This single apatite crystal impresses with its massy body - 1.8 cm thick - as well as its polyhedral crystal habit. The apatite is clear, lustrous and in good condition. Aside of one damage at the bottom, there is no visible flaw on this piece. An appealing specimen of imposing size and quality!
A distinctive pseudomorphosis of pyrite after pyrrhotite on a geyish-white matrix that is partly covered in tiny quartz needles. The pyrite holds great luster and is free of any damage. The main pseudomorphosis is accompanied by a smaller pyrite crystal in the front. Great composition and quality makes this piece a beautiful choice!
Gracile like a butterfly on a flower, this barite composition is absolutely astonishing. The yellow tabular barite is 3-dimensionally arranged, vitreous and in very good condition. All main crystals are perfect, tiny edgewear on side-crystals is scarse. This is an outstanding piece, delicate and beautiful. Please note: Due to its fragility hand delivery is a must at this specimen. Please contact us, so we can arrange a meeting!
An azurite floater aggregate of lovely crystallization all around with no damage or contact anywhere to be found. This shape is classic for the now unactive locale near La Sal. The azurite is flashy and sparkling with hundreds of wedge shaped crystals. At some spots there are hidden hints of malachite, the rest is just pure blue joy without compromise!
Colorless quartz gwindels are actually harder to find in the Alps than are smoky quartz gwindels. Fortunately in 1987 the famous Marmottakluft produced this great matrix piece, being a rarity even to this cleft. The nearly closed gwindel is of exceptional luster and clarity. Being perched on a beautiful matrix among high quality side crystals we can honestly say we are dazzled by this specimen. There are two smaller chips at the backside, being hidden for the jagged crystallization und thus not visible from the front. The rest - even the side crystals - is just perfect. The brownish matrix holds a couple of tiny anatase crystals, is naturally broken at the bottom and a fittingly pretty base for this pristine crystal. The solidification of a real "wow" factor!
A compelling landscape of dark brown smoky quartz and snow white adularia crystals on matrix. It is a piece of stark contrast, like quartz and adularia fighting an everlasting war for attention. Both minerals are well balanced, none is getting the upper hand. In between those fronts there is some associated chlorite and byssolite to fill the gaps. An impressive piece of high quality, free of damage and full of lovely details spread all across the massy, natural matrix.
See the pictures and don't forget to breath! This epidote group is not just of incredible aesthetics, but most of all holds a perfect quality. I don't know if I have ever seen such fantastic luster on an epidote! The whole front surface of the main crystal is like a flawless mirror, erupting from a group of nesting smaller crystals. Wonderful! As you might have guessed, the crystal is repaired once, but this is almost invisible from the front and thus absolutely acceptable, considering the marvelous aesthetic and uniqueness of this specimen. Most of the side crystals are perfect too, while two of them are broken, which does not at all disturb the outstanding aesthetic of this piece.
Beautifully crystallized on all sides, nicely composed and with accompanying Japan law twins this epidote specimen is remarkable in any respect. The main crystal is 1.7 cm thick and holds a 2.3 cm Japan law twin atop its perfect termination. With the lovely aesthetics of butterflies sitting on this dominant lustrous mineral this specimen is a fine treasure indeed. The whole piece is in excellent condition and of unique composition.
The most unusual part about this green tourmaline is its shape. What looks almost straight in the picture is in fact oddly bowed as you can see in the video. Combined with good luster and color this is a very distinct piece of striking aesthetics.
Shaped like a crown on a head of porous matrix this hyalite specimen (or Opal-AN) is especially distinctive in appearance. Inside the circular boundaries there is a structure of cream-white aragonite, organically protruding and prominent. The hyalite is perfectly water-clear and in a very good condition. This piece offers perfect aesthetics and brilliant quality as you nicely can see in our video. An attractive piece from a unique locality!
This fine gold specimen is out of a completely new find from 2015 that has rapidly made a name for itself as a source for world class gold specimens. Best color, filigree growth and a vibrant sheen are trademark for this locale and are main feature of this very specimen. The ferny hoppered growth on this piece is perfect to the last detail and 3-dimensionally alive. It is a perfect floater and free of any abrasions or the like. A fantastically fine piece with no downsides!
This is an excellent matrix specimen of calcite! Except a small contact no damage is present!