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International Minerals

RK107 - Fluorite, Garnet - 1450€
Zhangpu Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Size: 5.3 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
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There is so much beauty to this piece that a picture is far too less. But a video says more than thousand pictures, right? So go ahead and have a look!Main focus here is definitely on the octahedral fluorite. A purple wonder of fantastically deep color and a rich inner life. The edges and surfaces are nicely modified and structured. The white matrix is perfect all around, even a floater, and holds surprises at the backside: a multiplicity of orange garnet distributed all over its crystallized feldspar matrix. This is a real jewel without any downsides whatsoever!

TN43 - Fluorite - 150€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.1 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
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Two transparent fluorite cubes of light blue color with sharp purple edges and great luster on all sides are perched on a lovely white calcite matrix. The larger crystal is around 1.7 cm on edge and provides a look right through to the matrix. This is a highly aesthetic fluorite specimen with no considerable damage from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China.

SK21 - Aragonite - 550€
Laurion, Greece
Size: 9.1 x 6 x 5.8 cm
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A coral-shaped aragonite specimen of snow-white quality and brilliant 3-dimenional aesthetics. At the backside there is some smaller damage present but all crystals at the front are totally perfect. A beautiful piece from the classic locale of Laurion.

SO69 - Barite - 250€
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
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This brownish dolomite matrix supports a highly aesthetic blossom-like cluster of limpid tabular barite. I love the striking composition as well as the high crystal quality of brilliant luster and perfect transparency. The whole cluster is in very good shape with only one smaler chip that is visible at closer view but fortunately does not distract the perfect outline and the general beauty of this piece. Highly attractive and of sparkling quality.

SO97 - Azurite with Malachite - 2900€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
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One single azurite of dramatic size protrudes from a nice piece of matrix that is very much typical for the locale. The azurite is quite dark but reveals its deep blue secret at backlight illumination. Some green malachite mottling, apparently a beginning pseudomorphosis, gives a nice accent to this striking piece. There is some slight wear present but no acutal damage. This is an old piece, as you can see on the enclosed label. Stunning and beautiful in person!

FA81 - Vanadinite on Barite - 410€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 7.3 x 4.1 x 3 cm
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Bright red-orange vanadinite crystals are perched on a snow-white barite matrix like cherries on a cream pie. This stiking piece lives from the intense contrast these colors provide but also from high luster on gemmy crystals in a size range from a few millimeters up to staggering 2.1 cm! The piece is virtually free of damage, aside some smaller contacts or almost invisible edgewear. Also the bottom is nicely crystallized. This is a piece of overall good quality and appealing aesthetics!

BL15 - Chrysoberyl - 750€
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 1.7 x 1.6 x 0.9 cm
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A small pearl and a sparkling one! Absolutely brilliant luster shines on this gemmy crystal of utter beauty. Its star-like shape is just exceptional and visible from all sides. A piece that exceeds its physical size by far. Being free of any visible damage, this specimen is a real jewel!

WK20 - Calcite and Quartz - 860€
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 9.2 x 7.1 x 6.7 cm
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Charming cream-yellow calcite stands in contrast to sparkling white quartz crystals. The piece is in overall good condition with some smaller edgewear here and there but no actual damage. The calcite itself is a cluster of hundreds of smaller crystals forming two glistening spheres on matrix. While calcite from Cavnic is typically white or maybe a pale yellow, this specimen holds unusually intense coloring. This is a highly aesthetic piece of textbook composition, good contrast and exceptional quality!

HW14 - Quartz - 120€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 9.8 x 4.8 x 3 cm
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This is a perfect floater in a very distinctive shape. A single colorless quartz crystal perched atop a massier smoky quartz with two smoky side-crystals. The backside of one side-crystal is chipped which is, aside some edgewear here or there, the only damage on this piece. The crystals are translucent to transparent with smoky shadows, characteristic for Brandberg Area.

SO74 - Fluorite on Ferberite - 450€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 13.2 x 9.2 x 4.1 cm
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An amazing combination of one eye-catching blueish fluorite, white calcite, intensely orange ankerite and some accompanying mica on a massy ferberite matrix. This specimen is perfectly crystallized on all sides and in generally good condition. One damage near the fluorite is unfortunate but not very striking on this piece that is so rich in details. Still, the relatively low price we put on this otherwise fantastic and exceptional piece coveres for this flaw. A rare combination with strong contrast and a beautiful colorplay!

MF19 - Anatase - 480€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
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Breathtaking quality meets striking aesthetics! A duality of black anatase and water-clear quartz on a beautifully sparkling matrix. This piece is well balanced and overall flawless. For sure most catchy is the massy, sharp anatase crystal that quietly rests in the very center of this fabulous piece. Perfect and not repaired!

KB27 - Fluorite and Quartz - 1800€
Pella, Orange River, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 5.8 x 5.1 x 4 cm
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With a striking 4.5 cm fluorite octahedron this is an important piece of the 2004 find in Pella, South Africa. The color is a characteristic light green that shines even at room light. The crystal-faces are alternating smooth and sandpaper-rough which contributes to a very unique, complex appearance. Overall this specimen comprises a large, captivating fluorite on a quartz matrix of good proportion. The fluorite shows imprints of quartz crystals at the backside but is completely flawless on all sides. This is a very representative small-cabinet size specimen of great, transparent crystal quality from the famous discovery at Pella.