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International Minerals 31



CM20 - Malachite - Sold
Rudabánya, Rudabányai Mts, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Co., Hungary
Size: 5 x 3.8 x 2.2 cm
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Nestled between blueish pieces of matrix, is a cluster of lustrous, deep green, "primary" crystals of malachite. In addition, the malachite crystals, which reach 1.0 cm across, possess areas of gemmy highlights. This is an important specimen for the locality. Ex. Richard Hauck Collection. Ex. Thomas Weiland Collection.


AC03 - Tourmaline - 6300€
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 10.5 x 2.1 x 2 cm
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With an imposing length of over 10 cm this is an absolutely stunning piece. Not repaired and in best condition! The tourmaline is very much gemmy, especially towards the complex pyramidal termination. The color is a combination of beautiful pastel pink and blue. Not as striking at first glance but even the more lovely if you give it a closer look! The whole specimen is a composition of gemminess, attractive colors and elegant shape, covered in brightly sparkling luster.


UU083 - Amethyst - 2800€
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 13 x 9 x 6.5 cm
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This specimen strikes with best purple color and a dominant, well defined main crystal! The main amethyst is 11.9 cm long, sharp and lustrous on all sides. The interior is largely clouded but has brilliant gemmy patches with satiated color that really rewards some backlight! The condition is near perfect with only some microscopic abrasions at the backside. The Termination is sharp and flawless! Absolutely marvelous and dramatic in person!


FA91 - Azurite and Malachite - Sold
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 6.3 x 4.4 x 2.2 cm
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A group of azurite crystals with part pseudomorph transformations to malachite associated with white dolomite on rusty red gossan matrix. The azurite is up to 1.5 cm long and well developed. It is rather dark but at direct backlight you can reveal some electric blue patches that are really gemmy! Nice paragenesis with beautiful color combination!


PB87 - Augelite with Quartz - 380€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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A perfect little thumbnail of glassy and distictively green augelite with fine glassy quartz needles. The composition is quite stunning and beautiful with no downsides. A great fit for any collection of fine thumbnail specimens!


SK34 - Siderite with Quartz - 200€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 9 x 6.8 x 5.6 cm
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This is a typical combination for this locale: glassy brown siderite crystals almost completely cover a structure of tabular pyrrhotite. Amidst this 3-dimensional array you can see a single white quartz crystal, lustrous and sharp that is dotted with some siderite itself. Very appealing aesthetics and best condition!


PB29 - Scheelite with Stolzite and Huebnerite and Quartz - 650€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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A strinking combination of transparent long prismatic quartz supporting a cluster of octahedral scheelite crystals, covered in bright signal yellow stolzite. It is a very much 3-dimensional piece and a great example for the famous and utterly unique 2014 find at Mundo Nuevo Mine. Right through the center runs a single hübnerite crystal, also typical for the locale. Highly attractive and rare, this is a unusual combination-piece of great importance!


KB40 - Schorl with Cleavelandite - 2900€
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.6 x 5 x 4.2 cm
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Not only is the single schorl crystal perfect, lustrous and with a beautifully developed termination but the overall aesthetics is what really impresses here! The black crystal is set on a white cleavelandite and quartz matrix of lovely crystallization and perfection! Very often schorl comes a smaller side-crystals to other attractions, mostly in a rather unspectacular way. This specimen on the other hand shows in a most dramatic way how beautiful this mineral can be when developed to perfection and in such a highly aesthetic way!


SU16 - Topaz - Sold
Fazenda do Centro, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 10.9 x 6.7 x 3.3 cm
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This is a cabinet size exemplar from the famous topaz find at Fazenda do Centro that has all the features this lot is known for! The glassy topaz is all etched - not broken - with nice surface structure and pristine luster all around! Some champagne colored tinge is present but not dominant. The piece is in very good condition overall with only small edge-wear that is hardly visible due to the complex shape and etchings. What's most striking here is the unusual shape that immediately reminds me of a lovely little dog. Very attractive in person and with no downsides!


CM31 - Dioptase - 740€
Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Size: 6.1 x 3.2 x 5.5 cm
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The color of this dioptase is very much intriguing and, as I have to admit, definitely much fresher and brighter than we were able to capture on the picture (green is always difficult to naturally photograph). There is sparkling luster and gemminess all over this compact dioptase surface that shows no damage, only some peripheral contacts. Very attractive in person!


PB121 - Pyrite with Quartz - 1600€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 11.8 x 6.2 x 8.4 cm
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Golden lustrous pyrite cubes and white glassy quartz are aesthetically combined on this high quality specimen. The pyrite is sharp and lustrous with fine striations on all sides. While there are some smaller issues on the backside, the front is all perfect and beautiful. Even the quartz is in surprisingly well condition if you consider how those piece are mined at the Mundo Nueve Mine in an altitude of over 4600 meters. Definitely a stunning and elegant piece!


SA3 - Tourmaline with Quartz and Feldspar - 3800€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 6.8 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 piece has nice hand size and just sweeping aesthetics! There is absolutely no damage of any kind! The tourmaline shows best 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!