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SO28 - Galena with Quartz - SOLD
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 13.7 x 6.1 x 4.8 cm
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This group of crystals look like a modern tower, sparkling in the sun! It is a true art of nature! The excellent luster, in combination with the sharp crystals of good size, and the beautiful aesthetics make this specimen very exceptional. There are small crystals of quartz between the galena, covered by some matrix with yellowish to brown color. Very 3-dimensional and much better in person!!


FA272 - Fluorite - SOLD
Frunthorn, Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 1.9 cm
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If you check the collections in Switzerland you will quickly realize that it is almost impossible to find a good fluorite with red color. This piece was found many years ago and shows this "red" color. It is free of damage and well situated on matrix. The quality of the faces is very good and lustrous, which is also hard to find. All in all this is a beautiful specimen of fluorite from the Alps!


AF56 - Orthoclase var. Adularia - SOLD
Rotbach, Ahrntal, Südtirol, Italy
Size: 6 x 4.6 x 2.6 cm
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WOW, this adularia twin is showing perfectly aesthetics! The crystal is well situated on a very nice matrix, which also makes a good contrast to the adularia. Beautiful in person!


NL26 - Rubellite - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.2 x 1 x 0.9 cm
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This is a beautiful and well terminated rubellite with just a small section of white in the middle! The crystal is curved a bit at the lower area what is unusual! Very good in person!


ZT09 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 8 x 3.9 x 3 cm
 
 
 

Simply fantastic! This amethyst has everything, you would want: Great color, sharp edges, luster and windowed faces all around. Absolutely breathtaking! One of the best amethyst crystals I have ever seen from the alps!


LA23 - Aquamarine with Siderite - SOLD
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Size: 6.6 x 3.3 x 3 cm
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This elegant piece of aquamarine shows just the right proportions and color contrast. The piece is in brilliant condition - even at the bottom. At the backside you see contacted zones that are visible through the glassy blue aquamarine crystal, which adds much to the visual impact of this specimen. The rust-brown siderite crystal at the side is perfectly rhombohedral and supports the striking beauty of the aquamarine. I love this kind of well-proportioned aesthetics, as - no matter the mineral type - a charming composition inescapably catches the eye!


SO59 - Barite - SOLD
Meikle Mine, Bootstrap District, Elko Co., Nevada, USA
Size: 9.3 x 8.7 x 3.8 cm
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I love the intensive yellow color of these crystals in combination with great luster and clarity. For a better understanding I recommend watching the video, for it much better reveals these aspects! This piece is a floater, as there are crystals on all sides present. The barite crystals are up to 5 mm thick and absolutely brilliant. Truly appealing in person!


FA24 - Pyrargyrite with Stilbite - SOLD
St. Andreasberg, Harz Mts, Lower Saxony, Germany
Size: 4.2 x 2.3 x 2.5 cm
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A classic mineral from Germany with elegant outline and shiny, sharp crystals. The shape of this specimen resembles the hilly landscape of St. Andreasberg where it was found. Below the shiny metallic surface of the crystals you find blood-red glowing parts that are only revealed at intense illumination. At the backside there is some smaller stilbite present. This is a fine classy specimen of high quality and grace.


WK03 - Amethyst, Prase - SOLD
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 9.3 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
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This rare piece is a combination of prase at the bottom and amethyst at the upper half. It is one of the best crystals from an older find. As the search for minerals has meanwhile been prohibited at Serifos there are no new specimen comming these last years. The fanned out shape of this specimen is very 3-dimensional and lovely, reminding me of a blossom, waiting for a passing by hummingbird. There is no damage on this piece, even the smallest side crystals are intact. An unusual specimen of great quality and a dramatic, highly attractive color change.


RR31 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.5 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm
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If you are a fan of extraordinarily shaped tourmalines, you will be honestly amazed by this fantastic specimen! What used to be a green tourmaline with orange termination has been intensely etched all around to become an amazing, fragile and dazzlingly beautiful specimen. It is a floater without any contacted spots. I have to admit that there is some tiny damage present but which does not catch the eye easily as the structure is so chaotic and mesmerizing. To have a better impression of shape, quality and luster of this piece, please follow the video-link!


AA15 - Quartz - SOLD
Greina pass area, Camadra Valley, Blenio Valley, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 6.3 x 4.5 x 3.1 cm
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Incredibly sharp and clear as glass! You could easily read the newspapers through this crystal - yes, I have tried - for it is absolutely perfect with a completely smooth surface. Only after around 2.5 to 3 cm the crystal starts to show internal cracks and inclusions before it turns completely opaque further down. The quartz sits on a grey piece of matrix and is exceptionally aesthetic in person. A small chip at the backside of the crystal's termination is really not discernible from the front but keeps the price low for this beautiful piece!


BL24 - Quartz - SOLD
Hocharn, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 17.2 x 7.3 x 6 cm
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The dominant main quartz crystal springs from a chaotic cluster of quartz, adularia, some tiny rutile needles and yellowish iron oxide. It is a floater with some broken but completely re-crystallized quartz crystals. No cosiderable damage, just some edgewear here and there. A piece of dramatic aesthetic in good condition that is very characteristic for the region of Rauris.