I especially like the aesthetics of this specimen. The completely sharp and clear scepter-head sits on a milky quartz body thatâ€™s accompanied by a piece of matrix. Very nice and, despite some edge-wear, in very good condition. To be honest, itâ€™s pleasant to see this clear, colorless quartz scepter of perfect aesthetics, as the vast majority of scepters are amethyst. A real treasure for any Alpine mineral collection!
Okay, it is only quartz and calcite, but the aesthetics of this piece is definitely lovely and worth a closer look! Snow-white quartz of characteristic Dal'negorsk growth pattern and sparklingly lustrous carries a backpack of light brown, rhombohedral calcite. A catchy outline and stark contrast defines this attractive specimen that is in very fine condition and beautiful on both, front and backside.
Found in the early 90s this piece lost nothing of its fascinating charm! High class titanite of intensive forest green color, bright luster and sharp crystallization are nicely arranged on a beautiful landscape of white feldspar and white to grey calcite, surrounding the picture. The green color strongly contrast on the monochrom background emphasizing the slender gemmy crystals the largest of which is 1.8 cm long. This is a dramatic piece of stunning beauty and highest possible crystal quality!
The hematite on this piece is of the best quality you can look for! It has mirrow like luster and is perfect all around. The contrast of the metallic hematite to the white matrix of small adularias is very well. It is perfectly situated on the top of the matrix showing a great aesthetics.
WOW! Actually there is not much to say, as the picture speaks for itself here. But just to mention some words after recover one's breath! Perfect textbook aesthetics and an absolutely rare combination of several single isolated rubellite crystals on a matrix of quartz, mica, orthoclase and cleavelandite make this an outstanding piece of unique character. Every single crystal on this specimen is in flawless condition and of gemmy quality. Just one small contact is to be mentioned on the crystal to the right. I love this piece as I exactly know how hard it is to get a tourmaline of such beauty, and especially one in such exceptional quality and condition. For a better view please watch the video!
Pristine smoky quartz crystals on a white contrasting matrix shape this absolutely marvellous piece. The quartz is just alltogether stunning: Completely limpid, "wet-look" lustrous and razor sharp. The condition is just perfect all around. The whole area of Göscheneralp is commonly known for its very fine pink fluorite specimens but obviously also some great smoky quartz has been found. A small cabinet piece of exceptional quality and beautiful aesthetics!
The gwindel is coming out of the quartz right in the perfect angle to get this stunning aesthetics. It is very well crystallized all around and except some contacts on the regular quartz no damage is present!
A great am massy amethyst specimen as is rare for the locale of Mörchnerkar, Austria. The whole crystal is impressively well developed with beautiful stepped growth on all sides. The many faces prevent a look to the transparent inner crystal body but fortunately the smooth terminal faces make good for that. The purple amethyst color is only visible at the termination, the rest is mostly colorless quartz. This is an absolutely dramatic piece in overall well condition with a re-crystallized bottom. Unfortunately the termination as well as a few spots on the sides are damaged which well reduces the price on this otherwise great piece. A worthy specimen for any collector who is willing to trade 10% perfection for 100 % natural Alpine beauty!
Sure, this piece needs strong light from the back to reveal its beautiful color but when provided, the deeply purple color is totally stunning. The crystal is sharp and well at the front but has obvious damage at the backside. Still, this is a worthy little specimen for the locale that strikes with dark, radiating color!
A classic and rare piece from the pegmatites of Burma. Several pink tourmalines are spread about this nicely crystallized matrix-piece of quartz, mica, orthoclase and cleavelandite. The largest tourmaline is around 1.4 cm thick and in perfect condition. One of the side-crystals is broken which is a bit of a damper here but still, this is quite a fascinating combination-piece of generally high quality and aesthetics.
The crystals on this specimen have a bright red color, high translucency and an incredible good luster. On one of the edges some irregular grwoing is present, it is hard to say if its natural, a contact or a small damage. This is hardly visible in person and not really important therefore. Over all this is an excellent fluorite on matrix!
WOW! This specimen exactly presents what most of the collectors are looking for! A dominant, very clear and perfect crystal is shooting out of a crystallized matrix like a rocket! The contrast with the brwonish matrix is highlighting the crystal very well, which is highly lustrous and brilliant. The tip of the crystal is razor sharp and not just going to a point, what looks gorgeous! I have very rarely seen a piece like this, but especially not without a repaired crystal. Most are coming off due heavy blasting at the mining process in the Cavradi cleft, but not this one. It is very hard to show the high quality on pictures, but the vido speaks for itself!