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FA292 - Fluorite - 850€
Okorusu Mine, Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
Size: 10.8 x 7.9 x 4.5 cm
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Large cuboctahedral fluorite crystals of fantastically bright green color and great luster are stacked upon each other to shape this brilliant piece. The periphery is contacted but not broken or otherwise damaged. Okorusu fluorite is nealry always crystallized as straight cubes, which makes this combination shape of cube and octahedron most unusual and rare. Still, what most dramatically impresses at this piece is the rich emerald green color that glows inside this specimen. Sure, it needs some direct backlight, but when provided this is a real stunner!


PB169 - Boulangerite - Sold
Quiruvilca District, La Libertad Department, Santiago de Chucu Province, Peru
Size: 7.6 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
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Fragile! Hundreds of incredibly thin boulangerite hairs are litereally interwoven on a piece of quartz matrix to form a lovely piece that nicely reminds of a ball of wool. An exceptionally aesthetic piece of perfect balance. It is depicted on page 58 of the book "Peru, Paradise of Minerals", a collection of Perus best mineral specimens. Before I managed to buy this piece it was part of the collection of the Museum Andres Del Castillo in Lima, which I personally visited this spring. A rare and appealing piece alike with no considerable damage at all.


RQ6 - Fluorite - Sold
Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14.7 x 10.2 x 9.3 cm
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This is a superb piece from the Rieding area at Weisseck that shows exceptionally large fluorite cubes up to 3 cm on edge on a limestone matrix!
The fluorite shows a nice green to blue color - depending on the light color - and is largely transparent. The surface is frosted, yet leaves enough insight into the clear crystals. Large and impressive with tightly packed crystals of great quality and color!
This piece was found in 1997 by my father Anton Watzl senior!


ZA2 - Epidote with Albite and Apatite - Sold
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 17 x 10.6 x 8 cm
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An unusually rich paragenesis from the Knappenwand that shows a well balanced composition of epidote and albite in combination with some apatite and byssolite. The epidote comes in two generations, a grass-green coating of sparkling micro-crystals that covers around half of the rocks surface and a second generation of larger crystals, characteristic for Knappenwand specimens. This epidote stands in contrast to the snow-white adularia that forms cloud-like clusters on the specimens upper half. Small apatite crystals up to 0.5 cm in diameter are distributed between the epidote. This rock is naturally broken and shows us a paragenesis thats very much characteristic for the locale, yet surprisingly rich and detailed!


BR05 - Fluorite - 2200€
Halsbrücke, Freiberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 10.2 x 9.1 x 5.5 cm
 
 
 

What an amazing fluorite! The main crystal is situated on a "first generation" of fluorite with white color what makes a very good contrast to the purple main crystal! Also the back side is crystallized very well mainly consisting of galena! Some edge wear is present on this specimen, though the great color, gemminess and aesthetics are really outstanding and most important to this specimen. This specimen comes with two historic labels! (Ex U.S. National Museum, ex J. Williams collection)


PB94 - Augelite on Quartz - Sold
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm
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The focus of this specimen is clearly on the main augelite crystal. The casing of sharp and lustrous crystal faces is almost bursting with fabulous, radiant green. The augelite is gemmy and in practically perfect condition with just one minuscule contact. You rarely see crystals of such deep coloring as most of them are much paler with dull surfaces. What we have here is something else entirely, a real jewel. The matrix is of glassy white quartz with some smaller green augelite spread between them. It is a floater and free of damage. I recommend our video for a better view on the 3-dimensional qualities and the sparkling luster.


PB29 - Scheelite with Stolzite and Huebnerite and Quartz - Sold
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 5.6 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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A strinking combination of transparent long prismatic quartz supporting a cluster of octahedral scheelite crystals, covered in bright signal yellow stolzite. It is a very much 3-dimensional piece and a great example for the famous and utterly unique 2014 find at Mundo Nuevo Mine. Right through the center runs a single hübnerite crystal, also typical for the locale. Highly attractive and rare, this is a unusual combination-piece of great importance!


OK239 - Epidote on Quartz - 4700€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 5.4 x 3.7 cm
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While Austria is known for its world class epidote it is extremely diffcult to find epidote from Switzerland. And if you ever do they are usually small or ugly or both. This specimen is actually one of the very best ones I have ever seen. Not only is the epidote unusually large and well crystallized but also is the overall aesthetic of the specimen just stunning and exceptional! The epidote is 3.8 cm long, flawless, mostly transparent and with a characteristic mossy green color. It is prominently set on a group of colorless glassy quartz that is equally perfect. The whole specimen is like a sculpture and very 3-dimensional, as you can see in our video!


RK78 - Uvarovite - 2700€
Outokumpo Cu-Zn deposit, Eastern Finland Region, Finland
Size: 6 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
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A downright European classic from this old location in Finland! This one single, 1.7 cm crystal perfectly rests on a beautiful matrix and catches the eye of the viewer. It's almost impossible to obtain these specimens nowadays if you are not lucky enough to lay hands on an old collection. Its perfect composition and the sheer size of the crystal are what make this piece unique. Wonderful and mysterious alike!


FA46 - Anatase - 3700€
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Size: 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
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This breathtaking anatase crystal is 2 cm large and a real stunner!Aside of one insignificant very tiny chip, this crystal is just brilliant and in great condition. The flat-topped crystal nicely sits on a beautiful matrix of grey rock with crystallized white feldspar and brown accents of iron oxide. As digging in Hardangervidda is prohibited today, good pieces from this region are getting more and more rare at the market. Luckily we were able to lay hands on this fantastic piece of spectacular size and quality!


LA12 - Opal - 360€
Khorixas, Namibia
Size: 6.4 x 4.6 x 3.7 cm
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Found in spring 2014 this specimen is a fine example for the extremely rare species of Opal-CT (tridymite crystobalite opal). The striking turquoise Paraiba-color is caused by copper and catches the eye instantly. The main view is impressive for its strong color and the sheer rareness of this material. Absolutely outstanding on an international level!


CM34 - Bornite on Calcite with Quartz - 260€
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
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A jagged cluster of white calcite holds a number of grey to copper colored bornite, grown all over the ridge. The calcite itself is set on a pretty sheet of quartz covered matrix. Much better in person due to its classic and 3-dimensional feel!