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A63 - Olmiite - 840€
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.


A182 - Heliodore - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 6 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm
 

Wow! This heliodor features unique shape and fabulous clarity. No damage.


NW01 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 3.8 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
 

What a beautiful gold "bonsai"! Fine crystallized gold on quartz matrix.


ZW04 - Mellite - SOLD
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.


A30 - Jeremejewite - SOLD
Meile 72, Cape Cross, Swakopmund District, Namibia
Size: 4.2 x 0.7 x 0.6 cm
 

A jeremejevite from the old and famous finds at Cape Cross. Some smaller side crystals are attached close to the base, and two small greenish apatites are crossing the main crystal close to the termination. No damage.


SW473 - Spodumene - SOLD
Mawi, Laghman Province, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.1 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm
 
 
 

This sharp and well-formed spodumene crystal features a very nice greenish-yellow colour and high transparency. It is in great condition all around, the bottom side is rehealed.


MS01 - Brookite - SOLD
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.7 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
 
 
 

Killer brookite crystal cluster on quartz and limestone matrix. The main crystal is 27 mm tall and features deep red and orange hues. Just eye-candy!


TT50 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6 x 5.6 x 3.8 cm
 

Tsumeb dioptase at its very best quality! A cluster of bright green, lustrous crystals perched on calcite matrix. Size of main crystals is 17 x 9 mm.


A78 - Bixbyite - SOLD
Maynard's Claim, Thomas Range, Juab Co., Utah, USA
Size: 3.6 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
 
 
 

This particular specimen is one of the very finest bixbyite and topaz combinations ever found at this world famous locale! The topaz is doubly terminated and the bixbyite cube measures 6.5 mm on edge. All edges are razor sharp and pristine, no damage on any side! Found by John Holfert, and illustrated in Rock&Gem magazine.


AR347 - Aquamarine - 1450€
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.


ZW84 - Sphalerite - SOLD
Rodna, Bistrita-Nâusâud Co., Romania
Size: 6.5 x 5.2 x 4 cm
 

Highly lustrous sphalerite crystals to 3.7 cm on pyrite matrix. Ex Anton Berger, Wien-Mödling and K. Saxlehner, Budapest. Both labels are coming with the specimen.


TS11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Shankuwa-Sava, Koshi Zone, Nepal
Size: 12.1 x 5.1 x 2.3 cm
 

Rare and beautiful multicolour tourmaline crystals from Nepal. One repair below the crossing crystal, otherwise no damage.



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