It is a highly attractive combination of white quartz with embedded olive-brown siderite rhombohedrons. The coronal arrangement of the sharp and lustrous siderite crystals makes for a very much enjoyable view in person!The high quality piece is in very good condition with no visible damage anywhere. Some rough edges are due to natural corrosion but not worn or damaged. This is a real classic and nicely aesthetic for sure!
The worlds best hübnerite doubtlessly comes from Peru where this very specimen is among its finest. A highly 3-dimensional piece of outstanding quality and aesthetics that shows no downsides. Hundreds of hübnerite crystals are clustered together, fanning out and gaining color and clarity towards the top. At backlight illumination intense red light practically explodes from the many hübnerite crystals. In contrast to this overwhelming spectacle a white quartz crystal calmly takes the other side of the distinct "V"-shape. Many smaller high quality quartz crystals are scattered across the hübnerite which even boosts the sparkling effect. This is a truly exceptional piece of stunning beauty!
Wow, what a great sceptre! The asymmetrical piece holds a sceptre head, over 8 cm in size, lustrous and perfect. While the head is mostly translucently white, the body is in parts completely clear. At the piece's bottom you see some mica and pericline attached to the quartz, which even adds some more beauty. Great structure, unusual growth and high quality add up to this fantastic and imposing piece. Watch our video for a 360 degree view!
Delicate and highly appealing to the eye this tourmaline offers light turquoise coloring with a distinct pink termination. A pink terminated side-crystal at the front face adds a nice aspect and breaks the straight shape. The termination of the main crystal shows an interesting and distinct imprint of another crystal that leaves an unusual shape, but is fully recrystallized. Atop the imprint, there is some white feldspar covering visible. Altogether the main property about this specimen is the graceful coloring that makes it memorable.
This small cabinet quartz specimen prominently holds a metallically shimmering sagenite grid, around 1.7 cm in diameter. Several rutile needles spread from the sagenite, penetrading through solid, glassy quartz. This whole piece is in excellent condition with a crystallized backside that is strewn with tiny rutile and anatase crystals. An attractive specimen with its very own unusual aesthetics!
Another beautiful fluorite of high quality!
The attractive honey-yellow color, provided by a layer of iron oxide, makes this quartz specimen a brilliant choice for every collector of Alpine variety. It is a floater in overall good condition though admittedly not completely perfect. Excellent luster, clarity and color combine to a sparkling fireworks as you can very well see in our video.
This is a huge and simply incredible specimen from Zogno! Not only is it the impressive size or the combination of distinct cubical crystal shape and amorphous etches. What is totally striking here is the fantastic color that virtually explodes from this piece at direct backlight. Depending on the light-temperature the fluorite shines in a dark satiated purple at warm light or intensive blue at colder light. The whole cluster is in perfect condition and has no downsides. Absolutely brilliant and amazing!
This small cabinet piece from the famous Huanzala Mine is totally unusual. The massive pyrite is complete all around, free of any damage and shows best golden luster. The body of this surprisingly lively piece is a cluster of octahedral pyrite crystals of unusual growth. While the crystals are sharp and smooth along the edges, all the faces in between are assembled of many microfaces and thus show a grainy yet absolutely flawless and stunningly beautiful structure. Prominently atop this cluster sits a single octahedraon with brilliant mirroring faces. The quality is just perfect on all sides. I have seen many pyrites coming from the Huanzala Mine but yet nothing alike this fantastic specimen!
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!
When speaking of huebnerite one inevitably thinks of Peru, where all major deposits are located. Large crystals of great luster, associated with brilliant quartz make for amazingly beautiful mineral specimens. In respect of quality and aesthetics this huebnerite specimen is absolutely unbeatable. Amidst of milky white to glassy transparent quartz crystals of differing size one huebnerite aggregate majestically stands out in great contrast. The huebnerite is mostly metallic black but bleeding red color through every seam. A fantastic visual effect on this distinctly 3-dimensional piece. There are peripheral contacts but no damage whatsoever. An incredibly beautiful, aeshtetic, imposing specimen of world class quality!
The size of this titanite is absolutely amazing, a great example for this unique find! The piece shows a strong Alpine character, with accessory pericline, chlorite and some iron oxide. To see the titanite itself in its full extent you might want to turn the piece around as the backside is a massive green plate, incredible 7 cm long! The titanite is translucent with internal cracks and inclusions. Not gem quality but definitely impressive for sheer size and the unique character. This is a large example of Alpine titanite from a new 2016 find that is rather exceptional for this quarry and the Alps as a whole!