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Treasure Trove

In this gallery we present some of our very finest mineral specimens!
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A287 - Indicolite - SOLD
Santa Maria do Suaçui, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8 x 2.1 x 2.3 cm
 
 
 

Superb indicolite from an old find in Brazil! The striations are amazing on all sides, and the colour is open and pure! No damage.


A286 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 6.6 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm
 

WOW! Superb gold leaves resting on a bed of small quartz crystals. The luster of the gold is exceptionally fine here, and the colour is very bright and much more on the yellow side as most pieces from Romania. This is indeed a fantastic small cabinet sample from this classic European locale!


DV12 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
 

This is a very fine cluster of more than a dozen rhodochrosite crystals to 19 mm tall. The colour is a very pleasing raspberry red, the luster is as good as it could be, and also the overall appearance is just gorgeous! Minor cleaves are present, but these are small in context. The main crystals have distinct flat terminations and are in perfect condition.


SB40 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Tiefengletscher, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 11.9 x 8.5 x 4.9 cm
 
 
 

WOW! A fabulous 8 cm gwindel and a regular quartz crystal are sitting right in the centre of a quartz crystal gruop. All crystals show incredible luster, truly the very best one can look for, and amazing clarity. The colour is a very appealing medium smokey hue, not dark and not light, very beautiful and eye candy! The specimen got detached from the granite wall still in the pocket during a late period of growth, hence the bottom side is fully recrystallized. It even shows some adularia and rutile sagenite crystals. The entire specimen is in fantastic condition and shape all around - truly a masterpiece of highest standards!


PN31 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm
 

Killer aesthetics and composition! Two ironroses are perched on quartz and granite matrix. A few contacts are present on lower front and on the back side, but they are all hidden and acceptable, given the beauty and rarity of this lovely specimen!


HA01 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.1 x 5 x 2.4 cm
 

This is an incredibly fine aggregate of thin elongated epidote crystals! Most remarkable is that the specimen is not repaired and in great condition all around. Only very few specimens of this quality and display have been found in recent mining operations over last 15 years. fantastic aestetics, the piece displays very well from both sides!


SV02 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.3 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
 

Superb tourmaline with pink lepidolite crystals attached on the rear side. The crystal is totally gemmy throughout and in pristine condition.


A260 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Pardatsch, Val Nalps, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
 

WOW! What a striking closed clear gwindel on matrix!


SZ36 - Closed Gwindel - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 13 x 6.8 x 5 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What an amazing closed gwindel on matrix! A 3 cm closed and fully pristine gwindel sits in the centre of a 5 inch wide matrix that is richly covered by many sparkling smoky quartz crystals. The quality is indeed striking! One of the best closed gwindels i have seen from the famous Rufibach pocket. No damage.


PM136 - Stephanite on Pyrite - SOLD
Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 5.8 x 5.5 x 3.9 cm
 
 
 

Amazing stephanite crystals on pyrite, a combination i have never seen before from Freiberg. The piece is a full floater cluster and very well crystallized on all sides. There is an old label from the famous collection of Friedrich August Frenzel (1842-1902) coming with the piece, dated to 14.4.1901 and another one from Anton Berger, dated 21.9.1956. Superb European classic of great importance and historic value!


AU14 - Emerald - SOLD
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 6.9 x 1.6 x 1 cm
 

WOW!!! What a fabulous emeral crystal! Superb clarity and colour combined with excellent luster and gorgeous shape. What a masterpiece creation of mother nature! Definitely one of the very best emeralds ever found at the locality.


AT14 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Oceanview Mine, Pala, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 7.2 x 4.8 x 4 cm
 

The best known tourmaline ever found at the oceanview mine! The lepidolite and feldspar both set a beautiful contrast to the deep pink rubellite crystal perched on top. Illustrated in extralapis No.41 Tourmaline II, page 73. No damage.



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