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 sweeping flower of waxy, amber colored barite set atop a grey dolomite covered matrix. The barite is mostly transparent, especially along the edges which lets it glow even at the most subdued backlight. Single tabular barite crystals are up to 0.6 cm thick, lustrous and nicely arranged to form this very attractive and aesthetic specimen! No damage, all perfect!
This is an exceptionally aesthetic specimen of colorless gypsum crystals on a dark brown, contrasting matrix. The main crystal is 8.5 cm long, freely protrudes from the matrix and, together with several side-crystals, forms an attracitve, catchy outline. The crystals are transparent with lustrous surfaces. A slight salmon pink hue is due to the presence of hematite. The whole piece is in excellent condition with no damage all around. Beautiful and striking!
Elba Island is one of the great classical localities of Europe and has produce a great many different minerals over the centuries. While, as type locality of elbaite, Elba is primarily known for fine tourmaline specimens, many other great mineral specimens have been unearthed there.
This is an exceptionally aesthetic example for a high class hematite specimen with white contrasting quartz needles at the periphery. The hematite comes in metallic black, blocky and sharp crystals, beautifully arranged like a bouquet of flowers. The condition is flawless, aesthetics and quality speak for themselves. A brilliant little specimen from Elba Island!
The majority of fluorites from Weißeck is dull due to humid acid etchings. This breathtaking specimen preserved its scintillating luster embedded in permafrost before it was found in the so called ice-cleft. The quality is beautiful fluorite floater is really amazing with best luster and clarity on sharp and flawless cubes. Also in terms of aesthetics this piece is unique and appealing alike! Very attractive and pristine!
Very well defined datolite crystals on a beautiful quartz matrix with associated green grossular. The larger datolite is 5.4 cm long, sharp and of greenish translucent color. The surface is nicely lustrous and flawless all round! The combination with garnet is very rare and adds a beautiful contrast of darker material. It's a superb specimen from the famous mining region!
Aesthetic composition, striking contrast and high crystal quality. The single fluorite cube is pinkish white with purple edges - a typical color play for an Elmwood fluorite. A massive black sphalerite matrix provides a perfect background and directs the focus straight to the impressive 3.4 cm on edge fluorite that 3-dimensionally protrudes out of the matrix. At closer inspeciton you will appreciate the fluorites delicate surface structure and great condition. Nicely arranged, dashy and elegant!
This superb little floater of glassy colorless calcite is totally brilliant and perfect all around! Great luster, sharp design and very nice clarity make this a most desirable specimen with no downsides at all! For a better look I strongly suggest a look on our video for it much better reflects the reality of this being a high class calcite with pronounced wow factor!
This epidote specimen is from a recent find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way.
This specimen is a combination of two parallel intergrown "bow tie" clusters that are partly encrusted with some sparkling light green epidote. There are some contacts at the backside but overall the floater is in very good condition with no damage all around!
The single dominant main crystal is embedded in a somewhat chaotic aggregate of evenly brilliant side-crystals which lends this specimen its very own sublime aesthetics! The main quartz is glassy like a cut gem with sharp edges and brilliant luster. There is some edge-wear present very little and hardly visible on this rich and vibrant specimen. Turning the piece around one can see only more and more amazing aspects of this sparkling beauty. The backside is contacted but is completely re-crystallized and pristine. The bottom as well is crystallized and associated with grey schist inclusions. This is an absolute marvel of best quality and sweeping aesthetics!
A beautiful calcite with great aesthetics and quality! No significant damage is present and it is very showy from all sides!
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!