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RK318 - Bismuth - 2000€
Niederschlema, Schlema-Hartenstein District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 5.5 x 4.3 x 3.2
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This classic bismuth specimen is full of character. Like a highly detailed sculpture, nicely crystallized and glinting with tempering colors this mushroom shaped specimen shows its own unique aesthetics. The rareness of the element bismuth makes this piece with a size of 5.5 cm in length even more an impressive piece. All sides are covered in sharp bismuth crystals leaving nothing to worry about. You are looking for a great piece of crystallized bismuth from the classice locale of Schlema? Then have a good look on this one!


KB21 - Diopside - 2500€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.6 x 5.2 x 3.2
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A monumental, bulky, alpine type diopside specimen showing marvelous luster and deep green color on a doubly terminated crystal on matrix. The main crystal is almost 7 cm long with a square profile of 1.5 x 1.3 cm, strongly reminding me of an Egyptian obelisk. Due to this extraordinary thickness backlight is blocked entirely but at direct illumination you can make out the typical dark green color. This whole piece is a floater, the matrix is covered in small diopside crystals and chlorite on all sides. Absolutely stunning in size and quality this specimen is totally unique!


DK2 - Galena - 320€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramure? Co., Romania
Size: 4.4 x 3.3 x 2.9
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A well defined specimen with a large main galena crystal nested between an array of side minerals. Metallic black sphalerite, glassy quartz, white calcite and some greenish yellow siderite are nicely arranged around the main crystal and strongly support the overall aesthetics of this piece. The bottom is partly broken but mostly crystallized. The main crystal is absolutely flawless and very well developed. A great miniature of classic Herja Mine character!


DK5 - Barite - 950€
Baia Sprie, Maramure? Co., Romania
Size: 12.5 x 9.5 x 5.3
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Baia Sprie is famous for its high class barite and supplies the market with pieces of a wide color variety. Most unusal and rare are BLUE barite specimens, especially if they are of such stunning quality. Superb luster, gemmy crystals and a striking, 3-dimensional arrangement on a white calcite matrix with some associated chalcopyrite. There are only few damaged crystals which does not destract from the overall beauty and elegance of this fine specimen. Have a look on our video for a better impression of the sparkling loveliness of this impressive piece!


RT32 - Tourmaline - 2500€
Bevoandrano pegmatite, Ikalamavony District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 6 x 2.1 x 2
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This tourmaline is absolutely gorgeous! It shows very intensive, gemmy apple green coloring with a pink "sugar crusting" over the blueish termination. The piece is complete all around with a re-healed bottom and a perfect slanted termination. The backside shows stepped growth but is free of damage as well. Even at low light this specimen cuts a fine figure but the direct backlight releases a flash of bright green. This is a brilliant example of a single tourmaline crystal, all shiny and striking in person!


FJ41 - Tennantite ps. Chalcocite - 1950€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 4.9 x 4.5 x 3
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The copper sulphate chalcocite in considerable size and sharpness is already a rarity. In this case it pseudomorph transformed into tennantite which is super rare on the market!The piece is in perfect condition. The 3-dimensional shape with crystals standing out up to 2.5 cm is very much appealing on this uniformly grey to black piece. It's an elegant classic specimen from Tsumeb and where else would a rarity like this come from?


PA16 - Titanite on Albite - 890€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 2.3
 
 
 

This is another very fine specimen of the recent find! The matrix has attached many very tiny titanites. This is hard to show on the photo and looks much better in person. The size of the main crystal is 1.5cm and the whole specimen is free of damage.


RK40 - Prehnite with Calcite - 365€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 4.8 x 3 x 2.9
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This is one perfect prehnite sphere on a contrasting white calcite matrix. The prehnite shows an appealing water-green color, is lustrous and translucent. The accessory calcite is partly transparent and slightly etched, with some quartz among it. All in all this is a piece of very fine aesthetics that features a remarakble 3 cm prehnite of flawless shape.


AB38 - Tourmaline - 2700€
Santa Rosa mine, Itambacuri, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.8 x 2 x 1.1
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I love the luscious colors of this tourmaline! Ranging from a deep water-blue to an elegant green in several zones, the change of colors is truly fascinating. It needs some illumination from the back to be honest, but when provided this is absolutely worth a look!The specimen consists of two elongated crystals that are grown together. There is a contact and some edge wear to be found at the backside of the crystals, which is not visible from the front. A mesmerizing piece of unusually fine colors.


XY64 - Titanite on Albite - Sold
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 5.8 x 4.3
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Like a landscape of sparkling green titanite crystals on white adularia. There is some chloritization present but expecially the frontside is sharp and lustrous. One main titanite crystal over 3 cm in size (!) dominantly sticks out of the piece and dramatically shows its vibrant green color and the sharp and flawless shape. Being free of any damage and very well balanced, this piece really knows how to impress!


OK4 - Quartz - 530€
Piz Vatgira, Val Nalps, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.4 x 7.7 x 5
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Perfect textbook composition and a striking outline highlight this marvelous quartz specimen. The prismatic main crystal is water-clear, sharp and highly lustrous on all sides. Side crystals are of matching quality and nicely arranged around the main crystal. The largest side crystal has a contacted termination, encrusted with some matrix, that is but completely free of damage. The matrix is crystallized at the bottom. All in all there is no considerable damage, only peripheral contacts and a tiny ding at the main crystal that is not visible from the front. A beautiful example for high class Alpine quartz!


TN30 - Rutile with Hematite - 3200€
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 8.9 x 5.7 x 6.8
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A flash of pure aesthetics! Like a black sun with golden beams this fantastic specimen is more than just impressive. The massive core of hematite radiates fragile rutile needles to all sides in typical 60° agles. This piece is out of a smaller find from two years ago. Only few specimens arrive at the market these last years, so we are happy to present such a masterpiece.The whole piece is perfect all around and simply beautiful. Very dominant on a showcase shelf, it appears to be on fire as it is highly sparkling all around. An outstandingly brilliant piece of Brazilian rutile!Please note: Due to its fragility hand delivery is a must at this specimen. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting!