Five elongated quartz crystals are fanning out like shiny white fingers. Especially the largest crystal is heavily supported by black sphalerite which provides the perfect contrast and spectacular aesthetics! The single quartz fingers are at closer inspection clusters of hundreds of small crystals which makes for a fantastically lovely surface. A sparkling, 3-dimensional sculpture that is perfect on all sides and rich in so many beautiful details!
A large cluster of brilliant scalenohedral calcite that is crystallized on all sides. Only the bottom is contacted, the rest is all complete and in near perfect condition. Several doubly terminated crystals, the largest of which is 12.5 cm long(!), are sitting atop a more massive but evenly sparkling calcite body. The mostly transparent crystals are milky white at the inside but intensively orange-brown "cognac" colored at the completely gemmy edges. An imposing, characteristic specimen for the famous Elmwood Mine, one of the worlds best localities for high class calcite!
This fluorite is pretty untypical for the location and actually I was surprised when I saw it the first time. Though, I had no other idea on my own! I got this in trade from Martin Gruell, a well-known and educated collector of fluorites in Austria, who has confirmd the location. It has great aesthetics and shows very intense purple color under lights! Except a small contact, it is pristine all around!
The thick, blocky stibnite crystals on this specimen are quite characteristic for the Cisma Mine. Still, this classic old European piece has exceptionally fine aesthetics. The metallic black stibnite is gracefully arranged on a contrasting white barite matrix of perfect proportion. While the backside is somewhat contacted, the front is completely unharmed and nicely crystallized all over. Very 3-dimensional and statuesque!
A nicely balanced combination of pyrite and galena that stands out in a very beautiful and aesthetic way. Holding it in hands it immediately emanates a worthy feeling of high quality and appealing looks. While the golden pyrite is straight and harmonic, the galena is excessively modified and magnificently fascinating. Smaller white calcite crystals are adding nice accents. This specimen has no visible damage at all. An incredibly nice choice!
Size, color and perfection of this single spinel crystal are rather spectacular! The octahedron is complete and virtually flawless - consulting my loupe I find only very small chips that are insignificant and hard to identify. The crystal has no contacts and is lustrous on all eight faces. The interior needs some backlight but when provided with that it reveals a deep cherry-red color that is unusually satiated. A large and dominant marvel of pure elegance and with it's very own mysterious appeal!
A great combination of two quartz crystals, brotherly standing side by side, encompassed by multiple white adularia crystals. This whole specimen is in exceptional condition with just some microscopic edgewear on the smaller crystal and one or two contacts. Even the bottom is crystallized and a beautiful, sparkling view. With two main crystals of finest quality and many beautifully contrasting adularia, this is a magnificent piece!
A characteristic combination of snow white tabular barite on a bed of metallic stibnite. The barite comes as up to 5 cm large and around 0.7 cm thick sharp plates that are translucent to transparent with all main crystals in perfect shape. The contrast to the metallic grey, tufted stibnite is quite striking in person!There is no considerable damage here only some minor peripheral issues which are totally acceptable on a major piece like this!All in all this is a great, elegant and very classy piece from B?iu?, Romania which did not produce new specimen for many years now.
One massy, lustrous pyrite crystal ist the base for this specimen of extraordinarily nice combination and composition. Grown on this pyrite base are several beautifully modified galena crystals of brilliant quality capped in a crown of white fluorite. As you can very well see in our video, this is a 3-dimensional piece of sparkling luster. While the backside is contacted there is no actual damage to be found here. A superb piece of exceptional aesthetics!
Milpillas, one of the worlds finest sources for high class azurite specimens! This is a rather large single crystal, sharp like an arrow head, lustrous and blue. Accompanied by a smaller side-crystal it sits on a white contrasting matrix. Shape, size and quality of this crystal are nothing short of dramatic, with only minor abrasions but no damage in sight. A wonderful piece of great outline thats highly appealing in person!
Hübnerite from Peru are without question the worlds best! This stunningly beautiful specimen is agreat example for the fantastic quality the Muno Nuevo Mine produced in the recent past. Large metallic black crystals with up to 1.8 cm broad wedge shaped terminations are distributed across a rich bed of sparkling white prismatic quartz. The contrast could not be better and perfectly emphasized the single hübnerite crystals.The condition is near-perfect, some broken hübnerite are completely re-healed. An overall impressive and just marvelous specimen of world-class hübnerite on quartz!
An exceptionally attractive cabinet piece of rich green fluorite on quartz matrix! The cubical fluorites are grown over two round bulges which is better visible in our video. The green crystals are of great quality, glassy and lustrous with the intensive color that is characteristic for the locale. In between the fluorite there is some galena, developed as rock-grey octahedrons. This whole composition is definitely an eye-catcher of great size and quality!