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Treasure Trove

In this gallery we present some of our very finest mineral specimens!
Please feel free to ask for prices and further information.

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ZP16 - Prase Sceptre Quartz with Ilvaite - 10700€
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 9.4 x 7.9 x 8.1 cm

Wow, what an amazing quartz sceptre on a prase stem! Only one pocket of this special material has ever been found at the locality, and this specimen is indeed one of the top 5 pieces! A large and fat main sceptre crystal stands upright on a plate of matrix, made of smaller prase quartz crystals. Ilvaite needles set a beautuful contrast. The scepter is pristine and in perfect condition on all sides. A gorgeous addition to every advanced quartz collection!

VM10 - Sapphire - 8500€
Ratnapura, Ratnapura District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Size: 5.2 x 2.4 x 1.9 cm

This crystal shows a pleasing pink colour and blue colouration in the core section. It is doubly-terminated and showy sharp striations on either side. Both terminations are well formed and pristine.

A211 - Heliodor - 60000€
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 11.8 x 4.6 x 4.3 cm

WOW!!! What a superb cabinet sized heliodor crystal! It features fantastic shape combined with super glossy luster, beautiful greenish-yellow colour, amazing clarity, bevelled termination faces, slightly rounded (but still well visible) edges and fantastic non-etched sides altering with wonderful etching patterns! Furthermore, it is doubly terminated and the only large crystal of this particular colour and style ever found! This crystal was found in Pegmatite No.576 in 2003. The weight is 347 grams. Zero damage on any side. What an outstanding and jaw-dropping gem crystal! Price on request.

A487 - Silver - 5500€
Mohawk Mine, Mohawk, Keweenaw Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 7.9 x 5.1 x 4 cm

WOW! What an amazing silver specimen from Michigan! The crystals are sharp and well formed, and up to 17 mm long. The composition of the silver crystal branches is particularly well balanced and very aesthetic. A pleasing patina gives the typical classic touch to this superb silver specimen!

A498 - Morganite - 7000€
Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 6.7 x 3.9 cm

This rare peach-pink coloured morganite is a full floater and shows fantastic etching patterns all around. It has superb luster and amazing clarity, it is in fact totally clear throughout.

GH10 - Fluorite - 14500€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 35 x 24 x 11 cm

WOW! This large cabinet sized piece is one of the major large rosafluorite specimens from the famous and outstanding Rufibach pocket. Several large fluorite crystal clusters, up to 4.5 cm across (lower right side) are scattered on a sturdy, white granite matrix. The big crystals are in fantastic shape and condition. All in all a masterpiece from the Alps!

BT22 - Azurite - 20000€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 11.8 x 5.4 x 2.6 cm

WOW! This is a huge and very well formed, elongated azurite crystal. As so typical of Tsumeb, it is altered to malachite in some small places. The colour is excellent, and the luster is superb! The stepped growth structures in the top section make it truly special and unique!

A425 - Fluorite - 7000€
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 6 x 4.5 cm

WOW! Two exceptionally large and deep coloured fluorites resting on granite matrix. One of the very best fluorite specimens found in the famous Rufibach pocket!

A343 - Gold - 6000€
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 3.8 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm

Awesome gold leaves on calcite matrix from a classic and defunct European locale! The leaves have excellent luster and are very 3-dimensional, forming a truly big wave. Pristine condition all around.

A190 - Gold - 4500€
Alta Floresta, Juruena-Teles Pires mineral province, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 4 x 2.7 cm

92 grams of crystalized gold in quartz! What a beautiful and very rich gold specimen from recent finds at Alta Floresta. The quartz matrix sets a lovely contrast. Very 3-dimensional and showy from all sides!

SN11 - Tourmaline - 11000€
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.4 x 6.3 x 2.5 cm

WOW! What a fantastic tourmaline crystal group on purple lepidolite! The specimen features a fantastic bicolour "watermelon" style. Both colours are bright, intense and very well balanced. Indeed, the colours and the amazing composition are just mind-blowing! One of the crystals is repaired once, and on one spot there has been a small restoration done. All of these little condition issues are very well acceptable once a specimen has this outstanding beauty and gorgeous visual impact!

WI21 - Wulfenite - 8500€
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 13.3 x 11.2 x 9.2 cm

WOW! What a masterpiece from the new finds! Fantastic sprays of deep orange wulfenites are perched on nicely contrasting white calcite matrix. The composition of the piece is truly dramatic, the depth of colours is truly stunning and the overall condition is great. This specimen is indeed the very best i have seen from the recent finds at the Ahmad Abad mine. Great aesthetics and visual impact! Enquiries about price are welcome!

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