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Smoky Quartz - sold

Hoher Sonnblick north face, Alteck - Hoher Sonnblick area, Hüttwinkl valley, Rauris valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 13 x 6 x 4.5 cm

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Massy quartz crystal with a smoky hue and a partially clear to cloudy interior. Minor pericline and gneiss are grown in several faces, the rhombohedral faces are coated with chlorite. No significant damage.

Fluorite on Quartz with Muscovite and Siderite - sold

Panasqueira Mine (Level 1), Couto Mineiro da Panasqueira, Panasqueira, Covilhã, Castelo Branco District, Portugal

Size: 8.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm

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Blueish fluorite cubes up to 13 mm edge length sitting on a very clear and lustrous rock crystal, partially coated by muscovite and lenticular siderite crystals. No significant damage. The specimen was mined in 2013.

Spessartine and Quartz on Orthoclase - sold

Shengus, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Size: 9 x 6 x 6 cm

Highly lustrous spessartine crystals up to 12 mm on white orthoclase with a 4.5 x 3 cm rock crystal on top. No significant damage.

Hubnerite and Quartz - sold

Pasto Bueno Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru

Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

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Sprouting sheaf of hubnerite crystals associated with rock crystals. The hubnerites are well terminated and radiate deep red colour when backlit. There are some minor contacts among the small quartz crystals.

Amethyst - sold

Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico

Size: 9 x 6 x 3.5 cm

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Doubly terminated amethyst crystals forming positive and negative scepters on matrix. Interesting color fades from purple to orange-brownish tones. The largest crystal measures 4.5 cm. No significant damage.

Stibnite - sold

Cavnic Mine, Cavnic, Maramureș Co., Romania

Size: 11.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm

Diverging spray of highly lustrous stibnite crystals. All main crystals exhibit pristine terminations. There is a virtually invisible repair on the bottom right side.

Aquamarine with Albite and Muscovite - sold

Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Size: 6 x 4 x 3 cm

Aquamarine crystal of 5.5 cm length with muscovite blades on white albite. The aquamarine exhibits some internal cracks but is otherwise free of damage except for the broken bottom.

Prase Quartz with Hematite - sold

Serifos Island, Cyclade Islands, Kykládes Prefecture, Aegean Islands Department, Greece

Size: 8 x 7.5 x 7 cm

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Group prase quartz crystals on matrix including some iron roses up to 9 mm diameter. There are some old ruptures among the small quartz crystals.

Morion on Feldspar - sold

Murzinka Mine, Sarapulka District, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia

Size: 12 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm

Totally black morion crystals with good luster and distinct striations on feldspar matrix. The crystals measure up to 4 cm in length. There are numerous natural indents or etching pits scattered over the crystals, furthermore some old contacts are present.

Elbaite - sold

Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Size: 31 x 20 x 15 mm

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Rare elbaite crystal with four distinct color zones and clean terminations on both ends. While probably more than 99% of Stak Nala elbaites are black and green only, this piece also shows red and blue color.

Elbaite on Smoky Quartz - sold

Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Size: 5.5 x 5 x 1.5 cm

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Two bicolour elbaites on a thin, jet-black smoky quartz crystal fragment. The elbaites measure 17 mm, and exhibit clean terminations and yellow/green to pink colour transitions. The rear crystal has a small crack near the bottom. The smoky quartz fragment shows good luster and striations on the front side.

Adularia & Pericline - sold

Großer Happ, Maurerbach valley, Ströden, Virgen valley, East Tyrol, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 7.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm

Sculptural assembly of sharp and lustrous adularia crystals with snow-white pericline. No significant damage.

Hematite, Rutile & Rock Crystal - sold

Cavradi gorge, Curnera valley, Tujetsch, Vorderrhein valley, Graubünden, Switzerland

Size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm

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Lustrous hematite blades carrying partially gemmy, deep red rutile crystals attached to a small rock crystal with rehealed bottom. The crack in the left-hand blade is filled with some carbonatic adherence thus seems to be of natural tectonic origin. There are some contacts at the top section of the left-hand blade mainly visible from the backside.

Hematite - sold

Kriegalp valley, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 6 x 5 x 4 cm

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Iron roses up to 17 mm diameter with some minor rutile on gneiss matrix. No significant damage.

Anatase - sold

Spissen, Lärcheltini area, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm

Yellow, translucent anatase on contrasting white gneiss matrix. The anatase measures 4 mm. No significant damage.

