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FA68 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 12.8 x 7.5 x 3.2 cm
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Hundreds of gemmy quartz crystals are nested in this elongated specimen and form a distinct, pretty aesthetics. The whole piece is of high quality with a crystallized backside and just one contacted zone. Heart of this specimen is a brilliant 7.6 cm long doubly terminated crystal. Very nice, very sparkling, very appealing!

PB146 - Pyrite with Calcite - SOLD
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 8.1 x 7.9 x 6.9 cm
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The massive base of pure pyrite, completely covered in cuboctahedral pyrite crystals, supports the massive main crystal that sits right on its center. Perfect condition, a wonderful surface structure, beautiful modifications and a striking luster distinguish this specimen. Front left you find numerous scalenohedral calcite crystals of milky white coloring that give the impression of lovely butterflies warming in the sun. Smaller sphalerite all over the main crystal are adding nice accents. This is a beautiful piece with its own certain charm!

WA78 - Aragonite var. Zeiringite - SOLD
Oberzeiring, Murtal district, Styria, Austria
Size: 7.6 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
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This zeiringite is for collectors of the rare and unique. Deepest blue color as is extremely rare for aragonite anywhere in the world comes from the Austrian locale of Oberzeiring, where this variety first occured. The zeiringite is heavily broken but which is practically the only way to get this extremely rare mineral at all. The zeiringite crust is around 3 cm thick on matrix, the layers of differing color intensity are nicely visible from the sides. An interesting piece that brings color to your Alpine mineral collection.

UP5 - Quartz - SOLD
Maxbauer, Koralpe, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 10.6 x 5.5 x 4.8 cm
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Now, this is something unusual! Quartz from the Koralpe in Carinthia is already a rare find but this special crystal attracts my attention. The overall shape is a typical prismatic quartz with pointed termination but in this case all faces show a scaly pattern like a dragon skin. Slight etching does the effect and in a very much unique way. The lower parts show some contacts but over all there is no considerable damage to be found here. A real eye-catcher of great quality!

AK2 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - SOLD
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 6.1 x 2.5 cm
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Everything a world class gwindel needs is united in this fantastic specimen! What immediately strikes the attention is the brilliant luster on the amazing, well structured surface. Below this stunning surface is a glassy crystal that is completely free of internal cracks or any kind of impurities. Its color is the warm chocolate brown that is characteristic only for Val Giuv and most desirable. The gwindels bottom is nicely crystallized with some small adularia. Absolutely stunning and of highest possible quality!

AF59 - Rutile - SOLD
Gliedergang, Pfitsch, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 4.1 x 3.4 x 2.2 cm
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This is a very fat cluster of rutile, very showy over all. It is not perfect at the terminations, but therefore very low priced also!

XTSP2 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.6 cm
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A dark green, almost black core changes to green with a colorless termination. This thumbnail tourmaline might be small but is still a lovely piece of great aesthetics. Some accompanying albite gives this piece the special catchy looks that bigger specimen are usually lacking. The tourmaline is of great luster, with a more matte termination. Beside some edge-wear there is no considerable damage to be found here. A fine piece from Stak Nala, especially for thumbnail collectors.

SL40 - Fluorite - SOLD
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 5.5 x 3.6 x 2.3 cm
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I love the exceptional beauty of this etched specimen as it offers something immensely fascinating to the viewer. Color, shape and the incredibly perfect clarity sum up to an astonishing etched fluorite specimen. Very massy and 3-dimensional, flawless and simply beautiful. The color might be a little more to the green side of the spectrum but that is hard to capture on a picture. A lustrous piece of many details that is even better in person!

PT2 - Hematite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 2 cm
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It's hardly believable but this lovely, fragile little piece is completely flawless all around. The floater specimen consists of a thin layer of muscovite crystals with white feldspar at the bottom. Atop this fagile matrix sits a perfectly well developed hematite rose that shows great luster and a lovely structure on both sides. To get a better impression of the piece I suggest you watch our video!

AL10 - Quartz - SOLD
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4 x 2.1 x 2 cm
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WOW, please check the phantastic quality of this crystal on the video! When I saw this crystal the first time, it remembered me to the famous quartz crystals from Herkimer! This piece comes from the Forsterbach valley in Salzburg, while the shape is very typical for this locality. Some very fine sceptre quartz has beeen found there in the past! Also this crystal shows the prismatic faces on the bottom side, even though not much. It is doubly terminated and in a very good condition! Just some trivial edgewear is present what is fully acceptable. It is a beautiful jewel and true "eye catcher" in every collection.

BK45 - Fluorite on Barite - SOLD
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 5.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm
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One more fluorite of nice quality situated very sweet on barite!

BS07 - Hematite with Rutile - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 5.1 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
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This almost round specimen of Hematite is sprinkled with a sheer sunburst of rutile crystals. Though the combination of hematite with rutile might be nothing new – quite typical for the region in fact – the quantity and size of rutile crystals on this specimen is impressive. The whole piece, front and backside as well, is prettily sparkling with those perfect little red crystals. Also note that the hematite is much more 3-dimensional as the pictures would suggest. Watch the video for that matter, you will be amazed! The piece is free of any damage, attractive all around and highly lustrous. Beautiful indeed!