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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.


GL27 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3.2 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
 

Superb spinel twinned gold crystal aggregate!


TS18 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9 x 3.5 x 4 cm
 

Superb spray of indicolite from Brazil! Doubly-terminated quartz crystals are scattered on and between the tourmaline crystals and provide a beautiful contrast. The pictures show the specimen with back light, revealing both the deep green and yellow colours of the crystals. A few of the small side crystals show little damage, however, this is small and minor in context. The main crystals are in perfect shape and condition.


GL34 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.8 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm
 

One of the most beautiful curled golds from the entire pocket. Sharp and very elegant!


SB02 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
 

Clear and lustrous smoky quartz crystal perched on granite matrix. No damage.


GL24 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm
 

The "bass clef", a beautiful wire shaped thumnail, very well crystalized all the way around.


WT20 - Calcite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 5 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm
 

What a killer! A clear, dark amber brown calcite twin is perfectly perched on barite matrix. Striking quality and very aesthetic composition. Only a very small number of Elmwood pieces shows this amazing quality in small size. No damage. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection.


SU09 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.9 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
 

Superb bi-colour watermelon tourmaline with a sidecar crystal and purple lepidolite attached around the base. Zero damage, not even a tiny chip, and no repair. What an amazingly fine miniature!