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A712 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm

Beautiful rubellites freestanding on purple lepidolite, albite and white mica matrix. The crystals are sharp and show an especially deep red hue at their terminations. No damage, no restoration, no repair, the condition of this piece is pristine, that is quite rare on tourmaline specimens in today's market.

LT18 - Calcite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 15.3 x 10.9 x 10.2 cm

The specimen shows a very 3-dimensional composition. This well formed group of scalenohedral calcite crystals was covered by tiny crystals of snowy white dolomite. The whole assemble is now hollow inside - a so called perimorphose. The piece is developed as a floater and could be displayed 360°, no significant damages to report.

GL17 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm

Beautiful spinel twinned gold crystal aggregate!

PM114 - Halite with Selenite - SOLD
Inowrocław, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Size: 6.8 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm

Superb halite cubes perched on red selenite crystals. No damage. Note: this specimen should be delivered to a mineral show, i do not want to take the risk of shipping.

WI40 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 5.7 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm

Lustrous and deep orange wulfenite crystals to 3 cm across perched on matrix. What a great sample from the new finds! The main crystals are pristine and free of damage.

GL49 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm

"The Christmas Tree" - an exceptionally well formed crystal cluster, very well balanced and superbly crystalized on all sides. A killer thumbnail of true competition quality!

KW06 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.6 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm

The dioptase crystals are up to 8mm across. They are all sharp terminated, gemmy and highly lustrous - they represent the very best quality for the mineral! All crystals are scattered all over the specimen, some isolated or in small groups. The contrast to snowy white, glossy calcite crystals is really very eye-catching! No significant damages to report.

NB04 - Selenite - SOLD
Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 12.7 x 8.4 x 6.2 cm

A sharp and glass clear selenite crystal perched on mother rock. The crystal is quite large and measures 12.6 x 3.4 x 1.0 cm. The piece is a full floater and complete all around.

IC16 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 16 x 9.8 x 4 cm

Superb bi-colour specimen from recent finds!

WI09 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 14.3 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm

A wonderful cabinet size wulfenite specimen from Iran. The matirx, basically consisting of calcite, is fully covered by freestanding wulfenite crystals up to 27 mm on edge. The colour is a bright orange, very intense and a bit more on the yellow side than most of the well-known Mexican wulfenite specimens. A black line of plattnerite is present on almost every crystal. No significant damage to report.

RV05 - Vivianite - SOLD
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm

A great sample of vivianite from the 2019 finds at Rosia Poieni mine. The find was a huge surprise, they represent the best crystals of the species worldwide now. This piece is an excellent miniature specimen of this significant discovery. No damage.

A475 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 9.6 x 7.2 x 3.7 cm

Razor sharp, reddish brown titanites resting on schist matrix! The big crystals show even some clarity and are fully free of chipping. Excellent sample from a new pocket, found in 2015.