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International Minerals 31



SO94 - Datolite and Hessonite - 1950€
Kavalerovo Mining, Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 7.7 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm
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Very well defined datolite crystals on a beautiful quartz matrix with associated green grossular. The larger datolite is 5.4 cm long, sharp and of greenish translucent color. The surface is nicely lustrous and flawless all round! The combination with garnet is very rare and adds a beautiful contrast of darker material. It's a superb specimen from the famous mining region!


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!


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!


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!


CM36 - Pyrrhotite, Siderite - 185€
Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm
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This classic Brazilian paragenesis features discoidal, translucent and lustrous siderite of brownish color on contrasting white dolomite. In addition there is metallic pyrrhotite scattered over most parts of the specimen. Even at close inspecition you will find this piece to be in best condition and rich in details!


GX434 - Brookite - 385€
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.8 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
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This little jewel impresses with stunning quality and beauty! The brookite is well developed, sharp, lustrous and with a gemmy deep red color that is absolutely outstanding and much more appealing than the usual brown crystals! The main brookite is doubly terminated and accompanied by a smaller crystal and some quartz around the base. A small ding on the edge greatly reduces the price on this otherwise amazing little specimen!


XA995 - Kunzite - 6500€
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 11 x 6.7 x 1.9 cm
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A glassy kunzite floater of very nice pink color and intriguing shape. There is minimal edge-wear present but the overall condition is just fine and without any actual damage. It is fascinating to see both terminations being so well defined and complete with all those many frosted to sometimes lustous faces. The insides is mostly gemmy with some internal clouds but no impurities. Very attractive and of good hand-size!


SO44 - Calcite - 660€
Irai, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Size: 15.2 x 11.8 x 6.4 cm
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Large scalenohedral, milky calcite crystals are artfully arranged in a star-shape, set on a grey and copper-green matrix, dotted with small white calcites. The calcites are in best condition, translucent and in very well defined shape. A distinctive eye-catcher from the basaltic terrain of Iraí.