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BI17 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 4.2 x 3.4 x 2.7 cm

This stunning rubellite crystal is sharp and deep red, lustrous and gemmy in the top section. The termination is awesome and free of damage. A cluster of white mica sets a nice accent on the right side. Very showy all around.

WB02 - Fluorite - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 9.6 x 9 x 5.1 cm

The cliffs of Berbes on the Spanish Atlantic coast are a well known source of superb purple fluorites. In a period of several decades a great variaty of colours and forms has been recorded. This specimen features large cubes (up to 5.3 cm wide) with a deep purple core and brigher layers of altering clear and purple zones on the outside. As a result the piece just glowes from inside, even without any backlight. The luster is excellent, and the growth patterns on the faces are stunning. Overall great condition and visual impact.

WT12 - Spinel - SOLD
Mogok, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Size: 7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm

Fiery red spinels up to 10 mm in size on snow white marble matrix. The lower crystal is a very well shaped twin. No damage. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection.

WT13 - Topaz - SOLD
Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, North of the Skardu Road, Gilgit Division, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 4.1 x 4.2 cm

A brilliant cognac coloured topaz crystal perched on quartz and cleavelandite. Very well balanced composition, the clarity of the topaz crystal is ruly impressive. No cracks, no inclusions from top to bottom, just majestic. Ex Kurt Wintersteiger collection.

WU12 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm

Sharp and perfect smoky quartz crystals perched on a host rock covered by tiny white adularia crystals - what a beautiful contrast! No damage.

SF25 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Usakos, Karibib, Erongo, Naminbia
Size: 5.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm

What a striking ensemble! A well shaped orthoclase embraces a sharp terminated, lustrous and doubly terminated aquamarine crystal. This crystal shows a very deep colour saturation and is gemmy at both end-points. Could be displayed horizontal or also - as shown on photography - in vertical position. No significant damages to report.

WU07 - Quartz - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9.6 x 6 x 3.4 cm

Superb clear quartz crystal perched on rock matrix! Amazing luster and clarity, both could not be any better! No damage.

SZ17 - Hematite with Rutile - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 3.2 x 0.9 cm

Large single blade of hematite featuring sharp striations and excellent luster. More then two dozen fiercy red and sparkling rutiles add a wonderful contrast. The back side is equally fine!

A447 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 3.7 x 5.2 cm

Super clear quartzes from Cavradi on schist matrix, sharp and pristine!

XY129 - Calcite with Chalcopyrite - SOLD
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 3.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm

Snow-white calcite balls perched on chalcopyrite and quartz crystals. Dark brown siderite sets a lovely contrast and complets this amazing combo specimen.

CW28 - Quartz - SOLD
Piz Miezdi, Valsertal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.3 x 11.9 x 5.6 cm

Several dozen quartz crystals on matrix forming a specimen of great aesthetics and quality.

WU10 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Fieschertal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 9.8 x 7.9 x 5.6 cm

Lovely smoky quartz cluster featuring super high luster and clarity. One predominant crystal is accented by smaller ones on the side. A full floater, the bottom is entirely crystalized. No damage.