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AS14 - Gold - SOLD
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 3.4 x 2.6 x 1.4 cm
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This fine gold specimen is out of a completely new find from 2015 that has rapidly made a name for itself as a source for world class gold specimens. Best color, filigree growth and a vibrant sheen are trademark for this locale and are main feature of this very specimen. The eye-catching shape is that of an exotic fish, majestetically floating through a coral reef. With hoppered growth, sharp crystals and a 3-dimensional structure this is a brilliant example for the high quality of Brazils new gold deposit - one that has already been closed by police forces just several months after its discovery. Watch our video to have a better look on the full extent of beauty of this dramatic gold specimen!


AS30 - Gold - SOLD
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 1.7 x 1.4 cm
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This fine gold specimen is out of a completely new find from 2015 that has rapidly made a name for itself as a source for world class gold specimens. Best color, filigree growth and a vibrant sheen are trademark for this locale and are main feature of this very specimen. The main view of this 360° flawless specimen is a face of perfect hoppered growth from tip to bottom. The backside - or simply the other side, for there is no obvious front or back - is a more 3-dimensional, blossom-like structure and of matching beauty. A perfectly aesthetic gold specimen of highest quality from this fabulous new Mine near Pontes e Lacerda, Brazil.


FC35 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
De'an Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China
Size: 12 x 11.6 x 5 cm
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A highly aesthetic specimen of octahedral fluorite on a white contrasting quartz matrix. Or to be precise, the matrix is in fact a massive green fluorite that is covered in thousands of tiny quartz needles to provide this fantastic background. The fluorite crystals are of a marvelous color combination, green at the center and deeply purple at the edges. The size ranges from only a few millimeters to 2.1 cm on edge. The condition here is good and complete with contacts and breaks only at the periphery. While the left half is tightly packed with fluorite crystals, the right half offers a snow-white plain with single isolated crystals. A very aesthetic duality composed of high quality crystals.


KB26 - Sulfur - SOLD
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Size: 6.8 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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One single isolated sulphur crystal on a dark, contrasting matrix. The intensely yellow crystal is sharp-edged, limpid and shows a nice silk flat surface. The matrix is crystallized on all sides and holds a second, more contacted sulphur crystal at the bottom. This is a piece of amazing aesthetics, striking and elegant alike. As a historic piece, we have two old labels with it, one of which is from the mineral museum in Freiberg, Germany.


KB46 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.3 x 2.6 x 2 cm
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If I where supposed to carve a perfect tourmaline specimen, that's about how I would do it. The doubly terminated pink tourmaline with blue-green terminations is perched on a lovely, fragile looking piece of white matrix of perfect proportion. Pure textbook aesthetics with a flawless high quality tourmaline. At the backside of the crystals termination you see some matrix (watch the video for this detail) which does not at all disturb the picture. A great piece of exceptionally fine aesthetics!


RK382 - Londonite - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
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This rare mineral, named after David London, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, is the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. All major finds worldwide occured in Madagascar where also this fine specimen origins. The single lemon-yellow translucent crystal with a greenish core is a perfectly symmetric mixed crystal of rhomb-dodecahedron and deltoid-dodecahedral. It is flawless all around and striking in its simplicity. A fine example of a very rare mineral out of a unique 2015 find.


RK386 - Londonite - SOLD
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.7 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm
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This rare mineral, named after David London, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, is the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. All major finds worldwide occured in Madagascar where also this fine specimen origins. The single lemon-yellow translucent crystal with a greenish core has a typical and perfectly developed deltoid-dodecahedral shape and is free of any damage. The size is rather dramatic and exceptional as so few pieces of this mineral have been found so far. A major example of a very rare mineral out of a unique 2015 find.


RK393 - Liddicoatite on Quartz - SOLD
Tokambohitra, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.5 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
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This small marvel is a very well balanced association of two parallel pink and green tourmaline crystals on smoky quartz. It is a complete floater and free of any considerable damage. Tourmaline and quartz alike have pointed terminations and show good transparency. A small piece of huge aesthetics and remarkable crystal quality that is much attractive in person!


TN52 - Rutile with Hematite - SOLD
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 7 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm
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3-dimensionally arranged acicular rutile needles on tabular hematite, characteristic for the famous locale of Novo Horizonte. The straw-yellow rutile is in surprisingly good condition though, as is inevitable on a fragile piece like this, not perfect. An appealing piece of metallic luster and stark contrast.


AS31 - Gold on Quartz - SOLD
Eagle`s Nest Mine, Placer Co., California, USA
Size: 6.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 cm
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WOW, what a marvelous gold from the famous Eagle's Nest Mine. Its 3-dimensional beauty lets you dream of the soaring eagle, which the mine is namend after. The quality of the flattened crystalized gold is totally astonishing as is typical for the locale. Sharp crystals of marvelous brigth luster and superg golden color are 3-dimensionally grown on a well proportioned white quartz matrix. This piece is truly a masterpiece and definitely one of a kind!


RK424 - Chalcopyrite on Barite - SOLD
Shaft 371, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 8.1 x 6.3 x 2.8 cm
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Sparkling colors on a snow-white barite background are totally intriguing and bizarrely attractive in person! Unlike normal chalcopyrite with its uniform golden sheen, this specimen is a rich play of colors, ranging over all kinds of tempering colors from blue and green to purple and loud pink. The white background provides the dramatic contrast for all those colors and makes this a just wonderful piece. The background is largely crystallized too with only some contacts and peripheral breaks. A unusual piece of sparkling colors and a manifold of tetrahedral crystals up to around 1 cm in diameter.


GM19 - Skeletal Quartz - SOLD
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.8 x 5.8 x 5.2 cm
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This is truly an exceptional piece of unique, etched shape! Our video reveals the 3-dimensional character of this amazing quartz. The upper part shows a deep gash as if someone wanted to cut away a major piece. Very fragile looking and astounding in a way. The quartz is completely clear with a mostly silky surface - yet in some parts a look to the interior is granted through glassy surface patches. A floater without damage that is full of pretty details and impressive as a whole!