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International Minerals 46

QJ803 - Spinel - 1500€
Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 3.7 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
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One single spinel crystal of excellent quality and intensive red color is set on a snow-white calcite matrix. The 1.1 cm crystal is sharp, well defined and absolutely brilliant! It is free of any damage! This is a superb specimen of wonderful aesthetics and very best crystal quality that has absolutely no downsides!

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!

RO561 - Spessartine - Sold
Mawi pegmatite, Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.1 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
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A flawless and gemmy single spessartine crystal of bright orange color is set in the middle of a sparkling white matrix like a perfectly designed jewel! The crystal is all complete and shiny and with a very open gemmy color. The matrix is of pearlescent white albite, both on front and backside, which brilliantly contrasts with the orange garnet.
A perfect thumbnail specimen of striking quality and aesthetics!

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!

CV831 - Quartz, Calcite, Chalcopyrite - Sold
Cavnic Mine, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 15.5 x 14.5 x 5.8 cm
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If you are looking for a fine and well sized paragenesis from Romania, this one might be the one for you! The main attraction is certainly that prictine sphere of snow white calcite that serves as a visual anchor! That sphere is set on an amazing mix of sparkling quartz, golden iridescent chalcopyrite and white dolomite. There is no damage to be found here and the composition is just sweeping and beautiful!

DB843 - Tourmaline - Sold
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm
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This is a lovely tourmaline cluster from Paprok that shows amazing brilliance! Several transparent and lustrous elongated tourmaline crystals are intergrown in a slighly fanning out fashion.
All crystals are well terminated and sharp. Only a side-crystal at the base is broken but further up everything is complete and beautiful. The dominant color here is green but all the individual terminations are pink which makes for a wonderful picture as there are so many terminations present. A lovely specimen in person!

KW051 - Brucite - 370€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 3 x 2 cm
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The most striking aspect about this mineral is without question the color. But while many specimens tent towards pale yellow to almost colorless, this very specimen stands out and presents the most vibrant pineapple yellow you could wish for. It is a rich sculpture of pure shiny and translucent brucite with some grey rock matrix that adds contrast and additional beauty. The condition is outstanding with no visible damage anywhere. Very attractive 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!

TG954 - Fluorite - Sold
Erongo Mts., Karibib Constituency, Namibia
Size: 2.6 x 2 x 1.8 cm
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A beautiful green fluorite from the Erongo Mountains that features two interlocked cubes of great transparency and luster and with striking emerald green color. The fluorites are set on a small piece of feldspar matrix with little flowers of mica. The condition is very good with only microscopic abrasions here and there.
A lovely and picturesque fluorite thumbnail!

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!