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Pre-Tucson 2017


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A481 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 12 x 5.2 x 4.9 cm
 

Large bicolout tourmaline in perfect condition. A small microlite is attached near the base.


XY109 - Quartz - SOLD
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5 x 4 x 2.5 cm
 

Perfect cluster of 3 Japan-law twinned quartz crystals.


XY105 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 13 x 10 x 7 cm
 

Large yellow fluorite cubes in a well formed cluster.


HR16 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
 

Perfect red rubellite from a new find. No damage. Small quartz crystals set a pleasing contrast.


HR11 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.2 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
 

Great pair of deep red rubellites, from the new pocket found at Sahatana valley.


HR15 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
 

Superb pair of deep red rubellites from the recent find. Small quartz crystals set a pleasing contrast. No damage.


A586 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 15 x 11 x 7.5 cm
 

Large cabinet sized tourmaline from an old find at Paprok mine. The crystals have a hot pink colour and super glossy faces! All the terminations are pristine and free of chipping. Purple lepidolte around the base adds character to this superb piece and completes the great visual impact!


TK20 - Herderite - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.5 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
 

Superb green herderite crystal perched on feldspar matrix! No damage.


A409 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm
 
 
 

Quartz and sphalerite matrix very richely covered by crystalized gold flakes. What a superb piece!


A557 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
 

Gorgeous yellow brucite aggregate on matrix. No damage.


SO02 - Sphalerite - SOLD
Las Manforas Mine (Aliva Mine), Camaleno, Cantabria, Spain
Size: 5.9 x 3 x 2.8 cm
 

What a great European sphalerite! A deep orange-red crystal is perched on a doubly terminated white scalenohedral calcite. Top aesthetics, and no damage. Ex Eric Asselborn collection.


PE24 - Amethyst - SOLD
Guerrero, Mexico
Size: 11 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Superb Amethyst from an old find at Amatitlan. The colour is indeed striking in person, and the clarity is also fantastic. No damage.