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XY92 - Fluorite - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix , Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm

Stunning red fluorite crystals perched on top of a smoky quartz. Super sharp and glossy faces!

XY96 - Quartz - SOLD
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5 x 3 cm

Superb clear quartz, pristine and free of chipping!

A567 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.5 x 7.7 x 6.5 cm

Amazing smoky quartz from Tiefenglacier region, combining excellent clarity, superb shape and great luster in a floater specimen!

XY95 - Demantoid - SOLD
Val Malenco, Lombardia, Italy
Size: 10 x 7 x 5 cm

Super sharp demantoide garnets scattered on schist matrix. No damage.

LA01 - Azurite - SOLD
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 10.9 x 10.1 x 7.1 cm

This is an amazing cabinet sized azurite floater specimen from a classic French locality. The crystals are sharp and well formed all the way around. A part of the crystals is altered to malachite, which sets a nice colour contrast. Ex Lawrence H. Conklin collection, his label is coming with the piece.

TL05 - Cadmian Smithsonite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 10.8 x 7.9 x 7.6 cm

Cadmian smithsonite at its best! Several crystals over one inch form a superb and very 3-dimensional crystal cluster. The largest individual crystal measures 28 mm across. What a fantastic addition to any Tsumeb collection!

PM17 - Galena and Sphalerite - SOLD
Joplin Field, Tri-State District, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
Size: 8.8 x 7.2 x 4.5 cm

Cubic galena crystals with second generation overgrowth, resting on a limestone matrix covered by hundreds of small sparkling sphalerite crystals. The second generation octahedrons create beautiful patterns on the surfaces. The piece is in great condition and comes from an old collection. A label coming with the piece indicates it was sold in 1936. The piece is a full floater, and the bottom side shows nice dolomite crystals.

ZW14 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Christiana Mine, Lavrion District (Laurion), Attikí Prefecture, Greece
Size: 9.1 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm

Great aggregate of ballshaped crystals on brown limonite matrix. Very finy colour and shape!

DV06 - Azurite - SOLD
Shilu Mine, Mashui, Guangdong Prov., China
Size: 9.2 x 7 x 3.4 cm

Great azurite rosettes to 36 mm diameter forming a very aesthetic and well-balanced cluster aggregate. Minor Malachite attached on the lower front side provides a very nice colour contrast. One of the very best azurites i have ever seen from China! Great condition and visual impact!

LM14 - Wavellite - SOLD
Lichtenberg, Ronneburg, Thüringen, Germany
Size: 5.6 x 3.9 x 3.6 cm

Excellent bicolur wavellite from Germany! The balls measure up to 21 mm in diameter. Some of the balls are cleaved on the outline, but this reveals the beautiful yellow colour and adds even more interest and beauty. A superb sample from this classic European locale!

MA67 - Proustite - SOLD
Imiter Mine, Djebel Saghro, Quarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 8.5 x 6.2 x 3.1 cm

Hundreds of sharp, red and elongated proustite crystals almost fully covering a small cabinet sized matrix. The proustites have been well protected from the daylight and glow incredibly red when backlit! This is one of the very best proustite specimens we have seen from Morocco so far. A wonderful "360" rock, as it is very showy from all sides!

WI34 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 11.2 x 10.8 x 5.2 cm

This specimen comes from a different pocket than the others shown in this update. The colour is much more on the brownish side here, it is not the deep and lustrous orange, but still a lovely brownish yellow hue. However, the arrangemant and contrast of the crystals on the white calcite covered matrix is truly dramatic. the coverage is very rich, and the majority of the crystals is in perfect condition. Plattnerite and vanadinite are associate species in some places.