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FA301 - Calcite - 2800€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 13.5 x 11.5 x 8.7 cm
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A large cluster of calcite crystals with super luster, nice honey-yellow color and no damage to speak of. The crystals are translucent to transparent rhombs up to 6 cm on edge, alternated by small fill-in crystals, equally bright and perfect. This is a classic type of stepped grown Tsumeb calcite of such superb quality as only this famous Mine was able to produce!

PB94 - Augelite on Quartz - 1800€
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.

RT16 - Quartz - 4500€
Cavradi, Val Curnera, Tujetsch, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 14 x 11.6 x 4.8 cm
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A fascinating floater specimen of water-clear, towering quartz on matrix. This piece is crystallized all over, shows a perfectly aesthetic outline and a great variety of doubly terminated crystals. There are no downsides her, only a large diversity of nice details. At very close inspection there are some small chips but nothing of significance. A brilliant quartz floater of characteristically high Cavradi quality!

FJ43 - Aquamarine - 1100€
Palmital claim, Minas Novas, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.7 x 6.1 x 4.2 cm
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Completely etched on all sides, glassy and highly lustrous, this unusual aquamarine is a weirdly beautiful sculpture. The color is a intensive greenish blue that is very well visible even in more unfavourable light conditions. The crystal is not perfect yet in great condition with only some minor scratches or minimal chips which are hard to see on a highly structured piece like this. An intriguing floater crystal, full of charming little details!

AK6 - Scheelite on Quartz - 630€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.2 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm
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While commonly orange, yellow or brown, this perfect single scheelite crystal shows a distinct purple coloring that radiates from the highly lustrous surface. The sharp crystal shows five out of six possible tetrahedal tips and is beautifully attached to a white, sparkling quartz crystal that is a floater and completely flawless! Absolutely spectacular in quality and aesthetics! The little tetrahedrons you can see upon the scheelites faces are small chalcopyrite crystals. Absolutely rare and a 100% lovely in person!

ZH5 - Fluorite - Sold
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 6.6 x 6.5 x 3.1 cm
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The octahedral fluorite aggregate on this matrix specimen is a staggering 4.6 cm in total, shows intensively pink color and is beautifully developed. The white feldspar matrix provides stark contrast in perfect proportion. I can't remember seeing any specimen from Zinggenstock of such exceptional dimension, especially in such flawless condition! Absolutely spectacular in person!

AP15 - Hematite - 350€ - On Hold
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertaler Alpen, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm
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This thumbnail hematite specimen is absolutely brilliant on both sides and completely free of damage! The lovely developed rosette of stacked hematite plates forms a sparkling miracle of utter beauty! The bottom is contacted but not broken!
Atop the front face you can find some small quartz crystals which add a little more live to this specimen. Absolutely gorgeous in person!

EP14 - Epidote - 260€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.7 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
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This epidote specimen is from a recent find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way.This is basically a singly "bow tie" cluster, distinctively developed and with bright luster! It is free of any damage or contacts. The front face is partly encrusted in light green epidote microcrystals.
A piece of distinct shape and characteristics!

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!

PB114 - Pyrite - 750€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 10.7 x 7.7 x 4.5 cm
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Shiny like a disco ball and perfectly developed on all sides, this is a superb pyrite floater of best quality. While the frontside has the larger crystals - the cubes are up to 1.5 cm on edge - the backside is more delicate, nested and shows beautiful striations. Aside of some very minor edgewear this piece is in excellent condition, very attractive and sculptural in person!

FJ10 - Spessartine - 4800€
Navegadora claim, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm
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Incredible, juicy, cranberry-red color radiates from this fine specimen even at low light, waiting to explode at direct illumination. The massive crystal is quite dark due to its thickness and some internal cracks but downlight definitely does the trick and reveals the gemmy blood-red crystal!
The spessartine is a complete floater and associated with some quartz, muscovite and white feldspar, probably cleavelandite. It is an exceptional piece that shows the fantastic quality the Navegadora claim is famous for. Even at close inspection I could fine only one small chip at the side, not more than 5 mm long and almost impossible to detect.This is a great, massive spessartine of superb aesthetics that exists only to present its beautiful surface structure and incredible red color!