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AB27 - Calcite - SOLD
Arzbachgraben, Felbertal, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 13.8 x 11.6 x 8.4 cm
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Completely flawless all around, this floater is a true eye-catcher. Not just for its significant size, but primarily for its unusually fine aesthetics. Like white petals of a blooming flower, calcite crystals are clustered atop a pretty, mica covered matrix. Especially nice about this specimen is the clear contrast between silky matt white calcite and sparkling black mica. I’m happy to see such a vivid specimen of high quality coming from the Austrian Alps!

BD06 - Tourmaline on Albite - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.8 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm
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A real marvel from the world-famous Pederneira Mine that shows the typical gemmy and highly lustrous bi-color elbaite on pristine white albite. Free of any damage worth mentioning this specimen is deeply impressive and utterly beautiful. The crystal has a raspberry red, translucent core and a water-blue, transparent termination, is perfectly lustrous and basically flawless, with a flat and lustrous termination. The white albite adds a very strong contrast that highlights the colorful tourmaline. Some lavender lepidolite even improves the picture. A highly picturesque specimen of strong colors, great balance and pure textbook aesthetics.

PB85 - Augelite on Quartz - SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm
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This is a star-shaped quartz cluster with brilliant augelite crystals distributed between the quartz. It is a perfect floater of excellent quality. The augelite is exceptionally sharp, gemmy and of a intense green color. Pieces of such crystal quality - both on augelite and quartz - are a rare exception as mostly the color is pale or crystals are in bad shape. Fortunately this piece is in excellent condition and overall impressive as you can very well see in our video. Terrific!

AB41 - Quartz - SOLD
Scheißgraben, Habach Valley, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.1 x 10.2 x 5.3 cm
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A cluster of sparklingly white quartz crystals, all in perfect condition, is nicely perched to a yellowish matrix plate that is all glistening and studded with smaller quartz of matching quality. This piece is distinctly 3-dimensional and of its very own characteristics. The quality is absolutely top, the aesthetics is catchy yet unusual. An outstanding piece for the locale with no damage at all!

AB40 - Quartz - SOLD
Scheißgraben, Habach Valley, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm
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This staggering quartz specimen is a chaotic, 3-dimensional composition of uncountable crystals of different size and shape with lumps of matrix and some accents of brown siderite. However you turn this dramatic piece, it is a beautiful and eye-catching spectacle without any discernible damage. The quartz is higly lustrous and translucent to transparent. The bottom is recrystallized. A brilliant and totally unique specimen!

RK330 - Quartz - SOLD
Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
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The brilliance of this highly aesthetic quartz specimen is simply unsurpassable! Best wet-look luster, a completely limpid body and unusual crystal habit make for a striking little jewel! The main crystal at the center is accompanied by a smaller, similar crystal to the right and a more amorphous, milky but all crystallized quartz to the left. Some minimal edgewear is present but nothing serious at all. A just marvelous miniature!

FJ11 - Spessartine - SOLD
Navegadora claim, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.8 x 3 x 2.8 cm
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Incredible, juicy, cranberry-red color radiates from this fine specimen even at low illumination, waiting to explode at direct backlight. The 3-dimensional shape feels very much alive, combined with glassy quartz for the contrast. The spessartine has just the fantastic quality the Navegadora claim is famous for. Being a perfect floater this fine piece is perfectly crystallized at the bottom and has only some minor issues at the backside, not visible from the front. Still, those issues sure lower the price for you. A great piece of superb aesthetics and utterly gemmy spessartine!

WA41 - Aragonite - SOLD
St.Gertraudi, Bez.Kufstein, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 7.9 x 3.8 cm
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Blue aragonite from the Austrian Alps is a highly desired variety and usually is found at the fabous Styrian Erzberg. Even rarer is this specimen form St. Gertraudi, famous for copper minerals like azurite. It is a very showy piece with unusual blocky crystals of lovely baby-blue color. The periphery is broken but all crystals on the main display are in great condition. The specimens backside resembles a gravel field and is all natural. Very unusual in shape and exceedingly rare for the locale!

AT01 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.2 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm

This is a small jewel from a recent find made this year in Switzerland. Just a few specimens had this quality and perfection. With the small crystals attached at the right side, this specimen is not "just" a single crystal. It is very gemmy and pristine all around.

FA59 - Quartz with Chalcopyrite and Pyrite - SOLD
Huaron mines, Huaron mining district, Huayllay district, Pasco province, Pasco department, Peru
Size: 10.1 x 7.3 x 4.7 cm

This is a very good combination of quarz, chalcopyrite and pyrite! The specimen has a very good "outline" and it is very showy in person. No significant damage is present!

SO12 - Calcite - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 4.5 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm

This is a very lovely piece with two generations of calicte. It has no damage at all!

RK21 - Quartz Phantom - SOLD
Schinschlucht, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5.4 x 5.1 cm
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The Schinschlucht is famous for this type of quartz, which has very nice phantom iclusions of chlorite. This group has a very good aesthetics and the phantoms are very good visible. The termination of the main crystal has a mixture between a contact and some irregular growth, but it is not damaged.