Mixed Minerals

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FA46 - Anatase - 3700€
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
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This breathtaking anatase crystal is 2 cm large and a real stunner! Aside of one insignificant very tiny chip, this crystal is just brilliant and in great condition. The flat-topped crystal nicely sits on a beautiful matrix of grey rock with crystallized white feldspar and brown accents of iron oxide. As digging in Hardangervidda is prohibited today, good pieces from this region are getting more and more rare at the market. Luckily we were able to lay hands on this fantastic piece of spectacular size and quality!

AA28 - Quartz - 475€
Val Strem, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 13.5 x 10.3 x 8.2 cm
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This quartz specimen impresses with a distinct aesthetic. It is composed of a cluster of limpid crystals on a brown siderite matrix with a pair of larger quartz crystals protruding at the top. All crystals are glassy, highly lustrous and in good condition, the siderite adds a nice contrast. Aside of some minor edgewear and contacts at the sides, there is no damage on this piece. Most unusual is the backside of this piece that has the looks of a cavern and shows quartz crystals as well. This is a piece of very fine quality and appealing aesthetics.

SO31 - Topaz - 350€
Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
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This single topaz is a massive crystal, 1.9 cm on edge. It shows an intriguing habit and brilliant luster on all sides. Main flaw of this piece is a tiny chip at the tip, which is not visible from the frontside. It might not be perfect, but size, luster and a nice surface striation are still there to impress.

BL07 - Calcite - 1200€
Shullsburg, Upper Mississippi Vally District, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA
Size: 6.2 x 4.3 x 4 cm
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To some mineral specimens you have to grant a second look to believe its beautiful uniqueness. This highly lustrous and gemmy calcite crystal sits on the very tip of another crystal, covered in sparkling calcite and spots of pyrite, which add a distinct character to the whole view. Inside the gemmy main crystal you can even see the scalenohedral calcite. Its very nice to see these two generations of different crystal habits at one specimen. A very nice piece of highest quality, aesthetics and full of details!

CM06 - Azurite and Malachite - 1200€
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Size: 9.1 x 6.8 x 2.8 cm
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Simply superb, this piece of azurite on matrix shows a terrific color combination of sparkling blue and velvet green. Marvellous composition, perfect quality and crystallization, as well as a striking contrast of colors are forming this splendid specimen. Very rarely do we find comparable pieces of such perfect aesthetics!

BL30 - Quartz - 380€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm
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This is a very characteristic quartz sceptre from the classic locale of Rauris. It offers superb luster, especially at the skeletal termination, good clarity and an overall good condition. There is a small chip at the very tip but due to the highly structured termination this is hardly apparent. With around 6.5 cm the head of this scepter is the dominant part of this specimen and an appealing one in person!

PB107 - Pyrite with Sphalerite - 470€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.2 x 6 x 2.9 cm
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Searching this piece for the smallest possible flaws with a torchlight got me almost blinded, for the many perfectly mirroring faces of the pyrite. Fortunately I can say this piece is in a superb condition and a formidable sight altogether. The sharp dodecahedral pyrite crystals show just brilliant luster and are accompanied by smaller sphalerite crystals adding some nice accents. A superb piece of exceptional character!

WS01 - Wulfenite - 2200€
Mežica (Miess), Slovenia
Size: 19.5 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm
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This is an outstanding piece from a rare wulfenite find in Mežica, Slovenia. The crystals of carrot-orange color are perched on a beautiful piece of limestone that offers a stark contrast. Some of the crystals are prettily covered with a crust of calcite as if covered in snow. Most special about this specimen is the bipyramidal habit of the wulfenite crystals as is extremely rare! We have in fact seen quite some pieces from this find but specimen of such exceptional elegance are few and far between. A fantastic piece, highly attractive and of superb quality!

AC04 - Tourmaline - 4000€
Darra-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Size: 10.4 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
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With an imposing length of over 10 cm this is an absolutely stunning piece. Not repaired and in flawless condition, there are no downsides on this specimen. Despite being a single crystal, this tourmaline offers much in respect of detail and variety. As you can see in the video, the sides are comprised of many shorter parallel crystals. The termination consists of three main peaks. The whole specimen is a composition of gemminess, pretty color and dramatic shape, covered in brightly sparkling luster.

XY11 - Smoky Quartz with Adularia - 420€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
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A great combination of two quartz crystals, brotherly standing side by side, encompassed by multiple white adularia crystals. This whole specimen is in exceptional condition with just some microscopic edgewear on the smaller crystal and one or two contacts. Even the bottom is crystallized and a beautiful, sparkling view. With two main crystals of finest quality and many beautifully contrasting adularia, this is a magnificent piece!

RK136 - Hübnerite - 2500€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7 x 3.7 x 3.8 cm
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An excellent sculpture-like specimen of especially 3-dimensional character, great quality and highly appealing composition. The hübnerite is massy but yet lovely structured with many smaller crystals protruding from a thick hübnerite trunk. The fine detail and the gemmy red color are adding up to a sparkling piece of pure aesthetics. Apart from some contacted zones there is no damage visible. At the base of this specimen you see a single larger quartz of good luster and milky interior. Inside that quartz thin hübnerite needles of gemmy red quality are nicely visible. All around you find accompanying glassy quartz that largely covers the lower two thirds of this piece. Dark red hübnerite majestically ascends from this lovely white foundation and offers a truly spectacular view!

FA36 - Mimetite - 1500€
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
Size: 6.4 x 4.6 x 3.9 cm
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Like juicy oranges, these mimetite crystals impress with strong and bright color. The lustrous surface even increases the effect. Sitting on a brown and orange matrix, this specimen gives the overall impression of an exotic fruit, ready to be picked. The crystals are sharp-edged, lustrous and bright, in parts even clear. With size of up to 1.1 cm in diameter, you really don't have to search for them on this remarkable and virtually flawless piece. There have not been any new finds in quite some time, so we are happy to present such an extraordinary piece, rich in details and simply appealing!

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