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A186 - Rubellite - SOLD
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.5 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
Wow! What an amazingly fine specimen from the famous "Jonas" pocket! The specimen is a full floater and all crystals are doubly terminated. There is one close lock-fit repair in the middle of the big crystal. The colour and clarity is gorgeous, especially the top section of the main crystal is indeed superb! A fantastic small cabinet sized sample from the most important find of rubellite ever made!

AW01 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 5.3 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
This fantastic specimen features a 3.6 cm anglesite crystal perched on matrix. It comes from an old find at Touissit, for more than 20 years there has been no production of qualities like this any more. The crystal shows a very unusual style and crystal habit and is totally perfect all around.

PN30 - Iron Rose - 5600€
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8.9 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm
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An ironrose cluster perched on smoky quartz and adularia matrix! The combination of these 3 species in great quality is very rare in alpine pockets, and only a very small number of specimens have been recovered in fine condition. In addition, the back side shows some small yellowish stilbite balls. the ironrose aggregate is very lustrous and 3-dimensional! Very well crystallized, also on the back side!

AR348 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 5.9 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm
Great crystallized gold on quartz matrix. Very aesthetic and eye-candy!

PN32 - Fluorite - SOLD
Gotthardtunnel, Uri / Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 16.8 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
What a major classic alpine specimen! This piece comes from the Gotthardtunnel, dug in the 1970s of last century. A composite cluster of large fluorite octahedrons to 5.0 cm across is resting on a floater matrix of chlorite included fluorites. Associated minerals are quartz (on back side) and a fine cluster of green apophyllites perched on top right side. The entire specimen is actually a complete floater and has no points of attachment or contact. the colour of the fluorites is quite unusual and more on the yellowish/orange side than one would expect from a swiss locality. Note how well the back side is crystallized also! Probably the best specimen recovered from this pocket and indeed an alpine masterpiece!

PW30 - Adamite - SOLD
Mapimi, Mexico
Size: 4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
Great pinwheel adamite on gossan matrix. Unusually large and well formed!

BV03 - Quartz - SOLD
Orange River, Warmbad, Karasburg District, Karas Region, Namibia
Size: 10.5 x 8.5 x 7.7 cm
Hematite included orange quartz of highest quality! This specimen is a gorgeous matrix specimen from this limited find. Great aesthetics and visual impact!

ZW82 - Proustite - SOLD
Niederschlema, Schlema, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 2.5 x 1.4 x 1 cm
Killer TN proustite from Niederschlema! This specimen has been preserved in the dark since the time it was found, and hence it still glows incredibly red. The colour shows up very well, even without backlight! A little bit of trivial edge wear is present, but the piece is still in great condition. In fact, the colour, transparency and lustre set the standard of the species!

TR12 - Vesuvianite - SOLD
Jeffrey Quarry, Asbestos, Canada
Size: 8.5 x 2 x 2 cm
A gorgeous single crystal from the very best pocket ever found at the mine!

AR202 - Epidote - 25000€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 17 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
This fantastic crystal is notably the biggest single unrepaired crystal i have ever seen from the Knappenwand. It features some very fine side crystals in parallel growth, and all of these feature a sharp and pristine termination. The colour glows in a deep brownish red when backlight. No damage. Another alpine masterpiece for the connoisseur collector! Price on request.

A192 - Crocoite - SOLD
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size: 15 x 15 x 10 cm
One of the very best crocoite specimens ever recovered at the Adelaide mine! This masterpiece features several sprays of crocoites on top of a richly covered gossan matrix. Fantastic luster! Just jaw-dropping!

AW02 - Manganoan Adamite - SOLD
Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mun. de Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Size: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm
Large bicolour manganoan cobalt adamite crystal from old classic finds at the Ojuela mine. Nothing even close to this quality and size has been found ever since! Great aesetics and condition! Ex Walter Knobloch collection.