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International Minerals 36

QV749 - Amethyst - 550€
Kakamunurle Mine, Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Size: 3 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm
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This is a jewel of utter brilliance! In the mid 2000s a relatively small number of high class, mostly miniature sized specimens were found at the Kakamunurle Mine near Karur. The crystals, commonly sceptres, are known for their superb quality as you can very well see on this specimen. Intensively purple, glassy amethyst sceptres are crowded atop a floater piece of colorless quartz. At the center is a flat structure of quartz with layers of hematite which adds a unique look to this sparkling specimen. Very attractive in person as you can easily see in our video!

JS716 - Rhodochrosite - 2400€
Uchucchacua Mine, Province de Oyon, Peru
Size: 7.7 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
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Several gemmy red rhodochrosites are set on a characteristic black manganese oxide matrix. The largest crystal is 1.3 cm wide and totally gemmy with striking cherry-red color. It shows a complex shape with great luster and no damage whatsoever. The smaller crystals have somewhat less color but are equally perfect. An overall very beautiful specimen with single isolated crystals on a contrasting matrix!

CT3 - Tourmaline on Feldspar - 950€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.5 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
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This attractive tourmaline specimen features a single crystal that towers from a small piece of well defined white feldspar. The tourmaline is gemmy green with a light orange core and a thin purple cap at the flat termination. A very nice and flawless crystal. Main focus however is definitely on the aesthetics that is exceptional and highly attractive!

RK334 - Calcite - 550€
Sweetwater Mine, Missouri, USA
Size: 17.6 x 15.9 x 12.8 cm
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This dominant exemplar of honey orange calcite on white matrix is an older piece that features a rich number of hexagonal crystals with rhombohedral terminations. While it is not completely flawless most crystals are intact and of very nice quality. It's the overall sweeping aesthetics and dramatic size that makes this piece special!

XP2 - Topaz - 9000€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 22.5 x 13.5 x 12.5 cm
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This huge and massive etched topaz is from the important single find in Fazenda do Centro that yielded a limited number high class topaz! This amazing specimen that has a total size of 22,5 cm and weighs 3.6 kg! It is a completely etched bi-color crystal of incredible perfection with almost zero abrasions and no actual breaks or other issues. The main part is a light blue, fully transparent massive topaz of elegant shape with beautiful surface structure and very good luster. It is accompanied by a champagne colored zone that is much more irregular but which adds a nice contrast and great aesthetics. It's an amazing crystal with a three-dimensional shape that is better visible in our video!

AC14 - Tourmaline - 950€
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 5.7 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
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This single crystal tourmaline from Laghman is exceptionally gemmy with a nice pink color. Its shape is a distinctly hexagonal prism with a lustrous surface. At the termination there is some intergrown lepidolite as you can easily see in the video.

EH295 - Wulfenite - 2200€
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 4.6 x 4.4 x 3 cm
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Its a very well defined specimen of wulfenite on matrix that features one single main crystal of striking quality! That crystal is 1.5 cm broad, sharp, gemmy and lustrous and shows the most intensive orange color! Set at the center of a brown piece of rock matrix it is very prominent and dashy. It has a microscopic abrasion at the edge but is otherwise perfect all around. The matrix has some small wulfenites distributed over its surface. Very attractive in person for its marvelous quality and composition!

YZ435 - Rose Quartz - Sold
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.7 x 4.4 x 1.2 cm
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The shape of this unusual rose quartz specimen reminds of a jewelled crown. A number of glassy, well cut crystals are fanning out from a more amorphous yet sparkling and intensively pink center at the base. The backside is completely flat which indicates that this piece has grown on the surface of a larger crystal. A vibrant specimen of appealing aesthetincs!

RK157 - Augelite on Quartz - 2500€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 8.5 x 6.8 x 5 cm
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Augelite is a rare aluminum-phosphate with major doposits almost exclusively in Peru. The main crystal on this specimen is rather dramatic with around 3 cm on edge! It is embedded in white quartz from which it emerges like a green island.
The condition is very good overall with only peripheral contacts but a flawless augelite crystal at the center! An outstanding specimen for this rare mineral!

SV672 - Tourmaline - 5000€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
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Fantastic golden and pinkish red color in a gemmy, highly lusterous crystal of well defined shape! This majestic tourmaline specimen is constructed from two intergrown crystals with unusually complex terminations! The two crystals are not perfectly parallel but slightly diverging which adds a lot of character to this specimen. It’s an outstanding tourmaline of best quality as you can easily see in our video!

RP952 - Vanadinite - 8750€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 10.4 x 9 x 5.9 cm
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Quality and aesthetics of this large cabinet size specimen are exceptional and outstanding for this material that commonly comes as brown to orange and very often dull crystals. What we see here are bright and gemmy cherry red cog wheels up to 1.5 cm in diameter that are three-dimensionally arranged on a beautiful manganese oxide-coated barite matrix. The individual vanadinites are absolutely spectacular with great luster and striking color that emanates from the gemmy crystals even at low illumination and virtually explodes at direct downlight. Shape, quality and condition are all top notch on this marvelous specimen!

OS904 - Aquamarine - 1500€
Medina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
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This etched aquamarine is a gemmy, doubly-terminated exemplar with distinct ocean-blue color. It is in excellent condition and shows a very attractive lustrous surface structure!