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International Minerals 45

QC491 - Aquamarine on Feldspar - 3200€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.3 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
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This is a brilliant aquamarine crystal on a feldspar matrix that shows overall fantastic aesthetics and quality! The crystal is completely limpid from bottom to top. It’s lustrous, sharp, flawless and has a stunningly complex termination! The color is a light but distinctive blue that evenly fills the 4 cm crystal! The single aquamarine is set on a white feldspar, acompanied by some mica, schorl and smaller feldspar crystals at the base. Quality and aesthetics at this aquamarine specimen are absolutely wonderful in person!

DQ991 - Azurite - 8000€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 5.5 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm
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One absolutely outstanding specimen is this azurite that has not only the quality but also stunning aesthetics! The azurite is arranged as a ring of flawless crystals with striking electric blue color! At some patches you can see malachite pseudomorphosis but by far the largest parts are just pure, sharp, lustrous and vibrant blue azurite crystals! The backside shows some contacts of rock matrix but even here you can’t find any damage. It’s an absolutely stunning specimen from worlds finest source of world class azurite!

EQ811 - Barite - 850€
Jebel Ouichane, Guelaia Cercle, Nador Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 7.8 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm
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The aesthetics of this barite specimen is really quite remarkable! A lovely blue spray of completely undamaged barite is set on a slim brown piece of limonite that is all naturally developed and jewelled with beautiful small calcites. Wonderful and flawless!

VJ968 - Tourmaline - 3650€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.5 x 4 x 1 cm
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It's an arrangement of three interlocked tourmaline crystal of wonderful quality! Especially the largest one is super-gemmy, colorful, lustrous and with a sharp pointed termination that has a gorgeous golden color! The crystal on the left is similarly sharp and pointed. The smaller right tourmaline shows a flat termination which is interesting to have on one specimen. There are no damages!

TL146 - Anatase - 2500€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 4 x 3.2 cm
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The single anatase on this distinctive specimen is 1.6 cm long, 1 cm broad and 0.6 cm thick. It is sharp and lustrous and in perfect condition. The little rough zone at the front face that you can see in the picture is not damaged but only some kind of imprint. The amazing crystal is set on a unusually vivid matrix. Have a look on our video for a better impression on how lovely this specimen really is!

LN204 - Gold - 5500€
Alta Floresta Gold Province, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 3.1 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
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This gold specimen is an older Brazilian one that was found long before the spectacular finds in the Serra do Caldeirão claims. We were fortunate to be able to trade it from a French collector. It has an arboreal shape with very well developed structures of gold crystals and hoppered growth. Strong golden color, nice luster and some intergrown colorless quartz makes this a stunning specimen as you can much better see in our video!

UP397 - Quartz Phantom - 1350€
Hyderabad District, Telangana, India
Size: 6.9 x 6.2 x 4.4 cm
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A new find near the city of Hyderabad has recently produced a number of amazing phantom quartz specimens. This one is a lovely spray of glassy crystals with superb hematite phantoms inside! The crystals shows brilliant quality and are in great condition with only minimal abrasions. Through the glassy quartz you have a wonderful view on the very distinctive purple to red phantoms. Colorful and highly appealing!

YS609 - Chalcopyrite, Sphalerite, Quartz - 450€
Mogilata deposit, Septemvri mine, Madan ore field, Smolyan Province, Bulgaria
Size: 11.5 x 10.1 x 6 cm
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Bright golden chalcopyrite crystals up to 2 cm in diameter are associated with sharp and lustrous sphalerite and blueish white quartz needles, as well as smaller galena cubes and pyrites. It is a rich paragenesis for this uncommon locale that strikes with a vivid landscape of different minerals. The overall impression is distinctly three-dimensional and shiny!

PG861 - Quartz with Actinolithe - 1850€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
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This wonderful quartz is a complete and flawless floater! Not only is the main quartz free of even the smalles abrasions. But also every single side-crystal as well as the actinolithe heavy underside are crystallized and perfect. The quartz is transparent with rich and beautiful actinolithe inclusions which color the quartz green, especially near the matrix. Elegant, attractive and of best quality!

FB025 - Fluorite on Ferberite - 650€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 7.8 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm
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Main attraction on this lovely paragenesis is certainly the glassy fluorite cube that is attached directly to the heavy black ferberite. It is transparent, highly lustrous and sharp without any damage and it shows a nice light blue color. The ferberite is largely coated in silvery mica but which leaves open a window at the front so you can see ferberite, mica and fluorite all combined on this attractive specimen!

YF838 - Brucite - 1800€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 11.6 x 9.3 x 4.6 cm
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Unlike most specimens of pure brucite this one has a massive rock matrix which very much emphasizes the individual isolated brucite crystals. The brucite comes as deeply yellow, translucent and shiny spheres which look amazing on matrix. The area where the brucites are grown is covered by a glistening carpet of microscopic crystals of hydromagnesite. It's an amazing specimen of strong color and striking contrast!

WX706 - Tourmaline with Lepidolite - 7700€
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 14.9 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm
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With close to 15 cm this impressive tourmaline specimen is no doubt a looker! The crystal is glassy with intensive green color that shows a distinctive blueish zone further down. The pointed termination somewhat washed out but perfect nonetheless. Around the base of the tourmaline is a cluster of lepidolite which is very attractive and makes this a highly aesthetic tourmaline specimen! There is one repair with small gap-fills, the rest is completely undamaged.