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XY130 - Fluorite - SOLD
Caravia, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6 x 4 x 3.4 cm
 
 
 

Deep purple gem fluorite crystals perched on calcite matrix. The main crystal shows beautiful phantoms and hoppered growth formations. Gorgeous quality, very eye-candy!


ET08 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm
 

Wonderful bicoloured sceptre tourmaline of typical habit from Pederneira mine. The termination faces are well formed and fully pristine. Note the beautiful colour zones and very clear section in top half of the crystal.


KF08 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Auernig, Mallnitz, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 4.3 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
 

Pristine and highly lustrous etched quartz with chlorite inclusions. Clarity is much better in person!


TR15 - Fluorite - SOLD
East Green Mine, Saline Mines, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois - Kentucky Fluorspar District, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 8.2 x 4.9 x 4.3 cm
 

Fantastic bi-colour fluorites forming a beautiful cluster! The colour is a very deep and strong yellow, framed by a thin purple layer and a blueish clear zone outside. A small calcite on the side sets a nice contrast. No damage to all crystals in the centre, the outline certainly shows the usual contacts. A very colourful specimen with great visual impact!


WM07 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 5.2 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
 

Exceptionally lage wulfenite crystals perched on limonite and mottramite matrix! The biggest crystal measures 2.9 x 2.6 cm and is fully undamaged. One of the very finest pieces from a small new pocked uncovered in summer 2016!


TI13 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 3.7 x 0.9 x 1 cm
 

Lovely, eye-candy rubellite crystal from Malkhan. In perfect condition, great colour and clarity.


KD22 - Gwindel - SOLD
Scheuchzerhorn, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 4.8 x 4.6 x 1.6 cm
 

Clear gwindels are much rarer than brown ones, and this is a stunning sample featuring great shape and clarity combined. Superb luster and great condition on all sides.


AS01 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9.2 x 7.6 x 3.7 cm
 
 
 

This is a truly impressive specimen, already the size is remarkable! The gwindel is flawless, the faces show uncountable razor sharp steps and super bright luster all around. Photos don´t do justice to this marvellous alpine jewel. The bottom side is fully crystalized too, not just rehealed, making this a great floater piece.


PE12 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.9 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
 
 
 

The crystal shows a very elegant, elongated sharp habit. It is super clear along the edges. The core is a very deep purple, and there are also some intense smokey zones. Nice water-bubble inclusions. A gorgeous piece in best quality, no damage.


SF27 - Fluorite - SOLD
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Size: 10.2 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm
 

A deep green cluster of octahedral fluorites on milky quartz crystals. Great aesthetics!


TC06 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 1.1 x 1.6 cm
 

The crystal is sharply terminated and very glossy all around. The pyramidal end-point shows a very uncommon and attractive texture. The lower half shows nice pink color, then you can see a sharp seperation in the middle and intense green color at the upper half. A really cool combination of colors! No damages to report, only bottom was on the rock.


TG10 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm
 

What an amazing indicolite with strong green hue in the bottom! The termination is undamaged. Great colours and display.