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RK227 - Prase - 850€
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 7.6 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm
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This is a characteristic piece from Serifos Island in very best condition! The whole piece is rather 3-dimensional and lively with translucent elongated crystals with pointed terminations that are all free of any damage. The intensive green color, caused by acicular actinolite inclusions, is easily lit through the translucent crystals. The surface has a nice waxy luster. Perfect in quality and aesthetics, this specimen has no flaws whatsoever and is a great example for this rare green variety of quartz. Very nice in person!


XAT1 - Azurite - 80€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.4 cm
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A small yet fine single azurite crystal that is somewhat weathered but not damaged at all. Little side-crystals add much to the overall visual effect of this specimen! Absolutely worthy for thumbnail collectors!


FJ22 - Brookite - SOLD
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.7 x 3 x 1.6 cm
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The brookite crystal on this lovely little specimen is a stunning 2.3 cm long and shows best maroon color with the characteristic hourglass painting. The dominant crystal is associated with some quartz, beautifully arranged around the brookites base. A side-crystal at the back is broken but which is long re-healed and not visible from the front anyway. Fantastic aesthetics, highest crystal quality and a flawless condition make this floater from the worlds best brookite locality a total stunner!


SO72 - Calcite - 1200€
Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai), Eastern Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 9.6 x 6.9 x 5 cm
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Honey yellow calcite of beautiful design and arrangement! The main crystal of 5.1 cm scalenohedral calcite sits at the very center of this vivid, 3-dimensional specimen. It is well defined, flawless and of great luster and transparency! All around extends a landscape af sparkling calcite. A really excellent specimen from an uncommon locale that shows best quality and aesthetics alike!


MF18 - Bastnäsite - 4000€
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm
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Bastnäsite on matrix is something we are not seeing every day. Having one of this exceptional quality on a beautiful, sparkling, black and white matrix is definitely worth celebrating! Several doubly terminated bastnäsite crystals are stacked upon each other and form a very lively and attractive piece. The crystals are all perfect, highly lustrous and richly amber-colored. The bastnäsite is set on a diverse gneiss matrix with beige feldspar crystals and some black crust, providing a nice contrast. Perfect in composition and crystal quality! For a better view on the 3-dimensional qualities of this fantastic piece, please watch our video!


RK163 - Quartz - SOLD
Shigar valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 13.8 x 12.6 x 12.3 cm
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What immediately lets me think of an Alpine quartz specimen is in fact from Pakistan! The piece shows very good quartz quality, great clarity, luster and distinctive development! The chaotic, 3-dimensional arrangement provides a very natural look, the iron oxide coating adds some color and live!
This whole specimen is in very good condition, all main crystals are flawless. The bottom is crystallized making this piece a floater with only some peripheral contacts. An appealing piece of exceptional character!


RK443 - Hematite with Prase - 1650€
Serifos Island, Greece
Size: 6.5 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm
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A superb and exceedingly rare combination of green prase with hematite “roses” from the famous locale on Serifos Island, Greece. Since collecting has been prohibited for quite some time now, pieces from Serifos Island are getting scarce on the market where combinations with hematite, especially in such highly aesthetic form, are nearly impossible to find!
The “iron roses” are lovely developed, lustrous and flawless. The largest with about 2.8 cm in diameter prominently sits at the top center! The specimen is rather 3-dimensional and free of damage all around. This is something special indeed!


KI8 - Liddicoatite with Quartz and Albite - SOLD
Antsira Mine, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 11.6 x 9.4 x 7.2 cm
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A fascinating African landscape of bright white albite and rock-colored quartz holding a scattered group of high quality liddicoatite. The tourmaline is highly lustrous on all sides, with flat but nicely structured terminations. Bright colores, ranging from strawberry red to olive green and a deep cherry red at the center, are well visible even at low illumination and easily contrast at the white background.
The whole specimen is distinctly 3-dimensional and beautiful on all sides with no noticeable damage. Even the bottom is all crystallized!
If you love natural matrix pieces of rare liddicoatite, than this is a fantastic choice as you will realize when you watch our attached video!


BL51 - Chalcopyrite with Wolframite - 300€
Baia Sprie, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
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This golden shimmering cluster of chalcopyrite, studded with orange calcite, holds a nice surprise: Atop the sparkling landscape stands a pair of crosswisely arranged wolframite crystals. The wolframite are a little over 1 cm long, flawless and lustrous!
Overall this specimen is a floater with only some peripheral contacts but hardly anything noteworthy. A totally lovely specimen in person!


MQ6 - Sulfur - 5500€
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.


AK8 - Amethyst - 780€
Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 7.8 x 6.5 x 2.3 cm
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A star-shaped pattern of lovely purple amethyst crystals nicely sits on a piece of grey matrix. The piece shows excellent aesthetics and highest crystal quality. The amethyst shows uniform purple color is transparent and highly lustrous. All crystals are in best shape and condition!
I especially love the unique and very distinctive composition of this specimen. Highly attractive in person!


RK349 - Quartz Faden - SOLD
South Waziristan, FATA, Pakistan
Size: 8.1 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm
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First of all: go ahead and watch the video for it much better shows the brilliance of this faden quartz specimen! The overall shape is like a topaz with an antenna atop though of course its just one of those unusual habits quartz is able to develop. The crystal is transparent wherefore the faden (German for "thread") is well visible. Without any damage, this piece is a fine little stunner!



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