Itâ€™s incredible, how much detail and beauty can lie in one single quartz specimen from the Austrian Alps. This elongated specimen is composed of one dagger-shaped quartz tile of fantastic luster and a second generation of small quartz crystals, sitting at the front face. The specimen is a perfect floater and in brilliant condition. If you like extraordinary shapes, you will love this quartz!
Sparkling snow-white quartz on grey and white rock is forming the base of this brilliant piece. Atop of this beautiful matrix perfect brookite crystals are nested. The brookite is sparkingly lustrous, clear and of intense brown and red color. This piece is just marvelous in person. The bottom is cut, but this does not distract from its beauty. All main crystals are perfect without any flaws!
The "rabbit-ears-quartz", as we call it, is a piece of extraordinary aesthetics. Two equally beautiful crystals of great luster and clarity poke out of a perfectly sized piece of grey matrix. The bottom of the crystals show pyramidal faces and are partially covered in chlorite. At close sight you find very small wear at the tip, which is not apparent, when standing on the shelf. A remarkable piece of dominant size and character!
One picture is not nearly enough to cover all the beautiful aspects of this remarkable specimen - grab the opportunity and watch the video! A fantastic tourmaline of brilliant luster and striking color brotherly leans on the shoulders of this massive smoky quartz. This piece is a floater whose bottom is covered in a white coating. The tourmaline is in finest condition. All aspects of the unusual shape are naturally grown and perfectly terminated. I thought this should be more than enough for a remarkable piece wroth of attention, but this piece has even more treasures to reveal inside the smoky quartz. The presence of acicular and golden colored crystals of the rare carbonate bismutite, and metallic crystals of the rare sulfide of bismutinite adds much to the beauty of this piece. A beautiful piece of unique character!
Tourmaline from Stak Nala rank among world-wide mineral classics for their exceptionally good quality and aesthetical combinations with white albite and quartz. This stunning specimen strikes with a unusual composition. Like rockets on a launching platform the dark green tourmaline crystals slantingly lie on a base of large white albite crystals. The tourmaline is brilliantly lustrous on all sides with flawless flat pyramidal terminations. The color is mostly a very dark green with translucent fresh green zones at the terminations, and stands in stark contrast to the shiny white albite. A real stunner of exceptional aesthetics even for famous Stak Nala!
A rich floater specimen from the classic locale of Broken Hill in Australia. Especially the frontside of this dark brown limonitric matrix is completely covered in night-blue azurite that shows very good gemminess at direct illumination. The crystals are up to around one centimeter long with frosted surfaces and somewhat rounded edges. Aside of some peripheral issues there is no damage, the main view is completely unharmed. An old-time classic of appealing look!
Spheroidal azurite of exceptionally vivid blue color in combination with bright green malachite pseudomorph after azurite, some colorless quartz, orange-brown limonite and iron oxide which adds even more color to this rich specimen. The sweeping growth reminds of a coral, very 3-dimensional and captivating. This whole piece is exceptionally lively with strong colors and contrast and is in very good condition. A great appealing piece, characteristic for the locale.
This is one of the most outstanding Alpine smoky quartz specimens I have seen in recent times. The 2.6 cm thick and around 7 cm long main crystal as well as most of its companions are perfectly clear and free of internal cracks. The crystals are right-handed and brilliantly lustrous. The color is a perfect dark smoky one that's yet still far from being too dim. All these fantastic and flawless quartz crystals are perched on a stunning grey and white matrix that is exceptionally beautiful. All natural, not broken, cut or trimmed. A 3-dimensional landscape of caverns, vugs and cliffs that adds a lot to the overall beauty of this specimen. An staggering piece in person!
Incredible luster! That's what immediately catches the eye and keeps it prisoner. In a way not even the video shows the full extent of this mesmerizing shimmering effect that very much improves the closer you look. The whole piece is in overall exceptional condition with some insignificant contacts at the side and back, but it has one tiny chip at the tip that is but poorly visible. This is an outstanding piece that offers just spectacular luster as is totally unique on Alpine fluorite specimens!
An imposing, naturally broken matrix specimen with sharp-edged, sparkling titanite crystals of amber-brown color which is absolutely unusual and rare for the Austrian Alps. The matrix is grey with white calcite veins and provides a great contrast to the dark titanite. Fantastic luster prominently underlines the splendour of the translucent titanite crystals. This specimen is part of a new find from 2015 and one of just a few comparable titanite pieces that came from the overwhelming but inaccessible high Alpine region. A rare and outstanding piece of appealing elegance!
A large and especially well balanced piece of high quality quartz on matrix. All the larger crystals contain faint but lovely phantoms in otherwise perfectly glassy-clear crystal bodies. Especially the terminations are brilliantly lustrous with a sometimes scale-like surface. All in all there is no significant damage here, just some minor edgewear or contacts at the backside. Even the bottom is not broken but in fact this whole piece is a floater. The rust-brown matrix and some iron oxide coating add some lovely color to an already great piece from Nanga Parbat, one of the worlds highest mountains.
Very old and extremely rare, this is a just lovely combination of mossy green epidote jewelled with colorless apatite which again shows green byssolite inclustions. This is for sure one of the sweetest specimen of this kind to be found in the famous Knappenwand region, more than a hundred years ago! The piece is perfect all around with only contacts at the sides but no damage. Extremely aesthetic, fantastically rare and of high quality, this piece is a real marvel!