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GL50 - Gold with Quartz and Goethite - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.9 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
 

Fantastic gold specimen featuring goethite and minor quartz as side species. The goethite is crystalized in small botryoidal clusters and sets a lovely contrast.


GL52 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
 

A very well shaped little gold tree, showing beautiful crystals on all the way around.


GL55 - Gold with Calcite and Goethite - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 6.5 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm
 
 
 

This is a very large spinel twinned cold crystal, definitely one of the very best pieces coming from the new find. A 20 mm single gold crystal is perchen on top. Quartz and calcite inclusions are present as side species.


GL56 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.3 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
 

Very sharp and lustrous gold crystals of the spinel twin style. A lovely curled hook shape has formed on top.


KF14 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.4 x 6.5 x 5.2 cm
 

The main crystal measures 15mm on edge, all fluorite crystals are highly lustrous. Their edges are razor sharp and show some modifications. The dark violet crystals are attractively set on light, sparkling tiny quartz crystals. No signficant damages to report.


WU15 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 cm
 

Incredibly fine iron roses forming a composite cluster with snow white adularia crystals! The luster is just amazing here! It is the finest luster I have seen for the species, just bright like a mirror on all sides. The roses are well formed and very 3 dimensional, especially in the top section. They are all pristine and undamaged, except for some insignificant little contacts on the back side. Fantastic small cabinet sized piece for every advanced alpine collector!


GL60 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.6 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm
 
 
 

A lovely curved gold crystal cluster, nicely tapering towards the pointed termination. Sharp and beautiful gold crystals are stacked on all sides.


GL39 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm
 

A lovely curved gold crystal cluster, nicely tapering towards the termination. Beautiful crystals on all sides.


GL11 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm
 

"The G", a beautiful gold of ram's horn style.


CV10 - Sapphire - SOLD
Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Size: 3 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm
 

Sharp and lustrous sapphire crystals are quite rare and hard to obtain for mineral collectors. Most of the highly desired blue gem material is cut right at the locality. This is a great thumbnail featuring stunning luster and sharp edges.


FT12 - Descloizite - SOLD
Berg Aukas, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm
 

This Zn-Pb-V deposit was discovered in 1913 and mined until 1978. It is famous for descloizite – and still the very best pieces of this mineral come from this locality! The particular specimen is one of the best I have ever had. The crystal size is 55mm and absolutely outstanding. And it is not just large – it also represents the very bets quality. The specimen is highly lustrous and sharp terminated. In the center you can see orientated inter grown smaller crystals of second generation in same high quality. The specimen is developed as floater and completely undamaged.


AS22 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 3.7 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
 
 
 

An elongated, elegant and very aesthetic group of sharp, lustrous, gemmy Rhodochrosite in fiery red color. The crystals show excellent clarity, the group looks great in various positions.