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TI13 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 3.7 x 0.9 x 1 cm

Lovely, eye-candy rubellite crystal from Malkhan. In perfect condition, great colour and clarity.

KD22 - Gwindel - SOLD
Scheuchzerhorn, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 4.8 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm

Clear gwindels are much rarer than brown ones, and this is a stunning sample featuring great shape and clarity combined. Superb luster and great condition on all sides.

AS01 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9.2 x 7.6 x 3.7 cm

This is a truly impressive specimen, already the size is remarkable! The gwindel is flawless, the faces show uncountable razor sharp steps and super bright luster all around. Photos don´t do justice to this marvellous alpine jewel. The bottom side is fully crystalized too, not just rehealed, making this a great floater piece.

PE12 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.9 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm

The crystal shows a very elegant, elongated sharp habit. It is super clear along the edges. The core is a very deep purple, and there are also some intense smokey zones. Nice water-bubble inclusions. A gorgeous piece in best quality, no damage.

SF27 - Fluorite - SOLD
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 10.2 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm

A deep green cluster of octahedral fluorites on milky quartz crystals. Great aesthetics!

TC06 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 1.1 x 1.6 cm

The crystal is sharply terminated and very glossy all around. The pyramidal end-point shows a very uncommon and attractive texture. The lower half shows nice pink color, then you can see a sharp seperation in the middle and intense green color at the upper half. A really cool combination of colors! No damages to report, only bottom was on the rock.

TG10 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm

What an amazing indicolite with strong green hue in the bottom! The termination is undamaged. Great colours and display.

SW402 - Scheelite - SOLD
Karman, Ganache District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4 x 2 x 1.7 cm

Deep orange scheelite on quartz crystals. No damage. Ex Wilfried Schlosser collection.

FV16 - Calcite with Pyrite - SOLD
Baisha Copper Mine, Huangshi Hubei Prov., China
Size: 7.7 x 7.3 x 4.1 cm

A crazy assemble of intergrown, sharp terminated white calcite crystals, partly coated with iridiscent micro crystals of pyrite. Looks great in various positions. The 3-dimensional assemble is better in person.

TI24 - Rubellite - SOLD
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm

The crystal shows the very best quality and color. It has glassy character and this incredible magenta to purple color, that made this locality so famous. The pyramidal end-points and the lepidolite at the base make this crystal stand out the crowd of common single crystals. Perfect luster in union with clarity and color are most rare! No damages to report, no contacts, no repairs - perfect all around!

GL29 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3 x 1.6 x 0.4 cm

Amazing gold specimen featuring spinel twin crystals in wire shape, very beautiful all the way around.

GL03 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.2 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm

Amazing curled gold crystals!