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A67 - Euclase - SOLD
Euclase pegmatite, Boa Vista, Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm

This specimen features a textbook, transparent, 19 x 14 mm euclase crystal perched on a matrix composed of very well crystallized mica blades. The piece is a full floater and complete all around. Gorgeous aesthetics and zero damage!

TC22 - Xenotime - SOLD
Zagi Mountain, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm

A very aesthetic assemble with an isolated, exposed and freestanding main crystal at the top of matrix. The crystal is sharp terminated, glossy and shows a great colour change in white and warm lights. No damage.

TG25 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Galenstock, Tiefengletscher, Furka, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 12.8 x 9.6 x 6.5 cm

WOW! What an amazing smoky crystal group! Three predominant crystals are standing in upright position on a floater cluster built by smaller ones. The clarity is amazing, the luster glossy like a mirror, and the colour a very pleasing reddish brown hue. What else to look for? A great piece for the advanced alpine collector. Great composition and aesthetics.

A568 - Quartz - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 11 x 8.3 x 7.7 cm

Super aesthetic spray of light brown smoky crystals on granite matrix. Minor hematite, adularia and chlorite are present in a few places and set a pleasing contrast. Amazing clarity, no damage.

A721 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Spitzigrat, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10 x 9 x 6.7 cm

What an amazing smoky quartz specimen. Three freestanding exposed and elongated crystals are surrounded by numerous smaller ones attractively set on light granite matrix. The contrast is spectacular and the quality of all smoky quartz crystals is gorgeous - they show this most wanted dark red-brown color, razor sharp termination and highest possible luster. There are no internal cracks or inclusions, they are all water-clear! Superb condition and aesthetics.

LT37 - Calcite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 12.6 x 9.9 x 6.4 cm

A beautiful formation of stacked calcite crystals. The piece is very 3-dimensional and showy all around. The back side is in fact as nicly formed as the front. A second generation of calcite (or dolomite?) sparkles like snow on a mountain, just amazing. The entire piece is in pristine condition, there is no damage. Ex Leo Thalhammer colection, his label is coming with the piece.

LT30 - Selenite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 8.3 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm

Bow ties of white selenite resting on the upper ridge of a black ore matrix (probably chalcocite). Great contrast, great composition, no damage on front side! Ex Leo Thalhammer collection.

LT16 - Stibnite on Calcite - SOLD
No. 5 Mine, Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 8.9 x 5.6 x 7.1 cm

A spray of well-terminated stibnites set on a pillow of lovely white calcites. Beautiful shape and contrast, very typical Romanian style. Ex Leo Thalhammer collection, his label is coming with the piece.

PM139 - Argentite - SOLD
Jáchymov, Krusné Hory Mts., Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm

Sharp and lustrous acanthite crystals on quartz matrix. Tiny pyrites and hematite inclusions set a nice contrast. Great classic specimen, very hard to obtain any fine specimens from this defunct locale.

ZW19 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 7.9 x 4 x 4.2 cm

Sharp crystals of deep orange wulfenite placed on calcite and descloizite matrix. Crystal measurements are up to 12 mm on edge and 6 mm in thickness. Great condition and beautiful colour contrast!

GL42 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 5.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm

What an amazing spinel twinned gold crystal aggregate! It features very beautiful and sharp crystals along an elongated spine. One of very few full miniature sized samples of the new find.

GG05 - Gypsum - SOLD
Red River Floodway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Size: 7.8 x 7.4 x 5.5 cm

This is a complete floater cluster of twinned selenite crystals, well crystalized all the way around. Like an explosion, sharp and gemmy selenites arise on a ball of smaller selenite crystals. No damage.