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FX03 - Fluorite with Baryte on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 10.8 x 6.1 x 5 cm

37 mm on edges is a remarkable crystals size - even for Berbes! The isolated, exposed single fluorite crystal shows sharp edges, light lavender color and waxy luster. The contrast with light beige baryte roses at the base and with tiny, glossy quartz crystals gives a very aesthetic visual impact to the piece. No significant damage to report.

VM17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Ruguan Mine, China
Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm

WOW! What an incredible fluorite crystal perched on a bed of drusy quartz crystals! The fluorite features predominating rhombohedral, and smaller cubic faces, resembling the form of a garnet! In addition, there is a green core and several layers of fantastic purple phantoms around it. Just amazing! Great visual impact and no damage.

LE13 - Calcite with Duftite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 15.5 x 13.8 x 13.4 cm

What an amazing calcite stalactite partially covered by duftite! The piece is very 3-dimensional and well crystalized all the way around. The right picture shows the view from top.

CL12 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Caschle, Rueras, Surselva, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 7.4 x 6 x 2.9 cm

Beautiful floater gwindel in perfect condition. The bottom side is well crystalized, too.

HE06 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Grube Stefanie, Bleiberg, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 8.8 x 6.1 x 5.2 cm

Sharp blades of wulfenite filling a small cavity in very rich coverage. The crystals are translucent, partially even transparent and show a nice and deep yellow colour with a slight orange tone. The specimen is in great condition, the main crystals in the cavity are all in perfect condition. An excellent and rare sample from the type locality of wulfenite. Ex Reinhard Dallinger coll. Note: This specimen cannot be shipped due to its fragility, it needs to be hand-carried and delivered to a mineral show.

DV03 - Fluorite - SOLD
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.2 x 6.6 x 5.3 cm

Amazing 3-coloured fluorite from Illinois! The bottom and core is yellow, capped by a purple phantom and a clear blue on top. There is little cleavage and contacting present, but the piece is still in great condition and shape!

BV03 - Quartz - SOLD
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
Size: 10.5 x 8.5 x 7.7 cm

Hematite included orange quartz of highest quality! This specimen is a gorgeous matrix specimen from this limited find. Great aesthetics and visual impact!

AR199 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.1 x 2 x 1.4 cm

Very fine gruop of two multicolour tourmaline crystals in paralel growth. The piece comes from the famous "rocket pocket" and features very typical colours and pristine terminations. One clean repair.

ZF10 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 9.5 x 5.8 x 5.7 cm

What a fantastic spray of sharp and well-formed prase crystals! All crystal tips are pristine and undamaged, just two small sidecar crystals are missing on the bottom rear side. Superb colour and aesthetics!

AS54 - Amethyst - SOLD
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm

Superb doubly-terminated sceptre amethyst with sidecars. The first generation is an amethyst of deep purple colour, the second generation shows a lovely smoky hue. No siginficant damage.

HS10 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 5.9 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm

A cluster with a cross-formed modified main crystal. This crystal is nearly colorless, but it shows an intense violet irregular phantom in the center. This material was discovered in limited quantity around 2010. Okorusu fluorites are too darned common - but this material is NOT common at all. No significant damages to report, backside was on the rock.

DF01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.7 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm

This is a group of two super clear and super-glossy tourmaline crystals in almost parallel growth. The colour is incredibly open and bright, much brighter than any of the famous "Rocket Pocket" pieces from Pederneira mine. Both termnations show mulitple bevels, and they are both in pristine condition. Just one small sidecar crystal on the rear side is not terminated. Superb quality and very showy from all sides!