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PM17 - Galena and Sphalerite - SOLD
Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
Size: 8.8 x 7.2 x 4.5 cm

Cubic galena crystals with second generation overgrowth, resting on a limestone matrix covered by hundreds of small sparkling sphalerite crystals. The second generation octahedrons create beautiful patterns on the surfaces. The piece is in great condition and comes from an old collection. A label coming with the piece indicates it was sold in 1936. The piece is a full floater, and the bottom side shows nice dolomite crystals.

ZW14 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District (Laurion), Attikí Prefecture, Greece
Size: 9.1 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm

Great aggregate of ballshaped crystals on brown limonite matrix. Very finy colour and shape!

DV06 - Azurite - SOLD
Shilu Mine, Mashui, Guangdong Prov., China
Size: 9.2 x 7 x 3.4 cm

Great azurite rosettes to 36 mm diameter forming a very aesthetic and well-balanced cluster aggregate. Minor Malachite attached on the lower front side provides a very nice colour contrast. One of the very best azurites i have ever seen from China! Great condition and visual impact!

LM14 - Wavellite - SOLD
Lichtenberg, Ronneburg, Thüringen, Germany
Size: 5.6 x 3.9 x 3.6 cm

Excellent bicolur wavellite from Germany! The balls measure up to 21 mm in diameter. Some of the balls are cleaved on the outline, but this reveals the beautiful yellow colour and adds even more interest and beauty. A superb sample from this classic European locale!

MA67 - Proustite - SOLD
Imiter Mine, Djebel Saghro, Quarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 8.5 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm

Hundreds of sharp, red and elongated proustite crystals almost fully covering a small cabinet sized matrix. The proustites have been well protected from the daylight and glow incredibly red when backlit! This is one of the very best proustite specimens we have seen from Morocco so far. A wonderful "360" rock, as it is very showy from all sides!

WI34 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 11.2 x 10.8 x 5.2 cm

This specimen comes from a different pocket than the others shown in this update. The colour is much more on the brownish side here, it is not the deep and lustrous orange, but still a lovely brownish yellow hue. However, the arrangemant and contrast of the crystals on the white calcite covered matrix is truly dramatic. the coverage is very rich, and the majority of the crystals is in perfect condition. Plattnerite and vanadinite are associate species in some places.

GI12 - Demantoid - SOLD
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 7.1 x 3.7 x 3.9 cm

Super lustrous demantoide garnets to 19 mm across scattered on matrix! There is no damage on the main crystals, the piece is in excellent shape and condition all around. The crystals are indeed super glossy on all sides! Definitely one of the very best specimens I have yet seen from this locality!

GI05 - Demantoid - SOLD
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.6 cm

A huge 26 mm demantoid crystal perched on matrix. Sidecars add a nice contrast. The rear side of the crystals is contacted to matrix, not at all damaged! No damage on any sides. One of the biggest crystals i have seen from this locality!

A484 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Konar Province, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Size: 11.6 x 9.4 x 6.7 cm

This is a superb 750 grams tourmaline crystal cluster, featuring pink colour with a slight green cap. The entire specimen is in great condition, there is no damage worth mentioning. Some lepidolites add a pleasing contrast. I do especially like the stacked formation on the front, clearly showing 5 individual tourmaline crystals in almost parallel, but still slightly diverging directions. Great visual impact!

KM16 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 12.3 x 9.2 x 8 cm

Wonderful baryte flowers scattered on nicely contrasting matrix! The barytes show wonderful colour and luster, and all of them are in great condition. The piece is very 3-dimensional and shows very well from several angles. What a lovely cabinet size specimen!

A453 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 4 x 1.5 cm

WOW! Awesome gold leaves on quartz matrix! The gold aggregate measures 3.1 x 2.1 cm in total size. The luster is indeed superb and the triangular growth patterns are sharp and very well visible. Ex Anton Berger private collection. The Berger family has in fact handled a lot of fine gold specimens from Romania, but this one truly stands out due to its luster and excellent shape!

RB17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm

More than one dozen pink fluorites scattered on quartz crystals. Very attractive combination!