The most unusual shape of this fluorite from Brandberg is just unbelievable! Perfectly symmetrical and without any contact, matrix or damage anywhere. You might see this as a cross, even the cristian symbol, but the round shape and the kind of human proportions also could be interpreted as an absolutely adorable little person. I have honestly never seen a piece like this before. The honey yellow fluorite is nicely translucent and shows a silky flat surface. At the inside you find some inclusions, not really disturbing on a marvelous piece like this. Totally unique and a real eye-catcher in any showcase!
A quartz with great aesthetics, perfection and clarity. This specimen has a very nice yellow color which gives a very nice character to it.
A stunning cluster of tourmaline, with a very sharp termination, and pristine all around. It has the classic style from this locality, which is very typical. The luster is beautiful and it is very glassy in comparison to other specimens, which I have seen in the last years. The color saturation is very intense and it shows the typical color change from pink to green. No repair!
This is a beautiful milky quartz, with great aesthetics, a very nice sparkling surface and it is completely free of damage. The white color looks very special in person, it appears as though the crystal is covered by a layer of white snow. Also the bottom side is fully crystalized.
This is a quartz with the very best quality you can look for! It has beautiful luster, clarity and very nice striations, what is very typically for this locality.
This is a beautiful quartz sceptre from the famous Rauris Valley in the Austrian Alps. The crystal shows high luster and clarity! On the back side a small calcite is present, which looks very lovely in person. It is completely free of damage and as a cool extra, the crystal is well doubly terminated. This piece remained for decades in a german collection, from whom I recently got it out.
Let's start this update with an older piece that presents its special charm in a very natural way. A lovely cluster of fluorite is nicely situated on a matrix that is naturally broken all around which forms a very 3-dimensional and attractive piece. The fluorite itself is somewhat unusual for the locale, as fluorite of this shape remind us more of Zinggenstock/Switzerland. Nevertheless the special coloring defines it as not-Zinggenstock. A colorless outer zone allows the view to a misterious and beautiful purple core. Aside of one insignificant contact, that presumably stems from ice-crystals, there is no damage to be found on the whole cluster. At closer view you find hundreds of tiny anatase crystals spread across the matrix' surface. A nice little detail on a great piece of utter beauty.
This single crystal of fluorite strikes as a massive specimen, free of any damage and with great color. Actually, the color is even better â€“ more to the red end of the spectrum â€“ than at picture and video and shines truly fantastic when illuminated. The surface of this fluorite is naturaly etched, which adds much to the general impact of the specimen. At the backside you can see calcite, grown into the fluorite. All in all, this piece has a distinct alpine character and is of very fine quality!
What a beautiful aquamrine! I love the contrast to the smoky quarz and the snow white feldspar on this piece.
WOW, what a beautiful aquamarine! Color, clarity, contrast, luster and aesthetics are perfectly present at this specimen. The piece is in a very good condition over all with just some very tiny edge wear at the back side of the crystal.
Composed from a beautiful honey-yellow elongated main crystal with various side crystals and accompanied by laumontite and pyrite, this striking specimen is very much unusual. Especially the shiny main crystal draws attention. It stands upon the grey matrix like a menhir, much more 3-dimensional than the picture would suggest. At the tip it is intergrown with fanned out white laumontite which adds a very nice aspect to this already pretty piece. The backside is crystallized all over and shows pyrite crystals of up to 1.1 cm in size. Very nice indeed and in very good condition.
Completely flawless all around, this floater is a true eye-catcher. Not just for its significant size, but primarily for its unusually fine aesthetics. Like white petals of a blooming flower, calcite crystals are clustered atop a pretty, mica covered matrix. Especially nice about this specimen is the clear contrast between silky matt white calcite and sparkling black mica. Iâ€™m happy to see such a vivid specimen of high quality coming from the Austrian Alps!