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Mixed Minerals

IS1 - Tourmaline - 1100€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 5.6 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
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A fine, colorful tourmaline specimen that carries the beauty of Afghanistans mineral richness. It has four color zones: pink to light orange at the base, a thin colorless zone, a bright apple green one and pink at the termination! Especially the green zone is exceptionally gemmy and clear! The surface is lustorus on all sides, the termination is very well cut with a total of nine lustous faces! There is no damage all around. What looks like a repair at the upper third is nothing but an internal crack. Very bright and of great color and gemmyness as you can also see in the video!

NP5 - Quartz - 580€
Turbenalp, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 14.7 x 11.7 x 8.1 cm
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An untamed, vivid composition of large, blocky quartz crystals on a 3-dimensional gneiss matrix with limonite, muscovite and adularia hiding in the corners. The quartz is all glassy and highly lustrous with perfect pointed terminations. All over this is a specimen that's full of details and hidden beauty. Have a look on the video for a better impression!

SA2 - Fluorite - 1300€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 12 x 7.4 x 4.7 cm
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An amazingly beautiful group of water-clear fluorite cubes with fresh blueish green color. The crystals vary in size with the largest crystal at the center reaching around 4 cm even though this is kind of hard to measure exactly due to some modified edges, rounded faces and crystals that are stacked upon and grown into each other. Absolutely marvelous and with impressively large crystals for the locale! The surface is largely of best luster without any abrasions or the like. The fluorite is grown on a thin piece of feldspar that is crystallized with tiny pink fluorite at the bottom. The periphery shows some minor contacts but is mostly just perfect. A compact piece of elegant beauty!

DS838 - Fluorite - 1700€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 11 x 9.5 x 8 cm
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This impressive piece appears like a large ball of pure purple. It is in very good condition with a re-healed contact at the back. At the backside there is a natural and completely crystallized hole as you can very well see in our video. Similar to many other specimens we have seen from this locale, this fluorite is slightly etched and shows a landscape of stacked together cubical crystals. The satiated purple color is typical for Zogno and amazingly beautiful. Unusually large and of great quality!

GN511 - Epidote - 950€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm
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I have seen many pieces from that locale that are just too tightly packed and chaotic but this one is very clearly defined: A couple of smaller epidotes prominently hold a 4.7 cm large single bow-tie atop that is of absolue perfection! Also the smaller crystals are flawless with only some minor contacts near the base and only on the backside. The whole piece is practically a floater of sharply developed, highly lustrous, jet-black epidote that shows particularly sweeping aesthetics!

RP331 - Azurite - 1900€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
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The azurite sits like a flower on this one, supported by an almost black, elongated piece of matrix. Some tiny sprays of green malachite are present as is characteristic for azurite specimens in general. The azurite shows just spectacular "electric" blue color and is in brilliant condition all around. Milpillas Mine is famous for splendid quality and this very specimen shows us why. Jutting out, sharp crystals of fantastic gemmy quality are perfectly presented and beautifully arranged. An excellent sculpturesque Azurite without any downsides!

GM8 - Quartz - 5000€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 10.6 x 5 cm
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Perfectly transparent colorless quartz, spectacularly composed and in flawless condition forms this incredible piece of highest quality. The quartz is all lustrous and glassy, offering a perfect view to the byssolite lying beneath it. The many crystal faces sparkle with light as you can very well see in our video, spreading attractive green color. A major specimen of utter quality from Val Gronda da Cavrein.

MI6 - Barite - 3500€
Frizington, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumberland, Cumbria, England, UK
Size: 10.2 x 9 x 3.3 cm
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Barite from Cumberland is an old-time classic and this piece totally shows us why! A large and dominant crystal of blue barite sits on the red matrix which makes for an unusual and very appealing color combination! The barite itself is perfectly developed on all sides, is in best condition and has quite intensive light blue color. Through the partly transparent barite you can see the red hematite coating that covers the backside. Hematite and - especially at the fully crystallized backside - Dolomite microcrystals are rounding out the piece. A beautiful specimen of superb quality and wonderful aesthetics!

MI10 - Quartz - 950€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 8.8 x 7.7 x 7.7 cm
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High quality, best condition and a distinctive aesthetics make this piece special and recognisable among the large number of Alpine quartz specimens. The matrix is a sparkling landscape of albite and quartz microcrystal from which a number of larger crystals emerge. At the very center of the 3-dimensional piece stands a spray of elongated prisms that make for a attractive and very much distinctive look! The quartz is transparent, lustrous and sharp, showing hardly any signs of abrasion or damage - with the exception of a small chip at the larger crystals tip thats but hardly visible on a remarkable and complex piece like this. Simply beautiful!

GD1 - Quartz Sceptre - 4000€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 4.2 x 3.6 cm
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Luster, clarity and composition of this outstanding specimen are absolutely gorgeous and unique! I had this piece in my personal collection for many years and for a good reason! The sceptres head is sharply cut with a complex design that is in parts constructed from doubly terminated crystals. Pyramidal faces show "Fenster" which adds even more to the exceptional beauty! This glassy sceptre head is set on a slightly milky stem with very aesthetic side-crystals all of which are perfect and with re-crystallized contact faces. There is one very tiny chip near the tip but which is only visibly in very close inspection. All in all this is a remarkable piece that really catches the eye with pristine quality!

BM2 - Tourmaline with Quartz - 3750€
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 8.4 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm
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A new 2018 tourmaline pocket has been opened in the Pyingyi Taung region, somewhere close to the village Let Pan Hla, and the found specimens by far outshine all previous finds of this mineral in the region! The intensive cherry-red color as seen in the pictures is not exaggerated at all and best sparkling luster even emphasizes the pristine quality and aesthetics! Amidst those sparkling tourmalines is a single transparent quartz crystal which provides a nice contrast to the intensively colored tourmalines. All is set on a rock matrix that is covered in a mix of red and dark green tourmaline as well as some white quartz. There are some contacts distributed about the matrix but all main crystals are perefctly intact and of best sparkling gem quality! Absolutely wonderful and with a distinct natural look!

WZ28 - Fluorite - 1600€
Riedingsee, Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 24 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm
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"Weißeck" is catchphrase for every collector of Alpine treasures! Fluorite specimen of this famous and classic locale are often of very appealing color and good quality though they have become scarce on the market.
This incredible specimen is just HUGE with hundreds of stacked fluorite cubes up to just under 3 cm on edge. The color is a charming pastel green, the crystals are all transparent with good to very good luster! There are some peripheral contacts but the whole of the main view is virtually perfect and even the backside is largely crystallized with green fluorite cubes.
An absolutely stunning eye-catcher of tremendous size!