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AF14 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm
 

This tourmaline crystal shows a very pleasing lavender/purple zone in between 2 green layers. Great striations on the front side, the termination is also very well formed.


A553 - Calcite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 18.5 x 15 x 12.5 cm
 
 
 

A deep amber coloured calcite crystal sitting on a floater shard made of sphalerite crystals. The colour is as good as it gets at Elmwood mine, and the crystal formation is great as well. The dark sphalerite sets a pleasing contrast. No significant damage to report.


TT85 - Malachite - SOLD
Kaokoland, Namibia
Size: 7.3 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm
 

Nice spray of primary malachite on quartz matrix.


CA21 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 7.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm
 

Large and richely coloured single crocoite crystal. The crystal is quite thick and hollow, the termination is jagged and free of damage.


TI12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 5.2 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
 

Perfect rubellite crystal perched on lepidolite and cleavelandite! Fine matrix specimens from Malkhan have always been rare, this is an excellent miniature of highest aesthetic standards! The edges on the termination are razor sharp and in pristine condition. Zero damage!


PM31 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Djemaa, Nigeria
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm
 

Superb gem aquamarine from an African source, featuring an amazing phantom! The termination shows 6-sided bevels and is in pristine and undamaged condition.


SU12 - Gold - SOLD
Mt Kare Mine, Mt Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Size: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm
 

Beautiful gold leaves from a rare and now defunct locality.


ZT04 - Zultanite - SOLD
Mugla, Milas Province, Turkey
Size: 7.9 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
 

Zultanite is the colour-changing gem variety of the species diaspore. This is a surprisingly large and well formed, doubly-terminated crystal from recent production at Mugla, Turkey. The majority of the crystal is loop clean and great rough material for cutting.


CV17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 8.2 x 7 x 5.8 cm
 

Wow, what a colour! Two deep emerald green clear fluorites perched on top of a thick schorl crystal. White beryls (goshenite) up to 10 mm are attached on the side, yellow mica blades set a pleasing contrast. Gorgeous colour, striking composition! The piece is a true 360° rock and displays very well from all sides. No damages to report.


FT02 - Fluorite - SOLD
Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9.6 x 7.9 x 8 cm
 

WOW! What a large rosafluorit cluster from renowned Göschener valley. Two large pyramids are attached to each other and make a wonderful composition. The bottom side is covered by chlorite, minor granite is present in places. Great condition and impact!


FX23 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 12.6 x 10 x 8.3 cm
 

A gerat Spanish Classic! Dark purple fluorite crystals with modification of rhomb along the edges and lustrous faces perched on large white calcite crystals. A very aesthetic assemble with two exposed main crystals and wonderful contrast. No significant damages to report.


TK14 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.2 x 4.3 x 4.4 cm
 

Two sharp terminated, lustrous fluorite crystals in bright yellow color with light blue zoning along he edges formed the base for numerous well shaped, glossy calcite crystals. Very nice contrast and a really eye-catching combination!