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SW432 - Calcite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 10.8 x 7.6 x 5.2 cm

Very aesthetic specimen featuring quartz, and ball-shaped calcite on top. No damage.

PV20 - Calcite - SOLD
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 5.7 x 5.6 x 3.7 cm

Wonderful boulangerite included calcite rosette. Stepped faces, shiny luster and an overall floater form, great features to make a lovely specimen!

AG07 - Andradite with Epidote - SOLD
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 4.2 x 3.9 x 3 cm

The main crystal is 15mm across. It shows a very dark, nearly black color. All edges are razor sharp, highly lustrous and they show a wonderful texture. The main crystal is completely exposed and the contrast to epidote is excellent. A very aesthetic specimen, which looks great in various positions.

ET11 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 3.6 x 3.3 x 0.8 cm

Sharp and super-glossy gold crystals form this woderful gold floater specimen.

XY117 - Goethite - SOLD
Malá Vieska, Družstevná pri Hornáde, Košice Co., Košice Region, Slovakia
Size: 9.9 x 7 x 4.9 cm

Jet-black goethite from this classic locality in Slovakia. The specimen is well developed all around, the goethite shows mirror-like luster. The piece looks great in various positions and should be high ranked for the rare origin.

RP01 - Manganoan Calcite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 17.7 x 9.3 x 8.9 cm

The specimen can be shown in any angle, rotated left or right or to backside – a killer each time! I photographed it under daylight conditions on dark background, the only light source was the window in 1 meter distance to the left hand side of my photo-table. So the pink color is not the result of strong backlit or photoshop. The whole surface all around consists of tiny little faces, like fish scales. All these faces are razor sharp terminated and there is not one face on satiny luster – all is highly lustrous. That´s impossible to photograph, you wouldn´t need one or two or even ten mirrors to show this luster – you would need a disco ball. So this indicator is so much better in person. Also the assemble is better – on one side it looks like a high keel, in an other angle it looks like a torch and every time it is amazing! The edges are always snowy white and jagged. The color is like quartz rose, if you use moderately backlit it will become intense pink! Micro crystals of chalcopyrite are scattered all over one side and on the smaller side-crystal. Partly these crystals are inter grown underneath the surface. The specimen is well formed all around, you can display it in all angles, only lowest bottom was on the rock. Absolutely undamaged, much better in person. Never saw a better one from Cavnic, would be a great addition to each Romania-collection.

XY122 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 9 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm

Gorgeous luster and perfect deep yellow colour! These newly found brucites set a new level for the species, they are by far the best ever found! This piece is an excellent sample! Very 3-dimensional form, no damage.

XY126 - Demantoid - SOLD
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

Deep green demantoides perched on black graphite crystals. What a lovely toenail sized piece! No damage.

XY119 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 5 cm

WOW! What an amazing tourmaline specimen from Malkhan! Several side crystals enhance the predominant position of a large and fat center crystal. Razor sharp terminations, fantastic colours and superb luster all around, what a dream for every advanced tourmaline collector! Remarkably there is zero damage!

XY125 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 8 x 7 x 6.5 cm

WOW! A sharp and totally pristine 4 cm fluorite cube perfectly perched on matrix! Several phantoms add even more beauty and impact. the piece is in fantastic shape all around, there is no damage present.

XY124 - Fluorite - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix , Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 4.8 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm

An amazingly fine RED fluorite perched on granite matrix. From Pierre a Joseph, Talefre glacier. Sharp and well formed all around, no damage!

MG21 - Wendwilsonite - SOLD
Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm

Large and lustrous wendwilsonite crystals resting on calcite matrix. Very rich coverage and great condition!