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OK9 - Titanite - SOLD
Teischnitztal, Dorfer Tal, Kals, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 3.7 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm
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Quality and color of this incredible titanite crystal are absolutely matchless indeed and much better in person! The slender twin-crystal has a brilliant gemmy core of just amazing color, apple green to dark emerald green, appealingly gleaming in the light. The crystal shows some edgewear but the mindblowing quality more than makes up for that. I have in fact hardly ever seen a crystal like that so go on and have a look on our video, where color and gemminess are displayed much better!

FJ14 - Spessartine - SOLD
Navegadora claim, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8 x 5 x 3.2 cm
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Incredible, juicy, cranberry-red color radiates from this fine specimen even at low illumination, waiting to explode at direct backlight. The color you see in pictures and video is not exaggerated at all! The spessartine has just the fantastic quality the Navegadora claim is famous for. Its 3-dimensional shape feels very much alive and is complete on front and backside. Being a perfect floater this fine piece is perfectly crystallized on all sides and is almost flawless save for one small chip at the backside. A great piece of superb aesthetics and utterly gemmy spessartine!

RK459 - Gold - SOLD
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 10.3 x 8.2 x 4.9 cm
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Large and impressive, this is an elegant piece for any collection of European classics. Fragile gold dendrites cling to the quartz carrying matrix and shape a lovely picture, a diorama of growth and vitality. The gold is in very good shape and full of details. The characteristic mellow yellow color distinctly separates from the white-grey matrix. An excellent piece for the locale, classy and appealing in person!

MN20 - Aegirine - SOLD
Mt. Malosa, Zomba District, Malawi
Size: 17.2 x 14 x 8.9 cm
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A mighty aegirine specimen from the early mining period in Malawi, where first considerable aegirine crystals have been found 25 years back. Several elongated crystals up to over 15 cm long are stacked together, decorated with smaller quartz, orthoclase and microcline to form this impressive and highly attractive piece. I have hardly seen any comparable pieces save for those at the collection of the natural history museum Milan. The crystals are sharp and lustrous and are free of any damage. A real masterpiece of impressive shape and size!

MN24 - Stibnite - SOLD
Lushi Co., Sanmenxia Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 9.4 x 6.7 x 4.4 cm
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A spray of thick metallic stibnite crystals shapes this distinctive Chinese specimen. The antimony mines near the town of Lushi have produced a number of fine crystals in the years 1995 to 2000 but are closed now, thus no new stuff is comming from there. The crystals here, as is typical for the find, are well terminated and up to over one centimeter thick. The striated surfaces shows tempering colors and very good luster all around. The whole piece is very much 3-dimensional and in good shape. One broken crystal at the back is not visible from the front. Very attractive in person, distinctive and catchy!

CM51 - Fluorite - SOLD
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 3.8 x 3.6 x 3 cm
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A well defined, sharp fluorite cube with absolutely striking purple and green phantoms inside the otherwise glassy crystal. The cube is lustrous on all sides and free of any considerable damage. The interior is quite fascinating as is characteristic for the Okorusu Mine. A purple cubic phantom holds another green phantom inside. The innermost part of the crystal is held by some tufted matrix. This main fluorite sits on a cluster of smaller fluorite crystals, accompanied by several white quartz prisms. Very aesthetic and typical for the locale.

CM55 - Elbaite - SOLD
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 10.4 x 5 x 3.9 cm
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A cluster of high quality elbaite crystals from the famous Pederneira Mine. The main crystal is a total of 9.1 cm in lenght, gemmy green to blue and with a sharp, pointed termination. The thick and flat terminated side crystals have a opaque core, coated with a layer of brilliant gemmy and highly lustrous tourmaline. There are some broken crystals here which dramatically reduces the price on this piece of highest crystal quality and considerable size.

JN6 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Los Lamentos, Mun. de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 3.8 x 3.1 x 2.1 cm
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RP14 - Amethyst - SOLD
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 17.2 x 11.2 x 7.9 cm
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This majestic amethyst is from the legendary 70s find of Struntz and Putzgruber and totally impresses with its exceptional size and quality! The color is a satiated violet as known almost exclusively from Mörchnerkar when it comes to Alpine amethyst! The piece is crystallized all around including the bottom. Especially the main view is all brilliant, lustrous and glassy. There is a break at the backside but which happened during growth and thus is slightly re-healed and acceptable on an important classic speciman as this. Absolutely stunning and beautiful in person!

PA30 - Scheelite - SOLD
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.2 x 7.9 x 4.3 cm
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It is almost impossible to get a good scheelite from the Austrian Alps and even harder if it's got size! This is a massive, 850 gram(!) crystal with a bright orange color from the famous Rauris valley in Salzburg. With a size of over 10 cm this crystal is a real giant and totally unique, especially for a piece of this fantastic color! When illuminated from the back a dark juicy orange, almost red, warmly radiates from the rock!
The crystal is contacted at the back but has no damage at all which makes it even more attractive! A perfect fit to every high class alpine collection that brings some color to it!

PK07 - Fluorite on Quartz - SOLD
Messina District, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Size: 12.1 x 10.1 x 4.4 cm

I have seen many specimens from this find some years ago on the market. Though, most of the specimens have disappeared very quickly and there are just a few specimens left on the market at the moment. Most of the crystals were not on such a nice matrix what makes this specimen different from the crowd. This is an amazing specimen which is showing great aesthetics and color. The size of the crystal is 4.1 cm on its longest dimension.

PA15 - Titanite on Albite - SOLD
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.6 x 8 x 5.1 cm

This titanite is by far the very best specimen from a recent find of a small pocket in the Tormiq valley, Pakistan. The whole pocket has yield just around half a dozen specimens of good quality. The crystal of this specimen has an excellent quality, because of the intense green color and the sharp edges! The size of the crystal is 2 x 1.8 cm with a thickness of 7 mm. The matrix of this specimen is very sparkling in person which is not visible on the picture. The combination with the white albite makes all the specimens out of this pocket really special. It is the dream of every collector to get this quality on white matrix because of the great contrast. I have almost never seen this, just a few specimens from the Alps have appeared to me in the past and these have always been impossible to get. The whole specimen is completely free of damage. This specimen is certainly good enough for the advanced collector of high demands.