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X-Mas Sale 2023

FO1 - Adularia and Pericline and Smoky Quartz - Sold
Innerer Knorrkogel, Gschlöss valley, East Tyrol, Austria
Size: 12.4 x 7.7 x 4.8 cm
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A three-dimensional landscape of towering adularia, lustrous smoky quartz and some plain white pericline! This Alpine arrangement of quartz and feldspar is gorgeous in its very own untamed, rough way. It has some peripheral contacts but is overall in surprisingly well condition. Even the underside is completely covered in adularia and smoky quartz micro-crystals! Very nice in person and full of beautiful details!

YR362 - Pericline - Sold
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 10.1 x 6.8 x 3.5 cm
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This is an extremely nice and sculpturesque exemplar of Alpine pericline that is composed of lustrous off-white crystals, towering upon each other and held together by some silery mica-schist and rusty brown limonite on the backside. The overall aesthetics is very intriguing and elegant, condition is outstanding!

SK36 - Galena with Sphalerite - Sold
Turt Mine, Turt Negresti-Oas, Oas Mts, Satu Mare Co., Romania
Size: 11.8 x 7.8 x 6.9 cm
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It's a cluster of superb lead-grey cube-octahedra galena crystals covered in hundreds and hundreds of tiny sphalerite crystals on all parts of the surface! Especially the front view is very attractive, a construct of distinctive intergrown crystals. The backside is all sphalerite. Here you can see some minor damage but the front is complete and perfect.

XP2 - Topaz - 9000€
Fazenda do Centro, Castelo, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Size: 22.5 x 13.5 x 12.5 cm
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This huge and massive etched topaz is from the important single find in Fazenda do Centro that yielded a limited number high class topaz! This amazing specimen that has a total size of 22,5 cm and weighs 3.6 kg! It is a completely etched bi-color crystal of incredible perfection with almost zero abrasions and no actual breaks or other issues. The main part is a light blue, fully transparent massive topaz of elegant shape with beautiful surface structure and very good luster. It is accompanied by a champagne colored zone that is much more irregular but which adds a nice contrast and great aesthetics. It's an amazing crystal with a three-dimensional shape that is better visible in our video!

MW930 - Brochantite - 550€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 7.6 x 5.5 x 2.3 cm
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In the last decade the Milpillas mine has produced some of the finest brochantite specimens the world has ever seen. This specimen is a good example that features a first generation of solid dark green crystals with a second generation of brilliant green acicular crystals.

BK42 - Fluorite on Barite - 800€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 5.3 x 5.2 x 2 cm
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A beautiful combination of fluorite and barite with great aesthetics! The intensively purple and glassy fluorite comes as well developed cubes with elegant bevels. The crystals are flawless and also crystallized at the back. White tabular barite forms a wonderful base for the fluorite and makes this an aesthetic highlight of perfect proportion and high quality!

FB1 - Hematite on Adularia - Sold
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
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A three-dimensional aggregate of lustrous, dark hematite is set on a white adularia floater of perfect proportion! The hematite is very well developed, completely flawless and beautiful on all sides. Very unusual in composition and attractive all around!

NE13 - Aquamarine on Feldspar - 2400€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.7 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
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A 3-dimensional cluster of white feldspar is set atop a single aquamarine crystal like an aerie on a treetop. With additional feldspar at the crystals bottom the aesthetics of this specimen is totally unique. The aquamarine is glassy and in very best condition. The feldspar is well crystallized, sweeping and with some dots of black schorl.

MG05 - Liddicoatite - 3900€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 7.7 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm
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This is a very massy crystal that needs some light from the back to show its inner life, the bright cherry-red and mossy-green colors. But even at normal room-light there are a lot of beautiful aspects about this piece: the striated surface that sparkles in green and red, the flawless modified termination, the dramatic natural cliff-like shape and the white matrix, covering the piece like snow. As a bonus there is some londonite to be found - look at the upper left face on the picture. This liddicoatite is in just perfect condition and is a floater - flawless even at the bottom.

KI17 - Emerald - 1500€
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.9 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
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Very characteristic for the famous Leckbachrinne in Habachtal this specimen presents a great contrast of dark silvery mica schist and a single, intensively green and gemmy emerald. The crystal is 1.9 x 0.7 cm in size and shows a fantastic emerald-green color. It is free of damage and has a frosted surface. A well proportioned specimen from Europes best locality for emerald crystals!

RK439 - Aquamarine - Sold
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.1 x 4 x 3.7 cm
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This completely etched aquamarine strikes with sweeping shape and very nice quality! The crystal is gemmy and shows very nice blue color. It's distinct three-dimensional shape is that of a flaring fire with the color of blue ice. Very attractive in person and in great condition!

TR4 - Tourmaline - 5800€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 6.8 x 5.6 x 4.7 cm
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This is a distinctly 3-dimensional and very unique tourmaline cluster! One pink tourmaline with a flat termination is base for a group of two colored tourmalines with pyramidal terminations, protruding almost 90° to the front, right towards the beholder! These tourmalines are pink at the bottom and change color to a light blue only to have another pink zone at the termination. They are all very clear at the inside, show great luster and impressive terminations!
All the lower parts and connections at this piece are veiled by purple lepidolite. The whole piece is just flawless and highly aesthetic in person!