Hardly do you see specimens of such perfect textbook aesthetics! A "V"-shape of quartz covered white barite presents a play of purple fluorite cubes and short prismatic transparent quartz. Like the barite, the fluorite is completely covered in sparkling quartz which adds a just lovely effect. The backside is all complete and flawless with only a small contact at the bottom, where it detached from the rock. A pristine piece of exceptional aesthetics that is free of even the slightest damage. Absolutely amazing!
The shape of this datolite/quartz combination is extremely rare and in an untamed and chaotic way very aesthetic! A rather large pastel green and lustrous datolite crystal, 5.2 cm across, sits amid a "V" shaped array of unusual quartz crystals. The weird quartz shape that gives the impression of shifted layers results from intergrown calcite that dissolved later on. The whole piece is in exceptional condition and shows a number of smaller datolite crystals on all sides. Dal'negorsk is known as the worlds best locality for specimen-quality datolite which is clear when you see this fantastic and utterly unique specimen!
A single, absolutely brilliant fluorite cube of lovely quality and color sits on a decent muscovite covered matrix. The crystal is of light blue color with a distinct purple phantom. It is in near perfect condition with only very minor edgwear at one of the edges. I love this very clear picture of one single isolated, well developed crystal on matrix. Highly aesthetic and elegant in person!
A rare combination of dioptase and smithsonite on white calcite matrix. The piece is dominant and attractive, with sparkling, gemmy dioptase covering the whole surface of this vug-like structure. Mint green smithsonite provides some icing on this cake but mostly yields the stage to the superb high quality dioptase. Of course the rock itself is broken at the sides and there are contacts at the periphery but the display face is completely unharmed and a true stunner! Very attractive in person!
A excellent specimen of "yellow tanzanite" as this exceedingly rare variety is often called. The color is an intensive greenish yellow, the surface is sparkling and nicely striated with a sharp termination. The lower parts of the crystal are a little clouded but it is getting clearer and gemmier the further up you look. A striking piece in person! Some of the edges are chipped but the characteristic crystal habit is all complete and very catchy.
An appealing and striking example of this very rare zoisite variety as you can very well see in our video!
Among the classic high quality hematite from Elba this surely is the king! Over 15 centimeters of 3-dimensionally arranged hematite, playfully associated with small white quartz needles shows the wonderful aesthetics of a coralreef with vugs and caves and towering crystals all around. The whole specimen is in best condition and presents a richness of sharp, mirroring crystals. A real stunner in person!
This rare mineral, named after David London, professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Oklahoma, is the cesium-dominant analogue of rhodizite. All major finds worldwide occured in Madagascar where also this fine specimen origins. The single lemon-yellow translucent crystal with a greenish core is an irregular mixed crystal of rhomb-dodecahedron and deltoid-dodecahedral. It is a flawless floater that is striking in its simplicity. A fine example of a very rare mineral out of a unique 2015 find!
This is an exceptionally aesthetic combination piece! It is a brilliant paragenesis of green apophyllite and skin-colored stilbite on a large transparent calcite that again sits on a greenish black matrix. This combination is exceedingly rare from Wagholi, especially in such lovely form. All crystals are sharp and gemmy with no damage anywhere. Even the backside of this specimen is crystallized and obviously not broken or trimmed. The piece comes in dramatic size and is a true stunner that surprises with contrasting colors, highest quality and a well-balanced composition!
Typical for Serifos Island, this specimen of Prase offers intensive green color and great composition. The spray of green quartz is perfectly aesthetic and free of any damage. At the backside you will find some accompanying hematite which is rather rare for the locale. The whole piece is lively with translucent elongated crystals with pointed terminations. A fine piece of this unusual green quartz variety!
The unusual color combination of this aesthetic fluorite specimen is quite intriguing especially when lit from the back which brings out the intensive purple phantoms that rest inside these honey-yellow fluorite cubes. This is a formation of several stacked cubes of fine translucent quality. The sides are contacted but not broken. The bottom is re-healed. There is some edgewear present but nothing of greater concern. This is a piece of brilliant colors, captured in high quality crystals that shine even in low light. At the faces there is some accessory chalcopyrite to add some accents. A very much appealing piece in person!
A large cluster of calcite crystals with super luster, nice honey-yellow color and no damage to speak of. The crystals are translucent to transparent rhombs up to 6 cm on edge, alternated by small fill-in crystals, equally bright and perfect. This is a classic type of stepped grown Tsumeb calcite of such superb quality as only this famous Mine was able to produce!
This aquamarine displays an intensive water-blue color that doesn’t need much light – though it very much rewards direct illumination with vivid blue color! This aquamarine specimen is a doubly terminated cluster of three stepped grown prismatic crystals with flat termination, only a little bevelled at the edges. The whole piece is in virtually perfect condition with no visible damage anywhere. A beautiful gem mineral of great luster and transparency! Most spectacular on this specimen surely is the striking color that is extremely rare in this extent! Also have a look on our video that nicely shows the color and all around beauty of this crystal!