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KB54 - Titanite - SOLD
Eiskögele, Glocknergruppe, Stubachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 3.2 cm
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Brace yourself! This fantastic piece shows apple-green, sharp-edged titanite crystals of pristine quality on a contrasting silvery matrix that is lovely encrusted with snow-white feldspar. A totally outstanding piece from the Eiskögele north face with a frosty past. It was found under harshest conditions in 2003, the hottest summer in a century and probably the only summer such a find was even possible, as in other times the permafrost holds this region under its icecold reign. Its like a miracle that there is no damage at all on this incredible piece. Stop here in awe and have a look on our video!

RK440 - Aragonite - SOLD
Cuetu l'Aspa, Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 9.8 x 6.5 x 5.6 cm
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A very 3-dimensional aragonite specimen of translucent quality. The crystals are shaped like tentacles or very old, gnarled trees. The piece is in perfect condition and has no obvious front or backside. A nice and appealing aragonite from Berbes, much better known for fine fluorite specimens.

JN2 - Chalcocite - SOLD
Abilene area, Taylor Co., Texas, USA
Size: 6 x 3.1 x 1.9 cm
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This is a beautiful piece of petrified wood, replaced by chalcocite and some other green copper mineral at the surface, probably malachite. This is a quite rare piece and beautiful with its unusual natural look. Undamaged on all sides and appealing in person!

PT9 - Hematite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 7.1 x 6.4 x 2.4 cm
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An impressive piece of Alpine hematite, an "iron rose" that is all perfect on 360°! Mirroring hematite blades are arranged to shape a plentitude of rosettes that are characteristic for the locale and the Alpine region in general. The sheer size of this specimen is more than impressive and extremely rare. Some of the hematite shows a coating of iron oxide, especially at the sides, but most parts are superbly lustrous. Associated muscovite perfects the picture. No damage, no downsides, just pure aesthetics!

RK11 - Aquamarine on Feldspar with Quartz - SOLD
Shigar valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 8.8 x 7.7 x 4.3 cm

There were many aquamarines on the market in the last years. In my opinion most of them are just too blocky and therefore not so interesting for the modern collectors nowadays. The size of the crystal on this specimen is well-proportioned to the very good crystallized matrix of feldspar and quartz. The beveled termination of the crystal is very rare and most of the aquamarines have just flat terminations, what makes a big difference in my opinion. The crystal is very gemmy and has incredible mirror luster what is much better in person then. Over all the whole specimen is well-balanced and all is on the position where it should be! It is completely free of damage and natural all around. This specimen is definitely for the advanced collector,who is also looking for small differences which have a big impact on the specimen.

RK08 - Fluorite on Barite - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.6 x 6.1 x 3.9 cm

This is definitely the best Berbes Fluorite I have ever offered for sale! The combination of purple fluorite with barite is very high valued by collectors nowadays. This specimen has many very translucent crystals with great quality and the best luster you can look for. Fluorites from Berbes rarely have this quality! I have recently got this specimen out of a european collection while the collector decided to let this one go just because he got a substitute of similar appearance. I had great luck to get this one and I proudly offer it for sale on the newly launched website! What an amazing specimen!

FA331 - Alexandrite - SOLD
Tokovaya river, Ekaterinburg, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 2.8 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm

Good alexandrites from this locale are very rare and hard to get. This specimen changes the color very nice between green and purple, depending on the light.

AR36 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 8.7 x 4.3 cm
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The very good aesthetics in combination with the high quality of the quartz on this specimen is really beautiful. The crystal shows a very good clarity and and luster. It is very hard to find good crystals on matrix from this locale.

BK48 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 4.1 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
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Another very nice specimen with high quality fluorites!

RK56 - Quartz on Dolomite - SOLD
Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6.7 x 6.3 x 3.7 cm
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This is a beautiful quartz in combination with fine crystals of dolomite, found in Switzerland. The quartz crystal is very glassy, lustrous and shows a beautiful striation at the side faces! Over all, this is the best piece which I have seen in this very rare combiantion. The high quality is also very good visibe on the video!

CM12 - Chalcopyrite - SOLD
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 11.5 x 8.7 x 4 cm
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Sparkling chalcopyrite amidst perfect quartz crystals of differing size define this piece. Especially the dramatic contrast strikes the viewer and directs the eye to a cluster of towering chalcopyrite in appealing tempering colors. Also note that this specimen is completely free of damage and has small crystals even on the bottom side.

BS05 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Muttenhorn, Gletsch, Furka pass area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
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This totally gemmy gwindel holds some very distinctive features. First of all it’s the dramatic twist that appears almost unnatural for a gwindel of this size. Its nicely detailed and highly lustrous surface even highlights this effect. The next quality that strikes the eye is the long and sharp upper edge of the crystal. The shape of this gwindel is quite unique I have to say. Finally, what distinguishes this piece are some spots of brown and red color, that are delivered by iron oxide and sagenite (rutile) crystals. All in all I have to admit: I love this specimen!