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BT22 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.8 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm

WOW! This is a huge and very well formed, elongated azurite crystal. As so typical of Tsumeb, it is altered to malachite in some small places. The colour is excellent, and the luster is superb! The stepped growth structures in the top section make it truly special and unique!

TS25 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm

Very fine cluster of aquamarine crystals in parallel growth! Some feldspar crystals attached on the sides and on the base make a nice contrast. The stepped termination faces make this truly a special specimen!

A115 - Titanite - SOLD
Bruchgraben, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.1 x 8.9 x 4.1 cm

Two 2.9 and 2.3 cm tall titanite crystals sitting on a very beautiful typical alpine matrix! A few dozen small Apatites and pseudo-cubic calcites are in association and provide a wonderful contrast. The titanites have razor-sharp edges, there is one small chip on the tip of the main titanite crystal, but it goes fully to the back side and is not noticable from the front viewing angle.

A430 - Calcite with Baryte - SOLD
Jandagh, Isfahan, Iran
Size: 9.9 x 9.3 x 4.1 cm

Beautiful rounded calcite aggregates growing on pink barite blades. A new find from Iran - what a striking contrast!

A178 - Gold - SOLD
Red Ledge Mine, Washington, Washington District, Nevada Co., California, USA
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 cm

This is a beautiful gold leaf, floating and perfect all aroud. The luster is great and very brilliant, and the shape is also amazing!

A700 - Azurite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm

A group of highly lustrous and razor sharp terminated azurite crystals, the largest ones are raising up vertically in the center of the piece. The color is as good as it could be - an intense royal blue and most crystals are translucent. The contrast to dark red-brown matrix helps to give a great visual impact to the piece. In very fine condition damage-wise.

SZ28 - Gwindel - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm

Slightly smoky coloured gwindel with regular quartz as a sidecar, what a lovely pair! The gwindel and the clear quartz are totally free of damage, just sme small crystals on the base show minor contacts.

TM04 - Mimetite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm

Sharp hexagonal mimetites up to 14 mm on matrix. A few of the crystals are broken at the base, but the majority is in perfect condition.

PW12 - Silver ps. Dyscrasite - SOLD
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 7.4 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm

Native silver ps. dyscrasite from a classic european locality! The former dyscrasite crystals are fat and sturdy, and up to 3.5 cm long! The carbonate and quartz matrix makes a beautiful colour contrast.

SD04 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 8.1 x 3.8 cm

Superb brown-yellow titanite crystals perched on mother rock! This piece features some of the best and most brilliant crystals I have seen from this new find. The colour is a deep reddish brown hue, some crystals even have a yellow core, the luster is super brilliant, and the edges are razor sharp! Gorgeous quality indeed! No damage.

A304 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm

Striking red cap, pink, clear, green and again a pink core in the bottom section. The colour zones of Brazilian tourmalines are amazing, and this is an excellent sample of an outstanding find! The sidecar crystal gives character to this amazing specimen!

A500 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm

This is a single, blueish green tourmaline crystal, featuring excellent clarity and a bright open colour. No damage on the bevelled termination faces.