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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!

FX26 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 17.1 x 10 x 5.9 cm

Several dozen purple fluorite cubes scattered on a nicely contrasting quartz matrix! No significant damage, the back side is crystalized also.

XY60 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Monte Prosa, Prevat Valley, Central St Gotthard Massif, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm

Super-fine and super-glossy hematite thumbnail from an old find.

A421 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 8.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm

Totally gemmy and highly lustrous fluorite twins scattered on a typically brownish matrix. Great quality from the old finds. There are no flaws inside the crystals, they are clear and sharp throughout! Stunning daylight fluorescence, the piece shows an intense and very beautiful emerald green in artificial light.

XY82 - Pyrite with Quartz and Tetraedrite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm

Super brilliant pyrite crystals and sharp tetraedrites perched on quartz crystals! The piece is a floater and very well crystalized all around. Great contrast and shape!

A360 - Amethyst - SOLD
Wurtenkees, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm

A bunch of nice sceptre amethysts on quartz matrix. From one of the best amethyst pockets ever found in Carinthia. This is indeed a great sample from this important find, any only very few have ever come to the market. Great condition and shape!

WI07 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 10.3 x 9.1 x 6.2 cm

Beautiful cluster of deep orange wulfenite crystals in the centre of a well balanced matrix. The crystals show really excellent colour and sharp edges. Great overall condition.

A857 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okoruso, Namibia
Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm

This is a superb miniature featuring two sharp blue-green cubes stacked on a bed of smaller fluorites. The piece is a true 360°-rock and perfect all the way around. Great phantoms are visible along the edges. The colours are very bright and open in daylight, there is actually no backlight needed for best display, just a white background will do it.