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PA22 - Quartz Sceptre - SOLD
Brand, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.7 x 3 x 2.6 cm
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A doubly terminated smoky quartz floater with a distinctly developed scepter head. The crystal is translucent to transparent, where especially the terminations are quite clear. The whole piece is free of damage with only minor edgewear here and there. One side-crystal is broken but re-healed, the main crystal is all complete and sharp. An interesting and unusual specimen from this uncommon locale in Felbertal!

WZ15 - Rutile included Quartz - SOLD
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.7 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm
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The glassy and lustous quartz includes sharp and thick needles of red rutile. The color combination of rutile and orange limonite is quite dramatic and beautiful in person. Turning the piece around you will find a distinct sagenite pattern that covers the bottom and parts of the lower backside before immersing into the quartz. With no damage at all on best quality quartz and utterly attractive inner life, this is a wonderful specimen that's equally unusual and appealing!

PA02 - Hematite - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.8 x 2.3 x 1.1 cm

A true killer thumbnail! It has great luster, shape and is very well-grown on albite! Definitely the best hematite "iron rose" I have ever had in this size range! A perfect fit for every thumbnail collector.

KW01 - Copper - SOLD
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Size: 11.8 x 8.2 x 4 cm
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This is the very best copper I have ever had from this locale. It is well-crystallized sitting very nice on matrix. This classic specimen looks exceptional on the picture, though it is even better in person. It's very 3-dimensional and complete all around.

AT61 - Pyrite - SOLD
Lukmanierpass, Adula Alpen, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm

This is the best pyrite I have ever got from the Swiss Alps. It has a very nice brownish red color and with a size of 6.1cm it is very impressive in person. Most of the pyrites I have seen comes from Austira and even there this would be a fine specimen. Very hard to get, especially in Switzerland.

KA01 - Morganite - SOLD
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.8 x 4.8 x 3.5 cm

This etched crystal of morganite is crystallized very well all around. The color is pale pink and the luster is excellent. The etching is very interesting on this specimen, because it gives it a sculpture-like shape, what looks beautiful in person. Most areas of this crystal have gem quality!

MN13 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.9 x 7 x 4.2 cm
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WOW! The color and gemminess of this piece are really outstanding. Actually it is completely translucent with a strong (but not too dark) smoky color. The compact shape is very impressive, which gives the specimen a very dominant appearance. It is very hard to find a piece like this nowadays!

BK39 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 5.9 x 3.6 x 3.6 cm
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WOW! Two generations of purple fluorites very well situated on matrix are forming this gorgeous specimen! Very special and rare because of the beautiful crystal habit!

NL24 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.9 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
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A very nice green at the bottom is changing to a steel blue in the lower section! With being white in the middle and red at the top this crystal shows a unique color zonation which looks simply fabulous! The crystal has a beautiful termination, good luster and is in a very good condtion!

FA263B - Titanite - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.3 x 4.6 x 2.9 cm
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I would call this a textbook composition! This higly lustrous, honey-golden twin crystal of titanite sits on a black and white matrix of schorl and calcite, which gives a fantastic contrast. Proportions and size are just right on this specimen. The crystal itself offers a wonderful surface structure, great luster and color and is gemmy through and through. To see the twin structure, please watch the video. You will find this piece beautifully all around!

AB01 - Epidote - SOLD
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.3 x 7.5 x 4 cm

The aesthetics of this Austrian epidote group is pure magic. Colorful, brilliant and just striking, this piece is without any discussion a perfect fit and an eye-catcher for any showcase. Only rarely do I see Alpine mineral pieces of such wonderful character and utter beauty!

HW20 - Amethyst - SOLD
Lucken Kogel, Granatspitzgruppe, Kals, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 2.9 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
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A well-developed oversized scepter-head of intense purple color and sparkling luster is the trademark of this piece. It is of brilliant limpid quality, doubly-terminated and sits on a milky white quartz body. This little jewel is truly a nice view from all sides as you very much can see in the video!