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A446 - Iron Rose with Adularia - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 3 x 4.8 cm
 

This is a lovely 6-sided hematite on white adularia crystals. The front faces are super glossy, and the edges are razor sharp!


SN12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 2.9 x 0.9 cm
 

Superb tourmaline cluster featuring great colour and unique shape! I do especially like the small crystal connecting the two bigger ones. The specimen is in great condition on all sides, a cluster of purple lepidolite sets a nice focus on the back side.


DV21 - Phenakite - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
 

Sharp and well formed floater crystal of phenakite, from a unique and very small find in Nigeria.


IC68 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 10.2 x 8.7 x 5.4 cm
 

Marvellous cluster of ball shaped amethyst var. grape agate. The piece is a complete floater and very 3-dmensional in person. Amazing shape, no damage.


A190 - Gold - SOLD
Alta Floresta, Juruena-Teles Pires mineral province, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 4 x 2.7 cm
 

92 grams of crystalized gold in quartz! What a beautiful and very rich gold specimen from recent finds at Alta Floresta. The quartz matrix sets a lovely contrast. Very 3-dimensional and showy from all sides!


DV17 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
 
 
 

Killer rhodochrosite thumbnail of the very best quality! Two main and 4 more side crystals form a very attractive group of this highly admired species. The crystal tips have only tiny cleavage, which is barely visible without magnification. Great colour and transparency!


AS46 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 2.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
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What a gorgeous cluster of blood-red crystals. Clear, sharp and pointed like shark teeth. It is an excellent miniature from the classic old finds.


KD18 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Strem, Surselva, Kanton Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 6.8 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm
 

The famous Giuv syenite zone is one of the very best Gwindel locations in the entire alps. The pieces stand out because of their pleasing rich brown colour, their clarity, luster and their tall shapes. This specimen got all these features and is so typical of this geologic zone. Epidote needles up to 10 mm are included, and also attached on the back side. The crystal is a floater and in great condition all around.


GL57 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3 x 1 x 0.6 cm
 

A stunning curved gold cluster featuring large and sharp crystals up to 7 mm across sitting on a spine.


VC03 - Phenakite - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 2.6 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
 

Superb loop clean phenakite from an old find. No more have been coming ever since. This piece is a total floater and well shaped all the way around.


WT09 - Topaz - SOLD
Teixerinha Mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.7 x 7 x 7.2 cm
 

Wow! What a huge crystal of blue gem topaz! The crystal features a deep blue colour and razor sharp edges without any damages. The entire crystal is a pure gem, it is fully transparent throughout! The right and left sides show marvellous etching patterns, and the white mica attached in some places adds a pleasing contrast. A true masterpiece!


IT14 - Euclase - SOLD
Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 2.9 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
 

Superb red/orange bicolour euclase from a very limited find in 2018. Only about 25 pieces were recovered in an alluvial deposit. This crystal easily ranks among the top 5 and is indeed a very special one. The red section is exceptionally clean, it could cut a great gem.