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Mixed Minerals



FA334 - Zoisite - 7500€
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
Size: 3.7 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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A excellent specimen of "yellow tanzanite" as this exceedingly rare variety is often called. The color is an intensive greenish yellow, the surface is sparkling and nicely striated with a sharp termination. The lower parts of the crystal are a little clouded but it is getting clearer and gemmier the further up you look. A striking piece in person! Some of the edges are chipped but the characteristic crystal habit is all complete and very catchy.
An appealing and striking example of this very rare zoisite variety as you can very well see in our video!


RK80 - Fluorite - 850€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
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Fluorite from Weißeck are particularly admired for their beauty, the uncommon color and the rareness. As many Weißeck specimens this fluorite changes the color depending on the illumination: the purple you can see on the picture and the video changes to a deep ocean-blue when exposed to white light!
All crystals are nicely developed, transparent and lustrous, especially on the main view. Save for one small contacted patch at the bottom this piece is all crystallized, well developed and free of damage!
It was found at the summit area in the local permafrost soil where it was protected from humid acid etchings and thus kept its luster!


TN47 - Rutile - 1950€
Switzerland
Size: 3.7 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
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Fragile! I hardly dare looking at this piece. Not just for fear of breaking these thin crystals but also out of pure humility. It is almost unbelievable that these two rutile crystals including the fine needles that are grown all over them have never been broken in the process of the recovery. Both main crystals are perfectly intact, well terminated and aesthetically perched on a fitting piece of siderite-matrix. Please also watch our video for a better impression of this pieces beauty!


OK28 - Adularia on Pericline - 650€
Großer Happ, Venedigergruppe, Hohe Tauern, Prägraten, Osttirol, Austria
Size: 15.8 x 9.8 x 5 cm
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A broad landscape of snow white pericline crowned with some milky adularia. The piece is all perfect save for inevitable peripheral contacts. The largest adularia crystal is 3.5 cm in size, lustrous and studded with some tiny hematite. A lovely piece with many details that shows best quality and a great Alpine character!


FB3 - Hematite - 1100€
Pizzo Lucendro, St. Gotthard Massiv, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm
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This is completely marvellous in person! It is a floater specimen with absolutely no damage at all!
Both front and backside show lovely structured hematite petals to the hundreds which creates a vivid sparkling effect. Most of the metallic faces show some chloritization but not as much as to prevent the luster from shining! Some white adularia near the bottom adds a nice contrast without taking away from the classy appearance of this piece.
I love it and you will love it too!


SO61 - Cerussite and Barite - 365€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 7.6 x 6.2 x 4.2 cm
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A single large cerussite ball, 3.4 cm in diameter, is perched on a black decomposing galena matrix. The cerussite is lustrous and transparent with a smoky brown color. Associated with the main crystal are smaller cerussite side-crystals as well as some pinkish white barite, characteristic for the locale. This whole specimen is free of damage and strikes with a large main crystal, great balance and a stark contrast of crystals against matrix.


RK269 - Quartz - 220€
Greina pass area, Camadra Valley, Blenio Valley, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 7.1 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm
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A beautiful near-perfect doubly terminated quartz crystal of best quality! It shows brilliant luster on all sides, a beautiful structure and some nice inclusions that make this piece even more interesting. While you see a pointed termination at the top the bottom is much more irregular but completely crystallized all the same. This is a highly appealing quartz specimen from the uncommon locale Greina Pass as you can very well see in our video!


DK26 - Quartz Sceptre - 280€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.7 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm
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An unusually fine sceptre quartz floater that shows great luster on all sides! The quartz is all very well developed and translucent to even transparent especially around the terminations! The whole specimen is in very good condition with only a few small, hardly perceptible issues. A uniquely composed piece that is rich in details and very attractive in person!


MN22 - Kunzite - 900€
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 17.8 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm
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An impressive 17.8 cm kunzite of great translucent quality that shows no damage anywhere. Even the bottom is completely re-crystallized. The crystals pink color is especially concentrated along its c-axis, meaning that an illumination from the bottom brings out the vivid candy-pink this mineral is famous for. Attached to the side face you find a dark red tantalite-(Mn) around 1.7 cm across. The overall quality of this specimen is good yet not great but size, color and condition make up for a lot here!


XY59 - Smoky Quartz - 3300€
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 16.5 x 7.9 x 7.2 cm
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A dominant, massy smoky quartz crystal of excellent quality that would attract attention in any collection. Especially the main view shows superb luster and a beautifully structured surface through wich the observer can see the stunningly limpid inside of the crystal. Some internal cracks are typical for a crystal this size and even add some spice to an otherwise straight and classy crystal. Mentioning some minuscule wear is beside the point on a great piece like this. A shiny rocket, quietly waiting to launch!


RK383 - Londonite - 240€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3 x 2.3 x 2 cm
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This rare mineral, named after David London, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, is the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. All major finds worldwide occured in Madagascar where also this fine specimen origins. The single lemon-yellow translucent crystal with a greenish core is an irregular mixed crystal of rhomb-dodecahedron and deltoid-dodecahedral. It is a flawless floater that is striking in its simplicity. A fine example of a very rare mineral out of a unique 2015 find!


SO104 - Fluorite - 1500€
Annaberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 8.2 x 5.9 x 3.2 cm
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The unusual color combination of this aesthetic fluorite specimen is quite intriguing especially when lit from the back which brings out the intensive purple phantoms that rest inside these honey-yellow fluorite cubes. This is a formation of several stacked cubes of fine translucent quality. The sides and bottom are contacted but not broken. There is minimal edgewear present but nothing really bothering. A lovely piece of outstanding color!