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RD33 - Azurite - 1450€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.8 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm

This is a well-formed, sharp and lustrous azurite crystal from Tsumeb. The entire crystal is deep blue in the corners when backlight. A few malachite rosettes show starting alteration and make a beautiful contrast. The front side shows fantastic striations and very brilliant luster. Great condition and shape!

H3 - Schorl - 100€
Farm Ameib, Karibib Distr., Erongo, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm

A lustrous, thick and sturdy schorl resting on smoky quartz matrix.

FW15 - Fluorite - 450€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.6 x 3 x 2.7 cm

What a surprise! Deep purple fluorite octahedrons from Shigar Valley, Pakistan. I have never seen this colour from Pakistan before, the specimen comes from a very small and limited find. The mica matrix makes a beautiful contrast. Great condition and aesthetics!

RD15 - Azurite - 1100€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 4.3 x 1.6 cm

This is a large, single, sharp and lustrous azurite crystal from Tsumeb. It features many special vicinal faces and striations on the outline.

RD78 - Calcite - 600€
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm

Wonderful miniature of classic Egremont calcite. The three main crystals are very clear and standing upright. Great condition and aesthetics!

SM24 - Atacamite - 1300€
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 12.6 x 9 x 4.6 cm

WOW! Sharp and brilliant atacamite crystals on quartz and chrysocolla matrix! The atacamites are grown in wonderful groups and reach up to 19 mm in length. The plate of matrix is richly covered, and the quartz sets a pleasing contrast. Some of the crystals in the lower part are not terminated, but the majority is well formed and in perfect condition. One of the very best atacamite specimens ever found at the Lily mine!

RD35 - Mimetite - 200€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.7 x 4.1 x 4.1 cm

Sharp, tapering mimetite crystals to 17 mm on matrix.

PM79 - Tourmaline - 3250€
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 11 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm

Perfect, doubly terminated, bicolour tourmaline crystal from California! The crystal obviously got broken during growth and grew together at a slightly different angle again. The upper termination has nicely bevelled faces. No damage.

A211 - Heliodor - 60000€
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 11.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm

WOW!!! What a superb cabinet sized heliodor crystal! It features fantastic shape combined with super glossy luster, beautiful greenish-yellow colour, amazing clarity, bevelled termination faces, slightly rounded (but still well visible) edges and fantastic non-etched sides altering with wonderful etching patterns! Furthermore, it is doubly terminated and the only large crystal of this particular colour and style ever found! This crystal was found in Pegmatite No.576 in 2003. The weight is 347 grams. Zero damage on any side. What an outstanding and jaw-dropping gem crystal! Price on request.

PM49 - Endlichite - 1300€
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm

Superb floater cluster from an old find in 1986. The crystals are large, thick and sturdy, and show beautiful barrel-shaped form. No damage on front side.

WB08 - Inesite - 140€
Daye Co., Hubei Province, China
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm

Wonderful floater cluster of inesite and hubeite. No damage.

PM59 - Silver - 5500€
Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 6 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm

Excellent half-breed in small cabinet size! The silver on this specimen shows very sharp crystals, it is very bright and shiny! The copper has a typical brownish patina and serves as a beautiful matrix for the silver crystals on top. Both species are very well balanced. Eye-candy, and indeed superb quality!

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