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Mixed Minerals

SS23 - Quartz Gwindel - 2400€
Druntobel, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 5 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm
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This gwindel unites incredible luster and gemminess in a piece of remarkable shape: The thin gwindel has an extraordinary twist, is nearly closed at one side and distinctly serrated at the opposite. At the bottom and the backside there are some contacts present but aside of that this specimen is perfect and flawless. Impressively beautiful and mineralogically outstanding, this gwindle is superb in every possible way!

SO82 - Rutile - Sold
Laperwitz-Kees, Glocknergruppe, Kals, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 10.4 x 7.5 x 2.6 cm
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The flat shape of this rutile (var. sagenite) specimen funnily reminds me of a rubber-duck. The bright, lustrous sagenite is embedded in highly weathered brown matrix with some calcite. The piece is not broken but all natural. A remarkable piece indeed!

RK66 - Quartz Phantom - 550€
Seminario farm, Joaquim Felicio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.7 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
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You will find not one but three chlorite phantoms inside this quartz! The crystal itself is to the very most part clear as a window but has a covering at the backside (which falsely appears as impurities on the pictures). Please watch the video for a better impression on this part!The quartz is virtually free of damage and has just some tiny edgewear at the lower part. Nothing to worry about, considering the beauty, size and downright uniqueness of this piece!

RK150 - Calcite - 220€
Gstöhl-Bruch, Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria
Size: 14.8 x 5 x 3 cm
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While the general shape of this calcite is very typical for the locale, this is definitely one of the best crystals we have seen from there. The dagger-shaped elongated calcite is free of damage and beautifully imposing for its 3-dimensional form. The color is a greyish beige that varies throughout the crystal. With a size of almost 15 cm this is an outstanding and attractive specimen.

FA202 - Pargasite - 620€
Ali Abad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.2 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm
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One single sparkling green crystal of pargasite is perched on a snow-white matrix of just the right proportion. The perfect composition with a dramatic contrast catches the eye immediately!The crystal itself shows a fantastic color that even exceeds that of the picture. Please watch the video for a better view!We were lucky to get this piece out of a collection with an older label that dates back to 2002. A nice piece of great luster, clarity and a remarkably bright green color!

AF14 - Quartz - 250€
Wolfskofel, Schwarzenbachtal, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 6.8 x 6.6 x 3.5 cm
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When it comes to composition, this piece is outstanding. Two doubly terminated quartz crystals of high luster and clarity are nicely perched on a pericline-matrix. The specimen is in perfect condition. The largest main crystal has a length of 5.4 cm. All in all this is a remarkable piece with no downsides.

RR21 - Fluorite - 1200€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 6.5 x 5.4 x 2.7 cm
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A perfect floater, etched all around and completely flawless. The crystal is mainly colorless with a soothing purple core. Inside the crystal you can see small spots of yellow matrix that add some interesting color-effect. All in all this is a piece of simple beauty, perfectly shaped by mother nature and totally unblemished.

RK74 - Gold - 5850€
Verespatak, Transsylvania, Romania
Size: 5.3 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
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This gold is from a very old find. We have a label that dates to 1958, but the specimen itself could even be older. Very appealing, looming like a sculpture, this remarkable piece is a cleft specimen with even some crystallized calcite visible. The gold is very shiny and emerges from the matrix on all sides, which adds a distinct 3-dimensional character. Very nice and rare from this classic locale!