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A447 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 3.7 x 5.2 cm

Super clear quartzes from Cavradi on schist matrix, sharp and pristine!

XY129 - Calcite with Chalcopyrite - SOLD
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm

Snow-white calcite balls perched on chalcopyrite and quartz crystals. Dark brown siderite sets a lovely contrast and complets this amazing combo specimen.

CW28 - Quartz - SOLD
Piz Miezdi, Valsertal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.3 x 11.9 x 5.6 cm

Several dozen quartz crystals on matrix forming a specimen of great aesthetics and quality.

WU10 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Fieschertal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 9.8 x 7.9 x 5.6 cm

Lovely smoky quartz cluster featuring super high luster and clarity. One predominant crystal is accented by smaller ones on the side. A full floater, the bottom is entirely crystalized. No damage.

SB27 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Vorderer Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.5 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm

Very fine crystal cluster from the famous Rufibach pocket on Zinggenstock mountain. Great quality and condition!

SB01 - Quartz with Pyrite - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 10.9 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm

A pair of two "Tessin" style quartzes in perfect shape and condition. Small pyrites attached on the lower front side add a nice contrast.

A173 - Gold - SOLD
Alta Floresta, Juruena-Teles Pires mineral province, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 3 x 2.3 x 1.1 cm

This superb specimen features a large and sharp 10 mm gold crystal on top of a well balanced gold cluster! The specimen is a floater and well formed on all sides. 19 grams of pure gold!

PM70 - Pyrrhotite - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 11.5 x 10 x 8.2 cm

Large and massive group of sharply formed pyrrhotite crystals! The piece is in fact a floater and complete all around. The stacked formation on the front resembles an iron rose and makes this a very beautiful and well balanced piece. The size is full cabinet and truly impressive!

FW16 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Auernig, Mallnitz, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm

Lovely etched quartz, 100% clear, a full floater and perfect all around.

AS02 - Quartz - SOLD
Gerental, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 11.6 x 10.5 x 3.8 cm

WOW! Gorgeous clear quartz crystals forming a highly aesthetic cluster! The shape is a mix of Tessin and Aare styles. Both distinctive habits, striations and the stepped faces are equally fine developed. A small part of metamorphic gneis is attached on the lower left side. This is a real 360° rock, it is very well formed all the way around. No damage.

A451 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Dasoto, Kato Nevrokopi basin, Dráma Prefecture, Macedonia Department, Greece
Size: 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm

Doubly terminated amethyst sceptre on smoky quartz. Excellent miniature! Fine specimens from this locality are very rare and hard to obtain. The crystal tips are in perfect condition.

AG20 - Topaz - SOLD
Katlang, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 7.8 x 1.9 x 1 cm

This is a fantastic large topaz featuring a very elegant elongated shape and superb clarity! The luster is also awesome all around! The size is indeed remarkable, it is just a bit over 3 inches tall! The colour is a loely pastel cognac hue with a slight pink zoning in the center section. One of the very best crystals I have ever seen from this famous locality!