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Pre-Tucson 2017


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SN15 - Amethyst - SOLD
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
 

A sharp single amethyst crystal of deepest purple colour and beautiful phantom-like zoning.


HR07 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
 

Fantastic rubellite thumbnail from Madagascar! No damage, no repair.


AU07 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 7 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a killer aquamarine crystal from an African source! The colour is shockingly strong, especially in the sunlight. The termination bevels are exceptionally fine, and the surface structures are special and unique. What a gorgeous gemstone crystal in perfect condition!


A508 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Morro Redondo Mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
 

Rubellite with blueish green cap from old classic finds at Morro Redondo mine. No damage.


HR03 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
 

This is a killer miniature spray of rubellites from Madagascar! From a very small pocket found in 2006. This is one of the top 5 pieces in the find!


HD12 - Heliodor - SOLD
Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
Size: 7.4 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
 

Superb red cap heliodor from the new find. The terminations of this particular pocket feature a very distinct style which is truly amazing and unique. Red hematite inclusions add a pleasing contrast. This is one of the top 5 pieces from the pocket, it shows great condition and shape!


A98 - Pyromorphite - SOLD
Bunker Hill Mine, Kellogg, Idaho, USA
Size: 2.2 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm
 

Gorgeous thumbnail featuring three ball-shaped aggregates of deeply orange arsenian pyromorphite on matrix. Pristine all around and great aesthetics!


RS40 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.6 x 5.1 x 2.9 cm
 

This is a classic Santa Rosa tourmaline featuring the distinctive green and blue hues. It is a superb composite cluster of several crystals in parallal growth. The top terminations are nicely stepped and all in pristine condition, the bottom termination is naturally etched and also fully crystalized. Great colours and shape!


IN03 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 18.5 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
 

WOW! What a gorgeous multiple-coloured tourmaline crystal! The picture was just made with natural daylight from the back side, no artificial light used, and the colours are indeed that strong and intense. There is one repair right above the pink zone, but this was professionally done and is barely visibly. The termination is perfect and shows a pleasing yellow colour. The sidecar crystals are all terminated. The size of the crystal is indeed shocking, it is a true masterpiece for an advanced collector of gem species!


FX18 - Amethyst - SOLD
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 5.4 x 4.7 x 3.9 cm
 

Clear and deep purple amethysts on dolomite and quartz matrix. Great aesthetics, no damage.


A445 - Quartz - SOLD
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 8.7 x 7.3 x 4.6 cm
 

Superb clear quartz of Tessin style on pericline crystals. Great aesthetics, no damage!


A315 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 6.8 x 5 x 3.2 cm
 

This is a superb crocoite cluster from the red River pocket zone. Deep red colour and superb luster decorate this highly aesthetic specimen. It can be shipped mounted in an acrylic box.