Quartz from this remote locale is rather rare so it is even more impressive to find this doubly terminated 14 cm exemplar! The crystal is clear with only slight clouds towards the lower end. The tapered shape results in delicate striations from bottom to top which are especially beautiful on the highly lustrous front! This fine quartz is 100% flawless and of very nice quality!
This fluorite is very glassy in person, what is not very good visible on the pictures. The luster is beautiful and the edges of the crystal have a length of 2,1cm. It is perfect all around and also well crystalized at the back. Over all this is a marvelous specimen in a great condition and I was very happy to get such a good piece.
Another speicmen in combination with quartz. Very special in person!
This mushroom-shaped specimen is a fine example for the rare element of bismuth. Sharply crystallized all over the whole specimen with a bright lustrous surface, it is truly an appealing piece to look at. At closer view the surface shows a nice patina of red and blue which makes it very much alive. The crystals are 3-dimensionally composed and in perfect condition all over. An outstandingly fine specimen of the classic mineral from Germany!
A group of cubical pyrite crystals the largest of which is over 4 cm on edge from the now abandoned Racracancha mine. All crystals have a shiny golden color and nice striations on all sides as is characteristic for the finds that all occured in the last 10 years. The backside is completely contacted but the front is near perfect with just a couple of minimal abrasions. A rather rare specimen of great quality and nice visual impact!
Dal'negorsk delivered a bright viarity of different calcites. In my opinion this crystal is one of the most beautiful specimens, in question of it's shape. The second generation of smaller crystals are showing a very sharp termination with many stripes in it, what looks very lovely in person. It is a floater all around without any damage.
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.
A rich and beautiful aggregate of tabular, glassy barite on galena. The barite is of yellowish color, superbly lustrous and 3-dimensionally arranged like flower petals. This fine specimen is in 360° best condition where even the smaller crystals are undamaged. A just wonderful and elegant piece that is much better in person!
Thick and well defined tabular barite of honey yellow color on a dark brown matrix. The barite is 3-dimensionally arranged on the matrix with the largest crystal - 4.7 cm on edge and 0.9 cm thick - nicely standing out and presenting itself. All crystals show best luster and are perfectly gemmy. There is some edgewear scattered across this piece but most of which is old and rehealed. Sheer size, color and quality are a stunning combination on this rich and impressive specimen!
This floater shows unique, untamed aesthetics. The outline very well shows the larger, doubly terminated main crystal with several side-crystals and adularia that has grown all around this specimen. There is virtually no damage, one smaller break on an adularia crystal is only visible from the backside and utterly acceptable. A distinctive and fragile piece in very good condition!
Brilliant and water-clear! This is an absolutely charming yellowish topaz floater of best luster and quality. The irregular shape is enclosed by many beautiful and mirroring faces. Its edges are not quite perfect but which is not much disturbing. A jewel of exceptionally fine visual impact!
The structure of this intriguing rose quartz specimen is highly unusual. However you turn it there is always an interplay of sparkling crystals and distinct imprints of some other material that has dissolved long ago. Along the upper ridge there are even some smoky quartz crystals adding variation to the otherwise single-colored specimen. The lovely pink color is something that is exclusive for this region and rarely found even here. The condition is overall well with some contacts but no breaks. Absolutely beautiful and unusual!