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International Minerals 42

KG614 - Fluorite on Feldspar - 1100€
Erongo Mts., Karibib Constituency, Namibia
Size: 4.5 x 3.4 x 2 cm
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A fluorite from the Erongo Mountains with textbook aesthetics! The specimen shows a single rounded 3,1 cm fluorite on matrix. The crystal is almost round but if you look closely you can very well see individual crystal faces. On the inside the crystal is completely transparent and glassy. While it is basically colorless there are dark purple patches and structures near the surface that make for a very unique look! This beautiful crystal is set on a matrix of white microcline, green fluorites and some colorless beryl micro-crystals.

NM861 - Topaz - 750€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 9 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm
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Glassy, colorless topaz, shaped like a flame and brilliantly lustrous all around! This etched topaz floater has the amazing rich structure this unique find is known for and is, save for some small abrasions, in best condition. It is a smaller exemplar of that one-time find but stunning nevertheless!

ZQ072 - Brucite - 450€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.3 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm
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The quality of this botryoidal brucite specimen is absolutely wonderful and stunning! It's gemmy, lustrous, perfectly crystallized all around and with the most vibrant lemon-yellow color you can find! At the left side it has some rock fragments, the rest is pure brucite of superb quality and distinctive formation. An outstanding specimen of this marvelous and appealing mineral!

KH205 - Fluorite and Quartz - 3400€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 19.8 x 11.3 x 7.5 cm
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A ridge of glassy and lustrous violet fluorite cubes is arranged like the gems on a crown over a sparkling white quartz matrix. This dramatic specimen has been found in the 90's by Alfred Kugler and has been in his collection ever since. The fluorites are in very best condition with lovely open violet color through and through!

EQ229 - Barite with Calcite - 5500€
Elk Creek, Meade Co., South Dakota, USA
Size: 7.1 x 6 x 3.5 cm
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This barite from Elk Creek shows impossibly good quality and super attractive aesthetics!
Luster, clarity, color and sharpness all are as good as it gets! Matrix is a well sized rock with a cream-yellow growth of calcite and a barite side crystal. In the middle of that matrix stands an upright 4.4 cm barite that is perfectly gemmy and with a wet-look luster that is absolutely top-notch! With its wonderful amber brown color it is an amazing crystal in person! It is sharp and flawless and with beautiful surface structure!

OH847 - Apatite - 620€
Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.9 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm
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This lovely apatite specimen features a single 1.9 cm apatite on matrix. The main crystal has a very nice pink color. It is transparent with a frosted surface and free of any damage! The single apatite crystal is prominently set atop a silvery muscovite matrix which emphasizes the apatite!

RD052 - Aragonite var. Flos ferri - 650€
Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attika­ Prefecture, Greece
Size: 21.5 x 13 x 11 cm
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The organic shape of a coral makes this large aragonite specimen alive! You can see two different crystal shapes - a fragile spiky structure is grown on the more rounded main branches - all of which are in flawless condition and in sweeping shape all around! This piece was found in 1985 as a small label on the backside indicates. A beautiful and disctinctively three-dimensional specimen from the historic mining area Lavrion.

CA177 - Epidote - 2800€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm
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The aesthetics of this bow-tie type epidote specimen is quite exceptional and represents the best from this unique find at the Ras Koh Mountains! A single 4.7 cm main crystal stands vertically over a small group of equally beautiful shaped side-crystals. All epidotes are jet-black and lustrous and in outstanding condition!

IM725 - Tourmaline - 5500€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.6 x 5.7 x 4 cm
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A complex group of tourmaline crystals of different character, arranged on an amorphous tourmaline-matrix. The main crystal at the top is for sure the most striking one as it shows absolutely brilliant gemmy quality, a perfect pointed termination and nice open colors that range from pink to a greenish yellow tip. The other crystals have a flat termination but are also highly lustrous, undamaged and colorful. Some are translucent, some have a gemmy, intensively pink core. The overall aesthetics is somewhat chaotic but rich with very nice tourmalines of high quality! There are several very well done repairs but which aren't visible at all.

VM520 - Brucite - 900€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.6 x 5 x 2.2 cm
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Lovely aesthetics meets best crystal quality! The branching shape of this pure brucite specimen reminds me of a gnarly old tree. The piece is perfectly crystallized all around with bright yellow, gemmy and lustrous brucite!

IK057 - Spessartine on Quartz - 950€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm
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A cluster of brilliant and sharp spessartine crystals are set on a contrasting white quarz and feldspar matrix. The garnets show deep cherry-red color that radiates from their cores if you add some downlight. All crystals are in best condition and absolutely flashy!

PO983 - Anatase - 680€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.7 x 2.1 x 1 cm
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This brilliant thumbnail specimen features a number of sharp, lustrous and well developed doubly terminated anatase crystals on a white feldspar matrix. The largest anatase has a bit over 1 cm and is accompanied by a small quartz which adds the little extra to the already stunning composition!