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.Several of those "bow ties" are stacked upon each other to for this sculputresque specimen that strikes with a very catchy shape. The backside is partly covered in small white calcite crystals. The piece is a floater and in very good condition with only some peripheral contacts that are not visible from the front. A superb specimen for the find and this mineral in general!
This liddicoatite with matrix is just spectacular for its superb quality! Unlike most liddicoatite specimens, this is not just a loose crystal but it is associated with some white mica and feldspar which adds a great deal to the overall visual impact! The tourmaline itself is striking indeed! Gemmy through and through – even limpid to the most part! It is super-lustrous all around and with a pyramidal termination that is absolutely fascinating and perfectly developed. At the base there are two attached side-crystals, equally perfect in quality and design! Given some light, the tourmaline reveals nice colors: raspberry red on bottom and top with a golden brown zone at the center. Very easily lit right to the bottom! About damage: there is none, even the underside is encrusted with feldspar!
This completely colorless gwindel is nothing short of spectacular for its pristine quality, the well defined development and the overall aesthetics! Colorless gwindels are much rarer then the smoky variant and this glassy white specimen is like out of this world! Or better: From far below this world as it was found during the construction works for the NEAT tunnel, the longest road tunnel this world has ever seen! And what are the chances to hit and not just simply destroy such a beauty in that dark, industrious environment? Still, here it is and it has not a single scratch! 7 cm long, 2.6 cm thick, sharp, lustrous and set on a evenly pristine matrix-like cluster of colorless quartz. Absolutely stunning in person!
The Rauris region is one of the finest locales for quartz in Austria and this incredibly fine quartz specimen is definitive proof of that! The main crystal has its very own unusual architecture. Obviously it is constructed from at least three intergrown crystals, very naturally combined to one sinlge dominant dagger-like crystal! Sharp edges and termination as well a the brilliant luster and limpid body make this a fantastic high quality specimen! Several smaller side crystals improve the overall aesthetics and make this piece so very much unique! A stunner of distinctive aesthetics and highest crystal quality!
Rich blue fluorite and sparkling colorless quartz shape this sweeping, natural landscape that is so full of details! The rather large and massive specimen is naturally broken around the bottom but is otherwise in surprisingly well condition. The fluorite has only some very minor edgewear, the quartz looks perfect wherever you look. The fluorite comes as nicely modified cubes of blue to purple color, depending on the illumination. the colorless or white quartz shows some coating here and there which adds color and visual debths to this already very 3-dimensional specimen. If you like an eye-catcher for your showcase that offers attractive architecture and great crystal quality for an affordable pirce, this might just be the piece for you!
This excessively rich specimen shows everything the Mundo Nuevo Mine got so famous for in the last couple of years! The vivid matrix of glassy quartz needles is home for some fantastically bright augelite crystals of intensive apple green color, superb luster and best gemmyness! The largest visible augelite is around 1.3 cm in total. The color is just like on the pictures, no exaggeration here! The overall condition is great with some contacts on the matrix but all augelite crystals being perfect. Size and composition of this sweeping specimen are exceptional for this rare mineral and very much appealing in person!
The combination on this piece is not just rare but also stunningly beautiful! A cluster of scheelite crystals encrusted with a yellow layer of the exceptionally rare stolzite is sitting on nicely composed quartz like a backpack. Distinctly 3-dimensional, highly aesthetic and of unusual composition this piece is absolutely unique!
The spotless, lustrous front face of this impressive smoky quartz gwindel allows a view to the completely glassy crystal body that is free of any cracks or inclusions. The backside is speckled with tiny hematite, adding a sparkling effekt. Admittedly this specimen is not completely perfect, showing a tiny chip at the top plus some abrasions at the sides, but both not really apparent, even if you know where they are. All in all this is a great gwindel with distinct twist and outline, nicely colored and of brilliant quality as you hardly find alike!
Bright atomic green color on rather large, lustrous crystals of pyromorphite. As a perfect floater this piece is absolutely stunning. The shape of a green flame, mechanically built from well defined hexagonal prisms! The crystals are translucent to even transparent in some parts, are sharp and all complete without any flaws! The Yangshuo Mine has produced some of the finest pyromorphite specimens the world has ever seen and this specimen is a dramatic exemple for the superb quality of this famous locale!
Best class tessin quartz with some inclusions but otherwise clear as glass and highly lustous. The inclusions add a nice natural touch and some orange-brown color to the otherwise completely colorless specimen. The large main quartz, all flawless from bottom to top, is accompanied by a second crystal with an even sharper developed tessin quartz habit. Overall this is a well defined quartz specimen of high quality!
This epidote is a floater specimen, composed of massive crystals. It is a construct of intergrown parallel crystals with a sharp chisel-tip termination which gives it the appearance of a rocket! The crystal is transparent at direct backlight with a patchwork of green and brown colors as is characteristic for the mineral! Apart from minor edge-wear and a contact on the side this piece is all complete and in very fine condition. An impressive specimen in person!
A very well composed piece of quartz on an all crystallized feldspar and chlorite matrix! The quartz shows a subtle smoky color and is developed in straight prismatic crystals with pointed terminations. The inside is completely clear, the surface lustrous with only very slight chloritization on the terminal faces. I like the overall aesthetics of the piece that features one obvious main crystal and several supportive side-crystals on a very natural matrix with no damage. Very nice in person and hard to come by in such appealing design!