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Mixed Minerals

FA269 - Fluorite - 1850€
Grimsel, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 6 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm
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The crystal on this piece has a very good size of 2.2 cm from tip to tip, and is well situated on a beautiful matrix in combination with some small crystals of snow white adularia. The edges of the crystal are very sharp and the color is very nice too. Over all, this is a beautiful piece with great aesthetics and perfection.

PB148 - Pyrite - 1800€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 12.5 x 11 x 5.3 cm
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This is a large cluster of cuboctahedral pyrite crystals with nice golden luster. Finding flaws on this piece is hard work that does not pay at all. All crystals are in great condition. Its a beautiful sight having all different crystal sizes from really tiny up to around 3.5 cm in diameter. Additionally there is lovely white calcite present to add some nice accents. This is definitely a great piece of impressive size and remarkable quality!

RK435 - Quartz - 900€
Erfurter Steig, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 21.6 x 12.2 x 9.5 cm
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This monstrous 3.5 kg piece of massive quartz is miraculously in almost perfect condition with a flawless tip. Even the bottom, which is completely crystallized and not broken or even contacted, is virtually perfect. The quality ranges from translucent to transparent with striking luster at the front and a backside that has some characteristic iron oxide and limonite to it. An impressive specimen in surprisingly well condition and of great quality!

FA110 - Epidote - 2400€
Knappenwand, Untersulzbachtal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 9.5 x 6 x 6 cm
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Epidote with byssolite, albite and calcite on matrix. Fantastic!This specimen is simply unique in any respect. No reparations, no damage, not a single scratch. The piece offers a view on a alpine landscape, where green grass, moss and lichen are dominating the vegetation, scattered with rocks and some gnarled trees.The epidote is brilliantly lustrous and is in stark contrast to the white calcite. This is a superb and highly detailed piece of outstanding quality. For a better view on the sparkling luster, please watch the video!

SL22 - Rubellite with Lepidolite - 1400€
Cruzeiro mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 2 x 1.5 cm
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This is a high class rubellite with excellent textbook aesthetics. It has been found in spring last year at the famous cruzeiro mine in Brazil. The crystal is of bright pink color with juicy, cherry red terminations. I love the combination with small lepidolite and white muscovite as well as the stepped growth of the crystal. The bottom is crystallized and covered in lepidolite as well, leaving no contact or broken patch. Flawless and well balanced all around, this piece is a highly attractive choice for any advanced collection!

PB141 - Pyrite with Galena and Fluorite - 1200€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 5.1 x 4.8 x 4 cm
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One massy, lustrous pyrite crystal ist the base for this specimen of extraordinarily nice combination and composition. Grown on this pyrite base are several beautifully modified galena crystals of brilliant quality capped in a crown of white fluorite. As you can very well see in our video, this is a 3-dimensional piece of sparkling luster. While the backside is contacted there is no actual damage to be found here. A superb piece of exceptional aesthetics!

WF4 - Smoky Quartz - 350€
Hebalm, Koralpe, Styria, Austria
Size: 6.9 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
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Quartz from the Koralpe in Styria, a very old rock mass, is not found easily which makes this a great collectors piece. The color of this smoky quartz is absolutely top, a warm brown, dark and intense. The frontside shows jsut brilliant luster. The backside is another story, it is heavily broken and contacted. Fortunately the termination is largely intact with only some edgewear. Definitely a great piece for the locale despite some drawbacks but which are only visible from the backside.

FA88 - Vanadinite - 460€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 4.9 x 4.4 x 2.6 cm
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This rare crystal habit instantly reminds me of a fossile or maybe of a leaf reflecting the sunbeams. There is one small damaged zone at the right side of this specimen not visible from the front and minor over all. The rest is in brilliant condition. As a floater there are crystalls on all sides with colors ranging from orange to red and brown on the backside. Condition, quality and the mentioned crystal habit are making this an astounding mineral specimen. Totally appealing and of unique elegance.

FA96 - Vanadinite - 1400€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 12.9 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm
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An elongated piece of rock hosts single isolated, candy-red vanadinite crystals with just marvelous luster. The matrix also holds smaller crystals on all sides - it must have broken off in an early stage, when vanadinite still grew - which nicely gives us an insight on all stages of crystal growth. A dark grey coating on the matrix provides a stark contrast for the amazingly beautiful vanadinite. A highly appealing specimen in very good condition.

BK36 - Fluorite on Quartz - 950€
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6.1 x 4 x 2.7 cm
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A high quality fluorite with great luster, intense color, glassy crystals, lovely aesthetycs and beautiful phantoms! With some light the color gets exactly as vibrant as shown on the photos, which is very hard to show on the video. Absolutely gorgeous in person and apart from minimal edgewear, free of damage!

TN09 - Brazilianite - 850€
Corrego Frio mine, Linopolis, Divino das Laranjeiras, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 3.7 x 3 x 2.1 cm
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Sharp and brilliant, this brazilianite has plenty to offer. The intriguingly green coloring at this glassy single crystal is just marvelous and stands in dramatic contrast with accents of muscovite and feldspar. While the backside is contacted, the main view shows no obvious damage and is truly appealing. A real eye-catcher for any showcase of great minerals!

PB142 - Pyrite ps. Pyrrhotite - 650€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Peru
Size: 6.1 x 5.3 x 5.1 cm
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A distinctive pseudomorphosis of pyrite after pyrrhotite on a geyish-white matrix that is partly covered in tiny quartz needles. The pyrite holds great luster and is free of any damage. The main pseudomorphosis is accompanied by a smaller pyrite crystal in the front. Great composition and quality makes this piece a beautiful choice!