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A507 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 3.6 x 1.9 cm

Superb cluster of highly lustrous hematites on schist matrix! This piece is a true killer miniature, it is perfect all the way around.

TC11 - Japan law twin - SOLD
Inasana, Itremo massif, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.8 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm

A freestanding water-clear twinned crystal (var. Japan-law twin) attractively perched on tiny quartz crystals. This twin is sharp terminated and very glossy, the assemble is very aesthetic! No significant damages to report.

A635 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Saurüssel, Mörchnerkar, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 8.9 x 3.8 x 5.8 cm

A 33 mm sceptre amethyst standing upright on matrix, not repaired! The bright matrix indicates at first sight that it comes from the famous Saurüssel mining area. The sceptre head shows lovely fensters, also so typical of this locality. Minor sagenite rutile is present in a 15 mm cluster. No damage.

PW75 - Linarite - SOLD
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.6 x 2.8 x 4.8 cm

Intense blue linarite crystals on galena, very typical combination of this locality.

HR08 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.4 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm

Deep red rubellites perched on snow white feldspar matrix! This spcimen is one of very few matrix specimen from a small and limited pocket which was discovered in 2016. The lying crystal on the left side is doubly terminated, no damage at all!

AS39 - Rhodochrosite with Gageite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 17.4 x 6.4 x 6 cm

Rhombohedral hot pink rhodochrosite crystals are forming botryoidal shapes on brown gageite and mangan ore matrix! Only a small and very limited find yielded this unique style and combination. This is an amazing cabinet sized piece of excellent quality and condition!

NQ06 - Quartz - SOLD
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 10.1 x 4.9 x 3.4 cm

Wow - really a fantastic piece! The "matrix" is a twinned, snowy white, well shaped pericline crystal. The lustrous main crystal is raising up vertically. It is razor sharp terminated, luster is as good as it ever could be! The dark green phantoms show a spectacular contrast to pericline. Rarely I saw such an aesthetic specimen, not from Ganesh, neither from any other locality! No significant damages to report.

RB26 - Fluorite - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 4.8 x 2 cm

Lovely pink fluorites scattered on granite matrix. The edges are slightly water worn and a little bit rounded.

A463 - Fluorite - SOLD
Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 11.7 x 11.4 x 3 cm

Black fluorites scattered on a nicely contrasting quartz matrix. One small galena is also present, sitting on a fluorite crystal. The fluorites have sharp edges and great luster. Ex Robert Brandstetter collection No.491

SW499 - Brookite - SOLD
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.7 x 2.8 x 2.3 cm

Beautiful brookites perched on quartz crystals. Great shape and condition. Ex Wilfried Schlosser collection.

SN11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm

WOW! What a fantastic tourmaline crystal group on purple lepidolite! The specimen features a fantastic bicolour "watermelon" style. Both colours are bright, intense and very well balanced. Indeed, the colours and the amazing composition are just mind-blowing! One of the crystals is repaired once, and on one spot there has been a small restoration done. All of these little condition issues are very well acceptable once a specimen has this outstanding beauty and gorgeous visual impact!

A37 - Aegirine - SOLD
Mt. Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 10.5 x 3.4 x 5.1 cm

Elongated aegirine crystals on smoky quartz and parisite. Very beautiful specimen of this rare combination!