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International Minerals 46

WT805 - Euclase - 4500€
Chia Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.5 x 4.6 x 2.5 cm
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Wow, what a gorgeous specimen! A single 3.4 cm euclase crystal is set on a brilliantly sparkling crystallized adularia matrix! The euclase is totally gemmy and sharp and in fantastic condition. It has one intergrown adularia at the front but that is undamaged as well. The bright and shiny euclase on the snow white and all around crystallized adularia matrix makes for a spectacularly beautiful and totally pristine picture!

SD251 - Fluorite and Aquamarine with Mica - 8800€
Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 12.7 x 10.3 x 6.5 cm
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The main crystals on this impressive specimen are a dramatic 5.1 cm pink fluorite and a massive 8 cm aquamarine with strong blue color! The aquamarine is highly lustrous and transparent. It is nested in muscovite but still able to show its wonderful front face as a window into its gemmy interior! At the top of the specimen is a single beautiful fluorite. It is glassy and full of pink color with a wonderful complex surface structure. Even at normal daylight the fluorite presents itself with strong color that contrasts with the blue aquamarine and the silvery muscovite.
Most special however is the fluorite's beautiful surface structure. Every individual part of the modified crystal displays rounded edges with fine striations which is visible down to the smallest structures which makes it no only unlikely but downright impossible that anything about this is artificial. Only nature is able to create such marvelous beauty! The whole specimen is free of damage and absolutely formidable in person!

ZI061 - Hübnerite with Quartz - 4600€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 10.6 x 7 x 6.1 cm
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This large hübnerite is an exceptional and dramatic specimen for sure! The piece is composed of heavy hübnerite with sparkling white quartz. The whole specimen is in fantastic condition and of high quality. Superb luster, sharp development and, when you add some direct downlight, flashy red color on the thinner crystals.
Hübnerite of such quality and size is exclusive to Peru and even here it has become exceedingly hard to come by! It’s an absolutely gorgeous high class specimen that really stands out!

PA205 - Copper - 375€
Grube Wolf, Herdorf, Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Size: 6.2 x 4.8 x 1.2 cm
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Nice arborescent copper with a rust-brown color and a semi-matt surface. There is no damage here, not even a scratch. At closer sight it's less like a tree and more like a coral with little rounded segments, stacked up to form this lovely specimen!
The piece comes with labels from "Sammlung F. Bauer, München", "Mineralien-Sammlung Christian Rewitzer" and "Sammlung Thomas Weiland". One of the labels dates the find back to "probably shortly after 1945"

RQ835 - Amethyst - 340€
Boekenhoutshoek area, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Size: 4.6 x 4 x 2.7 cm
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A small but highly attractive cactus-amethyst specimen from the unique finds at the Boekenhoutshoek area from twenty years ago. This lovely specimen has the intensive purple color that you would hope for, but all too rarely get! Dark, intensive and absolutely beautiful! The condition is very good with a perfectly terminated main crystal and only some minor abrasions further down. It's an appealing specimen of superb quality!

TN55 - Fluorite on Muscovite - 8500€
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 9.7 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm
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This is a spectacular Pakistani fluorite of outstanding quality and aesthetics!
The piece features a stunning etched fluorite that is 6.7 cm (!) across and totally clear! Sure, you cannot see directly through the crystal due to the vibrant etched surface but even low illumination expands through the crystal and lets it shine as if it had its own magic inner light! The fluorite shows best pink color and sits on a matrix of silvery muscovite with sheets measuring up to 1.6 cm across. There is only one tiny issue at the lower right side but which is ridiculously insignificant on a stunning and exceptional piece like this!
Are you interested already? Then have a look on our video which reveals the true majesty of this incredibly aesthetic fluorite!

PX766 - Tourmaline on Quartz - 3800€
Aricanga mine, São José da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.7 x 5.1 x 4.4 cm
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This amazing multi colored tourmaline crystal is grown right through a glassy shard of beautiful colorless quartz which makes for just beautiful aesthetics here! Especially as the tourmaline has such vivid colors that range from pink to green right up to the impressive golden yellow color at the sharp pointed termination! The crystal has some restorations but which is hardly visible. The overall aesthetics is really fantastic here and crystal quality is striking for sure!

RW556 - Schorl - 450€
Erongo Mts., Karibib Constituency, Namibia
Size: 7.2 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
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This is a highly attractive schorl from the Erongo Mountains that shows uttermost perfection and very well focussed aesthetics! The schorl itself is jet-black, highly lustrous and with a beautiful stepped growth on all sides that leads towards a pointed termination. A ridge of contrasting white feldspar along the right side and a small group of smoky quartz crystals perched to the left side both perfect the overall picture!
Absolutely lovely aesthetics and brilliant crystal quality!

NK699 - Dioptase - 950€
Omaue Mine, Opuwo Rural, Kunene Region, Namibia
Size: 10 x 7 x 7 cm
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This is an unusual African dioptase that's not from Tsumeb but from the Omaue Mine south of Opuwo. The individual crystals measure up to 1 cm in length. They are especially sharp and gemmy and lustous and with a beautiful deep green color! They are all in flawless condition, even the tiny ones in between. The dioptase are set on a massive piece of quartz that is naturally broken and has a coating of a pale blue mineral, probably plancheite, even on the backside.
It was found in the time between 1989 to 1991 and has been in the collection of Viennese Copper mineral collector Thomas Weiland.

QO864 - Tetrahedrite on Quartz - 1850€
Casapalca Mine, Chicla District, Huarochirí Province, Lima, Peru
Size: 10.4 x 7.5 x 5.7 cm
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Tetrahedrite with quartz and galena from the lesser known Casapalca Mine in Peru. It has crystals up to 3.7 cm on edge which is quite stunning for the material! The whole specimen is in exceptional condition and even the bottom is fully crystallized with white quartz. The dark grey tetrahedrite has a layer of microscopic chalcopyrite and small calcites which adds a nice sparkling effect. This is certainly an exceptionally good specimen for the material.
Ex Thomas Weiland collection

DI358 - Celestine - 2100€
Laman celestine deposit, Qala e Naw District, Badghis, Afghanistan
Size: 7 x 6 x 3.5 cm
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This celestine is from a new find that has produced a moderate number of fine celestine specimens. This piece has a total size of 7 cm and shows a main crystal with a size of 4.1 x 2,6 cm. Especially the intense blue color of the coelestin, which stands out against the yellowish background, is very appealing here.
The crystals are shiny, partly transparent and sharp-edged. The main view doesn't show any damage or even abrasions. Only the underside of the lower side-crystal is contacted but you don't see that from the front. In our video you can see the aesthetics and quality very nicely! Without a doubt, one of the more beautiful pieces we have seen of the find so far!

OL618 - Amethyst - 1900€
Boekenhoutshoek area, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Size: 11.1 x 7.3 x 5.7 cm
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The cactus-quartz from Boekenhoutshoek are classics from over 20 years ago that stand out for their unusual shape and intensive color. The prismatic amethysts are overgrown by a second generation of short pointed crystals which generates the unique catcus-look. While most specimens from this site are rather pale, it is amazing to see how deep and strong the purple color can become in this specimen! Superb luster and a very attractive aesthetics make this a terrific specimen in best condition!