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Mixed Minerals



RT60 - Emerald - 4000€
Leckbachrinne, Habachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 16.7 x 12.5 x 6.4 cm
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No, there is nothing wrong or exaggerated at the picture: this incredibly vibrant color is real! This large and impressive matrix of characteristic mica schist holds several brilliant emerald crystals that strongly contrast with the silvery background. The emerald is lustrous and gemmy but most outstanding is the intensive color that we have hardly ever seen on Habachtal emerald. Embedded in naturally broken matrix of just the right proportion, this is a fantastic piece of rarely seen quality!


SL19 - Fluorite - 900€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 10.3 x 7.2 x 5.5 cm
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I love the dramatic contrast of white quartz matrix and firing purple fluorite! The fluorite itself is all etched and shines from the inside, which is a mixture of dark purple, bright pink and some colorless spots. This whole piece is in excellent condition, highly aesthetic and of great visual impact!


PB167 - Pyrite with Sphalerite and Calcite - 650€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.3 x 5.8 x 2.4 cm
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These dodecahedral pyrite crystals have grown on a massive sphalerite matrix. The aesthetics of pyrite, sphalerite and calcite are combining to an astonishing sight on this specimen. The balance here is exceptional as black, gold and white are forming a harmonic union. Some of the side crystals show tiny chips but fortunately the larger main crystals are virtually perfect and of brilliant quality. An extraordinary piece of great combination!


RK428 - Quartz - 1250€
Erzwies, Gastein Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 22 x 10.6 x 7.5 cm
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A very massy single quartz crystal of striking luster and a distinct Alpine characteristic. It is translucent to transparent, especially the lower body is very clear. The shiny surface shows many details, stepped growth, striation and corrugated faces. The bottom of this quartz is mainly rehealed and holds some matrix fragment, a piece of pericline with iron oxide coating. Overall this is a remarkable piece in person that impresses with high quality and massive size alike!


FA316 - Calcite - 3500€
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 11.4 x 5.9 x 5.6 cm
 
 
 

What a stunning twin from the Elmwood Mine! This crystal has a beautiful shape, is very gemmy with a deep cognac color and great luster.The specimen is well-crystallized all around and at the base it is grown into some matrix. It is definitely a perfect fit for all advanced collectores, who are looking for a very good specimen from this mine. Very 3-dimensional and much better in person!


FA335 - Demantoid - 2750€
Antetezambato, Ambanha District, Diana Region, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar
Size: 12.9 x 7.2 x 3.6 cm
 
 
 

Many crystals of very good quality, up to 1.5 cm in size, are well-placed on the very typical matrix for this locale. On this specimen you find both, demantoide and also topazolite, what is visible through the difference in color. Much better in person!


RK76 - Bastnäsite - 1450€
Zagi Mts, Hameed Abad Kafoor Dheri, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 3.5 x 1.3 x 1 cm
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The size of this crystal is just impressive, considering the rareness of this mineral. Still, what’s most attractive about this piece is the spectacular coloring of a golden brown and a deep cherry red at the center. I have to admit, the pictures and video do not give enough credit to this remarkable aspect. The main flaw about this specimen is a damaged area at the side of the crystal. Still, this bastnäsite is a pleasure for the eye that has a lot to offer: great color, size, termination and generally an excellent impact.


LA22 - Quartz var. Amethyst - 6500€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 6.5 x 3.6 x 2.2 cm
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Color, luster and sharpness of this amethyst are downright marvelous!This is more then a single crystal and we have only rarely seen crystals of this visual impression. Especially the dark purple coloring of the scepter is amazing and very nicely visible due to its clarity and surface. The surface itself is smooth at the termination and striated at the body with very good luster. A wonderful detail of this specimen is the second crystal that pokes out at the bottom of the main crystal and adds much to the overall aesthetics of this specimen.


RK67 - Quartz Phantom - 390€
Seminario farm, Joaquim Felicio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 9.7 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
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This beautiful quartz holds a terrific phantom inside its glassy body. The fantastic thing about it is that you can view the chlorite phantom literally from all sides as the quartz has no crack and no cloudy regions. Accompanied by a smaller quartz at the side, this crystal impresses with many details and a nice combination of colors at surface and innards. The crystal has one chip at the tip, but is cheaper therefore and still a real jewel!


TN31 - Rutile with Hematite - 2350€
Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil
Size: 10 x 6 x 4.2 cm
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Like a sculpture of solid light, this specimen stands out as a magnificent and elegant piece. It is out of a smaller find from two years ago. Only few specimens arrive at the market these last years, so we are happy to present such a brilliant piece. The whole sculpture is in perfect condition and remarkably beautiful. Outstanding for its lovely aesthetics and the superb quality alike.Please note: Due to its fragility hand delivery is a must at this specimen. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting!


TN36 - Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz - 950€
Shangbao, Leiyang Co., Hengyang Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.7 x 5 x 3.9 cm
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This combination of fluorite, pyrite, quartz and some calcite is uniquely graceful! The perfect contrast underlines the bright purple color of this lustrous and clear fluorite. Supported by sparkling pyrite cubes and white quartz and calcite the appearance of this specimen is just dramatic. This piece is even a floater and thus beautifully crystallized on all sides. This piece was in the collection of Paul Geffner and we are happy to offer a piece of such a fantastic composition!


RK89 - Bastnäsite - 450€
Zagi Mountain, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Size: 2.2 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
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This is a wonderful exemplar of the rare mineral bastnäsite. The crystal shows a satiated oragnge-brown color and is limpid. The termination is complete and undamaged. Also the bottom is crystallized and despite a contact at the lower backside there is nothing to worry about at this specimen. A rare marvel of superb quality!