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AS19 - Gold - Sold
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.5 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
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A new gold rush has broken out in Brazil! A spectacular new find on a completely new location near Bolivias border has produced some of the finest Gold specimen I have ever seen coming from this country, well known for its fine world-class minerals. The quality we see here is just exceptional in person and outclasses almost everything we know even from Alta Floresta. Sharp crystals meet brigth golden color. Lovely filigree growth meets a soothing sheen.This fantastic arborescent gold specimen is pure magic, 3-dimensional and of especially filigree growth. I could watch the video all day, seeing it mesmerizingly spin around before my eyes. A flawless floater-specimen of highest quality that will totally stun you!


KR55 - Kunzite - Sold
Urucum mine, Galiléia, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 17 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm
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As you can instantly see on this picture, this striking kunzite crystal is a perfect floater of spectacular brilliance. Like an express train this crystal sweeps into your awareness, shining with bright pink color and unblemished lustrous surface. The Urucum mine is for sure the worlds most important location for high class kunzite. Regarding this very specimen, one exactly knows why. The surface is of marvelous structure all around and still permits a clear view inside the perfectly limpid crystal. One termination peaks in two prominent wing-like extensions, very fragile but undamaged. Please note that due to these fragile "wings" we have to deliver this piece directly to make sure nothing breaks. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting! A pristine cabinet-sized specimen like this is very much worth the effort!


RK306 - Euclase - Sold
Gachala, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia
Size: 5.4 x 3.3 x 3 cm
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In short: I have never seen a specimen like this before! A pristine and extremely rare blue color - no, not turquoise but a straight and honest blue - packed in an utterly gemmy crystal, sitting on a beautiful white calcite matrix. This sublime euclase specimen is absolutely unique. The crystal itself is around 4 cm long with a nice striated surface and a perfect pointed termination. We got this piece out of the John Sigerman collection and are happy to present it to you. A high-end piece of purely distilled beauty!


AS21 - Gold - Sold
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4.2 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm
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A new gold rush has broken out in Brazil! A spectacular new find on a completely new location near Bolivias border has produced some of the finest Gold specimen I have ever seen coming from this country, well known for its fine world-class minerals. The quality we see here is just exceptional in person and outclasses almost everything we know even from Alta Floresta. Sharp crystals meet brigth golden color. Lovely filigree growth meets a soothing sheen.This specimen is in fact one single hoppered gold crystal of incredibly fine structure. The video tells a much better story that both pictures and word together so go on and have a look! As a floater there is no downside on this piece and no flaw whatsoever. A real killer specimen of exceptional grade.


XCTO - Opal - Sold
Khorixas, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 5.2 x 3 cm
 
 
 

This impressive piece of tridymite crystobalite opal is surely one of the best specimen to be found at the 2014 find in Namibia. While most of this mineral is for cutting only, this pocket provided the market with a limited amount of crystallized botryoidal opal. You will find a report about this find in the Extralapis Namibia, where this very specimen is pictured at page 43. Beautiful and elegant, with a wonderful turquoise color and perfect condition, this opal is simply outstanding.


BS06 - Fluorite - Sold
Frunthorn, Valsertal, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 4 x 3.6 x 3 cm
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The deep mysterious red color of this single octahedral fluorite combined with its brilliant quality is simply breathtaking. The crystal is perfect on all sides, with a beautifully structured surface and a sharp termination. The bottom is contacted but without damage. Finding a pearl like this on the market is a very rare occasion as this excellent red color was found nowhere in Switzerland except for the permafrost of the northern face at the famous Frunthorn. Truly exceptional and marvelous in person! Price on request


BS03 - Smoky Quartz Gwindel - Sold
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.1 x 6.9 x 6.5 cm
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Hardly ever have I seen a Gwindel of this unbelievable quality! Perfectly sharp, fantastically lustrous and with a warm red-brown coloring you would not believe!The main crystal sits on a perfectly sized, sparkling white matrix accompanied by other flawless smoky quartz crystals. Proportion and aesthetics of this piece are truly outstanding and qualify this specimen for any showcase of high quality minerals.The Gwindel was found in 2013. It is virtually perfect with just some tiny contacts that are not at all visible from the main view. It is clear even with lower light, amazingly lustrous and all in all just breathtaking!


LA06 - Dioptase on Calcite - Sold
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 12.2 x 7.7 x 5.3 cm
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Wow, this is definitely one of the best dioptase specimen I have seen in my life!Laying hands on this fantastic piece was a true cast of fortune for me. I don’t think I have ever seen such perfect luster, such brilliant green color and such pristine gemmy quality on a specimen like this. The dramatic contrast of a snow-white matrix and hundreds of perfect green dioptase crystal spread over its surface even boosts the sparkling loveliness of this piece to an unknown level. A true and uncompromised masterpiece! Price on request


FB27 - Quartz Gwindel - Sold
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 16 x 11 x 8.8 cm
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This gwindel is absolutely impressive in size and water clear! The luster is brilliant and makes for a sparkling, highly detailed surface. The piece is crystallized even at the bottom with some associated white calcite. At the backside there is a cluster of quartz side-crystals.In fact, both front and backside are fascinating and totally worth it, but I chose this side as the front because of the even better luster and the fact that this way you can see the gwindel going down the whole 16 centimeters. Absolutely stunning!This marvelous and flawless piece has been found at the construction of the 57 km (35.4 miles) St. Gotthard basis tunnel which has been opened just this year. Completely colorless gwindel specimen like this one are exceedingly rare in Switzerland. Pieces of such impressive size and quality are almost impossibly to lay hands on!


JH02 - Emerald - Sold
Cincho Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Size: 5.9 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
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This specimen was found around 25 years ago and was in the collection of Jack Halpern for long years. Two impressive and gemmy emerald crystals of striking color are embedded on a black and white calcite-matrix like dragons eggs in their nest. The crystals impress with brilliant deep green color and mirroring luster. I totally love the overall aesthetics of this piece as the distinct contrast emphasizes the emerald crystals in a unique way. The quality of the crystals is outstanding in any way and there are no drawbacks on this piece. Price on request


AS17 - Gold - Sold
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
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A new gold rush has broken out in Brazil! A spectacular new find on a completely new location near Bolivias border has produced some of the finest Gold specimen I have ever seen coming from this country, well known for its fine world-class minerals. The quality we see here is just exceptional in person and outclasses almost everything we know even from Alta Floresta. Sharp crystals meet brigth golden color. Lovely filigree growth meets a vibrant sheen.For a full impression of this spectacular specimen you totally have to watch the video! Hoppered growth all over the piece, filigree branching through and through. With hundreds and thousands of tiny cavities this piece is like a sponge and much larger than a piece of 38 gramms would usually be. Absolutely breath-taking, the grip of this specimen will not release you for quite some time!


VA1 - Tourmaline on Quartz - Sold
Pederneira Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 16.8 x 13.5 x 9.8 cm
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