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TC13 - Fluorite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 5.2 x 4 x 3.4 cm

Sharp and deep purple fluorite cube perched on dolomite and barite matrix. Great aesthetics and zero damage!

PM135 - Proustite - SOLD
Jáchymov, Krusné Hory Mts., Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 2.9 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm

This proustite glows deeply red when backlight! Ex Anton Berger, sold in 1957.

A510 - Epidote with Apatite - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm

This is a superb combination miniature featuring both apatite and epidote in equally fine crystals. The presence of both species on one specimen is very rare at this locality, and highly balanced specimens like this are very uncommon and exceedingly hard to obtain. Possibly less than a dozen have been found in 150 years of mining. No damage on front side.

SF16 - Smoky Quartz with Adularia - SOLD
Bitsch, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 5.6 x 4.2 cm

Perfect clear smoky quartz amidst adular towers! Floater, great from all sides, no damage.

A493 - Silver on Copper - SOLD
Evergreen Bluff Mine, Mass City, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm

A 21 mm silver crystal perched on a beautiful pedestal made of silver, copper, quartz and epidote crystals. Fantastic aesthetics, and no damage!

A333 - Amazonite - SOLD
Crystal Peak, Park and Teller Cos., Colorado, USA
Size: 5.3 x 4.5 x 5.3 cm

This is a beautiful group of amazonite crystals featuring one large crystals in the center, and smaller ones on the sides. All crystals are free of damage.

HR19 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.6 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm

Doubly-terminated rubellite crystal peched on feldspar! The main crystal measurens 29 mm in length, another small rubellite sits right on top. No damage. Amazing aesthetics!

A575 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Strem, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.3 x 3 x 1 cm

Superb clear smoky quartz gwindel, thin and elegant. The twist is very strong, and the luster is excellent.

SF08 - Fluorite - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 4.1 x 3.6 x 3.2 cm

Excellent miniature from the famous Rufibach pocket! The piece features a single pink fluorite crystal perched on granite matrix. Lovely!

SA11 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 8.8 x 4.9 x 6.3 cm

Supperb flower spray of blue barite from the recent finds in Nador, sitting on a small piece of gossan matrix. This specimen features the best luster and colour found, and it is in excellent condition all around. It is very 3-domensional and showy on all sides!

XY106 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 1 x 0.9 cm

Superb rubellite from the new finds in Sahatana valley. No damage.

HR18 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm

Gorgeous couple of two perfect rubellite crystals. Little quartz is attached and sets a pleasing contrast.