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ET14 - Creedite - SOLD
Abasolo Mine, Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.7 cm

A wonderful deep orange ball of creedite crystals perched on matrix. Etched green fluorites set a nice contrast on the side.

CW38 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Cavrein, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 14 x 13.9 x 9.5 cm

Wonderful clear quartz crystals on matrix. Typical superior quality from the famous Val Cavrein collecting site. Iron oxide inclusions set a lovely colour contrast. Great condition and visual impact!

IC03 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 16.4 x 7.3 x 6.9 cm

Lovely bi-colour grape agate from recent finds!

FX25 - Fluorite on Quartz with Baryte - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 17.3 x 10.4 x 5.5 cm

Large fluorite crystals up to 48 mm on edges formed this aesthetic specimen. The crystals show light lavender color and waxy luster. The contrast with matrix (covered with tiny Quartz crystals) is fine, minor baryte is also present. No significant damage to report.

ZW51 - Fluorite - SOLD
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.7 x 7.8 x 5.6 cm

Several dozen cubic flurites on carbonate matrix. Typical colour and style for Riedingsee specimens.

PH17 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Schönachtal, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 10.4 x 7.9 x 7.8 cm

Slightly coloured smoky quartz crystals forming a highly attractive cluster. No damage, tiny little anatases are attached on top and back sides.

A802 - Gold - SOLD
Zlatna, Alba, Romania
Size: 4.1 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm

Bright and brilliant gold leaves on nicely contrasting dark mother rock. An old label from unknown collection is coming with the piece.

A684 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.6 x 5 x 1.9 cm

Great alpine classic from this world-famous locality, which produced the finest epidote crystals in the world. This particular sample shows a very aesthetic assemble of intergrown crystal, they are all sharp terminated and highly lustrous. A group of light green byssolithe in the center gives a lot of contrast to the specimen. Since 2009 no fine new material was found at Knappenwand, so this could be a good opportunity to get a really attractive specimen before the last material disappears on the market. Geat condition, no repair.

TI04 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6.5 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm

Two parallel inter-grown crystals in perfect quality: lustrous, sharp terminated and gemmy from bottom to top. They show a sky-blue color and modified end-points. No significant damages to report.

MZ31 - Dravite - SOLD
Nadonjukin, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size: 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm

An excellent crystal from recent finds at Commander mine. Many crystals from this discovery need strong backlight - not so here: the specimen shows very good translucency. The upper half appears in dark green colour, in the lower half shows olive green hues. Hard to capture intensity and nearly neon color with the camera, so please note that it is much better in person.

GF01 - Amethyst - SOLD
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 12.9 x 8.6 x 7.3 cm

A gorgeous assemble with very glossy, sharp terminated and gemmy amethyste crystals. They are all freestanding and the color is very good - much better then common material from the area. A further important indicator is the zepter habit of most amethyste crystals. Looks great in various positions. No significant damages to report. Ex Dr. Dallinger coll.

XY134 - Proustite - SOLD
Mine Bouismass, Bou-Azzer, Province Zagora, Morocco
Size: 4.4 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm

A spray of vivid red proustites perched on calcite matrix. Fantastic colour, and fantastic composition!