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Mixed Minerals

AC07 - Tourmaline - 2600€
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 6.9 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm
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Delicate and highly appealing to the eye this tourmaline offers light turquoise coloring with a distinct pink termination. A pink terminated side-crystal at the front face adds a nice aspect and breaks the straight shape. The termination of the main crystal shows an interesting and distinct imprint of another crystal that leaves an unusual shape, but is fully recrystallized. Atop the imprint, there is some white feldspar covering visible. Altogether the main property about this specimen is the graceful coloring that makes it memorable.

RK358 - Rutile on Quartz - 850€
Grimsel, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 5.4 x 5 x 2.8 cm
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This small cabinet quartz specimen prominently holds a metallically shimmering sagenite grid, around 1.7 cm in diameter. Several rutile needles spread from the sagenite, penetrading through solid, glassy quartz. This whole piece is in excellent condition with a crystallized backside that is strewn with tiny rutile and anatase crystals. An attractive specimen with its very own unusual aesthetics!

BK10 - Fluorite - 480€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.5 x 5.9 x 5.2 cm
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Another beautiful fluorite of high quality!

SS11 - Quartz - 450€
Surrein, Sedrun, Tujetsch, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 7 x 5.9 x 3.7 cm
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The attractive honey-yellow color, provided by a layer of iron oxide, makes this quartz specimen a brilliant choice for every collector of Alpine variety. It is a floater in overall good condition though admittedly not completely perfect. Excellent luster, clarity and color combine to a sparkling fireworks as you can very well see in our video.

FJ3 - Fluorite - 4500€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 18.5 x 14.1 x 9.5 cm
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This is a huge and simply incredible specimen from Zogno! Not only is it the impressive size or the combination of distinct cubical crystal shape and amorphous etches. What is totally striking here is the fantastic color that virtually explodes from this piece at direct backlight. Depending on the light-temperature the fluorite shines in a dark satiated purple at warm light or intensive blue at colder light. The whole cluster is in perfect condition and has no downsides. Absolutely brilliant and amazing!

FA87 - Vanadinite - 430€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 5 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm
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The red and orange coloring of ripe apples draws the eye to this superb vanadinite specimen. The crystals on this floater are of highest quality, sharp-edged, brightly colored and with brilliant luster. Nested on a baryte-matrix, this piece shows lovely aesthetics without any downsides. Shortly put, this piece is stunningly beautiful!

RK181 - Huebnerite - 3800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 10.5 x 8.5 x 5.2 cm
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When speaking of huebnerite one inevitably thinks of Peru, where all major deposits are located. Large crystals of great luster, associated with brilliant quartz make for amazingly beautiful mineral specimens. In respect of quality and aesthetics this huebnerite specimen is absolutely unbeatable. Amidst of milky white to glassy transparent quartz crystals of differing size one huebnerite aggregate majestically stands out in great contrast. The huebnerite is mostly metallic black but bleeding red color through every seam. A fantastic visual effect on this distinctly 3-dimensional piece. There are peripheral contacts but no damage whatsoever. An incredibly beautiful, aeshtetic, imposing specimen of world class quality!

NL19 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite - 1950€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 10.6 x 7.7 x 3.3 cm
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A gorgeous fluorite of very fine quality is well situatet on a beutiful matrix, consisting of a layer of small quartz crystals and snow white crystals of barite. The fluroite is completely free of damage and has a size of 1.5 cm on edge! I named this piece "the rabbit", because of it's special shape! The picture speakes for itself here!

TN51 - Aquamarine and Albite - 5500€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.8 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm
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A perfectly clear aquamarine with an excellent, modified termination is wearing a coat of white albite, perfectly crystallized and free of damage. Every single crystal face is sparkingly lustrous, no matter where you are looking at. The aquamarine holds some appealing inclusions of schorl that are nicely visible through the water-clear crystal and add a distinct contrast. There are internal cracks visible, but no breaks or repairs. A perfect aquamarine with its own special charm, good cabinet size and unique appearance all around, as you can greatly see in our video! As a small extra, there is a small apatite at the lower left!

GM3 - Quartz - 4300€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 13.3 x 11.7 x 6.7 cm
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Hold on to something, that's as good as it gets! The quality of these quartz crystals, aesthetically arranged on that formidable specimen, is absolutely pristine and the best you will ever find. Extremely lustrous and perfectly clear. You could read a newspaper through the 3.4 cm thick main crystal without any trouble. All side crystals are of matching quality and visually support the main crystal. The untamed aesthetics makes for a real eye-catcher and leaves a natural yet somehow supernatural specimen!

FJ44 - Apatite - 1800€
Fusio, Val Lavizzara, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.5 cm
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Alpine apatite of such large and massy calibre is not just rare but almost impossible to get! This piece has been in several important collections before (we include the labels!) and for a reason. The crystal is translucent to transparent and shows a distinct hexagon although the bottom and backside are very much contacted - yet not broken. Its surface is mostly silky flat but especially the front face is highly lustrous. There is some chloritization present all around the crystal which adds a nice Alpine character. This is without question an outstanding piece that impresses with just huge size for an Alpine apatite!

BK31 - Fluorite on Quartz - 1400€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 11.9 x 10.7 x 8 cm
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WOW, what a beautiful specimen! Many fluorites of beautiful color are well situated on the quartz matrix of yellowish color! The crystals have a size up to 1.2 cm on edge, showing some great phantoms! The dramatic crack in the matrix makes a unique appearance to this specimen, and it is completely stable!