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TS19 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10 x 7.3 x 7 cm
 

This is a cluster of olive green tourmaline crystals and purple lepidolite. The tourmalines have a pink core and a dark blue termination. As seen on the pictures, there is some old pocket damage present, but the specimen is still in fine condition and very showy all around!


XY133 - Fluorite - SOLD
Denton Shaft, Illinois, USA
Size: 5.6 x 3.7 x 4 cm
 

Wonderful combination of colours! Small chipping is present on the corner.


XY135 - Fluorite - SOLD
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.6 cm
 

Amazing cubic growth patterns of fluorite!


GL33 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 5.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm
 

A wonderful elongated crystal cluster, featuring sharp gold crystals resting equally fine on both sides of a slightly curved central spine. One of very few full miniature sized pieces from this outstanding new find.


GL45 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 2.8 x 2.6 x 0.8 cm
 

A quite thick gold crystal cluster with a lovely spike on the side. This piece is in fact the only piece of the pocket that shows that exceptional growth feature. Very special indeed!


US07 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 5.3 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
 

Great cluster of sharp, red and gemmy rhodochrosite crystals on manganese mother rock. From the classic old finds in the 1980s. They still set the standard for the species, no better quality has been found ever since.


A446 - Iron Rose with Adularia - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 3 x 4.8 cm
 

This is a lovely 6-sided hematite on white adularia crystals. The front faces are super glossy, and the edges are razor sharp!


SN12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 2.9 x 0.9 cm
 

Superb tourmaline cluster featuring great colour and unique shape! I do especially like the small crystal connecting the two bigger ones. The specimen is in great condition on all sides, a cluster of purple lepidolite sets a nice focus on the back side.


DV21 - Phenakite - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 3.1 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
 

Sharp and well formed floater crystal of phenakite, from a unique and very small find in Nigeria.


IC68 - Grape Agate - SOLD
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Size: 10.2 x 8.7 x 5.4 cm
 

Marvellous cluster of ball shaped amethyst var. grape agate. The piece is a complete floater and very 3-dmensional in person. Amazing shape, no damage.


A190 - Gold - SOLD
Alta Floresta, Juruena-Teles Pires mineral province, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 4 x 2.7 cm
 

92 grams of crystalized gold in quartz! What a beautiful and very rich gold specimen from recent finds at Alta Floresta. The quartz matrix sets a lovely contrast. Very 3-dimensional and showy from all sides!


DV17 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
 
 
 

Killer rhodochrosite thumbnail of the very best quality! Two main and 4 more side crystals form a very attractive group of this highly admired species. The crystal tips have only tiny cleavage, which is barely visible without magnification. Great colour and transparency!