Alpine tourmaline is a rare thing to have especially if it is supposed to be attractive! While most significant classic schorl specimen are from Lohning quarry in Rauris Valley, this lovely piece was found at the Habach Valley. It is a sparkling composition of thin, jet black tourmaline needles all showing best luster. Both front and backside are equally beautiful with flat terminated schorl crystals and some chlorite in between. There is no damage to speak of. A 360° appealing Alpine schorl specimen!
Fluorite from Gastein Valley is an old time classic and extremely rare! This miniature specimen shows best aesthetics with a dominant octahedral fluorite, well centered on a piece of matrix with several side-crystals. The crystal is flawless, shows lovely greenish color, great clarity and a frosted, shimmering surface. Very characteristic in lovely in person!
Much more 3-dimensional than the picture would suggest and at least as spectacular! A doubly terminated pristine quartz crystal crosses a somewhat larger vertical crystal of matching quality. At the back there is a cluster of snow white pericline that adds much to the overall beauty of this piece. Best condition, amazing aesthetics and excellent crystal quality are united on this fabulous specimen!
Also have a look on our video to get a better impression of this jewel!
Glassy luster reflects the light from all those many faces this stocky specimen has to offer. This is a complex cluster of smoky quartz developed as a floater with intergrown crystals, lovely re-crystallized contact zones and superb quality all around. The 3-dimensional shape is beautiful and appealing from all sides, making it hard to decide for a visual front - the better luster though speaks for the position we chose.
It's hard to believe that a specimen of such high quality was found at Wiesbachrinne, Habach Valley. A real stunner, especially for the locale!