Smoky Quartz - sold
Hoher Sonnblick north face, Alteck - Hoher Sonnblick area, Hüttwinkl valley, Rauris valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13 x 6 x 4.5 cm
Massy quartz crystal with a smoky hue and a partially clear to cloudy interior. Minor pericline and gneiss are grown in several faces, the rhombohedral faces are coated with chlorite. No significant damage.
Fluorite on Quartz with Muscovite and Siderite - sold
Panasqueira Mine (Level 1), Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm
Spessartine and Quartz on Orthoclase - sold
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Size: 9 x 6 x 6 cm
Highly lustrous spessartine crystals up to 12 mm on white orthoclase with a 4.5 x 3 cm rock crystal on top. No significant damage.
Hubnerite and Quartz - sold
Pasto Bueno Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Sprouting sheaf of hubnerite crystals associated with rock crystals. The hubnerites are well terminated and radiate deep red colour when backlit. There are some minor contacts among the small quartz crystals.
Amethyst - sold
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 9 x 6 x 3.5 cm
Doubly terminated amethyst crystals forming positive and negative scepters on matrix. Interesting color fades from purple to orange-brownish tones. The largest crystal measures 4.5 cm. No significant damage.
Stibnite - sold
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 11.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Aquamarine with Albite and Muscovite - sold
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6 x 4 x 3 cm
Prase Quartz with Hematite - sold
Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department, Greece
Size: 8 x 7.5 x 7 cm
Group prase quartz crystals on matrix including some iron roses up to 9 mm diameter. There are some old ruptures among the small quartz crystals.
Morion on Feldspar - sold
Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 12 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Elbaite - sold
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Size: 31 x 20 x 15 mm
Rare elbaite crystal with four distinct color zones and clean terminations on both ends. While probably more than 99% of Stak Nala elbaites are black and green only, this piece also shows red and blue color.
Elbaite on Smoky Quartz - sold
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Two bicolour elbaites on a thin, jet-black smoky quartz crystal fragment. The elbaites measure 17 mm, and exhibit clean terminations and yellow/green to pink colour transitions. The rear crystal has a small crack near the bottom. The smoky quartz fragment shows good luster and striations on the front side.
Adularia & Pericline - sold
Großer Happ, Maurerbach valley, Ströden, Virgen valley, East Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm
Hematite, Rutile & Rock Crystal - sold
Cavradi gorge, Curnera valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Lustrous hematite blades carrying partially gemmy, deep red rutile crystals attached to a small rock crystal with rehealed bottom. The crack in the left-hand blade is filled with some carbonatic adherence thus seems to be of natural tectonic origin. There are some contacts at the top section of the left-hand blade mainly visible from the backside.
Hematite - sold
Kriegalp valley, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 5 x 4 cm
Iron roses up to 17 mm diameter with some minor rutile on gneiss matrix. No significant damage.
Anatase - sold
Spissen, Lärcheltini area, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Yellow, translucent anatase on contrasting white gneiss matrix. The anatase measures 4 mm. No significant damage.
Anatase - sold
Spissen, Lärcheltini area, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 3 x 3.5 cm
Honey-yellow, multifaceted and transparent anatase crystals with adularia on gneiss matrix. The main anatase measures 5 mm and shows slight edge wear. The matrix was sawed at the bottom.
Morion - sold
Blau lake, Saflisch Valley, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
Gorgeous morion crystal from one of the very few Swiss localities for this rare quartz variant. The specimen features great luster on all faces and despite its near-black color a clear, transparent interior when backlit. Due to a growth inhibition or an contact during an early growth stage, the crystal top is split into multiple terminations forming a black, lustrous crown. The specimen is flawless all around with an old contact at the side being fully recrystallized.
Titanite - sold
Size: 7.6 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm
Translucent, cognac colored titanite twin of 12 mm length on contrasting white gneiss matrix. Numerous mini crystals scattered all over the matrix account for a sparkling appearance. No significant damage. Found by Kurt Nowak.
Fluorite - sold
Size: 5.3 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm
Translucent green fluorite octahedra up to 20 mm edge length. No significant damage.
Amethyst - sold
Size: 8.5 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm
Highly textured scepter head with a slight purple tinge. Minor abrasion at the very tip, and small rehealed fracture surface at the bottom.
Fluorite Hematite & Smoky Quartz - sold
Size: 5.1 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm
Iron rose of 10 mm diameter and numerous grey-bluish fluorite octahedra on a cluster of lustrous smoky quartz crystals. The iron rose has some incomplete blades and there are few tiny chips on the quartz crystals.
Fluorite - sold
Size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm
Naturally etched fluorite with intense blue to cyan color shades (first image backlit) from a 2016 find at Mauterndorf quarry, Twenger Au.
Calcite & Copper - sold
Houghton Co., Michigan, USA
Size: 8 x 6 x 4 cm
Heavily copper-included calcite scalenohedra and native copper on a matrix of basalt and prehnite. There are minute dispersed bits of copper giving the calcites themselves a rich copper background color overall, and still showing bright flecks of native copper inside. The main scalenohedron measures 2.5 cm. The specimen most likely stems from the Quincy Mine, where such pieces were found mostly in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Comes with former Cureton label.
Quartz, Azurite & Malachite - sold
M'Ssici, Alnif County, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
Size: 12.5 x 9.5 x 6 cm
Bournonite - sold
Grube Georg, Willroth, Altenkirchen, Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm
(Meta-)Torbernite - sold
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Azurite partially ps. to Malachite - sold
Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 7 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm
Classic Bisbee rose from the former "Queen of copper deposits". Filigree scaled azurite blades partially altered to malachite on matrix.
Cuprite on Copper - sold
Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Size: 11.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm
Azurite on Malachite - sold
Morenci Mine, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA
Size: 8 x 8 x 4 cm
Azurite with minor Malachite - sold
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Floater piece fully covered by intense blue azurite wedges with some malachite patches. Typical examplar from a now defunct locale.