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DV03 - Fluorite - SOLD
Minerva Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 7.2 x 6.6 x 5.3 cm

Amazing 3-coloured fluorite from Illinois! The bottom and core is yellow, capped by a purple phantom and a clear blue on top. There is little cleavage and contacting present, but the piece is still in great condition and shape!

BV03 - Quartz - SOLD
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
Size: 10.5 x 8.5 x 7.7 cm

Hematite included orange quartz of highest quality! This specimen is a gorgeous matrix specimen from this limited find. Great aesthetics and visual impact!

SN10 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 6.8 x 1.7 cm

Two crossing bicilour tourmalines in excellent shape and condition. Both tourmalines are still pristine, they are just repaired once at the contact plane. This is lock-fit and totaly invisible. A small quartz crystal is attached on the side.

A281 - Gold - SOLD
California, USA
Size: 4.7 x 3 x 0.8 cm

Stunning leaf of gold, well formed on both sides. It has exquisite shape and shows very fine luster.

AR199 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.1 x 2 x 1.4 cm

Very fine gruop of two multicolour tourmaline crystals in paralel growth. The piece comes from the famous "rocket pocket" and features very typical colours and pristine terminations. One clean repair.

ZF10 - Prase Quartz - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 9.5 x 5.8 x 5.7 cm

What a fantastic spray of sharp and well-formed prase crystals! All crystal tips are pristine and undamaged, just two small sidecar crystals are missing on the bottom rear side. Superb colour and aesthetics!

AS54 - Amethyst - SOLD
Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei Province, China
Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm

Superb doubly-terminated sceptre amethyst with sidecars. The first generation is an amethyst of deep purple colour, the second generation shows a lovely smoky hue. No siginficant damage.

HS10 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 5.9 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm

A cluster with a cross-formed modified main crystal. This crystal is nearly colorless, but it shows an intense violet irregular phantom in the center. This material was discovered in limited quantity around 2010. Okorusu fluorites are too darned common - but this material is NOT common at all. No significant damages to report, backside was on the rock.

DF01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.7 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm

This is a group of two super clear and super-glossy tourmaline crystals in almost parallel growth. The colour is incredibly open and bright, much brighter than any of the famous "Rocket Pocket" pieces from Pederneira mine. Both termnations show mulitple bevels, and they are both in pristine condition. Just one small sidecar crystal on the rear side is not terminated. Superb quality and very showy from all sides!

TL10 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 9.8 x 6.4 x 4.7 cm

This specimen features a large group of gemmy, sharp dioptases in the center of matrix and set on white calcite layer. The specimen shows really a wonderful contrast! The intense green crystals are up to 13 mm across and all prominent crystals are intact. No significant damages to report.

VG14 - Emerald - SOLD
Muzo Mine, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Size: 5.8 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm

This is a very dramatic piece with a central emerald flanked by sharp terminated lustrous Calcite crystals. The large main crystal is of top color and glassy luster, and is very large for such a specimen. It is entirely transparent throughout, though with small internal cluods as usual in a specimen. The habit shows a lot of details and sharp terminated modifications. The smaller side crystals are not of less quality. In excellent condition damage-wise. What a gorgeous sample from this well-known locality!

A349 - Rutile - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm

Highly brilliant rutile crystals to 20 mm in length on nicely contrasting calcite matrix! The rutiles feature beautiful striations and are all doubly terminated. No damage.