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FB27 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 16 x 11 x 8.8 cm
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This gwindel is absolutely impressive in size and water clear! The luster is brilliant and makes for a sparkling, highly detailed surface. The piece is crystallized even at the bottom with some associated white calcite. At the backside there is a cluster of quartz side-crystals. In fact, both front and backside are fascinating and totally worth it, but I chose this side as the front because of the even better luster and the fact that this way you can see the gwindel going down the whole 16 centimeters. Absolutely stunning! This marvelous and flawless piece has been found at the construction of the 57 km (35.4 miles) St. Gotthard basis tunnel which has been opened just this year. Completely colorless gwindel specimen like this one are exceedingly rare in Switzerland. Pieces of such impressive size and quality are almost impossibly to lay hands on!

JH02 - Emerald - SOLD
Cincho Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Size: 5.9 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
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This specimen was found around 25 years ago and was in the collection of Jack Halpern for long years. Two impressive and gemmy emerald crystals of striking color are embedded on a black and white calcite-matrix like dragons eggs in their nest. The crystals impress with brilliant deep green color and mirroring luster. I totally love the overall aesthetics of this piece as the distinct contrast emphasizes the emerald crystals in a unique way. The quality of the crystals is outstanding in any way and there are no drawbacks on this piece. Price on request

AS17 - Gold - SOLD
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
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A new gold rush has broken out in Brazil! A spectacular new find on a completely new location near Bolivias border has produced some of the finest Gold specimen I have ever seen coming from this country, well known for its fine world-class minerals. The quality we see here is just exceptional in person and outclasses almost everything we know even from Alta Floresta. Sharp crystals meet brigth golden color. Lovely filigree growth meets a vibrant sheen. For a full impression of this spectacular specimen you totally have to watch the video! Hoppered growth all over the piece, filigree branching through and through. With hundreds and thousands of tiny cavities this piece is like a sponge and much larger than a piece of 38 gramms would usually be. Absolutely breath-taking, the grip of this specimen will not release you for quite some time!

JH04 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.6 x 4.3 x 5.4 cm

This might be exactly what every collector of fine and aesthetic minerals is looking for: A stunningly beautiful group of tourmaline of perfect composition and quality. Typical for the famous cruzeiro mine, this tourmaline shows a striking and classy pink coloring. Small lepidolite at the bottom of this piece adds much to its beauty and makes it outstanding and unique tourmaline specimen.

NL14 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 14.1 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
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The sheer size of this tourmaline, combined with the fabulous coloring and quality will simply take your breath away! The crystal is doubly terminated, with a flat termination at the bottom and a pointed, modified termination at the upper end. The whole piece is highly lustrous and shows a wonderful surface structure all around with even some lepidolite to enhance its striking beauty. Admittedly, the tourmaline is repaired with a smaller professionally done gap-fill and has a tiny chip at the flat termination. Still, the impressively bright colors – from pink to green, up to a shiny red – and the quality of the perfect termination makes you willing to forgive those flaws and just enjoy this outstanding tourmaline specimen. Better in person.

BS09 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 11.6 x 10 x 8.5 cm

Like a rocket of tinted glass, this smoky quartz impresses the viewer with unblemished clarity, incredible smoky and almost reddish coloring and a lovely structured surface. Accompanied by evenly perfect side crystals, this specimen is utterly remarkable and offers truly wonderful aesthetics. With a height of almost 12 cm this is a fine hand-sized piece and a jewel for any showcase.

KD01 - Emerald - SOLD
Cincho Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Size: 5 x 4 x 3.2 cm

Probably one of the best emerald specimens I have seen in my life. The color is simply overwhelming, luster and shape are perfect. The crystal is nicely situated on a beautiful matrix that underlines the outstanding quality and color of the emerald. Just Marvelous!

JH03 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
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Much more than simply a loose tourmaline, this specimen that reminds of an ice sculpture, shows three terminations at the top, plus one at the bottom. The specimen is completely free of damage, while just some very minor edgewear is present. The crystal is well doubly terminated. The little zone of blue color at the bottom is very sweet, making a truly delightful lower end. Over all, the color change is very nice and beautiful. The icy fresh blue color in the upper part of the tourmaline is very rare and striking in person. A fine piece of gemstone with a magical appearance.

RK169 - Heliodor - SOLD
Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast' (Zhitomir Oblast'), Ukraine
Size: 12.2 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
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An impressive and beautiful massive heliodor of highest quality and splendid color! A perfect floater!

KD13 - Calcite - SOLD
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 9.3 x 5.6 x 3.4 cm

Like a butterfly, this twin crystal of calcite sits atop a black and white matrix that provides the perfect contrast to this color intensive and absolutely flawless crystal. Most impressive at this specimen is the textbook aesthetics you rarely ever find at a specimens of this quality. A true jewel!

NL08 - Aquamarine - SOLD
Pedra Azul, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
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The etched shape of this aquamarine strikes the viewer as almost impossible. Incredibly rich in details and with an ice-blue color it appears like a frozen fairytale castle. The specimen is a floater and in perfect condition. It is distinctly 3-dimensional and impressive on all sides. For a better view of this, please watch the video! This piece is downright overwhelming in person!

XCAE - Calcite butterfly twin - SOLD
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumberland, Cumbria, England
Size: 8.5 x 7.1 x 2.8 cm
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Never before have I seen a calcite crystal of this breathtaking beauty! Completely gemmy, brilliantly lustrous and pristine in every respect. A butterfly twin like out of the textbook that could not be better if it was cut. Just awesome and absolutely unbelievable!

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