Mixed Minerals

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RK74 - Gold - 5850€
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
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This gold is from a very old find. We have a label that dates to 1958, but the specimen itself could even be older. Very appealing, looming like a sculpture, this remarkable piece is a cleft specimen with even some crystallized calcite visible. The gold is very shiny and emerges from the matrix on all sides, which adds a distinct 3-dimensional character. Very nice and rare from this classic locale!

AB16 - Garnet - 370€
Granatkogel, Obergurgl, Ötztal, Nordtirol, Austria
Size: 15.6 x 8.9 x 3.1 cm
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This is a very good garnet from Tyrol! A large number of single isolated almandine crystals are well grown on a silvery mica-schist matrix that makes for a great contrast to the dark, dark red garnet crystals! Very good in person!

RR10 - Atacamite - 980€
Lily Mine, Pisco Umay, Ica Department, Peru
Size: 5 x 3.5 x 4.8 cm
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Only recently found in 2014, this is an incredible piece of attacamite on matrix. The whole piece is a sparkling fireworks. Attacamite crystals as well as accompanying quartz are highly lustrous and of brilliant quality. Green malachite adds some color and even improves the wonderful aesthetics of this fine specimen. The attacamite cluster itself with crystals of up to 1 cm in length is in excellent condition and utterly attractive. To be honest, this piece is even better in person!

FA111 - Hematite with Rutile - 840€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 3.7 x 3 cm
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A brilliant combination of thick and lustrous hematite with small rutile scattered about its surface, all perched on a glassy quartz crystal. While the quartz itself might not be quite perfect at the back, it is doubly terminated and shows a beautiful termination at the bottom of the specimen. I love this kind of combination especially on such a beautiful specimen of sharp contrast and good quality.

MG19 - Liddicoatite - 700€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 5.8 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
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Like two lovers these liddicoatite crystals are embracing one another on an elegant piece of grey matrix. The green and red colored crystals are in good condition and of exceptional aesthetics. A nice eye-catcher for any showcase!

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