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International Minerals

IT06 - Tourmaline with Albite - 3750€
Teixerinha mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.9 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
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It's actually four tourmaline crystals, glassy and pleasantly green, that are embedded in this beautiful albite matrix. The longest crystal is 5.5 cm long and 0.5 cm thick. Its color changes from a luscious green to turquoise at the tip. The main crystal is free of any damage and is not repaired, which is a rare thing at fragile pieces like this one. I love the aesthetics of this specimen as there are so few good matrix-pieces available on the market.

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!

TN44 - Fluorite - 160€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 5.3 x 5.1 x 2.6 cm
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This is in fact a quite astonishing piece at closer inspection. Have a look at the main crystal (also in our video) and you immediately get stunned by the brilliant luster, the water-clear bright blue crystal and its neat purple phantom. The fluorite is a cube with modified edges, accompanied by a second smaller cube of matching quality. The matrix is a dark contrasting combination of quartz encrusted with tiny pyrite and muscovite. The major issue about this piece is a broken quartz side-crystal that is visible at the lower main view. Fortunately there is nothing to worry about the fluorite that is completely intact and of pristine quality. An appealing specimen from this famous locale.

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.

SO86 - Amethyst - 1600€
Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 9.8 x 7.9 x 6.8 cm
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Elegance and charm are radiating from this piece as is typical for the famous locale of Veracruz. Several high-class amethyst crystals are nested on a grey matrix cluttered with small white quartz crystals. The amethyst shows lovely purple color in marvelously gemmy, elongated crystals. There are no flaws worth mentioning here on this piece of utter brilliance. The nice 3-dimensional character as well as the sparkling luster are main actors in our video, so go on and have a look!

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!

PB83 - Pyrite - 2600€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 23 x 16 x 9 cm
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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!