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Mixed Minerals

TB4 - Hematite - 680€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 3.5 x 3 x 1.9 cm
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Unusual, almost botryoidal growth makes this iron rose specimen unique. The several hematite rosettes perched on this adularia matrix are exceedingly thick, yet lovely composed of hundreds of tiny hematite plates. The surface is sparkling in manyfold tempering colors. Very compact, delicate and perfectly developed. An exceptional specimen from Mörchnerkar, home of Austrias best hematite specimens.

IX32 - Quartz Gwindel - 2200€
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 2.6 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm
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An excellent closed gwindel, surprisingly long and with a very distinct twist. The slender shape of this thumbnail specimen makes it very much unusual and exceedingly rare. There is just one minimal ding at the side but otherwise no damage. The crystal is clear with a lustrous surface that ist smooth at the front and slightly chloritized at the back as you can very well see in our video. An absolutely remarkable piece of unique shape!Seidenmatte Oberfläche

RK88 - Barite - 740€
Bou Nahas, Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia, Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco
Size: 9 x 7.8 x 4.7 cm
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This floater is basically an aggregate of sparklingly lustrous barite crystals that exhibit a color range from creamy white to dark smoky brown. The piece is virtually free of damage, with just some minor wear at the backside. I love the shape of a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle composed of hundreds of clustered crystals. A highly lustrous appealing piece of barite with even some matrix at the backside.

PB183 - Quartz - 450€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.2 x 3.2 x 3 cm
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This is a floater that combines two japan-law twins of high quality on a specimen with the unique shape of two loving butterflies. With gemmy clear crystals of virtually flawless condition, this specimen is a true stunner of finest aesthetics.

KB68 - Quartz Sceptre - 1800€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.6 x 4 x 3.5 cm
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A quartz scepter of highest quality, sharp, lustrous and very well defined. The whole crystal is in best condition with only one minimal wilbur at the tip which should not concern you on a fantastic piece like this. The bottom tapers to a pointed termination and is completely crystallized. Some yellowish iron oxide markes this as a characteristic Rauris specimen. Characteristic, yet of exceptionally high quality and outstanding aesthetics. A true stunner in person!

WF3 - Fluorite - 1350€
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 5 x 2.7 cm
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While most comparable pieces of this region are etched from humid acid and thus dull, this very specimen was protected by ice and therefore is fantastically lustrous and sharp. Found in the local permafrost soil, this floater is one of a very little number of pieces. This whole piece is free of damage or even any kind of abrasions. It is a cluster of modified cubical fluorite stacked upon each other to shape this sculpturesque specimen. It needs some backlight to reveal its color but is totally worth it: At cold light the color is almost blue while warm light brings out a beautiful purple as you can see in our picture. An elegant and classy piece from famous Weißeck!

MF21 - Topaz, Quartz, Schorl - 2000€
Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, North of the Skardu Road, Gilgit Division, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.8 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
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A brilliant and outstanding paragenesis, beautifully composed of top-quality minerals. Black schorl crystals with beautifully structured terminations stand aside colorless quartz and a slightly orange topaz crystal. All crystals are flawless, nicely shaped and nested in a snow-white albite matrix. A well balance specimen of unusually fine combination and eye-catching 3-dimensional aesthetics!

IX28 - Smoky Quartz - 950€
Galenstock Mt., Tiefenbach, Urserental, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.8 x 6.7 x 6 cm
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A doubly terminated smoky quartz crystal vertically stands on a matrix that is playfully covered in white feldspar and smoky quartz side-crystals. One lovely detail which very much highlights this whole specimen is the purple, hexagonal apatite crystal at the frontside of the matrix. It's this little color accent that's totally adorable! The apatite is glassy and lustrous and definitely draws attention despite its small size. The whole piece is in remarkably fine condition which is a small wonder on a fragile piece like this. Absolutely stunning in person!

BK16 - Fluorite on Quartz - 1900€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 10.1 x 7 x 6.1 cm
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Another beautiful piece in combination with quartz! The quartz shows a white layer of matrix on the surface and looks gorgeous in person! The fluorite has a beautiful color, which is not as dark as shown on the video! The piece is in a very good condition, just one of the crystlas pinnting to the back has a cleave, which is also very good visible on the photo.

SO101 - Chalcopyrite with Calcite on Quartz - 600€
Boldut Mine, Cavnic, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 14.5 x 9.7 x 6.6 cm
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This massive piece is a well balanced composition of golden chalcopyrite and white quartz that is 360° well crystallized. The exceptionally high quality, brilliant luster and striking gold-color are characteristic for the Boldut Mine. The whole specimen is in outstanding condition with only some edgewear, inevitably on a heavy yet fragile piece like this. This piece is a real eye-catcher that sparkles and shines in direct illumination and presents highest quality chalcopyrite to the viewer.

HW33 - Quartz - 450€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 9.7 x 8.8 x 6.2 cm
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One highly lustrous and transparent quartz crystal of fascinating shape protrudes from a quartz matrix that is perfectly crystallized all over. The quality of the main crystal is absolutely superb with sparkling luster and an interior that is, save for some internal cracks that even improve the reflections, water-clear. At close view you will find some minor scratchs here or there but nothing of concern. An imposing piece that holds an excellently vibrant sheen!

FB44 - Quartz - 860€
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 11.1 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm
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Three elongated Tessin habit quartz crystals are arranged at this specimen to form a distinctive, catchy outline. The crystals are lustrous and clear with some hematite inclusions. The cluster is in overall very good condition despite some inconspicuous chips at the side crystals termination. The quartz sits on a small piece of matrix, a mix of pericline and iron oxide. Definitely an aesthetic specimen all around!