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AB39 - Apatite - SOLD
Großer Finagl, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.9 cm
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A cluster of apatite crystals – the largest of which has a diameter of a good 2 cm – with a charming covering of chlorite. The apatite is of good luster and clarity. While this specimen is a floater of very good quality there is some minor damage to be found at the bottom. Nevertheless, the overall condition is good and there is no flaw to be found at the topside. A charming apatite-specimen from the Austrian Alps.

TN32 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 9.7 x 5.6 x 4 cm
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This specimen is a dramatic cluster of multiple intergrown tourmalines, displaying a sweet combination of colors. While pink is the main color on this piece you find a wonderful turquoise zone at the upper third which adds much to its striking beauty. Turning it around you would discover a deep cherry-red core at the very bottom, which is not broken but completely healed! This tourmaline specimen is a superb example for a very attractive cluster! There is just very minor damage and it is full of sparklingly lustrous terminations, all combined in a piece of lovely fanned out shape. Very impressive in person!

RK160 - Kunzite - SOLD
Mawi pegmatite, Du Ab District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 9.8 x 4.3 x 2.5 cm
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Perfectly gemmy, lustrous and highly appealing through its unique, polyhedral shape this floater specimen is a real marvel. The pink color, especially strong when lit through the vertical axis, internally reflects at the structured surface and magically radiates in all directions. The crystal is in extremely well condition all around with only some insignificant edgewear, hard to notice on an irregular piece like this. A brilliant piece of high quality, typical for Nuristan Region in Afghanistan.

FA115 - Quartz - SOLD
Piz Miezdi, Valsertal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 3 x 2.5 cm
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The large terminal face, perfectly clear and lustrous, grants an unimpeded look to a beautyful grey, cloudy phantom which makes this piece so special. The crystal is sharp and window-clear at the front, getting less transparent to the backside, where the phantom is lurking. A grey shadow inside a pristine crystal of great condition with only some very minor issues!

PB150 - Pyrite ps. Pyrrhotite - SOLD
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.5 x 6.3 x 5.6 cm
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Figuratively speaking as well as literally this pseudomorphosis is outstanding. A single pyrrhotite crystal, perched on a beautiful greyish white matrix, was transformed into pyrite. Along the edges pyrite crystals are beaded and frame the main crystal. The whole piece is absolutely flawless and of excellent aesthetics. Only rarely have I seen a piece like this. For a full view of its beauty, please have a look at our video!

HW26 - Aragonite - SOLD
Číčov hill, Hořenec, Bílina, Ústí Region, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Size: 5.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm
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This single yellowish aragonite crystal is almost totally gemmy with only some cracks in the middle section. It offeres good luster is well terminated and totally flawless. The edges are a bit rough but this is just a result of slight etching and no damage. To be honest, I have hardly ever seen an aragonite of comparable quality coming from anywhere else in the world and I am happy to be able to offer it for such a reasonable price. An unusually fine piece of exceptional quality!

RK260 - Magnetite - SOLD
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.2 x 5.3 x 4.5 cm
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This magnetite specimen is out of the famous cleft found by Josef Papp in 2009. The rhombic dodecahedral shape is unique for this Alpine cleft and a true sensation. The main crystal of our piece is 1.2 cm in diameter, sharp and of typical metallic luster. Being perched on a white and grey matrix that contains several more of those magnetite crystals, this specimen shows a striking contrast and brilliant quality crystals. This is a flawless and appealing piece all around and a real Alpine rarity.

XY4 - Hematite on Adularia - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4.9 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
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This is an incredibly delicate and lovely piece of hematite and adularia in perfect condition. Hundreds of hematite crystals are stacked upon each other and interwoven with white adularia which adds up to this fantastic composition of pure grace. At some points you can find tiny rutile crystals as is typical for the locale. This is a real eye-catcher that seems to exceed its physical size by far!

RK389 - Hematite - SOLD
Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 7.9 x 6.3 x 4 cm
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The luster of these hematite crystals is just supernatural! All iron roses on this marvelous piece are thick, lovely structured like blossoms and sparkling, partly in stunning tempering colors. All main crystals are in perfect shape and without any damage. This is a very fine matrix piece of exceptional quality and nice Alpine aesthetics!

RT8 - Calcite and Quartz - SOLD
Dorfergraben, Zederhaus, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 16.5 x 12 x 5 cm
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While the defined front view is covered in tabular white calcite up to 5.5 cm in diameter, the backside shows a completely different picture of sharp prismatic quartz with iron oxide coating. The whole piece is in good condition with only minor issues here and there. Except for the bottom this piece is complete with no contact or break anywhere. A striking outline and unusual crystal distribution make this an appealing piece worth collecting!

RT12 - Quartz var. Citrine - SOLD
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.4 x 5.6 x 5.5 cm
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Citrine, the by far rares variety of quartz. Hardly ever do we see good citrine specimen from the Alps which makes this impressive piece even more remarkable. Even if the lower part of the crystal is milky, a large section at the tip is perfectly gemmy and shows intensive yellow coloring! Also watch the video for a better impression! The backside is somehow rough with matrix but not damaged. The bottom surface where it detached from the rock is fully rehealed. With great luster, impressive size and outstanding color this is a marvelous citrine specimen!

TA22 - Tetrahedrite and Pyrite with Quartz - SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.2 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
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This is a well balanced paragenesis from the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru where some of the best tetrahedrite specimens have been found. A group of nicely modified, highly lustrous cubical pyrite is overgrown with rather large metallic black tetrahedrite up to remarkable 2.7 cm on edge. As a contrast you find very nice transparent white quartz crystals. Admittedly the piece is not quite perfect with a ding right at the front but this is still an outstanding specimen for the mineral that shows exceptionally fine aesthetics and crystal size!