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PM31 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Djemaa, Nigeria
Size: 3.7 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm

Superb gem aquamarine from an African source, featuring an amazing phantom! The termination shows 6-sided bevels and is in pristine and undamaged condition.

SU12 - Gold - SOLD
Mt Kare Mine, Mt Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Size: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.4 cm

Beautiful gold leaves from a rare and now defunct locality.

ZT04 - Zultanite - SOLD
Mugla, Milas Province, Turkey
Size: 7.9 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm

Zultanite is the colour-changing gem variety of the species diaspore. This is a surprisingly large and well formed, doubly-terminated crystal from recent production at Mugla, Turkey. The majority of the crystal is loop clean and great rough material for cutting.

CV17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 8.2 x 7 x 5.8 cm

Wow, what a colour! Two deep emerald green clear fluorites perched on top of a thick schorl crystal. White beryls (goshenite) up to 10 mm are attached on the side, yellow mica blades set a pleasing contrast. Gorgeous colour, striking composition! The piece is a true 360° rock and displays very well from all sides. No damages to report.

FT02 - Fluorite - SOLD
Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9.6 x 7.9 x 8 cm

WOW! What a large rosafluorit cluster from renowned Göschener valley. Two large pyramids are attached to each other and make a wonderful composition. The bottom side is covered by chlorite, minor granite is present in places. Great condition and impact!

FX23 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 12.6 x 10 x 8.3 cm

A gerat Spanish Classic! Dark purple fluorite crystals with modification of rhomb along the edges and lustrous faces perched on large white calcite crystals. A very aesthetic assemble with two exposed main crystals and wonderful contrast. No significant damages to report.

TK14 - Fluorite with Calcite - SOLD
Annabel Lee Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.2 x 4.3 x 4.4 cm

Two sharp terminated, lustrous fluorite crystals in bright yellow color with light blue zoning along he edges formed the base for numerous well shaped, glossy calcite crystals. Very nice contrast and a really eye-catching combination!

GL01 - Gold - SOLD
Aouint Ighoumane, Assa-Zag Province, Guelmim-Oued Noun Region, Morocco
Size: 3 x 1 x 0.4 cm

Great gold crystals of ram's horn style!

CL07 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Galenstock, Tiefengletscher, Furka, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 4.6 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm

WOW! What a huge closed gwindel! The crystal features a dramatic twist and is clear like ice from top to bottom! A few trivial chips are present on the side edges, barely visible when displayed from the front side. Indeed, the size of this closed gwindel is truly incredible, it is one of the biggest and most exciting ones i have ever seen!

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!