The black and white combination of this Elba hematite with associated quartz is just brilliant and brings it right to the point! Sharp black surfaces with mirroring luster play with interwoven snow white quartz needles. The whole piece is in best condition with only some contacts at the back. A real stunner of dazzling contrast, highest crystal quality and superb aesthetics! Our video very well shows its sparkling nature in a 360° view. Lean back and enjoy!
2.1 kg of solid galena, brilliantly crystallized on all sides, even at the bottom which makes this a perfect floater. The Sweetwater Mine in the Viburnum Trend - the belt of lead mines in Missouri - is well known for its world class galena specimens. Especially nice about this specimen is the 3-dimensional shape of intergrown cubical crystals that are heavily modified to show hundreds of faces. The luster is not top but good all the same. At close inspection you will find some nice little sphalerite distributed about the galenas surface. This whole specimen is free of damage, full of lovely details and a real stunner in person!
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!
Mimetite from Germany and of such striking quality, intense orange color and appealing aesthetics are super-rare and extremely hard to come by. The botryoidal mimetite spheres of up to 7 mm in diameter are scattered across both sides of the flat matrix piece that provides a very good contrast. The condition is mostly flawless with only some minor issues here and there but which are totally acceptable on a rare piece like this. Beautiful and highly interesting for the unusual locality.
A fantastic combination of a large, water clear skeletal quartz on a snow white adularia matrix. The whole thing is a floater and undamaged all around. I actually find both the front and the back absolutely beautiful, with a different character but matching quality. The quartz is all perfect, nicely skeletallized and shows some, but very little, chlorite. The adularia is sharp, translucent white and also associated with chlorite. Between the gaps you will also find some minimal green titanite which even more emphasizes the Alpine character of this exceptional piece. Best quality meets unbeatable, unique aesthetics!
The New Cornwall Mine near the town of Kadina in South Australia is famous for world class atacamite having produced some of the worlds finest specimens of this rare mineral!
This is an exceptional group of sharp, deep green and lustrous crystals nicely arranged in a fanning pattern. While the backside is a little overcrusted the front perfectly shows the blocky atacamite. Some contacts are present aroud the base but no damage!Absolutely stunning in size and quality!
Have a look on our video for a full 360° image!
A towering paragenesis of tetrahedrite on pyrite and quartz. The largest tetrahedrite crystal at the pieces center has an impressive 3 cm on edge, is sharp and - unlike some other tetrahedrite on this specimen - is free of damage. The crystals sit on golden pyrite cubes with nice bevels and striations. Some white and sparkling quartz at the base provides for a great contrast and overall aesthetics.
Not overall perfect but a worthy locality piece of great composition!
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!
A 2.5 cm long singly crystal on characteristic grey to dark brown schist matrix. The long prismatic hexagonal emerald is 0.75 cm in diamter and shows great luster. The color is an intensive water-green with gemmy patches. The dark matrix nicely emphasizes the crystal and draws the eye immediately to the green center. The crystal is free of damage with a contacted termination where it was grown inside the rock. Very much desirable for the size and quality of this single isolated Alpine emerald!
Typical for Serifos Island, this specimen of Prase offers intensive green color and great composition. The spray of green quartz is perfectly aesthetic and free of any damage. At the backside you will find some accompanying hematite which is rather rare for the locale.The whole piece is lively with translucent elongated crystals with pointed terminations. A fine piece of this unusual green quartz variety!
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!