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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!

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!

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!

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!

DR088 - Epidote - 450€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 3.9 x 1 cm
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Epidote from the Alpine type clefts of Pakistan are a well known species that impresses with gemmy quality and a multitude of different shapes!
The composition of this specimen is classic and elegant with one solid main crystal that stands out from an aggregate of smaller crystals. It is in very good condition with only minor abrasions.

OJ596 - Amethyst - 225€
Boekenhoutshoek area, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Size: 4.4 x 3 x 1.8 cm
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A small but highly attractive amethyst specimen from the unique finds at the Boekenhoutshoek area from twenty years ago. This is a nice combination of some larger amethysts on the edges and smaller crystals in between. All main crystals are undamaged, sharp and of very nice quality with super-intensive purple color!

SY317 - Olivine var. Peridot - 1750€
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Size: 4.9 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm
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Peridot from Norway is most commonly used as cutting material which is why there are so few natural specimens on the market. Fortunately this stunning crystal has been preserved. It has a characteristic etched surface but still shows the distinctive crystal form which is rare. The inside is mostly translucent, especially the upper half, and with a gorgeous green color that really shines given some backlight! The condition is very good with only some small dings but nothing major. Even the bottom is completely crystallized!

TT112 - Azurite and Malachite - 1250€
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 14 x 9.6 x 6.2 cm
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This type of azurite growth is rather untypical and rare but also quite charming and intriguing! The azurite has grown in a stalagmite-like fashion on a quartz matrix. Partly the azurite has been pseudomorph replaced by malachite which emphasizes the three-dimensional character as you can very well see in our video. The piece has been found around the year 2010 and has been in a French collection until we were able to purchase it. There is no damage present and even most of the underside is crystallized.

QT655 - Tourmaline - 2100€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
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This brilliant single tourmaline is gemmy and with intensive raspberry red color and a flat greenish termination. Around the base it has beautifully contrasting white albite with some overgrown cream colored mica. It’s a very beautiful little specimen and in best condition all around!