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Mixed Minerals

KA02 - Morganite - 1100€
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm

Another beautiful echted crystal of morganite with exceptional luster. Much better in person!

MG04 - Liddicoatite - 6800€
Ampanivana pegmatite, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 11.4 x 7.7 x 6 cm
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As a complete floater that is free of any damage this is a formidable group of liddicoatite! Three main crystals of similar size are attached next to each other to form this compact and massive shape. A smaller crystal at the front and one at the backside are evenly perfect and add some more flavor to the 3-dimensional arrangement. I have to admit, the tourmalines need rather much backlight but when provided with that you can see nice green and - towards the terminations - strawberry red colors! The terminations show complex design and are associated with some londonite around the backside. A dominant specimen for this rare tourmaline variant!

OR350 - Topaz with Cleavelandite - 2600€
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.6 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
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One single, extremely well developed topaz is beautifully accompanied by white cleavelandite which represents the classic combination for this exceptional locale. The crystal is gem-clear through and through with one internal crack but no damage or repair. The complex termination - all nicely lustrous - is stunning and beautiful alike! The frontside features some pristinely white cleavelandite around the base as well as a horizontal topaz side-crystal but which is partly overgrown with the albite and contacted at the back. Overall this is a brilliant exemplar of the sherry-colored, stunningly designed type of topaz with beautiful aesthetics and in best condition all over!

AQ685 - Tremolite - 2200€
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Size: 4.2 x 1.6 x 5 cm
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While tremolite is usually colorless or pale brown to purple, this chrome variant from the Merelani Hills has the most striking grass green! It is gemmy from bottom to top with very good luster on front and backside. The termination is complete and flawless as is the rest of the single crystal. A large and impressive crystal of extraordinary color!

SL28 - Opal var. Hyalite with Aragonite - 350€
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mts., Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Size: 9.3 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm
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Shaped like a crown on a head of porous matrix this hyalite specimen (or Opal-AN) is especially distinctive in appearance. Inside the circular boundaries there is a structure of cream-white aragonite, organically protruding and prominent. The hyalite is perfectly water-clear and in a very good condition. This piece offers perfect aesthetics and brilliant quality as you nicely can see in our video. An attractive piece from a unique locality!

FA248 - Cerussite - 450€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 7.1 x 6 x 2.2 cm
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A bizarrely bulky specimen that shows characteristic cerussite growth patterns like imprinted on its surface. All around there are no broken or damaged parts only unusual etchings and striated crystallization. The cerussite is in large parts transparent and of cream-white color. At the bottom it is grown into some matrix which is also crystallized and sparkling. A highly attractive choice that is both unusually shaped and characteristic for the famous locale.

RK344 - Quartz - 175€
Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 7.9 x 6.1 x 3.2 cm
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Two scepter heads with a slight smoky tinge are protruding from a well crystallized quartz matrix forming a 90° angle. Especially those heads are of good quality, limpid and free of any noteworthy flaws. The smaller, grape-like arranged quartz have tiny glaring red inclusions we deem to be lepidocrocite. Most special about this fine piece is the exceptional aesthetics - 3-dimensional and in very good condition. A striking piece in person!

SO06 - Calcite - 370€
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 8.8 x 7.6 x 5.9 cm

This is an excellent matrix specimen of calcite! Except a small contact no damage is present!

BK47 - Fluorite - 145€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 7.1 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
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Very nice cubes of good color are situated on the brwonish matrix!

TA29 - Vanadinite - 900€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 9.5 x 6.3 x 5.2 cm
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A cluster of large hexagonal vanadinite crystals, up to 1.8 cm in diameter, on matrix. The vanadinite is lustrous and shows a dark cherry red color inside the translucent crystals cores. In parts there is a sand brown stain to the surface but thats fortunately mostly at the underside, the rest is bright and clean. About damage: there is none, even the backside is nicely studded with tiny vanadinite crystals. A rather large vanadinite cluster of great quality and sculpturesque shape!

ED5 - Pyrite with Quartz - 1950€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 12.3 x 7.5 x 10.3 cm
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A complete floater of brilliantly lustrous, golden pyrite and elongated white quartz, brought to us from the around 4700 meters high mining area Mundo Nuevo. The piece is in best condition and shows a very distinct composition: Attached to a beautiful matrix-like cluster of pyrite and quartz is a massive single pyrite crystal, around 6 cm in diameter, that exhibits the more unusual dodecahedral shape in a modified, rounded, bevelled and striated way. Very well shaped and dramatically situated on this beautiful piece!

RK151 - Apatite - 120€
Panasqueira Mine, Panasqueira, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Size: 6.3 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm

An elongated floater specimen of apatite on siderite. The apatite crystals are of characteristic Panasqueira quality, all brilliantly lustrous and transparent - in parts even gemmy! Some minuscule edgewear and a damaged patch at the lower left periphery lowers the price on this otherwise remarkably fine specimen. The Panasqueira Mine is know as one of the very best apatite locales worldwide, which you can very well see on this lovely miniature piece.