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A363 - Rutile Quartz - SOLD
Diamantina, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.3 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
 

Golden rutile inclusions in clear quartz. Hematite crystals are attached on the lower right side. Great condition and shape.


A296 - Fluorite - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 5.3 x 3 cm
 

A nicely isolated single pink fluorite on granite matrix. Small smokey quartz crystals add a nice contrast. Very typical style of the well-known Rufibach pocket. The crystal has a small cleavage on the back side. Very aestetic and well balanced specimen!


XY112 - Selenite - SOLD
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
 

Clear twinned selenite crystals on a floater ball of first generation crystals. Just lovely! No damage.


XY114 - Titanite on Adularia - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.2 x 4.1 x 3 cm
 

The main crystal is 11mm across, the termination is sharp and faces are glossy. This isolated titanite crystal is set on well shaped, snowy white adularia crystals - the contrast could not be better! Very aesthetic specimen in finest quality. No significant damages to report.


TS14 - Amethyst - SOLD
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Size: 10.5 x 6.8 x 8.8 cm
 

Superb flower of amethyst - a full floater and perfect all around! Minor malachite is present on the bottom side.


PN28 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Grosses Bielenhorn, Tiefenbach, Urseren, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.5 x 8.4 x 5.3 cm
 

Elongated smoky quartz crystals resting on white adularia matrix. The piece is a floater and very showy all around.


SM24 - Atacamite - SOLD
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 12.6 x 9 x 4.6 cm
 

WOW! Sharp and brilliant atacamite crystals on quartz and chrysocolla matrix! The atacamites are grown in wonderful groups and reach up to 19 mm in length. The plate of matrix is richly covered, and the quartz sets a pleasing contrast. Some of the crystals in the lower part are not terminated, but the majority is well formed and in perfect condition. One of the very best atacamite specimens ever found at the Lily mine!


GU07 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 2.7 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
 

Undamaged rubellite crystal from an old find at Cruzeiro mine. It features nicely changing red and deep pink hues.


PV16 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 17.3 x 11 x 12.5 cm
 

Stunning specimen of artichoke quartz from Cavnic! The specimen is very 3-dimensional and in great condition. Very showy from all sides.


KW33 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 7.4 x 6.9 x 5.8 cm
 

A flower of sharp and purple fluorite crystals perched on top of a lovely quartz matrix! The fluorites feature beautiful steps and bevels on multiple sides and measure up to 21mm on edge. They show very good translucency and fine luster. The combination with sturdy milky quartz crystals gives a lot fo contrast to this well formed, aesthetic specimen. No significant damages to report.


TT24 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 3.9 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
 

Large dioptase crystal, 2.6 cm tall and 1.5 cm wide, in a floater cluster group.


AR336 - Olivenite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
 

Olivenite crystals to 10 mm across on a piece of matrix. Cute miniature of this rare species!