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International Minerals 33

NP3 - Calcite with Copper - 750€
Quincy Mine, Hancock, Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 7.8 x 5.9 x 4.3 cm
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A classic specimen of calcite with copper on matrix that is highly aesthetic due to nice composition and color contrast. Scalenohedral calcite crystals are protruding from the top, showing their pinkish color that is induced by copper inclusions and contrasting with the dark brown, patinated copper that is present all over the matrix. White feldspar and some quartz are even more accentuating calcite and copper. Very nice in person and a real classic from this old Mine!

KY889 - Epidote - 150€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.3 x 1.8 x 1 cm
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This epidote specimen is from a unique find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way. This is basically a singly "bow tie" cluster, distinctively developed and with bright luster! It is free of any damage with only one small contact at the lower backside. A piece of distinctive shape and characteristics!

UE692 - Tourmaline - Sold
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 16 x 4 x 2.6 cm
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This large and sweeping sculpture is from an unusual find in Minas Gerais that is characterized by tiny tourmaline needles completely covering every surface of the main crystals which generates a lovely visual effect! This whole specimen is not free from damage as there are several repairs but all main crystals as well as the majority of small side-crystals and attachments are well terminated and complete. This is definitely an attractive specimen of beautiful moss-green color with pink terminations and details. Very nice and unusual in person!

QJ377 - Hematite ps. Magnetite - 900€
Payún volcano, Altiplano de Payún Matru, Malargüe Department, Mendoza, Argentina
Size: 8.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
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A 3-dimensional group of octahedral magnetite crystals has been pseudomorph transformed into metallic grey hematite at the cinder pits near the Payún Matru volcano. This structure is a distinctly 3-dimensional floater specimen that shows characteristic hoppered growth and towering octahedrons. The piece is all undamaged and very much appealing in person!

LZ399 - Hematite - 1300€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 3.1 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm
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An extremely sharp and mirroring crystal from the Wessels mine that is 3.1 cm long and impressive 1.3 cm thick. The blocky crystal is all complete and flawless with a flat, mirroring face right at the front! It is accompanied by smaller hematites and some white calcite at the back witch very much improves the overall aesthetics. Highly attractive and in best condition!

BR11 - Tourmaline - Sold
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
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A lovely little tourmaline of great brilliance! The crystal is sharp and gemmy with nice color change from skin-color to green and pink at the sharp termination. There is some white feldspar attached at the side and the termination but that only adds to the beauty of this singel crystal specimen!