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!
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.
A large cluster of calcite crystals with super luster, nice honey-yellow color and no damage to speak of. The crystals are translucent to transparent rhombs up to 6 cm on edge, alternated by small fill-in crystals, equally bright and perfect. This is a classic type of stepped grown Tsumeb calcite of such superb quality as only this famous Mine was able to produce!
The focus of this specimen is clearly on the main augelite crystal. The casing of sharp and lustrous crystal faces is almost bursting with fabulous, radiant green. The augelite is gemmy and in practically perfect condition with just one minuscule contact. You rarely see crystals of such deep coloring as most of them are much paler with dull surfaces. What we have here is something else entirely, a real jewel. The matrix is of glassy white quartz with some smaller green augelite spread between them. It is a floater and free of damage. I recommend our video for a better view on the 3-dimensional qualities and the sparkling luster.
A fascinating floater specimen of water-clear, towering quartz on matrix. This piece is crystallized all over, shows a perfectly aesthetic outline and a great variety of doubly terminated crystals. There are no downsides her, only a large diversity of nice details. At very close inspection there are some small chips but nothing of significance. A brilliant quartz floater of characteristically high Cavradi quality!
Completely etched on all sides, glassy and highly lustrous, this unusual aquamarine is a weirdly beautiful sculpture. The color is a intensive greenish blue that is very well visible even in more unfavourable light conditions. The crystal is not perfect yet in great condition with only some minor scratches or minimal chips which are hard to see on a highly structured piece like this. An intriguing floater crystal, full of charming little details!
While commonly orange, yellow or brown, this perfect single scheelite crystal shows a distinct purple coloring that radiates from the highly lustrous surface. The sharp crystal shows five out of six possible tetrahedal tips and is beautifully attached to a white, sparkling quartz crystal that is a floater and completely flawless! Absolutely spectacular in quality and aesthetics! The little tetrahedrons you can see upon the scheelites faces are small chalcopyrite crystals. Absolutely rare and a 100% lovely in person!
This epidote specimen is from a recent find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way.This is basically a singly "bow tie" cluster, distinctively developed and with bright luster! It is free of any damage or contacts. The front face is partly encrusted in light green epidote microcrystals.
A piece of distinct shape and characteristics!
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!