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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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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!


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!


TR04 - Calcite - SOLD
Malmberget, Gällivare, Lappland, Sweden
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
 

This is a fantastic "half-wing" crystal from the best pocket ever found at the locale. The deep amber colour and the shape are unique to this find.


PW70 - Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 9.3 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a large and fantastic cerussite crystal from Tsumeb! Transparency like glass, lustre like a mirror and a form like a skyscraper! Incredible features and hard to find in any mineral species. This cerussite has all of them. The crystal is so rich in forms and faces, it is truly amazing! The pointed termination atop contrasts with a bevelled flat termination on a side crystal and some twinned crystals poking out on the right side. Just wonderful - one of the very best and most impressive cerussite crystals i have ever seen from any locality in the world.


A123 - Cobaltoan Smithsonite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 8.1 x 7.8 x 4.6 cm
 

What an amazing sample of richly pink cobaltoan smithsonite! A vug in galena and tetrahedrite ore is filled with sharp and well modified smithsonite crystals of altering size. A 20mm wide crystal is placed right in the centre of the piece and gives it a clear focal point of interest. Smaller crystals around form a pleasing contrast and make a nice balance. No damage to all crystals in the vug.


PW31 - Cerussite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 6.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm
 

Gorgeous twinned cerussite crystals featuring phantoms and a negative crystal with water bubble inclusion!


24 - Pyrargyrite - SOLD
St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Size: 7.4 x 6.6 x 2.4 cm
 

This is an excellent specimen form a classic European locale. Several well terminated crystals up to 1.3 cm in size are sitting on the upperedge of a white calcite matrix. The crystals have been well preserved from natural daylight and still glow fiercely red when backlight!Found in 1864 (according to an old label coming with the specimen), the piece has been in several well-known collections thereafter! Ex collections Wüster, F.H. Pough, L.H. Conklin, M. Baumstark collections.


A59 - Calcite - SOLD
Egremont, Cumberland, England
Size: 9.3 x 5.6 x 4.8 cm
 

This is one of the most beautiful English clacites I have ever seen! Several crystals in diverging growth form a calcite specimen of breathtaking aesthetics. All of the crystals are highly lustrous and transparent, and tiny hematite inclusions add a splendid reddish-pink hue. Ex U. Burchard and Walter Knobloch collections.


A118 - Silver - SOLD
Kongsberg Silver Mining District, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Size: 10.6 x 6.7 x 6.6 cm
 

Gorgeous silver wires on calcite matrix! Minor fluorite and acanthite is present in places. The piece has incredible aesthetics and great visual impact!


A77 - Benitoite - SOLD
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Gem Mine), San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
 

Very sharp and nicely isolated benitoite crystals on natrolite matrix. Ex Steve Smale collection.


A68 - Vivianite - SOLD
Morococala Mine, Santa Fe Mining District, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia
Size: 8.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm
 

Highly transparent crystal of vivianite perched on chalcopyrite and marcasite matrix. No damage.


A69 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm
 

Well crystallized gold on quartz matrix.



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