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International Minerals 23



MG10 - Liddicoatite - 4800€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 6.6 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
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This is an especially fine and colorful liddicoatite crystal that has a great lot of beautiful details to offer. Most certainly the dramatic color-play of different green shades and saturated strawberry red will enchant you in combination with the very lively aesthetics of tourmaline and contrasting white, slightly blueish albite. Even the bottom is terminated leaving nothing to be desired. The whole crystal is translucent and very colorful with no visible damage. One small part - a side crystal covered in matrix at the left - is repaired but which is not visible from the front.
A unique liddicoatite specimen of just perfect size and aesthetics!


PB136 - Barite - 250€
Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 8 x 5.9 x 2.6 cm
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A single flower-like cluster of barite is set on a crystallized dolomite matrix. The cluster is around 3.3 cm in diameter and shows very nice in intensive honey-yellow color! The barite is all perfect with nice luster and great clarity! I like the way the barite attractively sits on matrix!


KB11 - Tourmaline - 350€
Sakavalana Mine, Ambatovita, Mandrosonoro, Ambatofinandrahana, Amoron'i Mania, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Size: 2.9 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
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Color and clarity of this rather small specimen are very much impressive! The single crystal shows a deep cherry red and is gemmy through and through! With a pointed pyramidal termination the development is remarkably good for a piece of that size. Overall the crystal shows some rough edges and faces but thats contact induced, not due to damage, which becomes obvious when you put it under the microscope. Our video shows color and luster very nicely. Clarity on the other had is much better in person!


CK1 - Phosgenite - 275€
Monteponi Mine, Iglesias, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
Size: 7.1 x 6.4 x 5 cm
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Phosgenite specimens from the lead-mining district near Iglesias in Sardinia are world-famous classics and still count as the best of the species!
This single flawless crystal is transparent with a nice cream color. It is 1.4 cm in diameter and sits in a small vug at the very center of a bright galena matrix, which is positively appealing in person!


PB55 - Augelite with Quartz - 650€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm
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This is a great and kind of unusual piece of augelite and quartz on matrix. The crystals are lifted from the matrix on stilts-like quartz needles. Anyhow, the main focus here is on the larger quartz crystal that protrudes on the rigth and the imressive 2.4 cm augelite both of which are perfectly flawless. The overall picture reminds of a steamboat or a locomotive with chimneys protruding from the top. This is an unusual piece with an exceptionally large and brilliant augelite in a really charming companionship!


AS39 - Tourmaline with Quartz and Feldspar - 6500€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 13.6 x 8.2 x 8.1 cm
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This is a flawless and brilliant tourmaline crystal, nested in sparkling white cleavelandite, set on a lustrous white quartz crystal! The whole piece is impressive in size and of just sweeping aesthetics! There is absolutely no damage of any kind! The tourmaline shows best wet-look luster, has a distinctive, well developed termination and very good clarity, especially towards the termination. The lower two thirds contain a beautiful dark green to black and opaque core which strongly contrasts with the white cleavelandite! This core penetrates through the matrix and is visible at the bottom where it is broken but completely re-healed. Also the quartz is re-crystallized at the underneath!


MI7 - Topaz with Smoky Quartz - 8500€
Murzinka Mine, Sverdlovskaya Oblast' , Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
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Gemmy blue topaz specimens from Murzinka are among the most desired mineral classics worldwide. Found in the Alabashka pegmatite field over the past 250 years, these specimens gathered a reputation for high quality among serious mineral collectors.
This piece features a single topaz of super quality, 3.7 cm long and 2.7 cm in diameter. The crystal shows light blue color and is all perfect. It is set on a matrix of rusty smoky quartz and brown feldspar at the backside. Top aesthetics and high crystal quality make this a stunning Russian classic!


TA19 - Pyrite with Quartz - 220€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.5 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm
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The largest pyrite on this specimen is 2.8 cm on edge, cubical and nicely lustrous. It is in combination with smaller pyrite crystals and a coating of colorless quartz crystals that covers around half of the piece and provides a great contrast!
The overal condition is great with only some minor edgewear. An appealing miniature specimen from the important Mundo Nuevo Mine!


BM3 - Tourmaline - 5500€
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 5 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm
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Brilliantly sparkling tourmaline from a recent find in Myanmar that has produced a small number of exceptional tourmalines with highest quality and beauty!! The crystals from this find show incredibly good quality and very attractive deep red color that stands out from the large number of tourmalines worldwide! This miniature specimen is crowded with beautiful crystals. Among the many small tourmalines there is one main crystal, 1.7 cm long and 1.6 cm in diameter, dwarfing all the others. All crystals show best sparkling luster and very well developed polyhedral terminations. The color appears cherry-red all over but at closer observation the crystals have a beautiful greenish brown center. There is no damage overall, only peripheral contacts. Have look on our video for a better view of the bright luster and the remarkably intensive color!


OT33 - Topaz - 4800€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.9 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
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Gemmy, lustrous, sharp topaz with an elegant greenish tinge from Hematita!
The main body is a rather massive crystal thats all transparent and very well defined! Atop its termination protrudes a smaller topaz of equal quality like a tower overlooking the castles roofs!
Except for one single chip at lower front there is no damage all over the piece, even the bottom is re-crystallized. A stunning topaz of excellent quality and unique visual impact!


FJ38 - Vesuvianite - 1900€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.6 x 3.7 x 3 cm
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Two short prismatic and highly lustrous vesuvianite crystals are perched on a rust brown matrix. The vesuvianite is sharp and of dark brown color that is hard to illuminate but shows some gemmy patches along the surface! Associated with the vesuvianite is some sparkling feldspar and small vesuvianite side-crystals. The aesthetics of this piece is definitely striking and extremely well developed. All crystals are in perfect condition and beautiful in their own mysterious and elegant way!


JX381 - Cerussite and Barite - 760€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 4.9 x 4.6 x 2.9 cm
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This beautiful cerussite on barite is really something special for its beautiful aesthetics! It is a characteristic piece from Mibladen with a dominant cerussite cluster atop. The cerussite is glassy and lustrous with a marvelous golden-brown color. The whole cluster is complete and free of any damage or even abrasions. It sits upon a perfectly well crystallized matrix of tabular white barite that is painted in some rust-red iron oxide. The overall balance is just the way we like it and there are no downsides here. The backside is contacted but but the cerussite is flawless even here!