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AS40 - Tourmaline with Albite and Lepidolite - 16500€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 10.2 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
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A lovely coat of white albite and pink lepidolite nicely envelops the stunning doubly terminated tourmaline crystal. The crystal is remarkably large for a Stak Nala piece and strikes with great luster, a well defined termination and the color change. While pink at the bottom, the crystal has a characteristic dark middle part and a gemmy achroite part to the top! The whole specimen is in best condition with only very minimal wear on a few spots. As you can very well see in our video, the crystal has a sparkling, nicely structured surface on all sides and stands out of the albite/lepidolite coat in just the right proportion. Highly aesthetic and of excellent quality!

YT074 - Tourmaline on Cleavelandite
Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 11 x 4.6 x 3.9 cm
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From a chemical, prosaic point of view, this is a liddicoatite-rubellite mix-crystal associated with muscovite around the base. It is repaired once. But fortunately the world is not just facts and physics! This tourmaline specimen displays a clarity and luster that seem almost uncanny, knowing this piece comes from Malkhan where crystals are commonly much more murky and dull. Still, however you turn this spectacular specimen, the luster is absolutely top notch and the gemmyness is pristine! From bottom up you see a play of warm colors, from olive-green with some pink influence to an elegant bordeaux-red towards the termination. Said termination is a real miracle for itself, so lustrous, so nicely structured, so well developed and perfect. This is sure on of the very finest and most aesthetic tourmaline specimens ever to have come from this famous locale!

SU8 - Topaz - 25000€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 18.5 x 18.5 x 6 cm
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This outstanding topaz is out of the spectacular 2017 find near a farm in Fazenda do Centro, Brazil. Over 80 kg of pure topaz were literally unearthed before the spot got depleted once and for all. This topaz has the unique shape of a bi-color butterfly, ocean-blue and champagne-orange. As is characteristic for this find, the piece is completely etched all around with nicely structured faces, sharp jags and indentations. A break on the side seems re-healed, but most parts are perfect anyway, no room for interpretations. Size, shape and color of this specimen are highly attractive in person. The crystal body itself is completely glassy through and through making it seem almost like artfully blown glass! A rare and charming masterpiece from this unique locale!

FJ16 - Fluorite on Quartz - 24000€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 27.5 x 24.5 x 12 cm
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This is a large matrix-specimen of purple fluorite that is totally impressive in size and a real showpiece! I have seen quite some great pieces coming from Zogno but nothing even remotely as imposing as this fine specimen. As is characteristic for those fluorite this piece shows a color change depending on the light-temperature. The heavily etched crystal shines in a dark vibrant purple at warm light or intensive blue at colder light. The white contrasting matrix is what makes this piece so very special as usually these pieces do not come with matrix. Very attractive in person, exceedingly rare and in great condition this is a real masterpiece in person!

NU1 - Gold - 47500€
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 5.3 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm
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129 gramm of pure gold is dramatically developed as a 3-dimensional arborescent sculpture! The whole specimen is rich in details that sparkle with intensive yellow color. Hoppered fishbone growth, grape-like extensions and branching twigs of solid, shiny gold. This is for sure one of the most striking specimens I have seen coming from this locale that has quickly come to fame for its high quality gold specimens. 3-dimensional development, intensive color and a shimmering surface are trademarks of the locale and of this specimen in particular. Have a look on our video to see the full beauty of this brilliant gold!

CV1 - Aquamarine with Garnet - 16500€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.7 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
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Aquamarine crystals of differing length are uniquely clustered to resemble a spiral staircase! Nested in the middle of this structure is an orange spot of garnet that makes a lovely addition and very much enhances the overall picture! The aquamarine itself is limpid, highly lustrous and without even the slightest flaws! Even the bottom is not broken but fully crystallized! The terminations are absolutely fantastic with beautiful bevels, lovely surface structure and just brilliant luster! This remarkable aquamarine specimen is totally exceptional in aesthetics and quality!

