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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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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.

RD125 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - 20000€
Galenstock, Furka, Kanton Uri, Switzerland
Size: 13.5 x 11.1 x 4.7 cm

This is a huge and very impressive gwindel specimen. It features 6-7 doubly terminated individual smoky quartz crystals stacked together and forming this wonderful gwindel crystal. Small chipping is present along the sides, but it is in fact small in context. The colour and gemminess are incredibly fine and make this a centerpiece for every alpine collection. Great quality and visual impact!

BD45 - Aquamarine - 14500€
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.2 x 4 x 3.5 cm

The mines around Teofilo Otoni in Minas Gerais have produced some of the very fines aquamarine crystals in the world, and this crystal is an excellent sample of this old classic style. It features a prism with bevelled edges and a very rare 12 sided termination! The colour is a wonderful blue-green hue. Internal structures add some more interest and make this a great and highly desirable natural gemstone crystal!

UT04 - Gold - 80000€
Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm

WOW! More than 8.5 ounces of pure crystalized gold! What a gorgeous cluster of superb bright crystals! Several dozen individual gold crystals forming a big and massive aggregate! The lustre of the crystals is very bright, and the overall impact is in fact amazing. This piece weighs is incredibly good - it has to be seen to be believed! Price on request.

MC21 - Tourmaline - 8500€
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.8 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm

This is a fantastic, 3-coloured etched tourmaline on matrix! The surface shows very fine etching patterns - triangles, that reveal the trigonal crystal structure of the species. Both terminations are well developed and undamaged. Great aesthetics and condition!

SN11 - Tourmaline - SOLD
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!

TS09 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 5.8 x 4.6 cm

WOW! Fantastic multiple-coloured tourmaline crystals from California! The piece features two tourmaline crystals in a cluster with wonderful white albite rosettes. Gorgeous aesthetics!

BT22 - Azurite - SOLD
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!

A225 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle's Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.4 x 3.6 x 2 cm

WOW! Highly lustrous gold crystals on quartz matrix. This is an exceptionally well-formed sample from this famous locality. Perfect condition, and very showy all around!

XY119 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 9 x 5.5 x 5 cm

WOW! What an amazing tourmaline specimen from Malkhan! Several side crystals enhance the predominant position of a large and fat center crystal. Razor sharp terminations, fantastic colours and superb luster all around, what a dream for every advanced tourmaline collector! Remarkably there is zero damage!

XY125 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 8 x 7 x 6.5 cm

WOW! A sharp and totally pristine 4 cm fluorite cube perfectly perched on matrix! Several phantoms add even more beauty and impact. the piece is in fantastic shape all around, there is no damage present.

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