the pristine quality and aesthetics! The crystals are short prismatic with very well cut polyhedral terminations that are just amazingly complex! Amidst those sparkling tourmalines are several transparent quartz crystal which provides a nice contrast to the intensively colored tourmalines. Apart from peripheral contacts at the matrix this piece is flawless with all crystals perefctly intact! Absolutely wonderful and of top-notch quality!

SL33 - Quartz Sceptre - 580€
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.2 x 4.9 x 4 cm
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What at first sight looks like a souvenir from a tourist shack – a coral reef, trapped inside a glass sculpture – is in fact a fully natural phenomenon. A perfectly grown prismatic quartz scepter with a sharp, pointed termination shows the nicest interior life I have seen so far. A beautiful, 3-dimensional rock formations, pink and yellow colored is perfectly visible through the transparent and flawless quartz. Absolutely amazing in person and a highly unusual view. The bottom shows some contacts, but generally the specimen is in very good condition.

BL20 - Azurite - 1250€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 10.1 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm
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Unusual yet highly appealing in its very own way. The main body of this specimen is a contrasting gossan matrix with veins of brilliantly lustrous azurite. One prominent azurite aggregate freely stands out from the matrix and draws all the attention. Best luster, superb blue color and a perfect termination are absolutely impressive and just beautiful. With no damage to worry about and a catchy, natural composition this is a most desirable piece in person!

PB04 - Hübnerite with Quartz - 150€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
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Jet-black, sharp hübnerite crystals are set amidst a vibrant cluster of sparkling white quartz crystals! The whole specimen is in very good condition with only minor edgewear. Also the bottom is mostly crystallized. A lovely specimen from this important locale!

AK1 - Chalcopyrite with Siderite - 960€
Kaiwu Mine, Hezhang Co., Bijie Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
Size: 7.9 x 5.6 x 3.6 cm
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Explorations some years ago in China have lead to a find of bright golden chalcopyrite in association with siderite at a new locale, called the Kaiwu Mine. This specimen features a cluster of sharp tetrahedral chalcopyrite on a bed of lustrous brown siderite all in very good condition with only some peripheral issues. The aesthetics of this piece is exceptional and catchy. A lovely piece of great quality and appealing composition!