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Mixed Minerals

PT164 - Tourmaline on Quartz - 2800€
Morro Redondo mine, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.2 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
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The single main elbaite crystal dramatically stands out from a quartz that’s part lustrous, part covered with some white coating. The rather transparent quartz crystal grants insight towards several other tourmalines that have been enclosed inside the quartz. In fact also the main tourmaline continues on to the very bottom of the piece where it again protrudes from the quartz. It is a high quality pink crystal that’s totally gemmy with superb luster and a complex termination. The color is uniform throughout the crystal but changes to a light greenish at the termination. Beautiful and in very best condition!

PH320 - Bornite - 1200€
Dzhezkazgan, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan
Size: 8.2 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm
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Several isolated bornite crystals of dark purplish color are perched on a beautiful quartz studded matrix. While some of the crystals are sharply defined, some others are overgrown by a second bornite generation. The whole piece is without damage down to the smallest quartz crystals. At closer inspection the color is much more divers than seen at first glance. Grey gives way to intensive purple, golden, brown and blue parts. Very attractive and well developed overall!

GQ385 - Epidote - Sold
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4 x 3.8 x 0.8 cm
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Epidote from the Alpine type clefts of Pakistan are a well known species that impresses with gemmy quality and a multitude of different shapes!
The V-shape of this fine specimen is rather destinctive and well defined. The whole specimen is free of damage and shows very nice quality!

SL51 - Fluorite - 950€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 11.9 x 8.1 x 7.4 cm
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This is a complete floater, heavily etched all around yet at some areas still showing the original cubical crystal habit! The color is a combination of very light green and violet, showing very interesting zoning throughout the crystal. Some limonite inclusions add an earthy-brown color here and there though most of the fluorite is just transparent and flawless! It is all complete and perfect all around! A stunning specimen from this important locale which is very remarkable in person!

BL51 - Chalcopyrite with Wolframite - 300€
Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 2.1 cm
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This golden shimmering cluster of chalcopyrite, studded with orange calcite, holds a nice surprise: Atop the sparkling landscape stands a pair of crosswisely arranged wolframite crystals. The wolframite are a little over 1 cm long, flawless and lustrous!
Overall this specimen is a floater with only some peripheral contacts but hardly anything noteworthy. A totally lovely specimen in person!

FM029 - Rose Quartz - 2200€
Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 11.6 x 5.6 x 2.3 cm
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Good crystallized rose quartz is a Brazil-exclusive thing and this fine specimen is no exception. It’s a strikingly beautiful structure of rose quartz crystals in very different sizes and shapes that makes the all-quartz specimen look like some vivid piece of art. From layers of solid quartz covered in fine micro-crystals to larger well defined prisms this specimen holds a fascinating variety. The quartz is all great luster and intensive color on a sweeping shape! The backside is totally flat as it seems to have been grown on some kind of crystal, probably feldspar as there is still some residue visible. Size and quality of this rose quartz specimen are absolutely stunning and very much elegant in person!

PB36 - Augelite with Quartz - 800€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 3.9 x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
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Composition and aesthetics of this augelite specimen are absolutely catchy and highly appealing. The gemmy, apple green augelite crystals of up to 1.2 cm in size are prominently presented atop a quartz-cluster. While the quartz shows some contacts the augelite is abolutely perfect and sharp. An outstanding piece from the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, where by far the worlds best augelite has been found to date.

OT27 - Topaz - 1800€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm
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Gemmy, lustrous, sharp topaz with an elegant greenish tinge from Hematita! The locale is better known for its alexandrite appearance, but in recent years some very fine topaz finds have been done. This specimen has the straight and sharp frame of a cut gem, with a limpid body that has only very few internal cracks. The surface is highly lustrous and shows a lovely structure. The condition is near-perfect with only very minimal edge-wear. A brilliant little specimen of best topaz quality!

GE1 - Epidote - 3500€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 5.8 x 4.2 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.Several of those "bow ties" are stacked upon each other to for this sculputresque specimen that strikes with a very catchy shape. The backside is partly covered in small white calcite crystals. The piece is a floater and in very good condition with only some peripheral contacts that are not visible from the front. A superb specimen for the find and this mineral in general!

CW863 - Quartz - 1850€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 5 x 3 cm
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The Rauris region is one of the finest locales for quartz in Austria and this incredibly fine quartz specimen is definitive proof of that! The main crystal has its very own unusual architecture. Obviously it is constructed from at least three intergrown crystals, very naturally combined to one sinlge dominant dagger-like crystal! Sharp edges and termination as well a the brilliant luster and limpid body make this a fantastic high quality specimen! Several smaller side crystals improve the overall aesthetics and make this piece so very much unique! A stunner of distinctive aesthetics and highest crystal quality!

BL25 - Fluorite and Quartz - 700€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 15.7 x 15.6 x 10 cm
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Rich blue fluorite and sparkling colorless quartz shape this sweeping, natural landscape that is so full of details! The rather large and massive specimen is naturally broken around the bottom but is otherwise in surprisingly well condition. The fluorite has only some very minor edgewear, the quartz looks perfect wherever you look. The fluorite comes as nicely modified cubes of blue to purple color, depending on the illumination. the colorless or white quartz shows some coating here and there which adds color and visual debths to this already very 3-dimensional specimen. If you like an eye-catcher for your showcase that offers attractive architecture and great crystal quality for an affordable pirce, this might just be the piece for you!

PB104 - Augelite with Quartz - 1200€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 11 x 10.4 x 4.8 cm
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This excessively rich specimen shows everything the Mundo Nuevo Mine got so famous for in the last couple of years! The vivid matrix of glassy quartz needles is home for some fantastically bright augelite crystals of intensive apple green color, superb luster and best gemmyness! The largest visible augelite is around 1.3 cm in total. The color is just like on the pictures, no exaggeration here! The overall condition is great with some contacts on the matrix but all augelite crystals being perfect. Size and composition of this sweeping specimen are exceptional for this rare mineral and very much appealing in person!