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A409 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm

Quartz and sphalerite matrix very richely covered by crystalized gold flakes. What a superb piece!

A557 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm

Gorgeous yellow brucite aggregate on matrix. No damage.

SO02 - Sphalerite - SOLD
Las Manforas Mine (Aliva Mine), Camaleno, Cantabria, Spain
Size: 5.9 x 3 x 2.8 cm

What a great European sphalerite! A deep orange-red crystal is perched on a doubly terminated white scalenohedral calcite. Top aesthetics, and no damage. Ex Eric Asselborn collection.

PE24 - Amethyst - SOLD
Guerrero, Mexico
Size: 11 x 4.5 x 4 cm

Superb Amethyst from an old find at Amatitlan. The colour is indeed striking in person, and the clarity is also fantastic. No damage.

TO01 - Tremolite - SOLD
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: 6.5 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm

This is a huge gemmy tremolite crystal, sharp and well formed. Great condition and colour!

HR12 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3 x 1.1 x 1 cm

Deep red rubellite cluster with small quartz crystals as sidecars. Excellent sample from the recent finds. No damage.

A559 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 7.8 x 6.6 x 1.3 cm

WOW! Sharp and glossy gold crystals on quartz matrix. This is indeed a very aesthetic specimen from the old classic finds.

CI07 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 10.2 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm

Superb bicolour tourmaline with purple lepidolite. Perfect condition all around.

A555 - Brucite - SOLD
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 6 x 2.5 cm

Superb cluster of deep yellow brucites! Small aragonite balls sets a pleasing contrast. One of the very best samples I have seen from this locality.

GI10 - Demantoid - SOLD
Belqeys Mountain, Takab, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Size: 8 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Sharp and lustrous green garnets isolated on a nicely contrasting matrix. The crystals measure up to 20 mm across. No damage.

CI04 - Amethyst - SOLD
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm

Very special bicolour phantom quartz! A natural and well crystalized hole in the top section reveals an inside crystal tip, as seen on the lower right picture. I have never seen anything like this before!

HR17 - Rubellite - SOLD
Antsira, Sahatany Valley, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm

Perfect rubellite from a very small limited find. No damage.