Sold Minerals

ZH6 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 11.4 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm
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If I had to create the perfect Alpine mineral specimen, that's probably exactly how I would do it! A group of doubly terminated, flawless smoky quartz crystals are combined to a perfect floater with great luster - at least at the frontside - and nice milky phantoms inside. Perfectly centered atop this group sits a skeletalized octahedral fluorite of great Zinggenstock quality. The fluorite has a pink body yet purple edges which is already rare, considering the overall composition this is a real masterpiece! Absolutely stunning in person and with no downsides at all!

RK13 - Brookite - SOLD
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.9 x 5 x 2.8 cm

This gem crystal of brookite is very aesthetically situated on matrix. The quality of the crystal is very fine with red color. There are some small cracks at the base of the crystal, tough it is not repaired. Very nice and low priced for what it is.

SB03 - Titanite - SOLD
Lukmanierschlucht, Disentis, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 3.2 x 2.1 x 1 cm

This titanite comes from an old find made in the Swiss Alps! Most of the titanites in the Alps comes from Austria and it is almost impossible to get a good "sphene" from other countries in the Alps! This is a very good sample and a good chance for every locality collector to get a sphene from Switzerland. It is very pristine except some extremely tiny edge wear that is just visible with a good loupe!

GS03 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Bassin d`Argentiere, Mont-Blanc massif, Haute-Savoie, France
Size: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm

That's a half-open and half-closed gwindel! It is extremely rare to find this combination at a gwindel. This is a very lovely specimen from a small lot of five gwindels that I have got at the mineral show in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines this year. Some very tiny edge wear is present but this is almost not visible from the front side and not important at all. The pictures show all what you need to know to see how nice this specimen is.

AT23 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Strem, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm

A very clear and sharp crystal of quartz shooting out of a very nice matrix from Val Strem. The crystal is completely translucent without any cracks and is completely flawless all around. Better in person.

FA337 - Apatite - SOLD
Konar Province, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Size: 3.3 x 2.7 x 2 cm

The composition of this specimen is exceptional. The crystals have a very nice purple color and it is very 3-dimensional in person.

SO26 - Quartz on Calcite - SOLD
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 9.8 x 7.7 x 7.5 cm

"WOW, this is highly sparkling", was my thought when I saw this specimen the first time. It is very special in person, consisting of big calcites, overgrown by a brownish layer of rock, which is coverd with two generations of very brilliant quartz. Way better in person!!!

AA07 - Fluorite - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
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This is a very nice fluorite with good color, high gemminess and the best luster you can look for.

BK58 - Barite with Fluorite - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.7 x 6.7 x 3.8 cm
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Samll, but very nice flurites are present on this cluster of beautiful barite!

BL21 - Siderite - SOLD
Lukmanierpass, Disentis, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 13.1 x 6.3 x 3.3 cm
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Wow, what a nice siderite well situated on matrix!

FA348 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.8 x 1.2 x 1 cm
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This is a very glassy rubellite from a find made in 2010 at the cruzeiro mine. While most of the specimens were heavily damaged and therefore just interesting for the gem market, this specimen is free of damage and well terminated. Much better in person!

BL28 - Quartz - SOLD
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 17.2 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm
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It’s incredible, how much detail and beauty can lie in one single quartz specimen from the Austrian Alps. This elongated specimen is composed of one dagger-shaped quartz tile of fantastic luster and a second generation of small quartz crystals, sitting at the front face. The specimen is a perfect floater and in brilliant condition. If you like extraordinary shapes, you will love this quartz!