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XY120 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 7 x 3.3 cm

Superb colour and special shape! Astounding quality from the recent finds in Balochistan.

XY121 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 4 cm

Gorgeous colour and luster! This is a most brilliant piece from the recent finds. No damage.

XY118 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

Superb rubellite from a classic Brazilian source. Striking X-shape, great colour and luster all around!

WO08 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite - SOLD
Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 22 x 21 x 9 cm

This is a hedgehog of clear, elongated quartz crystals and super glossy, iridescent chalcopyrites that make a great contrast. A partial coverage of small dolomite crystals, especially in the top section, completes the wonderful combination of this large cabinet sized beauty. Great condition and impact!

PN32 - Fluorite - SOLD
Gotthardtunnel, Uri / Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 16.8 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm

What a major classic alpine specimen! This piece comes from the Gotthardtunnel, dug in the 1970s of last century. A composite cluster of large fluorite octahedrons to 5.0 cm across is resting on a floater matrix of chlorite included fluorites. Associated minerals are quartz (on back side) and a fine cluster of green apophyllites perched on top right side. The entire specimen is actually a complete floater and has no points of attachment or contact. the colour of the fluorites is quite unusual and more on the yellowish/orange side than one would expect from a swiss locality. Note how well the back side is crystallized also! Probably the best specimen recovered from this pocket and indeed an alpine masterpiece!

ZF13 - Goethite - SOLD
Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size: 6.6 x 5 x 2.9 cm

Superb botryoidal goethite featuring amazing iridescent colours!

SZ07 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 5.8 x 2.3 cm

Fantastic smoky gwindel from classic swiss locality! Great condition and gorgeous twist! the piece is a full floater, a few small regular quartz crystals are attached on the back side.

GH09 - Fluorite with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 14.7 x 10.5 x 8.5 cm

Striking cabinet sized specimen featuring 2 rosafluorites placed right in the center of clear smoky quartzes. The piece comes from the famous Rufibach pocket found in 1962. Great condition and visual impact!

CI02 - Fluorite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 8.3 x 7.4 x 4.9 cm

Superb fluorite cubes to 3.6 cm on edge perched on a wonderful sphalerite matrix. Note the clear and sharp phantom lines inside! Great condition and aesthetics!

A412 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 4 cm

A thick mass of gold flakes perched on quartz matrix. The gold body is minimum 1 cm thick on all sides and almost completely covers the quartz matrix. Sphalerites set a nice accent on top. The entire piece is firm and sturdy, the gold leaves are well connected by intergrown quartz crystals. One of the very best gold specimens I have ever seen from Cavnic!

A411 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm

Amazing cluster of composite gold leaves from Cavnic! The gold has superb luster and is very well formed all the way around.

ZW04 - Mellite - SOLD
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicske-Zsámbéki Basin, Fejér Co., Hungary
Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm

Sharp and lustrous mellite crystals to 31 mm forming a very fine floater aggregate. Well crystallized on both sides! Ex Walter Knobloch, two old labels are coming with the specimen.