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KB10 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 7.5 x 3 cm
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Doubly terminated, right-handed and sharp, this main crystal freely protrudes from its "base", another smoky quartz thats thicker yet largely contacted at the back. The main crystal is perfect all over with a sharp and flawless termination, a body that is virtually free of internal cracks or inclusions and a lustrous surface. The terminations are somewhat chloritized but only slightly, still allowing the view to the crystals clear interior. An appealing specimen with typical Val Giuv color and quality!


XY49 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 11.5 x 7.7 x 6.5 cm
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Massive, lustrous but totally unusual! Its not the brilliant crystal quality, the superb luster or the beautifully structured surface of this quartz that makes it so special but the exceptional growth pattern. It looks like a larger piece of the main crystal was simply cut out with a knife whereas the remaining wound has been perfectly recrystallized. Its a small wonder that this piece is without damage, considering all the fragile structure. The distinctly 3-dimensional quality of this piece is striking in person and absolutely unique!


KB52 - Quartz - SOLD
Auernig, Mallnitz, Ankogel, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 8.3 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
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It's like looking through a window! The broad front face of this quartz offers an incredible look into its clear interior where a green chlorite phantom grows up like a tendril of ivy. This most mesmerizing view is utterly outstanding, cased in a single quartz crystal of mirroring luster and flawless, pointed termination. The bottom is set on a smaller piece of matrix accompanied by side-crystals. Highly aesthetic and unique.


OK38 - Skeletal Quartz - SOLD
Elfriedestollen, Zillergründl, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
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Highly skeletonized, glassy and mesmerizing like a column of frozen water this is an attractive quartz specimen of unusual shape. The bottom is crystallized as well, leaving no broken patches anywhere here. The overall condition is virtually perfect with only the most insignificant of abrasions, hardly visible with the naked eye. This is a 360° appealing quartz sculpture of fine quality and pleasing, organic appearance.


RK449 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
Size: 11.7 x 8.3 x 3.4 cm
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The Rogerley Mine in England is famous for its fine fluorite specimen of high quality. The very piece wie are presenting here is one exceedingly well example for this locale. An imposing piece, covered with brilliant green penetration-twinned fluorite crystals with dark purple cores, the largest of which reaches a good 2 cm on edge. The crystals are gemmy through and through and show the famous color-change effect: The mossy green color changes to an intense blue when exposed to daylight - you can see this in our pictures. Size, composition, quality and sheer beauty are making this superb piece a real stunner of exceptional status!


TB16 - Beryllonite - SOLD
Nyet-Bruk, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 9 x 8.3 x 5.7 cm
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Beryllionite is an extremely rare sodium beryllium phosphate that only occures on very few locales worldwide. One of the most significant sources for beryllionite is Afghanistan and, quite similar in quality and appearance, Pakistan. The milky white, translucent cogwheel crystal is characteristic for this region although many of them are opaque on not as nicely crystallized. The wheel prominently sits on a beautiful white cleavelandite and mica. Absolutely spectacular aesthetics in person and free of any damage!


SO10 - Calcite - SOLD
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 7.6 x 3.3 x 4.1 cm
 
 
 

This is a very interesting calcite with a beautiful aesthetics. It is much more 3-dimensional in person than shown on the photos. The color changes from the upper to the lower side, what highlights the main crystal very well.


ZL04 - Quartz Phantom - SOLD
Schinschlucht, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm
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This crystal is very glassy and perfect all around! It has some beautiful inclusions of chlorite, while the matrix is partially coverd by a brwonish layer. It has an intense luster and a great visual impact! I was very lucky to get it out of a collection, as I have not seen any pieces in that quality from new findings!


FA326 - Tourmaline with Albite - SOLD
Konar Province, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Size: 5.1 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
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Two beautiful tourmalines in combination with some cleavelandite are foarming this outstanding piece! We have two different crystal habits here, while the left one shows the common flat termination, the other one is well pointed and very elegant! To see both together side by side on one piece is very rare and unique! The crystals are translucent, glassy and of bright pink color! This is a choice piece and was in the private collection of Herb Obboda for years! Stunning in person!


AA29 - Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 11.6 x 9.7 x 6 cm
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Now, this is an extraordinary piece! I love the wild beauty and the chaotic aesthetic of these perfectly lustrous and clear quartz crystals. Size, quality, composition: It all fits on this piece. The crystals are grown on a matrix, which is more or less completely covered in quartz and calcite. You will not find a downside, this is a perfect floater and flawless all around. Especially lovely is the doubly terminated quartz, riding piggyback at the very top. This specimen might not be everybody’s taste but then, which one is?


RK35 - Fluorite - SOLD
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
Size: 14.8 x 13.1 x 5.5 cm
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The Rogerley Mine in England is famous for its fine fluorite specimen of high quality. One exceedingly good piece is the one we are happy to present. An imposing piece, covered with brilliant green fluorite crystals of up to 2.5 cm in size. The crystals are gemmy through and through and show the famous color-change effect: The mossy green color changes to an intense blue when exposed to daylight. Size, composition, quality and sheer beauty are making this superb piece a real stunner of exceptional status!


FA129 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Pez a Spescha, Medel Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 9.2 x 5.6 x 2.8 cm
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Glassy as if it was filled with water this gwindel is entirely free of cracks. Through the perfect lustrous front face you can see every single dot of chlorite that covers parts of the backside and the top, as well as the marvelous surface structure this piece has all around. The bottom is crystallized as well, making this gwindel a perfect floater. Aside of one contacted side-crystal, the condition on this piece is brilliant. A superb, massy and just beautiful specimen!