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AF46 - Adularia and Apatite - SOLD
Rötspitze, Venedigergruppe, Ahrntal, Südtirol, Italy
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm
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This 3-dimensional cluster of adularia catches the eye to the greatest part because of that one, brilliantly lustrous and clear crystal at the very top of the piece. Very appealing! One charming little detail is to be found below this meant crystal: Small but perfectly gemmy and lustrous apatite crystals! This combination, as well as the typical Alpine character are truly attractive for any collector of beautiful minerals.


RK122 - Fluorite included Bitumen - SOLD
Kentucky Fluorspar District, Pope Co., Illinois, USA
Size: 8.3 x 6.6 x 4.9 cm
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This mesmerizing cluster of cubical pink fluorite shows just impossibly good luster and clarity! Fantastically composed it opens a window to the lovely inside of this specimen that is structured with black bitumen. Seldomly have i seen a piece of such fabulous brightness! A smaller part of the backside is contacted but most of it is nicely crystallized as well and continues the sparkling quality the main view offers. A sublime piece of mineralogy and better in person!


WK07 - Microcline var. Amazonite and Quartz - SOLD
Mt. Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 13.5 x 9 x 7 cm
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The single amazonite crystal of just staggering size, sharpness and with rather intensive water-blue color concurrently acts as the main attraction of this specimen and as a contrasting matrix for a group of single isolated, parallel orientated smoky quartz crystals. There is some edgewear present but except for some peripheral issues there is no damage and all crystals are entire. Most special about this specimen surely is the color, which is more than rare at Mt. Malosa, where usually orthoclase or microcline with very faint color is found. Very exceptional and definitely impressive!


RK156 - Augelite with Quartz - SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8 cm
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The dramatic size of this single augelite crystal is just outstanding! It comes with a deep but still refreshing green color, is lustrous and aside of some contacted zones in perfect condition. Clusters of glassy quartz needles, among them japanese twins(!), are a lovely addition (if not the completion) of this great piece. To see the full extent of this specimens beauty you totally have to watch the video!


IT07 - Anglesite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 6.2 x 4.9 x 4.1 cm
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Prismatic terminated anglesite crystals of lemon-yellow color on a attractive vug-like matrix, accompanied by colorless cerussite needles. The anglesite is perfectly gemmy, lustrous and totally flawless. Even the bottom is contacted but not broken. This piece of lead-minerals on a metallic galena matrix lies heavily in hands and leaves a pleasent impact. A rare piece of outstanding crystal quality and superb aesthetics! For a better view on this 3-dimensional beauty I recommend our viedo!


RK257 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Casatscha, Val Cristallina , Val Medel, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 7.2 x 5 x 5 cm
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Distinctly 3-dimensional, sculpturally composed and in very good condition this is a unusual and striking piece. Like blossoms the larger quartz crystals are encompassed by a second generation of smaller side-crystals. Some accessory hematite adds a nice contrast to the otherwise white or limpid specimen. We recommend a look on our video for a better impression!


XY29 - Adularia - SOLD
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
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An elegant adularia floater of high quality and appealing character. The crystals are stacked upon each other, composing an ivory tower of stunning aesthetics. The crystals are mostly clear and highly lustrous as is unusual for the locale. A piece without flaws, elegantly beautiful and unusual in shape and quality!


MF16 - Fluorite with Apophyllite - SOLD
Gotthard tunnel, Switzerland
Size: 6.6 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
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The outline of this wonderful specimen reminds me of the Mountains where it has been found. In the seventies a 17 km long tunnel has been drilled right through the central St. Gotthard Massiv and is now one of the longest and most important road tunnels of the world. Minerals where hardly of greater concern at that time but fortunately for us a certain amount of the minerals found during the process has been recovered. One of those selected pieces is this fascinating pink fluorite. It is impressively lustrous, clear at the inside and covered in a sparkling layer of white apophyllite at the upper backside that gives the impression of a snow covered mountaintop. This apophyllite is quite typical for tunnel-pieces but otherwise quite rare and well asked for. The bottom of the fluorite is cleaved or in parts contacted but the main part is in excellent condition and very much elegant.


SO15 - Calcite - SOLD
1st Sovetskii Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm
 
 
 

This is a highly lustrous calcite with a great shape and aesthetics. The specimen is in a very good condition over all. No damage of importance is present!


AB06 - Titanite - SOLD
Amertal, Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm
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What a beautiful titanite! All alpine collectors try to get some color in their collections! I believe this is the reason why these are so high appreciated by so many alpine collectors (including me). This crystal has a very good size of over 4cm and a beautiful color. It is well crystalized all around and just some minor edgewear is precent. It is beautiful in person and a perfect fit for all alpine collections of high standard.


AF61 - Apatite - SOLD
Hoher Weisszint, Zillertaler Alpen, Ahrntal, Südtirol, Italy
Size: 4.6 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
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WOW, what a stunning group of apatites! It is well balanced and in combination with adularia and calcite. I have rarely seen good apatites from South Tyrol, hence this piece is also very special for the locality. Some chlorite is grown over the calcite and the adularia, creating a very nice contrast, which highlights the apatite very well. It is a floater all around and free of any damage!


AA39 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Sedrun, Vorderrhein, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 4.8 x 3.8 cm
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What looks like a single crystal gwindel at first sight, holds many charming details at closer sight. The piece is a floater, with just one minor contact at the lower front side-crystal. The gwindel itself is flawless, completely glassy, lustrous and with a slight covering of chlorite. There are some side-crystals present that very much add to the general beauty of this specimen. The color is not all too dark, but the quality is truly prestine!