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LA06 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Quy Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
Size: 7.8 x 2 x 1.8 cm
 
 
 

An deep blue, very colour-saturated aquamarine from more recent finds in Vietnam. The color is EXTREME, and reminds me only of a very few Jos aquamarines I have seen in the past, quite more robust than aquas from Pakistan or Brazil. This elegant, cityscape cluster of vertical crystals is complete all-around and looks great in each angle. Only a low number was found, even less were clusters like the particular piece. It is pristine and has a fancy, pyramidal termination characteristic of this discovery. No significant damages to report.


PM114 - Halite with Selenite - SOLD
Inowrocław, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Size: 6.8 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
 

Superb halite cubes perched on red selenite crystals. No damage. Note: this specimen should be delivered to a mineral show, i do not want to take the risk of shipping.


WI40 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 5.7 x 5.1 x 3.7 cm
 

Lustrous and deep orange wulfenite crystals to 3 cm across perched on matrix. What a great sample from the new finds! The main crystals are pristine and free of damage.


GL49 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.6 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
 
 
 

"The Christmas Tree" - an exceptionally well formed crystal cluster, very well balanced and superbly crystalized on all sides. A killer thumbnail of true competition quality!


KW06 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.6 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
 

The dioptase crystals are up to 8mm across. They are all sharp terminated, gemmy and highly lustrous - they represent the very best quality for the mineral! All crystals are scattered all over the specimen, some isolated or in small groups. The contrast to snowy white, glossy calcite crystals is really very eye-catching! No significant damages to report.


NB04 - Selenite - SOLD
Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 12.7 x 8.4 x 6.2 cm
 

A sharp and glass clear selenite crystal perched on mother rock. The crystal is quite large and measures 12.6 x 3.4 x 1.0 cm. The piece is a full floater and complete all around.


IC16 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 16 x 9.8 x 4 cm
 

Superb bi-colour specimen from recent finds!


WI09 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 14.3 x 9.9 x 5.8 cm
 

A wonderful cabinet size wulfenite specimen from Iran. The matirx, basically consisting of calcite, is fully covered by freestanding wulfenite crystals up to 27 mm on edge. The colour is a bright orange, very intense and a bit more on the yellow side than most of the well-known Mexican wulfenite specimens. A black line of plattnerite is present on almost every crystal. No significant damage to report.


RV05 - Vivianite - SOLD
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.5 cm
 

A great sample of vivianite from the 2019 finds at Rosia Poieni mine. The find was a huge surprise, they represent the best crystals of the species worldwide now. This piece is an excellent miniature specimen of this significant discovery. No damage.


A475 - Sphene - SOLD
Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 9.6 x 7.2 x 3.7 cm
 

Razor sharp, reddish brown titanites resting on schist matrix! The big crystals show even some clarity and are fully free of chipping. Excellent sample from a new pocket, found in 2015.


ED03 - Sphene with Calcite - SOLD
Bärnkopf, Kaprunertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7 x 6.1 x 5 cm
 

Excellent titanite twins on adularia and chlorite matrix. The colour of this small find in Kapruner valley is exceptionally deep and fine! Both crystals are in pristine condition, the larger one measures 19 mm. Ex Gerd Stefanik collection.


EM24 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
 

Marvellous bi-colour tourmaline from Mawi mines. Both colour zones are clear and exceptioally gemmy. The 3-sided termination is undamaged and free of any chips.