This cluster of thick pyromorphite crystals has pseudomorph transformed into sky-blue plumbogummite which is unique for this famed locale and the 2014 pocket. The crystals are attractively arranged like fingers on a hand. Some crystals still show remnants of the original pyromorphite which is a nice detail and interesting from the mineralogical point of view. The whole thing is in very best condition and highly attractive for it's sweeping shape and the lovely color!
Unusually bright golden color and a vivid sheen are most intriguing attributes of this remarkably well shaped gold specimen from the famous finds in Pontes e Lacerda. It shows complex hoppered growth in a utterly perfect and sweeping way! The three-dimensionial structure is rich in geometrical forms which is just gorgeous in person! There is no damage or contact or any kind of inperfection. The color is a distinctive yellow that is only characteristic for this fabulous find and superior to just about anything we have seen so far from Brazil!
A sharp and well defined cluster of scintillating hematite pseudomorphs after magnetite from the unique and well-known find in Argentina. It is a construct of several octahedral crystals in very best condition and appealing aesthetics. The overall shape is extremely catchy and nicely promotes the main octahedrons. An excellent little specimen from this famous locale!
Size, weight and overall shape of this topaz specimen are rather dramatic in person! Especially the top section is also quite gemmy and shows a very well cut termination of characteristic topaz habit. With bright luster and a distinctive shape of two side-by-side crystals this piece would be a marvelous specimen if it wasn't for a couple of damages, especially aroud the base and on the backside. Still this piece has a lot going on and if you can live with some imperfections, this is an imposing piece for little money!
The main aquamarine is a gemmy, lustrous and virtually flawless exemplar with intensive blue color! Its termination is flat but with slight bevells at the corners which adds some elegance. The aquamarine is accompanied by three smaller crystals that are attached to the side, right above a small piece of white feldspar. Lovely textbook aesthetics and impressive quality are united on this beautiful specimen!
Unusual yet highly appealing in its very own way. The main body of this specimen is a contrasting gossan matrix with veins of brilliantly lustrous azurite. One prominent azurite aggregate freely stands out from the matrix and draws all the attention. Best luster, superb blue color and a perfect termination are absolutely impressive and just beautiful. With no damage to worry about and a catchy, natural composition this is a most desirable piece in person!
Explorations some years ago in China have lead to a find of bright golden chalcopyrite in association with siderite at a new locale, called the Kaiwu Mine. This specimen features a cluster of sharp tetrahedral chalcopyrite on a bed of lustrous brown siderite all in very good condition with only some peripheral issues. The aesthetics of this piece is exceptional and catchy. A lovely piece of great quality and appealing composition!