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International Minerals 29



PB165 - Barite - 480€
Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 6.8 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
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A sweeping flower of waxy, amber colored barite set atop a grey dolomite covered matrix. The barite is mostly transparent, especially along the edges which lets it glow even at the most subdued backlight. Single tabular barite crystals are up to 0.6 cm thick, lustrous and nicely arranged to form this very attractive and aesthetic specimen! No damage, all perfect!


KB51 - Calcite - 1400€
Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 6.7 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm
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This superb little floater of glassy colorless calcite is totally brilliant and perfect all around! Great luster, sharp design and very nice clarity make this a most desirable specimen with no downsides at all! For a better look I strongly suggest a look on our video for it much better reflects the reality of this being a high class calcite with pronounced wow factor!


FA282 - Garnet var. Demantoid - 630€
Antetezambato, Ambanha District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.3 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm
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This lovely miniature of demantoid, the green variety of andradite, is from the famous finds Antetezambato Demantoid-Topazolite Mine that produced a number of top rated specimens for the species! As a floater this one is nicely crystallized all around but the most dominant crystals are for sure at the front with a main crystal reaching 1.1 cm in diameter. The garnet is all gemmy with distinct green color. There are some contacts around the lower end but aside of that the piece is in very best condition!


RK72 - Brazilianite - 3000€
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
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Size and quality of this type locality brazilianite are absolutely stunning! The single crystal is large and massy with fantastic gemmy green color and great luster all around! There are some contacted zones but not damage or abrasions. At the base there is some minimal muscovite present which is characteristic for the locale. Corrego Frio has been closed some seventy years ago but spimens from this classic locale still shine as the best for the species! This is an outstanding exemplar that's easily going to draw attention in your showcase!


SK36 - Galena with Sphalerite - 650€
Turt Mine, Turt Negresti-Oas, Oas Mts, Satu Mare Co., Romania
Size: 11.8 x 7.8 x 6.9 cm
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It's a cluster of superb lead-grey cube-octahedra galena crystals covered in hundreds and hundreds of tiny sphalerite crystals on all parts of the surface! Especially the front view is very attractive, a construct of distinctive intergrown crystals. The backside is all sphalerite. Here you can see some minor damage but the front is complete and perfect.


SE124 - Tourmaline - 3500€
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
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This unusual shape is constructed from a 3.7 cm doubly terminated main tourmaline held up by a slightly thinner second crystal. The structure is accompanied by some white feldspar that is arranged around the touching point of the tourmalines. Most impressive about this fine specimen is the exceptionally high quality of the main tourmaline. It is gemmy, lustous and with very intensive raspberry red color! There is some contact present but all tourmalines are in best condition. An excellent miniature specimen from this legendary locale!


PB101 - Pyrite - 3000€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 23 x 18 x 9 cm
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Not only is this a piece of exceptionally high quality but it is also HUGE! Over 5 kg of pure pyrite is dramatically crystallized as a large and most complex cluster! Basic crystal shape is simple cubical but there is a lot going on here when it comes to modifications, surface structrue and playfully intergrown crystals of different sizes. The whole frontside is absolutely perfect and amazingly beautiful! The backside has only small contacts but is to the largest part also crystallized and evenly lustrous and sparkling! A fantastic golden sculpture that really draws attention!


CM34 - Bornite on Calcite with Quartz - 260€
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
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A jagged cluster of white calcite holds a number of grey to copper colored bornite, grown all over the ridge. The calcite itself is set on a pretty sheet of quartz covered matrix. Much better in person due to its classic and 3-dimensional feel!


LD2 - Rubellite - 2200€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.9 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
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When I think of intensive pink color I have this very special specimen of rubellite in mind! The single crystal strikes with absolutely impressive pink color that is uniform throughout the whole crystal! And make no mistake, the color in the pictures is quite realistic! Have a look on our video for further assurance! This rather thick and solid rubellite is translucent to even transparent with great luster on all sides and a flat, frosted termination. The whole thing is flawless, even the bottom is not broken but contacted! It was found in Paprok, where rubellite is known but exceedingly rare when it comes to such color and perfection!


PB61 - Quartz with Scheelite and Stolzite and Hübnerite - 280€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.8 cm
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A strinking combination of transparent long prismatic quartz supporting dark hübnerite crystals with octahedral scheelite crystals atop which again are covered in bright signal yellow stolzite. This combination of scheelite with stolzite is exclusive for the stunning 2014 find at Mundo Nuevo Mine! The whole specimen is exceptionally 3-dimensional and while its looks kind of chaotic in composition it also has an elegant natural feel to it! Very important from a mineralogical point of view and also pretty if you are attracted to pieces where a lot is going on!


IR579 - Rose Quartz - 600€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11 x 6 x 4.2 cm
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The structure of this intriguing rose quartz specimen is highly unusual. However you turn it there is always an interplay of sparkling crystals and distinct imprints of some other material that has dissolved long ago. Along the upper ridge there are even some smoky quartz crystals adding variation to the otherwise single-colored specimen. The lovely pink color is something that is exclusive for this region and rarely found even here. The condition is overall well with some contacts but no breaks. Absolutely beautiful and unusual!


TS72 - Tourmaline - 9500€
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
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It's that kind of intensive colors packed in a glassy elongated crystal that everyone is searching for in high class tourmalines! The color ranges from intensive grass green over a blueish white zone up to maximum cherry red towards the termination. Absolutely gorgeous in person! The interior is glassy from bottom to top with only very little internal cracks. Aside from one repair in the middle section the crystal is complete and flawless! Size, color and quality make this a fantastic tourmaline specimen of great visual impact!