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Mixed Minerals

NE9 - Aquamarine with Schorl and Feldspar - 3700€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.7 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm
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The main 4.7 cm aquamarine crystal is a completely glassy, decently blue and with a complex, frosted termination. It is set on a pristine white feldspar matrix with associated aquamarine side crystals and black schorl at the backside. The piece is in fact a floater with chloritizations at the bottom. There are some contacts present but especially the aquamarine including the side-crystals is all perfect and complete! Nice aesthetics, high crystal quality and near flawless perfection!

CM11 - Chalcopyrite with Quartz - 240€
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 11.9 x 8.1 x 3.2 cm
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A combination of golden chalcopyrite up to around 2 cm in diameter and some cubical pyrite on a contrasting background of white quartz. All is very nicely developed and in best condition. A classic from this centuries old mine!

CT3 - Tourmaline on Feldspar - 950€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.5 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
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This attractive tourmaline specimen features a single crystal that towers from a small piece of well defined white feldspar. The tourmaline is gemmy green with a light orange core and a thin purple cap at the flat termination. A very nice and flawless crystal. Main focus however is definitely on the aesthetics that is exceptional and highly attractive!

JP214 - Fluorite on Muscovite - 4300€
Nagar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.3 x 7 x 4.6 cm
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It's a characteristic paragenesis from Nagar but with outstanding aesthetic and superb crystal quality. Especially the dominant modified fluorite at the top is impressive and shows best clarity behind a marvelous glistening surface! The greenish fluorite is set atop a complex silvery mica matrix with a single aquamarine crystal right underneath. Really a brilliant piece of striking aesthetics and high quality!

EN459 - Smoky Quartz - 4000€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 23 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm
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It's hard to believe that such an impressive, heavy specimen came out nearly perfect and unharmed! The termination is sharp and flawless and when turning the piece around there is only very minimal damage. One crack at the lower half does no completely run through, there is only a small part broken off. What's special here besides the exceptional size is the superb quality. The quartz is glassy from bottom to top and shows best shiny luster on all sides! Also the bottom is mostly crystallized, not broken. Some muscovite at the side additional character. Absolutely stunning in person with best luster and dramatic size!

WK18 - Calcite and Quartz - 225€
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 11 x 10.7 x 4.4 cm
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The matrix is a just lovely and perfect landscape of white quartz needles on a sphalerite/chalcopyrite base with calcite rhombs atop. This sparkling play is already beautiful but the single skin-colored main calcite definitely steals the show! It's a very well developed hexagonal shape which a rich surface structure in complete perfection. Absolutely amazing and outstanding on this beautiful specimen!

ZT226 - Fluorite with Calcite - 3600€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.9 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm
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This group of stacked cubical fluorite and transparent, colorless calcite is arranged in a very distinctive mushroom shape. It seems obvious that this happened in a matter of several evolutionary steps with broken and re-crystallized parts and a mushroom stem that somehow attached and integrated into the object. Very much unique and completely flawless. The fluorite is translucent with purple color inside and a level of luster that ranges from frosted to brilliant. It's a very distinctive eye-catcher of great quality and aesthetics!

BK20 - Fluorite - 850€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 10.5 x 9.5 x 6.7 cm
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A beautiful group of greenish fluorites on calcite! Very special and one of the best pieces I have seen of this kind!

XP2 - Topaz - 9000€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 22.5 x 13.5 x 12.5 cm
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This huge and massive etched topaz is from the important single find in Fazenda do Centro that yielded a limited number high class topaz! This amazing specimen that has a total size of 22,5 cm and weighs 3.6 kg! It is a completely etched bi-color crystal of incredible perfection with almost zero abrasions and no actual breaks or other issues. The main part is a light blue, fully transparent massive topaz of elegant shape with beautiful surface structure and very good luster. It is accompanied by a champagne colored zone that is much more irregular but which adds a nice contrast and great aesthetics. It's an amazing crystal with a three-dimensional shape that is better visible in our video!

MW930 - Brochantite - 550€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 7.6 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
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In the last decade the Milpillas mine has produced some of the finest brochantite specimens the world has ever seen. This specimen is a good example that features a first generation of solid dark green crystals with a second generation of brilliant green acicular crystals.

NE13 - Aquamarine on Feldspar - 2400€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
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A 3-dimensional cluster of white feldspar is set atop a single aquamarine crystal like an aerie on a treetop. With additional feldspar at the crystals bottom the aesthetics of this specimen is totally unique. The aquamarine is glassy and in very best condition. The feldspar is well crystallized, sweeping and with some dots of black schorl.

MG05 - Liddicoatite - 3900€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 7.7 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
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This is a very massy crystal that needs some light from the back to show its inner life, the bright cherry-red and mossy-green colors. But even at normal room-light there are a lot of beautiful aspects about this piece: the striated surface that sparkles in green and red, the flawless modified termination, the dramatic natural cliff-like shape and the white matrix, covering the piece like snow. As a bonus there is some londonite to be found - look at the upper left face on the picture. This liddicoatite is in just perfect condition and is a floater - flawless even at the bottom.