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A302 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm

BD33 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Winterstock, Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 9 x 7.4 x 2.8 cm

This is a tall Swiss gwindel of great condition and shape! Small damage and contacts are present at the base, but the top section is fully pristine. Great shape and great twist!

XY02 - Feldspar - SOLD
Baveno, Piemont, Italy
Size: 5 x 3.6 x 3.9 cm

Fine miniature of baveno twinned orthoclase from the type locality. Very showy and aesthetic! No damage.

TT68 - Epidote - SOLD
Green Monster Deposit, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Size: 6.2 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm

A 3.8 cm wide, twinned epidote crystal featuring a great termination, another doubly-terminated smaller crystal hanging on the lower front and a nest of quartz crystals attached on the right side make this a very fine and well-balanced miniature! No damage.

RD13 - Manganite - SOLD
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts, Thuringia, Germany
Size: 7 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm

Ilfeld is not only the type locality for manganite, it is still the locale which yielded the very best crystals of the species. This specimen hosts several highly lustrous crystals to 2.4 cm in length. All the main crystals show perfect micro-crystalline termination faces, and a white barite crystal attached on the left side adds a pleasing contrast.

FG24 - Adamite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 9 x 5 x 4.3 cm

Greenish adamite and white calcite crystals on a goethite matrix. Very nice arrangemant of main crystal group in the centre. No damage.

PT01 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm

Wonderful floater crystal group in great shape and condition, minor adularia is attached on back side. No damage.

GF02 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Laurion, Greece
Size: 12.1 x 8.5 x 6.8 cm

This is a beautiful cabinet sized piece of turquoise green smithsonite balls on gossan matrix. Ex Reinhard Dallinger collection.

ME15 - Rubellite - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 3.4 x 1 x 0.9 cm

This sharp terminated, highly lustrous crystal shows excellent clarity. The color is best for Malkhan and on same level as best color from Brazil. Complete and on same high quality all around. Undamaged, bottom was on the rock.

BM06 - Quartz - SOLD
Piz Miezdi, Valsertal, Graub√ľnden, Switzerland
Size: 7.2 x 6.3 x 3.3 cm

Water clear quartz crystals featuring razor sharp edges atop and fine striations along the prism faces. Zero damage and great visual impact! A little schist matrix is attached on lower back side.

VG07 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm

A nest of sparkling gold crystals sitting on quartz matrix. The gold measures 2.2 x 1.5 cm across.

RZ05 - Brookite and Rutile, Quartz - SOLD
Tatagaar, Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.3 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm

Golden rutile needles on brookite, preserved and included in two clear quartz crystals. Great shape and condition.