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A300 - Cuprite - SOLD
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 3.6 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
 

Sharp and well formed floater crystal group of highly lustrous cuprite crystals! The piece is very 3-dimensional and well formed from all sides! It is not just a single crystal, several nice crystals are attached on the other side.


DS15 - Quartz - SOLD
Leisalp, Valsertal, Kanton Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 5.9 x 4 x 2.7 cm
 

Green schist quartzis considered to be among the very finest from the alps. This is an excellent sample from the Leisalp, Valser valley in Switzerland. Two upright crystals forming a "V" are surrounded by smaller ones at the base. As so typical of this find, green chlorite inclusions at the base add a pleasing colour contrast. Great aesthetics and condition!


A269 - Sceptre Quartz - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
 
 
 

Very interesting sceptre quartz specimen from Rauris valley. Great condition and very showy on all sides! Minor pericline is attached at the base.


VG16 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
 

WOW! This is a killer miniature featuring about one dozen crystals in a very fine cluster. The colour is superb, it is in fact a deep red and the clarity is amazing also! Great composiion and visual impact!


VG11 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 7.2 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm
 

Deep blue benitoite crystals to 20 mm across perched on matrix! The crystal group is well balanced with a main crystal on the left side and a dozen smaller ones scattered around.


PW52 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
 
 
 

A 2 cm ball shaped shpere perched on gossan matrix. A few single and isolated crystals form a nice contrast to the main crystal aggregate.


A218 - Silver - SOLD
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 5 x 2.4 x 1.4 cm
 
 
 

Thick and sturdy silver wire featuring a wonderful twist! What a gorgeous miniature from this classic German locality!


ED02 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 9 x 5 x 3.6 cm
 

WOW! What an alpine killer specimen! A lovely nest of mica crystals is host to a wonderful 7 by 4.6 cm ironrose! This specimen is easily one of the 10 best hematites i have ever seen from the Austrian alps. It has a remarkable size, wonderful rose structures, nicely bevelled faces, great iridescence and outstanding aesthetics! Just jaw-dropping!


AR346 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 11.5 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
 

This is a fantastic doubly-terminated elbaite crystal featuring 5 distinct colour zones and very nice albite and lepidolite crystals in assciation. The specimen is a full floater and is in pristine condition all around. Ex Reinhard Dallinger coll.


PW67 - Grossular - SOLD
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Canada
Size: 5 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
 

Very lustrous garnets to 14 mm in diameter on matrix! The main crystal is well isolated and free of any damage. The piece comes with an old label, indicating that it was sold to the collector by Gebr. Henn in 1977. Very showy specimen from this defunct locality.


GG07 - Selenite - SOLD
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 7.4 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Clear orange selenite twins on first generation selenite matrix. Amazing quality!


CL11 - Hematite - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 5.2 x 2.6 cm
 

A bunch of hematite blades perched atop quartz and schist matrix! The biggest crystal is 3.2 cm wide. Small rutile crystals, which are so typical of the locale, are present in some places. the crystals on the front side are all in perfect condition, just one crystal in the back shows damage, but this is insignificant as it is not visible from the front side. Fantastic aesthetics and composition!