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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!

DK20 - Barite - 1000€
Băiuț, Maramureș, Romania
Size: 9.8 x 7.9 x 5.8 cm
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A characteristic combination of snow white tabular barite on a bed of metallic stibnite. The barite comes as up to 5 cm large and around 0.7 cm thick sharp plates that are translucent to transparent with all main crystals in perfect shape. The contrast to the metallic grey, tufted stibnite is quite striking in person!There is no considerable damage here only some minor peripheral issues which are totally acceptable on a major piece like this!All in all this is a great, elegant and very classy piece from B?iu?, Romania which did not produce new specimen for many years now.

PB12 - Huebnerite - Sold
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
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This piece shows unusually nice aesthetics. One single isolated main crystal of hübnerite is nested in a chaotic group of sparkling and clear quartz needles. The main crystal with a size of 2.2 x 1.1 cm is impressive and very much emphasized by the accompanying quartz and hübnerite side-crystals. This is a supberb piece of perfect composition!

PB141 - Pyrite with Galena and Fluorite - 1200€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 5.1 x 4.8 x 4 cm
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One massy, lustrous pyrite crystal ist the base for this specimen of extraordinarily nice combination and composition. Grown on this pyrite base are several beautifully modified galena crystals of brilliant quality capped in a crown of white fluorite. As you can very well see in our video, this is a 3-dimensional piece of sparkling luster. While the backside is contacted there is no actual damage to be found here. A superb piece of exceptional aesthetics!

CM35 - Azurite - 1250€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 6 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm
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Milpillas, one of the worlds finest sources for high class azurite specimens! This is a rather large single crystal, sharp like an arrow head, lustrous and blue. Accompanied by a smaller side-crystal it sits on a white contrasting matrix. Shape, size and quality of this crystal are nothing short of dramatic, with only minor abrasions but no damage in sight. A wonderful piece of great outline thats highly appealing in person!

PB02 - Huebnerite with Quartz - 7800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 14.7 x 8.7 x 5.4 cm
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Hübnerite from Peru are without question the worlds best! This stunningly beautiful specimen is agreat example for the fantastic quality the Muno Nuevo Mine produced in the recent past. Large metallic black crystals with up to 1.8 cm broad wedge shaped terminations are distributed across a rich bed of sparkling white prismatic quartz. The contrast could not be better and perfectly emphasized the single hübnerite crystals.The condition is near-perfect, some broken hübnerite are completely re-healed. An overall impressive and just marvelous specimen of world-class hübnerite on quartz!

WF4 - Smoky Quartz - Sold
Hebalm, Koralpe, Styria, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
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Quartz from the Koralpe in Styria, a very old rock mass, is not found easily which makes this a great collectors piece. The color of this smoky quartz is absolutely top, a warm brown, dark and intense. The frontside shows jsut brilliant luster. The backside is another story, it is heavily broken and contacted. Fortunately the termination is largely intact with only some edgewear. Definitely a great piece for the locale despite some drawbacks but which are only visible from the backside.

EP20 - Epidote - 950€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 13.4 x 10.8 x 8.2 cm
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This epidote specimen is from a recent find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way.
This sure is one of the more impressive pieces of the find and it strikes with sheer size and a flood of details alike! The main view is a wonderland of dozens of sparkling, nested epidote "bow ties" of best quality! While the front is a jet black landscape of high class epidote, the backside is much more covered in byssolite and calcite microcrystals. Contacts are limited to the backside and the periphery, the front is all perfect and beautiful! A formidable epidote specimen from this unusual find!

DX408 - Fluorite and Galena on Quartz - 2500€
Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
Size: 12.6 x 8.5 x 7.6 cm
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An exceptionally attractive cabinet piece of rich green fluorite on quartz matrix! The cubical fluorites are grown over two round bulges which is better visible in our video. The green crystals are of great quality, glassy and lustrous with the intensive color that is characteristic for the locale. In between the fluorite there is some galena, developed as rock-grey octahedrons. This whole composition is definitely an eye-catcher of great size and quality!

IH458 - Quartz - 3900€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 17.8 x 12 x 6.3 cm
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A dominant and massy cluster of water-clear, colorless quartz with best luster all around and in very best condition. Some rough tips and edges are not fresh but rather contact induced or re-healed. The whole piece has a greeninsh tinge due to some byssolite that coves the crystallized bottom and shines through the glassy quartz. A distinctly 3-dimensional piece of 360° beauty that shows great Alpine character!

KA02 - Morganite - 1100€
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm

Another beautiful echted crystal of morganite with exceptional luster. Much better in person!

MG04 - Liddicoatite - 6800€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 11.4 x 7.7 x 6 cm
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As a complete floater that is free of any damage this is a formidable group of liddicoatite! Three main crystals of similar size are attached next to each other to form this compact and massive shape. A smaller crystal at the front and one at the backside are evenly perfect and add some more flavor to the 3-dimensional arrangement. I have to admit, the tourmalines need rather much backlight but when provided with that you can see nice green and - towards the terminations - strawberry red colors! The terminations show complex design and are associated with some londonite around the backside. A dominant specimen for this rare tourmaline variant!