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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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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!

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 - 4500€
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!

ET08 - Tourmaline - 6300€
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.3 x 1.2 x 1 cm

Wonderful bicoloured sceptre tourmaline of typical habit from Pederneira mine. The termination faces are well formed and fully pristine. Note the beautiful colour zones and very clear section in top half of the crystal.

OS16 - Dioptase - 6300€
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 14 x 10.1 x 6.3 cm

What a fantastic cabinet sized dioptase specimen from Tsumeb mine! The quartz and duftite matrix shows great relief and is very richly covered by sparkling dioptase crystals up to xl 1.5cm in size. Gorgeaous visual impact and great condition!

AW01 - Anglesite - 3300€
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 - 9000€
Fibbia, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8.9 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm

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!

AR202 - Epidote - 30000€
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.

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