This quartz specimen is utterly unique for its dramatic cross shape. A doubly terminated quartz horizontally lies across a vertical quartz of equal shape and quality. The surface of both main crystals is highly structured and beautiful. All over this specimen you find smaller quartz as well as some white feldspar at the bottom. Rarely have I seen a quartz specimen of such distinctive character with so many details to be discovered.
This piece is completely unusual, a combination I have not seen before. Actinolite on matrix provided the ground for a lively and lustrous albite landscape, all colored in dark green as a result of the actinolite. An appealing combination in person that shines under direct light. The crystals are in perfect shape and show no damage, save for some peripheral contacts. A truly outstanding piece of intensive color and sparkling crystals.
The Tormiq Valley contains many occurrences of Alpine-type mineralized clefts. One of the specialties of Tormiq Valley are lustrous and sharp apatite and fluorapatite. This very specimen is a major example of cream-yellow apatite that is remarkably massy and of high quality. An aggregate of intergrown apatite and practically a floater with no contacts or breaks, crystallized all over. The apatite is translucent to transparent, showing a lustrous and nicely structured surface with only some smaller patches of chlorite distributed about the periphery. Definitely an important piece for the locale!
This is a totally unique piece of exceptional aesthetics! What at first sight looks like a pseudomorphosis of some kind is in fact a hexahedral crystal overgrown with a second generation of smaller pyrite crystals. A striking outline almost as if done by a cookie cutter. White calcite on both sides as well as some sphalerite are beautiful additions and very much contribute to the general beauty of this specimen. The backside is contacted, the overall condition is outstanding. A dashy piece for any fine mineral showcase!
A smoky quartz crystal on a white quartz and adularia matrix, perfectly centered and proportioned. The quartz shows internal cracks but is otherwise transparent and holds a very nice dark brown color. The top edge is a bit rough but not damaged at all. As you can see in the picture there is a second quartz intergrown with the main crystal. A fine piece of classy aesthetics and good crystal quality.
Two balls of cerussite sit atop a red barite surface like amphibious pop eyes. The crystals are perfect all around and transparent with a smoky color. The backside is contacted but not damaged. Both crystals are 2.2 cm in diameter. This is a characteristic specimen for Mibladen with stark contrast and well defined aesthetics!
Kongsberg, the mother of silver deposits. Almost 400 years of mining history make this locale THE most famous silver mining regiong of the world. The specimen we have here is very much typical with several wires, one of which proturdes a staggering 4 cm off the main body. The bottom parts are associated with white calcite and some green malachite at the back. The silver itself shows great silvery luster, in parts coated with a nice natural patina. Classic old Kongsberg material in most attractive shape, 3-dimensional and elegant!
A superb single quartz crystal from the Austrian Koralpe. The surface has a wet-look luster and grants an unimpeded look to the crystals vivid interior life. The bottom of the quartz is rehealed, even recrystallized. There is some tiny edgewear here but to the very most part this crystal is flawless. A beautiful piece from this uncommon locale!
What a beautiful crystal of ruby! Color, size, sharpness, this crystal has it all. It is the very best crystal of ruby I have ever personally got.
This beautiful smoky quartz on matrix comes from the famous find made by the Ruffibachs many decades ago. While most of the specimens from this pocket are sawn at the base, this is also completely natural on the lower side. Color, luster, clarity and aesthetics are outstanding on this piece. It is one of the finest smoky quartz specimens on matrix I have got in many years. Very hard to get and perfect for the advanced collector.
This is an outstanding twin from the classic locale Egremont in England. The surface shows a very nice striation, what looks gorgeous in person. The luster is really good, and so is the clarity. Except a contact at the bottom side, where the specimen is mounted on the base, it is free of any damage.
The combination of the snow white adularia with the smoky quartz is very lovely here. No damage is present!