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PV19 - Galena ps. Pyromorphite - SOLD
Kautenbach, Hunsr├╝ck, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size: 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
 

Great miniature from this old and defunct locale! Sharp barral-shaped crystals form a lovely crystal cluster. Great aesthetics and condition.


AR278 - Phantom Quartz - SOLD
Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 6.1 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
 
 
 

Wonderful sandy inclusions inside a totally clear quartz crystal. The bottom is fully recrystallized. The phantom is clear and very well visible, better than the pictures can convey!


A461 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 11 x 6 x 7.6 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a classic English masterpiece! Found in the famous "Jewel Box Pocket" in Summer 2008, this piece is easily one of the very best specimens from the recent mining period at the Rogerly mine! The luster and clarity of this particular pocket is shockingly fine and still unrivaled. Three large and sharp twins rest amidst smaller fluorite and galena crystals on a cabinet sized matrix. Published in Lapis magazine several times (January 2010 issue), and in the book "Mineralienbilder" by Hilde K├Ânighofer, page 145. The clarity is fantastic and the fluorescence in daylight is just jaw-dropping! A masterpiece by all standards! Ex Robert Brandstetter collection.


SA03 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 12.3 x 9.8 x 8.4 cm
 

Amazing blue barite flower on calcite and limonite matrix! The crystal cluster is in superb condition and well crystalized all around!


A591 - Gold - SOLD
Mt Kare Mine, Mt Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Size: 3 x 2.2 x 1.8 cm
 

Nicely crystalized, very 3-dimensional gold leaves from an old and defunct locality in Papua New Guinea. A total floater and complete all around.


LI02 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 14 x 8.9 x 8.7 cm
 

This is a gorgeous sample of multicolour liddicoatite from the recent production at Estatoby mine. The colours range from a deep red on top to green and cognac brown in the middle and lower sections. The termination faces are nicely bevelled on all sides and in pristine condition. The composition of two main crystals in parallel grwoth and another crystal crossing at the lower front side gives character to the piece and makes it truly unique. The piece reveals all it colours at best when backlighted with led light spots. Striking size and incredible visual impact! Illustrated in the MINERALS magazine by Tomasz Praszkier, Issue#6, page 16. Price on request.


A489 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Dunton, Maine, USA
Size: 7.5 x 5.4 x 4.3 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a killer tourmaline from a classic US locality! Very distinct mint-green and turquoise-green colour zoning gives a unique character. The shape is gorgeous all around, combined flat and steep pyramidal faces make up an amazingly fine termination! Great striations are present on all sides. The piece features a cluster of two crystals in parallel growth. From an old private collection, the label is coming with the piece. Absolutely stunning colours, condition and form combined with great rarity and provenance. Superb indeed!


PM39 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 9.8 x 4.6 x 4.2 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a gorgeous 245g heliodor crystal! The etching patterns are exceptionally fine all around, and the clarity is fabulous!


HS19 - Calcite - SOLD
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 9.3 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm
 

Wonderful aggregate of botryoidal calcite on quartz and ankerite matrix. One barely visible contact is present, but otherwise the specimen is in excellent condition. Lovely composition of two interlocking spheres!


A497 - Stephanite - SOLD
Husky Mine, Elsa, Galena Hill, Mayo Mining District, Yukon, Canada
Size: 2.1 x 1.9 x 0.9 cm
 

This is a killer thumbnail specimen, featuring a floater group of several highly iridescent spephanites in fantastic shape and condition! The pictures show both the front and back sides, both are just awesome!


ET18 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 12.7 x 7.7 x 6.4 cm
 

Deep purple fluorite cubes and a beautiful calcite crystal perched on a well crystalized sphalerite matrix! Tiny and insignificant edge wear on only one of the crystal edges. What fabulous aesthetics, and great visual impact!


A490 - Fluorite - SOLD
Bergsig Farm 167 (Hohenstein), Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 10.8 x 7.3 x 4.7 cm
 

Superb "alien eye" fluorite specimen from the famous find! The specimen is a composite cluster of several fluorite crystals and quartz. The "eye" of the main crystal glows deeply green just with slight backlight, regular daylight is sufficient to reveal the amazing colour that made this particular find famous all over the world!