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AR171 - Tourmaline - 640€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
 

This is a very nice bi-colour tourmaline featuring a sequence of pink, green and again pink colour in the bottom core. No damage and well crystallized on all sides.


ZW19 - Wulfenite - 750€
Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 7.9 x 4 x 4.2 cm
 

Sharp crystals of deep orange wulfenite placed on calcite and descloizite matrix. Crystal measurements are up to 12 mm on edge and 6 mm in thickness. Great condition and beautiful colour contrast!


ZW29 - Topaz - 1000€
St Anne's Mine, Miami, Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
 
 
 

Blue topaz from a classic african locale! This crystal features great colour and clarity in a well formed 3-inch crystal. Note the back side is a natural crack that fully rehealed. Some little chipping is present on the edges, but the piece is still in very fine condition.


PW52 - Smithsonite - 350€
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
 
 
 

A 2 cm ball shaped shpere perched on gossan matrix. A few single and isolated crystals form a nice contrast to the main crystal aggregate.


A50 - Brazilianite - 800€
TeliĀ­rio Claim, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.6 x 6.4 x 5.9 cm
 

A sharp doubly terminated brazilianite perched on white feldspar crystals! The brazilianite measures 3 cm in length and is in perfect condition.


TS25 - Aquamarine - 300€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
 
 
 

Very fine cluster of aquamarine crystals in parallel growth! Some feldspar crystals attached on the sides and on the base make a nice contrast. The stepped termination faces make this truly a special specimen!


BD12 - Tourmaline - 1250€
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 4.4 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm
 
 
 

This is a killer miniature tourmaline from California. A very well-shaped orthoclase crystal is host to two bicolour tourmaline crystals. Great condition and aesthetics! The piece displays very well from all sides.


TS22 - Tourmaline - 600€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5 x 4.7 x 2.5 cm
 

This is a fully pristine floater specimen featuring two multicolour tourmaline crystals on a nest of albite crystals. Both crystals are doubly terminated and show a very nice green-blueish zone at the bottom. Equally fine when displayed from the back side.


ZW13 - Topaz - 1200€
Aracuai, Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.8 x 8.6 x 5.9 cm
 
 
 

Fantastic etched topaz crystal on lepidolite matrix! The crystal has a slight blue hue and incredibly fine etching patterns on all sides. It has no damage and truly dispays great all the way around! Comes with an old collection label, obtained by the collector in 1976.


TS14 - Amethyst - 390€
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Size: 10.5 x 6.8 x 8.8 cm
 

Superb flower of amethyst - a full floater and perfect all around! Minor malachite is present on the bottom side.


TS18 - Tourmaline - 1100€
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9 x 3.5 x 4 cm
 

Superb spray of indicolite from Brazil! Doubly-terminated quartz crystals are scattered on and between the tourmaline crystals and provide a beautiful contrast. The pictures show the specimen with back light, revealing both the deep green and yellow colours of the crystals. A few of the small side crystals show little damage, however, this is small and minor in context. The main crystals are in perfect shape and condition.


A46 - Aquamarine - 1750€
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.



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