header picture

Mixed Minerals



BL50 - Silver - 450€
Batopilas, Adres del Rio District, Mun. de Batopilas, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 3.6 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

This silver is quite 3-dimensional and beautiful all around. You can nicely see the crystallization, grown on a grey matrix with white calcite. The attractive specimen looks very much alive, especially for its shiny copper-colored patina. A piece of rich details and beautiful composition.


BK51 - Fluorite on Quartz - 2150€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 13.8 x 9.6 x 6.9 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

This is an awesome flurite with many very nice flurites situated on matrix, which is coverd by yellowish quartz. The piece is very 3-dimensional and showy also from the sides! With a size of almost 14cm it is also in a perfect size range and very impressive in person therefore.


SO92 - Sphalerite - 650€
Rucheng Mine, Caoija, Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
Size: 9.3 x 4.5 x 3.6 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

One large, 2.1 cm sphalerite of great red-orange color sits on a sparkling quartz matrix like on a floating ship. The crystal is unusually grown with a striking, organically appearing termination. The matrix is shaped like a shard that is overgrown with small quartz crystals on all sides. The equally beautiful backside hosts a second, 1.1 cm sphalerite of matching quality. This is a brilliant, flawless specimen of utter aesthetics!


FA260 - Tourmaline - 850€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 8.4 x 3.3 x 2 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

A tender pink tourmaline crystal with a hint of mint green at the termination. Highly lustrous, without damage and some lepidolite attached on one side! Impressive in person because of the good size! Color like on the photos and too pale on the attached video!


KB37 - Dolomite - 2500€
Azcárate Quarry, Eugui, Esteríbar, Navarre, Spain
Size: 10.5 x 7.8 x 7.7 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

Dolomite specimens from Azcárate Quarry rate among the worlds best with this fine piece being no exception. A pair of two rhombohedral dolomite crystals prominently stand out from a beautifully sparkling dolomite matrix. The crystals are translucent to transparent, sharp and flawless. With those perfectly situated main crystals the aesthetics of this piece is 360° fantastic!


SO67 - Tourmaline on Quartz - 680€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5.1 x 4 x 2.9 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

The crystals have a stunning green cap, grown on fine crystallized quartz foarming this beautiful aesthetics! The over all condition is very good here! Very cool in person!


BK54 - Fluorite - 800€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 24 x 16 x 12 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

The matrix is fully coverd by modified grown fluorite of pretty nice quality, which is better in person then visible on the photos and the video. Especially the crystals in the middle area are glassy and have a great luster! Very impressive in person!


RK398 - Fluorite and Quartz - 4700€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 10.7 x 10.5 x 5.3 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

Most stunning about this beautiful piece is the very intense purple color that's revealed at backlight illumination. Even at low light the fluorite radiates an amazing glow that stands in stark contrast to the snow-white quartz matrix. The aesthetics is that of a blooming flower, 3-dimensional and vivid. The fluorite as well as the matrix is crystallized all around and free of damage. The surface is slightly etched but still shows its natural, stepped grown character. A striking piece of great color, aesthetics and quality!


IX31 - Brookite - 1150€
Elm, Sernf Valley, Glarus, Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 2.1 x 2.3 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

A number of very thin and fragile brookite plates are perched on a contrasting piece of matrix, sharing the space with some nice little quartz crystals. On a piece like this it is only natural that some of the crystals are broken but amazingly the larger main crystal is completely perfect! The brookite shows beautiful hourglass paintings on otherwise orange and red crystals. A charming play of colors and markings that is totally mesmerizing in person. Hardly ever have I seen brookite specimen from this rare locale, finding one in such exceptional quality and lovely aesthetics is a small miracle indeed!


WF7 - Quartz - 1400€
Großer Hexenkopf, Venedigergruppe, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 12.2 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

A great outline of striking quartz crystals, all glassy, sharp and lustrous. All contacted or broken zones are completely re-crystallized, even at the bottom of this fine specimen. All over this piecer there are only few tiny chips most of which are re-healed as well. Distinctly 3-dimensional and brilliant all around. Some chlorite inclusions add a little color to the otherwise colorless, transparent piece. An enchanting quartz cluster from Hexenkopf (german for "witch's head")!


GM33 - Quartz - 450€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 6.6 x 4 x 3.5 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

Two brilliant quartz crystals are emerging from a piece of matrix like rabbit ears - no, I don't mean the famous blue cap tourmaline but the actual animal. Both crystals are completely flawless, water-clear and extremely lustrous on all sides. Sitting on a nice piece of grey matrix the crystals are accompanied by smaller quartz and some mica here and there. The great outline and incredible crystal quality instantly catch the eye making this a great choise of a fine Val Bedretto specimen!


RT18 - Smoky Quartz with Adularia - 5900€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 17.5 x 10.5 x 7 cm
Watch Video
 
 
 

A massive specimen of mindblowing quality and aesthetics! The many smoky quartz crystals show the very dark, red-brown color that is characteristic for Val Giuv specimens. All crystals are clear, lustrous and in great condition. Between thos amazing smoky quartz there is snow-white adularia present, nicely structured, filigree and of high translucent to transparent quality. The contrast between dark quartz and white adularia is truly staggering - and extremely hard to photograph! Aside some peripheral dings there is no considerable damage on this fantastically aesthetic specimen. A real eye-catcher in person!