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A nice assortment of beautiful, aesthetic minerals from our standing offer, attractive for collectors of beautiful, aesthetic, worldwide minerals.

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    Aegirine

    Mount Malosa | Zomba Plateau | Malawi

    A wonderful, very aesthetic aegirine specimen from Mount Malosa, Malawi with sharp, black, highly lustrous, prismatic crystals up to 9 cm tall, without matrix. The specimen is wonderfully crystallized, well terminated without any visible damage. A really top piece, fitting very well any collection of aesthetic, high-quality minerals. It is also attractivbe for any serious collector of African minerals. Aegirin pieces in this quality are quite rare and sought after.

    specimen: #S/889
    size: 9 x 4 x 3.5 cm / 3.5 x 1.6 x 1.4 in
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    Price: 270,00 € / 300.00 $
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    Andradite, var. Demantoid

    Antetezambato | Maherivaratra | Ambanja | Antsiranana | Madagascar

    Wonderful green sharp, lustrous, partly transparent, complex demantoid crystals up to 0.7 cm across on matrix from Antetezambato in Madagascar. The crystals show no visible damage, are perfectly crystallized and very aesthetic.  A really beautiful piece, well fitting any collection of high quality, aesthetic minerals and also attractive to any garnet collectors looking for worldwide, well-crystallized garnet specimens.

    specimen: #S-E/0045
    size: 6.0 x 8.2 x 3.7 cm / 2.4 x 3.2 x 1.5 in
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    Price: 570,00 € / 630.00 $
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    Bustamite

    Broken Hill | Yancowinna Co. | New South Wales | Australia

    An extraordinary bustamite specimen with light red, highly lustrous, partly transparent thick tabular crystals up to 2.8 cm tall on matrix from the classic Australian locality of Broken Hill, New South Wales. The main crystal has not quite perfect edges and shows a contact point on its back, but its size, color, transparency and overall aesthetics of the piece make it a really attractive specimen for serious systematic mineral collectors who look for the best possible pieces of the species or for a collectro of high quality Australian minerals.

    specimen: #S/1103
    size: 6 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm / 2.4 x 2.2 x 1.5 in
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    Price: 2.300,00 € / 2.900.00 $
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    Carrollite

    Kamoya II Mine | Kambove District | Katanga | Democratic Republic of Congo

    Grey, metallic, sharp, highly lustrous carrollite crystals up to 2.3 cm across on calcite matrix from Kamoya II MIne, Kambove District, Democratic Republic of Congo. Carrollite crystals are very sharp, highly lustrous and almost perfect. They have very interesting growth patterns on the crystal faces as well. This specimen is really showy, aesthetic and fitting perfectly any advanced collection of aesthetic minerals or a collection of crystallized ore minerals. The size and luster of the main crystal make this specimen quite extraordinary.

    specimen: #S-E/0265
    size: 7.0 x 7.5 x 5.8 cm / 2.8 x 3 x 2.3 in
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    Price: 1.250,00 € / 1.400.00 $
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    Fluorite

    Elmwood Mine | Carthage | Smith Co.| Tennessee | USA

    Wonderful, purple, clean, transparent fluorite cubes up to 2.5 cm on edge on crystallized sphalerite matrix from Elmwood Mine, Tennessee, USA. The crystals are without any damage, clean and fully transparent, with very interesting step-like growth patterns on the crystal faces. The sphalerite crystals are dark brown to black, highly lustrous, sharp, up to 1.5 cm in size. The piece is of utmost aesthetics, fitting perfectly any collection of high-quality, aesthetic minerals and also any serious fluorite collection. The locality is not producing new specimens anymore and spedimens of such high quality like this one are getting harder and harder to find.

    specimen: #S-E/0457
    size: 9.0 x 8.0 x 4.0 cm / 3.5 x 3.1 x 1.6 in
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    Price: 430,00 € / 480.00 $
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    Fluorite

    Beihilfe Mine | Halsbrücke | Freiberg | Saxony | Germany

    Superb, pale purple, penetration twin of fluorite, 2 cm on edge, on matrix from Beihilfe Mine, Halsbrücke, Freiberg, Germany. The crystals are sharp, with no damage and show wonderful multiple phantoms in side the crystals. This is a top quality fluorite specimen, fiiting well any collection of high-quality, aesthetic minerals or a top quality fluorite collection.

    specimen: #EVJ-095
    size: 7.0 x 7.4 x 4.0 cm / 2.8 x 2.9 x 1.6 in
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    Price: 2.800,00 € / 3.100.00 $
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    Orpiment

    Quiruvilca Mine | Santiago de Chuco Province | La Libertad | Peru

    A nice, aesthetic piece with orange, reniform, radial orpiment aggregates with a velvety surface from Quiruvilca Mine in Peru, associated with white, thick tabular, partly transparent baryte crystals up to 3 cm in size. A really nice, colorful combination with only very minor imperfections, fitting well any collection of aesthetic minerals and also any serious collection of Peruvian minerals.

    specimen: #S-E/0423
    size: 6.6 x 6.9 x 3.8 cm / 2.6 x 2.7 x 1.5 in
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    Price: 220,00 € / 250.00 $
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    Pyragyrite

    Jachymov (former Joachimsthal) | Krusne Hory Mts. | Bohemia | Czech Republic

    Beautiful grey, metallic, highly lustrous and quite sharp pyragyrite crystals up to 1.5 cm across on matrix from the classic Czech locality Jachymov in Krusne Hory Mts. (Erzgebirge). The crystals are unusually sharp and really well developed and show nice inner red reflections in good light. It is an old piece, dating back to the 19th century, accompanied by an old, hand-written German label. The crystals show almost no visible damage, only on the back of the piece there is a contact, which does not diminish the high quality of the specimen. Sliver minerals from Jachymov have been rarer and rarer to get, so this one is an unusual opportunity for serious collectors of silver minerals to add this piece to their collections.

    specimen: #S/731
    size: 3.7 x 3.9 x 2.4 cm / 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.9 in
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    Price: 1.900,00 € / 2.100.00 $
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