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Mixed Minerals



SO23 - Calcite - 2600€
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 13.4 x 10.4 x 10.7 cm
 
 
 

This is a wonderful calcite, with a great gemminess and a beautiful striation on the surface, what looks gorgeous in person. With a size of 13.4 cm the crystal has a perfect size, and this in combination with the outstanding quality is very rare, and makes this piece very extraordinary. Except one face at the lower side at the back, the specimen is free of damage. As this is at the back it does not detract the beauty of this specimen at all, and also the lower side of the crystal is well crystalized. Much better and very glassy in person!


BK04 - Fluorite on Quartz - 2400€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 23 x 11.7 x 7 cm
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This is a phantastic specimen with a group of deep purple fluorites on a matrix covered by yellowish quartz. Beautiful in person!


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


FB48 - Epidote - Sold
Chammegg, Guttannen, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Size: 9.1 x 4 x 2.2 cm
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Hardly ever have I seen epidote from this locale none of which was near such dramatic size! The crystal aggregate is of characteristic brown and green color which is revealed at strong backlight illumination, while the core stays dark. The surface is brightly lustrous, traversed by a web of cracks. At the bottom of the epidote some white, chloritized adularia is visible. This whole piece is free of any fresh damage, only rehealed breaks and contacts. A very classic and rare piece of spectacular size for the locale!