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AF44 - Hematite on Adularia and Stilbite - SOLD
Fieud Alp, Central St Gotthard Massif, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 6.9 x 6.5 x 4.1 cm
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This dominant pair of iron roses – the larger of which has a diameter of 5.2 cm! – is enthroned on a fantastic matrix of adularia and stilbite. At some spots you find additional siderite and smoky quartz crystals to round out the picture. The hematite is of a lovely rose-structure with perfect luster. It is completely flawless all around and utterly beautiful on all sides. This is a distinctly 3-dimensional piece of just astounding impact. An outstanding specimen with a unique classy character!

SP12 - Sugilite - SOLD
N`Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 5.8 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
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Sugilite is an extremely rare mineral with only a few significant localities world-wide. This piece is out of a unique sugilite discovery in 2013 at the N'Chwaning II Mine. It features bright purple fibrous sugilite grown on a dark brown, earthy limonite matrix. The color combination of sugilite and limonite makes for a highly aesthetic specimen that virtually glows with a nice silky sheen. The piece is in very good condition with a purely natural look all around. A hard to obtain mineral of great visual impact!

XY12 - Garnet - SOLD
Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm
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Coming from a recent find this garnet is a real giant, considering the locale. With sharp edges and a deep red color this is for sure a remarkable piece. There is no damage to be found here, just some weathering here and there. A substantial piece of Alpine garnet!

RK375 - Titanite - SOLD
Kristallwand, Frosnitztal, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 7.5 x 5 x 3.6 cm
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This titanite is without question a very fine specimen from a small 2014 find. Fantastically lustrous and sharp-edged titanite of pleasing amber-brown color are scattered across the naturally broken, beautiful matrix. The reddish-brown color is extremely rare, especially in Alpine pieces and nowhere else have there been found pieces of such exceptionally sparkling quality! Watch the video for a better view, you will be stunned!

RK446 - Hematite on Adularia - SOLD
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 4.1 x 3 x 1.6 cm
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A single hematite rose of remarkable 2.2 cm in diameter sits on a adularia matrix and creates a perfect textbook composition. The hematite has mirroring luster and is flawless. The adularia is a floater with a nice green chlorite coating and small quartz crystals. All of this adds up to a wonderful piece of typical Alpine character and very much appealing aesthetics that is perfect all around.

RT52 - Hematite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
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The quality of this hematite is nothing short of mindblowing! Mirroring hematite petals are neatly arranged to shape this iron rose, that is perfect on both front and backside. Associated rutile crystals are present on all over the piece adding some spots of color. The specimen has a sharp hexagonal shape with plain, metallically shimmering side faces. Where the rose detached from the rock it has some contact but aside of that it is in just brilliant condition. A real highlight from Mörchnerkar, birthplace of so many wonderful hematite specimens!

WF9 - Scheelite - SOLD
Gjaidtroghöhe, Große Fleiß valley, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 4 x 3.2 x 1.8 cm
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Deep orange color radiates from under the very well crystallized surface of this remarkable piece. This scheelite was in fact part of a much larger crystal but which was divided in many parts during growth. All of those parts re-crystallized at the broken faces and are now floaters. This one is free of any damage and shows a great termination. Alpine scheelite at its very best!

BR06 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm

What a colorful fluorite!! This is an exceptional group of intergrown crystals with green core and purple edges. The whole specimen is very nice translucent and in very good conditions over all! Just some small contacts at the edges are visible, but also not from the front side.

PA19 - Titanite on Albite - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 3 x 2 x 1.4 cm

Another very nice specimen of titanite. Some small edge wear is present but it is still a very good example in the lower price range.

KA03 - Gold - SOLD
Alta Floresta Gold Province, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 3.1 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm

This is a magnificent specimen of gold with extraordinary crystals and great shape. Gold from Brazil is very rare, and especially with this aesthetics and size very hard to get. It has a very special hoppered crystallization and is extremely showy from each side.

AW4 - Aragonite - SOLD
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
Size: 11.6 x 7.9 x 5.5 cm

Another very special aragonite from Styria. Very hard to get nowadays in this quality and shape.

KA10 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.6 x 5.4 x 4.3 cm

This is a stunning quarz from Diamantina, Brazil. It has a gorgeous shape, good luster and a great color. On some spots at the upper part of the crystal it shows very fine "windows", going deep into the crystal.