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TL06 - Fluorite - SOLD
De'an fluorite mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
Size: 11 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm

Gorgeous purple cubes with rounded edges from a very special and unique find! This piece is one of the very best specimens that came from this amazing pocket. No damage.

A339 - Silver - SOLD
Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm

WOW!! What an amazing masterpiece! Large and sharp silver crystals up to 25 mm across in a 250 grams floater cluster of pure silver! Ex Anton Berger, Karabacek, Weinberger collections.

PE17 - Halite - SOLD
Wieliczka Mine, Wieliczka, Małopolskie, Poland
Size: 13 x 10 x 9 cm

Large clear fluorite cubes on matrix. No damage.

A456 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 5 cm

Superb twinned gem fluorites on matrix. No damage.

DS20 - Smoky Quartz with Hematite - SOLD
Plattenberg, Valsertal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.2 x 5.6 x 4.5 cm

Highly lustrous hematite blades covering 3 sides of a smoky quartz crystal, what a wonderful encasement!

A571 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.6 x 4.8 x 1.1 cm

What an amazing floater cluster from Cavradi gorge! A flat and elongated, totally clear quarz crystal rests on top of another equally fine one. Surprisingly, and 100% sure, there is no repair!

A277 - Apatite - SOLD
Lappenkees, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm

Lovely apatite cluster, found 1955. An old label is coming with the piece. No damage.

SB21 - Adularia with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 4.8 cm

Lovely twinned adularia crystals perched on clear smokys. Very showy all around, no damage.

ED15 - Smoky Quartz with Ankerite - SOLD
Hocharn, Kärnten, Austria
Size: 8.2 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm

Rare and well balanced combination of smoky quartz and yellowish ankerite, from a famous pocket on Hocharn mountain, found by Georg Kandutsch in the 1980s. Ex Gerd Stefanik collection.

A369 - Quartz with Amiant - SOLD
Miage, Mont Blanc Massif, Courmayeur, Aosat Valley, Italy
Size: 7.4 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm

Lovely clear quartz with amiant and epidote inclusions. No damage.

A437 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 7.1 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm

Beautiful colourless rotated phantoms in purple phantoms in bright green cubic crystals! The double phantom effect is truly amazing and well visible in all 4 crystals of this specimen. The bottom side is crystalized also. What an amazing piece!

XY103 - Fluorite - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 11 x 7.5 x 5 cm

WOW! This is indeed a masterpiece fluorite from the famous Rufibach pocket, found 1962 on Vorderer Zinggenstock. The Rufibach family worked at this pocket for decades, and this is one of the very best fluorite specimens i have ever seen from this important alpine location. A large, well formed and totally undamaged fluorite octahedron is perched on a nicely contrasting granite matrix. Small calcites and smoky crystals set a nice contrast. What an awesome killer piece!