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EM24 - Tourmaline - 520€
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.5 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
 

Marvellous bi-colour tourmaline from Mawi mines. Both colour zones are clear and exceptioally gemmy. The 3-sided termination is undamaged and free of any chips.


IT02 - Quartz with Hematite - 450€
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
Size: 5.2 x 2.7 x 2 cm
 

Orange river location has produced the best orange quartzes ever found. Tiny hematite inclusions in the upper growth layer make the pieces so amazing and special. This is an excellent miniature sized sample of that unique find. No significant damage to report.


VR07 - Vivianite - SOLD
Rosia Poieni Mine, Mușca, Lupșa Commune, Alba, Romania
Size: 15 x 5.8 x 4.5 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a striking cabinet size vivianite cluster! This piece is a really big cluster of several clear vivianite crystals and some parts of breccia matrix attached on the right and back sides. The crystals are big, lustrous and gemmy, and several of them show even a crazy twist. From the best pocket of the mine, found in February 2019. All the later pockets did not reach this size and quality any more. A great floater piece, very showy all the way around!


LT37 - Calcite - 385€
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 12.6 x 9.9 x 6.4 cm
 

A beautiful formation of stacked calcite crystals. The piece is very 3-dimensional and showy all around. The back side is in fact as nicly formed as the front. A second generation of calcite (or dolomite?) sparkles like snow on a mountain, just amazing. The entire piece is in pristine condition, there is no damage. Ex Leo Thalhammer colection, his label is coming with the piece.


PM78 - Anglesite on Galena - 850€
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 7.2 x 5.5 x 5.7 cm
 

Clear and lustrous anglesite crystals to 3.5 cm in height perched on top of a dark galena matrix. Great condition and shape. An old label is coming with the piece, stating that it was priced at 8.700,- Austrian Shillings in 1985 (that equals about 630 euros today).


A553 - Calcite - 950€
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 18.5 x 15 x 12.5 cm
 
 
 

A deep amber coloured calcite crystal sitting on a floater shard made of sphalerite crystals. The colour is as good as it gets at Elmwood mine, and the crystal formation is great as well. The dark sphalerite sets a pleasing contrast. No significant damage to report.


RR18 - Stibnite on Calcite - 600€
No. 5 Mine, Baia Sprie (Felsöbánya), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm
 

Two clusters of highly lustrous stibnite crystals sitting on top of snow-white calcite crystals - what a lovely shape! The piece is a floater, undamaged and very showy from all sides. Please note, it cannot be shipped, i strongly prefer to hand-carry it.


US10 - Glaucocerinite - SOLD
Hilarion Mine, Laurion, Greece
Size: 11.8 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm
 

Beautiful aggregates of botryoidal glaucocerinite covering a brown piece of gossan matrix on all sides. Very intense turquoise colour, the camera eye is somehow unable to catch that colour, it is actually much stronger in person.


IT30 - Gwindel - 600€
Mohmand, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Size: 8.7 x 6 x 2.9 cm
 

Beautiful gwindel from Pakistan. It is clear like glass, and the luster is excellent. Great condition and shape.


A657 - Proustite - 580€
Niederschlema, Schlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 2.6 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
 

This is a great thumnail sized cluster of deep red and highly sparkling proustite crystals, a great old classic from Schlema, Saxony. The piece is very showy all the way around. Small calcite rhombs add a nice contrast.


IT21 - Epidote - 1950€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.7 x 5.3 x 4.3 cm
 
 
 

What a marvellous cluster of super-glossy bowtie-epidotes! The piece is a complete floater and extremely 3-dimensional, it could be displayed from at least 3 or 4 sides. It is in totally pristine condition and free of any damages. the sparkle on the crystals is indeed amazing, especially when turned around in the hand.


WB14 - Red Beryl - 850€
Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Size: 4.9 x 3.2 x 2 cm
 

A 7 mm red beryl crystal on white rhyolite matrix. The upper termination of the crystal is free and fully 6-sided. Great miniature from good old theys, these jewels are no longer being found.



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