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PM105 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm

Highly lustrous and partially transparent red wulfenite crystals richly scattered on matrix! The main crystal measures 17.5 mm across. Great condition and visual impact! Ex Bosch, Marty Zinn (no.1624) and Helmut Br├╝ckner collections.

RS25 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Red Cloud Mine, Silver District, Trigo Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 6.6 x 5.6 x 5.2 cm

Deep orange wulfenite crystal to 27 mm across on matrix. Small chipping is present along the edges, but it is mainly on the rear side and not a detraction in context. Very good aesthetics and visual impact!

TK03 - Fluorite - SOLD
Illinois, USA
Size: 5.2 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm

A lovely bi-colour fluorite from a famous American locality. Great condition, and very 3-dimensional.

PM38 - Silver - SOLD
Lake Superior Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 4 x 2 x 1.8 cm

Stunning miniature featuring a beautiful contrast of silver and copper crystals. Both species are equally fine developed and very well balanced.

TS22 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm

This is a fully pristine floater specimen featuring two multicolour tourmaline crystals on a nest of albite crystals. Both crystals are doubly terminated and show a very nice green-blueish zone at the bottom. Equally fine when displayed from the back side.

A588 - Calcite with Amethyst - SOLD
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Size: 9 x 7.5 x 8.2 cm

An intense red Calcite crystal attractively set in the center of lustrous, dark violet amethyste crystals. Perfect balance and aesthetic on highest level. No significant damages to report.

UT13 - Proustite - SOLD
Grube Vater Abraham, Lauta, Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm

Superb, sharp and large proustite crystals in a composite cluster group! The colour is pure deep red gem when backlight from top to the very bottom of the specimen! Note that only a part of the crystals were backlight for this picture. Minor chipping is present on a side crystal, but the damage is easily forgivable considering the size, the impact and the historical importance of that specimen. Truly a masterpiece from this old German locale! Ex Hubert de Monmonier collection.

A300 - Cuprite - SOLD
Rubtsovskoe Cu-Zn-Pb deposit, Rudnyi Altai, Altaiskii Krai, Western-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 3.6 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm

Sharp and well formed floater crystal group of highly lustrous cuprite crystals! The piece is very 3-dimensional and well formed from all sides! It is not just a single crystal, several nice crystals are attached on the other side.

DS15 - Quartz - SOLD
Leisalp, Valsertal, Kanton Graub├╝nden, Switzerland
Size: 5.9 x 4 x 2.7 cm

Green schist quartzis considered to be among the very finest from the alps. This is an excellent sample from the Leisalp, Valser valley in Switzerland. Two upright crystals forming a "V" are surrounded by smaller ones at the base. As so typical of this find, green chlorite inclusions at the base add a pleasing colour contrast. Great aesthetics and condition!

A269 - Sceptre Quartz - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm

Very interesting sceptre quartz specimen from Rauris valley. Great condition and very showy on all sides! Minor pericline is attached at the base.

VG16 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm

WOW! This is a killer miniature featuring about one dozen crystals in a very fine cluster. The colour is superb, it is in fact a deep red and the clarity is amazing also! Great composiion and visual impact!

VG11 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 7.2 x 5.3 x 3.7 cm

Deep blue benitoite crystals to 20 mm across perched on matrix! The crystal group is well balanced with a main crystal on the left side and a dozen smaller ones scattered around.