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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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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 - 7000€
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!


WI22 - Wulfenite - 9500€
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 14.1 x 13.9 x 8.5 cm
 

Gorgeous clear blades of deep orange wulfentes fully covering a vug in gossan matrix. The luster and colour reminds me of wulfenites from San Francisco mine, I have never seen this amazing quality coming from any other pocket in Iran before! Vanadinite inclusions and partial coverage of calcite balls on the upper ridge set a striking colour contrast. Indeed one of the most beautiful wulfenite specimens to come yet from Iran! Enquiries about price are welcome.


MC23 - Rhodochrosite - 32000€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
 

WOW! What a gorgeous rhodochrosite miniature from the no.1 locality in the world! No other locality than N'Chwaning mine has ever produced this striking quality. The colour, luster and clarity are truly amazing and still set the standard for the species. This specimen has the typical and highly desired raspberry colour, a very vivid and bright red, which just glows in the sunlight! The crystals are perched on a manganese matrix, which is also very rare and gives a beautiful contrast. This miniature features all the top qualities of the mine, it is just eye-candy and surprisingly fine.


MC22 - Rhodochrosite - 25000€
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4 x 3.6 x 3 cm
 

WOW!! What an amazing killer! Sharp and pointed, deep red and clear scalenohedrons of rhodochrosite form a wonderful miniature. This is indeed one of the best rhodochrosite specimens i have ever seen in the size range. The luster is fantastic, as good as one can look for! There is a small cleave on one crystal present, but this is truly minor in context. The overall composition is fabulous, and the visual impact is gorgeous, the piece even glows from the distance!


BT07 - Rhodochrosite - 32000€
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 4.5 cm
 

WOW! What a superb rhodochrosite crystal on wonderful quartz matrix! The crystal measures 3.9 x 3.5 cm and comes from the famous porcelain pocket. Some teraedrite, pyrite and galena crystals give a nice contrast. The crystal has fantastic luster and a deeply saturated red colour! The piece just glows, even from the distance!


AU17 - Hessite - 16000€
Botés, Alba Co., Romania
Size: 6.4 x 3 x 5.2 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What a killer specimen of this rare silver-telluride! Sharp and well formed hessite crystals form a beautiful group right in the center of a nicely contrasting quartz matrix. Maximum crystal size is 6 mm across. No damage, no repair, the overall aestetics are amazing, given the rarity of the species!


BT28 - Tanzanite - 38000€
Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: 6.7 x 5 x 3.5 cm
 

WOW! This is truly a fantastic pair of tanzanite crystals! Two crystals in cluster are exceedingly rare, and these two crystals have truly fantastic quality also! One corner of the crystal was replaced by epoxy filling, otherwise the specimen is in really great condition. The colour change is very well visible, and the sharpness and clarity are just breath-taking!


PM103 - Chalcosite - 5500€
Dognaczka, Ocna de Fier-Dognecea District, Banat, Caraş-Severin Co., Romania
Size: 10 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

This is indeed a fantastic chalcocite specimen from a classic European locality. Two aggregates of twinned chalcocite crystals are resting on a well contrasting matrix of white, sparkling calcite crystals. The specimen has great aesthetics as well as great provenance! It comes from the famous collection of Dr. Siegmund, Vienna, and his label is still coming with the specimen. A very significant specimen in many respects!


BT15 - Rhodochrosite with Tetraedrite - 32000€
Sweet Home Mine, Mount Bross, Alma District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 5.8 x 5.6 x 4.5 cm
 

WOW! Sharp rhodochrosite crystals on needle quartz matrix, flanked by fine tetraedrite and pyrite crystals! The two main rhodochrosites measure 3.1 and 3.0 cm across and show a brilliant luster and deep colour saturation. This can easily be a centerpiece for every small cabinet sized collection - it has truly great composition and visual impact! Price on request.


EH06 - Epidote - 4000€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.2 x 5.6 x 2.9 cm
 
 
 

Fantastic sparkling epidote crystal cluster on byssolite matrix! The Knappenwand is well known for the very best epidote specimens in the world, and this specimen is an excellent floater cluster fulfilling all the high standards of the locality. The luster is excellent and the composition is fine and highly balanced. As usual with these fragile clusters, a few of the small and minor crystals are not terminated, but all the big ones on top are in perfect condition and undamaged. An excellent small cabinet sized specimen. No repair!


AU05 - Tsavorite - 10000€
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: 3 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
 

WOW! Incredible deep green tsavorite garnets on graphite matrix! The crystals have a fantastic green colour and especially the main crystal features truly an awesome brilliance. Wide parts are gemmy and clear. All the edges show nicely bevelled faces. There is a minor contact on the rear side, but this is forgivable and not a detraction when displayed from the front. What a rare and well formed miniature of highest standards!



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