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US10 - Glaucocerinite - SOLD
Hilarion Mine, Laurion, Greece
Size: 11.8 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm
 

Beautiful aggregates of botryoidal glaucocerinite covering a brown piece of gossan matrix on all sides. Very intense turquoise colour, the camera eye is somehow unable to catch that colour, it is actually much stronger in person.


VR07 - Vivianite - SOLD
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 15 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a striking cabinet size vivianite cluster! This piece is a really big cluster of several clear vivianite crystals and some parts of breccia matrix attached on the right and back sides. The crystals are big, lustrous and gemmy, and several of them show even a crazy twist. From the best pocket of the mine, found in February 2019. All the later pockets did not reach this size and quality any more. A great floater piece, very showy all the way around!


A856 - Microlite - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.6 x 3.5 x 2 cm
 

This piece features a 12 mm perfect microlite crystal perched on white albite matrix. The size of the crystal is truly remarkable, and the composition is just fantastic. No damage.


AG03 - Epidote with Andradite and Diopside - SOLD
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
 

A wonderful combination of epidote, andradite garnet, diopside and clinochlore. The epidote is predominating on this piece, which is quite unusual for that locality. It has a clear and sharp tabular form, great luster and even some gemminess along the edges. The garnets are extremely lustrous, and set a nice contrast. Great composition. Better in person!


ZW13 - Topaz - SOLD
Aracuai, Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.8 x 8.6 x 5.9 cm
 
 
 

Fantastic etched topaz crystal on lepidolite matrix! The crystal has a slight blue hue and incredibly fine etching patterns on all sides. It has no damage and truly dispays great all the way around! Comes with an old collection label, obtained by the collector in 1976.


ZW49 - Witherite - SOLD
Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, Tyne Valley, Northumberland, England
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 4.3 cm
 

Amazing rounded aggregate of witherite, perfect all the way around. Very 3-dimensional (the piece is in fact like half of a ball).


PW02 - Chrysoberyl - SOLD
Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a group of two twinned chrysoberyl crystals featuring sharp edges combined with great colour and clarity. No damage on the terminations of both crystals. The piece comes from an old colelction, it was probably found in the 1970s.


A499 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
 

Wonderful bicolour tourmaline featuring a clear and bright green on top and a pink section in the bottom. The termination is sharp and well formed.


BD12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 4.4 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
 
 
 

This is a killer miniature tourmaline from California. A very well-shaped orthoclase crystal is host to two bicolour tourmaline crystals. Great condition and aesthetics! The piece displays very well from all sides.


KD20 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 4.9 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm
 

Discovered in 1962, the "Rufibach" pocket on Vorderer Zinggenstock has set a new standard for smoky quartz that has not been surpassed until today. Aside the big amounts of regular quartz crystals some pink fluorites and even rarer, a few gwindels were recovered. This is a stunning sample that combines the superb qualities of the pocket with great twist and elegant shape. A rare chance to get one of these classic alpine jewels!


WM06 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
 

A superb miniature featuring a fat and big wulfenite crystal on smaller crystals and mottramite/limonite matrix. Great aesthetics, this is the best miniature of that particular style I have ever seen. In perfect condition.


IC02 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 16 x 6.8 x 2.2 cm
 

Beautiful lavender specimen from recent finds. Nice amethyst spheres on all sides!