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Mixed Minerals

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!

TV1 - Liddicoatite - Sold
Tsarafara, Sahatany Valley, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar
Size: 3.3 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm
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This liddicoatite with matrix is just spectacular for its superb quality! Unlike most liddicoatite specimens, this is not just a loose crystal but it is associated with some white mica and feldspar which adds a great deal to the overall visual impact! The tourmaline itself is striking indeed! Gemmy through and through – even limpid to the most part! It is super-lustrous all around and with a pyramidal termination that is absolutely fascinating and perfectly developed. At the base there are two attached side-crystals, equally perfect in quality and design! Given some light, the tourmaline reveals nice colors: raspberry red on bottom and top with a golden brown zone at the center. Very easily lit right to the bottom! About damage: there is none, even the underside is encrusted with feldspar!

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!

PB125 - Quartz with Scheelite and Stolzite - 650€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 6.3 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
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The combination on this piece is not just rare but also stunningly beautiful! A cluster of scheelite crystals encrusted with a yellow layer of the exceptionally rare stolzite is sitting on nicely composed quartz like a backpack. Distinctly 3-dimensional, highly aesthetic and of unusual composition this piece is absolutely unique!

IP100 - Epidote - 850€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.1 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm
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This epidote is a floater specimen, composed of massive crystals. It is a construct of intergrown parallel crystals with a sharp chisel-tip termination which gives it the appearance of a rocket! The crystal is transparent at direct backlight with a patchwork of green and brown colors as is characteristic for the mineral! Apart from minor edge-wear and a contact on the side this piece is all complete and in very fine condition. An impressive specimen in person!

SA2 - Fluorite - 1300€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 12 x 7.4 x 4.7 cm
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An amazingly beautiful group of water-clear fluorite cubes with fresh blueish green color. The crystals vary in size with the largest crystal at the center reaching around 4 cm even though this is kind of hard to measure exactly due to some modified edges, rounded faces and crystals that are stacked upon and grown into each other. Absolutely marvelous and with impressively large crystals for the locale! The surface is largely of best luster without any abrasions or the like. The fluorite is grown on a thin piece of feldspar that is crystallized with tiny pink fluorite at the bottom. The periphery shows some minor contacts but is mostly just perfect. A compact piece of elegant beauty!

GN511 - Epidote - 950€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm
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I have seen many pieces from that locale that are just too tightly packed and chaotic but this one is very clearly defined: A couple of smaller epidotes prominently hold a 4.7 cm large single bow-tie atop that is of absolue perfection! Also the smaller crystals are flawless with only some minor contacts near the base and only on the backside. The whole piece is practically a floater of sharply developed, highly lustrous, jet-black epidote that shows particularly sweeping aesthetics!

RP331 - Azurite - 1900€
Milpillas Mine, Cuitaca, Mun. de Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 6.2 x 3.6 x 2.9 cm
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The azurite sits like a flower on this one, supported by an almost black, elongated piece of matrix. Some tiny sprays of green malachite are present as is characteristic for azurite specimens in general. The azurite shows just spectacular "electric" blue color and is in brilliant condition all around. Milpillas Mine is famous for splendid quality and this very specimen shows us why. Jutting out, sharp crystals of fantastic gemmy quality are perfectly presented and beautifully arranged. An excellent sculpturesque Azurite without any downsides!

GM8 - Quartz - 5000€
Val Gronda da Cavrein, Vorderrheintal, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 10.6 x 5 cm
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Perfectly transparent colorless quartz, spectacularly composed and in flawless condition forms this incredible piece of highest quality. The quartz is all lustrous and glassy, offering a perfect view to the byssolite lying beneath it. The many crystal faces sparkle with light as you can very well see in our video, spreading attractive green color. A major specimen of utter quality from Val Gronda da Cavrein.

BM2 - Tourmaline with Quartz - Sold
Pyingyi Taung, Male, Singu Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Division, Burma (Myanmar)
Size: 8.4 x 5.4 x 3.4 cm
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A new 2018 tourmaline pocket has been opened in the Pyingyi Taung region, somewhere close to the village Let Pan Hla, and the found specimens by far outshine all previous finds of this mineral in the region! The intensive cherry-red color as seen in the pictures is not exaggerated at all and best sparkling luster even emphasizes the pristine quality and aesthetics! Amidst those sparkling tourmalines is a single transparent quartz crystal which provides a nice contrast to the intensively colored tourmalines. All is set on a rock matrix that is covered in a mix of red and dark green tourmaline as well as some white quartz. There are some contacts distributed about the matrix but all main crystals are perefctly intact and of best sparkling gem quality! Absolutely wonderful and with a distinct natural look!