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RV29 - Vivianite - SOLD
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm
 

The only compareable quality of vivianite in entire Europe came from Trepca - and crystal size was not larger than 2,5 to 3cm. From Romania I have seen some samples from Herja and Nistru Baita - tiny opaque stuff. I drop over the floor when I saw this new material; it is simply incredible. The dimension, the quality, the luster and this fantastic colour! This piece is from a recent discovery in spring 2019. In my evaluation one of the most relevant, the most important discoveries in entire Europe since decades or even for a century. The faces are highly lustrous and some intergrown light matrix helps to give more contrast to this exceptional crystal. Along the faces of the end-point you can see some modifications, which make this outstanding crystal even more special.


IT05 - Azurite - SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 4.1 x 3.9 x 1.6 cm
 

The specimen is developed as floater, each crystal - front side, back side, bottom, top - is highly lustrous, the faces show amazing texture, the color is royal blue and it looks really perfect in each position. There is much stuff from Milpillas, but this one stands out the crowd - it is formed like an „O“, this is not only a perspective - there is really a hole in the middle. There are many crystals in high quality, but the assemble gives a unique status to the piece. Again - there is no less attractive angle and quality is best 360°, undamaged.


IT08 - Liddicoatite - 3200€
Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 3.3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm
 

This crystal shows an outstanding quality - the clarity of glass unified with amazing colors. Intense red-purple zonings along the edges, a lavender but lighter center and even shades of green at the bottom. Please note that we didn´t use any backlight or other light-effects for photography - this is the natural true impression under daylight conditions! It is sharp terminated and the faces show highest possible luster!


TA05 - Amazonite with Cleavelandite - SOLD
Lucky Monday Pocket, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Size: 4.2 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
 

A sharp terminated, lustrous intense colored crystal raisning up vertically on light, nearly white matrix. A very fine sample fom this famous classic locality. No significant damages to report.


RZ04 - Brookite and Rutile, Quartz - SOLD
Tatagaar, Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 5.7 x 4.7 cm
 

The rock crystal is razor sharp terminated and shows excellent luster. It is water-clear and in it´s center you can see these amazing incluions of brookite and intense red-brown rutile. Photography doesn´t make justice to this wonderful aesthetic specimen! No significant damages to report.


TG05 - Aquamarine - 1600€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
 

A lustrous gemmy and water-clear crystal with a crazy habit - it developed a significant zepter with additional modifications along the end-points. Well formed 360°, on same high quality all around and in fine condition damage-wise.


FV08 - Ettringite on Calcite - 1600€
Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 2.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 cm
 

A thumbnail with perfect aesthetic assemble! Sharp terminated, glossy and freestanding ettringite in intense yellow color set on small base of colorless matrix. The specimen looks great in various positions, it doesn´t show any significant damages.


FV11 - Fluorite - 1700€
Xianghualing Mine, Linwu Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 10.9 x 9.2 x 4.4 cm
 

A huge (34mm one edges), sharp termianted and highly lustrous fluorite crystal set on light matrix. The cube is completely exposed, it shows a sharp internal zoning. Contrast and quality are just amazingly delicate! No significant damages to report.


A741 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
 

Great classic specimen! The inter-grown crystals show pink phantoms and blue-green zoning along end-points and edges. Where the crystals collide you also can see a group of violet lepidolite, which gives even more color to this impressive group.


RR45 - Pyrite with Quartz - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.5 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm
 

The pyrite aggregate is 42 x 33 mm. It is completely exposed and set in the center of the piece - surrounded with light, sparkling Quartz crystals. The aggregate consits of uncountable micro-faces, all of them highly lustrous. Perfect balance and very aesthetic in each angle. A very uncommon specimen for Cavnic in excellent quality, undamaged. The specimen is even more tridimensional in person. main crystal: 4.2x3.2


A758 - Heliodor - SOLD
Kuldiha, Orissa, India
Size: 7.8 x 3 x 2.4 cm
 
 
 

One really amazing heliodor from recent discoveries in India. This material is very rare and only a low number of crystals shows this amazing quality. The crystal is gemmy and the etched texture on all faces is simply breath-taking. It looks nice on the photos, but I have to note that it is even much better in person. The specimen looks simply great in each angle and is rich of wonderful details all around. No significant damages to report.


ME13 - Amethyst Sceptre - 950€
Chibuku Mine, Zambezi Valley, Mashonaland West , Zimbabwe
Size: 6.7 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
 

A superb zepter from this more uncommon locality. A low number of specimen reached the market during the last few years, but unfortunately most material shows really bad damages. This one is in excellent condition, it shows wonderful luster and and excellent color. At the top you can see dark violet color, in the middle there are more smoky tones. Looks great in each angle, perfect quality all around!



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