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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.


HR20 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.8 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm
 

Gem rubellite crystals in quartz, from a very limited new find! Only half a dozen matrix pieces were found, and this one is an excellent sample. The rubellite crystal in the center is 3.1 cm tall and 1.1 cm wide.


GL43 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.6 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm
 

A marvellous s-shaped gold crystal aggregate featuring sharp and lustrous crystals along a curved spine.


BP03 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 10.4 x 7.5 x 5.4 cm
 

Outstanding cluster of bi-colour brucite, featuring three shards of mother rock on top. The colour is a deep and bright yellow, very hard to find in the mineral world, and the luster is also superb. Great aesthetics and visual impact! No damage.


TC28 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 3.8 cm
 

Gorgeous elongated azurite crystal resting on nicely contrasting green bayldonite matrix. The termination of the azurite crystal is sharp and free of damage. Deeply blue when backlight!


A723 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 6.8 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
 

Clear and elongated etched heliodor crystal in perfect condition. From the recent finds.


A183 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 4.9 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
 

This ia a beautiful floater specimen of etched heliodor. It has stunning colour and clarity and is very showy on all sides. Great condition and shape!


A724 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 4.2 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm
 

This crystal is develoepd as floater and shows the very typical etching patterns. The color is a very pleasing yellow and the claity is excellent. No significant damages to report. A little bit of brown pocket clay is still attached and could easily be washed off, if desired.