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TN43 - Fluorite - 150€
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 6.1 x 4.4 x 2.8 cm
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Two transparent fluorite cubes of light blue color with sharp purple edges and great luster on all sides are perched on a lovely white calcite matrix. The larger crystal is around 1.7 cm on edge and provides a look right through to the matrix. This is a highly aesthetic fluorite specimen with no considerable damage from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China.


RK271 - Calcite - 420€
NEAT Tunnel, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland
Size: 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
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This is a 3-dimensional floater of typical "tunnel"-character. Lustrous, translucent white calcite is accompanied by smaller amounts of chlorite, feldspar and some tiny pyrrhotite crystals. There might be some insignificant edgewear present but you have to actually search for those tiny flaws on this otherwise striking piece. Vertically arranged this piece reminds of a sculpture, a distinct and lovely calcite specimen of high quality and unique aesthetics.


KB35 - Aquamarine - 2300€
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Province, China
Size: 14.3 x 8.9 x 7.1 cm
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Quite unusual and of great quality, this is a brilliant aquamarine specimen from Xuebaoding Mountain. A cluster of tabular hexagonal crystals with associated muscovite and schorl. The aquamarine is gemmy and superbly lustrous with nicely beveled corners. Being a floater specimen it is particularly 3-dimensional and beautiful on all sides. There is no damage present anywhere here. Our video shows a fantastic look on this remarkable specimen.


SO111 - Datolite on Quartz - Sold
Bor Pit, Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Size: 18.3 x 12.7 x 7.7 cm
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The shape of this datolite/quartz combination is extremely rare and in an untamed and chaotic way very aesthetic! A rather large pastel green and lustrous datolite crystal, 5.2 cm across, sits amid a "V" shaped array of unusual quartz crystals. The weird quartz shape that gives the impression of shifted layers results from intergrown calcite that dissolved later on. The whole piece is in exceptional condition and shows a number of smaller datolite crystals on all sides. Dal'negorsk is known as the worlds best locality for specimen-quality datolite which is clear when you see this fantastic and utterly unique specimen!


DK2 - Galena - 320€
Herja Mine, Chiuzbaia, Baia Mare, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 4.4 x 3.3 x 2.9 cm
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A well defined specimen with a large main galena crystal nested between an array of side minerals. Metallic black sphalerite, glassy quartz, white calcite and some greenish yellow siderite are nicely arranged around the main crystal and strongly support the overall aesthetics of this piece. The bottom is partly broken but mostly crystallized. The main crystal is absolutely flawless and very well developed. A great miniature of classic Herja Mine character!


DK5 - Barite - 950€
Baia Sprie, Maramures Co., Romania
Size: 12.5 x 9.5 x 5.3 cm
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Baia Sprie is famous for its high class barite and supplies the market with pieces of a wide color variety. Most unusal and rare are BLUE barite specimens, especially if they are of such stunning quality. Superb luster, gemmy crystals and a striking, 3-dimensional arrangement on a white calcite matrix with some associated chalcopyrite. There are only few damaged crystals which does not destract from the overall beauty and elegance of this fine specimen. Have a look on our video for a better impression of the sparkling loveliness of this impressive piece!


RT32 - Tourmaline - 2500€
Bevoandrano pegmatite, Ikalamavony District, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Size: 6 x 2.1 x 2 cm
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This tourmaline is absolutely gorgeous! It shows very intensive, gemmy apple green coloring with a pink "sugar crusting" over the blueish termination. The piece is complete all around with a re-healed bottom and a perfect slanted termination. The backside shows stepped growth but is free of damage as well. Even at low light this specimen cuts a fine figure but the direct backlight releases a flash of bright green. This is a brilliant example of a single tourmaline crystal, all shiny and striking in person!


FB56 - Topaz - Sold
Xanda Mine, Virgem da Lapa, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.4 x 5 x 4.9 cm
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A brilliant ice-blue topaz from the Xanda Mine, famous for its high class blue topaz specimens. This piece is a floater and complete all around. The crystal itself is glassy through and through with a unique, fully etched shape, partly crusted in mica. This is a fantastically sparkling marvel due to so many different and highly lustrous faces. An excellent piece of high quality, charming blue color and a very lively shape. Absolutely stunning and 3-dimensional in person!


CW234 - Quartz - Sold
Marmottakluft, Grimselpass, Haslital, Kanton Bern, Switzerland
Size: 6.9 x 6 x 3.8 cm
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Impressive clarity and aesthetics are main attractions of this very fine small cabinet quartz specimen. The main crystal has a length of 6.7 cm and protrudes from the very center of a very beautiful group of crystals. The quartz is all pristine, colorless, lustrous and highly aesthetic! The tip of the main crystal is somewhat worn but which is not all too obvious and is the only small downside on this otherwise attractive specimen!


PA16 - Titanite on Albite - 890€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.1 x 4.8 x 2.3 cm
 
 
 

This is another very fine specimen of the recent find! The matrix has attached many very tiny titanites. This is hard to show on the photo and looks much better in person. The size of the main crystal is 1.5cm and the whole specimen is free of damage.


PB152 - Adamite - 430€
Mapimí, Mapimí Municipality, Durango, Mexico
Size: 6.5 x 3.8 x 5.8 cm
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A colorful piece of adamite on matrix that shows a crust of gemmy green crystals with brilliant luster. Especially lovely about this specimen is the combination of lime colored crystals on a rust-brown background based on a grey rock. A classic piece from the Ojuela Mine, Mexico.


SL31 - Opal var. Hyalite - 235€
Tarcal, Eperjes-Tokaj Mts., Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Size: 6.4 x 6 x 2 cm
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Like a waterdrop, splashing on solid rock, frozen in time. This hyalite is absolutely water-clear, highly lustrous and simply beautiful. It is perched on a piece of matrix of just the right proportion and good contrast. The opal is complete all around and without any damage. An incredibly aesthetic example for the recent Opal finds near the town of Tarcal in Hungary. Unusual, dashy and lovely in person!