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NH04 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm

What a fabulous epidote floater aggregate! Top lustre, colour and clarity combined with great aesthetics. A nice nest of byssolite is present on left side. Great condition and visual impact!

SF13 - Quartz - SOLD
Gerental, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm

Super sharp, super clear, doubly terminated, floater crystal ... just trivial quartz, but so unique and special! The shape is indeed a big surprise. Hard to capture this beauty on a picture, it is indeed much better in person.

DS06 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 4.6 x 4 x 4 cm

Uncommonly thick cluster of hematites resting on white adularia crystals. Great contrast and aesthetics!

A828 - Quartz with Amiant - SOLD
Val Cavrein, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 4.6 cm

This is one of the most bautiful crystals I ever saw from the locality. Amiant bearing clefts were generally rare in the area and no more have been found for many years. This particular specimen shows razor sharp termination and all faces are highly lustrous. The most important feature are these wonderful inclusions in the center of the crystal. The specimen looks really fantastic in each angle! A center piece for every alpine collection!

A113 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Col de Rochefort, Mont Blanc, Aosta, Italy
Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm

This specimen features a freestanding, sharp and pristine closed gwindel on a group of regular smoky quartz crystals. The colour is a yellowish slight smoky tone, typical for this Italian locale. Great aesthetics and condition!

GP03 - Gwindel - SOLD
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 4 cm

A sharp terminated, glossy and well developed gwindel. It is water-clear and looks great on front and back sides. The specimen is rich of amazing details, nearly impossible to capture all of them with the camera. Nearly perfect condition, only 2 tiny little chips. Nothing significant though, just 1-2 mm wide.

A46 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 5.5 x 5.3 cm

A feldspar crystal is host to a clear and freestanding aquamarine. Two smaller aquamarine crystals, white albites and nice mica blades are in association right next to the main aquamarine and accent its predominant position. The upper termination faces show nicely bevelled edges. No damage.

PV26 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm

Bright gold leaves and pyrite crystals on tiny quartz crystals. This is a very fine and typical specimen from this old, classic European locality. Note the flakes of gold that directly grew on the pyrite aggregate, just a funny detail.

A211 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 11.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm

WOW!!! What a superb cabinet sized heliodor crystal! It features fantastic shape combined with super glossy luster, beautiful greenish-yellow colour, amazing clarity, bevelled termination faces, slightly rounded (but still well visible) edges and fantastic non-etched sides altering with wonderful etching patterns! Furthermore, it is doubly terminated and the only large crystal of this particular colour and style ever found! This crystal was found in Pegmatite No.576 in 2003. The weight is 347 grams. Zero damage on any side. What an outstanding and jaw-dropping gem crystal! Price on request.

UT04 - Gold - SOLD
Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm

WOW! More than 8.5 ounces of pure crystalized gold! What a gorgeous cluster of superb bright crystals! Several dozen individual gold crystals forming a big and massive aggregate! The lustre of the crystals is very bright, and the overall impact is in fact amazing. This piece weighs is incredibly good - it has to be seen to be believed! Price on request.

ME06 - Malachite - SOLD
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 4 x 4.9 cm

Beautiful botryoidal malachite forming a lovely aggregate on dolomite matrix. A partial overgrowth of a second layer adds another shade of green.

HM03 - Cerussite - SOLD
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5.4 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm

Beautiful 6-sided cerussite twin on barite matrix. No damage.