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A421 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 8.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm

Totally gemmy and highly lustrous fluorite twins scattered on a typically brownish matrix. Great quality from the old finds. There are no flaws inside the crystals, they are clear and sharp throughout! Stunning daylight fluorescence, the piece shows an intense and very beautiful emerald green in artificial light.

XY82 - Pyrite with Quartz and Tetraedrite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 5.1 cm

Super brilliant pyrite crystals and sharp tetraedrites perched on quartz crystals! The piece is a floater and very well crystalized all around. Great contrast and shape!

A360 - Amethyst - SOLD
Wurtenkees, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm

A bunch of nice sceptre amethysts on quartz matrix. From one of the best amethyst pockets ever found in Carinthia. This is indeed a great sample from this important find, any only very few have ever come to the market. Great condition and shape!

WI07 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 10.3 x 9.1 x 6.2 cm

Beautiful cluster of deep orange wulfenite crystals in the centre of a well balanced matrix. The crystals show really excellent colour and sharp edges. Great overall condition.

A857 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okoruso, Namibia
Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm

This is a superb miniature featuring two sharp blue-green cubes stacked on a bed of smaller fluorites. The piece is a true 360°-rock and perfect all the way around. Great phantoms are visible along the edges. The colours are very bright and open in daylight, there is actually no backlight needed for best display, just a white background will do it.

RV14 - Quartz - SOLD
No. 5 Mine, Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 14.1 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm

A lovely cross formed by two doubly-terminated quartz crystals. The tapering form of the larger crystal is quite interesting and rare.

AG14 - Andradite on Epidote - SOLD
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 5.2 x 3 x 2.9 cm

The highly lustrous, sharp terminated andradite crystal is 13mm across. It shows great contrast to tiny sparkling epidote crystal in olive-green colour. The assemble couldn´t be more aesthetic.

TG26 - Fluorite - SOLD
Frunthorn, Valsertal, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.8 x 4.3 x 3.1 cm

A perfect, raspberry-red 2.2 cm wide fluorite octahedron perched on the typical schist of Valser valley. The tips of the octahedron show nicely crystalized steps, hoppered growth that is quite typical for many cubic mineral species. Only very few red fluorites have been found in the steep north slope of the Frunthorn mountain. This is a very rare opportunity to get a great one.

PW64 - Azurite with Malachite ps. Azurite and Bayldonite ps. Mimetite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 7.8 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm

Tsumeb is well known for its amazing copper mineral combinations. Bright green bayldonite pseudomorphing mimetite serves as a matrix here, covered by at least 3 more unidentified greens, and sharp, lustrous azurites partially altered to malachite are perched atop. Very 3-dimensional and displayable all the way around. No damage. Ex A.Berger (Wien-Mödling) and Krantz (Bonn) collections, the Berger-label is coming with the piece.

GI17 - Demantoid - SOLD
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm

Sparkling, deep green garnets resting on mother rock. The main cystals are almost free of cracks and other detractions. Excellent sample from that Iranian locality. Great balance and composition.

A803 - Sphene - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.8 x 3.9 x 2.6 cm

Amazing grass green sphene twins on nicely contrasting adularia matrix. A few yellowish calcites complete this beautiful combination. The luster of the titanites is exceedingly glossy on all faces, it could not be better. Great aesthetics and condition.

TI18 - Carrollite - SOLD
Kambove West Mine, Kambove, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Size: 4.5 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm

Sharp and brilliant carrolite crystal on white calcite. Small quartzes and malachite are present as associate species. The luster of the old finds is still unrivaled, and this one is a superb miniature of the very best quality. No damage.