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International Minerals 38



TI635 - Amethyst - 450€
Priozersk, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Size: 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm
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This lovely specimen has two interlocked crystals that are up to 2 cm long and with amazing quality: Glassy, razor sharp amethyst with intensive purple color! They are in best condition and nicely set on a well proportioned piece of rock matrix. An absolutely gorgeous piece as you can well see in our video!


NN278 - Brazilianite - Sold
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
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Brazilianite on white feldspar matrix is a rare find, expecially in such beautiful textbook aesthetics! The crystal on this specimen is 2.6 cm long and 1.8 cm broad, flawless and very well defined. The quality is absolutely stunning with a gemmy brazilianite of bright greenish yellow color and great luster.


CI7 - Pyrite with Quartz - 1850€
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Peru
Size: 10.9 x 9 x 6 cm
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Most pyrite specimens are relatively uniform with similar crystal sizes and habits. This piece on the other hand is something very special! Atop this cluster of pyrite and quartz stands a single, around 6.5 cm large pyrite that strikes with size, brilliance and unusual development alike! The predominant crystal form on this piece is the dodecahedral pyrite, modified in many ways. The main crystal is much more elongated and contorted which makes it intriguingly appealing! All in all this is a floater without any noteworthy issues and of exceptional aesthetics!


XN229 - Rhodochrosite on Chalcedony and Fluorite - Sold
Uchucchacua Mine, Province de Oyon, Peru
Size: 8.3 x 7.2 x 4.1 cm
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This unusual rhodochrosite specimen features a single crystal that’s 3 cm broad and 1.3 cm thick. I love the unique aesthetics of this specimen as there is one exceptionally well developed crystal of striking red color and very good clarity at the center of a beautiful matrix. And this matrix is a rarity of itself!
Unlike the more common black oxide matrix this rock-matrix is covered in cream-colored chalcedony with nice blue fluorites which contrasts very well with the single rhodochrosite.
Most spectacular however is of course the rhodochrosite itself which impresses with intensive color, clarity and flawless perfection. The shape is very unusual for it is none of those characteristic scalenohedrons but a more compact hexagonal wheel.
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FA293 - Cerussite and Malachite - 700€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 11.9 x 9.7 x 5.3 cm
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Like a monumental landscape of rugged cliffs and green vegetation this specimen is rich in three-dimensional details all around! The main component is glassy white, heavy weight cerussite with sparkling luster! In between the cerussite structures there is some green malachite as well as some rust-brown matrix. The piece is overall in very good condition. There is one damaged zone at the top but which gets lost in the rich composition of shape and color!


SU9 - Topaz - 2100€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 15.4 x 9.1 x 8.2 cm
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This etched topaz floater from the unique find near Fazenda do Centro is a wonderful exemplar of very best quality and aesthetics! With impressive size and stunning three-dimensional shape it has tremendous showcase presence!
The crystal is perfectly glassy and etched all around with no visible damage anywhere. The pristine colorless clarity, the sweeping shape and vibrant quality are more than enough to make this a real jewel!


OZ1 - Tourmaline - 470€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
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What this single tourmaline crystal has to offer is uttermost brilliance, sharpness and very nice colors! The tourmaline is completely glassy from bottom to top where it ends in a sharply cut polyhedral termination. Absolutely lovely in person!


GD171 - Quartz - 4500€
Lincoln Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 8.1 x 5.8 x 3 cm
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Perfectly transparent, lustrous and razor sharp. This japan-law twin quartz specimen is an amazing exemplar for this unusual crystal habit! The shape is perfectly developed and really stands out as the one defining attribute on this superb piece. The twin has some smaller quartz crystals around the base but is largely free standing, which surely emphasizes the stunning design! While japan law twins are well known from Lincoln Co., New Mexico, this is an exceptionally fine specimen in flawless condition and of dramatic size!


BZ638 - Fluorite and Aquamarine on Feldspar - Sold
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm
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This lovely fluorite from the Erongo Mountains has cubical fluorites up to 0.7 cm on edge that are are bright green and transparent and beautifully set on an off-white piece of feldspar matrix. Between the fluorites you can also see some sky-blue aquamarines. The whole specimen is in exceptionally well condition and highly attractive all around!


RL486 - Galena with Quartz and Siderite - 3500€
Neudorf, Harzgerode, Harz Mts, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Size: 6 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm
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Galena from Neudorf counts among the European top-classics and are featured in the most important mineral museums around the globe! This is one especially bright, brilliant, well composed specimen of classic galena with quartz and siderite that shows a single isolated galena on a contrasting background of brown siderite and pristinely white quartz. The whole piece is in outstanding condition and of marvelous textbook aesthetics!
The single galena is set right at the dividing line that separates the white quartz on the left from the amber brown siderite on the right. This special composition adds a kind of "yin and yang" aesthetics that is unique and absolutely amazing in person!


PB139 - Pyrite - 900€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 9.5 x 9.2 x 6.1 cm
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The special thing about this pyrite specimen are the exceptionally well formed crystals. The predominant shape is a hybrid of cube and octahedron, all very well developed, sharp and in very best condition. Characteristic for the locale are some small quartz and sphalerite crystals that you can find attached to the pyrite main crystals. Our video grants a good look on the three-dimensional shape and the bright luster this specimen has to offer!


TU2 - Tourmaline - 1750€
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.9 x 1 x 0.8 cm
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This one is a very straight forward single crystal that shows strikingly intensive color!
The main body has a smooth transition from ocean blue to mossy green. Right at the termination there is a sharp 2mm zone of very bright pink wich is a nice eye-catcher. The crystal is gemmy from bottom to top and lustrous. There are tourmaline micro-crystals scattered over parts of the surface which makes a certain structure without disturbing from the overall elegance of this fine specimen!