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Mixed Minerals

OT33 - Topaz - 4800€
Hematita, Antônio Dias, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.9 x 6.3 x 5.3 cm
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Gemmy, lustrous, sharp topaz with an elegant greenish tinge from Hematita!
The main body is a rather massive crystal thats all transparent and very well defined! Atop its termination protrudes a smaller topaz of equal quality like a tower overlooking the castles roofs!
Except for one single chip at lower front there is no damage all over the piece, even the bottom is re-crystallized. A stunning topaz of excellent quality and unique visual impact!

RP1 - Pericline - 950€
Senninger Klamm, Hollersbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 19.5 x 14 x 8.1 cm
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As a complete floater of pure pericline this is a highly unusual specimen for the locale. It is tremendous specimen with a distinct outline and a very much 3-dimensional character! The naturally grown cluster is shaped like a ship with superstructures of pure pericline atop. The eye-catcher at the center is a group of three tower-like shapes the longest of which protrudes around 5 cm from the base. All in all this is a distinctly 3-dimensional pericline cluster with only minimal issues, some contacts that are not easily discernible. Unusual and appealing!

YT1 - Tourmaline - 8900€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 11.3 x 2.7 x 2.2 cm
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What catches the eye immediately is the outstanding multifacetted termination that radiates the distinctive apple green color from the completely gemmy upper section like a lighthouse! Uttermost perfection and beauty are totally stunning in person! Further down, the crystal becomes a diverse pink complex of crystals that makes for an intriguing view! The tourmaline is repaired and some side crystals are contacted but all in all this is very much acceptible on a brilliant high quality specimen like this! A marvelous and showy exemplar of sheer beauty as only nature is capable of creating!

OG1 - Quartz - 1450€
Turbenalp, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 15.6 x 8.6 x 5.2 cm
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A single high class quartz crystal, colorless and pristine! The elongated prismatic crystal is glassy and only a little clouded towards the termination. The surface is lustrous on all sides and shows some beautiful striations and structures. The termination is sharp and flawless with perfect mirroring luster! Around the crystals base is a cluster of smaller quartz crystals none of which is broken or damaged which is more like a miracle than simple luck! The bottom is all crystallized and sparkling. Summing up I realize how incredibly perfect this specimen is which really amazes me on a beautiful high class quartz like this! Have a look on our video to see the reflections on a 360° view!

MI7 - Topaz with Smoky Quartz - 8500€
Murzinka Mine, Sverdlovskaya Oblast' , Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Size: 5.5 x 5.3 x 3.8 cm
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Gemmy blue topaz specimens from Murzinka are among the most desired mineral classics worldwide. Found in the Alabashka pegmatite field over the past 250 years, these specimens gathered a reputation for high quality among serious mineral collectors.
This piece features a single topaz of super quality, 3.7 cm long and 2.7 cm in diameter. The crystal shows light blue color and is all perfect. It is set on a matrix of rusty smoky quartz and brown feldspar at the backside. Top aesthetics and high crystal quality make this a stunning Russian classic!

UV5 - Quartz - 4200€
Vättis-Calanda, Tamina Valley, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Size: 10.3 x 7 x 4.3 cm
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Don't cut yourself on this one! While most of the larger crystals have textbook pyramidal terminations some of the smallers have nasty chisel tips with razor sharp edges! The completely colorless crystals are limpid to the core and simply pristine. There are contacts around the base but all crystals are flawless. This breathtaking specimen is the very best piece out of a unique find at this not so well known locale. If you are interested already, go on and have a look on our video, you will be stunned by the elegance and beauty of this fine quartz specimen!

EP18 - Epidote - 400€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.9 x 2.6 x 1.8 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.
A larger epidote cluster is the base for a smaller cluster that freely protrudes vertically. All in best condition and quality!

AS39 - Tourmaline with Quartz and Feldspar - 6500€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 13.6 x 8.2 x 8.1 cm
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This is a flawless and brilliant tourmaline crystal, nested in sparkling white cleavelandite, set on a lustrous white quartz crystal! The whole piece is impressive in size and of just sweeping aesthetics! There is absolutely no damage of any kind! The tourmaline shows best wet-look luster, has a distinctive, well developed termination and very good clarity, especially towards the termination. The lower two thirds contain a beautiful dark green to black and opaque core which strongly contrasts with the white cleavelandite! This core penetrates through the matrix and is visible at the bottom where it is broken but completely re-healed. Also the quartz is re-crystallized at the underneath!

AV152 - Anatase - 1850€
Hardangervidda, Hordaland, Norway
Size: 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
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This anatase double crystal from the famous Hardangervidda in Norway is one of the most perfect exemplars I have ever seen! Both crystals are well defined, of equal size and supporting each other when it comes to pure aesthetics. The anatase is complete all around without even the slightest damage! The quality of this piece is really top-notch with mirror like luster and razor sharp edges! This I have rarely seen as most crystals just do not have the best quality on the surface, which takes away a lot of the beauty! On the backside there is even some minimal matrix as you can see in our video! Go ahead and let yourself be captured by this amazing piece!

SX693 - Wulfenite - 2000€
Los Lamentos Mts, Mun.de Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size: 8.5 x 8 x 5 cm
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Thick and blocky wulfenite crystals of juicy orange color are set on a smooth surface of crystallized calcite! While some are clustered together there are also a number of single isolated, almost cubical crystals that are sharply marked out against the background. Although rather characteristic for the locale - these kind of blocky crystals are much different than the usual thin plates we are used to - this specimen stands out for its very well defined aesthetics. The smooth matrix emphasizes the sharply edged crystals in an impressive way! The wulfenite itself is all lustrous and translucent with strikingly bright color. Damage is reduced to a minimum here, all major crystals are complete and flawless! A classic and fascinating piece from Los Lamentos!

SL32 - Quartz with Siderite and Mica - 450€
Panasqueira Mine, Panasqueira, Castelo Branco District, Portugal
Size: 12.7 x 6.3 x 3.8 cm
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Two parallel quartz crystals of equal size show high quality: good to great luster and transparent bodys with no damage and very sharp terminations! It is an impressively beautiful piece of great size and aesthetics!Near the top there is a cluster of silvery mica plus a cluster of greenish siderite which very much boosts the visual effect of this distinct two-crystal specimen!
Very good in person!

LA13 - Opal - 580€
Khorixas, Namibia
Size: 6.1 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm
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This specimen of "tridymite crystobalite opal" is out of a unique pocket of crystallized opal that was opened in spring 2014. While most of this mineral is for cutting only, this pocket provided the market with a limited amount of crystallized botryoidal opal. This specimen shows most intensive turquoise blue color in contrast to some white zones and orange limonite cumulated betweent the opal "grapes". There is some damage present but as this specimen is one of only a few pieces, this has to be acceptable. This is a extremely rare collectors specimen of Opal-CT!