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FA247 - Hematite - SOLD
N`Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 5.6 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
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This distinctly 3-dimensional piece shows the unique aesthetics of a shimmering crown. A cluster of massy prismatic hematite crystals stands side by side, showing us their lustrous faces on all sides. Without any visible damage, this is a classy piece of fine aesthetics and pure elegance. Some of the inner faces are covered in a brownish coating, which adds an additional aspect to the already striking appearance. This is an impressive piece of rare beauty.

TS71 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 10.4 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
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Colors, luster and gemminess of this tourmaline are just brilliant, making this an outstanding specimen. While the lower part is pink, the upper third is turquoise or a nice apple-green, depending on the angle of view. Especially lovely is the termination, which is strongly modified and shows wonderful structures at the many faces. The very tip of the crystal has a pink tinge to it which is a splendid little detail. This tourmaline is a stunningly beautiful specimen of superb quality and striking aesthetic!

PB39 - Quartz with Scheelite and Stolzite - SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2.9 cm
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This smaller piece strikes with an exceptional composition. A 3-dimensional cluster of glassy quartz crystals holds scheelite covered in yellowish green stolzite arranged in two rows of crystals. Luckily the largest of those crystals is prominently sitting quite at the top of this specimen. The piece has some minor edge wear but is generally in a very good condition. An astoundingly beautiful and rare piece!

PB05 - Huebnerite with Quartz - SOLD
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm
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A sculpture of colorless, transparent quartz crystals with black hübnerite. Great luster and clarity make this a sparkling fireworks of great aesthetics. This specimen shows no obvious damage and is a 360° beauty. A great piece from the worlds best hübnerite source in Mundo Nuevo.

FA313 - Epidote with Quartz - SOLD
Green Monster Deposit, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Size: 9.7 x 6.3 x 4.3 cm
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Prince of Whales Island is considered the worlds second best source for epidote after the Austrian Knappenwand and this piece shows why. Two blocky, dark green and lustrous epidote crystals are dominantly arranged on this attractive specimen, associated with some contrasting white, doubly terminatied quartz. The crystals show very complex and sharp terminations with beautiful chevron striations. Mossy green patches are visible at direct illumination on the otherwise opaque crystals. There is no considerable damage, even the backside is nicely crystallized. An outstanding piece with distinctive outline and large, high class crystals!

RT48 - Titanite - SOLD
Gamsmutter, Habach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4 x 2.6 x 3.8 cm
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Presented high up on a podium of snow-white pericline and adularia stands a single shiny titanite crystal, around 1 cm long. It is gemmy, olive-green and flawless. The color is quite intensive for this exceedingly rare locale and greatly contrasts with the white matrix. A nice and aesthetic specimen from the rare locale Gamsmutter!

IX26 - Quartz - SOLD
Ofenhorn, Binntal, Switzerland
Size: 8.2 x 5.8 x 3.4 cm
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Absolutely beautiful! A comparatively large main crystal of pristine quality dominantly stands out from a white feldspar matrix, accompanied by a second, smaller crystal of matching quality. Like towering water, these crystals look all wet and liquid with razor sharp edges. A chip at the main crystals backside seems to fade considering that incredibly quality. A well balanced specimen that combines textbook aesthetics with unbeatable crystal quality!

HB2 - Amethyst - SOLD
Jacksons Crossroads, Wilkes Co., Georgia, USA
Size: 5 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm
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A perfectly aesthetic amethyst specimen from the famous locale at Jacksons Crossroads that strikes with its perfect textbook composition! A flawless amethyst scepter, accompanied by a couple of smaller side-crystals stands at the center of white matrix, covered in colorless little quartz crystals. Especially the main crystal shows the quality, Jacksons Crossroads is famous for: Intensive color, great luster and a transparent interior that easily catches the light!
Great outline, stark contrast and the overall flawless composition make for an absolutely lovely miniature specimen!

FA140 - Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Grimsel, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5.1 x 3 cm
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Due to the good hight of this gwindel, it showes a very well twist!t Also the bottom side is crystallized very well with some attached chlorite. It is in a very good condition over all!

RK134 - Aragonite - SOLD
Styrian Erzberg, Eisenerz, Styria, Austria
Size: 9.7 x 7.3 x 7.1 cm
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The aesthetics of this aragonite specimen is quite impressive. Very fine, snow-white branches are covering the matrix while larger crystals are towering above like trees. An overly attractive piece in good condition with an magically intact landscape of thin branches. A well composed specimen that is beautiful and very much appealing on all sides.

FA207 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 4 x 1 x 1 cm
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Another "screwdriver" of comparable quality but slightly smaller. The crystal is mostly black but strikingly green at the termination. It's interesting and astounding to see the typical triangular shape of a tourmaline broken down to its mere outlines. The crystal is free of any damage all around.

OK17 - Pyrrhotite included Quartz - SOLD
Wolfskogel, Schwarzenbachtal, Zillertaler Alpen, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 4.6 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm
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This single quartz crystal has an astonishing secret embedded inside its body: A hexagonal pyrrhotite column, around 1.6 cm long! The quartz itself is completely clear and smooth, allowing a perfect view to the unusual object. Breaks at the bottom and parts of the backside are not fresh but rehealed and not visible from the main view. A totally unique and appealing piece as you can very well see in our video!