This is a very unusual specimen. Not only the sheer rareness of colorless goshenite itself makes this piece so special, nor the amazing textbook aesthetics but much more the shape. A perfect hexahedron is displayed on a piece of albite with accompanying green tourmaline crystals. A look at its backside will definitely astound you, finding an imprint of another crystal like a hole in the goshenite, which is perfectly recrystallized around the edges. A small natural wonder, completely flawless and of excellent crystal quality!
A beautifully developed single pyrite crystal on a matrix of glassy white quartz and some sharp metallic tetrahedrite at the lower back. The unchallanged main attraction here is the pyrite, measuring 2.8 cm on edge. It shows wonderful bevelled edges, distinct striations and a great golden luster. The backside is studded with small, very sharp tetrahedrite crystals. There is no damage on the main crystal, only a small crack at the side. A nice miniature that especially lives from the relatively large end especially well developed pyrite crystal.
Found in the world's best strontianite-locale, this specimen shows an unusual crystal habit. A number of elongated prisms with pointed terminations are nicely clustered on a white and grey matrix, like the spikes on a hedgehog. The coloring of the crystals is typical beige with a zone of brownish orange at the center. A really good piece of fine aesthetics!
This group of smoky quartz shows a perfect composition, with a lustrous and clear main crystal at the back and a number of accompanying side-crystals of matching quality. Nice details are some little colorless quartz crystals at the terminal faces of the main smoky quartz. The specimen is crystallized even at the bottom und thus literally marvelous all around!
This specimen is composed of a number of schwatzite crystals of varying size, sitting on a white and pinkish matrix that is crystallized on all sides. There is some damage visible on this piece, but none of which is very salient. The piece mainly impresses with a perfect composition.
As with the piece above, this fluorite shows a much better color in nature, than in the pictures. I love the exceptional beauty of this etched specimen as it offers something immensely fascinating to the viewer. The crystal is perfectly clear, a floater and in outstanding condition, with just one tiny chip - one you have to actively look for. The aesthetic of this piece is simply fantastic!
Most special about this fluorite is the wonderful purple core that shines through the otherwise greenish clear fluorite. The whole piece is very much etched on all sides and is in perfect condition. This piece is not quite as clear as the one above but still a perfect floater with unique aesthetics. Very nice in person!
Another one from the famous Rufibach-find. As before, the quality of the quartz is just fabulous and absolutely gemmy. The specimen is in a perfect condition with just some contacts but no real damage. It is nicely 3-dimensional and overall a wonderful piece. It is to mention that the bottom is cut but that's not visible anyway. A remarkably fine piece of superb quality!
Bou Azzer is easily the most famous and rich source for high class erythrite specimens worldwide and has produced collection pieces since the 1960s. This specimen is an old classic of superb quality and captivating appearance. A piece of grey rock that is covered in brilliantly lustrous and gemmy erythrite crystals on half its surface. The sharp crystals are very much stacked together, reaching around 1.2 cm in length. Overall this piece is in great condition with only some peripheral issues. An impressive piece altogether, elegant and appealing!