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SM18 - Winchite - SOLD
Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4 x 2.1 x 0.8 cm

This is indeed a large and well formed crystal, considering the rarity of the species. The colour is more yellow in person, and the clarity is much better than shown on my picture.

CO179 - Aquamarine with Schorl and Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 6.2 x 5.6 x 2.6 cm

A free-standing, sharp terminated, lustrous and partly gemmy aquamarine crystal set on glossy smoky quartz crystals with a diagonal schorl crystal behind the Aquamarine. This is really a very aesthetic combination in fine quality. No significant damages to report. BITTE NACHMESSEN: habe 2 Angaben: 2.6 od 2.2???

CO22 - Fluorite - SOLD
Ruyuan Fluorite Mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
Size: 9.6 x 8.7 x 3.8 cm

A large octahedral fluorite crystal, which is 51 mm across, perched on a lovely matrix covered with tiny, milky Quartz crystals. The faces of the fluorite look frosted and the intense green color shows a wonderful contrast to the matrix. No significant damages to report.

PJ01 - Phantom Quartz - SOLD
Karur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Size: 8.4 x 7.9 x 6.1 cm

A really fine specimen from this quite recent discovery. Water-clear, glossy quartz crystals show sharp red phantoms inside each crystal. The main crystals formed a very aesthetic v-shape. No significant damages to report.

CV16 - Fluorite - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 8.7 x 8.5 x 4.1 cm

A spectacular cluster of intense green fluorite crystals featuring modified crystal habit. They show excellent translucency - only minor backlight helps to expose a wonderful range of colors, small bits of yellow are also present.

TE08 - Fluorite on Pyrite and Calcite - SOLD
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 3.7 cm

A purple fluorite perfectly sitting on pyrite and calcite matrix. The combination of colours is truly amazing and very eye-candy. In addition, the fluorite shows beautiful hoppered growth structures and nicely bevelled edges. No damage.

SZ12 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Val Val, Surselva, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 2.9 x 3.9 cm

Super clear and deeply coloured smoky quartz in excellent shape and condition. Great luster all around.

SZ11 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 7.2 x 5.4 x 5.4 cm

Totally clear smoky quartz cluster on granite matrix. The piece comes from the famous Rufibach pocket and is in perfect condition all around.

WI05 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Ahmad Abad Mine, Bahabad, Yazd Province, Iran
Size: 5.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm

This is a lovely miniature, featuring deep orange colour, nice contrast and great 3-dimensional composition. The special feature of specimens coming from this pocket is a clear zone along the outline of the crystals, whith minor inclusions of plattnerite, and a deep orange crystal core.

RS24 - Axinite - SOLD
Dodo Mine, Tyumenskaya Oblast, Polar Urals, Western-Sibirian Region, Russia
Size: 8.3 x 4.9 x 2 cm

Large single Axinite crystal from Dodo, Polar Urals. Great clarity in places, fantastic luster, and razor sharp edges all around!

A97 - Brochantite - SOLD
Milpillas Mine, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 3.5 x 2.8 x 1 cm

This is a gorgeous miniature from the very best find of the species ever made! The specimen features two V-shaped, thick and sturdy crystals in perfect arrangement. A few small side crystals add even more sparkle and interest. The colour and lustre are fantastic, and all terminations are pristine and free of damage. This is truly a very rare chance to get a killer world-class brochantite in miniature size!

A474 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm

What an amazing aquamarine! The crystal features a fantastic termination which is bevelled on all 6 sides, just a very small flat termination remains on top. The side edges show exceptionally fine etching patterns. No damage. The albite is crystalized equally fine, and it sets a wonderful contrast.