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A509 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 9.3 x 6.1 x 5 cm
 

What a striking composition! A doubly terminated aquamarine crystal grew on another dt aquamarine crystal, both in perfect condition and lovely perched on mica matrix. Showy all around. Zero damage!


AR171 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
 

This is a very nice bi-colour tourmaline featuring a sequence of pink, green and again pink colour in the bottom core. No damage and well crystallized on all sides.


AR83 - Garnet - SOLD
Dusso, Shigar valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm
 

Two dozen spessartine crystals of various sizes are scattered on a white feldspar crystal! The garnets are fiercely red, highly lustrous and especially the smaller ones are fully transparent throughout. All crystals are in perfect condition.


A170 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Bright and shiny crocoite crystals on gibbsite and gossan matrix. From the best section of the Lower Red River pocket. The colour and luster are in fact amazing!


A14 - Lazulith - SOLD
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
 

Fine crystals nicely perched on quartz matrix. Good contrast and colour! No damage on front side.


BB09 - Sphene with Hematite - SOLD
Gastacher Wände, Dorfertal, Osttirol, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
 

Lovely grass green sphene crystals with ilmenite included in some naturally grown holes. The main crystal is a nice twin, the side crystal shows no twinning. Percect condition.


A711 - Malachite - SOLD
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
 

Botryoidal malachite aggregates on host rock from a classic Austrian locality. The luster is excellent, and the black inclusions on right side set a lovely contrast. No damage.


A389 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm
 

Two lovely benitoite crystals measuring 22 and 18 mm across on natrolite matrix. Small neptunites provide a beautiful contrast. Both benitoites are pristine and free of damage.


PM15 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
 

Highly lustrous dioptase crystals covering a calcite and duftite matrix. The colour is superb, and the luster is very bright! Minor chipping is present in a few places, but it is small and inferior.


WI26 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 5.9 x 5.9 x 4.7 cm
 

This specimen features the very best colour of the entire find. Deep orange, partially reddish, wulfenite crystals are scattered on a white calcite matrix. Lovely contrast and composition. Minor edge wear is present in places, but it is small and unimportant in context. What a surprise to see this amazing colour coming from new finds from Iran!


FX17 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.6 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm
 
 
 

Sharp and clear, well terminated aquamarine crystals standing upright on white feldspar matrix. Both crystals have excellent colour and no damage.


A670 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jaquetô Mine, Guaratinga, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
 

These two intergrown crystals are well developed 360°, they are very glossy and show excellent clarity. The texture of the faces is really amazing. A fine sample for this famous locality. No damage.