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A113 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Col de Rochefort, Mont Blanc, Aosta, Italy
Size: 6.4 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm

This specimen features a freestanding, sharp and pristine closed gwindel on a group of regular smoky quartz crystals. The colour is a yellowish slight smoky tone, typical for this Italian locale. Great aesthetics and condition!

GP03 - Gwindel - SOLD
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 4 cm

A sharp terminated, glossy and well developed gwindel. It is water-clear and looks great on front and back sides. The specimen is rich of amazing details, nearly impossible to capture all of them with the camera. Nearly perfect condition, only 2 tiny little chips. Nothing significant though, just 1-2 mm wide.

A46 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 5.5 x 5.3 cm

A feldspar crystal is host to a clear and freestanding aquamarine. Two smaller aquamarine crystals, white albites and nice mica blades are in association right next to the main aquamarine and accent its predominant position. The upper termination faces show nicely bevelled edges. No damage.

PV26 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 cm

Bright gold leaves and pyrite crystals on tiny quartz crystals. This is a very fine and typical specimen from this old, classic European locality. Note the flakes of gold that directly grew on the pyrite aggregate, just a funny detail.

A211 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 11.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm

WOW!!! What a superb cabinet sized heliodor crystal! It features fantastic shape combined with super glossy luster, beautiful greenish-yellow colour, amazing clarity, bevelled termination faces, slightly rounded (but still well visible) edges and fantastic non-etched sides altering with wonderful etching patterns! Furthermore, it is doubly terminated and the only large crystal of this particular colour and style ever found! This crystal was found in Pegmatite No.576 in 2003. The weight is 347 grams. Zero damage on any side. What an outstanding and jaw-dropping gem crystal! Price on request.

UT04 - Gold - SOLD
Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm

WOW! More than 8.5 ounces of pure crystalized gold! What a gorgeous cluster of superb bright crystals! Several dozen individual gold crystals forming a big and massive aggregate! The lustre of the crystals is very bright, and the overall impact is in fact amazing. This piece weighs is incredibly good - it has to be seen to be believed! Price on request.

ME06 - Malachite - SOLD
Brixlegg, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 4 x 4.9 cm

Beautiful botryoidal malachite forming a lovely aggregate on dolomite matrix. A partial overgrowth of a second layer adds another shade of green.

HM03 - Cerussite - SOLD
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5.4 x 4.4 x 4.1 cm

Beautiful 6-sided cerussite twin on barite matrix. No damage.

PQ20 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 6.2 x 5.4 x 5 cm

Sharp and pointed prase quartz crystals forming a beautiful crystal group. The luster is excellent, and the colour is a rich and intense green. More 3-dimensional in person. All crystals are in perfect condition, there is no damage to report. Displays very well from all sides.

A566 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix , Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 10.9 x 8.7 x 4 cm

WOW! What a superb French gwindel! The crystal features perfect textbook shape and a great twist. It is fully clear from top to bottom and the luster is great. The piece is in excellent condition all around, just tiny little bruising is present on a few tips, nothing of significance. The height of th this gwindel is way above average level, it is truly special and stand out the crowd!

NQ04 - Quartz - SOLD
Ganesh Himal, Somdang, Bagmati, Nepal
Size: 6 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm

A really crazy assemble of sharp terminated, lustrous rock crystals. The crystals are waterclear, only the lower thrid of each crystal shows the typical greenish chlorite inclusions. Hard to capture this wired assemble with the camera, so I have to note that it is much better in person. Pristine condition all around.

ZF16 - Fluorite - SOLD
La Collada, Siero, Asturias, Spain
Size: 7.3 x 4.9 x 5.3 cm

Deep purple fluorite cubes on top of a quartz matrix. the cubes have nicely stepped7bevelled edges and an amazing phantom that just glows when backlight! The largest cube measures 3.6 cm across.