This is a well balanced paragenesis from the Mundo Nuevo Mine in Peru where some of the best tetrahedrite specimens have been found. A group of nicely modified, highly lustrous cubical pyrite is overgrown with rather large metallic black tetrahedrite up to remarkable 2.7 cm on edge. As a contrast you find very nice transparent white quartz crystals. Admittedly the piece is not quite perfect with a ding right at the front but this is still an outstanding specimen for the mineral that shows exceptionally fine aesthetics and crystal size!
A characteristic Rauris specimen of superb quality and attractive composition. The quartz is water-clear and shows best wet-look luster on all sides. The termination is typical Tessin habit with only minimal wear. At the lower parts it is accompanied by white pericline, grey-green chlorite and orange-red iron oxide to add some color. Very attractive in person and without any damage!
Fluorite from the legendary Reiterkluft at the southwest face of Hocharn shows amazing color and quality that is very much exceptional for the Alpine region. This single sharp octahedron of marvelous purple color on a white contrasting matrix of adularia and some smaller cognac-colored calcite is strikingly beautiful and completely flawless! The crystal has 1.3 cm on edge, is gemmy and shows a nice frosted surface. A very characteristic piece of absolutely best Reiterkluft-quality and beautiful aesthetics!
This gorup has a gorgeous aesthetics and shows a very fine contrast between the red garnet and the qaurtz. I have rarely seen specimens of garnet in combination with such a long elongated crystal of quartz.
A beautiful Aragonite from Styria with gorgeous white color and exceptional aesthetics. Very 3-dimensional in person.
What a striking specimen, consisting of numerous crystlas of cavansite, situated on an exciting contrasting, white matrix of stilbite. While cavansite is pretty common over all, this specimen is very different from the crowd. Almost all specimens are flat plates, what looks very boring to me. The matrix of this piece is very 3-dimensional, what looks extraordinary fine in person and makes this specimen so unique. It is rich loaded of royal blue crystals, up to 2.8 cm in size, with bright luster. Both, the cavansite and the stilbite are sparkling in person, what is not visible on the photos and make this a choice specimen. Much better in person!
The termination of this quartz is really awesome and rare! Besides the great termination the crystal shows a beautiful luster and clarity. Just some minor damage is present, but this is hardly visible and very small over all. A piece with this shape is really hard to find and a great rarity from the Alps!
Two parallel grown crystals are in combination with some albite here! The piece is very lovley in person and free of damage!
Aesthetics in three dimensions! Having been in the collection of Helmuth Thalhammer/Austria for many years this piece is now on sale again. Hundreds of lustrous and flawless amethyst crystals with a length of up to around 2 cm are clustered on matrix like grapes and make for a truly appealing specimen. At closer sight you can even find pyrite to even improve the visual impact. Great in any aespect!
The thing about this specimen is its marvelous aesthetics! Two quartz crystals of fantastic luster and clarity on a matrix of siderite and shale, covered with a white layer of probably dolomite or calcite, like sugar icing. Wonderful color play in person! The whole piece is in a very good condition, with just one smaller chip at the backside. The Swiss Val Cavrein is well known for quartz of high quality. This specimen definitely contributes to this reputation!
This is certainly one of the best of its kind. Extremely rare and very hard to get nowadays.
Sparkling red rhodochrosite on a black manganese matrix that provides a fantastic contrast. The piece is 3-dimensional, aesthetic and of high quality. A pretty detail you would not want to miss are those little transparent fluorite crystals, accompanying the scalenohedral rhodochrosite. Found about eight years ago, this remarkable piece is now on sale again.