26 septembre 2017

Famed Ausrox Gold Nugget – Regarded as the Third-Largest in Existence – Makes Its Return To Perot Museum

Three prospectors in Australia uncovered this “rock star” treasure in 2010 using a metal detector. DALLAS, TX.- It’s back!! One of the world’s most famous gold nuggets has returned to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. The Ausrox Gold Nugget, a true rock star in the gem and mineral world, was on loan as part of the original collection that debuted in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall when the Museum opened to the public in December 2012. In 2015, the precious mineral headed south to the... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2017

Philanthropist Lyda Hill unveils her most recent treasure, the rare Eyes of Africa mineral

The Eyes of Africa. Composed of several white, semi-translucent quartz crystals and large, green and black Alien Eye Fluorites, Erongo Region, Namibia. DALLAS – Ten years after a spectacular “alien eye” mineral was unearthed by a miner in Namibia, the enormous and intensely beautiful specimen – dubbed Eyes of Africa – will make its debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. An unprecedented discovery that has garnered a cult-like following in the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A Concretion of Aragonite, Mine of Irhoud, Morocco, Safi province

Lot 3040. A Concretion of Aragonite, Mine of Irhoud, Morocco, Safi province. Estimate: HKD 35,000 — 45,000 (4,258 - 5,475 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's with a vertical structure, the concretion of a white colour and irregularly formed with dense clusters of varying sizes, stand - 58 cm, 22 3/4  in. Provenance: A French private collection. Note: Aragonite is a carbonate mineral likened to a bouquet of explosions of fireworks or flowers. It is an... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2017

Splendide ammonite Placenticeras Meeki de l'Alberta

Lot 120. Splendide ammonite Placenticeras Meeki de l'Alberta. Estimation : 12 000 € / 15 000 €. Photo Millon Belgique Splendide ammonite Placenticeras Meeki de l'Alberta.Diamètre imposant pour cette spectaculaire ammonite aux iridescentes couleurs électriques, très bel état pour ce must. Elégamment soclée. Exceptionnelle. D: 42 cm. Chambre des Merveilles chez Millon Belgique, 1040 Bruxelles, le 26 Mars 2017 à 14h30
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27 janvier 2017

World's finest piece of uncut opal finds new home at the South Australian Museum

The Fire of Australia opal, valued at nearly $900,000 Australian dollars and weighing at 998 grams.  ADELAIDE.- The finest uncut opal in existence, the Fire of Australia, has joined the South Australian Museum’s collection through the vision of a private donor and funding from the Federal Government’s National Cultural Heritage Account. Valued at nearly $900,000 Australian dollars and weighing at 998 grams, the Fire of Australia is the world’s finest piece of opal of its kind on public... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2017

Conch natural pearl

Conch natural pearl. Photo courtesy Theilkaes
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09 janvier 2017

Natural pearl pteria sterna, 6.18 ct.

Natural pearl pteria sterna, 6.18 ct. Photo courtesy Theilkaes
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08 janvier 2017

Natural Conch pearl, 7.50 ct.

Natural Conch pearl, 7.50 ct. Photo courtesy Theilkaes
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11 décembre 2016

Phantom Fluorite, Okoruso Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Namibia

Phantom Fluorite, Okoruso Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Namibia
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10 décembre 2016

Cuprite, Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia

Cuprite, Red Dome Mine, Chillagoe, Queensland, Australia © Keys Mineral Collection.
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