Our Treasure Chest

In our treasure chest you´ll find a great selection of fine mineral specimens in excellent quality. If you are interested in one of our specimens don´t hesitate to contact us.

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Silver, native   -   Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway                                                                                                      Nr: # WHJ-332  

Size: 9,1 x 4,6 x 3,5 cm           Status: sold                                                                   

This is one superb wire silver from the Norwegian locality Kongsberg.  An exceptional “silver horn” is perched on a matrix of a braiding of curly silver wires.  The specimen shows a distinct characteristic patina.  A very aesthetic piece and completely undamaged.  
Ex Dr. H.-J. Wilke Collection

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Silber, Kongsberg, Norwegen

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Blaubleierz [Galena pseud. Pyromorphite] -  Kautenbach near Bernkastel, Mosel, Rhineland-Palatinate, GER   No: # WHJ-332 

Size: 6,9 x 4,5 x 4,7 cm           Status: sold                                                                          

An exceptional specimen, compact and well balanced.   The six-sided crystals show an unusually pronounced metallic luster and are associated with sheaves of pyrite.  An especially aesthetic specimen, without damage.  A hard to find rarity on the market.
Ex Dr. H.-J. Wilke Collection

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Blaubleierz, Kautenbach, GER

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Silver, native   -   Wolverine Mine, Wolverine, Houghton, Michigan, USA                                                                        Nr: # WHJ-318 

Size: 14,4 x 11,1 x 4,8 cm           Status: sold          Price on Request                                                                     

It has been a long time that we have seen such large and magnificent silver crystals from Michigan—probably in a good museum. This specimen consist almost entirely of silver crystals, just one small area shows native copper.  The color of the specimen is characteristic: metallic-white wit pronounced natural patina.  The crystals are slightly contorted and sharp.  This specimen enriches every great collection of the world. This is an important specimen. 

Ex Dr. H.-J. Wilke Collection

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Silber, Michigan, USA

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Copper, native   -   Franklin Mine, Franklin, Houghton, Michigan, USA                                                                             Nr: # WHJ-294 

Size: 21,2 x 13,4 x 5,4 cm           Status: available          Price on Request                                                                     

A superb copper from Michigan!  A 21 centimeters tall specimen of huge crystals twinned after the spinel law.  The crystals are well crystallized and sharp.  The specimen is of a great copper-red color with natural patina.  No damage, just an exceptional specimen.

Ex Dr. H.-J. Wilke Collection 

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Kupfer, Michigan, USA

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Elbaite on Quartz   -   Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA                                             No: # WHJ-234 

Size: 10,1 x 10,4 x 9,0 cm           Status: sold        

A quite exceptional doubly terminated tourmaline with green termination on two quartz crystals.   The tourmaline crystal is almost transparent and displays perfect striation and an extremely high luster.   A great specimen, rich in contrast, with a perfect elbaite crystal.   Only one of the quartz terminations has a minor nick. 
Ex Dr. H.-J. Wilke Collection

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Elbait, Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California, USA

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Elbaite on Orthoclase   -   Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego County, California, USA                                      No: # WHJ-378

Size: 8,4 x 6,8 x 5,2 cm          Status: sold        

A very attractive specimen with transparent, to 5.5 cm tall elbaite crystals and a white, sharp orthoclase crystal.   The elbaite shows perfect striations and a waxy to glassy luster.   The color ranges from dark peach-red in the upper part of the crystal to green with a faint gray hue at the base.   Numerous sharp purple lepidolite clusters sit on tourmaline and feldspar.   A top specimen, undamaged and super aesthetic.   This is a specimen for collectors of classic minerals as well as for those who collects aesthetics.   From the collection of the well-known collector Dr. H.-J. Wilke.

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Elbait, Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, California, USA

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Silver native   -   Himmelsfürst Mine near Brand-Erbisdorf, Freiberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany                    No: #EA-1408

Size: 8,7 x 6,9 x 5,1 cm          Status: sold                

This wonderful specimen features numerous wires of native silver in excellent shape. It is very aesthetically and has a great metallic luster. This superb piece is very well balanced.  Definitely a must for the collector of classics and native elements.

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Silver Himmelsfuerst Mine Freiberg

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