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A217 - Apatite - SOLD
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm
 

This specimen features truly great aesthetics! Half a dozen sharp apatite crystals are perched on a white albite matrix. The crystals show slightly bevelled edges and deep green colour, very typical of this famous find. Great condition and visual impact!


PM132 - Stephanite - SOLD
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
 

Sharp and well formed elongated stephanite crystals in a very 3-dimensional group. No damage. Ex Anton Berger collection.


RD78 - Calcite - SOLD
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
 

Wonderful miniature of classic Egremont calcite. The three main crystals are very clear and standing upright. Great condition and aesthetics!


AR269 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Saurüssel, Mörchnerkar, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
 
 
 

This amethyst sceptre features truly amazing fensters! No damage.


A308 - Wurtzite - SOLD
Gyöngyösoroszi, Mátra Mts, Heves Co., Hungary
Size: 4.8 x 4.3 x 3 cm
 

Sharp and well formed wurtzite crystals forming an excellent miniature specimen. Small chalcopyrites are attached on the side. No damage.


A600 - Prase Quartz with Magnetite ps. Hematite - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 15.2 x 10.9 x 10.4 cm
 

This is a mayor piece for the locality! Field collecting is prohibited on Serifos, so all we have is a limited number of specimen from old discoveries and aesthetic specimen in this dimension are exceptional. The dark green prase crystals show excellent contrast to light matrix. Tiny glossy spheres of magnetite ps. hematite roses are scattered all over the specimen. The main group of prase is set in the center and raising up vertically. Surprisingly there are no significant damages to report. Very showy in various positions!


PW01 - Topaz - SOLD
Francisco Mine, Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
 

Transparent topaz from a classic Brazilian find! This crystal shows nicely bevelled termination faces and exceptionally fine etching patterns on the sides, resembling the forms of Ukrainian heliodors. Great condition and shape!


PM103 - Chalcosite - SOLD
Dognaczka, Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District, Banat, Caraş-Severin Co., Romania
Size: 10 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

This is indeed a fantastic chalcocite specimen from a classic European locality. Two aggregates of twinned chalcocite crystals are resting on a well contrasting matrix of white, sparkling calcite crystals. The specimen has great aesthetics as well as great provenance! It comes from the famous collection of Dr. Siegmund, Vienna, and his label is still coming with the specimen. A very significant specimen in many respects!


AR85 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 11.3 x 6.8 x 6.6 cm
 
 
 

Wow! Six sceptre amethysts on a cabinet sized matrix plate. The right sceptre is 2 inches tall and gives a clear focus to the piece. Great condition and visual impact!


WI41 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 6.2 x 5.6 x 4.5 cm
 

This is a lovely miniature, featuring deep orange colour and great composition. The calcite matrix provides a nice contrast.


PM69 - Rose Quartz - SOLD
Aracuai, Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.2 x 5.6 x 2.1 cm
 

This is a huge 46 mm rose quartz crystal with beautiful doubly-terminated sidecars climbing up on the right side. Great condition and shape!


FT06 - Cuprite - SOLD
Emke Mine, Helen Farm 235, Onganja mining area, Seeis, Windhoek Rural , Khomas Region, Namibia
Size: 4.6 x 4.4 x 3 cm
 

Short locality information: The Emke mine (also known as Onganja mine) is situated on the Voitskopf vein which is continuous with the Maygift vein straddling the border between farms Helen 235 & Klein Onganja 148. Other veins in the immediate vicinity are Omahanga, Kronriff, Feldspatriff, Stanley, Kriegsfeldgang & several alphabetical veins A, B, E, F, G, H, L, N, all the veins are grouped as the Onganja mining area. Mineral specimens of cuprite & native copper came mostly from the Voitskopf-Maygift vein system. When these superb, large cuprite crystals came out in the 1970's, they were instant classics. The mine is already closed, so this material became more and more rare. Many of the specimens from that find had their malachite coatings removed. This particular specimen is still in original state. The exposed main crystal is about 26mm across, sharp terminated and shows great contrast to matrix.