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Mixed Minerals

PA12 - Hematite on Albite with Titanite - Sold
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.8 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm
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When I got this marvel out of the lab I was totally overwhelmed! The rather large hematite rose dramatically sits atop a white contrasting albite matrix of stunning sparkling quality. The hematite itself is 3.3 cm in diameter and massive 1.2 cm thick, all perfect and of brilliant luster. I totally love the aesthetics of this very well balanced piece that is a real eye-catcher in person and free of any damage. If you look closely you can even make out some small apple green titanite among the albite. Absolutely outstanding and impressive!

BK26 - Fluorite on Quartz with Barite - 2550€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 8.8 x 6.8 x 6.3 cm
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A beautiful specimen of highly lustrous fluorite cubes with great purple color and very nice phantoms inside. It is in combination with small quartz and white barite which makes for a fantastic aesthetics. As you can see in our video the piece is crystallized all around and in very best condition. Color contrast, sparkling luster and a sweeping architecture all add for this exceptional Berbes fluorite specimen!

PB134 - Sphalerite - 400€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 6.6 x 6 x 5.1 cm
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Massive towering jet-black sphalerite, well developed as a complete floater with no damage at all. The backside and bottom are covered in lovely white calcite, the front is pure metallic black, a sculpture of intergrown tetrahedral sphalerite. A well aesthetic specimen that is very much appealing on 360°.

AT68 - Tetrahedrite and Pyrite with Quartz - 365€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.7 cm
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This is a cluster of sharp metallic tetrahedrite in association with pyrite and quartz. The piece is in very good shape with only some very minor edge-wear. The largest tetrahedrite is 2.8 cm on edge and flawless. The tetrahedrite cluster sits on some golden shining pyrite and is associated with white quartz crystals. A very attractive and much characteristic paragenesis from the Mundo Nuevo Mine with a direct focus to the tetrahedrite!

UV3 - Hematite with Quartz - 1600€
Monte Prosa, Central St. Gotthard Massif, Tessin (Ticino), Switzerland
Size: 4.5 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm
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Marvelous, blinding luster mirrors the light like a disco ball - much better than the picture can possibly show!
This piece is a real stunner that shows no damage or contacts at all. The backside is encrusted with some chlorite but even that does not completely obscure the brilliant quality of this hematite specimen. At the lower right there is a small glassy quartz crystal that is evenly perfect with a crystallized bottom.
Lovely aesthetics meets superb quality!

XY46 - Quartz with Adularia - 1600€
Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 17.2 x 6.7 x 6 cm
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The main crystal on this specimen is a doubly terminated, 14.7 cm long and virtually flawless crystal of decent smoky color. It virtically protrudes from a vivid rock/quartz/adularia matrix that is completely crystallized on all sides. The quartz is limpid with only a few internal cracks and shows very good luster all around. Wonderful quality, amazing aesthetics and dramatic size are combined on this totally impressive Swiss smoky quartz specimen!

PW4 - Augite - 550€
Söllenkar, Krimmlertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 5.8 x 5 x 4 cm
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An aggregate of sharp, blocky prisms of greenish black augite on a schist matrix with some white albite that provides a stark contrast. The augite crystals shows very good luster on all sides. The 3-dimensional structure is contacted at the periphery and shows some damaged crystals there but all in all the condition is just fine and little issues are very much acceptable on a rare species like this! Have a look on our video to get a better impression of the overall aesthetics of this piece!

SR6 - Smoky Quartz - 1300€
Gletschhorn, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.9 x 6 x 3.1 cm
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The color of this smoky quartz is a charming warm brown of just the right intensity to not disturb the view through the glassy crystal body. The main crystal is a doubly terminated prism with sharp, pointed terminations. It is accompanied by several side-crystals and lies on a small piece of matrix that is completely crystallized on the backside. Being free of any damage, this is a marvelous piece of Swiss smoky quartz!

BL30 - Quartz - 380€
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9 x 4.4 x 3.6 cm
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This is a very characteristic quartz sceptre from the classic locale of Rauris. It offers superb luster, especially at the skeletal termination, good clarity and an overall good condition. There is a small chip at the very tip but due to the highly structured termination this is hardly apparent. With around 6.5 cm the head of this scepter is the dominant part of this specimen and an appealing one in person!

RK353 - Enargite - 1600€
Huanzala Mine, Dos de Mayo Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
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Enargite is a rare species, particularly for the Huanzala Mine which is best known for its superb pyrite specimens and great fluorite. The short prismatic crystals are of metallic grey color with some rust brown coating and minimal weathering. Between the enargite is some pyrite, sparkling golden microcrystals. The overall aesthetics of this rare specimen is just great with no visible damage anywhere!

PB107 - Pyrite with Sphalerite - 470€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.2 x 6 x 2.9 cm
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Searching this piece for the smallest possible flaws with a torchlight got me almost blinded, for the many perfectly mirroring faces of the pyrite. Fortunately I can say this piece is in a superb condition and a formidable sight altogether. The sharp dodecahedral pyrite crystals show just brilliant luster and are accompanied by smaller sphalerite crystals adding some nice accents. A superb piece of exceptional character!

SO102 - Fluorite - 2200€
Annaberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Size: 5.5 x 4.7 x 2.7 cm
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The unusual color combination of this aesthetic fluorite specimen is quite intriguing especially when lit from the back which brings out the intensive purple phantoms that rest inside these honey-yellow fluorite cubes. This is a formation of several stacked cubes of fine translucent quality. The sides are contacted but not broken. The bottom is re-healed. There is one single chip at the larger crystal but which does not distract from the great visual impact of this piece. At the faces of the fluorite you will find tiny metallic grains, presumably chalcopyrite. Remarkable crystal size, appealing composition and stunning colors are combined to this amazing and exceptional piece.