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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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OS16 - Dioptase - 9000€
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!


A225 - Gold - 6000€
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!


AW01 - Anglesite - 4200€
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!


PN32 - Fluorite - 15000€
Gotthardtunnel, Uri / Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 16.8 x 8.5 x 4.5 cm
 

What a major classic alpine specimen! This piece comes from the Gotthardtunnel, dug in the 1970s of last century. A composite cluster of large fluorite octahedrons to 5.0 cm across is resting on a floater matrix of chlorite included fluorites. Associated minerals are quartz (on back side) and a fine cluster of green apophyllites perched on top right side. The entire specimen is actually a complete floater and has no points of attachment or contact. the colour of the fluorites is quite unusual and more on the yellowish/orange side than one would expect from a swiss locality. Note how well the back side is crystallized also! Probably the best specimen recovered from this pocket and indeed an alpine masterpiece!


AR202 - Epidote - 36000€
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 - 90000€
Icabaru, Bolivar, Venezuela
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm
 

WOW! What a gorgeous cluster of gold crystals! Several dozen individual gold crystals forming a big and massive aggregate! The lustre of the crystals is very brighte, and the overall impact is in fact amazing. This piece 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!


UT13 - Proustite - SOLD
Grube Vater Abraham, Lauta, Marienberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 6.1 x 5.1 x 3.3 cm
 

Superb, sharp and large proustite crystals in a composite cluster group! The colour is pure deep red gem when backlight from top to the very bottom of the specimen! Note that only a part of the crystals were backlight for this picture. Minor chipping is present on a side crystal, but the damage is easily forgivable considering the size, the impact and the historical importance of that specimen. Truly a masterpiece from this old German locale! Ex Hubert de Monmonier collection.


VG16 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
 

WOW! This is a killer miniature featuring about one dozen crystals in a very fine cluster. The colour is superb, it is in fact a deep red and the clarity is amazing also! Great composiion and visual impact!



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