12 juin 2016

Liddicoatite on Albite - Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

Liddicoatite on Albite - Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

12 juin 2016

Red cap Heliodor - Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar

Red cap Heliodor - Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
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22 août 2015

Liddicoatite, Fluorite with cerussite & calcite, Phosphophyllite, Fluorite with calcite, Barite on calcite

Liddicoatite, Madagascar Fluorite with cerussite & calcite, Namibia Phosphophyllite, Bolivia Fluorite with calcite, Tennessee Barite on calcite, Nevada
15 mai 2015

Fine Orange-Pink Tourmaline, Madagascar

Fine Orange-Pink Tourmaline, Madagascar. Estimate US$ 3,500 - 4,500 (€3,100 - 4,000). Photo Bonhams. Expertly faceted as a circular brilliant, this fine gem-quality tourmaline exhibits changing hues of pink and orange with slight purple flashes. Both its clarity and luster are exceptional. Weighing approximately 49.75 carats and measuring 23.0 x 15.5mm Bonhams. LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART, GEMSTONES AND MINERALS INCLUDING GOLD, 19 May 2015 10:00 PDT - LOS ANGELES
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25 avril 2015

Sotheby's to offer extremely rare elephant bird egg expected to fetch £30,000-50,000 at auction

An intact and complete elephant bird egg [Madagascar, 17th century or earlier]. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- An extremely rare egg, measuring over 30 centimetres high will be offered at Sotheby’s auction in London on 30th April 2015, with an estimate of £30,000 – 50,000. Believed to be over 400 years old, the egg comes from the Elephant Bird - the largest bird ever to live on the planet. Now extinct, the great elephant bird – a giant flightless bird indigenous to the island of Madagascar - measured over three... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2014

Rare and Immense Colorless Jeremejevite--A World-Class Gem for the Knowledgable Collector, Ilakaka, Madagascar

Rare and Immense Colorless Jeremejevite--A World-Class Gem for the Knowledgable Collector, Ilakaka, Madagascar. Photo Bonhams Jeremejevite is often mentioned as being the rarest of all rare gemstones.Most frequently seen as tiny, bluish, elongated, narrow crystals of just a few millimeters in length they were first found in Namibia, the only known source for the mineral until just a few years ago. In 2004, a discovery of larger gems was made in Ilakaka, Madagascar at the famous placer deposit which has produced and still produces... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2014

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood   Petrified Wood   Petrified Wood - Yellow Cat, Utah. Madagascar petrified wood.
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10 janvier 2014

Grande ammonite Lobolytoceras, Jurassique oxfordien, Madagascar

Grande ammonite Lobolytoceras, Jurassique oxfordien, Madagascar. Photo courtesy Leclere Ce grand exemplaire est orné de magnifiques lignes de sutures. Estimation : 2 500 / 3 000 € Leclere . Mercredi 15 janvier 2014. 5, rue Vincent Courdouan - 13006 Marseille. Tel: +33 (0)4 91 50 00 00
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10 janvier 2014

Rare oeuf d’Aepyornis Maximus. Quaternaire Sub-récent, Madagascar

Rare oeuf d’Aepyornis Maximus. Quaternaire Sub-récent, Madagascar. Photo courtesy Leclere  H. : 33 cm.  complet non restauré. Estimation : 30 000 / 40 000 € L’Aepyornis Maximus, aussi nommé « l’oiseau éléphant», pouvait atteindre 3 mètres de haut.Il est considéré comme le plus grand oiseau du monde et a pondu les plus grands oeufs connus.Sa répartition était endémique à l’île de Madagascar.Sa disparition est probablement due à l’arrivée de l’homme sur cette île.Notre exemplaire est intact et de... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2013

Incomparable Rutilated Quartz "Egg", Madagascar

Incomparable Rutilated Quartz "Egg", Madagascar. Photo Heritage Auctions This magnificent Rutilated Quartz egg from Madagascar is a beauty to behold. With glassly clarity, the egg has a copper to gold hue emanating from the rutilated fibers inside the egg - they are complexly intertwined yet elegantly spaced. Featuring one large and several small areas of moss-like inclusions, the vibrant diorama suspended inside this specimen comes to life as though while frozen in place. Measuring an impressive 6 inches... [Lire la suite]
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