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FA264 - Stephanite - SOLD
Fresnillo Mine, Mun. de Pinos, Zacatecas, Mexico
Size: 6.8 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm

Now this is an awesome piece! Two absolute flawless and lovely stephanite crystals on a white matrix of quartz. Like eyes, they are looking at you, with awe-inspiring aesthetics and fantastic beauty! Simply unique!

LA01 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 10.8 x 10.2 x 6.8 cm

Look closely at the scepter-head! That’s the quality you are searching for! Fantastic luster, lovely purple color and enormous clarity. All of this situated on a matrix that provides a striking contrast. The color combination of black, yellow and purple is just dashy and beautiful. This specimen is truly unique!

FA352 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Camp Robin area, Fianarantsova Province, Madagascar
Size: 15.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm
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This cluster is highly lustrous, with an amazing shape and color. 4 elongated crystals are grown together, all having a beautiful pointed termination. As the crystals are grown staged, the group shows a very good aesthetics. The color is intense pink with some zones of olive green in the upper part, which looks gorgeous in person and breathes a lot of live into the crystals. One contact is present at the lower front side, while the upper area is completely perfect. Over all this is an impressive specimen with a high visual impact. Very impressive in person!

KR29 - Azurite on Malachite - SOLD
Khangong open pit, Sepon Mine, Vilabouly District, Savannakhet Province, Laos
Size: 8.9 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm
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This is one of the very best azurite from Laos I have ever seen! The true electric-blue color – which is extremely rare, even in the famous mines of Milpillas – combined with bright green malachite and brown matrix draws a picture of the jungles of Laos. The specimen is wonderfully 3-dimensional and simply perfect on all sides and in any respect. The surface of the azurite is highly lustrous and vibrant and is delicately structured. I’m happy to present such a beauty that definitely does not have to fear any comparison to the famous mines of Milpillas or Tsumeb.

XOLN - Olmiite - SOLD
N`Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 5.8 x 5.2 x 3.6 cm

What remotely looks like the world’s most famous cartoon mouse, is in fact a fantastic olmiite specimen of brilliant quality. The crystals are flawless on all sides, of fruity orange coloring and a mesmerizing surface structure. In the picture you see the main crystal, with a stunning 3.8 cm in diameter, at the bottom to show the “Micky Mouse” shape. Turning it upside down to accentuate this main crystal is definitely another great way of presenting this perfect specimen that is flawless all around and offers great contrast with white calcite.

XAAQ - Apatite on Aquamarine - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.4 x 5.6 x 8.3 cm

A fantastic combination of sweetly pink apatite on a vivid cluster of clear aquamarine of remarkable quality. This piece, combined even with some yellow mica for additional contrast, shows aesthetics of an utterly unique kind. Highly lustrous, clear and of an appealing color, this flawless specimen is a perfect fit for any showcase of high-class minerals.

FA323 - Emerald - SOLD
Kigom, Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
Size: 8.5 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm
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What a stunning emerald! Two elongated crystals are stacked together measuring up to 8.5cm in length. The group has a very nice green color, while it is partially gemmy. It has a wonderful beveled termination and good luster. The whole specimen is in a very good condition all around, while the main crystals are completely flawless. Only the small side crystal is not crytallized at the lower side! Luckily this is not visible from the front side!

KR13 - Aquamarine on Feldspar with Muscovite - SOLD
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 14.2 x 9.5 x 7 cm
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WOW, to get an aquamarine in the cabinet size range of this calibre is more or less impossible! This piece is famous and well known in the mineral world, as it was one of the major pieces in the magnificent Joseph Freilich collection, auctioned by Sotheby's in New York, 2001. After that it went to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where it was on display until 2008. I have seen only a few aquamarines in this league over all, while all these are in famous collections or museums like in Houston. The two elongated crystals, with a length of 10.5cm, are shooting out vertically of the well crystalized matrix, like a rocket into heaven! The crystal has a beautiful turquois-blue color, depending on the light source used! The prism faces are highly lustrous, showing a beautiful grooving, what looks gorgeous! This you can also see very well on the attached video. It is glassy with some horizontal, cloudy inclusions, which brings a lot of live into it. It shows some minor edgewear at the termination, what is hardly visible from the front and fully accaptable considering the beauty of this piece! The matrix is consisting of well crystallized feldspar in association with mica, what gives a very good accent to the white feldspar and the aquamarine. The visual impact of this piece is breathtaking, while it easily would be a center piece in every worldwide collection of the high end collector. EX: Obodda, Freilich, Lavinsky, Schorsch and Shogan collections! price on request

FA265 - Indicolite - SOLD
Santa Rosa mine, Itambacuri, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
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I have just very rarely seen an indicolite of that size, having such a stunning color. It is beautiful elongated, glossy and gemmy. The color is wonderful blue with a touch of green. It is in a very good condition with no damage worth to mention! On the back side is a contact, which is not visible from the front and therefore fully acceptable. It does not detract the beauty of this specimen at all. A perfect fit for all collectors interested in beautiful gem crystals!

SL02 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
Size: 10.4 x 8.3 x 7.7 cm
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The aesthetics of this specimen is absolutely worldclass and the best you can get! Two octahedron crystals are stacked together on a cluster of quartz, which is shooting out in all directions forming this superb specimen. With a size of 6 cm on edge the fluorite is very impressive! The color is very nice pale green, with a slight core of pink. It is completely flawless all around without the smallest ding and very 3-dimensional and showy from all sides.

FA319 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Mawi pegmatite, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7.1 x 2.2 x 2.3 cm
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The most important point on this crystal is the highly appreciated open turquoise-green color! This is very rare and much more valuable then the regulary green color. The crystal is very glassy and lustrous, with a very sharp and pointed termination. Except some very tiny edgewear, which is really hard to see and not important therefore, this piece is pristinte all around. Over all this is a beautiful gem crystal of high quality and very hard to get nowadays.

FA277 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, North of the Skardu Road, Gilgit Division, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 14.3 x 10.8 x 8 cm
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Many crystals are stacked together here forming this incredible cluster of aquamarine! It has a very impressive size of 14.3 cm and a great visual impact therefore. The crystals are glassy and highly lustrous. The whole group is in a very good condition. There is just one small chip on one of the sides, which is very hardly visible over all. Many small crystals of schorl are attached at the back side, while some are grown into the aquamarine as well! A small group of quartz is attached to the right side, giving a very nice contrast to the huge group of aquamarines. It is very showy from all sides, 3-dimensional and as a small extra, this group has a water bubble included running up and down the specimen for around 6 cm once turned around. Nowadays it is very hard to get specimens like this from Pakistan. The mining process has become very extensive and therefore all new pieces are highly priced at the mines already. This group was mined many years ago, what is the reason why I can still offer it for a fair price. price on request

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