The Austrian variety of aragonite is often called "flos ferri" or (in German) "Eisenblüte". This is a classic stalactitic specimen from Erzberg that holds its very own beauty. Two parallel stems are standing out like fingers, adorned with smaller twigs and supported by a broad base of nested aragonite. The whole specimen is perfectly snow-white and elegant all around. Some damage is seen at the lower section but all major parts are intact and fine. An appealing choice of classic Austrian aragonite!
It is extremely hard to find good colorless quartz gwindel as most of gwindels show at least some faint smoky color. But this one doesn't and it is just great in composition and quality! The gwindel sits on a small piece of grey-brown matrix and is accompanied by several smaller side-crystals. There is a contacted spot at the lower front but which does not disturb at all. The trapezoid shape tapers to a only 1.5 cm broad termination which leads to a very distinct twist at the upper part. The gwindel body is water-clear with a beautifully structured, lustrous surface. Concerning the condition of this fantastic specimen I can say that you would need a loup to identify the tiny ding at the termination that anyway is only visible from the backside. Absolutely brilliant and extremely rare in such high quality and excellent aesthetics!
A high quality quartz crystal, accompanied by iron oxide coated adularia, some matrix and small amounts of associated hematite. The main quartz crystal is completely clear and has a brilliantly sparkling surface. The tip is contacted but aside of that it's just perfect. An appealing specimen of amazing crystal quality and great aesthetics!