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NL25 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 2 x 1.3 cm
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Nowadays it is not easy to find good tourmalines of great quality! This crytal is very glassy, highly lustrous and of bright color! It is well terminated, with a small contact, wich is luckily not very good visible! Over all a beautiful single crystal and very showy!

AJ03 - Anatase - SOLD
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Size: 2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
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Now, this anatase is a real killer thumbnail! One totally sharp crystal in combination with some matrix and even an accent of quartz. A fantastic combination in exactly the right proportion. The most impressive aspect though is the incredible blue color the anatase reveals, when illuminated in the right way. But even without strong light, the surface shimmers blue. Believe me, this is exactly the specimen you were looking for!

ZT13 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Saurüssel, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
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The beauty of this scepter speaks for itself! True textbook aesthetics, incredible sharpness and a breathtaking luster at the terminations are only part of what makes this specimen special. The tips are of a slight amethyst-coloring, as you very much can see in the picture and video. Very nice aspects are chlorite and even rutile inclusions at the bottom of this piece, to bring some color and character. Very appealing in person!

AF49 - Hyalophane - SOLD
Zagradski Potok Mine, Zagradski Creek, Busovaca, Central Bosnia, Bosnia Herzegovina
Size: 3 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
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I don't think I have ever seen a brilliant hyalophane of comparable size! As a floater, this specimen is flawless and crystallized all around. It shows fantastic luster and clarity and is perfectly composed with some matrix at the sides (a look on our video will reveal this aspect). The many modifications and the splendid quality make this pice a true marvel.

AB30 - Titanite - SOLD
Habachkees, Habach Valley, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 2 x 1.1 cm
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Wonderful mossy green color, imposing size and brilliant quality are perfectly combined in this one single titanite crystal. While the bottom of the crystal is broken the visible part is of very fine quality. For a single crystal this specimen is unusually striking!

AC12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 3.8 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
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This tourmaline crystal strikes with a very massy body, a charming pink color and a side crystal that adds much to the nice aesthetics. At the termination of both, the main and the side crystal the color changes from pink to a thin layer of blue. The tourmaline is in good condition with only some edge-wear. The bottom also is rehealed so there is no considerable damage on this piece. A small but definitely lovely specimen.

PB175 - Amethyst - SOLD
Guerrero, Mexico
Size: 6.9 x 3.1 x 1.5 cm
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Three amethyst crystals of superb quality and beautiful color are standing side by side, grown together at the base. As is typical for the locale the gemmy crystals are in fact colorless but generously clouded with purple billows. There is some wear at this piece but in general it is in a very good condition with only a few internal cracks and a healed bottom. A classical and fine piece of amethyst from Guerrero, Mexico.

PB105 - Pyrite - SOLD
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 11.4 x 9.6 x 4.3 cm
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There is probably no valid way of determining a front- and backside on this piece which is in fact an incredibly rare event. However one side has slightly larger crystals, so there you are! While the shape of this specimen immediately reminds me of a map of France, its stupendous properties lie somewhere different completely: It is indeed a floater, being perfectly flawless all around. All crystals, lovely stacked together, are tremendously lustrous and show absolutely nice surface structures with manifold striations and modifications all over the piece. A real golden shimmering eye-catcher.

RK303 - Titanite - SOLD
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 2 x 1.3 cm
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This single titanite crystal offers great brilliance and color that varies from mossy green to a nice reddish brown. The crystal is in good condition but there is some edgewear present. Nevertheless, the bottom is contacted and not broken. An appealing single crystal of impressive quality!

BT2 - Quartz - SOLD
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.1 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
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Straight, sharp and water-clear. A small but brilliant single quartz that shows some inner life through decent green chloritization. It is right handed, prismatic and virtually flawless with a contacted bottom. The termination's edges are a bit rough which seems to bee contact induced and not damaged. An excellent miniature specimen from Felbertal!

CK2 - Anatase on Quartz - SOLD
Crapteig, Thusis, Domleschg, Hinterrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4 x 3.6 x 2.5 cm
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A group of snow-white quartz with super luster is the perfect base for a pair of sharp, doubly terminated anatase crystals that are presented right at the top of this exceptional specimen. Anatase from the Alps is extremely rare but hardly ever have I seen an aesthetic piece like this with such high class crystals. The anatase is around 1 cm in size and in best condition. The quartz shows some contacts but is well crystallized on all sides. A lovely specimen of superb aesthetics!

TB19 - Quartz - SOLD
Alpe Fiendo, St. Gotthard, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 12.9 x 6.8 x 5.7 cm
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Very unusual growth brought us this striking piece of two flattened sceptre heads on a common shaft. The two-headed monstrosity was found over hundred years ago (see the historic label that comes with the piece) and never lost anything of its magic. Both heads show a faint purple tinge, intensive "window"-etchings and are in very good, though not 100% perfect condition. The bottom is contacted, not broken and holds some matrix residues. All over this is a fantastic and highly unusual specimen!