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FA330 - Quartz with Actinolithe - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm

This is a very sharp quartz with great inclusions of actinolithe from the bottom to the top. The specimen is very glassy in person, sadly this is not very good visible on the photos. The luster of the crystal is very good and also the aesthetic with the small crystals at the side is very special. The whole specimen is free of any damage and it is much better in person! Ex Herb Obodda collection.

SO14 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 6.2 x 5 x 4.9 cm

The crystals on this matrix specimen are very sparkling and highly lustrous in person! The color is a mixture between grey and blue, what looks gorgeous in person. Very 3-dimensional and free of any damage!

AT39 - Quartz with Pericline - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 6.1 x 7.2 cm
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This is a very good quartz from the famous Rauris Valley! Some very nice crystals of pericline are attached to the matrix and gives the piece a very special character.

AF55 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Wolfskogel, Schwarzenbachtal, Zillertaler Alpen, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 17 x 14 x 5.5 cm
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A very impressive quartz of high quality is shooting out of a very nice schist matrix here! The crystal is highly lustrous, very glassy and shows stepped growing, what looks really gorgeous. It is pristine all around and in a great condition over all. On the back side some very nice pericline is attached, what is very good visible on the video.

RK36 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Governador Valadares, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.7 x 4.8 x 2.6 cm
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This is a powerful and fat crystal in perfect condition! With a length of more then 10cm it is very impressive in person, and once backlighted it shows steel blue color with a touch of green. It has a very nice roof-shaped termination, which makes it very smart over all. On the back side some contact is present, but no damage!

AA35 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Size: 10.5 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm
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This gwindel is truly pristine. Completely flawless, clear as a window, crazily lustrous and – now hold onto something – half closed! All of this on a lovely and detailed matrix, with equally perfect quartz crystals and a covering of chlorite that even improves the general beauty of this piece. This specimen is truly unbelievable and totally unique!

RR19 - Fluorite - SOLD
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 6.1 x 4.2 x 4.1 cm
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Looking at this fabulous piece of fluorite is soothing and fascinating like watching cloud formations. Whatever you would like to see in this unique shape - a hunchbacked man, a fish or just the exact fluorite specimen you were searching for so long - this is one fantastic mineral at any rate! The color of this piece is not quite as grey as in the pictures but has a more greenish tinge. It is pale, yes, but gracefully appealing. The piece is a floater, etched all around and in absolutely perfect condition. An intriguing piece!

AB34 - Quartz with Clinochlore and Calcite - SOLD
Seebachtal, Ankogel, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 7 x 5.5 x 6 cm
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I love the textbook composition of this piece. One large doubly terminated quartz of extraordinary quality is embraced by charcoal grey clinochlore which gives a marvelous contrast. At the bottom you find a flawless white calcite crystal to round out the picture. This piece is in just marvelous condition and holds especially harmonic aesthetics as is rarely found in this extent!

IT02 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Chia Mine, Sao Jose do Safira, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 13 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm
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The aesthetics of this tourmaline specimen is nothing less than breathtaking! A striking main crystal of brilliant colors is accompanied by some side-crystals and smaller purple crusts on the prism faces. The color of the main crystal is a deep cherry red with a termination that varies from apple-green to turquoise at the very tip. The termination itself is flat and perfectly flawless. The crystals is repaired with smaller gap fills, but fortunately that is not quite apparent at first sight due to so many beautiful aspects about this fantastic tourmaline. A true treasure of highest quality!

PB173 - Epidote with Axinite - SOLD
Sayan, Huaura province, Lima Department, Peru
Size: 2.9 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
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Another one of those tree-shaped epidote specimens with accompanying axinite crystals. Like a slightly smaller twin of the earlier specimen this epidote is in equally well condition and wonderfully aesthetic. A beautiful piece of charming character!

RK139 - Quartz Faden - SOLD
Piz Beverin, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 15.2 x 12.5 x 12.6 cm
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The word "chaotic" comes to mind when viewing this large and impressive quartz cluster. The center holds a gwindel-like structure that's in fact a tabular "Faden" quartz. 3-dimensionally arranged around this center are docens of quartz crystals, often doubly terminated and with a distinct "Faden" running through it. Backside and bottom also are completely crystallized and show some iron oxide for contrast and color. This is a fascinating piece of untamed aesthetics and high quality!

RK247 - Fluorite on Pyrite with Calcite and Sphalerite - SOLD
Milpo mine, Atacocha mining district, Pasco province, Peru
Size: 13.4 x 11.9 x 8.7 cm
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Hold on to something, for this piece is totally going to knock your socks off! Its not just the simple rarity of this vivid combination. Pure aesthetics radiates from this piece and captures your instantaniously! Finding fluorite of this quality, color and size has become difficult nowadays, fining it on a sparkling pyrite-matrix combined with white calcite and metallic sphalerite is virtually impossible! This piece was by far the best out of a small pocket found about 20 years ago. The piece is in an excellent condition with contacts at the back and just one small ding at the left crystal, pointing to the back. Truly a fantastic piece that stands out on a world class level!