While most comparable pieces of this region are etched from humid acid and thus dull, this very specimen was protected by ice and therefore is fantastically lustrous and sharp. Found in the local permafrost soil, this floater is one of a very little number of pieces. This whole piece is free of damage or even any kind of abrasions. It is a cluster of modified cubical fluorite stacked upon each other to shape this sculpturesque specimen. It needs some backlight to reveal its color but is totally worth it: At cold light the color is almost blue while warm light brings out a beautiful purple as you can see in our picture. An elegant and classy piece from famous Weißeck!
A brilliant and outstanding paragenesis, beautifully composed of top-quality minerals. Black schorl crystals with beautifully structured terminations stand aside colorless quartz and a slightly orange topaz crystal. All crystals are flawless, nicely shaped and nested in a snow-white albite matrix. A well balance specimen of unusually fine combination and eye-catching 3-dimensional aesthetics!
A doubly terminated smoky quartz crystal vertically stands on a matrix that is playfully covered in white feldspar and smoky quartz side-crystals. One lovely detail which very much highlights this whole specimen is the purple, hexagonal apatite crystal at the frontside of the matrix. It's this little color accent that's totally adorable! The apatite is glassy and lustrous and definitely draws attention despite its small size. The whole piece is in remarkably fine condition which is a small wonder on a fragile piece like this. Absolutely stunning in person!
Another beautiful piece in combination with quartz! The quartz shows a white layer of matrix on the surface and looks gorgeous in person! The fluorite has a beautiful color, which is not as dark as shown on the video! The piece is in a very good condition, just one of the crystlas pinnting to the back has a cleave, which is also very good visible on the photo.
This massive piece is a well balanced composition of golden chalcopyrite and white quartz that is 360° well crystallized. The exceptionally high quality, brilliant luster and striking gold-color are characteristic for the Boldut Mine. The whole specimen is in outstanding condition with only some edgewear, inevitably on a heavy yet fragile piece like this. This piece is a real eye-catcher that sparkles and shines in direct illumination and presents highest quality chalcopyrite to the viewer.
One highly lustrous and transparent quartz crystal of fascinating shape protrudes from a quartz matrix that is perfectly crystallized all over. The quality of the main crystal is absolutely superb with sparkling luster and an interior that is, save for some internal cracks that even improve the reflections, water-clear. At close view you will find some minor scratchs here or there but nothing of concern. An imposing piece that holds an excellently vibrant sheen!
Absolutely lovely and well composed, this aesthetic piece features snow-white pericline crystals on a contrasting rust-brown matrix. Atop these massy pericline there are some smaller adularia crystals, sharp and glassy white. This piece is distinctly 3-dimensional and of strikingly sharp character. Attractive all around and in good condition, this is a well sized collection piece of fine Alpine character!
Three elongated Tessin habit quartz crystals are arranged at this specimen to form a distinctive, catchy outline. The crystals are lustrous and clear with some hematite inclusions. The cluster is in overall very good condition despite some inconspicuous chips at the side crystals termination. The quartz sits on a small piece of matrix, a mix of pericline and iron oxide. Definitely an aesthetic specimen all around!
This highly aesthetic combination of Liddidoatite and Albite on smoky quartz has been just recently found together with just a hand full of other fine pieces. It is a floater of very high quality - lustous quartz, a mossy green tourmaline with a orange to pink termination and snow-white cleavelandite which adds a striking contrast. Cleavelandite by the way occurs only on this very specimen and clearly sets it aside from the rest of the pocket. Some rough edges on liddicoatite and quartz are probably contact induced rather than damage. A truly outstanding piece of fabulous and unusual aesthetics!
As a rare mineralogical feature this specimen is a half open, half closed smoky quartz gwindel of superb quality. This specimen is even a floater which makes it utterly unique. Unfortunately at the bottom right corner there is a small damage that luckily is not visible from the frontside. Aside of that, this piece is in perfect condition, free of cracks and completely limpid. Truly outstanding!
Yes, its small, but what a lovely specimen this is! The sceptre head prominently rests on the thinner body and impresses with great quality: superb luster and a colorless, transparent crystal. What at first sight looks like some impurities inside the crystal is in fact mostly due to the phantom of the original crystal that has been overgrown by the sceptres head. This is a small beauty that seems to exceed its physical size by far!
This specimen has the best aesthetics you can look for. The crystal of this specimen has a remarkable size of 1.2 x 1.2cm and is 0.5cm thick.There is some very tiny edge wear on the back of the crystal, but this does not detract the specimen at all and is not visible from the front side.