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A14 - Lazulith - SOLD
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
 

Fine crystals nicely perched on quartz matrix. Good contrast and colour! No damage on front side.


BB09 - Sphene with Hematite - SOLD
Gastacher Wände, Dorfertal, Osttirol, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
 

Lovely grass green sphene crystals with ilmenite included in some naturally grown holes. The main crystal is a nice twin, the side crystal shows no twinning. Percect condition.


A711 - Malachite - SOLD
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
 

Botryoidal malachite aggregates on host rock from a classic Austrian locality. The luster is excellent, and the black inclusions on right side set a lovely contrast. No damage.


A389 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm
 

Two lovely benitoite crystals measuring 22 and 18 mm across on natrolite matrix. Small neptunites provide a beautiful contrast. Both benitoites are pristine and free of damage.


PM15 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
 

Highly lustrous dioptase crystals covering a calcite and duftite matrix. The colour is superb, and the luster is very bright! Minor chipping is present in a few places, but it is small and inferior.


WI26 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 5.9 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm
 

This specimen features the very best colour of the entire find. Deep orange, partially reddish, wulfenite crystals are scattered on a white calcite matrix. Lovely contrast and composition. Minor edge wear is present in places, but it is small and unimportant in context. What a surprise to see this amazing colour coming from new finds from Iran!


FX17 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.6 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm
 
 
 

Sharp and clear, well terminated aquamarine crystals standing upright on white feldspar matrix. Both crystals have excellent colour and no damage.


A670 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jaquetô Mine, Guaratinga, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
 

These two intergrown crystals are well developed 360°, they are very glossy and show excellent clarity. The texture of the faces is really amazing. A fine sample for this famous locality. No damage.


A134 - Fluorite - SOLD
Vorderer Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 14.4 x 10.7 x 5.6 cm
 

A 6 by 4 inch plate of white granite is host to about two dozen pink fluorite crystals. The fluorites show a deep pink core and slightly purple corners, as so typical of the famous Rufibach pocket. The largest crystal is 2.3 cm wide. The dense coverage and arrangement of the fluorites make this a truly fine and attractive alpine fluorite specimen!


TL13 - Fluorite - SOLD
Denton mine, Goose Creek Mine Group, Harris Creek Sub-District , Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District , Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 8.4 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
 

Superb bicolour fluorite cubes from Rosiclare level at Denton mine! The main cube is perfect and measures 3.8 cm on edge. Blueish purple and yellow make a great and colourful combination. Special growth structures on the edges and faces add character and beauty! Excellent aesthetics and condition!


TR15 - Fluorite - SOLD
East Green Mine, Saline Mines, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 8.2 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
 

Fantastic bi-colour fluorites forming a beautiful cluster! The colour is a very deep and strong yellow, framed by a thin purple layer and a blueish clear zone outside. A small calcite on the side sets a nice contrast. No damage to all crystals in the centre, the outline certainly shows the usual contacts. A very colourful specimen with great visual impact!


A679 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.3 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
 

The crystal is well developed and features a fantastic colour zoning! From top to bottom there are about 10-12 distinct colours visible. At the base it is dark, then you can see various steps of yellow and moss green, at the top it shows a concentration of pink and very attractive texture at the end point. It is very glossy all around and shows good translucency. Repaired once, and professionally restored.