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Mixed Minerals

PT164 - Tourmaline on Quartz - 2800€
Morro Redondo mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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The single main elbaite crystal dramatically stands out from a quartz that’s part lustrous, part covered with some white coating. The rather transparent quartz crystal grants insight towards several other tourmalines that have been enclosed inside the quartz. In fact also the main tourmaline continues on to the very bottom of the piece where it again protrudes from the quartz. It is a high quality pink crystal that’s totally gemmy with superb luster and a complex termination. The color is uniform throughout the crystal but changes to a light greenish at the termination. Beautiful and in very best condition!

PH320 - Bornite - 1200€
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 8.2 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm
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Several isolated bornite crystals of dark purplish color are perched on a beautiful quartz studded matrix. While some of the crystals are sharply defined, some others are overgrown by a second bornite generation. The whole piece is without damage down to the smallest quartz crystals. At closer inspection the color is much more divers than seen at first glance. Grey gives way to intensive purple, golden, brown and blue parts. Very attractive and well developed overall!

SL51 - Fluorite - 950€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 11.9 x 8.1 x 7.4 cm
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This is a complete floater, heavily etched all around yet at some areas still showing the original cubical crystal habit! The color is a combination of very light green and violet, showing very interesting zoning throughout the crystal. Some limonite inclusions add an earthy-brown color here and there though most of the fluorite is just transparent and flawless! It is all complete and perfect all around! A stunning specimen from this important locale which is very remarkable in person!

FA97 - Vanadinite and Barite - 650€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 12.1 x 7.8 x 6.3 cm
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Mibladen, the world's leading source for high class vanadinite! No other locality has produced such a rich selection of vanadinite specimens of quality and beauty! This specimen is an exceptionally fine piece that shows dark cherry-red crystals of gemmy quality on a vibrant matrix. White tabular barite and dark brown rock is covered in a black, heavily contrasting coating. This 3-dimensional landscape hosts a large number of vanadinite crystals in a size range of almost immeasurably small up to 1.5 cm in diameter. Apealingly beautiful for its particularly nice composition and in superb condition all around, this is a remarkable specimen!

AB43 - Quartz - 180€
Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7 x 5.3 x 4.2 cm
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A lovely group of quartz crystal in very best condition all around! The crystals are set on a very thin plate - obviously a mix of quartz, chlorite and limonite - that is completely crystallized on the bottom. The quartz is of rather good quality, glassy and lustrous, with all perfect pyramidal terminations. The periphery is contacted but apart from that there is nothing to worry about. Have a look on our video for a better impression!

BL51 - Chalcopyrite with Wolframite - 300€
Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
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This golden shimmering cluster of chalcopyrite, studded with orange calcite, holds a nice surprise: Atop the sparkling landscape stands a pair of crosswisely arranged wolframite crystals. The wolframite are a little over 1 cm long, flawless and lustrous!
Overall this specimen is a floater with only some peripheral contacts but hardly anything noteworthy. A totally lovely specimen in person!

KA27 - Fluorite - 2800€
Bergbau Rabenstein, Penser Tal, Sarntal, South Tyrol, Italy
Size: 7.9 x 6.6 x 5.6 cm
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High quality colorless fluorite from this abandoned mine in northern Italy is famous yet extremely rare on the market. The optical clarity of this specimen is characteristic for the locale and especially well visible on the large main crystal that's well over 3 cm on edge! This main fluorite is set on a stepped cluster of evenly transparent crystals. While color and quality are rather uniform about this piece the main crystal sets itself apart from the rest through its great size and the resulting window-like front face that grants a view upon the blueish, opaque interior. The whole specimen is in exceptional condition with only very insignificant edgewear. An outstanding piece from this rare locale!

LT1 - Fluorite with Quartz - 880€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 7.2 x 6.2 x 5.7 cm
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These pale green fluorite octahedrons from Mundo Nuevo have been discoveren in 2009 and are quite unique for the region, considering their attractive appearance and the superb quality! This single octahedron is translucent in a very homogenic way with a beautifully structured surface that is all flawless. It is grown on a small group of needl-quartz, acting as matrix but not disturbing from the sharp aesthetics of this fluorite specimen. Simpe and elegant on 360° as you can very well see in our video!

FM029 - Rose Quartz - 2200€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.6 x 5.6 x 2.3 cm
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Good crystallized rose quartz is a Brazil-exclusive thing and this fine specimen is no exception. It’s a strikingly beautiful structure of rose quartz crystals in very different sizes and shapes that makes the all-quartz specimen look like some vivid piece of art. From layers of solid quartz covered in fine micro-crystals to larger well defined prisms this specimen holds a fascinating variety. The quartz is all great luster and intensive color on a sweeping shape! The backside is totally flat as it seems to have been grown on some kind of crystal, probably feldspar as there is still some residue visible. Size and quality of this rose quartz specimen are absolutely stunning and very much elegant in person!

PB36 - Augelite with Quartz - 800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
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Composition and aesthetics of this augelite specimen are absolutely catchy and highly appealing. The gemmy, apple green augelite crystals of up to 1.2 cm in size are prominently presented atop a quartz-cluster. While the quartz shows some contacts the augelite is abolutely perfect and sharp. An outstanding piece from the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, where by far the worlds best augelite has been found to date.

OT27 - Topaz - 1800€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
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Gemmy, lustrous, sharp topaz with an elegant greenish tinge from Hematita! The locale is better known for its alexandrite appearance, but in recent years some very fine topaz finds have been done. This specimen has the straight and sharp frame of a cut gem, with a limpid body that has only very few internal cracks. The surface is highly lustrous and shows a lovely structure. The condition is near-perfect with only very minimal edge-wear. A brilliant little specimen of best topaz quality!

PF1 - Tourmaline - 680€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm
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A complex, pristine tourmaline specimen that combines several crystal, all with sharp cut terminations and lovely open colors! The gemmy crystals display distinct color zoning, from pink to green, white and pink again at the termination. Very lovely and in flawless condition!