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RR23 - Fluorite - 180€
Camissinone Mine, Zogno, Brembana Valley, Bergamo Province, Lombardy, Italy
Size: 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 cm
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The majority of fluorites from this important locale are of the purple, usually cubical sort. This is a nice greenish stack of heavily modified crystals that presents a much more rounded shape which is uncommon and lovely on this miniature. The whole construct is in outstanding condition. Very nice in person!

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!

CM06 - Azurite and Malachite - 1200€
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Size: 9.1 x 6.8 x 2.8 cm
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Simply superb, this piece of azurite on matrix shows a terrific color combination of sparkling blue and velvet green. Marvellous composition, perfect quality and crystallization, as well as a striking contrast of colors are forming this splendid specimen. Very rarely do we find comparable pieces of such perfect aesthetics!

FA27 - Smithsonite - Sold
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.8 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm
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While the individual crystals are rather small (the largest reach a little over 4mm on edge) this whole rock is very nice and crystallized on all sides which invites you to turn it around in your hand. The amber-brown and at some part white crystals cover a metallic black matrix that is visible only at the bottom. There is no damage anywhere so this is a charming piece with no downsides!

CM36 - Pyrrhotite, Siderite - Sold
Morro Velho mine, Nova Lima, Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 5.1 x 3.5 cm
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This classic Brazilian paragenesis features discoidal, translucent and lustrous siderite of brownish color on contrasting white dolomite. In addition there is metallic pyrrhotite scattered over most parts of the specimen. Even at close inspecition you will find this piece to be in best condition and rich in details!

XY46 - Quartz with Adularia - Sold
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!

FA259 - Rutile on Pericline - 1950€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.2 x 3.9 x 2.9 cm
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The beautiful white pericline matrix is scene for one metallic red rutile crystal that is rather exceptional for the locale that is well known for its Alpine type minerals. The opaque crystal is striated and lustrous and easily shows its red color even at normal room light. The pericline is also in best condition with only peripheras contacts. Very nice in aesthetics and a real rarity for this locale!

DK24 - Quartz Sceptre - Sold
Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 3.2 x 1 x 0.8 cm
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Yes, its small, but what a lovely specimen this is! The sceptre head prominently rests on the thinner body and impresses with great quality: superb luster and a colorless, transparent crystal. What at first sight looks like some impurities inside the crystal is in fact mostly due to the phantom of the original crystal that has been overgrown by the sceptres head. This is a small beauty that seems to exceed its physical size by far!

KB22 - Diopside - 3500€
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 10.4 x 2 x 1.4 cm
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Diopside from this locale is well known but this specimen about doubles the size of what's possible! With over 10 cm in length and intensive forest green color this crystal is a real stunner. The elongated crystal is highly lustrous from bottom to top with a nice pyramidal termination. It is part gemmy, part opaque but no matter how you turn it, there is always a flashy emerald green part to reflect the light! Very impressive in size and quality!

GA10 - Gold - 6500€
Serra do Caldeirão, Pontes e Lacerda, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size: 4 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
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This distinct gold specimen is out of the famous 2015 find in Mato Grosso. Best color, filigree growth and a vibrant sheen are trademark for this locale and are main feature of this very specimen. As most of those specimen this piece is a floater and very much 3-dimensional in shape. Beautiful and elegant growth patterns are visible all over the gold and make for a absolutely staggering elongated sculpture that looks like an artfully carved pillar. Beautiful and marvelous!

GX434 - Brookite - 385€
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.8 x 1.2 x 1.1 cm
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This little jewel impresses with stunning quality and beauty! The brookite is well developed, sharp, lustrous and with a gemmy deep red color that is absolutely outstanding and much more appealing than the usual brown crystals! The main brookite is doubly terminated and accompanied by a smaller crystal and some quartz around the base. A small ding on the edge greatly reduces the price on this otherwise amazing little specimen!

AC05 - Tourmaline - 2200€
Laghman Province, Nuristan , Afghanistan
Size: 8 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
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This lovely sky-blue single crystal tourmaline has quite the presence, supported through glassy quality, luster and most importantly the intriguing termination. Like a crown atop the otherwise uniform crystal the termination is of intensive pink color with a complex architecture and best gemmy quality! The whole specimen is in best condition and really an attractive beauty!