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AF62 - Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Planggenstock, Göscheneralp, Göschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 6.8 x 5 x 3.4 cm
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This is an awesome cluster of smoky quartz with great aesthetics and perfection! It is a floater all around without any damage! The crystals have a very good color, clarity and luster. Beautiful in person!

FA343 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Santa Rosa mine, Itambacuri, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.3 x 0 x 0 cm
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A very nice crystal with a stuning deep red termination! It is translucend, lustrous and in a very good condition!

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.

RK94 - Rhodonite - SOLD
Broken Hill, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Size: 4 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
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A classic mineral from Australia and a brilliant view for the beholder. The single rhombohedral rhodonite crystal shows the bright red color of juicy cherries, combined with a crown of metallic galena atop its upper face. A harmonic combination on a piece of high quality and plain beauty. Even in low illumination the color of this lustrous rhodonite crystal is bright and catchy. A fine piece that impresses with its many pretty details and the overall high quality!

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!

SS02 - Quartz - SOLD
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.5 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm
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Delicate and formidable, this quartz specimen is stunningly beautiful. As a perfect floater the sparkling splendor continues on all sides as you perfectly can see in our video. All crystals are in perfect condition. With an appealing 3-dimensional character and an elegant elongated main crystal this piece is of remarkable beauty!

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.