BD05 - Dioptase - 16500€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.1 x 3.4 x 2.1 cm
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When thinking about world-class dioptase it always comes down to one lacality: Tsumeb. No other location has produced anything near as good as the rich emerals green crystals that have been found at that famous mine. One major example is the dioptase we are presenting here.This specimen holds one large, gemmy and lustrous, richly emerald green dioptase crystal that is surrounded by smaller side-crystals and white calcite. The crystal is doubly terminated and incredible 2.7 cm long! Size and quality of this specimen are absolutely overwhelming in person. It is virtually perfect with just one barely discernible ding at one of those very sharp edges. Dioptase crystals rarely reach a size 2 cm, making this one a sheer giant. A real killer in size and brilliance!

RK119 - Rutile - 7000€
Kapudzhukh Mt, Zangezur Range, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan
Size: 7.4 x 5.4 x 4.2 cm
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The aesthetics of this piece is absolutely unique, featuring two opposing crystals on characteristic brownish matrix with smaller quartz. Especially the larger main crystal is absolutely astonishing. Massy and with great luster, wonderfully modified and structured. Anyhow, its also the smaller crystal that adds very much to the overall beauty of this piece, making it even more interesting. A rutile-duality on matrix as I have not seen one alike. A matchless piece with a very distinct outline that miraculously catches the eye.

FA311 - Azurite - 13000€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 7.3 x 7.3 x 5.5 cm
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Tsumeb is "The Classic Locale" for azurite, while this is a remarkable good piece from there! The beautiful and dominant main crystal, with a size of 4 x 3 cm is perfectly situated in the middle of the matrix. It has a very intense 3-dimensional character that is best visible in person. Color and luster are stunning, while it gets gemmy blue on the edges with light from the back! The azurite is in association with some malachite, which makes a very good accent to it. The whole specimen is in a superb condition and the main crystals are completely pristine all around! Just one of the smaller crystals has some minor edgewear, which is fully acceptable on such a significant specimen! A perfect fit for the advanced collector!

MW02 - Tourmaline on Fluorite with Albite and Topaz - 28000€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 12.4 x 10.6 x 8.4 cm
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The composition of this piece is really spectacular! The fluorite is in association with elbaite, cleavelandite, topaz, quartz, microlite and mica, what means that we have 7 different minerals on this piece! All are perfectly balanced to each other, forming this fabulous specimen with such a beautiful aesthetics. The fluorite has a very good green color and an impressive size of 8.5 cm from the left to the right. The tourmaline has a very good luster and a wonderful termination. The whole specimen is pristine all around and free of damage. To get a piece of this calibre is very hard, especially the size of the fluorite is very uncommon and way bigger then what is normally coming to the market from Stak Nala. It is out of a find, which was made around one and a half years ago and is one of the very finest specimens I have seen. Very impactful and impressive! price on request

BD285 - Cobaltian Smithsonite - Sold
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 8.1 x 7.1 x 4.7 cm
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The cobalt-bearing variant of smithsonite is an extremely rare species with finds almost exclusively in the famed Tsumeb mine. This specimen is a masterpiece that combines wonderful crystal quality and gorgeous aesthetics! The largest and most impressive crystal is set at the very center, surrounded by a three-dimensional landscape of smaller crystals which hang there like ripe pink grapes. The crystal has 2 cm in diameter, is lustrous, clear and with lovely pink color. All around the crystals are just brilliant and beautifully embedded in a black manganese matrix. This is certainly a significant and important specimen! It comes with a label from Dr. Reinhard Dallinger, who also had it depicted in the Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, “Minerals Collections in Austris” from 2015.

DT157 - Emerald - Sold
Tokovaya river, Ekaterinburg, Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 7.7 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
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This single prominent Tokovaya river emerald crystal is 7,6 cm long and 1,2 cm thick and shows intensively green color from bottom to top! The quality is absolutely beautiful as well, especially towards the terminations where it gets increasingly glassy and bright!
The crystal is set on a characteristic black mica schist matrix with two smaller emerald side-crystals which makes for a perfectly balanced and super aesthetic specimen! Remarkably enough for such a long and free standing crystal it is NOT repaired or restored and free of any damage! This fact is even more exciting when considering that most crystals of comparable quality go to the cutter and are not preserved for the specimen collectors.
Our video shows a better 360° impression of the piece that has so much to offer in respect of crystal quality and aesthetics!