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TM04 - Mimetite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm

Sharp hexagonal mimetites up to 14 mm on matrix. A few of the crystals are broken at the base, but the majority is in perfect condition.

PW12 - Silver ps. Dyscrasite - SOLD
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 7.4 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm

Native silver ps. dyscrasite from a classic european locality! The former dyscrasite crystals are fat and sturdy, and up to 3.5 cm long! The carbonate and quartz matrix makes a beautiful colour contrast.

SD04 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 8.1 x 3.8 cm

Superb brown-yellow titanite crystals perched on mother rock! This piece features some of the best and most brilliant crystals I have seen from this new find. The colour is a deep reddish brown hue, some crystals even have a yellow core, the luster is super brilliant, and the edges are razor sharp! Gorgeous quality indeed! No damage.

A304 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 1.3 x 0.9 cm

Striking red cap, pink, clear, green and again a pink core in the bottom section. The colour zones of Brazilian tourmalines are amazing, and this is an excellent sample of an outstanding find! The sidecar crystal gives character to this amazing specimen!

A500 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.8 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm

This is a single, blueish green tourmaline crystal, featuring excellent clarity and a bright open colour. No damage on the bevelled termination faces.

TK08 - Silver with Calcite - SOLD
Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Size: 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm

What a thick and lustrous silver wire on calcite matrix! Only Kongsberg has ever produced these distinctive and sturdy silver wires, there is no other locality worldwide that can compete with this style and beauty! This is a superb miniature from this renowned classic locality!

WI23 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 8.5 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm

This piece features escpcially fine contrast of deep orange wulfenite crystals on white calcite matrix. there is minor damage present on a few crystals, but the overall appearance is still great! The colour is indeed so bright and intense, it can easily compete with most of the well-known wulfenite localities located in Mexico and Arizona. Fantastic visual impact!

ZW29 - Topaz - SOLD
St Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm

Blue topaz from a classic african locale! This crystal features great colour and clarity in a well formed 3-inch crystal. Note the back side is a natural crack that fully rehealed. Some little chipping is present on the edges, but the piece is still in very fine condition.

A225 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 3.6 x 2 cm

WOW! Highly lustrous gold crystals on quartz matrix. This is an exceptionally well-formed sample from this famous locality. Perfect condition, and very showy all around!

GP04 - Gwindel - SOLD
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm

The gwindel shows a significant rotation and a very elongated, elegant habit. Clarity and luster are better in person. Great shape and condition all around!

PE06 - Hessonite and Diopside - SOLD
Ala Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Size: 3.9 x 2.4 x 2.5 cm

WOW, what an amazing piece! An elongated diopsite is placed upright in a "matrix" nest of sparkling garnets. Excellent miniature!

A509 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 9.3 x 6.1 x 5 cm

What a striking composition! A doubly terminated aquamarine crystal grew on another dt aquamarine crystal, both in perfect condition and lovely perched on mica matrix. Showy all around. Zero damage!