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ZW29 - Topaz - SOLD
St Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
 
 
 

Blue topaz from a classic african locale! This crystal features great colour and clarity in a well formed 3-inch crystal. Note the back side is a natural crack that fully rehealed. Some little chipping is present on the edges, but the piece is still in very fine condition.


A225 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 3.6 x 2 cm
 

WOW! Highly lustrous gold crystals on quartz matrix. This is an exceptionally well-formed sample from this famous locality. Perfect condition, and very showy all around!


GP04 - Gwindel - SOLD
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 3.4 x 1.8 cm
 

The gwindel shows a significant rotation and a very elongated, elegant habit. Clarity and luster are better in person. Great shape and condition all around!


PE06 - Hessonite and Diopside - SOLD
Ala Valley, Lanzo Valleys, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
Size: 3.9 x 2.4 x 2.5 cm
 

WOW, what an amazing piece! An elongated diopsite is placed upright in a "matrix" nest of sparkling garnets. Excellent miniature!


A509 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 9.3 x 6.1 x 5 cm
 

What a striking composition! A doubly terminated aquamarine crystal grew on another dt aquamarine crystal, both in perfect condition and lovely perched on mica matrix. Showy all around. Zero damage!


AR171 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
 

This is a very nice bi-colour tourmaline featuring a sequence of pink, green and again pink colour in the bottom core. No damage and well crystallized on all sides.


AR83 - Garnet - SOLD
Dusso, Shigar valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm
 

Two dozen spessartine crystals of various sizes are scattered on a white feldspar crystal! The garnets are fiercely red, highly lustrous and especially the smaller ones are fully transparent throughout. All crystals are in perfect condition.


A170 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Bright and shiny crocoite crystals on gibbsite and gossan matrix. From the best section of the Lower Red River pocket. The colour and luster are in fact amazing!


SF17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 8.3 x 8.2 x 3.1 cm
 

A well formed cluster of sharp terminated octahedrons, they are very translucent and all afces are very glossy. The color is much better, compared to common locality from this locality. It is more or less impossible to capture all these indicators with the camera, so I have to note that it is much better in person.


SA06 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 6 x 5 x 2.7 cm
 

The freestanding baryte group is complete all around and about 43mm across. The crystals are well shaped, their color is light blue. The assemble is very aesthetic, the piece is very showy in various positions and contrast to brown matrix is fine, too.


A14 - Lazulith - SOLD
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
 

Fine crystals nicely perched on quartz matrix. Good contrast and colour! No damage on front side.


BB09 - Sphene with Hematite - SOLD
Gastacher Wände, Dorfertal, Osttirol, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
 

Lovely grass green sphene crystals with ilmenite included in some naturally grown holes. The main crystal is a nice twin, the side crystal shows no twinning. Percect condition.