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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!

FA64 - Quartz var. Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 7.1 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm
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The color of this amethyst is very nice! It comes from the famous Mörchnerkar, which is well known for producing good amethysts! A very lovely piece!

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!

XY58 - Quartz with Rutile - SOLD
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 6.1 x 3.8 cm
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Great composition and high crystal quality are adding up to this fine specimen. Doubly terminated skeletal quartz crystals are perched on a nice Alpine matrix of just the right amount. Like a decoration of some kind, small rutile crystals as well as mica are nicely accompanying the quartz. Overall this is a well balanced piece of beautiful aesthetics in very good condition. Smaller contacts or tiny edgewear are surely insignificant as there is so much beauty to be found here!

GM35 - Hematite with Quartz - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tirol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm
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This unusual piece reminds me of a unicorn with its single 2.5 cm long quartz crystal protruding from a hematite rose. The "horn" is transparent with a silky surface. The hematite itself is complete all around, shows good luster and is studded with rust-red rutile and some smaller quartz crystals. The backside of the hematite has some contacts but is overall complete as well. Sure, the quality of this piece is not absolute highest standard, but the totally unique shape and the good condition very much speak for this remarkable and appealing piece!

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!

SK12 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6 x 1.2 x 1 cm
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And again we are reminded why the tourmaline is referred to as the "gemstone of the rainbow". The main body of this crystal is blue like the heaven with a termination that holds a wonderful color-change to green and orange. This truly is a piece of art, as only nature can produce it. Admittedly there are some abrasions here and there but therefore we have a lower price on this one.