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KW50 - Fluorite - SOLD
La Cabaña, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
 

The waterclear crystal at the top is up to 12mm on edges and complete all around. All faces show wonderful structure and amazing modifications along the edges. The colour is light lavender, it shows fine contrast to milky quartz crystals and the assemble could not be more aesthetic. No significant damages to report.


TC17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Huanggangliang Mine, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Size: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm
 

A well formed, aesthetic floater of glassy and lustrous crystals. The clarity is superb, no internal cracks or inclusions are present. The crystals are sharp terminated, the habit shows faces of cube with modifications of rhomb along the edges. The color is light blue with darker violet zoning. Undamaged.


FW15 - Fluorite - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 2.7 cm
 

What a surprise! Deep purple fluorite octahedrons from Shigar Valley, Pakistan. I have never seen this colour from Pakistan before, the specimen comes from a very small and limited find. The mica matrix makes a beautiful contrast. Great condition and aesthetics!


A320 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
 

What a sharp and pristine texbook sceptre crystal! Deep amethyst and smoky colours, fine fensters, great clarity and luster, the crystal is fantastic in every respect! No damage.


BT05 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Jaquetô Mine, Guaratinga, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
 
 
 

Fantastic barrel-shaped aquamarine from an old classic find! The crystal shows very nice etching patterns on all sides. The clarity is amazing in person, truly much better than my camera eye could get it. No damage.


ZF28 - Goethite - SOLD
Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size: 8.9 x 6 x 2.6 cm
 

Hands down, this is the most colourful specimen I have ever owned! A full rainbow spectrum of iridescence is covering lovely botryoidal goethites. Definitely one of the best specimens from this locality! No damage.


PM06 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 4.4 x 3.3 x 2.8 cm
 

Superb miniature featuring sharp and glossy crystals on a floater specimen. Very sculptural piece, great condition all around!


SB25 - Fluorite - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
 

Pink octahedral fluorites sitting on snow white calcite matrix. Very nice specimen from a small find in the Furka region.


A507 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 3.6 x 1.9 cm
 

Superb cluster of highly lustrous hematites on schist matrix! This piece is a true killer miniature, it is perfect all the way around.


TC11 - Japan law twin - SOLD
Inasana, Itremo massif, Ambatofinandrahana District, Amoron'i Mania Region, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.8 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
 

A freestanding water-clear twinned crystal (var. Japan-law twin) attractively perched on tiny quartz crystals. This twin is sharp terminated and very glossy, the assemble is very aesthetic! No significant damages to report.


A635 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Saurüssel, Mörchnerkar, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 8.9 x 3.8 x 5.8 cm
 

A 33 mm sceptre amethyst standing upright on matrix, not repaired! The bright matrix indicates at first sight that it comes from the famous Saurüssel mining area. The sceptre head shows lovely fensters, also so typical of this locality. Minor sagenite rutile is present in a 15 mm cluster. No damage.


PW75 - Linarite - SOLD
Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.6 x 2.8 x 4.8 cm
 

Intense blue linarite crystals on galena, very typical combination of this locality.