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AR199 - Tourmaline - 4200€
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.1 x 2 x 1.4 cm
 

Very fine gruop of two multicolour tourmaline crystals in paralel growth. The piece comes from the famous "rocket pocket" and features very typical colours and pristine terminations. One clean repair.


A14 - Lazulith - 145€
Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada
Size: 8.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
 

Fine crystals nicely perched on quartz matrix. Good contrast and colour! No damage on front side.


A67 - Euclase - 1200€
Euclase pegmatite, Boa Vista, Rodrigo Silva, Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 4.4 x 3.9 cm
 

This specimen features a textbook, transparent, 19 x 14 mm euclase crystal perched on a matrix composed of very well crystallized mica blades. The piece is a full floater and complete all around. Gorgeous aesthetics and zero damage!


AR83 - Garnet - 750€
Dusso, Shigar valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.4 cm
 

Two dozen spessartine crystals of various sizes are scattered on a white feldspar crystal! The garnets are fiercely red, highly lustrous and especially the smaller ones are fully transparent throughout. All crystals are in perfect condition.


A170 - Crocoite - 1700€
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm
 

Bright and shiny crocoite crystals on gibbsite and gossan matrix. From the best section of the Lower Red River pocket. The colour and luster are in fact amazing!


A63 - Olmiite - 1500€
N'Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 4.1 x 3 x 3.5 cm
 

This is one of the very best olmiite miniatures we have ever seen! Two richly coloured olmiite spheres up to 2.7 cm in diameter are associated with two individual crystal aggregates. The whole cluster is on matrix and undamaged all around! Ex Charlie Key collection.


ZW04 - Mellite - 400€
Csordakúti Mine, Bicske-Csordakút, Bicske-Zsámbéki Basin, Fejér Co., Hungary
Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm
 

Sharp and lustrous mellite crystals to 31 mm forming a very fine floater aggregate. Well crystallized on both sides! Ex Walter Knobloch, two old labels are coming with the specimen.


AR347 - Aquamarine - 2750€
Ameib Farm, Usakos, Erongo, Namibia
Size: 8.5 x 6.6 x 5.4 cm
 

Two turquoise coloured aquamarine crystals perched on feldspar matrix. A schorl is resting on top of the bigger crystal - what an amazing arrangement! Great condition and aesthetics.


JS11 - Tourmaline - 475€
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.1 x 2.8 x 3.5 cm
 

This is a rubelite matrix specimen from Ailton Barbosa's great find at the Jonas mine. The pocket was discovered in 1978, and the rubelite quality from this pocket still sets the standard for the species. This specimen features one richly coloured crystal, capped by a blade of albite on the top right side. Repaired once.



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