This crystal is very glassy and perfect all around! It has some beautiful inclusions of chlorite, while the matrix is partially coverd by a brwonish layer. It has an intense luster and a great visual impact! I was very lucky to get it out of a collection, as I have not seen any pieces in that quality from new findings!
Two beautiful tourmalines in combination with some cleavelandite are foarming this outstanding piece! We have two different crystal habits here, while the left one shows the common flat termination, the other one is well pointed and very elegant! To see both together side by side on one piece is very rare and unique! The crystals are translucent, glassy and of bright pink color! This is a choice piece and was in the private collection of Herb Obboda for years! Stunning in person!
Now, this is an extraordinary piece! I love the wild beauty and the chaotic aesthetic of these perfectly lustrous and clear quartz crystals. Size, quality, composition: It all fits on this piece. The crystals are grown on a matrix, which is more or less completely covered in quartz and calcite. You will not find a downside, this is a perfect floater and flawless all around. Especially lovely is the doubly terminated quartz, riding piggyback at the very top. This specimen might not be everybodyâ€™s taste but then, which one is?
These flawless elongated calcite crystals are arranged in a highly attractive way. The black and turquoise matrix provides a perfect contrast and supports the virtue of this specimen. A nice piece without any compromise.
The Rogerley Mine in England is famous for its fine fluorite specimen of high quality. One exceedingly good piece is the one we are happy to present. An imposing piece, covered with brilliant green fluorite crystals of up to 2.5 cm in size. The crystals are gemmy through and through and show the famous color-change effect: The mossy green color changes to an intense blue when exposed to daylight. Size, composition, quality and sheer beauty are making this superb piece a real stunner of exceptional status!
Glassy as if it was filled with water this gwindel is entirely free of cracks. Through the perfect lustrous front face you can see every single dot of chlorite that covers parts of the backside and the top, as well as the marvelous surface structure this piece has all around. The bottom is crystallized as well, making this gwindel a perfect floater. Aside of one contacted side-crystal, the condition on this piece is brilliant. A superb, massy and just beautiful specimen!
A massive cluster of pink and turquoise tourmaline with a gemmy and sparkling crown-like termination. Wonderful in every aspect this piece is a real stunner. It is highly lustrous on all sides and free of any considerable damage. At the lower front side there is an imprint of another crystal which, I find, does not disturb the aesthetics of this striking piece. The bottom is fully healed. Overall this is a brilliant and stunning tourmaline specimen that is beautiful on all sides and convincing in every respect! Impressive in person!
For me those two pieces belong together like siblings. Each piece is a distinctive combination of jet-black hematite with aggregates of splintery golden rutile needles springing from the edges. Very elegant, with striking contrast and outline. The above mentioned size referes to the larger piece, the smaller one has 3.2 x 3 x 0.3 cm. A nice combination of thumbnail and toenail specimens.
This is exactly the rich cherry-red color fluorite from frunthorn are known for. Seeing two of these crystals - the larger of which is nearly 3 cm on edge - on a beautiful piece of matrix leaves me marveling, especially as there is not a single flaw in sight. The characteristic wheathered granite matrix provides a beautiful sparkling basis and makes this a outstanding Alpine specimen. Watch the video for a better impression of the 3-dimensional quality of this wonderful piece!
This brownish orange crystal with neon-yellow core is in fact a hybrid of ettringite and sturmanite, forming this dramatic piece. As a single crystal on dark contrasting matrix, the impact of this very rare specimen is exceptional. The hexagonal shape of this flawless sturmanite is nicely discernible all around and even shows faces at the bottom like on a doubly terminated crystal. We luckily got this piece out of an old collection as there is not much new comming these days. A rare chance for an excellent strumanite/ettringite specimen!
About 1 km south of the Knappenwand and its famous epidote is the Popberg, home of these classy adularia crystals. Several adularia crystals of superb quality, gemmy, lustrous and partly covered in some chlorite, are perched on a brilliantly sparkling piece of matrix. The backside is naturally broken and even shows some lovely crystallization. This is a piece of great aesthetics, where the chlorite adds color and contrast just in the right amount. Marvelous quality, perfect proportions and no damage on any of those great adularia crystals!
A filigree sculpture of pure white adularia that is a complete floater. The adularia is highly lustrous and of great translucent quality. Spread over it is a rather small amount of green chlorite adding a nice Alpine character without disturbing the beauty of this lovely piece. Remarkable and in perfect condition!