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A153 - Etched Quartz - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 10.2 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm

Clear and highly lustrous crystal of etched quartz. Minor chlorite and calcite is present on the rear side. Very fine etching patterns, as good as they get! No cracks, no inclusions, the crystal is fully transparent throughout!

A152 - Clinozoisite - SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.4 x 3.4 x 0.7 cm

Gorgeous colour and transparency! This crystal features razor sharp edges and incredible quality. No damage on the termination and any of the side faces.

GR10 - Demantoide - SOLD
Antetezambato, Ambanja District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.7 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm

Illustrated in the Mineralogical Record, May-June 2010, page 220. This is a gorgeous killer miniature of exceptionally fine quality! A piece of marble matrix hosts two pristine and sharply edged demantoid crystals. Especially the larger crystal, measuring 14 mm across, has truly superb clarity, luster and colour! One of the very best miniature specimens ever found at the locale!

TS22 - Tourmaline - SOLD
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.

PW17 - Chrysoberyl - SOLD
Lac Alaotra, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province, Madagascar
Size: 2.4 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm

Amazing sixling twin chrysoberyl from madagascar. This is a very fine thumbnail featuring great colour and shape! No damage.

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.

PW10 - Emerald - SOLD
Tokovaya, Ural Mtns., Russia
Size: 3.4 x 3 x 2.3 cm

Well formed emerald crystals up to 20 mm in diameter on biotite schist matrix. Especially the main crystal shows a very deep green colour.

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.

AR172 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.4 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm

This is an elongated tourmaline crystals from the famous "rocket pocket". It shows reat clarity in the top section! Repaired once right in the middle, but the repair is close fit and barely visible.

PW02 - Chrysoberyl - 1000€
EspĂ­rito Santo, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm

This is a group of two twinned chrysoberyl crystals featuring sharp edges combined with great colour and clarity. No damage on the terminations of both crystals. The piece comes from an old colelction, it was probably found in the 1970s.

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