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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!

PB159 - Barite - SOLD
Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.4 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm
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A perfect cluster of barite with smaller dolomite crystals that add a lot to the already fantastic beauty of this piece. As a floater this specimen has no downsides or damages. The barite is clear with a prettily structured and reflective surface. A wonderful specimen of charming character, perfectly composed and of high quality. Please watch the video for a better view!

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.

FA118 - Malachite - SOLD
Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), D.R. Congo
Size: 10.1 x 9 x 3.2 cm
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A nice, botryoidal malachite specimen of glistening green that is overall in very good condition. Also the backside is fully crystallized and leaves only a small zone at the bottom that is damaged, plus a hardly visible crack at the lower part of the piece. The 3-dimensional character of this piece is well emphazised through the play of two different green shades. Good hand-size and the well grown shape make this an appealing specimen of primary malachite!

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.