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AT52 - Fluorite - SOLD
Göschener Alp, Göschenen, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 2 cm

Like ripe grapes, these fluorite crystals let your mouth water! Miraculous color and outstanding shape combine for a real Alpine treasure!

MG06 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 8 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
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This massy liddicoatite is a truly spectacular specimen. As a perfect floater it has no flaws worth mentioning. But not just are color and shape an exceptional experience but also the combination with many side-crystals and crusts of white matrix scattered across the side faces of the main crystal. Due to its thickness the tourmaline is quite dark needing direct illumination to show its full colors. But still, even at normal ambient light it has a beautiful green and red shimmer to it. An absolutely fantastic specimen of liddicoatite from Madagascar! Well terminated also at the bottom side!

FA223 - Hematite with Rutile on Quartz - SOLD
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 5 x 4.9 cm
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A striking combination of limpid colorless quartz on matrix, accompanied by several large and thick hematite plates, jeweled with bright red rutile crystals. This piece is all aesthetic and of high quality. The hematite is up to 2.4 cm in diameter and staggering 0.4 cm thick, holds great metallic luster and sharp, chisel-like edges. A great combination piece, crystallized all around, though contacted at the bottom, free of any fresh damage. Very 3-dimensional and highly attractive!

ST8 - Titanite - SOLD
Stubachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
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This is an outstanding titanite specimen of unusually fine apple green color that is perfectly well defined and simply large. The crystal is 3.9 cm long and 0.85 cm thick with twinned growth! While the surface is mostly frosted, there are some lustrous parts as well that provide a good look into the translucent to transparent crystal body. The crystal horizontally lies across a smaller side crystal which makes for real textbook aesthetics and presents the main titanite as a 360° perfectly developed show piece! Absolutely remarkable and exceedingly rare in quality, color and appearance!

BL46 - Fluorite - SOLD
Steinbruch Rehrl, Vorderkrimml, Wald im Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.9 x 8.8 x 6.4 cm
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It’s the color! Straight away, if you are searching for an Alpine fluorite with fantastically bright blue color and perfect aesthetics, you are at the end of your quest. We luckily got this distinctly 3-dimensional, outstanding specimen from an old German collection, where it used to be a central part and a real eye-catcher. As newer finds in Krimml not nearly have the same quality and crystal size, it is truly hard to find a matching specimen, free of damage and plainly beautiful. We are happy to present this wonderful fluorite. Don’t let this chance slip!

FA114 - Apatite - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 4.1 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm
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This apatite comes from a pocket which was found around 8 years ago. It is a floater all around and rich of terminations, what is highly appreciated by collectors. Very nice in person!

MG31 - Liddicoatite - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.2 x 4 x 1.7 cm
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This is a perfect floater without any damage. The distinctive "V"-shape provides this tourmaline with a unique look that is underlined by brilliant colors and luster. The main body is a fresh green with a change to red in the final thin layer. A striking piece of unique character.

AA16 - Quartz - SOLD
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 11.7 x 5.3 x 4.1 cm
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The quality of this crystal is amazingly good. It is translucent, highly lustrous and pristine all around. It has the typical "tessiner style", which is well known for this area. At the lower side it is grwon into some calcite, why it more appears like a matrix piece then just a single crystal.

AA20 - Rutile - SOLD
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 2.4 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
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The most special thing about this piece is its size. The 2.4 cm long crystal is actually a knee-twin with a deep proustite-red color and distinct striation. The backside is covered in yellow mica crystals. Sharp and beautiful, this single crystal of rutile literally stands out!

MG21 - Liddicoatite with Quartz - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 4.2 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm
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Massive, straight and with a very catchy, triangular termination this is an exceptionally fine piece in person. It's actually hard to decide which side to take as the main view as this piece has no obvious backside. As a decision aid there is a single quartz crystal on one side that it is not visible on the picture but well so in the video. The crystal is flawless and elegant all around.

OK32 - Adularia - SOLD
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 15.8 x 10.2 x 5.8 cm
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A classic specimen of Alpine adularia tightly packed on a matrix plate. The crystals reach a size of around 3 cm and are translucent white with a silky shimmer. The piece is in overall good condition with only peripheral issues. The backside is crystallized as well and shows small adularia, pericline, hematite and even fine rutile needles. A fine specimen of typical Alpine character.

FA63 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
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The color of this amethyst cluster is very nice! It is in a very good condition with no important damage. Some small mica is attached, what is a very nice accent to the amethyst.