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NL14 - Tourmaline - Sold
Himalaya Mine, Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Size: 14.1 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
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The sheer size of this tourmaline, combined with the fabulous coloring and quality will simply take your breath away! The crystal is doubly terminated, with a flat termination at the bottom and a pointed, modified termination at the upper end. The whole piece is highly lustrous and shows a wonderful surface structure all around with even some lepidolite to enhance its striking beauty. Admittedly, the tourmaline is repaired with a smaller professionally done gap-fill and has a tiny chip at the flat termination. Still, the impressively bright colors – from pink to green, up to a shiny red – and the quality of the perfect termination makes you willing to forgive those flaws and just enjoy this outstanding tourmaline specimen. Better in person.

BS09 - Smoky Quartz - Sold
Zinggenstock, Grimsel area, Hasli valley, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 11.6 x 10 x 8.5 cm

Like a rocket of tinted glass, this smoky quartz impresses the viewer with unblemished clarity, incredible smoky and almost reddish coloring and a lovely structured surface. Accompanied by evenly perfect side crystals, this specimen is utterly remarkable and offers truly wonderful aesthetics. With a height of almost 12 cm this is a fine hand-sized piece and a jewel for any showcase.

KD01 - Emerald - Sold
Cincho Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Boyacá Department, Colombia
Size: 5 x 4 x 3.2 cm

Probably one of the best emerald specimens I have seen in my life. The color is simply overwhelming, luster and shape are perfect. The crystal is nicely situated on a beautiful matrix that underlines the outstanding quality and color of the emerald. Just Marvelous!

JH03 - Tourmaline - Sold
Dara-i-Pech pegmatite field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan
Size: 7 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
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Much more than simply a loose tourmaline, this specimen that reminds of an ice sculpture, shows three terminations at the top, plus one at the bottom. The specimen is completely free of damage, while just some very minor edgewear is present. The crystal is well doubly terminated. The little zone of blue color at the bottom is very sweet, making a truly delightful lower end. Over all, the color change is very nice and beautiful. The icy fresh blue color in the upper part of the tourmaline is very rare and striking in person. A fine piece of gemstone with a magical appearance.

RK169 - Heliodor - Sold
Khoroshiv (Volodarsk-Volynskii), Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Size: 12.2 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
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An impressive and beautiful massive heliodor of highest quality and splendid color! A perfect floater!

KD13 - Calcite - Sold
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
Size: 9.3 x 5.6 x 3.4 cm

Like a butterfly, this twin crystal of calcite sits atop a black and white matrix that provides the perfect contrast to this color intensive and absolutely flawless crystal. Most impressive at this specimen is the textbook aesthetics you rarely ever find at a specimens of this quality. A true jewel!

NL08 - Aquamarine - Sold
Pedra Azul, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7 x 5.2 x 3.5 cm
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The etched shape of this aquamarine strikes the viewer as almost impossible. Incredibly rich in details and with an ice-blue color it appears like a frozen fairytale castle. The specimen is a floater and in perfect condition. It is distinctly 3-dimensional and impressive on all sides. For a better view of this, please watch the video! This piece is downright overwhelming in person!

XCAE - Calcite butterfly twin - Sold
Egremont, West Cumberland Iron Field, Cumberland, Cumbria, England
Size: 8.5 x 7.1 x 2.8 cm
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Never before have I seen a calcite crystal of this breathtaking beauty! Completely gemmy, brilliantly lustrous and pristine in every respect. A butterfly twin like out of the textbook that could not be better if it was cut. Just awesome and absolutely unbelievable!

TA12 - Pyromorphite - Sold
Bad Ems, Bad Ems District, Lahn valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Size: 6.4 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
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Without discussion, this pyromorphite is one of the very best ever to be found in the classic locale of Bad Ems, Germany. Simply perfect, this floater is a strikingly beautiful aggregation of highly lustrous, nested crystals. With the unique aesthetics of a monument, this pyromorphite is truly fascinating. The backside of this specimen shows one contacted zone to be the one single downside, which is not at all visible from the front and thus more than acceptable on this outstanding piece.Before we were able to lay hands on this piece, it was part of the famous Obodda collection, so we even have a nice old label for you.

KR19 - Fluorite - Sold
Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Size: 8.8 x 6.3 x 4.8 cm

Appealing composition and highest quality crystals are what make this specimen special. Fantastic octahedral fluorite of a deep red color are beautifully arranged with white matrix and adularia to perfect the picture of a world-class mineral.

SS22 - Smoky Quartz - Sold
Val Giuv, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein Valley, Graubünden, Switzerland
Size: 10.7 x 10 x 5.2 cm
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Smoky Quartz to its very best!The reddish brown color of this massy crystal on matrix is unique for this find in Val Giuv.

TN11 - Fluorite - Sold
May Stone and Sand Quarry, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, USA
Size: 5 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
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This piece is mainly a composition of a perfectly developed yellow fluorite cube on a flat piece of matrix. While that might sound simple, this specimen is in fact nothing less than outstanding! Never have you seen a piece like that! The cube is perfect in any respect. It has a fantastic surface structure with incredible luster all around and very sharp edges. The one thing that utterly knocks your socks off is the fact that you can in fact see all eight corners as the fluorite is grown over the matrix piece. Watch the video, you will see what I mean! This fluorite specimen is definitely the best I have ever seen from this location!