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Mixed Minerals

IT06 - Tourmaline with Albite - Sold
Teixerinha mine, Itinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.9 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
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It's actually four tourmaline crystals, glassy and pleasantly green, that are embedded in this beautiful albite matrix. The longest crystal is 5.5 cm long and 0.5 cm thick. Its color changes from a luscious green to turquoise at the tip. The main crystal is free of any damage and is not repaired, which is a rare thing at fragile pieces like this one. I love the aesthetics of this specimen as there are so few good matrix-pieces available on the market.

AF50 - Adularia - Sold
Stgegia Alp, Medel Valley, Grischun, Switzerland
Size: 6.1 x 4.3 x 3.6 cm
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A nice, massy adularia crystal on matrix with just the right proportion. The crystal shows the typical rainbow-colored sheen and is lustrous, especially on the front faces. There is some edgewear here and there but no acutal damage. Even the bottom of the matrix is nicely crystallized and offers a worthy base for this fine single adularia crystal.

AF37 - Smoky Quartz - 750€
Kleines Bielenhorn, Furka pass area, Uri, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 5 x 5.2 cm
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A very compact and characteristic smoky quartz group from Uri. The quartz is limpid, lustrous and shows very fine surface structure. All larger crystals are totally free of any damage with perfect pointed terminations or chisel terminations. There is one damaged side-crystal but which is at the very back of this specimen and not visible from the frontside. The bottom is all contacted, not broken. A beautiful piece all over in very good condition!

RK107 - Fluorite, Garnet - 1450€
Zhangpu Co., Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
Size: 5.3 x 4.8 x 3.3 cm
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There is so much beauty to this piece that a picture is far too less. But a video says more than thousand pictures, right? So go ahead and have a look!Main focus here is definitely on the octahedral fluorite. A purple wonder of fantastically deep color and a rich inner life. The edges and surfaces are nicely modified and structured. The white matrix is perfect all around, even a floater, and holds surprises at the backside: a multiplicity of orange garnet distributed all over its crystallized feldspar matrix. This is a real jewel without any downsides whatsoever!

SK21 - Aragonite - 550€
Laurion, Greece
Size: 9.1 x 6 x 5.8 cm
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A coral-shaped aragonite specimen of snow-white quality and brilliant 3-dimenional aesthetics. At the backside there is some smaller damage present but all crystals at the front are totally perfect. A beautiful piece from the classic locale of Laurion.

SO86 - Amethyst - 1600€
Veracruz, Mexico
Size: 9.8 x 7.9 x 6.8 cm
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Elegance and charm are radiating from this piece as is typical for the famous locale of Veracruz. Several high-class amethyst crystals are nested on a grey matrix cluttered with small white quartz crystals. The amethyst shows lovely purple color in marvelously gemmy, elongated crystals. There are no flaws worth mentioning here on this piece of utter brilliance. The nice 3-dimensional character as well as the sparkling luster are main actors in our video, so go on and have a look!

SO69 - Barite - Sold
Cerro Warihuyn, Miraflores, Huamalíes Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
Size: 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
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This brownish dolomite matrix supports a highly aesthetic blossom-like cluster of limpid tabular barite. I love the striking composition as well as the high crystal quality of brilliant luster and perfect transparency. The whole cluster is in very good shape with only one smaler chip that is visible at closer view but fortunately does not distract the perfect outline and the general beauty of this piece. Highly attractive and of sparkling quality.

SO97 - Azurite with Malachite - 2900€
Tsumeb Mine, Otjikoto Region, Tsumeb, Namibia
Size: 5.6 x 4.1 x 2.3 cm
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One single azurite of dramatic size protrudes from a nice piece of matrix that is very much typical for the locale. The azurite is quite dark but reveals its deep blue secret at backlight illumination. Some green malachite mottling, apparently a beginning pseudomorphosis, gives a nice accent to this striking piece. There is some slight wear present but no acutal damage. This is an old piece, as you can see on the enclosed label. Stunning and beautiful in person!

FA81 - Vanadinite on Barite - 410€
Mibladen, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco
Size: 7.3 x 4.1 x 3 cm
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Bright red-orange vanadinite crystals are perched on a snow-white barite matrix like cherries on a cream pie. This stiking piece lives from the intense contrast these colors provide but also from high luster on gemmy crystals in a size range from a few millimeters up to staggering 2.1 cm! The piece is virtually free of damage, aside some smaller contacts or almost invisible edgewear. Also the bottom is nicely crystallized. This is a piece of overall good quality and appealing aesthetics!

PB103 - Augelite with Quartz - 3400€
Mundo Nuevo Mine, Mundo Nuevo, Huamachuco, Sanchez Carrion, La Libertad, Peru
Size: 10.7 x 8.2 x 2.8 cm
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The sheer amount of top-quality augelite on this important piece is just amazing! Augelite of this brilliance has only been found at the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru, but such a richly loaded piece is rare and dramatic even for that standard. The single isolated augelite crystals reach a size of around 1.3 cm and are embedded in a sparkling white matrix of glassy and gemmy colorless quartz. This is definitely a premium piece of exceptional quality, best condition and outstanding size!

PB83 - Pyrite - 2600€
Huanzala Mine, Huallanca, Bolognesi Province, Áncash, Peru
Size: 23 x 16 x 9 cm
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WK20 - Calcite and Quartz - 860€
Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania
Size: 9.2 x 7.1 x 6.7 cm
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Charming cream-yellow calcite stands in contrast to sparkling white quartz crystals. The piece is in overall good condition with some smaller edgewear here and there but no actual damage. The calcite itself is a cluster of hundreds of smaller crystals forming two glistening spheres on matrix. While calcite from Cavnic is typically white or maybe a pale yellow, this specimen holds unusually intense coloring. This is a highly aesthetic piece of textbook composition, good contrast and exceptional quality!