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RR02 - Calcite on Siderite - 1100€
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 - 950€
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 - 470€
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!

AF02 - Fluorite with Baryte - 1300€
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.8 x 5.2 x 6.3 cm

Deep purple fluorite cubes, each of which is featuring an amazing phantom, on nicely contrasting quartz matrix. A large and well formed barite rose sets another beautiful accent. All the edges of the fluorites are very sharp and free of damage.

RR08 - Sphalerite on Quartz - 125€
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.

A399 - Baryte with Berthierite - 780€
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 - 950€
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 - 11000€
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 - 400€
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 - 1300€
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!

PM139 - Argentite - 490€
Jáchymov, Krusné Hory Mts., Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm

Sharp and lustrous acanthite crystals on quartz matrix. Tiny pyrites and hematite inclusions set a nice contrast. Great classic specimen, very hard to obtain any fine specimens from this defunct locale.

A382 - Calcite with Stibnite - 1100€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 10.7 x 7 x 7.4 cm

Botryoidal calcite and a spray of stibnite forming a very aesthetic and highly balanced specimen. The combination is indeed very rare, and specimens like this are almost impossible to obtain today. Great condition and shape!

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