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GU11 - Fluorite - SOLD
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm

Wonderful cubes of purple fluorite on white dolomite matrix. The biggest crystal measures 20 mm on edge. All crystals show phantoms and nicely bevelled edges, which are so typical of this locality. Great condition and visual impact.

A538 - Spodumene - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.8 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm

Beautiful elongated spodumene crystal, showing fantastic clarity and a truly intense greenish-yellow colour. Zero damage, all edges are sharp and pristine. The left and right side faces show beautiful striations.

A872 - Scheelite with Goshenite - SOLD
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 5 cm

Deep orange scheelite, accompanied by goshenite and mica - what a lovely combination! The scheelite crystals are quite gemmy, even transparent, especially in the corner sections. The four goshenite crystals show nice bevels on the corners and set a pleasing contrast. This piece is much more 3-dimensional in person, it is very showy from several sides. No damage.

ME13 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West , Zimbabwe
Size: 6.7 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm

A superb zepter from this more uncommon locality. A low number of specimen reached the market during the last few years, but unfortunately most material shows really bad damages. This one is in excellent condition, it shows wonderful luster and and excellent color. At the top you can see dark violet color, in the middle there are more smoky tones. Looks great in each angle, perfect quality all around!

WT24 - Spinel - SOLD
Pyan Pyit, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
Size: 8.7 x 7.7 x 3.8 cm

An amazing octahedral fiercy red spinel rests on white marble. The main crystal measures 13 mm tip to tip and is perfectly placed on its host rock. It is undamaged and gemmy in big sections. No repair, no restoration. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection, he once paid 12500 euro for this piece (but different dealer, not from me ;-)).

GL08 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.8 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm

Superb spinel twinned gold crystal aggregate!

GL41 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 4.7 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm

Superb gold gystals formin an elongated spinel twin aggregate! Sharp and lustrous, great quality indeed.

FX20 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 6.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm

Clear vanadium-rich greenish aquamarine crystal, featuring elongated and elegant shape, and a nicely bevelled termination. No damage.

CV19 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
98-12 Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 3.5 x 1.7 x 1 cm

This is a superb floating rhodochrosite crystal, in perfect shape from all sides. A little quartz attached on the right edge sets a nice contrast. The colour is even stronger in person.

IT08 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm

This crystal shows an outstanding quality - the clarity of glass unified with amazing colors. Intense red-purple zonings along the edges, a lavender but lighter center and even shades of green at the bottom. Please note that we didnĀ“t use any backlight or other light-effects for photography - this is the natural true impression under daylight conditions! It is sharp terminated and the faces show highest possible luster!

CV11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Aricanga Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm

Classic Brazilian watermelon style. A blue-green layer formed around a deep pink rubellite core. No damage.

A806 - Fluorite - SOLD
Xia Yang Mine, Xia Yang City, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
Size: 3.6 x 2.5 x 2 cm

Deep purple, gemmy fluorite cubes featuring nicely bevelled edges. Great condition and shape - what a lovely piece!