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International Minerals

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!

PB103 - Augelite with Quartz - 3400€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 10.7 x 8.2 x 2.8 cm
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The sheer amount of top-quality augelite on this important piece is just amazing! Augelite of this brilliance has only been found at the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, but such a richly loaded piece is rare and dramatic even for that standard. The single isolated augelite crystals reach a size of around 1.3 cm and are embedded in a sparkling white matrix of glassy and gemmy colorless quartz. This is definitely a premium piece of exceptional quality, best condition and outstanding size!

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!

PB17 - Silver - 5500€
Andaychagua Mine, San Cristobal District, Yauli Province, Junín Department, Peru
Size: 5.8 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
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This elegant silver sepcimen is an important and rather large example for the 2014 find at the Andaychagua Mine. A single "herringbone" aggregate plate rises from a spacial white calcite matrix. The silver is very thin and fragile yet in perfect condition and incredibly beautiful. Depending on the light the silvery-grey color shows a vivid sheen all around and draws attention to itself. A high class silver specimen from this new Peruvian locale.

RK117 - Fluorite - 195€
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 3 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
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A single curving fluorite of fabulous green color, speckled with smaller purple zones. The fluorite sits on a piece of feldspar matrix. While the frontside is smooth, the back is a contact-zone with matrix. There is virtually no damage on this piece that lives through its deep and soothing color.

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!