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Treasure Trove

In this gallery we present some of our very finest mineral specimens!
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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.


XY118 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm
 

Superb rubellite from a classic Brazilian source. Striking X-shape, great colour and luster all around!


PN32 - Fluorite - SOLD
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!


A412 - Gold - SOLD
Cavnic Mine (Kapnik), Cavnic (Kapnic; Kapnik), Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 4 cm
 

A thick mass of gold flakes perched on quartz matrix. The gold body is minimum 1 cm thick on all sides and almost completely covers the quartz matrix. Sphalerites set a nice accent on top. The entire piece is firm and sturdy, the gold leaves are well connected by intergrown quartz crystals. One of the very best gold specimens I have ever seen from Cavnic!


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!


ED02 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 9 x 5 x 3.6 cm
 

WOW! What an alpine killer specimen! A lovely nest of mica crystals is host to a wonderful 7 by 4.6 cm ironrose! This specimen is easily one of the 10 best hematites i have ever seen from the Austrian alps. It has a remarkable size, wonderful rose structures, nicely bevelled faces, great iridescence and outstanding aesthetics! Just jaw-dropping!


AR346 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 11.5 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
 

This is a fantastic doubly-terminated elbaite crystal featuring 5 distinct colour zones and very nice albite and lepidolite crystals in assciation. The specimen is a full floater and is in pristine condition all around. Ex Reinhard Dallinger coll.


A330 - Euclase - SOLD
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 cm
 

WOW! This is an exceptionally large and well formed euclase crystal from Ouro Preto. The colour is quite unusual and indeed much more on the green side than most of these. The tip is pointed and sharp. The luster and clarity are truly amazing, some flaky inclusions in the back side add sparkle and interest. What a rare and fantastic gem crystal!


AS33 - Descloizite - SOLD
Berg Aukas, Namibia
Size: 7.2 x 4.9 x 4.1 cm
 

Berg Aukas is world-renowned for its extraordinary descloizite (zinc analogue of Mottramite) specimens, and this particular specimen represents the very best quality and crystal size for this most relevant locality. The piece shows one excellent spear-point bladed crystal. The dimension of this main crystal is absolutely outstanding - even for Berg Aukas. The luster of all crystals is superb and the assemble couldn´t be more aesthetic. I use the designation "masterpiece" very carefully, but this specimen is the very best piece I ever saw from the locality and "masterpeice" is the only labeling, which does justice to it. No significant damages to report.


VM17 - Fluorite - SOLD
Ruguan Mine, China
Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm
 
 
 

WOW! What an incredible fluorite crystal perched on a bed of drusy quartz crystals! The fluorite features predominating rhombohedral, and smaller cubic faces, resembling the form of a garnet! In addition, there is a green core and several layers of fantastic purple phantoms around it. Just amazing! Great visual impact and no damage.


VG14 - Emerald - SOLD
Muzo Mine, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Size: 5.8 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
 

This is a very dramatic piece with a central emerald flanked by sharp terminated lustrous Calcite crystals. The large main crystal is of top color and glassy luster, and is very large for such a specimen. It is entirely transparent throughout, though with small internal cluods as usual in a specimen. The habit shows a lot of details and sharp terminated modifications. The smaller side crystals are not of less quality. In excellent condition damage-wise. What a gorgeous sample from this well-known locality!



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