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PW70 - Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 9.3 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a large and fantastic cerussite crystal from Tsumeb! Transparency like glass, lustre like a mirror and a form like a skyscraper! Incredible features and hard to find in any mineral species. This cerussite has all of them. The crystal is so rich in forms and faces, it is truly amazing! The pointed termination atop contrasts with a bevelled flat termination on a side crystal and some twinned crystals poking out on the right side. Just wonderful - one of the very best and most impressive cerussite crystals i have ever seen from any locality in the world.


UT04 - Gold - 80000€
Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm
 

WOW! More than 8.5 ounces of pure crystalized gold! What a gorgeous cluster of superb bright crystals! Several dozen individual gold crystals forming a big and massive aggregate! The lustre of the crystals is very bright, and the overall impact is in fact amazing. This piece weighs is incredibly good - it has to be seen to be believed! Price on request.


PW62 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm
 

What a gorgeous azurite crystal on matrix! Incredible lustre, doubly-terminated, great elongated shape and gem blue in big sections when backlight, this crystal has all one can look for. Azurite is one of the premier species from this classic and now defunct locale, and this is an excellent sample in miniature size. Great condition and aesthetics! Ex Ruppenthal coll.


LI02 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 14 x 8.9 x 8.7 cm
 

This is a gorgeous sample of multicolour liddicoatite from the recent production at Estatoby mine. The colours range from a deep red on top to green and cognac brown in the middle and lower sections. The termination faces are nicely bevelled on all sides and in pristine condition. The composition of two main crystals in parallel grwoth and another crystal crossing at the lower front side gives character to the piece and makes it truly unique. The piece reveals all it colours at best when backlighted with led light spots. Striking size and incredible visual impact! Illustrated in the MINERALS magazine by Tomasz Praszkier, Issue#6, page 16. Price on request.


AR346 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 11.5 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
 

This is a fantastic doubly-terminated elbaite crystal featuring 5 distinct colour zones and very nice albite and lepidolite crystals in assciation. The specimen is a full floater and is in pristine condition all around. Ex Reinhard Dallinger coll.


PW66 - Malachite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 9.9 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm
 
 
 

Malachite roses ps. after a doubly terminated azurite crystal! The malachite has formed wonderful flower patterns within the shape of the former azurite crystal. This style of replacement is by far the best and most attractive i have ever seen from Tsumeb or any other locality in the world. Gorgeous quality and visual impact, a sheer unbelievable piece from this classic locale! Ex Prof. Siegmund collection, a famous and well-known Austrian collector in the mid of the last century. Price on request.


LI03 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 14 x 8 x 7 cm
 

What a huge and well formed crystal of milticoloured liddicoatite! Indeed, the quality combined with the size is truly amazing!


A122 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 8 x 5 x 5 cm
 

A wonderful spray of perfect crocoite crystals perched on a nicely contrasting matrix! One of the very best pieces from the recent finds.


A123 - Cobaltoan Smithsonite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 8.1 x 7.8 x 4.6 cm
 

What an amazing sample of richly pink cobaltoan smithsonite! A vug in galena and tetrahedrite ore is filled with sharp and well modified smithsonite crystals of altering size. A 20mm wide crystal is placed right in the centre of the piece and gives it a clear focal point of interest. Smaller crystals around form a pleasing contrast and make a nice balance. No damage to all crystals in the vug.


A92 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Estatoby, Sahatana Valley, Antananarivo Prov., Madagascar
Size: 6.8 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
 

A wonderful cluster of 3 multicolour liddicoatite crystals. The top faces of the two main crystals are terminated about at the same height, although the lower colour zones reveal a totally different growth at former stages. Under accurate inspection the crystal on the left shows 12 distinct colour zones. A gorgeous and very colourful sample from the recent finds at Estatoby mine! Illustrated in the MINERALS magazine by Tomasz Praszkier, Issue#6, page 16.


RD125 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 20000€
Galenstock, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 13.5 x 11.1 x 4.7 cm
 

This is a huge and very impressive gwindel specimen. It features 6-7 doubly terminated individual smoky quartz crystals stacked together and forming this wonderful gwindel crystal. Small chipping is present along the sides, but it is in fact small in context. The colour and gemminess are incredibly fine and make this a centerpiece for every alpine collection. Great quality and visual impact!


RS06 - Fluorite - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göschenertal, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 10.2 x 5 x 3 cm
 

What a killer specimen from the Swiss Alps! Several pink fluorites in a cluster are perched atop a clear quartz crystal! The fluorites have a very pleasing and intense pink colour and very good transparency! The quartz crystal is fully crystallized at the bottom side, too. The piece is in fact a floater and totally pristine all around! No damage and no repair!



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