A totally brilliant piece of perfect aesthetics as you only find it from this classic german locale. Size and arrangement are unbeatable forming a piece of just dramatic visual impact. Being all perfectly terminated, delicately structured and totally flawless this specimen reminds me of a group of petrified wood, all elegant and calm. An outstanding piece of pure aesthetics and perfect crystal quality!
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!
The single main elbaite crystal dramatically stands out from a quartz that’s part lustrous, part covered with some white coating. The rather transparent quartz crystal grants insight towards several other tourmalines that have been enclosed inside the quartz. In fact also the main tourmaline continues on to the very bottom of the piece where it again protrudes from the quartz. It is a high quality pink crystal that’s totally gemmy with superb luster and a complex termination. The color is uniform throughout the crystal but changes to a light greenish at the termination. Beautiful and in very best condition!
The azurite sits like a flower on this one, supported by an almost black, elongated piece of matrix. Some tiny sprays of green malachite are present as is characteristic for azurite specimens in general. The azurite shows just spectacular "electric" blue color and is in brilliant condition all around. Milpillas Mine is famous for splendid quality and this very specimen shows us why. Jutting out, sharp crystals of fantastic gemmy quality are perfectly presented and beautifully arranged. An excellent sculpturesque Azurite without any downsides!