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RR02 - Calcite on Siderite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 8 x 7.4 x 6.7 cm
Beautiful white calcite balls isolated and in groups on nicely contrasting siderite matrix. Very 3-dimensional and nice from all sides. No damage.

PM128 - Silver - SOLD
Himmelsfürst Mine, Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.7 x 5.1 x 3.1 cm
Thick and sturdy silver curls on nicely contrasting calcite and siderite matrix. An old label indicates the piece was sold by Prof. Dr. Siegmund in 1959. For sure not a fake!

A109 - Azurite and Malachite - SOLD
Chessy-les-Mines, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Size: 5.8 x 4 x 2.7 cm
Sharp and well formed azurites, partially altered to malachite, forming a very balanced cluster. Great shape and condition!

HS19 - Calcite - SOLD
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 9.3 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm
Wonderful aggregate of botryoidal calcite on quartz and ankerite matrix. One barely visible contact is present, but otherwise the specimen is in excellent condition. Lovely composition of two interlocking spheres!

RR08 - Sphalerite on Quartz - SOLD
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 7.1 x 3.7 x 3.9 cm
Highly lustrous sphalerite ball perched on artichoke quartz. The quartz crystal is well formed on all sides. Pristine condition.

A394 - Scheelite - SOLD
No. 5 Mine, Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6.1 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
WOW! This fabulous scheelite crystal is a monster in size and perched on quartz and dolomite matrix! The crystal shows a beautiful comination of brown and blue colours, as so typical of this small find. Great condition and contrast!

A399 - Baryte with Berthierite - SOLD
No. 5 Mine, Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.3 cm
A spray of iridescent berthierite is crossing a group of sharp and clear barite crystals. Great composition and form! There is one minor contact on the rear side, otherwise the specimen is in excellent condition.

HS12 - Fluorite - 370€
Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 7 x 6.6 x 4.1 cm
Gorgeous etched bi-colour fluorite from Zogno! The colours are lovely, and the composition is just striking! No damage. Ex Robert Brandstetter collection no.677, his label is still coming with the piece.

UT13 - Proustite - SOLD
Grube Vater Abraham, Lauta, Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm
Superb, sharp and large proustite crystals in a composite cluster group! The colour is pure deep red gem when backlight from top to the very bottom of the specimen! Note that only a part of the crystals were backlight for this picture. Minor chipping is present on a side crystal, but the damage is easily forgivable considering the size, the impact and the historical importance of that specimen. Truly a masterpiece from this old German locale! Ex Hubert de Monmonier collection.

PV20 - Calcite - SOLD
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 5.7 x 5.6 x 3.7 cm
Wonderful boulangerite included calcite rosette. Stepped faces, shiny luster and an overall floater form, great features to make a lovely specimen!

SN14 - Dyscrasite - 1100€
St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Size: 3.1 x 2.7 x 1.4 cm
Gorgeous dyscrasite thumbnail specimen featuring unusually large and sharp crystals! Undamaged and well formed from all sides!

PV19 - Galena ps. Pyromorphite - SOLD
Kautenbach, Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size: 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm
Great miniature from this old and defunct locale! Sharp barral-shaped crystals form a lovely crystal cluster. Great aesthetics and condition.