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RK87 - Cassiterite and Arsenopyrite with Quartz - 650€
San Antonio Mine, Viloco, Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia
Size: 8.5 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
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Black cassiterite crystals are sharing this specimen with metallic arsenopyrite crystals in a nice harmonic way. Glass quartz needles and some smaller siderite add a nice contrast and perfect this fine combination-piece. This piece is a sparkling beauty as all of these minerals are of finest quality with wonderful luster and free of any damage. While a smaller part at the back is contacted, around three thirds of the specimen are crystallized and offer a brilliant view. Stunning from a mineralogical standpoint - remarkably beautiful most certainly!

MG08 - Liddicoatite - 1980€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 6.8 x 3.7 x 2.2 cm
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It needs some illumination, true. But when provided, this specimen offers a spectacular view of bright colors and an unusually pretty shape! As you can see in the video, the amount of necessary backlight is not too high anyway and you are easily able to reveal a color-play that is totally unique. It's like a striking cherry-red tourmaline with a perfectly modified termination grows out of another, fresh apple-green tourmaline. At the backside you find some white adularia as a side-mineral. The bottom of this fabulous specimen is terminated. Except for one tiny chip at the back side of the upper termination, which is not visible when observed from the front, this tourmaline is in a very good condition. Beautiful and simply outstanding!

SL22 - Rubellite with Lepidolite - 1400€
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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This is a high class rubellite with excellent textbook aesthetics. It has been found in spring last year at the famous cruzeiro mine in Brazil. The crystal is of bright pink color with juicy, cherry red terminations. I love the combination with small lepidolite and white muscovite as well as the stepped growth of the crystal. The bottom is crystallized and covered in lepidolite as well, leaving no contact or broken patch. Flawless and well balanced all around, this piece is a highly attractive choice for any advanced collection!

PB141 - Pyrite with Galena and Fluorite - 1200€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 5.1 x 4.8 x 4 cm
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One massy, lustrous pyrite crystal ist the base for this specimen of extraordinarily nice combination and composition. Grown on this pyrite base are several beautifully modified galena crystals of brilliant quality capped in a crown of white fluorite. As you can very well see in our video, this is a 3-dimensional piece of sparkling luster. While the backside is contacted there is no actual damage to be found here. A superb piece of exceptional aesthetics!

FA88 - Vanadinite - 460€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 4.9 x 4.4 x 2.6 cm
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This rare crystal habit instantly reminds me of a fossile or maybe of a leaf reflecting the sunbeams. There is one small damaged zone at the right side of this specimen not visible from the front and minor over all. The rest is in brilliant condition. As a floater there are crystalls on all sides with colors ranging from orange to red and brown on the backside. Condition, quality and the mentioned crystal habit are making this an astounding mineral specimen. Totally appealing and of unique elegance.

AC13 - Tourmaline - 450€
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
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With a good 4 cm this might not be the largest tourmaline crystal, but its brilliance is exceptional! While the lower half is milky with a bluish coloring, the termination is fantastically lustrous and gemmy with a prettily modified termination and bright pink color. One side-crystal is broken but this does not disturb the beautiful picture of this brilliant tourmaline.

TN33 - Tourmaline - 1700€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
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Not just a single crystal as you can find so many on the market, this striking tourmaline is accompanied by some matrix at the bottom which provides it with a unique character. The tourmaline is not broken at the bottom but shows a layer of matrix. An outstanding piece indeed. The color is a satiated pink and red that is just brilliant at ambient light. Aside some tiny edgewear this tourmaline is perfect and brilliantly aesthetic!

FA96 - Vanadinite - 1400€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 12.9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
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An elongated piece of rock hosts single isolated, candy-red vanadinite crystals with just marvelous luster. The matrix also holds smaller crystals on all sides - it must have broken off in an early stage, when vanadinite still grew - which nicely gives us an insight on all stages of crystal growth. A dark grey coating on the matrix provides a stark contrast for the amazingly beautiful vanadinite. A highly appealing specimen in very good condition.

TN09 - Brazilianite - 850€
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.7 x 3 x 2.1 cm
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Sharp and brilliant, this brazilianite has plenty to offer. The intriguingly green coloring at this glassy single crystal is just marvelous and stands in dramatic contrast with accents of muscovite and feldspar. While the backside is contacted, the main view shows no obvious damage and is truly appealing. A real eye-catcher for any showcase of great minerals!

PB142 - Pyrite ps. Pyrrhotite - 650€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.1 x 5.3 x 5.1 cm
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A distinctive pseudomorphosis of pyrite after pyrrhotite on a geyish-white matrix that is partly covered in tiny quartz needles. The pyrite holds great luster and is free of any damage. The main pseudomorphosis is accompanied by a smaller pyrite crystal in the front. Great composition and quality makes this piece a beautiful choice!

PB189 - Barite - 1800€
Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.6 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
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Gracile like a butterfly on a flower, this barite composition is absolutely astonishing. The yellow tabular barite is 3-dimensionally arranged, vitreous and in very good condition. All main crystals are perfect, tiny edgewear on side-crystals is scarse. This is an outstanding piece, delicate and beautiful. Please note: Due to its fragility hand delivery is a must at this specimen. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting!

FA287 - Topazolite - 450€
Antetezambato, Ambanha District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 3.4 x 2 cm
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This rare mossy green topazolite cluster is nicely composed on white matrix. The crystals, especially the main crystal with a striking 1.6 cm in diameter, are brilliantly lustrous and glassy with distinct striation. With only some minor edgewear and beautiful on all sides this specimen is worthy for any showcase.

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