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MD1 - Brazilianite - SOLD
Teli­rio Claim, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.5 x 4.2 x 3 cm
 
 
 

This is an exceptionally large, lustrous and nicely terminated single brazilianite crystal. Minor albite matrix and some smaller side crystals are attached on the lower right side. This crystal came to the market with the finds made around 2004-05, and no more specimens of this quality and size have been found ever since. Great colour and visual impact!


GL35 - Gold with Quartz - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 4.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
 
 
 

Sharp and lustrous gold crystals stacked on a spine. A large 13 mm spinel twin crystal is perched atop.


GL58 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
 

Sharp regular gold crystals stacked on a spine made of brilliant spinel twins. Just amazing!


GL40 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3 x 1 x 0.7 cm
 

Large and sharp gold crystals, stacked to a beautiful elongated cluster. Minor calcite is present at a few places.


ME12 - Fluorite - SOLD
Gletschhorn, Göscheneralp, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4.6 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
 

Stunning pink fluorite octahedron with light and intense colour zones and beautiful etching patterns. No damage.


A147 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bockriegel, Tauerntal, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
 

This is a very rare sample of green alpine fluorite featuring several modified crystal faces. The predominant octahedral faces are accented by a slightly purple second generation layer that features rhombohedral and cubic faces. This crystal aggregate is a floater and in perfect condition all around. Very unique style, from a small and limited find.


PM56 - Epidote with Byssolite - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.1 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm
 

A group of sharp epidote crystals with very glossy faces. Light green byssolite in the middle gives a nice contrast. Knappenwand probably produced the finest epidote crystals on earth and this is a really attractive sample from this famous, classic locality. Great display from all sides. No damage, no repair.


A157 - Sphene - SOLD
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm
 

A very eye-catching floater! The upper part of the main crystal is gemmy and very translucent; it shows that most appreciated vibrant green colour. The darker area below gives a lot of contrast to the piece. No significant damages to report, looks great in each position.


GL50 - Gold with Quartz and Goethite - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
 

Fantastic gold specimen featuring goethite and minor quartz as side species. The goethite is crystalized in small botryoidal clusters and sets a lovely contrast.


GL52 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
 

A very well shaped little gold tree, showing beautiful crystals on all the way around.


GL55 - Gold with Calcite and Goethite - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 6.5 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm
 
 
 

This is a very large spinel twinned cold crystal, definitely one of the very best pieces coming from the new find. A 20 mm single gold crystal is perchen on top. Quartz and calcite inclusions are present as side species.


GL56 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.3 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
 

Very sharp and lustrous gold crystals of the spinel twin style. A lovely curled hook shape has formed on top.