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RK402 - Adularia - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 6.6 x 5 cm
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This adularia specimen is especially lustrous and translucent, at some corners even transparent. It is a 360° floater with some matrix visible, accompanied by water-clear quartz, small hematite and even tiny traces of rutile, making this a typical Alpine adularia specimen. Being free of damage and stuffed with nice little details, this is a piece worth collecting!

OK23 - Amethyst - SOLD
Wolfskogel, Schwarzenbachtal, Zillertaler Alpen, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 4.7 x 3.2 x 2.4 cm
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Fantastic luster on all sides, razor-sharp edges and a lovely purple color at the pointed termination are making this specimen totally special. The shape is quite intriguing, a stack of several parallel, intergrown crystals. The bottom and lower backside are broken but mostly rehealed. A marvelous amethyst with a perfect main view and a backside that is somewhat irregular but free of actual damage all the same.

WA66 - Aragonite - SOLD
Lavrion District Mines, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefekture, Greece
Size: 7.2 x 5.6 x 2.9 cm
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Most special about this piece is the incredible strong blue color! Lavrion is one of the great classic European locales for aragonite and has produced a many great pieces. Still, pieces of such intensive blue are a rare thing and even if this piece is not perfect - a broken periphery plus some smaller damage at the thin aragonite stalactites - it is surely worth a look. Especially the backlight reveals fantastic deep blue color as I have hardly seen it on aragonite!

IX7 - Adularia - SOLD
Val Nalps, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 18.8 x 15.9 x 11 cm
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This is an enormous adularia crystal that is in excellent condition despite its size and weight. Sure, one or two smaller abrasions are present and there is one damage at the backside but nothing that would impair the overall stunning effect of this great specimen! The crystal is all translucent white with good to great luster on its many faces. Definitely a smashing rock!

RK07 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.8 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm

The quality and aesthetics of this specimen is really amazing with very intense purple color. No damage all around! The crystal is repaired to the matrix, but therefore the price is much lower also!

PA04 - Albite - SOLD
Tatara Mine, Village Tatara, Khyber Agency, KPK Province, Pakistan
Size: 3.4 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm

This is a true killer toenail! This crystal has the most intense color from all specimens of the whole find. It has very sharp edges, good luster and gemminess! There are some contacts at the back and at the bottom, but there is no damage all around. This is the best single crystal of the find and perfect for every collector who is looking for the smaller size range.

FC02 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
De'an Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China
Size: 10.4 x 6.9 x 3 cm

That's another striking fluorite with great quality and one very fine main crystal which is surrounded by many smaller ones with a different color.

RK95 - Gold - SOLD
Rosia Montana, (Verespatak), Alba Co., Romania
Size: 3.1 x 2 x 2.4 cm

What a gorgeous gold from this old classic locale! To get a good specimen on matrix from Verespatak is more or less impossible nowadays, and I was very lucky to get such a nice specimen. The gold is well crystallized and also the luster is very good in person. This is the best specimen from this locale which I have ever had in that size range. It can be easily trimmed to a thumbnail, if this is desired. I was lucky to trade this specimen back, so this piece is avaliable again!

FA268 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
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What a beautiful epidote form this classic locale in the Austrian Alps! The group of two fat combined crystals is showing a very high luster and very sharp edges. The termination is very clean and the whole piece is free of damage. It was found many years ago and comes from the old mining periode. It is very hard to get a piece like this nowadays as most of the epidotes from the new findings are much more thin! Especially unripaired pieces are very rare as most of the specimens break due heavily blasting at the mining process.

AB17 - Garnet - SOLD
Granatkogel, Obergurgl, Ötztal, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 10 x 7.9 x 4.9 cm
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The locality where this garnet is coming from is really famous for producing good garnets! This is a beautiful piece with sharp crystals of good size. It is a very good sample for the locale and far above average level! Beautiful in person!

NL16 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.2 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
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This is a very impressive touramline with a stunning quality! It is highly lustrous, very glassy and intense red on the top! It has a beautiful stiration at the side faces and is well terminated. Except some small and hardly visible edgewear it is completely perfect. Beautiful in person!

AA36 - Hematite with Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.5 x 6 x 5.1 cm
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Found in 2014, this piece of quartz, hematite and even some rutile strikes through this fabulous combination and the enchanting aesthetics. Like a shield held by a proud knight, the round plate of hematite shines at the very front of this specimen, decorated with tiny red rutile crystals. Quartz and hematite both are flawless and of brilliant condition. At the backside, I have to admit, you will find one damaged hematite, but that’s not at all visible from the front. An awesome detail (you can see that at the video, if you look closely) is to be found to the right of the main quartz crystal: A smaller gwindel (!) is leaning to its prismatic shape and waits to be discovered. Well, we already did!