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Mixed Minerals



TN43 - Fluorite - 150€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.1 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
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Two transparent fluorite cubes of light blue color with sharp purple edges and great luster on all sides are perched on a lovely white calcite matrix. The larger crystal is around 1.7 cm on edge and provides a look right through to the matrix. This is a highly aesthetic fluorite specimen with no considerable damage from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China.


RK271 - Calcite - 420€
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
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This is a 3-dimensional floater of typical "tunnel"-character. Lustrous, translucent white calcite is accompanied by smaller amounts of chlorite, feldspar and some tiny pyrrhotite crystals. There might be some insignificant edgewear present but you have to actually search for those tiny flaws on this otherwise striking piece. Vertically arranged this piece reminds of a sculpture, a distinct and lovely calcite specimen of high quality and unique aesthetics.


DK2 - Galena - 320€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 4.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
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A well defined specimen with a large main galena crystal nested between an array of side minerals. Metallic black sphalerite, glassy quartz, white calcite and some greenish yellow siderite are nicely arranged around the main crystal and strongly support the overall aesthetics of this piece. The bottom is partly broken but mostly crystallized. The main crystal is absolutely flawless and very well developed. A great miniature of classic Herja Mine character!


DK5 - Barite - 950€
Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 12.5 x 9.5 x 5.3 cm
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Baia Sprie is famous for its high class barite and supplies the market with pieces of a wide color variety. Most unusal and rare are BLUE barite specimens, especially if they are of such stunning quality. Superb luster, gemmy crystals and a striking, 3-dimensional arrangement on a white calcite matrix with some associated chalcopyrite. There are only few damaged crystals which does not destract from the overall beauty and elegance of this fine specimen. Have a look on our video for a better impression of the sparkling loveliness of this impressive piece!


RT32 - Tourmaline - 2500€
Bevoandrano pegmatite, Ikalamavony District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 6 x 2.1 x 2 cm
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This tourmaline is absolutely gorgeous! It shows very intensive, gemmy apple green coloring with a pink "sugar crusting" over the blueish termination. The piece is complete all around with a re-healed bottom and a perfect slanted termination. The backside shows stepped growth but is free of damage as well. Even at low light this specimen cuts a fine figure but the direct backlight releases a flash of bright green. This is a brilliant example of a single tourmaline crystal, all shiny and striking in person!


PA16 - Titanite on Albite - 890€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
 
 
 

This is another very fine specimen of the recent find! The matrix has attached many very tiny titanites. This is hard to show on the photo and looks much better in person. The size of the main crystal is 1.5cm and the whole specimen is free of damage.


PB152 - Adamite - 430€
Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Size: 6.5 x 3.8 x 5.8 cm
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A colorful piece of adamite on matrix that shows a crust of gemmy green crystals with brilliant luster. Especially lovely about this specimen is the combination of lime colored crystals on a rust-brown background based on a grey rock. A classic piece from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico.


SL31 - Opal var. Hyalite - 235€
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mts., Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 2 cm
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Like a waterdrop, splashing on solid rock, frozen in time. This hyalite is absolutely water-clear, highly lustrous and simply beautiful. It is perched on a piece of matrix of just the right proportion and good contrast. The opal is complete all around and without any damage. An incredibly aesthetic example for the recent Opal finds near the town of Tarcal in Hungary. Unusual, dashy and lovely in person!


TN42 - Fluorite - 880€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 9.7 x 9 x 4.3 cm
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A single, absolutely brilliant fluorite cube of lovely quality and color sits on a decent muscovite covered matrix. The crystal is of light blue color with a distinct purple phantom. It is in near perfect condition with only very minor edgwear at one of the edges. I love this very clear picture of one single isolated, well developed crystal on matrix. Highly aesthetic and elegant in person!


PB165 - Barite - 480€
Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 6.8 x 6.2 x 4.1 cm
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A sweeping flower of waxy, amber colored barite set atop a grey dolomite covered matrix. The barite is mostly transparent, especially along the edges which lets it glow even at the most subdued backlight. Single tabular barite crystals are up to 0.6 cm thick, lustrous and nicely arranged to form this very attractive and aesthetic specimen! No damage, all perfect!


FP296 - Fluorite - 950€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.4 x 4.6 x 3 cm
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The majority of fluorites from Weißeck is dull due to humic acid etchings. This breathtaking specimen preserved its scintillating luster embedded in permafrost before it was found in the so called ice-cleft. The quality is beautiful fluorite floater is really amazing with best luster and clarity on sharp and flawless cubes. Also in terms of aesthetics this piece is unique and appealing alike! Very attractive and pristine!


SO94 - Datolite and Hessonite - 1950€
Kavalerovo Mining, Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 7.7 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm
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Very well defined datolite crystals on a beautiful quartz matrix with associated green grossular. The larger datolite is 5.4 cm long, sharp and of greenish translucent color. The surface is nicely lustrous and flawless all round! The combination with garnet is very rare and adds a beautiful contrast of darker material. It's a superb specimen from the famous mining region!