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MA35 - Vanadinite - SOLD
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5.8 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm

Deep red vanadinites on nicely contrasting baryte crystals.

A488 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm

Classic deep green gem tourmaline pencil from Brazil. The pointed termination is very special and free of any damage. The colour is bright and open, and the striations are sharp and well formed!

TS09 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm

WOW! Fantastic multiple-coloured tourmaline crystals from California! The piece features two tourmaline crystals in a cluster with wonderful white albite rosettes. Gorgeous aesthetics!

PE01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm

This is a superb doubly-terminated rubellite crystal from the famous Jonas pocket. The colour still sets a standard in the mineral world, and has not been surpassed for many years. The upper termination is in perfect condition, there is just one small nick close to the lower end, insignificant and not visible from the front side. A gorgeous crystal from the best rubellite pocket ever found.

AN25 - Aragonite - SOLD
Schwaz, Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 10.4 x 8.8 x 6.3 cm

Lovely blue botryoidal aragonite from Tyrol.

BT22 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.8 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm

WOW! This is a huge and very well formed, elongated azurite crystal. As so typical of Tsumeb, it is altered to malachite in some small places. The colour is excellent, and the luster is superb! The stepped growth structures in the top section make it truly special and unique!

TS25 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm

Very fine cluster of aquamarine crystals in parallel growth! Some feldspar crystals attached on the sides and on the base make a nice contrast. The stepped termination faces make this truly a special specimen!

A115 - Titanite - SOLD
Bruchgraben, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.1 x 8.9 x 4.1 cm

Two 2.9 and 2.3 cm tall titanite crystals sitting on a very beautiful typical alpine matrix! A few dozen small Apatites and pseudo-cubic calcites are in association and provide a wonderful contrast. The titanites have razor-sharp edges, there is one small chip on the tip of the main titanite crystal, but it goes fully to the back side and is not noticable from the front viewing angle.

A430 - Calcite with Baryte - SOLD
Jandagh, Isfahan, Iran
Size: 9.9 x 9.3 x 4.1 cm

Beautiful rounded calcite aggregates growing on pink barite blades. A new find from Iran - what a striking contrast!

A178 - Gold - SOLD
Red Ledge Mine, Washington, Washington District, Nevada Co., California, USA
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 0.4 cm

This is a beautiful gold leaf, floating and perfect all aroud. The luster is great and very brilliant, and the shape is also amazing!

A700 - Azurite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm

A group of highly lustrous and razor sharp terminated azurite crystals, the largest ones are raising up vertically in the center of the piece. The color is as good as it could be - an intense royal blue and most crystals are translucent. The contrast to dark red-brown matrix helps to give a great visual impact to the piece. In very fine condition damage-wise.

SZ28 - Gwindel - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm

Slightly smoky coloured gwindel with regular quartz as a sidecar, what a lovely pair! The gwindel and the clear quartz are totally free of damage, just sme small crystals on the base show minor contacts.