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!
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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!
The unusual color combination of this aesthetic fluorite specimen is quite intriguing especially when lit from the back which brings out the intensive purple phantoms that rest inside these honey-yellow fluorite cubes. This is a formation of several stacked cubes of fine translucent quality. The sides are contacted but not broken. The bottom is re-healed. There is some edgewear present but nothing of greater concern. This is a piece of brilliant colors, captured in high quality crystals that shine even in low light. At the faces there is some accessory chalcopyrite to add some accents. A very much appealing piece in person!
The Central Mine in Keweenaw County is one of the oldest, most classic copper mines of Michigan and has produced a great number of fine specimens over the second half of the 19th century. This specimen is a characteristic arborescent group of blocky copper crystals that show a beautiful metallic copper color and an exceptionally vibrant sheen. It is distinctly 3-dimensional and perfectly crystallized on all sides. A fine floater of appealing quality and aesthetics!
This titanite is something very unusual!
It is a rather large and sharp, arrow-head shaped titanite that is absolutely outstanding if not unique for the locale!The crystal is a floater that shows superb luster on all sides. At the back it has a white pericline crystal, encrusted in some chlorite.With no damage, distinctive shape and a wonderful combination of green and brown color this is an overall great piece from a very uncommon locale!
An unusually rich paragenesis from the Knappenwand that shows a well balanced composition of epidote and albite in combination with some apatite and byssolite. The epidote comes in two generations, a grass-green coating of sparkling micro-crystals that covers around half of the rocks surface and a second generation of larger crystals, characteristic for Knappenwand specimens. This epidote stands in contrast to the snow-white adularia that forms cloud-like clusters on the specimens upper half. Small apatite crystals up to 0.5 cm in diameter are distributed between the epidote. This rock is naturally broken and shows us a paragenesis thats very much characteristic for the locale, yet surprisingly rich and detailed!
This is a very massy crystal that needs some light from the back to show its inner life, the bright cherry-red and mossy-green colors. But even at normal room-light there are a lot of beautiful aspects about this piece: the striated surface that sparkles in green and red, the flawless modified termination, the dramatic natural cliff-like shape and the white matrix, covering the piece like snow. As a bonus there is some londonite to be found - look at the upper left face on the picture. This liddicoatite is in just perfect condition and is a floater - flawless even at the bottom.