Anatase - sold

Spissen, Lärcheltini area, Binntal, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 6 x 3 x 3.5 cm

Honey-yellow, multifaceted and transparent anatase crystals with adularia on gneiss matrix. The main anatase measures 5 mm and shows slight edge wear. The matrix was sawed at the bottom.

Morion - sold

Blau lake, Saflisch Valley, Binn Valley, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 6.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm

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Gorgeous morion crystal from one of the very few Swiss localities for this rare quartz variant. The specimen features great luster on all faces and despite its near-black color a clear, transparent interior when backlit. Due to a growth inhibition or an contact during an early growth stage, the crystal top is split into multiple terminations forming a black, lustrous crown. The specimen is flawless all around with an old contact at the side being fully recrystallized.

Titanite - sold

Maurerkeeskopf, Obersulzbach Valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 7.6 × 6.7 × 4.5 cm

Translucent, cognac colored titanite twin of 12 mm length on contrasting white gneiss matrix. Numerous mini crystals scattered all over the matrix account for a sparkling appearance. No significant damage. Found by Kurt Nowak.

Fluorite - sold

Bucheben, Böckstein, Gastein valley, Hohe Tauern, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 5.3 × 2.8 × 2.6 cm

Translucent green fluorite octahedra up to 20 mm edge length. No significant damage.

Amethyst - sold

Haupen Valley, Zamser Grund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria

Size: 8.5 × 4.2 × 4.1 cm

Highly textured scepter head with a slight purple tinge. Minor abrasion at the very tip, and small rehealed fracture surface at the bottom.

Fluorite Hematite & Smoky Quartz - sold

Galenstock, Furka Pass Area, Goms, Wallis, Switzerland

Size: 5.1 × 4.4 × 3.8 cm

Iron rose of 10 mm diameter and numerous grey-bluish fluorite octahedra on a cluster of lustrous smoky quartz crystals. The iron rose has some incomplete blades and there are few tiny chips on the quartz crystals.

Fluorite - sold

Twenger Au, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria

Size: 4.7 × 3.6 × 2.7 cm

Naturally etched fluorite with intense blue to cyan color shades (first image backlit) from a 2016 find at Mauterndorf quarry, Twenger Au.

Calcite & Copper - sold

Houghton Co., Michigan, USA

Size: 8 x 6 x 4 cm

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Heavily copper-included calcite scalenohedra and native copper on a matrix of basalt and prehnite. There are minute dispersed bits of copper giving the calcites themselves a rich copper background color overall, and still showing bright flecks of native copper inside. The main scalenohedron measures 2.5 cm. The specimen most likely stems from the Quincy Mine, where such pieces were found mostly in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Comes with former Cureton label.

Quartz, Azurite & Malachite - sold

M'Ssici, Alnif County, Tinghir Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco

Size: 12.5 x 9.5 x 6 cm

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Group of limonite coated quartz crystals with aggregates of azurite crystals partially pseudomorph to malachite, both of vivid color. The specimen is developed as a floater and free of notable damage. Find from 2011.

Bournonite - sold

Grube Georg, Willroth, Altenkirchen, Westerwald, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm

Cluster of highly lustrous and sharp bournonite crystals from one of the most classic European locales for the species. Several crystals exhibit the typical "cogwheel" twinning. Unfortunately, there are some contacts including a severe one at the main crystal.

(Meta-)Torbernite - sold

Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Size: 7.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

Rich cluster of forest-green torbernite blades on gossan matrix. Some minor contacts along the periphery.

Azurite partially ps. to Malachite - sold

Bisbee, Warren District, Mule Mts, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA

Size: 7 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm

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Classic Bisbee rose from the former "Queen of copper deposits". Filigree scaled azurite blades partially altered to malachite on matrix.

Cuprite on Copper - sold

Chuquicamata Mine, Chuquicamata District, Calama, El Loa Province, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Size: 11.5 x 6.5 x 3 cm

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Sparkling, metallic-grey cuprite crystals on a sculptural piece of native copper. No significant damage.

Azurite on Malachite - sold

Morenci Mine, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Size: 8 x 8 x 4 cm

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Cluster of fine-scaled azurite balls with intense blue color on malachite coated matrix.

Azurite with minor Malachite - sold

La Sal, San Juan Co., Utah, USA

Size: 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm

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Floater piece fully covered by intense blue azurite wedges with some malachite patches. Typical examplar from a now defunct locale.

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