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IT17 - Indicolite - SOLD
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.2 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
 
This crystal is not just blue - this is electric, neon blue and the intensity of the photo is just a shadow of how it looks in person. The clarity and translucency is fantastic, the crystal seems to glow even when it is lying in a box! While most indicolite world-wide are very dark and need at least moderately backlight, this particular specimen shows the color even under daylight, no backlight was used for the photo! This is truely fanatstic, exceptional quality. Sharp terminated and highly lustrous all around, no sgnificant damaes to report.

TL19 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 4.8 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm
 
Bright and very lustrous gold crystals in a woderful tree-shaped cluster! The largest crystal atop measures 10 x 8 mm! Very 3-dimensional and well crystalized all the way around. No damage.

PU05 - Anatase - SOLD
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.3 x 4.9 x 2.9 cm
 
A bunch of super glossy anatase crystals up to 13 mm wide are nicely set on a snow-white albite matrix. No damage.

CV07 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Goma, North Kivu, DR Congo
Size: 6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
 
Awesome crystal of gemmy bicolour tourmaline from the recent finds in DR Congo. The termination shows multiple bevelled faces and is in pristine condition. Displays very well from all sides.

TG06 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Kanakani Mine, Pech, Afghanistan
Size: 5.6 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm
 
Superb cluster featuring two blue-cap tourmalines in slightly diverging position. The colour in the center section is a pleasing and bright turquoise-blue. It comes from old finds about 15 years ago, no more like this have been found since then. It is in excellent condition, no contacts, no restoration, no repair.

MG12 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Les Dalles, Mibladen, Province Midelt, Morocco
Size: 4 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm
 
Fiercy orange wulfenites sitting on white barite matrix. The two large crystals show beautiful stepped growth patterns. Great colour and aesthetics.

A498 - Morganite - SOLD
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 6.7 x 3.9 cm
 
This rare peach-pink coloured morganite is a full floater and shows fantastic etching patterns all around. It has superb luster and amazing clarity, it is in fact totally clear throughout.

SF12 - Amethyst with Prehnite - SOLD
Brandberg, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.6 x 3 x 2.3 cm
 
This is a superb miniature featuring a bright green spray of prehnite on a deeply coloured amethyst crystal. No damage. The amethyst is truly incredibly clear and sharp!

GU11 - Fluorite - SOLD
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
 
Wonderful cubes of purple fluorite on white dolomite matrix. The biggest crystal measures 20 mm on edge. All crystals show phantoms and nicely bevelled edges, which are so typical of this locality. Great condition and visual impact.

A538 - Spodumene - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.8 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
 
Beautiful elongated spodumene crystal, showing fantastic clarity and a truly intense greenish-yellow colour. Zero damage, all edges are sharp and pristine. The left and right side faces show beautiful striations.

A872 - Scheelite with Goshenite - SOLD
Mount Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.5 x 5 cm
 
Deep orange scheelite, accompanied by goshenite and mica - what a lovely combination! The scheelite crystals are quite gemmy, even transparent, especially in the corner sections. The four goshenite crystals show nice bevels on the corners and set a pleasing contrast. This piece is much more 3-dimensional in person, it is very showy from several sides. No damage.

ME13 - Amethyst Sceptre - SOLD
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West , Zimbabwe
Size: 6.7 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
 
A superb zepter from this more uncommon locality. A low number of specimen reached the market during the last few years, but unfortunately most material shows really bad damages. This one is in excellent condition, it shows wonderful luster and and excellent color. At the top you can see dark violet color, in the middle there are more smoky tones. Looks great in each angle, perfect quality all around!