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KR18 - Azurite - SOLD
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4.2 x 2.6 x 2 cm

This piece is showing fabulous aesthetics! The contrast of the gem blue azurite to the cerussite is really outstanding.

BS14 - Fluorite - SOLD
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 9.2 x 6.7 x 3.6 cm
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We simply call this specimen, due to the shape of the fluorite as you might well see on the picture, the “Number 3”. The fluorite itself is of very good condition, holding a beautiful pink color and distinct crystal modification. The white matrix adds a perfect contrast and accentuates the fluorite prettily. This specimen was found in the 1960s at the “Rufibach-pocket”. Though most of the pieces from this find are cut at the bottom, this specific one is not. All in all, this is a piece of remarkable shape and quality.

TA15 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
Size: 6.7 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
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Like a blossom, this highly lustrous and incredibly color-intensive amethyst cluster sits on a stem of beautifully crystallized quartz. A piece of outstanding aesthetic that is perfect in any respect and needs no further description. Just overwhelming!

AB36 - Aragonite - SOLD
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 5.1 x 2.8 cm
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Flos ferri, the “flowers of iron” are a sought form of aragonite that are typical for the classic locale of Erzbert, Austria. While they are usually white, in some very rare events there were blue versions found. This very piece is one of those exceptional pieces. Admittedly most of the longer, fragile aragonite tentacles are broken, but considering the rareness of this mineral it’s hard to ever find a piece without those damages. It is definitely still a nice view of soothing blue color and nice structure, with silvery shimmering surface and some matrix to hold the iron flowers together and form this incredibly rare specimen.

FA176 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
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The unusual shape of a screwdriver is what makes this piece special! The crystal is mostly black but strikingly green at the termination. It's interesting and astounding to see the typical triangular shape of a tourmaline broken down to its mere outlines! The crystal is in good condition with only some minor edge-wear. A good choice for any collector of unusually shaped fine minerals.

PB161 - Pyrite with Galena and Fluorite - SOLD
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.4 x 5.3 x 4.9 cm
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This combination piece is just lovely in person! Mirroring dodecahedral pyrite crystals are studded with metallic black galena and small jewel-like colorless fluorite. A just wonderful paragenesis of highest quality and completely free of any damage. Sure, the backside is contacted, but with a breathtaking main view, nobody would want to turn this piece around. A sparkling beauty of unmatched aesthetics!

LA26 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Goboboseb Mts., Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm
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We all know the superb quartz and amethyst crystals from Goboboseb but this specimen is something very special. A white prismatic quartz crystal with a deeply purple scepter-head atop. The contrast is just striking, the quality is exceptional with mirroring luster and a gemmy interior. Through the vitreous crystal with purple clouds you can see the pyramidal termination of the white quartz. Absolutely outstanding and striking in person!

SS14 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Druntobel, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 8.7 x 8.1 x 3.2 cm
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Rarely have we seen gwindel as beautiful and distinctive as this one. Imposing in size and quality this specimen definitely draws the attention. Most exceptional though is the chlorite coating that adds a wonderful greenish coloring to this piece. Very often do we see such a coating disrupting the harmony of quartz specimen but fortunately no here where there is just enough but not too much of chlorite present. The inner body of the gwindel is virtually free of cracks and marvelously glassy. The bottom is recrystallized finalizing a piece in overall superb condition. Impressive and elegant alike this is a truly exceptional gwindel!

RK414 - Adularia - SOLD
Gotthard tunnel, Switzerland
Size: 8.5 x 7.7 x 5.4 cm
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A massy, translucent adularia crystal of greenish white color, slightly chloritized on all sides. The surface is alternating matt and lustrous. This specimen is a floater and free of any damage. An imposing piece of nice 3-dimensional aesthetics!

GM31 - Fluorite - SOLD
Kleines Furkahorn, Furka pass area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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Rich pink color dramatically radiates from this single crystal fluorite even at roomlight but is spectacularly amplified at direct backlight. A fascinating crystal in person that is completely clear at the inside with a flawless silky surface all around. At the lower right you see the imprint of another crystal. The backside is slightly etched and has an organic look. Unlike famous Swiss fluorite sources like Frunthorn or the Gotthard massif, the Furkahorn only produced few pieces of importance. The dramatic size and quality of this very specimen absolutely stand out!

RK448 - Gold - SOLD
Eagle`s Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 2.3 x 1.9 x 1 cm
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It's hard to ever find a thumbnail gold specimen of such perfect aesthetics and quality! The gold crystals, sitting on a well proportioned marvelous white calcite matrix, are extremely lustrous and sharp. A picturesque little stunner of highest Eagle's Nest quality!

AK5 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Shalman area, Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm
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This is a totally glassy, colorless jewel, virtually flawless and beautifully developed! The gwindel itself is relatively thick (1.8 cm), thus the twist is not too strong. It is totally water-clear with a lustrous surface at the main view. At the bottom there is some additional quartz, acting as a matrix and making the piece even more interesting in terms of aesthetics!