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A05 - Olmiite - 350€
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 4.3 x 2.9 x 2.6 cm

This piece features a ball shaped aggregate of salmon coloured olmiite crystals on a dark brown manganese ore. The crystal cluster is 2.3 cm wide and absolutely free of damage. Ex John Schneider collection.

FE15 - Fluorite - 390€
Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 3.9 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm

Amazing etched bi-colour fluorite from Italy! The etching patterns are exceptionally fine and well formed on this superb specimen. The piece is a total floater - no damage.

SW502 - Vesuvianite - 420€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.9 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm

This is a gorgeous killer thumnail from Pakistan. A large and very lustrous vesuvianite crystal rests on a small white matrix, and smaller crystals are attached at the side and atop. The vesuvianites show a very pleasing brownish-red colour along the edges when backlight. No damage. Ex Wilfried Schlosser collection.

MC09 - Topaz - 430€
Maynard's Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Size: 3.3 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm

This is a highly brilliant and completely undamaged topaz crystal of breath-taking quality. It is as gemmy as you can look for, and it rests on a pedestal of rhyolite and smaller topaz crystals. Truly amazing in person!

MC08 - Topaz - 430€
Maynard's Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Size: 3.4 x 2.1 x 1.6 cm

Another top quality topaz crystal with minor matrix and small side crystals attached at the base. No damage.

GU11 - Fluorite - 1050€
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm

Wonderful cubes of purple fluorite on white dolomite matrix. The biggest crystal measures 20 mm on edge. All crystals show phantoms and nicely bevelled edges, which are so typical of this locality. Great condition and visual impact.

PW38 - Proustite - 3700€
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 4.3 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm

Deeply red and sharp proustite crystals perched atop native arsenic. The luster is exceptionally fine, and the crystals show a fantastic colour when backlight. Great condition and shape!

PW12 - Silver ps. Dyscrasite - 650€
Pribram, Central Bohemia Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 7.4 x 5.7 x 5.3 cm

Native silver ps. dyscrasite from a classic european locality! The former dyscrasite crystals are fat and sturdy, and up to 3.5 cm long! The carbonate and quartz matrix makes a beautiful colour contrast.

A225 - Gold - 6000€
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 3.6 x 2 cm

WOW! Highly lustrous gold crystals on quartz matrix. This is an exceptionally well-formed sample from this famous locality. Perfect condition, and very showy all around!

A54 - Cinnabar - 800€
Tongren Mine, Tongren, Guizhou, China
Size: 6.7 x 6 x 3 cm

A quartz and dolomite matrix is host to a wonderful 1.8 cm tall twinned cinabbar crystal. The pictures shows the crystal when backlight. No damage.

OS16 - Dioptase - 9000€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 14 x 10.1 x 6.3 cm

What a fantastic cabinet sized dioptase specimen from Tsumeb mine! The quartz and duftite matrix shows great relief and is very richly covered by sparkling dioptase crystals up to xl 1.5cm in size. Gorgeaous visual impact and great condition!

A37 - Aegirine - 130€
Mt. Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 10.5 x 3.4 x 5.1 cm

Elongated aegirine crystals on smoky quartz and parisite. Very beautiful specimen of this rare combination!

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