Among local collectors this skeletal quartz is well known and counts as one of the best of it's kind! And that's not surprising if you see the brilliant quality and the sweeping shape! The piece is a completely etched floater with only hints left to guess the original hexagonal prisma shape. It is colorless, water-clear and with best sparkling luster on all sides! A marvel of excellent quality and condition as you can easily see in our video!
Another fluorite of high quality in combination with white quartz and barite! The piece is looking gorgeous from the front! Though, the crystal has some cleaves in the back, which is luckily not visible from the front! Therefore the piece is much lower priced and cheap for what it looks like! Very nice in person.
This is in fact a brilliant piece of Alpine titanite on matrix. It might not be the kind of "textbook" composition most people are into nowadays, but then this in nature and what incredibly beautiful crystals nature is able to yield! The main titanite is embedded in grey-white adularia, is 2.4 cm long and doubly terminated. The color is a mossy green but gets amber-brown to the terminations. A stunning twin crystal, nicely presented on a characteristic Alpine matrix. Further to the right is a side-crystal that looks just like a smaller version of the main crystal. All over this specimen is nicely crystallized and free of any damage - only some contacts at the backside. A natural piece of highest quality!
One single brookite crystal is set on a silvery rock matrix with sparkling white quartz association. The brookite is one of exceptional perfection in shape and quality alike. Even in roomlight illumination you can easily see the internal painting through the gemmy, warm brown crystal. Being 100% perfect this is an amazing piece and a rarity from the Alps!
Brilliantly glassy adularia is covering this rock matrix in a beautiful and sparkling way. While the base is a carpet of smaller adularia, the crystals increase in size the further up you look. The crown is a cluster of interlocked glassy crystals up to around 1.5 cm in diameter. Nested between the adularia is a single smoky quartz crystal as well as some tiny rutile needles. An overall appealing specimen in very best condition!
Explorations some years ago in China have lead to a find of bright golden chalcopyrite in association with siderite at a new locale, called the Kaiwu Mine. This specimen features a cluster of sharp tetrahedral chalcopyrite on a bed of lustrous brown siderite all in very good condition with only some peripheral issues. The aesthetics of this piece is exceptional and catchy. A lovely piece of great quality and appealing composition!
Two very well developed apatite crystals are stacked upon each other, distinctively showing the hexagonal crystal shape with sharp-edged bevels. Both crystals are glassy and in best shape, with beautiful hexagonal surface structures. One major feature of this apatite is the uncommon color which is a light yet definitely lovely violet that gives way to a darker greenish towards the right side, where byssolite inclusions reach into the crystals. This right side is generally rougher - maybe originally contacted - but all crystallized and perfect. An outstanding piece of great quality and aesthetics!
This tourmaline from Afghanistan is of highest quality, gemmy, limpid and lustrous. The color is a slight blue with a pink termination that is flawless and perfectly modified, showing nine sharp faces. This is a textbook crystal of exceptional elegance and beauty!
A number of colorful tourmalines are cluttered across the front face of a translucent pyramidal quartz crystal. With this rather chaotic look it might not be for everyone but it definitely is a rewarding specimen that features unusual aesthetics and high quality tourmalines! Especially the two larger crystals impress with brilliance and gemmyness and bright colors! Adding some light brings out the deep emerald green core, the gemmy yellowish zone and the bright strawberry red towards the termination.
There are a couple of repairs but all main crystals are complete and in very fine condition.
The heavy matrix of modified octahedral galena shows excellent metallic luster and sharp crystals up to 2.4 cm in diameter, associated with chalcopyrite and smaller white chalcite. Atop this towering matrix stand several white calcite scalenohedrons up to 5.5 cm long. The outer layer of these crystals is partly transparent and allows a view to the white translucent phantom that lies around 3 mm below the surface. All main crystals are in perfect condition, only the matrix shows some contacts at the back. This is an imposing piece of good quality all around!
A great outline of striking quartz crystals, all glassy, sharp and lustrous. All contacted or broken zones are completely re-crystallized, even at the bottom of this fine specimen. All over this piecer there are only few tiny chips most of which are re-healed as well. Distinctly 3-dimensional and brilliant all around. Some chlorite inclusions add a little color to the otherwise colorless, transparent piece. An enchanting quartz cluster from Hexenkopf (german for "witch's head")!
Another piece of high quality and great aesthetics! The color is ver nice and more reddish in person!