The massive 7 cm broad smoky quartz crystal majestically towers above a supportive group of side-crystals. All crystals are of very dark brown color with great luster and very well defined development. At roomlight you might believe it to be of the opaque "morion" variation but direct backlight reveals a completely clear interior with a sculpture-like inclusion in the middle. The piece has some edge-wear but is overall in very good condition with no damage anywhere. Even the bottom is not broken but only contacted or even crystallized in parts. An outstandin piece of highly appealing aesthetics, superb quality and imposing size!
This Paprok tourmaline unites everything we look for in a high class specimen! Nice combination of colors, great luster, a sharp pointed termination and even small side-crystals, all found in this crystal of remarkable size! The tourmaline is gemmy from bottom to top, almost transparent and displays an amazing color zoning: Orange at the lower half, deeply emerald green in the middle and strikingly pink at the terminal zone. The termination itself has a pyramidal shape, is lustrous and with a brilliant surface structure, all perfect and unharmed! All over, this specimen is flawless and nicely lustrous along the striated prism faces. Two small side-crystals near the bottom complete the picture. A marvelous tourmaline with no downsides!
This excellent cassiterite on mica from Mt. Xuebaoding strikes with absolutely best aesthetics! The single cassiterite crystal is sharply cut and with just brilliant luster! The black crystal is set atop a beautiful matrix of white adularia and sivery tabular muscovite. The muscovite is nicely arranged and composes a fantastic, well balanced base for the main crystal! There is no damage to be found here, only some peripheral contacts but which is invisible from the main view!
The find in the western Pakistani Mountains has brought a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape to the market. Sprays of dark green, lustrous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way! This unusual specimen resembles a cross of two bow-tie shaped epidote aggregates that is especially lovely! A perfect little thumbnail of highly appealing shape without a single scratch!
Pyrite is stacked upon pyrite, all towering up until one singel 3.5 cm octahedron completes the composition. All crystals show nice golden luster and well developed crystal shape. There is no damage to be found here - also the backside is an impressive show of rich intergrown pyrite. Unusually nice aesthetics, sharp crystals and brilliant luster are adding up to a superb pyrite specimen!
This iron-rose cluster is a massy piece of high quality. The roses are neatly structured and hold some rutile at the surface. Despite the very fine structure, those nested roses are very thick and show sparkling luster. At the back and the bottom of the specimen you find some matrix, which nicely adds contrast to the overall beauty. A fine piece of imposing size and top quality alike.
Composed of hundreds of little pyrite crystals, this is a gorgeous little specimen that presents its very unique shape! The central part is a rhombic shape, probably resulting from a first generation crystal overgrown with small pyrites. The brass yellow pyrite is of very best luster and nicely developed with sparkling striations! The sculpturesque cluter sits on a small piece of black matrix with some dolomite coating. Best condition, super quality and an overall very much appealing shape!
This crystal shows a very distinctive architecture: A sharp cut sceptre head with nice etchings atop a well proportioned stem. The whole specimen is brilliantly glassy and lustrous with very sharp edges and a pointed termination. The edges are a bit rough but which but apart from one single chip on the backside there is no damage whatsoever! Also the bottom is contacted, not broken. Between head and stem you can see iron oxide inclusions which add extra life and color to the otherwise clear and colorless crystal. A superb little specimen of outstanding design and quality!
Special about this piece is the appealing composition on the one hand and the unusually well development of the single pyrite cubes on the other. Every single one of the intergrown brass-yellow crystals is beautifully striated, highly lustrous and with rich details and structures all around! This is definitely one of those specimens that are seen as more-than-just-pyrite but a superb mineral specimen of exceptional quality and beauty! The piece is in best condition with only some contact on the back and minor issues on the side-crystals. Nothing that would distract from the capturing, fascinating beauty of the main pyrite! Some small white quartz crystals around the basis add some contrast yet leaving the main attention to the pyrite. A sparkling specimen of best quality!
Alpine siderite of such dramatic crystallization is quite uncommon, especially in such an attractive assembly! The siderite comes as brown to olive-green, rhombohedral clusters that shine with a silky luster! All is perfectly crystallized and flawless! The siderite is set on a piece of rock-matrix, partly covered in snow-white dolomite which makes for a striking contrast! Here and there you will find some chalcopyrite microcrystals, scattered about the siderite. This is a highly aesthetic piece of impressive crystallization!
This staggerin topaz specimen is especially glassy and sculptural in person! It is from a unique 2017 find near a farm in Fazenda do Centro, Brazil! The exceptional and rather spectacular pocket yielded a number of skeletal topaz of different colors that are absolutely unique in the world! The crystal is of unusual shape due to heavy etchings and razor-sharp edges! It is a complete floater of sweeping 3-dimensional shape and super sparkling luster. Apart from very few minimal abrasions the piece is perfect and complete! Very special about this is also the color which ranges from champagne at BOTH ends to a colorless zone in the middle that has a very slight blue tinge. Have a look on our video for a feeling for the 3-dimensional shape!
This is a classic from the Swiss Binntal, a beautiful specimen of several water-clear quartz crystals on matrix! The long prismatic main crystal that protrudes 5,8 cm from the matrix shows great luster and a sharp chisel-tip termination that is in absolute best condition without even the slightest wear or abrasion! Colorless, transparent, glassy and attractively attached to a well proportiones piece of matrix!