One wonderful pink tourmaline of perfectly gemmy quality is prominently sitting on a matrix of quartz, mica and cleavelandite. The tourmaline with a diameter of 2.7 cm is free of any scratch, but has a small contact at the back. Especially nice about this specimen is the elegant contrast of pink, light blue and white, perfectly composed with just the right proportions. I just love the vivid termination, pointing perfectly to the front. A superb and rare piece of tourmaline on matrix from the pegmatites of Burma.
This is an exceptionally aesthetic combination piece! It is a brilliant paragenesis of green apophyllite and skin-colored stilbite on a large transparent calcite that again sits on a greenish black matrix. This combination is exceedingly rare from Wagholi, especially in such lovely form. All crystals are sharp and gemmy with no damage anywhere. Even the backside of this specimen is crystallized and obviously not broken or trimmed. The piece comes in dramatic size and is a true stunner that surprises with contrasting colors, highest quality and a well-balanced composition!
Large and sharp crystals of rich pink manganoan calcite are intergrown to shape this rather massive specimen. The calcite is well developed all around and shows a vibrant luster. Like a ripe fruit this crystal is tempting to take a healthy bite. The whole piece is in near perfect condition with a contacted backside but no actual damage. An outstanding piece, impressive in size and color even for Dal'negorsk, most famous among all Russian mineral sources. A quick look on our video immediately shows what I am talking about!
Unlike the more common acicular crystals of chalcanthite, this specimen features a single sharply terminated and gemmy crystal of deep blue color on matrix. The chalcanthite is 5 mm across and well emphasized by its strong, piercing blue color. Small but unusually well shaped!
Cuprian adamite is the intensively green, copper containing variety of adamite and is a classic for the region of Lavrion. This is a thin limonate matrix covered in pale green microcystals on both sides. Among this generation of crystals are larger adamite aggregates of much more intensive color and better clarity. A lovely piece of good quality for this relatively rare mineral!
What a beautiful combination of apophyllite and calcite! The small crystals of apophyllite are perfectly situated on the edge of the calcite, beautiful sparkling and very gemmy. Much better in person, because it is very hard to show the high quality of the crystals on the photos!
The red and orange coloring of ripe apples draws the eye to this superb vanadinite specimen. The crystals on this floater are of highest quality, sharp-edged, brightly colored and with brilliant luster. Nested on a baryte-matrix, this piece shows lovely aesthetics without any downsides. Shortly put, this piece is stunningly beautiful!
Large cuboctahedral fluorite crystals of fantastically bright green color and great luster are stacked upon each other to shape this brilliant piece. The periphery is contacted but not broken or otherwise damaged. Okorusu fluorite is nealry always crystallized as straight cubes, which makes this combination shape of cube and octahedron most unusual and rare. Still, what most dramatically impresses at this piece is the rich emerald green color that glows inside this specimen. Sure, it needs some direct backlight, but when provided this is a real stunner!
While Austria is known for its world class epidote it is extremely diffcult to find epidote from Switzerland. And if you ever do they are usually small or ugly or both. This specimen is actually one of the very best ones I have ever seen. Not only is the epidote unusually large and well crystallized but also is the overall aesthetic of the specimen just stunning and exceptional! The epidote is 3.8 cm long, flawless, mostly transparent and with a characteristic mossy green color. It is prominently set on a group of colorless glassy quartz that is equally perfect. The whole specimen is like a sculpture and very 3-dimensional, as you can see in our video!
A downright European classic from this old location in Finland! This one single, 1.7 cm crystal perfectly rests on a beautiful matrix and catches the eye of the viewer. It's almost impossible to obtain these specimens nowadays if you are not lucky enough to lay hands on an old collection. Its perfect composition and the sheer size of the crystal are what make this piece unique. Wonderful and mysterious alike!
This breathtaking anatase crystal is 2 cm large and a real stunner!Aside of one insignificant very tiny chip, this crystal is just brilliant and in great condition. The flat-topped crystal nicely sits on a beautiful matrix of grey rock with crystallized white feldspar and brown accents of iron oxide. As digging in Hardangervidda is prohibited today, good pieces from this region are getting more and more rare at the market. Luckily we were able to lay hands on this fantastic piece of spectacular size and quality!
A jagged cluster of white calcite holds a number of grey to copper colored bornite, grown all over the ridge. The calcite itself is set on a pretty sheet of quartz covered matrix. Much better in person due to its classic and 3-dimensional feel!