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XY122 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 9 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm

Gorgeous luster and perfect deep yellow colour! These newly found brucites set a new level for the species, they are by far the best ever found! This piece is an excellent sample! Very 3-dimensional form, no damage.

XY126 - Demantoid - SOLD
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

Deep green demantoides perched on black graphite crystals. What a lovely toenail sized piece! No damage.

XY119 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 5 cm

WOW! What an amazing tourmaline specimen from Malkhan! Several side crystals enhance the predominant position of a large and fat center crystal. Razor sharp terminations, fantastic colours and superb luster all around, what a dream for every advanced tourmaline collector! Remarkably there is zero damage!

XY125 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 8 x 7 x 6.5 cm

WOW! A sharp and totally pristine 4 cm fluorite cube perfectly perched on matrix! Several phantoms add even more beauty and impact. the piece is in fantastic shape all around, there is no damage present.

XY124 - Fluorite - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix , Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 4.8 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm

An amazingly fine RED fluorite perched on granite matrix. From Pierre a Joseph, Talefre glacier. Sharp and well formed all around, no damage!

MG21 - Wendwilsonite - SOLD
Bou Azer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Morocco
Size: 7 x 4.5 x 3 cm

Large and lustrous wendwilsonite crystals resting on calcite matrix. Very rich coverage and great condition!

XY123 - Sceptre Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 8 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm

A double of scepter heads on prase stems! From an old and rare find, only one small pocket on Serifos island has ever produced that distinctive style. No damage.

XY120 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 7 x 3.3 cm

Superb colour and special shape! Astounding quality from the recent finds in Balochistan.

XY121 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 4 cm

Gorgeous colour and luster! This is a most brilliant piece from the recent finds. No damage.

XY118 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm

Superb rubellite from a classic Brazilian source. Striking X-shape, great colour and luster all around!

WO08 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite - SOLD
Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 22 x 21 x 9 cm

This is a hedgehog of clear, elongated quartz crystals and super glossy, iridescent chalcopyrites that make a great contrast. A partial coverage of small dolomite crystals, especially in the top section, completes the wonderful combination of this large cabinet sized beauty. Great condition and impact!

PN32 - Fluorite - SOLD
Gotthardtunnel, Uri / Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 16.8 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm

What a major classic alpine specimen! This piece comes from the Gotthardtunnel, dug in the 1970s of last century. A composite cluster of large fluorite octahedrons to 5.0 cm across is resting on a floater matrix of chlorite included fluorites. Associated minerals are quartz (on back side) and a fine cluster of green apophyllites perched on top right side. The entire specimen is actually a complete floater and has no points of attachment or contact. the colour of the fluorites is quite unusual and more on the yellowish/orange side than one would expect from a swiss locality. Note how well the back side is crystallized also! Probably the best specimen recovered from this pocket and indeed an alpine masterpiece!