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AT12 - Olmiite - 4000€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 3 cm
 

Usually we know this material on common matrix or as clusters. But lustrous and intense colored large spheres on a gemmy sharp terminated calcite crystal are truely outstanding. This is probably the most remarkable and most asethetic specimen I have ever seen from the locality. It is develoepd as floater and the quality of both minerals is as good as it ever could be. Looks great in each angle, no significant damages to report.


PQ42 - Prase Quartz - 1100€
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 5.2 x 5.1 x 4.4 cm
 

A spray of sharp terminated, semi-lustrous prase-crystals. The shape is really perfect, the piece can be displayed 360°. All crystals are in excellent condition, there are no chips on the terminations. The saturation is also very good, an intense moss-green with some lighter zoning at the top of some crystals.


SF25 - Aquamarine - 1150€
Usakos, Karibib, Erongo, Naminbia
Size: 5.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm
 

What a striking ensemble! A well shaped orthoclase embraces a sharp terminated, lustrous and doubly terminated aquamarine crystal. This crystal shows a very deep colour saturation and is gemmy at both end-points. Could be displayed horizontal or also - as shown on photography - in vertical position. No significant damages to report.


TI24 - Rubellite - 4200€
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.4 x 2.1 x 1.4 cm
 

The crystal shows the very best quality and color. It has glassy character and this incredible magenta to purple color, that made this locality so famous. The pyramidal end-points and the lepidolite at the base make this crystal stand out the crowd of common single crystals. Perfect luster in union with clarity and color are most rare! No damages to report, no contacts, no repairs - perfect all around!


FV01 - Pyrite with Quartz - 6800€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 20 x 14.3 x 5.7 cm
 

A large cabinet sized plate of needle quartz is host to more than a dozen sharp and brilliant pyrite cubes. They are scattered around the entire piece and make up for a wonderful display. All crystals in the center are free of damage and in perfect condition! The crystals feature super-glossy luster and the distinct striations on all sides. Bevels on edges and corners add even more impact. This is a wonderful display specimen for every advanced collection!


SP10 - Fluorite - 750€
De'an fluorite mine, Wushan, De'an Co., Jiujiang Prefecture, Jiangxi Province, China
Size: 10.8 x 6.3 x 3.4 cm
 

The octahedral crystals are up to 42mm across and 32mm on edges. The composition and the contrast are really great, and the main crystals are all in excellent condition. They show a dark green core with violet framing along teh edges.


AG09 - Andradite on Epidote - 1200€
Marki Khel, Khogyani, Nangahar, Afghanistan
Size: 9 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm
 

Highly lustrous, sharp andradite crystals up to 13mm across attractively scattered on matrix. The crystals are isolated in the center of the piece and show really fine contrast to little olive-green epidote crystals, which cover the matrix. No significant damages to report.


SP04 - Flos Ferri - 475€
Laurion, Greece
Size: 12.6 x 8.6 x 5 cm
 

The exposed blue ramifications of blue flos ferri show a fine contrast to white areas. The rear side shows a dark fluorite matrix. The specimen is very attractive in various positions, no significant damages to report.


KW10 - Wulfenite - 1300€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm
 

This large wulfenite crystal measures 38mm across - this is quite a spectacular dimension! The crystal is dark brown, sharp terminated and highly lustrous, some smaller crystals are attachted at the base. Tiny edge wear is present in a few places, but its very minor and nothing of significance. Hard to photograph and even better in person.


KW47 - Fluorite - 540€
Milpo Mine, Atacocha mining district, Cerro de Pasco, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru
Size: 4.5 x 3.8 x 3.6 cm
 

The specimen is developed as a floater, it consists of two intergrown large octahedral crystals with modifications along edges and corners. The faces are multiple stepped, each step razor sharp and lustrous. Very 3-dimensional and showy in person!


TI26 - Azurite and Malachite - 3900€
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 5.5 x 4.4 x 2 cm
 

The main crystal is 29mm across. The specimen is developed as a floater and features superb quality all around. All faces show a wonderful texture and exceptionally fine luster. The colour is the best, even for Milpillas! The contrast to vivid green malachite makes it even more special! The composition is very 3-dimensional and even better in person, it definitely and stands out the crowd. This discovery was spectacular because of the carzy good color, but really aesthetic pieces with isolated main crystals came rare! No significant damages to report, well formed all around.


A724 - Heliodor - 750€
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 4.2 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm
 

This crystal is develoepd as floater and shows the very typical etching patterns. The color is a very pleasing yellow and the claity is excellent. No significant damages to report. A little bit of brown pocket clay is still attached and could easily be washed off, if desired.



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