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YB1 - Tourmaline on Feldspar and Smoky Quartz - Sold
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 11.4 x 9.1 x 8.7 cm
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One year ago, in autumn 2017, a new pocket has been opened in Paprok and it yielded a spectacular treasure! Among a couple of average to good tourmaline specimens was this fantastic masterpiece that amazes with high-class quality and textbook aesthetics alike! The rather large and massy main crystal - it has a diameter of 5.7 cm - shows absolutely striking open green color that contrasts with the white, silvery sparkling cleavelandite and the sharp edged, slightly smoky quartz that are distinctively arranged around the crystals base! Inspite of the flat termination this specimen has a unusually elegant appeal due to a fascinating sparkling surface structure at the top and the well defined heart-shape, which is extremely rare! This heart-shape indeed is one of the most exquisite features, one that I haven't seen on the market for ages! The crystal itself is totally brilliant, gemmy and with best luster! Characteristic for the mineral the prism faces show striations with two emerging side crystals that add even more life to this already breathtaking specimen! Even under room-ligth illumination the piece unfolds its fascinating, almost magical emerald green color which is even more impressive when cosidering the thickness of the tourmaline! Apart from a couple of very flat restaurations at the termination, the whole piece is in flawless condition, all natural and perfect! Ideal composition, highest crystal quality, the unusual heart-shape and the open emerald green color all add up to a masterful specimen of uttermost impact!


JH01 - Fluorite - Sold
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 8.1 x 5.8 x 3.9 cm
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Seldomly have I seen fluorite specimen of such extraordinary quality and graceful aesthetics!While the picture and video show the fabulous beauty of this piece in an elegant way, they could never do justice to the tremendous impact, this fluorite offers in person. The pink color that lies in this lovely cluster of octahedral fluorite crystals is nicely visible even in low light and on all sides alike. The specimen is crowded with charming fluorite crystals of differing size on all sides. Truly unique and a real Peruvian treasure. Price on request


MT4 - Spinel - Sold
Mogok Township, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 9.2 x 8 x 6.1 cm
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A single spinel octahedron of striking red color, great clarity and sharp development sits on a white, contrasting marble matrix. The matrix is studded with some specks of golden pyrite and pink spinel which makes for a beautiful landscape to surround the dramatic main crystal!
The piece is in best condition and presents the flawless main crystal in a most beautiful way!
A classic gem of marvelous quality and aesthetics!


WZ40 - Fluorite on Quartz - Sold
Sommerloch, Gerstenegg, Grimsel, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Size: 8.6 x 6.9 x 4.5 cm
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This is among the few best fluorite specimens of the famous "Sommerloch" and it is truly spectacular! Lovely pink fluorite octahedrons are towering up on a cluster of water-clear quartz that is all perfect. The backside is a completely re-crystallized contact zone with no damage at all. The fluorite is transparent, shows a distinct color and shimmering luster. And not a single scratch! Have a look on our video to see the vivid aesthetic in life!


SR2 - Anhydrite - Sold
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 8 x 7.1 x 5.3 cm
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Anhydrit is a superrare mineral that has almost exclusively been found at Swiss tunneling sites, the Simplon Tunnel in the early 20th century and the recent NEAT Tunnel.
This specimen is for sure one of the very best pieces of this species ever found! Size and excellent aesthetics combined are just unbeatable! The clear, purplish crystals are 3-dimensionally arranged around a dominant main crystal that's 3.3 cm thick! The whole specimen is sugar-coated with sparkling stilbite crystals that make for a very much unique and lovely appearance.
This is an exceptional piece of best aesthetics and superb crystal quality that is simply iconic for the mineral!


KI19 - Rubellite with Mica - Sold
Malkhan pegmatite field, Krasnyi Chikoy, Transbaikalia, Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Size: 14 x 7.8 x 5.9 cm
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This rubellite is huge and brilliant example from this classic locale, that strikes not only with its dominant size but also with quality and aesthetics. The single deep red crystal is over 6 cm on edge and perfectly developed on all sides with a distinct pointed termination. The luster is especially good at the front side, showing sparkling striations. The color is an intensive raspberry red that's easily lit even at roomlight. The already striking aesthetic is much enhanced by some contrasting white mica. The whole specimen is complete and in best condition. An excellent piece that shows outstandingly high quality for the locale!


FA74 - Manganite - Sold
Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz Mts, Thuringia, Germany
Size: 8.3 x 6.3 x 4.7 cm
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This impressive manganite comes from the classic locality Ilfeld in Germany. The crystals are highly lustrous, grown together and have a wonderful metallic color. They are up to 5.5 cm in length and well terminated. Except some contacts at the sides, this cluster is free of damage. The mine was closed many years ago already, why it is very hard to find a group of this calibre on the market. Very 3-dimensional and impactful!


TA13 - Rhodochrosite - Sold
N`Chwaning II Mine, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Size: 4.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm
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Like a juicy bowl of strawberries, this freshly red colored rhodochrosite is utterly appealing.Most striking about it is the rare “wheat-sheaf” habit, which is famous for the N’Chwaning Mines, and a most desired attribute to have. The brilliant red color, the sparklingly lustrous surface and the limpidness of the crystals on this specimen is breathtaking. The crystals are clustered on a black manganese-matrix, which provides the perfect contrast for this wonderful piece that is perfect as well on the backside. For a better view of the quality, just follow the video-link and prepare to be amazed!


OT47 - Topaz - Sold
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 12 x 9 x 6.7 cm
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A major piece from a unique find at Hematita near Antônio Dias which is better known for some blue topaz finds in the recent past. This specimen holds a greenish yellow color like a pale heliodor and impresses with sheer volume! 1.28 kg of solid topaz, gemmy and with a flawless chisel-tip termination. The bottom is a re-crystallized cleavage surface with some insignificant damage at the back that is absolutely not visible from the front. An important and utterly impressive single topaz from this uncommon locale!


KI5 - Liddicoatite - Sold
Antsira Mine, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 6.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
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This single, doubly terminated liddicoatite crystal was the best out of a recent pocket and strikes with its totally unique color. Both, the pyramidal and the flat termination shine with a bright candy-pink color that I have hardly ever seen in this extent on tourmaline! The color then changes to a deep cherry red, a mossy green and some white and orange patches. While the middle section need rather strong backlight, the terminations shine even in roomlight! With no damage to speak of, this is a fantastic single tourmaline crystal from a new find in the Sahatany Valley!


WZ22 - Hematite - Sold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 8.3 x 2.8 cm
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This iconic iron rose from the famous locale Mörchnerkar is a classic specimen of uttermost importance! After many years in the collections of Andreas Weerth and my father Anton Watzl sen. I am happy to offer you this awe-inspiring specimen! Almost 10 cm in size, heavy and all perfect on both front AND backside. Lovely rosettes of mirroring hematite are decently studded with some small quartz crystals to pefect the breathtaking aesthetics. Especially the backside shows distinctly bevelled edges which makes it absolutely unbeatable when it comes to elegance and beauty. Absolutely spectacular and a real classic!


RQ2 - Demantoid - Sold
Valmalenco, Lombardei, Italy
Size: 11.6 x 10.6 x 3.5 cm
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Demantoid from Valmalenco counts among the most important minerals from the whole Alpine region and easily stands international comparison. This is one of the best pieces I have ever seen coming from there, especially when it comes to crystal quality. The garnet is sharp, superbly lustrous and of intensive deep green color that radiates from the gemmy crystals. Situated on a white asbestic-matrix, the single isolated crystals are perfectly emphasized and sparkle like jewels! A real masterpiece of breathtakine quality without any downsides!