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Treasure Trove

In this gallery we present some of our very finest mineral specimens!
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XY66 - Iron Rose - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 5.2 x 4.5 cm

WOW!!! What a killer specimen! A wonderful 4 cm hematite is perched on adularia and mica matrix. One of the most aesthetic alpine ironroses i have ever seen! GORGEOUS in person!

XY63 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 3 cm

WOW! What an amazing gwindel! The twist of this piece is just unbelievable! Gorgeous!

PM68 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 9 x 4 x 3 cm

WOW! Volodarsk is well known all over the world for its fantastic heliodor crystals, and this is an amazing cabinet sized sample from the famous old finds! The colour is a strong and intense greenish yellow, the best one can look for, and the etching patterns are also exceptionally well fromed all over the surface. The crystal is doubly terminated and in great condition. The termination is fully pristine, there is no damage of any significance. 171 grams of gorgeous gem quality!

PW05 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm

What a gorgeous miniature! Deep blue azurite crystals sitting on a matrix covered with starkly contrasting rosasite crystals. The piece shows impressively the quality and style of azurite Tsumeb is so famous for. Great aesthetics and composition!

BD03 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 10.2 x 5 x 2.9 cm

What a fantastic Tsumeb azurite! This gorgeous specimen features several sharp and exceedingly lustrous azurite crystals in a slightly diverging crystal cluster. The azurites show the distinct and highly appreciated elongated crystal shape, individuals reach 8.9 cm in length and 1.2 cm in thickness. When backlight most of the crystals glow in a shiny and deep blue along the edges! The termination faces are cascading down on the front face, forming a very aesthetic and well-balanced composition. Close to the bottom some malachite and dolomite matrix is attached, and the very bottom side was altered to malachite, all well-formed and crystallized. There is some small damage present in places, but this is truly a very minor issue in context. The crystal cluster displays very well from the back side, too, and it is in fact an amazing mineral treasure from this defunct locale!

PM18 - Silver - SOLD
Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 8.7 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm

AThis specimen features an one inch silver crystal stacked on a cluster of smaller ones. The entire specimen is massive silver and has a very fine reddish patina. It comes with an old label stating it was found in 1963. Superb quality for the advanced silver collector!

A79 - Sperrylite - SOLD
Talnakh, Noril'sk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.9 cm

Highly lustrous sperrylite crystals to 19mm across on chalcopyrite matrix! This specimen comes from a very rich ore body that has been mined out 25 years ago. It features several very well modified crystals of this platinum arsenide on matrix. Very rare and hard to obtain today!

XY53 - Emerald - SOLD
Muzo Mine, Vasquez-Yacopí Mining District, Boyacá Dept., Colombia
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 5 cm

WOW! What a superb, glassy and deep green emerald crystal in calcite matrix. The emerald measures 14 mm in height and is free of any damage.

A301 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Konar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 17 x 11 x 9.5 cm

Gorgeous large cabinet cluster of pink and green cap tourmalines from an old find in Darra-i-Pech. The two large and freestanding side crystals, forming a V, and a couple more crystals scattered around make this truly an outstanding specimen! Great condition, and very showy from all sides. 1.45 kilograms, no repair!

A405 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 11.5 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm

WOW! What a fantastic tourmaline cluster featuring great shape and colours! All the termination faces are razor sharp and in pristine condition, there is indeed no damage and no repair on this amazing specimen.

GS26 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 9.8 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm

This is a wonderful specimen featuring more than a dozen botroidal aggregates of raspberry coloured rhodochrosite from N'Chwaning mine. Only very few specimens of this special style have been recovered! No damage.

RD107 - Gwindel - SOLD
Dodo Mine, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Polar Urals, Western-Sibirian Region, Russia
Size: 18.7 x 18.4 x 16.9 cm

This is an outstanding gwindel specimen from a non-alpine locality. It comes from Dodo, Polar Urals and is indeed very impressive due to its size and form. It features an incredibly strong twist, and some regular smoky crystals attached on the lower front side add even more interest and beauty. Great colour and condition. What a major sample of the species!

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