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Mixed Minerals

WZ28 - Fluorite - 1600€
Riedingsee, Weißeck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 24 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm
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"Weißeck" is catchphrase for every collector of Alpine treasures! Fluorite specimen of this famous and classic locale are often of very appealing color and good quality though they have become scarce on the market.
This incredible specimen is just HUGE with hundreds of stacked fluorite cubes up to just under 3 cm on edge. The color is a charming pastel green, the crystals are all transparent with good to very good luster! There are some peripheral contacts but the whole of the main view is virtually perfect and even the backside is largely crystallized with green fluorite cubes.
An absolutely stunning eye-catcher of tremendous size!

VT2 - Quartz - 1300€
Turbhorn, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 16 x 6 x 4 cm
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A superb quartz specimen from the Binntal that strikes with incredibly good quality and the impressive size of 16 cm! The striated surface shows excellent luster, encompasses the tessin quartz habit and emphasizes the sharp contours! The tapering shape leads right up to the pointed and flawless termination! Around the middle section and the base you will find some mica which adds much to the already attractive design! Overall this glassy specimen is in very best condition. One broken side crystal at the base is the only small flaw, the rest is just pristine and perfect!

BR03 - Schorl with Quartz and Feldspar - 3200€
Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 10.1 x 7.6 x 7.5 cm

This is a group of schorl in combination with very nice crystals of quartz and feldspar! The white crystals of feldspar are sitting on the black schorl what makes a very good contrast to this specimen. Over all, it is in a very good condition with just minor damage on some of the smaller side crystals what is very hard visible with the eyes. It is very 3-dimensional in person what is hard to show on pictures. Much better in person!

FA85 - Vanadinite - Sold
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 7.5 x 6.3 x 4.2 cm
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A floater specimen of white barite completely covered in shiny red vanadinite. The vanadinite crystals vary in size from tiny microcrystals up to very nice crystals reaching 1.2 cm in diameter. The vanadinite has best mibladen quality with strong cherry red color and sparkling luster all around! The piece is in very good condition with some minor contacts but all major crystals intact and flawless!

DK19 - Bournonite - 1200€
Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 10.8 x 7 x 4.1 cm
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It is a rich piece of bournonite from Baia Sprie that shows a nice classic aesthetics! The individual cog wheel shaped bournonite crystals are set on a a massive black matrix. Between these crystals is some golden shimmering chalcopyrite which lightens up the dark, grim landscape and adds some life and contrast! A well shaped specimen with single isolated crystals up to 1,3 cm in diameter. It is in perfect condition with only peripheral contacts but no damage at all!

EP5 - Epidote - 300€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.3 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm

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.This specimen is a dominant epidote "bow tie" of considerable 3.8 cm in size. A second cluster at the side is broken yet re-healed at the backside, which is not visible from the front. The main cluster is very vell developed and highly lustrous on all sides!

FU150 - Quartz Gwindel - 1500€
Gilgit-Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 4.5 x 2 cm
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Gwindel specimens are extremely rare for the Pakistani mountains especially in such perfect formation. This crystal shows the classic open gwindel shape with jagged sides and a structured front face. Unlike the great majority of Alpine gwindels which are of the smoky variant, this specimen is completely colorless and glassy. While it is not completely flawless it sure is in very good condition. One issue at the left side is mainly rehealed as is the bottom where it detached probably from another quartz. A classy quartz of the gwindel variant from an unusual locale!

PB143 - Pyrite ps. Pyrrhotite - 750€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 9.1 x 7.8 x 5.1 cm
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Utterly attractive and intriguing, this is definitely a fine pseudomorphosis from the Huanzala Mine! It is a rare specimen of pyrite after pyrrhotite that is very well developed on matrix! The largest and most dominant hexagonal aggregate of pyrite reaches almost 4,5 cm in diameter and is 0,8 cm thick. It is surrounded by smaller pyrite crystals around its base and is set on a greyish white rock matrix which adds just the right degree of contrast. An overall very well balanced specimen of this rare pseudomorphosis!

FB51 - Chalcedony - 9000€
Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Size: 15.5 x 12.5 x 6.8 cm
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A rather large amount of botryoidal chalcedony specimens from Sulawesi Island has entered the market in 2016. But as with every mineral, there are always a few individual pieces that exceed all others in quality and aesthetics. This is one of the very finest of them all!
A mass of intensively purple calcedony spheres is clustered on a greenish beige matrix which provides a fantastic background. This matrix is in fact completely covered in small chalcedony crystals as well but the different color makes for a brilliant contrast. The backside is fully crystallized and perfect, making this piece a floater.The chalcedony is of absolutely best quality considering color and the silvery shimmering surface. Admittedly there is a small contact at the front and a couple of damaged crystals here and there but the exceptional aesthetics and outstanding quality more than make up for that minor drawbacks. A large showpiece that presents itself as the queen of chalcedony!

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!

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!

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!