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RT2 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 22 x 13.5 x 11 cm
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Whichever attribute you would want to assign to this grand specimen it sure is neither "typical", "ordinary" or even "textbook". Much more this group of amethyst sceptres is an untamed, vibrant beauty of intensive color, 3-dimensional composition and natural charm! An exceptionally rugged piece that holds a staggering amount of beautiful details, all composed to shape this unusual yet very much appealing specimen. Silvery muscovite and white adularia make a great and characteristic association. Despite the size and volume there is hardly any damage to be found here. One repair is present, which is only very hardly visible. Absolutely stunning in person and a real eye-catcher!

RT11 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.2 x 7.8 x 5.9 cm
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What used to be a 5.7 cm thick main crystal accompanied by a smaller side-crystal detatched from the matrix and completely re-crystallized at the bottom to form this unusual and absolutely marvellous piece. The crystal is of light smoky brown color and clear as glass. The surface ranges from medium to perfect mirroring luster and is beautifully structured on all sides. There is no damage to worry about. Some small hematite together with the superb quality mark this fine quartz as a characteristic Cavradi specimen!

RK05 - Quartz - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.4 x 5.5 x 7.7 cm

A very nice combination of quartz and pericline with great aesthetics from the famous Rauris valley in Austria!

PA17 - Titanite on Albite - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 2.9 x 2.4 cm

This is one of the smaller specimens I have got from this find! Though, it is a very nice specimen with great quality. The crystal has a size of 1cm and is very nice attached on the matrix of sparkling albites. The whole specimen is in a very good condition and completely free of damage.

RK16 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Winterstock, Göschenertal, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 3.5 x 3.7 cm

A very gemmy gwindel with the best quality you can look for. As this specimen is very thick it looks very impressive in person.

AA06 - Fluorite - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 3.1 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm
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If you go to Switzerland, you will see it is a big challange to find any good alpine fluroites there. This is a very lovely group in combination with a very nice quarz. The luster, color and gemminess of the crystals are very good.

BK13 - Barite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 9.3 x 4.8 x 5.1 cm
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A very nice combination of barite with a layer of quartz! The quartz is beautiful sparkling, which is also very good visible on the video!

KA18 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm
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This is a wonderful multicolored tourmaline of high quality. The crystal is very glassy, highly lustrous and free of any damage! It is really good in person and showing a bright and open color!

SO64 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
Cavnic Mine, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 7.5 x 5.2 x 2 cm
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Wonderful pink rhodochrosite blades compose this especially lively specimen. Its 3-dimensional character and the appealing heart-shape define this piece and render it just unique. The crystals are perfect in condition and shape. Truly a very attractive specimen in person. A must have for any collector of fine minerals and collectors of the famous Type Locality of Cavnic!

AA37 - Hematite with Rutile - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.3 cm
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A sparkling marvel of exquisite aesthetics, this piece is the perfect choice for any collector of fine minerals! Several layers of hematite are imbedded in adularia. Upon the mirror-like faces of the hematite blades you see rutile of fantastic deep red color that brightly shine even in low light. The whole composition, the combination of these three minerals is simply superb!

SO37 - Calcite - SOLD
La Cuerre Mine, Rionansa, La Florida mining area, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain
Size: 10.3 x 7.2 x 5.8 cm
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Like snowballs on a slope, these two flawless and highly lustrous yellow calcite crystals are sitting on a beautiful pink matrix that supports the dramatic charm of this specimen. The piece is crystallized on all sides – even at the bottom – and simply perfect in any respect. A real eye-catcher with jewel-like crystals.

RK39 - Ruby - SOLD
Winza, Mpapwa, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
Size: 2.9 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm
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This specimen of fascinating blue-red ruby shows perfect textbook aesthetics. The special coloring is very much typical for the locale of Winza and uniquely beautiful in between of sapphire and ruby. The marvelous main crystal of 1.1 cm in diameter sits atop a crown of accompanying side crystals, grown on a utterly beautiful massive black matrix. This rare beauty is sparkling all around and of highest quality. An absolutely outstanding ruby specimen as I have hardly seen alike!