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AR85 - Amethyst Sceptre - 3500€
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 11.3 x 6.8 x 6.6 cm
 
 
 

Wow! Six sceptre amethysts on a cabinet sized matrix plate. The right sceptre is 2 inches tall and gives a clear focus to the piece. Great condition and visual impact!


A217 - Apatite - 1300€
Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.4 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm
 

This specimen features truly great aesthetics! Half a dozen sharp apatite crystals are perched on a white albite matrix. The crystals show slightly bevelled edges and deep green colour, very typical of this famous find. Great condition and visual impact!


AN52 - Wulfenite - 580€
San Francisco Mine, Mexico
Size: 7.8 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
 

Very showy combo specimen of wulfenite and botryoidal mimetite on matrix. The main wulfenite crystal atop is 2.9 cm wide.


PM38 - Silver - 750€
Lake Superior Mine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 4 x 2 x 1.8 cm
 

Stunning miniature featuring a beautiful contrast of silver and copper crystals. Both species are equally fine developed and very well balanced.


ZW49 - Witherite - 350€
Settlingstones Mine, Fourstones, Tyne Valley, Northumberland, England
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 4.3 cm
 

Amazing rounded aggregate of witherite, perfect all the way around. Very 3-dimensional (the piece is in fact like half of a ball).


A302 - Tourmaline - 1200€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.7 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm
 


VG16 - Rhodochrosite - 7500€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
 

WOW! This is a killer miniature featuring about one dozen crystals in a very fine cluster. The colour is superb, it is in fact a deep red and the clarity is amazing also! Great composiion and visual impact!


BR02 - Heliodor - 820€
Catugi, Padre Paraíso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm
 

This is a totally clear elongated heliodor crystal! There are truly no inclusions or other flaws, the piece is in perfect condition all around. The termination is especially fine develloped, and the etching on the sides is also magnificent!


RD28 - Mimetite - 950€
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
Size: 5 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
 

Bright yellow mimetites on limonite matrix. The crystals are sharp and in perfect condition. The colour is truly excellent, as good as the best found.


BT05 - Aquamarine - 4500€
Jaquetô Mine, Guaratinga, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
 
 
 

Fantastic barrel-shaped aquamarine from an old classic find! The crystal shows very nice etching patterns on all sides. The clarity is amazing in person, truly much better than my camera eye could get it. No damage.


FE01 - Fluorite - 220€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.2 cm
 

This is a floater crystal of etched phantom fluorite. Unique style and complete on all sides.


TM04 - Mimetite - 180€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm
 

Sharp hexagonal mimetites up to 14 mm on matrix. A few of the crystals are broken at the base, but the majority is in perfect condition.



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