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International Minerals 33



FA154 - Anatase - Sold
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Size: 2 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
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Very aesthetic specimen of two interlocked anatase on a small piece of calcite covered matrix. The anatase are doubly terminated and very well shaped. The surface is not especially lustrous but smooth and with very little damage all around. A very aesthetic thumbnail specimen of unique character!


PB95 - Augelite with Quartz - 1100€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
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Very sharp, gemmy and dinstinctly apple green augelite crystals are arranged on a white, crystallized quartz matrix. The largest crystal has 0.9 cm on edge and is set prominently at the highest position. All augelite crystals are in best condition. A rough patch at the main crystals front face seems more like a contact than an actual damage. All edges, also on the smaller side-crystals, are razor-sharp! Nice specimen with unusually intensive color and very well developed crystals!


RG1 - Tourmaline - 4700€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
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The color, the brilliance, the shape. All fits together on this marvelous tourmaline specimen! Especially the green upper half strikes with super-gemmy quality that concludes in a fascinating polyhedral termination! Smaller side-crystals and some white feldspar at the back add some more flavor to the tourmaline and make it a visually appealing specimen of very individual character. Best quality and condition!


WK24 - Calcite with Quartz and Dolomite and Chalcopyrite - 770€
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 24 x 19 x 6.5 cm
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This large plate of sparkling minerals is absolutely pristine and lovely! The landscape of transparent, sharp, white quartz crystals is studded with a variety of Cavnic Mine specialties: yellowish, doubly terminated calcite, skin-colored dolomite and metallic glistening chalcopyrite. This is not a specimen with dominant main crystals but a very well balanced paragenesis of general beauty in impressive condition.


AF64 - Topaz - 3900€
Fazenda do Centro, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 16 x 10 x 5.5 cm
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The sweeping shape and also the impressive bi-color structure make this unusual etched topaz a real eye-catcher! It is from the unique one-time find near Fazenda do Centro that brougth a very limited number of high class topaz specimens! As a floater this topaz has no matrix but also no contacts or damage. It is compound of a champagne colored a little more massive lower part and an elegant sky blue upper part. The sail-like shape is attractive and catchy and in outstanding condition all around! It's the kind of specimens you wouldn't expect from anywhere except for this single find at Fazenda do Centro.


LA19 - Opal - 750€
Khorixas, Namibia
Size: 12.4 x 9.1 x 4 cm
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With its dramatic size and the 3 mm thick layer of shiny opal this is one of the most striking specimen from the unique 2014 find of this rare material. The striking turquoise Paraiba-color is caused by copper and catches the eye instantly. Analysis identified this mineral as the extremely rare tridymite crystobalite opal (Opal-CT). The opal is grown over a compact brown quartz matrix as you can well see on the backside. Some gaps between opal and matrix are filled with acicular turquoise crystals, possibly brochantite. All in all this is a marvelous specimen with intensive color and an appealing glossy surface. Absolutely outstanding and unique!


NE13 - Aquamarine on Feldspar - 2400€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
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A 3-dimensional cluster of white feldspar is set atop a single aquamarine crystal like an aerie on a treetop. With additional feldspar at the crystals bottom the aesthetics of this specimen is totally unique. The aquamarine is glassy and in very best condition. The feldspar is well crystallized, sweeping and with some dots of black schorl.


NF918 - Rose Quartz - 470€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.2 x 5 x 3.8 cm
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These are rather large and well developed crystals for this rare material and they are really brilliant and sharp! Intensive pink color is distinctively present, though some of the crystals tips tend towards a more smoky color. While around the periphery the piece is contacted the center is all crystallized and in great condition. A superb piece from the unique finds in Coronel Murta!


KF330 - Epidote - Sold
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 12.9 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
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This epidote from the Alpine-type clefts of the Haramosh Mountains is an excellent floater of several interlocked crystals. It is gemmy with nice forest green and brown color at direct backlight. Both, the horizontal and the vertical crystals are doubly terminated, complete and in best condition. Some attached adularia even enhances the Alpine feel that comes with this fine specimen.


FA47 - Szenicsite on Powellite ps. Molybdenite - Sold
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size: 5.6 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
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Szenicsite is an extremely rare mineral that is unique for one single find in 1993 by Terry and Marissa Szenics that soon became well desired. This specimen shows a bright green, scintillating aggregate of crystallized szenicsite on a grey and brown matrix of powellite pseudomorph after molybdenite. At the bottom left corner you will find some greenish crust of glistening primary powellite, a characteristic association for this one time find. This piece has nice aesthetics of green on brown and is in overall good condition!


ZV116 - Pyrite on Quartz - 380€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 11.7 x 9.4 x 8.4 cm
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One dominant pyrite crystal is set on a quartz matrix with a sail-like quartz structure protruding right at its side. The pyrite is very well defined with striations and bevelled edges. At the back, where a smaller quartz is grown right into its side there is a small chip but aside of that the pyrite is complete and unharmed. The towering quartz is a complex of several parallel, milky crystals with sharp terminations and free of any damage. This specimen is rather unusual but attractive in it's very own way.


OT52 - Aquamarine - 6800€
Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm
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A gorgeous doubly terminated aquamarine of greenish blue color that shows mesmerising etchings all over and is free of any damage! The crystal is completely clear which is hardly visible on the picture or even the video as the complex surface structure reflects the light in iridescent ways. An unusual and absolutely brilliant piece that looks fantastic and feels just great like some piece of warm, carved wood. Best quality meets a distinctive, catchy look!