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Mixed Minerals



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!


PB189 - Barite - 1800€
Nueva Esperanza, Puños, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.6 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
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Gracile like a butterfly on a flower, this barite composition is absolutely astonishing. The yellow tabular barite is 3-dimensionally arranged, vitreous and in very good condition. All main crystals are perfect, tiny edgewear on side-crystals is scarse. This is an outstanding piece, delicate and beautiful. Please note: Due to its fragility hand delivery is a must at this specimen. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting!


BL53 - Azurite - 575€
La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Size: 5.1 x 4.4 x 2.3 cm
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An azurite floater aggregate of lovely crystallization all around with no damage or contact anywhere to be found. This shape is classic for the now unactive locale near La Sal. The azurite is flashy and sparkling with hundreds of wedge shaped crystals. At some spots there are hidden hints of malachite, the rest is just pure blue joy without compromise!


SS09 - Quartz Gwindel - 5500€
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Berner Oberland, Switzerland
Size: 10.3 x 4.7 x 4.6 cm
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Colorless quartz gwindels are actually harder to find in the Alps than are smoky quartz gwindels. Fortunately in 1987 the famous Marmottakluft produced this great matrix piece, being a rarity even to this cleft. The nearly closed gwindel is of exceptional luster and clarity. Being perched on a beautiful matrix among high quality side crystals we can honestly say we are dazzled by this specimen. There are two smaller chips at the backside, being hidden for the jagged crystallization und thus not visible from the front. The rest - even the side crystals - is just perfect. The brownish matrix holds a couple of tiny anatase crystals, is naturally broken at the bottom and a fittingly pretty base for this pristine crystal. The solidification of a real "wow" factor!


BL09 - Epidote - 950€
Green Monster Deposit, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Size: 5.3 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
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Beautifully crystallized on all sides, nicely composed and with accompanying Japan law twins this epidote specimen is remarkable in any respect. The main crystal is 1.7 cm thick and holds a 2.3 cm Japan law twin atop its perfect termination. With the lovely aesthetics of butterflies sitting on this dominant lustrous mineral this specimen is a fine treasure indeed. The whole piece is in excellent condition and of unique composition.


RK145 - Tourmaline - 285€
Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Size: 4.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm
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The most unusual part about this green tourmaline is its shape. What looks almost straight in the picture is in fact oddly bowed as you can see in the video. Combined with good luster and color this is a very distinct piece of striking aesthetics.


SL28 - Opal var. Hyalite with Aragonite - 350€
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mts., Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Size: 9.3 x 6.2 x 4.9 cm
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Shaped like a crown on a head of porous matrix this hyalite specimen (or Opal-AN) is especially distinctive in appearance. Inside the circular boundaries there is a structure of cream-white aragonite, organically protruding and prominent. The hyalite is perfectly water-clear and in a very good condition. This piece offers perfect aesthetics and brilliant quality as you nicely can see in our video. An attractive piece from a unique locality!


SO06 - Calcite - 370€
Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 8.8 x 7.6 x 5.9 cm
 
 
 

This is an excellent matrix specimen of calcite! Except a small contact no damage is present!


MN03 - Topaz - 8500€
Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, North of the Skardu Road, Gilgit Division, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.2 x 6.3 x 3.9 cm
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I have seen many topaz coming to the market in the last years, but when it comes to this quality, I have seen almost nothing! Most are just heavily damaged single crystals of minor quality, or just not well situated on matrix. This piece features all you need to get a specimen of world class. The elongated crystal of high quality is shooting out vertically of the matrix, producing the fabulous aesthetics of this specimen. The crystal is gemmy, lustrous and showing the typically congnac color. Just some minor edgewear is present at the lower left of the crystal, but this is very small and does not detract the beauty of this piece at all. Very showy from all sides!


KB36 - Calcite - 2500€
La Cuerre Mine, Rionansa, La Florida mining area, Sierra de Arnero, Cantabria, Spain
Size: 11.8 x 9.7 x 8.3 cm
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Like a snowball on a slope, this flawless and highly lustrous yellow calcite crystal sits on a rich matrix that supports the dramatic charm of this specimen. The calcite specimens from this region belong to Spains very best, this very specimen being no exception. The single isolated crystal is nicely transparent and of beautiful and characteristic spheral shape with a size of 4.6 cm! Outstanding in every way, this stunningly aeshtetical piece is a perfect, jewel-like eye-catcher.


RK408 - Titanite - 5800€
Schwemmhäuslbruch, Koralpe, Deutschlandsberg, Styria, Austria
Size: 10.8 x 7.8 x 2.6 cm
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This dramatic titanite is out of a spectacular new find from spring 2016. A massy piece of solid titanite, incredible 10.8 cm long and 2.6 cm thick! It is a perfect floater that is absolutely flawless and impressive all around. The backside is partly encrusted with some matrix, chlorite, iron oxide and albite which provides a very lively, landscape-like view. The front is lustrous, sharp edged and of typical mossy green color. The greatest part is free of chlorite which is unusual for the locale. This is definitely one of the very larges and best titanite specimen we have seen coming the Alps.