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International Minerals 33



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.


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!


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!


FA124 - Gaudefroyite and Calcite and Barite and Andradite - 850€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 20 x 20 x 8.5 cm
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This classic paragenesis is a complete floater that is covered with a rich abundancy of different minerals! Most significant is the very rare gaudefroyite that comes as black and shiny hexagonal prisms many of which are over one centimeter long. Pieces with such a rich display of this rare material are exclusive for the Kalahari manganese fields and thus very much desired. Between black gaudefroyite there is contrasting red andradite, transparent calcite, white barite as well as some metallic black hausmannite at the edge. A classic and characteristic association for the region. Due to the sheer weight of piece some damage is unavoidable but the overall impression is very good and without any major issues.


HW03 - Quartz - 360€
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 15.6 x 11 x 9.7 cm
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Quartz from the Cavnic mine is not exactly rare but the unusual shape of these elongated crystals is what makes this specimen stand out from the crowd! All prism faces are highly detailed with smaller short-prismatic crystals that seem to have grown there as a second generation. This attractive growth pattern leaves beautifully sparkling surfaces all over while the terminations are pointed and sharp. This piece is not without damage as there are a couple of broken crystals but if you can live with that this is an attractive, large-sized specimen for a low price!


UK1 - Pyromorphite - 865€
Daoping Mine, Gongcheng Co., Guilin Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang, China
Size: 9.5 x 5.9 x 4.1 cm
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The lead ore of Daoping produced some of the finest specimens of this beautiful material and impresses with fresh apple green color and well developed hexagonal prisms. The crystals are richly distributed in a vug-like structure over a first generation of white quartz. The matrix is natural and crystallized on the outside too, with only some contacts. Overall a very attractive specimen of high quality pyromorphite that has a very 3-dimensional appeal!


RT30 - Liddicoatite - 9500€
Ambararata, Tsitondroina Commune, Ikalamavony Pegmatite Field, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 7.1 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm
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A high quality piece from Ambararata, Madagascar that strikes through its exceptionally nice color zoning. The specimen plays colors from white to salmon pink and mossy green to golden yellow at the termination. While the lower part is quite dark and needs strong light from the back, the upper third shows lovely open colors. At the front you can see some associated white albite adding even more to the beauty of this great piece. The main crystal has a unusually sharp and very well developed termination with great luster. You will not find any damage here, even the more fragile albite is in perfect condition!


KR23 - Fluorite - 6400€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.6 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
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This is for sure one of the most unusual fluorite specimen I have seen in a while. The twin growth provides a totally unique shape to this high quality specimen. The crystal is completely transparent, showing an intensive purple phantom inside the otherwise colorless body. A vein of yellowish muscovite is cutting through the otherwise smooth crystal leaving a scar at the backside that is interesting and visually appealing alike. Overall this piece is in great condition with only some issues at the lower part and the attached muscovite. Quite exceptional and totally amazing!