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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.


FW18 - Fluorite - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6.8 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm
 

WOW! Deep purple phantoms inside a highly lustrous and clear fluorite cube! In addition, the crystal is in absolutely pristine condition and perched on starkly contrasting milky quartz crystals. Slightly bevelled edges and a few stepped side crystals set another nice accent. What an awesome killer specimen from a now defunct part of the Berbes quarries.


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!


PM43 - Baryte - 520€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 10.3 x 6.8 x 6.3 cm
 
 
 

Sparkling blue barite blades forming a very 3-dimensional specimen. The piece is in great condition and looks beautiful from either side. An old label is coming with the piece. Special side note on the back side of the label: 15. march 1988 "for pulling out a tooth" (the collector who got the rock was a dentist - oouch!)


PV04 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 11.2 x 7.3 x 5.9 cm
 

Stunning specimen of elongated quartz crystals forming a very aesthetic cluster! The crystal show stepped negative sceptre growth and get very clear towards the termination. Small pyrites and calcites, so typical of the locale, set a nice contrast. Great condition and exquisite form!


RR03 - Dolomite - 225€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 13 x 9.8 x 7.7 cm
 
 
 

Funny cactus-style manganoan dolomite cast structures from Cavnic! The back side shows negative forms of large botryoidal calcites.


ZF15 - Goethite - SOLD
Tharsis, Alosno, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Size: 8.1 x 8 x 3.6 cm
 
 
 

Amazingly colourful and well formed iridescent goethite of botryoidal shape! From a small and limted find in 2014, only very few specimens of this quality and beauty were found.


ZW46 - Sphalerite on Quartz - SOLD
Bansk, Banská Stiavnica (Selmecbánya; Schemnitz), Slovakia
Size: 9.1 x 7.1 x 5.8 cm
 

Large honey-coloured sphalerites perched on quartz matrix. Smaller cubic galena features bevelled corners and sets a nice contrast. Very slight edge wear is present, but it is small in context and barely visible. The size of the crystals and the composition of the specimen is truly magnificent!


AT10 - Calcite - SOLD
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 6.5 x 5.5 x 2 cm
 

Gorgeous spray of clear and lustrous calcite crystals. A wonderful specimen of the old classic style!


A421 - Fluorite - 1050€
Rogerley Mine, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England
Size: 8.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
 

Totally gemmy and highly lustrous fluorite twins scattered on a typically brownish matrix. Great quality from the old finds. There are no flaws inside the crystals, they are clear and sharp throughout! Stunning daylight fluorescence, the piece shows an intense and very beautiful emerald green in artificial light.


A415 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
 

WOW! What a striking gold specimen from Verespatak! The leaves are big and have the brightest luster one can look for. the overall composition is truly incredibly fine, what a treasure from this old and defunct classic European locality!



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