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PW65 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.7 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
 

Azurite developed massive large crystals up to 30mm across! They show very interesting modifications, amazing texture and royal blue color. All faces are highly lustrous and the contrast to light grey matrix helps to give a great visual impact to this amazing piece. No significant damages to report. Ex Maucher and ex Anton Berger collection, his label is coming with the piece.


A307 - Willemite and Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
 

Dark, cold green-blueish crystals of willemite in an attractive combination with sparkling tiny cerrusite crystals set in a vug on red-brown matrix. Willemite developed sharp terminated and lustrous crystals. More 3-dimensional and better in person. No significant damages to report.


SN13 - Tennantite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.3 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
 

Lovely floater cluster of tennantite crystals. Small quartz crystals are attached on the back side. Classic Tsumeb!


A658 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 5.7 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm
 

This style of rhodochrosite came out in the early 1980s and is often referred to as "wheatsheaves." The colour can truly be called "cherry red." Here is a relatively large well formed specimen of gemmy, transparent to translucent crystals on manganese rock matrix. The dark nearly black matrix gives a lot of contrast to the piece. The luster of rhodochrosite is so brilliant in person, it is hard to convey in photos....but it is like glass, in real life. Great condition and impact!


PM128 - Silver - SOLD
Himmelsf├╝rst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.7 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm
 

Thick and sturdy silver curls on nicely contrasting calcite and siderite matrix. An old label indicates the piece was sold by Prof. Dr. Siegmund in 1959. For sure not a fake!


A106 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Catuji, Mucuri valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a perfect floater crystal of etched aquamarine. It has an intense blue colour and very fine gemmy sections.


A332 - Amethyst - SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 8.6 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
 

This is a superb floater cluster of Mexican amethyst. The piece is very 3-dimensional in person, and free of damage. Small epidotes are present in some places. The specimen displays very well from all sides.


HD11 - Heliodor - SOLD
Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
Size: 6.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
 

Superb heliodor from a small limited find in 2015. The colour is exceptional, it is indeed a very vivid yellow in person. The jagged red cap is the distinctive feature of this pocket and gives these pieces unique and special touch.


TI23 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.4 x 1.8 x 1.1 cm
 

Parallel inter-grown crystals with pyramidal end-points give this "V"-formed shape to the specimen. The crystals are very translucent, they show blue green color with tones of nearly yellow along the end-points. Complete and lustrous all around, only bottom was extracted from the rock. This very unique habit makes the specimen stand out the crowd!


H3 - Schorl - SOLD
Farm Ameib, Karibib Distr., Erongo, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
 

A lustrous, thick and sturdy schorl resting on smoky quartz matrix.


IN01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Chia Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 4.8 cm
 

This is a wonderful non-repaired tourmaline crystal perched on epidolite and feldspar matrix. The bicolour crystal has a flat termination on top and measures 6.9 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm. Great aesthetics and superb condition!


GO07 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3 x 2.2 x 0.8 cm
 

A large and sparkling sample of Romanian gold! Backside doesn┬┤t look less attractive, no matrix is involved - 3cm pure Gold in best color and quality.